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2012-02-20 10:48:59 AM

Weenie_Boy: Factually and without any sense of entertainment whatsoever, everybody knows that the top speed of the Challenger is 150.2


I think mechanically my wrx tops out at 155ish. No idea as to what it will do actually.
 
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2012-02-20 10:51:25 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: LoneCoon: A 1989 ford probe will do 101mph. A 2000 Crown Vic will pass it with lights and sirens going much faster.


It's got a cop motor, a 4.6L Modular V8 plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks....


© obviously on a mission from god
 
2012-02-20 10:53:09 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: LoneCoon: A 1989 ford probe will do 101mph. A 2000 Crown Vic will pass it with lights and sirens going much faster.


It's got a cop motor, a 4.6L Modular V8 plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks....


Car's got a lot of pickup.
 
2012-02-20 10:54:11 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: LoneCoon: A 1989 ford probe will do 101mph. A 2000 Crown Vic will pass it with lights and sirens going much faster.


It's got a cop motor, a 4.6L Modular V8 plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks....


Crown Vic's are not all that fast.
 
2012-02-20 10:59:44 AM
He got a DUI for a .02 bac? I thought the DUI threshold was .08 bac
 
2012-02-20 11:00:51 AM
i was thinking more along the lines of
"It's amazing unfortunate he survived that crash,"
 
2012-02-20 11:07:57 AM

The Smails Kid: New rule: If you run a website for your shiatty little paper in your shiatty little town, you're required to put the state in the header area.

Whar Naperville? WHAR???


Hmm.. It's a local section of the Chicago Tribune (RTFA), and coincidentally it's just south of Chicago. Heck, I know where Naperville is, and I'm from Houston. Of course BP has offices there, and they have a Margaritaville restaurant there, but yeah, Naperville is just some shiatty small town.

/or you really need to leave your basement once in a while...
 
2012-02-20 11:12:57 AM
Imagine testing out top speed in a Super Bee and your getting up there with one of your passengers watching the odometer for verification. You spot another car way waaay up there in the fast lane and you decide to change lanes way early. You slightly ease over and your worn front tires start to squeal. It is interesting to you as your barely easing a lane change. Then you pass the other car and your whole car shakes like you've been passed by a simi. The thing that sticks in your mind though is how the other car looked like it was setting still when you went by it at over 140.

Young people do some dangerous things. Not that they own the market.
 
2012-02-20 11:25:30 AM

ErockD: He got a DUI for a .02 bac? I thought the DUI threshold was .08 bac


You would have a valid point if the limit wasn't .08
 
2012-02-20 11:27:18 AM
Impressive...most impressive
 
2012-02-20 11:31:56 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: It's got a cop motor, a 4.6L Modular V8 plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks....


Fix the cigarette lighter.
 
2012-02-20 11:44:07 AM
In 1967 had a Mustang 390 cu in, four speed with posi traction, fastback.
Speeo went up to 140, but I could only get it to do 138.
Passed everything but a gas station.
Loved that car
 
2012-02-20 11:45:35 AM
Actual "142", or TV announcer "142"

To a TV announcer, this guy was doing 165mph.

That, or the people of Arizona should have been really upset that the DPS spent so much money upgrading their Crown Vics to do 160+
 
2012-02-20 11:47:22 AM

ErockD: He got a DUI for a .02 bac? I thought the DUI threshold was .08 bac


Point 2, not point-oh 2.

FTA: Upon further investigation using equipment in the car, police discovered the man had been driving 142 mph...

What is this???
 
2012-02-20 11:49:34 AM
I heard about a '67 Impala that would run about 350. In full JATO afterburner.
 
2012-02-20 11:50:19 AM

Odd Bird: FTA: Upon further investigation using equipment in the car, police discovered the man had been driving 142 mph...

What is this???


The ECU in today's cars acts as a data recorder. The investigator can plug into it and read out how fast the car was going when it crashed, among other things. Yup, your car will happily rat you out.
 
2012-02-20 11:56:27 AM
I had my MX-5 up to 145mph.
 
2012-02-20 11:57:34 AM

Fubegra: Odd Bird: FTA: Upon further investigation using equipment in the car, police discovered the man had been driving 142 mph...

What is this???

The ECU in today's cars acts as a data recorder. The investigator can plug into it and read out how fast the car was going when it crashed, among other things. Yup, your car will happily rat you out.


Oh shat. That's going to require some research for every car I buy.
Not that I'm cruising along at 100 + or speeding in residential areas, but +10 or 15 on the highways isn't rare.
 
2012-02-20 11:59:48 AM

Vodka Zombie: I got my 4-cyl Jeep Wrangler up to 105mph.

At that speed, you kind of begin to empathize with Parkinson's patients.


