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tazzracing1
04-10-2006, 10:54 PM
I was wondering how fast some of use have dared to go??

03slidewayzSVT
04-10-2006, 11:49 PM
How about you TAZZ?????????????????????

SuperG
04-11-2006, 08:25 AM
I got her up to 110...then the hood started warbling! I don't think those nostrils are too aerodynamic!

03 cobra toy
04-11-2006, 03:23 PM
169 @ The Texas Mile

http://www.texasmile.com/

puzzle13
04-11-2006, 08:14 PM
135 in 4th and she was just getting started!:rotf:

tazzracing1
04-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I went and buried the speedo the other day just to say I tried it and still had plenty left. I not sure after buring the needle. The road I was on is straight as an arrow and no side streets and out on the boondocks. I thought the car felt very stable still. I now I will not do it again once was enough just see what it would do.

InfamousSVT
04-11-2006, 09:59 PM
I've been up to around 145, but that's a one time thing for me. I don't plan on doing any high speed runs like that on the highway anymore.

nckissfan
04-11-2006, 10:28 PM
I've been up to around 145, but that's a one time thing for me. I don't plan on doing any high speed runs like that on the highway anymore.
that's why you're always having that thing in the shop:p

Playtme
04-11-2006, 11:52 PM
I went and buried the speedo the other day just to say I tried it and still had plenty left. I not sure after buring the needle. The road I was on is straight as an arrow and no side streets and out on the boondocks. I thought the car felt very stable still. I now I will not do it again once was enough just see what it would do.
That would surely have snapped that magnum drivers head from the other day! We were only doing about 110 then.

Joe

ausie
04-12-2006, 08:24 AM
Considering the distance beyond 160 the indicator went my guess would be in the neighborhood of 175 and I had one more gear to use. I had no intentions of finding out how fast it would bo beyond that which was more than I expected. However, it was interesting to see that GTO dissapear in the distance behind me. :rolleyes: That would be a good guess of the speed but not something I will do any time soon.

EThorpe
04-12-2006, 12:29 PM
Just over the 140 mark, I wanted to push it a little more, but it's just too damn scary without a rollcage and some better saftybelts.

97CasperCobra
04-12-2006, 02:36 PM
a lil over the 140mph mark in Larry's(TwiceBitten) Cobra R. :D

....he TOLD me to do it. :thumbsup:

tazzracing1
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
SuperG I never had any movement in my 97 and had it to 130 a couple of times.

tazzracing1
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
playtme

How was the vacation? I had to try it on the deserted road. Where we were at would have been a bad place,But it would have been good.

bolt-on
04-15-2006, 12:45 PM
135 MPH at Road America. Fuel cut-off occurs at 7200 RPM according to my tachometer. With 3.73 rear gears and a T-45 transmission in 4th gear at 7000 RPM, 135 MPH is it. 5th gear is useless at that speed as the .67 ratio is a highway cruising gear. The car actually slows if you shift to 5th as the engine is not making enough power to overcome the loss in mechanical advantage. Thomas Moran was hitting 165 MPH :eek: on the same straight in their heavily modified 99 Cobra equipped with a T-56 six speed transmission. The Ford GT's were running about 175 MPH just before the braking zone for Turn 1. Road America is 3.9 miles around with three very fast (triple digit) sections.

ausie
04-16-2006, 12:32 PM
Considering the distance beyond 160 the indicator went my guess would be in the neighborhood of 175 and I had one more gear to use.
If I add (or subtract) the percent error due to the different size tire (275/35-18) at the time I burried the needle, actual speed is close to 169 which is assuming that the speedo has any accuracy beyond 100mph. Another reason why I went back to the stock sized wheels and tires so I do not get pulled over for speeding even if my speedometer says otherwise. No matter how you look at it, once you go beyond 120mph it becomes a different world especially when you think you maxed it out and there is till more power left to continue. At least I was able to keep all 4 wheels on the ground. I would certainly hate to go airborne.

sssvtcobra
04-16-2006, 05:36 PM
About the 135mph mark, on a deserted road with no side roads coming in, and a spotter on the other end, and 2 way radios. It got there pretty quick, and it felt pretty stable compared to my '94 GT that I had going that speed once. I would like to try it again, and see what I can get her up to. But since my insurance dropped $205 dollars a month :bounce: :eek: , I'm finding myself driving the "posted" speed limit.

WarpathRacing
04-16-2006, 10:35 PM
135 on I-95 in Virginia.. for about 30 miles

ausie
04-17-2006, 08:02 AM
I would say I have slowed down considerably since I have been going to the local drag strip. I basically lost the urges to pursue high speeds on the highway but I will every now an then open it up as long as there is not traffic to contend with.

tazzracing1
04-18-2006, 12:19 PM
I had to try it once. I know the feeling is awsome but will not do it again. I do how ever want to try the 1/4 mile this summer.

ausie
04-20-2006, 08:01 AM
once you have it is hard not to do it again. Best if done on a closed course or track at least that way the road surface and or driving conditions would be safe enough to push the envelope. Highways are not a safe avenue to push the car to its maximum potential due to uncontrolled conditions like animals, debris, traffic, or worse. The same goes for a closed course but at least there are spotters and EMH personnel available in case a catastrophe were to occur. As for the quarter mile, that has its issues as well (loss of control or other driver loosing it wheather it be mechanical failure or driver error).

