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This is a discussion on Top Speed? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by JWSmythe I'm not confessing to anything, but a regular '98 TransAm did very well passing through 150, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWSmythe View Post
    I'm not confessing to anything, but a regular '98 TransAm did very well passing through 150, even with the drivers window open. It felt like it was pushing down. Some cars get light approaching 100. The F-bodies don't seem to at all.

    You really need a lot of road at those speeds. 150 mph = 220 feet per second. 200mph = 293 feet per second. At 150 mph, you'll go a mile every 24 seconds. At 200mph, you'll go a mile every 18 seconds. It'll take more than 10 seconds to stop too, so you not only have to stay in your lane, but drive way ahead of yourself. There isn't much room for swerving, so you'd better pray no stray animals (or worse) wander into the road. Speeds like that are better for speedways than highways. Not that I don't like having the ability to do it if I wanted, I just don't recommend it.
    I wouldnt recommend it either, but i am not going to deny that it wasnt fun. I have been faster on a bike and its totally different, 172 to be exact. That was scary.

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    I've had my 99 m6 up to 158mph and i ran outta rode it was scary though ears popped and the rear carpet started flying up lol but it was all an adrenaline rush though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabluels1 View Post
    Maybe you guys can help me with this since I haven't done it yet. Whats the top speed that a stock WS6 can do before redline/governer goes on? I been told from 145-160...does anyone know it exactly or what have you guys had your cars up to?
    I got my 98 Trans Am up to 155 MPH before it hit gov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    Nah i just really don't want to have killing my friends in a car wreck and me living on my conscience, i would probably kill myself if that happened
    I have a friend couple years back borrowed someone's 99ss m6 was going pretty fast arguing with his girl and the way she tells what happen is he went to down shift from 6 to 4 pulled 2nd by mistake dumped the clutch and spun out went backward into the gaurd rail they both went throu the t tops she got a little messed up an by alittle I mean broken arm ribs and fractured skull he didin't make it. The point I'm tryin to make is don't show off or rage drive with someone in your car if it was the other way around he would have to live with that forever. I miss my friend and will never have him back this doesn't stop me from drivin like a dick when I'm by myself I think I know my boundaries but I never want someone else to get hurt cause I was showing off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Customta98 View Post
    I got my 98 Trans Am up to 155 MPH before it hit gov.
    it will show 155..since the speedo maxes out..but its really 165ish somewhere in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    it will show 155..since the speedo maxes out..but its really 165ish somewhere in there
    Really, i did not know that hmm no wonder why it felt so fast. By the way just so everyone knows I only did this when I first got my car (in 2003 when I was 18 young and dumb lol) and no longer drive that fast just dont want to lose my car to the cops or the road or hurt anyone for that matter. I would like to find a really long track where I could do this again but untill then I will only speed a little. Oh and thanx for the info Shady Milkman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabluels1 View Post
    Maybe you guys can help me with this since I haven't done it yet. Whats the top speed that a stock WS6 can do before redline/governer goes on? I been told from 145-160...does anyone know it exactly or what have you guys had your cars up to?
    I went over 145 last night when killing a 07 GT Mustang and I was still pulling pretty good but I had to back off because I was about to start to shit my pants

    I am 100% stock 98 A4 T/A

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons12 View Post
    i made a comment on that in my post...


    i was running from a cop and i hit about 140ish or so.. my ttops seemed as if they were about to fly off.. MASSIVE amounts of air were coming through.. i turned off, and continued running.. got away

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    I think the fastest one on record is 162, car&driver 99. They probably ran out of road lol. 167 is reasonable.

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    important components/mods for safety above 150mph?

    what are the most important (aside from tires) components/mods for safety above 150mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossho View Post
    what are the most important (aside from tires) components/mods for safety above 150mph?
    Anything that has to do w/handeling and braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossho View Post
    what are the most important (aside from tires) components/mods for safety above 150mph?
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    The speed limiter in a late model WS6 T/A is set to 159mph.

    Several years ago I made a high speed run on Christmas morning just after sunrise. I had chosen a particular strip of highway because it was level, straight, and well-maintained. I picked Dec 25th at sunrise because it's the lowest traffic period I can think of.

    I used a laptop running AutoTap to record the run. Just hit the spacebar and go. No distractions.

    Damn thing is, I go through all the trouble & risk to record a speed run, and hit the speed governor that was supposed to have been removed by the guy who programmed my PCM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike0202 View Post
    I think the fastest one on record is 162, car&driver 99. They probably ran out of road lol. 167 is reasonable.
    C&D published 163 MPH governered speed limit was reached in a ragtop 30th WS6 T/A (M6) in the 8/99 issue. The identically equipped SS ragtop only mustered 160MPH limited by drag. At this speed, "Ram Air" does add a few ponies.

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    coming back to jacksonville from the dfw area i did a flatout run on highway 175. i had my gps unit on the dash and hit 180mph and it was scary. felt like it had more but i got nervous lol
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    180 with 4.10's?

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    180 with 4.10's?
    no it was before my 4.10s.

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