Unless you were in a free-fall, i'm going to have to call bullshiat on that. All 4cyl wranglers came stock with 4.10 axles, which even on the 5spd with lower final drive would cause the engine to redline at ~85mph in 5th. And the 2.5 loses the torque battle against wind resistance long before then.
 
2012-02-20 12:02:07 PM
My '69 Dodge Charger did 151 mph. It also began rusting before I left the dealers lot.
 
2012-02-20 12:02:31 PM

ErockD: He got a DUI for a .02 bac? I thought the DUI threshold was .08 bac


0.2, not .02
 
2012-02-20 12:08:46 PM
My '05 Corolla could do 130mph. Stock.

/sits and waits for automotive enthusiasts
 
2012-02-20 12:16:52 PM

capt.hollister: My R350 people carrier can match that speed.


On the 108mph R rated factory tires? Or with the 130 limited top speed?
 
2012-02-20 12:17:03 PM

BitwiseShift: Any car can do much faster than 142. You just need the right clift (or a helicopter) to drop it off.


Errrr...no.

Terminal velocity for a car is between 110 and 125, depending on the size of the car and whether it falls flat or tumbles. Look up "Good Stuff" by Joe Jennings. People throwing all sorts of things out of aircraft.
 
2012-02-20 12:18:58 PM

StokeyBob: StokeyBob: Imagine testing out top speed in a Super Bee and your getting up there with one of your passengers watching the odometer for verification. You spot another car way waaay up there in the fast lane and you decide to change lanes way early. You slightly ease over and your worn front tires start to squeal. It is interesting to you as your barely easing a lane change. Then you pass the other car and your whole car shakes like you've been passed by a simi. The thing that sticks in your mind though is how the other car looked like it was setting still when you went by it at over 140.

Young people do some dangerous things. Not that they own the market.

Wow, the passenger is watching the odometer and timing the speed? That's hard-core! I guess that only happens with crappy 70's-80's USian cars that have speedometers that only go up to 85!

 
2012-02-20 12:24:41 PM

LoneVVolf: Vodka Zombie: I got my 4-cyl Jeep Wrangler up to 105mph.

At that speed, you kind of begin to empathize with Parkinson's patients.

Unless you were in a free-fall, i'm going to have to call bullshiat on that. All 4cyl wranglers came stock with 4.10 axles, which even on the 5spd with lower final drive would cause the engine to redline at ~85mph in 5th. And the 2.5 loses the torque battle against wind resistance long before then.


Call whatever you please, but considering I was there and I was driving the thing... Trust me. I've done much more than 85mph in 5th with no redlining.
 
2012-02-20 12:25:34 PM

simplicimus: Dead for Tax Reasons: simplicimus: colinspooky: Or more like "someone CAN survive a Charger doing 142"

My 2005 Grand Marquis can do 115, then the governor kicks in. Great car, sad Ford killed it.

My maserati does 185. I lost my license, now I don't drive

Do you find that everybody's so different, but you haven't changed?
How's life been treating you?


It's been good to me so far.
 
2012-02-20 12:25:59 PM
I once rode in a Model-A with a Lincoln motor. The speedometer went top-end, so I don't know exactly how fast we were going. I just know the telephone poles looked like a fence.
 
2012-02-20 12:28:55 PM

Vodka Zombie: I got my 4-cyl Jeep Wrangler up to 105mph.

At that speed, you kind of begin to empathize with Parkinson's patients.


Were you going down Pikes Peak, or the Grapevine?

/had a Jeep Wrangler as well. Driving at speed is like trying to carry a 4X8 sheet of plywood in a high wind.
 
2012-02-20 12:29:46 PM

LoneVVolf: All 4cyl wranglers came stock with 4.10 axles


4.56 was optional/automatic.
Not that it matters
 
2012-02-20 12:36:42 PM

NightOwl2255: capt.hollister: My R350 people carrier can match that speed.

On the 108mph R rated factory tires? Or with the 130 limited top speed?


I don"t know what they fit on the US model, but I'm not in the US... mine is listed as having a top speed of 230km/h, or 143mp/h, and the optional 19 inch tires are Z rated.
 
2012-02-20 12:38:15 PM

Random Discord: Vodka Zombie: I got my 4-cyl Jeep Wrangler up to 105mph.

At that speed, you kind of begin to empathize with Parkinson's patients.

Were you going down Pikes Peak, or the Grapevine?

/had a Jeep Wrangler as well. Driving at speed is like trying to carry a 4X8 sheet of plywood in a high wind.


Yeah. That front windshield is about as aerodynamic as a garage door.
 
2012-02-20 12:48:52 PM
So, subby was surprised that a car with a 6.1L V8 can go 142 with today's tech? Hell I bet a 4-cyl Accord will push damn near that with the governor removed!
 