The quarter mile is alot of fun and I would recommend that to anyone who wants to race. I sure would like to take on a closed road coarse too. Also taking the safety and driving class for road course racing would be cool too.

blk04cobra1
04-20-2006, 09:25 AM
When the car is running, I very rarely dont see 120+ when I take it out...I dont speed often, but a few quick blasts and I get my fix :thumbsup: ...damn thing just gets up there so fast, it's hard not to want to let off the gas :rotf:

beerkat
04-27-2006, 09:55 AM
I have hit a 140mph at VIR on the full course. I have hit a 120 several times on the street, but try not to do that to often.

johnbasf
04-28-2006, 06:42 PM
160 at LMS

Twice Bitten
04-29-2006, 10:51 AM
156.5 @ the Texas Mile in the Cobra R. :thumbsup:
146 at Texas World Speedway doing an DE event in the GT, I think my instructor had a woody on the front straight :rotf:

I plan on doing the Tx Mile this fall with the GT and the '03, I should see some really high speeds then, probably past 180 :thumbsup:

redsnake99
04-30-2006, 10:01 AM
Whistler has been at 145 a few times at VIR, on track. 140+ at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

The fastest I've ever hit a tire wall is 110, backwards.

:D

95Cobra
05-11-2006, 06:42 PM
Over 160....that was Before the Procharger.

svtmc-g
05-28-2006, 06:02 PM
I'm a moron...I like high speeds...I buried the needle in my Cobra...that's not the moron part

I also buried the needle in my 03 Honda Element...seriously...a toaster...going 120+...it handled great actually
and buried the needle in my 93 Z28(for 28 miles), my 02 Civic Si, and even the worn out(haha)86 Pontiac Station wagon...with woodgrain decals down the side(peeling off)and no mufflers!!HAHAHAHAHAHA

Those are the moron parts

I also once ran to Houston from here(to see in-laws) in my 96 4 door civic at a solid 125 for about 6 hours straight during the trip...minus gas stops and highway changes and food...THAT was fun...we had a convoy going with a bunch of Z71 Chevys! They put us(my wife and I) in between them

97cobrasvtinkc
07-12-2006, 02:07 AM
I had mine up to 145mph in 4th gear, but unfortunately it's really hard to find a good straight away that is clear of idiot drivers and long enough to get the car up to 152 mph (which according to SVT is top speed for my car).....at least until i remove the speed governor :D) where I live at.

Once I get a chip in, a cold air kit, bigger MAF Sensor, put on JBA headers, underrive pulleys, and get it all tuned to the new exhaust I put on, I will have the speed governor removed when it gets tuned. Then I should be able to hammer 165 or 170 I would think. We shall soon find out.

I know I have to be real careful where and when I do that though, cause around here it's an automatic 3 days in jail, plus the ticket goes on my driving record if I get caught, cause they won't allow me to amend it to a non-moving violation, and on top of that, it's like a $1,000 fine for public endangerment, plus driving school. Damn legal beagles can't let no one have any fun.

Andrew

97cobrasvtinkc
07-12-2006, 02:15 AM
I also once ran to Houston from here(to see in-laws) in my 96 4 door civic at a solid 125 for about 6 hours straight during the trip...minus gas stops and highway changes and food...THAT was fun...we had a convoy going with a bunch of Z71 Chevys! They put us(my wife and I) in between them

In August of 2004, I left Denver, Colorado at 1:00 PM Central Time, and arrived in the Kansas City, Missouri city limits at approximately 7:59 pm. I was driving my 4 door 1991 Honda Civic with a 1.5 Liter 4 cylinder, equipped with a 5 spd manual transmission. 650 miles in 6 hours and 59 minutes. Avg speed was 92.89 miles per hour, but most times I was doing about 130 mph. This includes a stop in Hayes, Kansas for gas, bathroom, and McDonald's. Needless to say my dad was royally ticked, because until then he held the family record for fastest transit time between KC and Denver. Now I hold it. Hehehehe.

ausie
07-13-2006, 07:29 AM
I had mine up to 145mph in 4th gear, but unfortunately it's really hard to find a good straight away that is clear of idiot drivers and long enough to get the car up to 152 mph (which according to SVT is top speed for my car).....at least until i remove the speed governor :D) where I live at.

Once I get a chip in, a cold air kit, bigger MAF Sensor, put on JBA headers, underrive pulleys, and get it all tuned to the new exhaust I put on, I will have the speed governor removed when it gets tuned. Then I should be able to hammer 165 or 170 I would think. We shall soon find out.

I know I have to be real careful where and when I do that though, cause around here it's an automatic 3 days in jail, plus the ticket goes on my driving record if I get caught, cause they won't allow me to amend it to a non-moving violation, and on top of that, it's like a $1,000 fine for public endangerment, plus driving school. Damn legal beagles can't let no one have any fun.

Andrew
I thought at most if you go over twice the posted speed limit is automatic loss of license. In other words I would hate to find out any penalties one would incure from excess speed. I am not fond of wrist bracelets or shackles nor would I want to loose my car either.

Eric_red94
07-13-2006, 10:54 AM
121mph in the quarter mile. Had my old 94 cobra that I sold up to 135 back when it was new (and I was young and stupid), on a freeway.