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Old 04-26-2004, 03:33 PM   #81
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Just a reminder:

1. There'* one car in this thread that made claims that can probably be discounted at this point.

2. Exceeding the factory set (PCM) speed limiter is only possible with a chip.

3. Anything over that limiter is spooky, unless the car is modified and prepped very carefully.

4. I spend at least an hour on the car before a run over 125.

5. I plan for at least 2 weeks for anything over 140, no passengers, and WIDE open spaces the hell and gone from here.

6. Anything over 150 in an SSEi is just plain spooky. It would be worse in an SE. Far worse.
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6. Anything over 150 in an SSEi is just plain spooky. It would be worse in an SE. Far worse.
Even a modded SE?
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You're lacking the lower airdam that an SSE or SSEi has. Makes a HUGE difference at speed. Your front end will start lightening up at a much lower speed than mine. You also have softer suspension, and that'* bad.
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Softer suspensions isn't bad, it'* your rebound rate that'* important.

This being said, when i get my Jet Stage 2 in the next month or so, I will not break 130 for now.

Only times i've been over 100 smellbird was with me. Once was 7 of us from here....
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116 in the 93SSEi
115 in the 89LE
145 on my CBR600F4i
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128 like everyone else with an SSEI, however it sucks when your friend in the stang gt next to you throws it into 5th and says goodbye.
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Softer suspensions isn't bad, it'* your rebound rate that'* important.

This being said, when i get my Jet Stage 2 in the next month or so, I will not break 130 for now.

Only times i've been over 100 smellbird was with me. Once was 7 of us from here....
Softer suspension is VERY bad at those speeds. The air gets under the front end and lifts further than a firmer suspension. This pulls the weight off the steering, loosening up your front end. You need to RESIST the lift in some manner. The combination of the SE suspension as a whole (even the stabilizer bars and links can have an effect) is totally different than the SSEi. Rebound rate has nothing to do with it when compared to aerodynamic lift.

I know this from experience on my own car. The sidewalls on my old dunlops were weaker. At high revolutions, the outside diameter of the tire swelled and raised the front of the car. This caused a front end lift and spooky 'drifting' at about 125mph. After the tire change, this improved to about 135-140 mph when it would start. Even the simple swaybar endlinks made a difference, and further improved it. There was only MAYBE 1/4" of vertical slop induced by the old endlinks. Adjusting the ELC to be full height also helps to hold the front end lower, and uses the rear suspension to prevent weight transfer to the rear. So the ELC helps in two ways.....keeping you lower to begin with, and resisting the front end lift.
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Yes the lift can be a problem but i'm thinking of the bumps, and keeping the wheels on the ground

I was curiou about this, is there supposed to be anything below the front cyl bank area? If there is, i don't have it, it'* open to the groud, which explains why my motor runs so damn cool.
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Yes the lift can be a problem but i'm thinking of the bumps, and keeping the wheels on the ground
As a rule, pick the flattest road you can find. But also keep in mind, the SSEi suspension is firmer, which prevents 'porpoising' at higher speeds. The SE allows more vertical travel simply because it'* softer. You want firm and low, with sufficient downforce on the front of the car.

For an SE, this means at LEAST upgrade the suspension to SSEi specs, and swap front fascias.
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DO THE SPEED LIMIT!!!!!! Please?
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