2012-02-20 12:49:06 PM

dynomutt: StokeyBob: StokeyBob: Imagine testing out top speed in a Super Bee and your getting up there with one of your passengers watching the odometer for verification. You spot another car way waaay up there in the fast lane and you decide to change lanes way early. You slightly ease over and your worn front tires start to squeal. It is interesting to you as your barely easing a lane change. Then you pass the other car and your whole car shakes like you've been passed by a simi. The thing that sticks in your mind though is how the other car looked like it was setting still when you went by it at over 140.

Young people do some dangerous things. Not that they own the market.

Wow, the passenger is watching the odometer and timing the speed? That's hard-core! I guess that only happens with crappy 70's-80's USian cars that have speedometers that only go up to 85!


Oops! I should have written speedometer. All of the cars I had up until then had speedometers that went to 120, if I remember right. I'm thinking the 69 Super Bee I had went up to 140. Anyway it going over 120 sold me as I peered in the window on the used car lot.

I'm okay with one that tops out at 85 now, I think. Still leaves me lots of room.
 
2012-02-20 12:55:51 PM
My 95 Accord 4 cylinder got to 120 before I got scared and slowed down. It was still climbing. I swear it felt like it kicked in to a hidden 6th gear at 115.
 
2012-02-20 01:05:51 PM
"That thing got a hemi in it?"
"You mean the parking lot? Yup"

HAMMERTOE: Got my '05 6-cyl. mustang up to 125 before I chickened out. Still plenty of pedal left.


One wonderful evening in So Cal, I had my '86 GT in a three-car draft on I-210 from the 57 to Arcadia with a calculated (Tire dia, gear ratio, tach) MPH of 165. Assuming the Tach was accurate, and there was no clutch slip of course. The speedo only went to 85. Still had plenty of pedal left there too, but the car was at its aerodynamic limit for the power of the engine. The next purchase was a 200MPH speedo. THAT is a car I miss.

\also once had a motorhome to 100MPH. Interesting feeling.
 
2012-02-20 01:08:01 PM

simplicimus: colinspooky: Or more like "someone CAN survive a Charger doing 142"

My 2005 Grand Marquis can do 115, then the governor kicks in. Great car, sad Ford killed it.


My 2002 Peterbilt 379X can do that in 17th gear with a loaded trailer...."More warp Speed Mr Scott"
 
2012-02-20 01:14:02 PM
iWhy do so many murderous lunatics become cops ? Is it possible that young people who badly want to become cops are precisely the people who should not be hired as cops?


Wow. Way to generalize. Sure, I work with a few guys who are questionable, but most of us are good guys doing a tough job. I have no interest in "having power" over people. Mostly, I just want to do my 8, go home, bang my wife, have a cocktail and go to bed.

But I'm a lunatic, so what do I know?
 
2012-02-20 01:18:51 PM
I managed to get my 1974 Dodge pickup (I6) up to just over 100.
Even with the canyon helping it took a very long time to get there.
That was not one of my better ideas.
 
2012-02-20 01:20:51 PM

BitwiseShift: Any car can do much faster than 142. You just need the right clift (or a helicopter) to drop it off.


upload.wikimedia.org
I didn't know he was that tall.
 
2012-02-20 01:44:00 PM

darch: iWhy do so many murderous lunatics become cops ? Is it possible that young people who badly want to become cops are precisely the people who should not be hired as cops?


Wow. Way to generalize. Sure, I work with a few guys who are questionable, but most of us are good guys doing a tough job. I have no interest in "having power" over people. Mostly, I just want to do my 8, go home, bang my wife, have a cocktail and go to bed.

But I'm a lunatic, so what do I know?


The second half of the question was ambiguous, I agree.

But please re-read the first half. Asking why so may lunatics become cops is not the same as asking why are so many cops lunatics. I asked the former, not the latter. I have no doubt that most cops are not murderous lunatics, but I do think that many murderous lunatics become cops and this leaves me wondering why police forces don't do a better job of weeding them out. If a cadet displays a bit too much enthusiasm for the job should he/she not be inveistigated to make sure they are not the kind of lunatic who will needlessly bump a guy at 170 ?

You state that you work work with a few questionable guys. Is it not in your interest, to say nothing of the public at large, for these guys to not be on the force ?
 
2012-02-20 01:56:49 PM
You state that you work work with a few questionable guys. Is it not in your interest, to say nothing of the public at large, for these guys to not be on the force ?

When I say "questionable", I mean that they're dudes I wouldn't necessarily invite home for dinner. I in no way meant that I believe them to be "crazy". Your use of the phrase "murderous lunatics" is very telling. You meant it to incite a visceral reaction, not engender a rational discussion. Why?
 
2012-02-20 02:24:25 PM

URAPNIS: 4.56 was optional/automatic.
Not that it matters


No, it wasn't. ALL 2.5l 4cyl wranglers were stock from the factory with 4.10. The highest you could get with the 6cyl (non-rubicon) was 3.73, with the tow package. Otherwise automatics were 3.07 or 3.23, with the 3.75 tow option. The dana 30 carrier break was at 3.73, so you couldn't even get 4.56 AFTERMARKET gears without replacing the carrier.

