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Not limited at 155??
 

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Mine went to 158...not sure if it would go faster, had to back off.
 

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Just a quick question, how can you drive at this speed and still have the nerve to take a photo [:p]
 

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Bazman, my engine is now broken in so of course I had to try it :) Went on the interstate by my house at 6AM this morning (Sunday)...almost no other traffic on the road. I drove up and down the road first to try to make sure there was no cops in the area, and then I parked on the shoulder and waited for as big as a break I could get between two cars before I started the speed run. Actually going that fast was completely uneventful, car was very stable at that speed, and hit 155 much quicker than I expected. I would guess the car must have had at least another 15 MPH left in it if it were not electronically limited. I had never been in a car going that fast before...was in a friend's Corvette years ago and the steering was getting too light at 140 MPH.
 

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it's my speed.. [:D]
 

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Gatecrash, 160+ mph... wow. I've taken mine to 140pmh and agree with shark22 that it was uneventful and stable. I commute in a Camry everyday. Slk at 120+mph feels more stable than the Camry at 60mph. Of course, we all knew this already.
 

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Driving 240KPH with the tranny in comfort mode? I would think Sport mode would be more fitting. And who actually taking pictures at these speeds and why.
Does not seem very safe to me. If you want to splatter yourself all over a public highway that is fine. What about the other families out on the road.
Do you know how far a vehicle travel in one second at that speed while your taking a picture. Just far enough to kill someone else, I really could care less about you. And why do you need a picture of the speedo? Is it the thrill enough of a rush. Oh to prove it to your friends. Looks like a small penis problem to me. And how stupid is it to post it on the net. Do you know how many morons who have taken similair videos and posted them on the net have been arrested and convicted with there own video used agnaist them as evidence. Not the brightest bulbs on the planet.
 

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http:// would be ticked off too if I were behind you. Driving the limit in the fast lane! You should have been in the right lane to begin with. The left lane is a PASSING lane. Very typical for the states. Driving along in the fast lane doing 55 without a care in the world. God I hate that too. Get a clue!
Try that in Europe and see what happens. Lucking it
wasn't me behind you in my truck. I have great solution for guys like you. You look back and all you see is my drive line and feel the heat my off road lights warming the back of your empty head. I either pass you or you might actually get a clue and move into the proper lane. If I have to pass you I have another treat for you if you still want to put along in the fast lane grampa. I slow up an let you push me for a bit. Then up shift to 6th and nail the gas and let it lug the big Cummins (highly moded). You will be eating so much Black Smoke you will slow and move into the proper lane of pass out. Just like give a driving leason once in a while. Usually they are too dumb to even know they are driving in the wrong lane and the Grand Marshall of the parade stacked upped behind them but I feel a lot better. I get lots of thumbs up from other after the Smoke Show. Love the truck for that one. In the SLK I just have to wait for my chance to pass. Truck makes it much more fun.
The above is from Jagman.
 

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Hey wimpyton,

I do like the too extremes. But what exactly is your point? I never said I never speed. There is a time and a place for everything. I just do not get the taking a picture of a speedo at those kinda speeds thing. I have raced professionally and still do once in while- sold the race car a few years ago. I do get to fill in once in a while when my schedule permits. I guess if you have never driven fast its a big deal. Does take a lot of skill to stand on it for 2 miles in a straight line. Try it through a hard sweeper and call me.
 

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xJagman:

actually, this picture was taken when I racing on airfield. Gearbox is on C-mode because temp is low - 6C. If you don't know time and place don't post text like this! and If you have personal problem go to specialist.
 

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Jagman, I posted the photo to share with some of my long standing friends here the thrill I had this morning of driving the car so fast. I thought they might enjoy that, and your penis comment was completely inappropriate. If anyone other than you was offended by my post, my apologies. But your being offended by my post isn’t significant as Wimbledon pointed out…judging by your other posts it doesn’t take much to offend you, does it? You are entitled to your opinion, but IMO what I did was not particularly risky. I was on a virtually deserted six lane interstate at 6AM on a Sunday morning. I knew what was ahead of me as I had checked out the road beforehand, and even checked out the several cars that went down the road in the minutes before I did. I even double checked my tire pressures before starting. FYI, I drive my car very conservatively about 98% of the time, and once in a while I enjoy playing a little bit. You have a lot of nerve criticizing my driving practices after the way you’ve described yours. Yes, there are a lot of oblivious drivers here in the states who just “park it� in the passing lane, and unlike your childish reaction to them, most drivers just try and avoid them. Your behavior hasn’t solved that problem, now has it? Did I say or infer that it took a lot of skill to drive my car so fast?...don’t know where you got that from. In fact my comment was that it was so uneventful that I was comfortable enough to take one hand off the wheel to take the photo. Why did you feel the need to tell us you were a professional race driver? One thing you did get correct is, yes, it was a big deal for me to drive that fast as I had never done it before. Finally, I’ve never heard of someones picture of a speedometer being used to convict them of a speeding citation.
 

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Wow. Turmoil in what was an otherwise benign forum! [:D] Nice.

Well at least we can all agree that xJagman has some underlying issues and seems to be directing it at strangers on the internet in more than one thread in the same day for reasons beyond what concerns any of us. xJagman dude... do you need a mother's day hug? Quit yer whining and drop the attitude because you are quickly losing credibility and frankly, I don't think anyone here gives a crap what you think anymore. I'm sure the feeling is mutual.
 

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Xjagman all due respect - but driving at these speeds - isn't that why we buy these sort of cars, so once in a while we can take our brains out(when safe enough)and taking the picture - from previous threads if they had not and just written about it someone would have bound to have called them a liar or questioned the speed limit(like me)
Shark22 / Gatecrash I thought the SLK's were restricted 155 mph - I have not got mine yet, please advise where the limiter actually comes in - for future reference.
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ian-kent - 5/12/2005 8:27 AM

Xjagman all due respect - but driving at these speeds - isn't that why we buy these sort of cars, so once in a while we can take our brains out(when safe enough)and taking the picture - from previous threads if they had not and just written about it someone would have bound to have called them a liar or questioned the speed limit(like me)
Shark22 / Gatecrash I thought the SLK's were restricted 155 mph - I have not got mine yet, please advise where the limiter actually comes in - for future reference.
Thanks.
ian-kent: Althought the speedo is just under 160 in the photo, and the digital readout said 158 (you can't see it in the photo because of the flash) I have no reason to believe that I was not on the limiter at that point...I had to start backing down because there were a couple of cars well up ahead of me. My guess is that there's a bit of variability from car as to the exact speed it kicks in...Car & Driver's sample was apparently 156. I can tell you that there was not a sudden shutoff of the ignition/fuel or anything like that. My Pathfinder is limited to 109 MPH, and at 109 either the ignition and/or fuel shuts off...that's very noticeable, the first time it happened I thought I had blown the engine or something like that. Some other Sunday when I feel like getting up at the crack of dawn I'll have to try it again and see just how high it will go...too dangerous to try at any other time.
 

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shark22 - 5/12/2005 11:40 AM
...the speedo is just under 160 in the photo, and the digital readout said 158... I have no reason to believe that I was not on the limiter at that point...
All car speedometers have a certain amount of error built in(always on the high reading side) that is a percentage of speed. So the higher the speed the greater the error in MPH. The only way to know the speed is to use a radar gun. Magazines use this method to determine the speed and don't go by the speedometer (except for phots). At that speed I would not be surprised if the speedometer was off by at by at least 10 to 15 MPH or more.
 
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