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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 18th July 2007, 23:46   #1336
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No it was a flat plain road, no slopes at all. palm beach road in mumbai, bike was howling as if the engine would go kaboom any moment

thanks man for clearing that out
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Old 18th July 2007, 23:49   #1337
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I would say the car was amazingly stable due to the higher grip and wider contact path. This was useful as the road was not a straight, but slightly winding and not once did I feel the car as unstable and the need to let go of accel at bends at those high speed of 120-140kmph
I took a look at the video. You don't really need 185/60 tyres to take those relatively mild curves at 120-140 kmph, although it would give you more confidence in dry weather. Of course if you take them at 180-220 kmph as Mcl and Tadu did then you would need those tyres. I think even with my S322 155/70 tubeless tyres (on 5J alloys) I can take those curves at full speed in my Santro; I say this because I have taken sharper curves on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway at 130+ speeds with my set-up.

But in wet weather your 185 size tyres may work against you and reduce your confidence, as there may be a larger tendency to aquaplane (as compared to stock tyres), especially as your tyres become older.

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Old 19th July 2007, 10:38   #1338
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The max I drove was 135kph in a friend's WagonR on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway, but lost confidence in the car after that!!!
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point noted rks - i did read this somewhere - that wider tires are good for dry weather stability but work against you in wet weather. Which is why in wet weather I am a lot less rev-happy and try not to speed

Well if you saw the video of tadu's elantra then you will notice that mcl stuck to the driving line while the elantra had to move lanes on high speed turns to keep up. Although the video has a lot of corners, its kind of edited, but I think you get the point, the car corners a lot better and i can stick to the driving line even at 140.

But then this was my first experience driving at those speeds and your point about stability on 155/70 may also be correct

Did I mention, I have done 120 on a maruti 800 5 speed on the bombay-pune expressway, loaded with 3 adults
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My personal best till now

165+ in a Lancer
120 MPH=192 KMPH in a Pontiac grandPrix in US
130 on a yamaha 350
110 on Bullet Electra
150 in Zen
145 in Safari Dicor
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Old 19th July 2007, 14:36   #1341
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My top speeds :

Top speeds : ( all speedo indicated )

1. Kinetic Honda - 80 KMPH
2. Pulsar 185 DTS-i ( modified ) - 125 KMPH
3. Ambassador - Isuzu engine : 120 KMPH
4. Mahindra Armada - 130 KMPH - after which there was too much wobbling from the steering
5. Scorpio 2.6 CRDe - 160 KMPH - top speed of Scorpio
6. 130 KMPH on a 45000 km done Ford Ikon 1.8 Diesel
7. 120 KMPH on a Maruti Alto ( 800 )
8. 140 KMPH on a Hyundai Getz

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2. Pulsar 185 DTS-i ( modified ) - 125 KMPH
i think you meant 180 and not 185
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But then this was my first experience driving at those speeds and your point about stability on 155/70 may also be correct
Jassi on our next drive just push it when you see a nice straight.. line up at 110-120 on corners. You can get to 160 easily.

I am not sure of 120-140 corners on a tall boy design as the Santro. Santroiets do you swear by the car at that speeds on highway bends? no matter what rubber?
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@ manikjeet : It actaully was a 150 converted to 180 using the 3rd oversize piston which is 185 cc. Hence the change in name

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I am not sure of 120-140 corners on a tall boy design as the Santro. Santroiets do you swear by the car at that speeds on highway bends? no matter what rubber?
Depends on the nature of the bends. Most of the bends on the Bangalore-Yelagiri route, shown in the recently posted T-BHP meet video, can be taken at full speed even with my set up (stock-size S322 tubeless tyres on 5J alloys, 35 psi tyre pressures). The tyres grip well enough in this context.

But if you are in the Lonawala ghat section of the Mumbai-Pune Expresssway, you may be able to take some of those sharp bends faster with better tyres; not necessarily wider, but I think 165/65 would give all the grip you would ever need for a Santro. Even now I can take those bends pretty fast.

Here is a review comparing Santro and Spark:

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/t.../06/23/&prd=mp&

"The steering is light, quick and accurate allowing you to steer the tall boy into corners with confidence."

And one more review, comparing Santro to Estilo, probably by the same reviewer:

The Hindu : Metro Plus Vijayawada / Wheels : King of the little kingdom

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The Santro is easily the better handler of the two. It feels more surefooted at higher speeds and the steering, which requires a bit more effort, provides some degree of feedback. It turns into corners with more confidence and there's a solid, taut feel to the car that the Estilo doesn't have.
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Jassi on our next drive just push it when you see a nice straight.. line up at 110-120 on corners. You can get to 160 easily.

I am not sure of 120-140 corners on a tall boy design as the Santro. Santroiets do you swear by the car at that speeds on highway bends? no matter what rubber?
The Santro is pretty good at this, tall boy and all. Of course you cannot compare to the high end sedans, but within limitations of it's price and shape, very good.

Had bought one some 7~8 years ago, had a great time with it until a driver I had put it under a Military truck...
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[COLOR=black]I touched 120 kmph in ALTO & don't want to push further being a small vehicle.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]I touched 120 kmph in ALTO & don't want to push further being a small vehicle.[/COLOR]
Common, upgrade ur tyres and push it....during the tbhp meet, I consistently did 140kmph Hosur - Vaniyambadi even in the turns in the fast lane, didnt even have to chagne lanes....
155/65/13 Michelins rocks !!! awesome handling....

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Following speeds I have done in the recent past -

Accent GLE 1.5 ( MY CAR ) - 145 kph on Agra - Delhi Highway & 140 kph on Delhi - Chandigarh & 140 kph on Delhi - Jaipur Highway

Corrolla 1.8 H3 ( FRIEND CAR ) - 160 kph on Agra - Delhi highway. Could go more but I am not that adventurous !!
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my cousins lime green gallardo, 306 kph
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