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    I haven't had the Hawk over 115 yet. Had my 2000 SS up to 135 once. These cars get up to those speeds so fast, you really need to make sure you are aware of the speed and surroundings.

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    178 mph speedo reading .... on my gixxer

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    I have been 135 but it was a really windy day so I didnt want to test my luck. Now I have the limiter taken off but speedo only goes up to 150 ............

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    Ive been to 147 before. I thought the car seemed a little limited though, my guess was because the big "air dam" headlights were up? How much faster do yall go with your headlights down? I can never find a place to do it in the daylight, so at night, im definatley going to have my lights on. I raced a dodge neon srt-4 sat. night from about 70 to 140. As soon as i got to 140 its like it started accelerating a lot slower. Tell me what you guys thing about the headlights, im really interested to know how fast it will go with them down. Thanks, Justin

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    I feel the same way about'em. I've almost considered a fixed headlight getup, but I think it'd take away from the styling.

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    I hit 150 in my 2000 Z28 a4 could have gone faster but ran out of road.


    Drag limited at 158 MPH

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx77015ls1
    I hit 150 in my 2000 Z28 a4 could have gone faster but ran out of road.


    Drag limited at 158 MPH
    What does "drag limited" mean exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shpoone
    What does "drag limited" mean exactly?
    Drag limited = need more power, aero drag is too much.
    Electronically limited = computer cuts you off
    Governed = computer or mechanical thingy cuts you off
    Redline limited = need longer gear, bumping into redline

    Examples:
    Our cars are Drag limited to around 165-170 in 5th gear (with limiters removed).
    Our cars are Electronically limited to 157-162 in stock form.
    Our cars are Governed at 157-162 by the computer in stock form.
    Our cars are Redline limited in 4th gear (so we use 5th).

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    ...and FWIW:

    I make it a point to top out any vehicle I drive, assuming I have an opportunity. So yeah, I've gone 150+ in several different cars over the years, and well over 100 in various vans and SUV's.

    My experience with 4th gen Fbody's is limited to my own '98 Z28 with a stock motor and 4.10 gears (stupid previous owner, I hate short rearends). I've bumped the limiter (~160) a few times in 5th, which happens to be right about at redline, though I can't say exactly since I'm not looking at the tach at those speeds. In 6th I've had it up as high as 148...was still pulling slightly, so maybe with a couple more miles I could have touched 150? In any case the only reason I can get that far in 6th is the accursed 4.10's, otherwise it would be more like 140. Incidentally, 6th in my stock-gearing C5 saw 151 and still pulling, so I guess there is a huge aero advantage to the vette (174 in 5th).

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    just a smidge under 160 before running out of road... would've liked to see if we were going to hit some sort of limiter but coming up on the turn we were headed for I didnt wanna be doing over 100 thats for sure so I started hitting the brakes a bit...

    Yes my needle burries at 155 like the rest... buy my buddies bike goes well over 200... God I wish I had bought crotch rocket rather than a cruiser.. course I woulda killed myself 5 times by now....

    Well Oh well they're both in the damn garage until spring now...

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    top speed

    the top speed on an LS1 with the "z" rated tires is not governed. It is estimated at 165 bone stock on a ws6 or ss. The governer that is set at 155 is not on the LS1's, it is on all of the German made cars because that is the speed limit or restriction on the autobahn. The governer is set so low on the f-bodies with non-z rated tires because they come with "t" speed rated tires which can only maintain a top speed of 118mph safely.

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    I have a '97 with an M6 and 2.73s (go ahead and ask, I answer why all the time)
    From my experience I dont' know how fast I was going but after about 160 where the needle hits the stopper I increased about 1500-1700 rpm, my needle twisted on the shaft so when I came down the needle hit the bottom stopper while I was still doing about 25-30. Factory M6 Z's don't have a limiter, and T/As I don't know, I know I raced a 97 T/A once that was limited to 130 but it changed in 98. They didn't limit the M6 cars because they don't have sufficient power to excede the z-tire rating, anyone who has one knows you stick it in 6th at 140+ and you have virtually NO pull if you're stock. I wish I knew how fast I was going that time though, I felt bad afterwards, but I was PISSED that night, and nothing cools you off like beatin the hell out of the Z

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    I dont know if we were still picking up speed or not i didnt look at my rpm just saw that i was goin 155 and had the t-tops off lol
    The funny thing about it is we blew past a state tooper and he didnt move.
    I dont know is he said forget it their going too fast or he blinked LOL

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    Cut down a tire at 160 mph in one of these plastic and tin death-traps?? Hit a chunk of debris on the highway at 165 mph??? Throw a rod through the block and pour oil over the rear wheels at 160 mph??? I have no HANS device, roll cage, fire supression system, 5 point harness or a spotter in a helicopter to insure the road is clear...therefore...I do the speed limit. My foot did slip once and I couldn't get it un-stuck from the throttle and and I started going fast....130 mph. The car shook and wobbled....tire out of balance or something.

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