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View Poll Results: Whats your top speed
50-99 kmph 62 4.35%
100-149 kmph 492 34.55%
150-199 kmph 632 44.38%
200-249 kmph 167 11.73%
250-299 kmph 41 2.88%
300+ kmph 30 2.11%
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Old 7th January 2008, 21:30   #1696
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210 on a stock Corolla, means massive speedo error.
No, there is no speedo error, I keep traveling to Chennai twice a month and I hit 210kmph at many instances. But car feels very airy and scary at that speed!!
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No, there is no speedo error, I keep traveling to Chennai twice a month and I hit 210kmph at many instances. But car feels very airy and scary at that speed!!
How can you be so sure that your speedo is perfect?
Most of the stock speedos have some kind of error present and it is normal to expect it.
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would a electronically speed limited merc or beemer do 10-20kmph extra if its made to drive an extra mile or so on a slope?

edit: working late and hence thinking a lot!
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Old 7th January 2008, 22:05   #1699
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160 in my palio 1.6 on ORR, was trying to put things in perspective for an annoying esteem, was not even pushing it, no redlining or anything, tacho was reading something like 4800rpm
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Old 8th January 2008, 00:14   #1700
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Dicor 3L ! yes at 160 kmph on odo,no modifications (ITS A STOCK SUV) .
With a bit of assistance from the wind, a downward sloping terrain (and some fertile imagination?) I guess this is possible.

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Also note that Pavan Kadam wanted to hit 160 kmph with the Safari fully loaded. The tyre pressures should surely be increased, but precisely how much may depend on the manufacturer's recommendation and the tyre manufacturer's maximum pressure.
C'mon man rks - this isnt a super santro. Its a diesel truck. And its hardly what one might call aerodynamic. Any gains you get from your tyre pressure may be negated if one uses the wiper or the co-passenger burps.

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150 km/h on the Mumbai-Pune Express highway in my '95 Esteem running on LPG.

200 km/h on the bandra reclamation road on an '88 CBR 600 Hurricane.
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would a electronically speed limited merc or beemer do 10-20kmph extra if its made to drive an extra mile or so on a slope?

edit: working late and hence thinking a lot!
Well, if you were accelerating downhill, using the engine's power wholly, till 248 kmph (the limited top speed), the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) will send a signal to the ECU, cutting fuel/ignition, until you reach below, say 240. The Indian Vtec does the same at 185 (true speed) and cuts off till you reach 180 again.

The question is, if you accelerate till 247 kmph, and then go downhill with your foot off the gas, will you cross 248? No, because engine braking will slow you down instantly. However if you shift to neutral, yes, you will.

edit: studying late and thinking a lot of useless things!
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C'mon man rks - this isnt a super santro. Its a diesel truck. And its hardly what one might call aerodynamic. Any gains you get from your tyre pressure may be negated if one uses the wiper or the co-passenger burps.
The recommendation to increase tyre pressures when driving at high speeds (especially at full load) is not just for performance, but also to ensure that the tyre does not get overheated due to excessive sidewall deformation. If one is consistently hitting high speeds with low tyre pressures, the tyre life will come down and the danger of tyre burst is higher.
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Old 12th January 2008, 11:45   #1704
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well the top speeds i have achieved on my cars till date
fiat 125kmph
zen 140kmph
old esteem 150kmph
esteem mpfi 175kmph
wagonr 145kmph
Honda City 185kmph

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Karizma modded 140kmph
Rxz 5speed 145kmph
Gsxr1000 210kmph
rd 350 165kmph
honda 1000r 240kmph
busa 200kmph but 100kmph in 1st was amazin
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Old 12th January 2008, 11:50   #1705
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i touch 175 Kph on the mumbai pune express way on a OHC 1.3, the car is really good, was wonderin wat if i had the OHC VTEC one maybe 200 then!!!
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Power boosters supply compressed air into the engine. They are added inside the air intake vent of the engine. You get increased the output power by 5-10 BHP (not sure on the figure,but definetley notice the difference) with a little hole on FE. Cost me 800 each, for two. I heard from MAS that we get two for Esteem and zen engine and one of M800 & family.

One benefit i see is that i can cruise along in 5th where i had shift to 4th earlier. Also with AC, the pickup is good.
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Old 14th January 2008, 16:28   #1707
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hmmm....i touched 135 K yesterday at Sikar bypass in Rajasthan in my 97 Esteem and it started to wobble..the road was visible for several kilometers in the bright sunlight and was as good as a runway...

PS : got the balancing done, alignment of all four tyres, got front tyres changed yesterday evening only.

Btw, what is the maximum a stock Carb esteem can hit ?
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115 Kmph in stock 5 year old Yamaha RX135

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I touched 122kmph in my Getz Prime 1.1 on the Bengalooru-Mysooru highway. Any other Getz speeds out here?

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I touched 122kmph in my Getz Prime 1.1 on the Bengalooru-Mysooru highway. Any other Getz speeds out here?

NMA
NMA, just curious as to how you determined it was 122 & not 125 - or 120?
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