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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

I've only gotten to about 140 in my car. Was coming up this long pass through the mountains here in Colorado when I got jammed up behind a pack of about 20 cars. It was night time and as so they were traveling in a pack slowly(I assume to ward off vampires or something). Hit the straight away and planted the pedal. The straights here aren't very long though at the most half a mile if not a little more so the joy was short lived.

View PostDarenR, on 07 August 2012 - 08:40 AM, said:

spoilers are useless on cars unless your going over 150


That's completely false. I race cars in my off time. It really depends on the design of the car, the design of the spoiler, and the goal. Most spoilers for vehicles are purely for looks, but there are a few costly yet effective designs that provide impressive down force for holding corners. For example my spoiler doesn't do shit on my car, but on my viper acrx the spoiler has 6 different notches of settings balancing at neutral for more speed and less grip and vice versa. You can feel the grip pick up from about 60 mph and up at the most aggressive setting. My dad, who races with me, often races 1 notch higher than I do which allows him to gain a little more than 5 to 10 mph than me on straight aways much quicker due to less drag.
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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:29 PM

The fastest I've gone? about 550mph, but the pilots wouldn't let me drive.

The fastest I've driving my truck and cars is about 90mph, which is a lot for a 1979 truck and 1980's fieros.
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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:20 PM

I've gone about 160 MPH diving head down out of the airplane and keeping my arms and legs as streamlined as possible according to my digital altimeter. I may have been able to go faster if I was jumping from above 20,000 feet but for high altitude jumps, I've chosen to enjoy the extended freefall time rather than using up all the altitude quickly.

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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

Officially over 170 today.
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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:07 PM

View Posttrevster344, on 24 August 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

Officially over 170 today.

This shouldn't be a contest. All claims shall be "past" claims. If you go out tomorrow, just to outdo everyone else's speed record, then your post should be striped.
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Re: How fast have you driven?

Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 25 August 2012 - 09:07 PM, said:

View Posttrevster344, on 24 August 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:

Officially over 170 today.

This shouldn't be a contest. All claims shall be "past" claims. If you go out tomorrow, just to outdo everyone else's speed record, then your post should be striped.


See the word "official". I should have elaborated more, I'm sorry. I didn't want to throw a number out without checking first. Personally I don't watch my speed at times that I'm up there because 1. I drive a car with a light clutch so when I clutch, the motor can spin up easily so I'm watching my rpm's for the right time(can hurt the motor if I don't) and 2. Because speed has never been a mph thing for me. To elaborate on checking I use a computer system to monitor my performance so I can always check. Last but not least you're right. It what competition is there? You've got guys going 550, you've got guys jumping out of planes for 160, honestly a competition is based around conditions lol.

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