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Old 08-06-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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I haven't gone 100 since I had my old Corolla GTS... Next car I had was a mustang 2.3 vert, which I doubt COULD have done 100.

I could easily get my bird up to 100 (148 top speed stock) but driving that speed scares me quite a bit now.... And I'd likely be getting 2 mpg...
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:12 PM   #12
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Better than I can do at 100 mph.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:43 PM   #13
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100mph is 100mph is 100mph. Your breaking distance is roughly three and a half times more than at 55mph. Just don't hit anything and you'll be fine...
bigger brakes and tires help that but I see your point.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:48 PM   #14
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Driving 100mph is a good way to kill those of us doing 60mph.
Obviously doing 60mph(5 under the posted limit) you're in the slow lane and im in the fast lane... we work in perfect harmony.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
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bigger brakes and tires help that but I see your point.
I'd say more/stickier tire and balanced brake bias such that the ABS system is as effective as possible would be the best bets. Bigger brakes w/o changing anything else can end up increasing stopping distances by screwing w/ the factory bias. There's also the whole difference in time to react too... Glancing down for a second and changing to track 7 will take a second, no matter what the speed, but at ~100mph versus ~50mph you'll travel twice as far in that second. Meh, you know what's up. But I might as well post it for searches.
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Obviously doing 60mph(5 under the posted limit) you're in the slow lane and im in the fast lane... we work in perfect harmony.
As long as you don't do it around anyone or anything else. I dunno about where you live, but we have freeway splits where I'll get people riding up my @$$ even though I'm going 5mph over the limit in the number two lane.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:17 PM   #16
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As you probably know. Speed is bad for mpg.



But on this graph you can compare mpg of other cars at 100mph (and more)
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I wanted to point something out, again. MPG is kind of a dumb measure from a trying to save fuel perspective. The graph above looks like fuel consumption start to level off the faster you go, which could not be further from the truth. here it is with fuel in the numerator and it should be more obvious that fuel consumption is climbing rapidly:



(the 0.0 at the bottom should be infinity)
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looks like the same graph with a different scale, skewbe.
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:37 AM   #19
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Ya, you need to rescale the axis to show what you're trying to show. Make it linear...
Edit - Oh, I see. That would be really hard to do, since you just have a picture, not the actual excel graph. Nevermind.
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sweet graph, thanks, I enjoyed that. I wanna get a place to test my 160mph mpg.... but I need somewhere safe :P
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