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Post by Azrael » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:27 pm

PureLife wrote:
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Nychold wrote: My favorite part is how, right near the end, both cars were going 120+, and STILL had another gear to go! :lol: x 100
Yeah lol but it actually looks like he downshifts to 4th at 120 :DD
My 4th in the BMW is good until 135 or so.

Subaru on the other hand ... 105. Oh yeah. :lol:
The gearing in my car:
1st to 43
2nd to 69
3rd to 100
4th to 144
5th to ~177
6th is useless for top speed
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Post by DocPHD » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:34 am

Azrael wrote:The gearing in my car:
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6th is useless for top speed
is that a governer chip reason or a lack of road straight/long/without-traffic enough reason?

EDIT: btw, it's rated to top out at 198
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Post by eaglecatcher » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:41 am

DocPHD wrote:
Azrael wrote:The gearing in my car:
...
6th is useless for top speed
is that a governer chip reason or a lack of road straight/long/without-traffic enough reason?

EDIT: btw, it's rated to top out at 198
that's because there isn't enough power to keep accelerating with that gear, with all the resistance it faces at those speeds.
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Post by Azrael » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:34 am

eaglecatcher wrote:
DocPHD wrote:
Azrael wrote:The gearing in my car:
...
6th is useless for top speed
is that a governer chip reason or a lack of road straight/long/without-traffic enough reason?

EDIT: btw, it's rated to top out at 198
that's because there isn't enough power to keep accelerating with that gear, with all the resistance it faces at those speeds.
Precisely, 6th is a second OD gear with my 1:1 in 4th... Car will still accelerate in 5th, but up to the top of 4th it is a rocketship. BTW there is no governer on my car... :twisted:
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Post by DocPHD » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:51 am

Azrael wrote:Precisely, 6th is a second OD gear with my 1:1 in 4th... Car will still accelerate in 5th, but up to the top of 4th it is a rocketship. BTW there is no governer on my car... :twisted:
hmm i'm starting to think the same for my car... I've hit 150 and no auto-shutdown... I wonder what that's like? :lol:
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Post by Johnf514 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:59 am

DocPHD - I had my 1999 Camaro V6 5-speed up to 130+ (past the speedometer) and did not hit a governor. Only reason I stopped was a patch in the left-rear tire had me worried of a blow-out. :P
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Post by DocPHD » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:14 am

Johnf514 wrote:DocPHD - I had my 1999 Camaro V6 5-speed up to 130+ (past the speedometer) and did not hit a governor. Only reason I stopped was a patch in the left-rear tire had me worried of a blow-out. :P
gee. do Camaros even have govs? :lol:
wait... must be an option
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Post by Azrael » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:13 am

DocPHD wrote:
Johnf514 wrote:DocPHD - I had my 1999 Camaro V6 5-speed up to 130+ (past the speedometer) and did not hit a governor. Only reason I stopped was a patch in the left-rear tire had me worried of a blow-out. :P
gee. do Camaros even have govs? :lol:
wait... must be an option
Actually his V6 should have had a governor, as GM put them on any car without the Z-Rated tires (even some of the Z28's and B4C cars with the LS1).
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Post by Johnf514 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:10 am

My thoughts exactly, Azrael. Not sure where that governor was, but I was past the 125 MPH on the speedometer. :P Maybe 135?
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