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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:10 pm 
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I did 215 in mine once. Traffic is very scary at that speed.


TRAFIC! i dont think you would want to be doing thoes sorts of speeds in "traffic"


Well by traffic I meant cars on the freeway, was pretty quiet, but i went around 2 or 3 cars, then freaked out and slammed the brakes back down to like 100 :p
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:22 pm 
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I just replaced my tailshaft with a bit of wood and now I can do 250km/h in school zones.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:56 pm 
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I think the speed limiter should be renamed "damage that can be caused by idiots" limiter. There are VERY few reasons to remove it.

It isnt there to spoil your fun. Its there because 180kph is about the limits of the hardware in the drive train. So yeah, if you do go ahead and remove it, at least upgrade the tailshaft and put a loop on it. Ive also been told that the output shaft of the auto gearboxes is weak which is another reason for the limiter (not as many manual cars have limiters from what I can tell).

And before you drive it - ask youself do you really want to go this fast? If it was considered dangerous when it was brand new, whats the risk when your doing it on engine/wheel bearings/brakes/etc that have done 1000's of k's. At the end of the day its your car and you can do what you want (even if it is illegal), but maybe you dont realise how dangerous it is.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:11 pm 
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Not to mention you shouldn't incriminate yourselves on the forums

But I agree anything anywhere near 180 is suicide
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:28 pm 
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voxace wrote:
I just replaced my tailshaft with a bit of wood and now I can do 250km/h in school zones.
ha ha ha ha did ya use varnish cos you wouldnt want the water to bow peice off wood, could snap anytime.
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:50 am 
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soulfire wrote:
I did 215 in mine once. Traffic is very scary at that speed.


Your xr6 seems to be a bit of a beast soulfire. I've nearly managed to crack the 210 mark, speedo was just creeping onto it. Might have been able to get to 215 if i had kept my foot down for a good 30 seconds or so.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:12 am 
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haha kezza, it's a hybrid ;) lol.
Nah I dunno, it has it's days. Sometimes it doesn't even like 160, other times it likes to keep going, which is why i let it that day... I'm not really a big fan of going that fast... I just wanted to know what it had in it.
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:30 pm 
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I never incriminated myself never said id 180 just curious ................there are a few privite roads on private propertys in this country u know

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:39 pm 
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I never incriminated myself never said id 180 just curious ................there are a few privite roads on private propertys in this country u know
its ok mate i am sure we have all found a privite road good for 200kph
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:11 pm 
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I did 215 in mine once. Traffic is very scary at that speed.


...and blurred!

I would pack my dacks at that speed! :oops:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:17 pm 
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Done over 200 twice, took a foto the first time. < check out my avitar. The second time had the speedo touching the plastic and decided that will do. I was surprised how well my car sat it was as though i was crusin at 80 kmh. never again though. it was all done on my uncle herberts abandoned runway of course! :D
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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:34 pm 
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I touched 195 K/mh in a Datsun 200B that had a stage 4 rally motor in it and i slightly veered around a pole in Gnagara (Pine forest) on a dirt road and lost it in a twirl of dust but luckily i stayed on my wheels and swore never to go that fast again.......on the dirt lol.


Have done 278K/mh on the back of a bike with no jeebus bar, if you ever get the chance to do that..........pass!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:27 pm 
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Does EL ghia with tickford motor have speed limited?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:07 pm 
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Does EL ghia with tickford motor have speed limited?


i would say yes becuase i would assume they're all autos. BTR4 spds aren't desinged to go over 180 without a trans cooler.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:08 pm 
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Shouldn't do; has the xr6 running ghia :p (get it, gear? :p)
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