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i remember reading somewhere that the "top speed" was 155Mph for the volvo c70 HPT <p>why does the spedo only go up to 140? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (GShyneDM)

I think 155mph was only for MY98.<p>Why only shows up to 140? I'd like to know why, too..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (The_one_n_only)

It is like the porsche speed ou says 160 but can hit 180,, ( they dont want you doing that speed)<br>
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (C70SPEED)

Must be a US - thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003</a><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (BenES)

It must be a US thing.<p>Top speed for the T5 is still officially listed as 155mph here in the UK at least. (My speedo goes up to 160mph).<p>I'd like to know whether the top speed is artificially limited to 155mph (in line with the "gentlemans' agreement" betweeen BMW and MB) or whether it's a pedal-to-the-metal, balls-out, go-for-broke thing.
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (SG)

Yep, mine is 160 too!<p>Guess we have the fastest cars then! <IMG SRC="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images/hehe.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The speed is limited to 155 electronically, it's one of those "Keep the Green Party happy" EC rules... Yawn<p>If you get a chip, the limiter can be overridden
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (BenES)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Must be a US - thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>whoa!! you brought your car to top speed and had a free hand to take a pic!! DANGEROUS!!!!! heheheh
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (topless_tart)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Yep, mine is 160 too!<p>Guess we have the fastest cars then! <IMG SRC="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images/hehe.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The speed is limited to 155 electronically, it's one of those "Keep the Green Party happy" EC rules... Yawn<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Now the question becomes, since the chip overrides the governer, what's the top speed mechanically? Haha, or at least some personal experiences with the chip at high speeds<br>If you get a chip, the limiter can be overridden<BR><BR>
[Modified by biggerhurt38, 10:49 PM 11-20-2002]
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (biggerhurt38)

From what I was told when I upgraded my ECU. The governors have been either pushed far out or removed within the software. My car has occaisionally gone to 7,000 rpm. I dont like it to much but it has happened since the ECU upgrade. The redline has been increased and I think the top speed has as well. <br>I was coming home from Phoenix a few weeks back. Arizona speed laws a bit different than they are here in CA. Semis were doing 95, so I set my cruise at 110 until a Lexus wanted to play. I taught him a lesson he won't soon forget. There is almost no bigger rush than passing at 135+ with power to spare. My C70 wasnt even sweating at that speed. I was though!!!!!!!!!!!!...whew!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (Beemer_eater)

Nice, I have a habit of searching for challengers on the freeways late at night. I decided to play with a superbike just to see how badass they really are, not sure of the make or model, but it was quick, naturally, hehe. I passed at 130, then had to slow to 110 for a pack of cars, the bike went by at prob 130, then slowed as it pulled away, I got up to 140 and caught him, we ran pretty close for 10 seconds or so till I hit 155 and then he inched away and disapeared. Those slow banks become tight curves as you get up there, haha. The other day my friend and I, he has lightly modded Supra NA (about same hp as stock c70), went out for some drivin' fun and ended up spitting on a few new A4's and others. We went for a roll on and it was dead even till we both hit 155 and couldn't get any higher, haha, soo fun! Man I need that chip.
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (biggerhurt38)

Yeah I always look for a challenge when I am cruising around. I am always looking for a C70 to play with. I saw one the other day, but it was a white vert with some old lady in it. So I kept on trucking.<p>The search continues...................
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (Beemer_eater)

yeah, the only other peeps driving our machines around here are middle aged men and women, oh well, I'd rather not race a c70 anyway. More fun to tag team others, haha
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (BenES)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Must be a US - thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmileo.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vvspy.com/resources/photoalbum/show.php?id=2003</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>If you are in Belgium then wouldn't your speedo be reading 155 kph?<p>-Poritz
 

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Re: Top speed 155??? (Poritz)

On the picture it's showing 260 km/h! I'm also from Belgium but it's not my car. So about 162,5 miles per hour...<p>1mile = ~1,6 km<BR><BR>
[Modified by BenES, 11:04 AM 11-24-2002]
 
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