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View Poll Results: What is your driving style?
My car is always reaching for the redline! 13 22.03%
I tend to be heavier on the gas pedal then most 25 42.37%
I drive fairly conservative but will race the occasional ricer 18 30.51%
This is our family car, and I drive it as such 0 0%
My grandmother drives faster than me! 3 5.08%
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Old 10-15-2002, 12:22 AM   #21
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Well we all like to bury the loud pedal once in awhile Just came back from Wash. State like the long hwys. Ummmmmm 70 mph ??? wasssssss that ran with a AMG Mercides lol and 740 BMW wow found out me Bonnie has NO REV LIMINTER on Her. 130mph, Don`t run there that often just nice to know it can
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you have an hud?
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Old 10-15-2002, 01:54 AM   #23
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theres a couple streets in my city that flood with ricers and theres races down there. The other night i was drivin home from work and lets just say i ate some ricer for dinner. It'* soo funny listening to there whiney mufflers as you destroy them. ..Good times, lol.
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Don't all of our Bonnies 92-99 have 110 mph on the dash? And how far does the HUD go?
My speedo goes to 125, and I can tell you from experience, the HUD goes that far, too! I'd imagine it quite literally goes to 199.....digital, 3 digits. Anybody wanna take one for the team here?

Turtle, I'm about to buy the Jet Stage 2 chip.....it removed, or just raised your top end limiter?
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Don't all of our Bonnies 92-99 have 110 mph on the dash? And how far does the HUD go?
My speedo goes to 125, and I can tell you from experience, the HUD goes that far, too! I'd imagine it quite literally goes to 199.....digital, 3 digits. Anybody wanna take one for the team here?

Turtle, I'm about to buy the Jet Stage 2 chip.....it removed, or just raised your top end limiter?
I'll bet most of us will never find out ho far the hud can actually go... But it problably stay true to the speed after 125 mph then...

BTW, Did you go run your car at the track?
More or less. We layed out our own track with my GPS! Too far to drive and why spend the money at a real one? My timer was the guy I figured would have the best coordination and lowest reaction times! Read my post in Performance for the details. I had a good reason to do it.......
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all totaled 1320 cdn dollars, CIA, and head work done in brother-laws speed shop. In my eyes and mind not a bad amount for for 100+ hp now ifin` i Put naazzz on it NOTTTTTTT.............. ROCKERS-329, CHIP 259. CAM-KIT-239, SPACER-40,REBUILT-KIT-220,EXHAUST-225, HELL SON ITS ONLY MONEY RIGHT
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wren, weither it rasied or removed not sure, i`ll have to research farther meanin` high speed i must go
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Don't do it! You don't need to. Your limit was 108, and you've already beat that. We've already had a 130mph crash.....don't need another to answer a stupid question.

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Don't do it! You don't need to. Your limit was 108, and you've already beat that. We've already had a 130mph crash.....don't need another to answer a stupid question.

Wilwren is right. If you do, use a track or someplace where some of the surprise variables can be eliminated like traffic, surprise curves, wildlife, etc. No need to lose a member here when were trying to grow.

Now that said, I know once my mods are done I will be out to see what it can do. I will probably do the higher speed and permormance testing at Brainer International Raceway about an hour north of me. I want to see what it can do but not bad enough to take certain risks.

Just food for tough...
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]I had a friend of a friend who thought his Neon (of all things) was faster than a 4 door family car. Well, I couldn't just let that one slide. So all three of us went for a ride. I took it real slow out of the lot and down two blocks. He was in the back seat but leaning up between the front seats. Well, I cranked the wheel and lit them up. He was thrown into the back seat fairly quickly. I let off the gas 2 blocks later doing over 60. I asked him for a fith time what he though. He then agreed that a Neon wouldn't even stand a chance.
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Some of the Neons can be quick, particular DOHC 5-speed Neon ACRs, they're good for low- mid 15s, probably a hair quicker than a stock SSEi.

How do I drive mine? Nice most of the time, with probably a once-a-day romp. Oddly enough, my SSEi is actually my slowest car!!! I haven't raced it yet, but I can estimate it via my ASSelerometer that it'* probably about high 15s or low 16s at maybe 87-89mph.

An SSEi is NOT the quickest family sedan out on the road today. The quickest STOCK sedan is probably a Dodge Spirit R/T, they made these in 1991 and 1992. Any of you ever stumble across one of these?

Mine, in bone stock form with the origonal exhaust and boost, ran [email protected] It'* since been modified, of course, I'm not one to not tinker With a couple of the mods in place, on a hot summer night I ran [email protected], and it'* much quicker now than it was then, I'll estimate 102mph, but of course you never really know until it'* on the track. Yes, this is on street tires ... I do have slicks, so if you use the rule of .1 off the 60' time is good for .2 off the ET, maybe 13.4 or so would be where it sits. I'll be at Cecil County dragway with it in November, if anyone wants to race

Another thing ... some SUVs are pretty quick, too. A 98 Grand Cherokee 5.9L Limited ( tested by road & track at [email protected]) is regularly seen to put 14.9s up by Jeep club members. I bought one for my wife ... she sure spanks my SSEi bad with it, and she doesn't let me forget it (Yeah yeah, I can hear the Bonneville Queen and ladies cheering right now, saying "go girl, kick his ***!")!

Newer Jeep Grand Cherokees with the HO 4.7L are pretty quick, too, I got to drive one. They're supposedly good to [email protected] in stock form, too, that should be enough to beat up a stock SSEi.

My other cars are odd cases, not exactly sleeper status ... well, maybe one more, but it'* hardly a family sedan ... My 89 Dodge Omni I installed/wired a modified 2.5L turbo/intercooled motor, it was *much* quicker than *any* of my other cars, quite the sleeper. Running over 20psi of boost in a 2200 pound car is wild to say the least Unfortunately I didn't get to the track this year with it, by the time I had it tuned it started knocking, so I put it away for a while.

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