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Old 07-13-2006, 12:22 AM
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So ya im just curious this T6 im picking up friday will it honestly do 155 mph? If there was no governor will it do faster stock?
 
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:04 AM
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I think the computer shuts it down at like 113 to 115.
 
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:41 AM
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OH no tech, Ive cruised well over 130 mph............Or atleast thats what the odometer says when i was going that fast....
 
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:51 AM
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yeah i have had mine up to almost one-fourty
 
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:55 AM
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I thought in U.S. T6 governed @ 130, but without governor (Euro ed) will do about 155 ? Guess I'll have to find out for myself...or anyone know how to disable governor? Thanks.
 
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i've done 130 and it didn't cut ou that point. The governor is within the computer. It will either shut fuel or shut spark off at a pre-set speed.
 
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:08 AM
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I think that the govenor was set at 150, i read it somewhere online...
 
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:47 PM
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Just picked up mine yday in Grand Rapids and its so much fun! I got it to 120 in a hurry very quick car...but then there was traffic so sooner or later I'll top it out and finally find out how fast it really can go...
 
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:37 PM
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I hope you guys have speed rated tyres on those s80s as I truly doubt that the original tyres are still installed. IE: you had better have at least V rated tyres if you are traveling 130 MPH or so. On the same subject, you you truly believe that the stock brakes are going to scrub off speed when you are traveling that speed??
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:59 PM
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I doubt they are speed rated for that high, and normally, people go that fast when there are no cars on the highway, IE: on the highway late at night..
 
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:54 AM
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even if a tire isn't speed rated, for example a H rating, doesn't mean it can't hit a high speed for a small duration in time. The speed rating is adversely effected by time and heat which build pressure on the tire due to rate of expansion and friction.

Also you really shouldn't be doing anything such as driving 130 on a freeway, it is very easy to mis-calculate angle of drive at higher speeds. For example, hitting a bump that makes your hand jerk the wheel, will cause a big change in direction the car will travel then if you hit it at say 70. You will have less time therefor to redirect during a mishap. Pick a very rural road you are very familiar with. Here in norcal, I have discovered such roads and become good friends with the residents and let them know if I will be riding my motorcycle or doing anything like testing a car out on the road adjacent to their home. Safety first.
 
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:44 AM
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i have always have had the exteramly nice tires on my vehicals
 
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:18 AM
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which tires do you use?
 
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:40 AM
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In every forum I visit, whether its Volvo, BMW, or motorcycles, someone will mention doing speeds that are way over the speed limit. Then you have the few guys that go "you shouldn't be doing that speed on public roads." They are right. Sure doing those speeds are stupid, unsafe, and immature...but as long as they make cars/bikes with globs of horsepower, there will be those that test that power. So....to answer your question...mine did over 130mph when i got on it. She floats nicely...and was able to avoid bumps here in Norcal! I do not encourage those who break the law. It really does take just a minor slip up to f up your life or someone elses. Please drive responsibly.
 
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