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    I've been told that the factory governor limit on these cars is 168 mph.

    My TA, before my exhaust mods and tuning listed on my signature, hit about 155 mph. (Mine is a 4 speed auto) I didn't even top the car out though, I just ran out of room to keep going. The weird thing is that in a convertible (I had the top down) everything starts to shake. As for the location where I performed this test...lets not push the issue.

    I haven't taken the car out for any top speed tests since.

    On the solent renegades car club website there is a guy with a 2000 TA 6 speed. He has modified it since he got it, but when the car was bone stock he hit the 160 mph mark while only in 5th gear. Since he hit the mark, and the speedometer doesn't go any higher, we have no way of knowing what his true speed was in 5th gear, and we can only assume his speed would have been drastically higher in 6th gear (he never shifted to 6th), assuming that the limiter wouldn't kick in (Albet it would have hit 170 mph). I don't know if the details of this adventure are still up on the site, its been a while since I've surfed it.

    In summary, our cars are freakin powerful, cars weighing over 3500 lbs hitting these speeds is crazy, and makes me proud as an owner of an ls1 F-Body.
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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
    Congrats, its not something many of us could do. What kind of power were you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    and we can only assume his speed would have been drastically higher in 6th gear (he never shifted to 6th)
    6th gear will not pull at those speeds on a stock or mostly stock car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    6th gear will not pull at those speeds on a stock or mostly stock car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    6th gear will not pull at those speeds on a stock or mostly stock car.
    My grand prix is faster than my TA in 6th gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    6th gear will not pull at those speeds on a stock or mostly stock car.
    Look, I don't have a 6 speed, I'm just telling you someone else's story from what I read from the site. But how do you know it won't hit those speeds in 6th, have you topped out a stock 6 speed?

    Can I ask if you've even gone the to solent renegades site to check it out before posting me I'm wrong?
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    Im pretty sure Luos and Shady know what they are talking about. You have to have a lot of HP and built tranny to pull those type of speeds in upper gears.. plus you cant do it on any tracks because im sure 1/4 isnt long enough.. so why try going that fast on the street... plus an a4 wont shift into 4th at wide open throttle unless you tune it out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    Congrats, its not something many of us could do. What kind of power were you running?
    what cant many of you all do? hit 140ish or outrun the cops????

    i just had a lid and loudmouth exhaust, im a little bit faster now.... its not hard to outrun the cops.. hell i did it 3 times in my old 99 v6 bird....

    cop cars are slow.. now they think they can catch anything on the road cause they have the chargers....... wow....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    6th gear will not pull at those speeds on a stock or mostly stock car.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemons12 View Post
    what cant many of you all do? hit 140ish or outrun the cops????

    i just had a lid and loudmouth exhaust, im a little bit faster now.... its not hard to outrun the cops.. hell i did it 3 times in my old 99 v6 bird....

    cop cars are slow.. now they think they can catch anything on the road cause they have the chargers....... wow....
    +1, most cops wont even pursue if your doin over 100. It also helps to have a buddy becuase then they gotta make decisions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBurgandy View Post
    Had mine to 150 then chickined..... Was hardly into sixth so id say 165 +. 00 Trans Am m6
    top speed in 6th is like 280mph..LOL...got a few 1000 hp????? top speed in 5th with 3.42s is in the low 180s unlesss your redline is raised like mine then closer to 190.........in a STOCK ws6 its in the 160 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    Look, I don't have a 6 speed, I'm just telling you someone else's story from what I read from the site. But how do you know it won't hit those speeds in 6th, have you topped out a stock 6 speed?

    Can I ask if you've even gone the to solent renegades site to check it out before posting me I'm wrong?
    Because with 6th gear being a 1:0.5 Ratio and the power band being the shaped the way it is, power just can't be put to the wheels at lower RPMs, besides, why would you shift to 6th when 5th will take you to 180+?

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    Exactly, 6th gear is an overdrive gear. I was redlining in 5th, speedometer buried, and shifted to 6th and nothing changed. I had the pedal to the metal, and had to downshift to 5th to keep the rpm's up. Just didn't have enough power to overcome wind resistance and the low gear ratio of 6th gear, and that was with a 3.73 rear gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    Exactly, 6th gear is an overdrive gear. I was redlining in 5th, speedometer buried, and shifted to 6th and nothing changed. I had the pedal to the metal, and had to downshift to 5th to keep the rpm's up. Just didn't have enough power to overcome wind resistance and the low gear ratio of 6th gear, and that was with a 3.73 rear gear.
    5th and 6th are both over drive gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    But how do you know it won't hit those speeds in 6th
    Common knowledge and physics of a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Common knowledge and physics of a car.
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    160MPH in my garage.
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    How do you do the gauge sweep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    How do you do the gauge sweep?
    The 4th gens didn't do them, at least not that I recall. Unless the cluster was going out. A problem found in 1999's more than other years.
    I had no battery (or motor) in the car for that pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    The 4th gens didn't do them, at least not that I recall. Unless the cluster was going out. A problem found in 1999's more than other years.
    I had no battery (or motor) in the car for that pic.
    Ok I didnt think our vehicles did it just wanted to make sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    +1, most cops wont even pursue if your doin over 100. It also helps to have a buddy becuase then they gotta make decisions...
    i had a buddy, and when we passed that cop that particular night, i was doing 95 when he hit the blues.. he was sitting on the side of the road.....

    wasnt much of a choice.. that one was easy

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