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Old 04-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #21
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108! My 3100 grand prix went faster than that :( but not by much

Oh well maybe I'll wait for my buddy to put his GTO back together. We got it up to 120 on the backroads of Nevada before we ran out of road. That thing is scary fast.
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You are FACTORY limited to 108 based on the rating of the tires originally intended for the car.

Aftermarket PCM'* can delete the speed limiter, and many of us here have gone well above our factory ratings. FYI, SSEi'* are typically factory limited to 128.
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Moshi, all wrong.

Not even close.




As far as your radar theory, there would be no need on this car (they're timed, not 'shot') and flat paint doesn't prevent a radar return. As far as laser, they never shoot the body of the car. They shoot the plates.
Haha, well they were only guesses anyhow. I know I'd heard before that some drivers would paint their hoods matte black to absorb sunlight and reduce glare. I didn't know, though, that the laser guns were only aimed at plates. I figured the radar return would be unaffected though, cause there'* several matted ricers driving around here who surely still get many speeding tickets.

Maybe it'* a powder coating that reacts with NaCl-rich environment in the flats to manipulate or remove the electrostatic energies on the body panels in order to reduce air friction? haha, it'* hard to tell. I've never set foot on a salt flat.
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I'm thinking the paint acted like mini vortex generators to keep the air flow from getting too turbulent as it passed over the speeding car.
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Nope. If that were an advantage or even necessary, Chip Foose wouldn't have done that awesome high-gloss finish on the car for it'* first attempt.
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