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50-99 kmph 62 4.35%
100-149 kmph 492 34.55%
150-199 kmph 632 44.38%
200-249 kmph 167 11.73%
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Old 20th June 2005, 18:22   #391
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Was on 4th overdrive. Next time I'll probably try it on 4th itself. I know why u r asking -- coz some top gears go higher than their overdrives. I think I'll find out. *Good question*.

A note on overdrives: http://www.cars.com/carsapp/national...drive_pop.tmpl
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Was on 4th overdrive. Next time I'll probably try it on 4th itself. I know why u r asking -- coz some top gears go higher than their overdrives. I think I'll find out.]
HEH ....dude and i thot 10 secs was long enough for the car to go from 150 to 160 !!!
i'll give a good break up of the speed ....

1st - shift up at 5500 (nice wheelspin shifting to 2nd )

2nd -6500rpm dats right before the limiter btw (95ks)
3rd -6500 rpm (130s)
4th - shoud fly all the way to 150 ,car takes a while till it crosses 160s @ 5000rpm i think ...

the above is the car has no passengers ...you might take more revs if the car is loaded ..

give it a try ... drive safe ...

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Old 20th June 2005, 20:35   #393
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... give it a try ... drive safe ...

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I wonder if there's a place to dyno test. The thrill of eating an Ikon 1.6 or an Octavia 2.0 [*non-turbo*] on a quarter-mile is addictive I know *chuckle*, but there must be a safer way to check out mod-based tune ups. By the way, I am running stock.

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Old 20th June 2005, 21:30   #394
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yeap ...i am running stock tyres too ..done 22 000 kms ...

and as far as eating an Ikon 1.6 and 2.0 Octy goes. ..well i have had worse ...
i raced a 1.8RS i was way ahead too (coming out of the traffic ) got up to good speed touched 160 ...the xenons filled my rear view and whoooshhhh .... i am sure he passed me at a close 200ks ...

breath taking completely outmuscled me !i have nothing but respect for that car ...
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My tops speed in my Scorpio has been 170 KMPH on the Bombay Pune Express Highway last year. that was awesome! except for the roaring engine noise

else, In Australia, had a Holden HSV Commodore Supercharged, in that i touched a max of 220kmph, and after that i immediately came down to 110kmph, the max legal limit in australia. God saved me that day, coz as i came down to 110kmph, a few seconds after that, i crossed a Cop car, where the cops were reading the speedos!
almost lost my license that day!
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Old 25th June 2005, 13:49   #396
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Finally crossed 170 in my corsa last night on the toll ..in 4th gear 5500 rpm ..

i ran out of the straight line on the bridge but i decided to keep it floored on the the stretched curve hoping to hit 180 ...but did a bit above 170ks till i backed off ..

before that i had my car spin a full 180degs trying not to run over a street dog ...
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Default corsa 1.4 Gsi ~170kmph

I was able to touch ~170 kmph at around >5K rpm on my corsa 1.4 gsi speedo indicated, I believe the actual speed must be less.
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no dbout ...not ruling out any speedo error ..GM claims 170 k's in the 1.4
i dont dont think thats measured by the car speedo...

last night it could have done 180 in 4th before hitting the limiter ...am sure shifting to overdrive would give 10k's more ..at 190 by the car speedo true speed should be atleast 170 ?
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I did about 155 in my Uno 1.2 ELx (Petrol with the 1242 cc Palio engine)..once.of course it has done 68 k now and take a long time to rise to speeds beyound 145....
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Hey TL, can you give me the exact gear ratio, max engine speed (redline), final drive ratio and the tyre size of your present car (which did 170kmph at 5500 rpm in 4th).

I can probably tell you what speed you were actually doing at that point.

Was the tacho at 5500 dead or maybe a bit on the higher or lower side?

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Old 27th June 2005, 09:17   #401
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hey..

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exact gear ratio, max engine speed (redline), final drive ratio and the tyre size of your present car
gear ratios and final drive i need to look up in the manual..Max engine speed ..the limiter cuts@6600rpm redline goes all the way to 7000...

tyres stock - 175/70 13''

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Was the tacho at 5500 dead or maybe a bit on the higher or lower side?
the gas pedal wasnt fully floored so when i dared to check it was 5500 rising..coz i remmember telling myself "i still have almost 1000 revs in this gear before i hit the limiter "...

lemme look for the car manual and i'll give you the gear ratios...
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see the best way to increase your top speed would bo to decrease the gear ratio in case of the corsa sail but your acceleration will be hit but if changed properly you can reacha speed of about close to 180
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Ratios/kph per 1000rpm/kmph in each gear

1st 3.73/6.8 -44.8
2nd 1.96/12.9 -85.14
3rd 1.31/19.3 -127.38
4th 0.95/26.7 -176.22
5th 0.76/33.3 - 219.78

Final drive 4.19:1

redline 6600 rpm...
i think i did my calculations wrong....

at 5600 rpm on fourth my true speed should be 150k's...

shan2nu can you calculate it for me?
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shan2nu can you calculate it for me?
I would but, you forgot to mention your tyre dimension (which is very important too).

Anyway, i'll just use the kmph at 1000 rpm and calculate it.

4th gear - 26.7kmph at 1000 rpm

So at 5600 rpm it would be doing 26.7 x 5.6 = 149.52.

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ooops, didn't notice the 175/70 R13 you'd mentioned in the earlier post.

Ok i'll calculate and tell you in a min.

Yeah, according to calculations, your car should be doing 152.44kmph at 5600rpm in 4th.

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