The AMC 2.5l, even with the introduction of mpfi around '95, still only made 120hp (~5krpm), and 140ftlbs torque (~3krpm); the torque dropped off rapidly after 3k. That combined with the aerodynamics of a brick, gave it a highway top speed of 75mph ±10 depending on wind. It could actually attain a higher speed pegged in 4th, because it didn't have the power to wind up to the top of 5th against wind resistance.
 
2012-02-20 02:26:39 PM

darch: You state that you work work with a few questionable guys. Is it not in your interest, to say nothing of the public at large, for these guys to not be on the force ?

When I say "questionable", I mean that they're dudes I wouldn't necessarily invite home for dinner. I in no way meant that I believe them to be "crazy". Your use of the phrase "murderous lunatics" is very telling. You meant it to incite a visceral reaction, not engender a rational discussion. Why?


How would you describe someone who bumps a car at 170 when it isn't necessary ?

How about those who pull their guns on innocent persons and end-up shooting them ?

Or those who taser someone repeatedly when a single dose would have likely been sufficient ? Many people, myself included, have problems with heart rythm and who could die from such treatment.

I call these cops lunatics, and when they kill someone they are murderous lunatics. I wish these people were not cops as they represent a clear danger to society.

Again, I know very well that this does not describe most cops, all the more reason why the dangerous ones should be weeded out leaving only those (the majority) who can exercise proper judgment when dealing with a situation.
 
2012-02-20 03:37:21 PM
good to know, although I beat one in my unmodified 1979 Honda Civic Wagon... 1st/g cvcc FTW!!!
 
2012-02-20 04:26:37 PM
Best: finding 5 miles of perfectly flat straight paved road out in farm land. Getting some cones, closing the road and finding out just how fast a Mazda Mx 6 with a 6 speed and 2.2l turbo can go. As it turns out, roughly 130-140. At which point the front wheels kept pulling UP, and I decided it was best to slow down gracefully.

Worst: Having pulled off the highway to deal with something, I was getting ready to pull back on and decided to try the "resume" button. As it turns out, the logic in that computer is not that great. It read my current speed as 5 or so, and had the set speed at 75. The computer decided that the car was going way too slow, and floored it. ('84 bmw m5) 6 or 7 seconds later I was doing 75 and trying really hard to breath.
 
2012-02-20 04:37:26 PM
Again, I know very well that this does not describe most cops, all the more reason why the dangerous ones should be weeded out leaving only those (the majority) who can exercise proper judgment when dealing with a situation.

I wonder very much what engenders this singular-minded feeling you have about "dangerous" cops. There's GOTTA be a backstory.

Please, favor us.
 
2012-02-20 04:47:18 PM
I have had my '10 Kia Forte Koup up to 118. The Govenor kicked in because I still had another 2 gears to go. Knock Kia if you want but that car has repeatedly impressed me.

I had my '85 K-10 up to 105. That truck was indestructible when I had it, when I sold it to my ex, she managed to trash it within a few months.

I raced a Ferrari in my S-10, I had him up until he changed in to second gear. I loved the baffled look he gave me at the next light, especially when I manually rolled the window down and yelled that I let him win.

I had my '84 Caprice wagon up to 85, that car had the suspension of a sponge, anything over 75 felt like you were driving a tub of Jello. It could fit 21 people inside it though, so I never really wanted to go fast in it.

I did a 180 turn and ended up driving facing the car behind me at 85mph in my little Toyota pickup( rear rim decided it didnt really need to have a belt, or any other part of the tire and promptly exploded), that was kind of scary. The drunk marine that hit me AFTER that accident OTOH was doing 120mph, down the shoulder of I95, going back to Quantico. Flying through the air for 60-80' and sliding another 40' sucks. The permanent knee damage sucks even worse.

I still cant recall how fast we went in the barely legal Probe an ex coworker had, I just know that from the moment he stomped that pedal until the moment he let up, I was trying to be pushed through the seat and the racing harness.
 
2012-02-20 05:19:19 PM

Kahabut: ('84 bmw m5)


No such car. And the first M5's (1985) had all of 250 hp. A new V6 Mustang would stomp a mud hole in it performance wise.
 
2012-02-20 06:17:24 PM

simplicimus: colinspooky: Or more like "someone CAN survive a Charger doing 142"

My 2005 Grand Marquis can do 115, then the governor kicks in. Great car, sad Ford killed it.



www.ridgefirecompany.com

THAT BASTARD.


/additional charges of reckless driving, improper lane usage and speeding 142 mph in a 40 mph zone on top of the original charges of DUI and driving too fast for conditions
//that'll teach him
 
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