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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:49 am 
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1400cc then all hell broke loose ? I don't get it ?

What I also don't get is the little Honduh ecu's being open software ? I know someone with launch control and other things all done to a standard civic with his laptop and a free program ?

My sleeper kicks off at 4500rpm and goes to 7500rpm. 80 in 2nd without hitting limiter. Badge says 2.0 but it lies :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:23 am 
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Got 147mph from a £750 Mercedes. 138mph from a £200 Nissan and finally 150mph from a £1200 Mercedes whilst foolishly trying to take a photo. Nearly crashed and have rarely been 90mph ever since.

There is a pic of a mate on my facebook timeline somewhere with 185mph in his TVR.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:26 am 
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8690q wrote:
1400cc then all hell broke loose ? I don't get it ?

What I also don't get is the little Honduh ecu's being open software ? I know someone with launch control and other things all done to a standard civic with his laptop and a free program ?

My sleeper kicks off at 4500rpm and goes to 7500rpm. 80 in 2nd without hitting limiter. Badge says 2.0 but it lies :)


My Jap 16v cars always seemed to pep up at around 4/5000 rpm - great fun! 8v turbos were good too.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:05 am 
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8690q wrote:
1400cc then all hell broke loose ? I don't get it ?

What I also don't get is the little Honduh ecu's being open software ? I know someone with launch control and other things all done to a standard civic with his laptop and a free program ?

My sleeper kicks off at 4500rpm and goes to 7500rpm. 80 in 2nd without hitting limiter. Badge says 2.0 but it lies :)


The camshaft gear was dialed in for top end power, also the bespoke camshaft from the USA was reground to make it power high up the rev range 8)

MPG was shocking though :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:54 am 
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Had an E46 M3 a while back (pre married life :lol: ). Great car, fantastic engine but crap brakes. Next car will probably be an E61 M5 if I can persuade the other half.

Saw 174mph on the speedo on my R1 on the stretch from The Creg down to Brandish on the TT course....braked waaaay to early :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 am 
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I used to work for a large coventry/warwick/birmingham based automotive manufacturer. One of my (many) tasks was benchmarking competitor powertrains.
Needless to say, close shaves were a regular occurence. Obviously all of them occurred on a test track hofficer.
I'd never dream of going that fast, or that sideways, on the public highway.
I still work in automotive, but don't get to play silly buggers anymore.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:13 pm 
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My top speed ever is 193mph in a mates R34 GTR le-mans edition....think it was 850bhp at the time.....scary, smoked a mates R1.

My fastest car was a 300bhp S60 T5 ex-traffic police.....160mph on a quiet A1 :oops: for £2,750.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:31 pm 
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My fastest car was a 300bhp S60 T5 ex-traffic police.....160mph on a quiet A1 :oops: for £2,750.


A friend of mine who has been into all sorts of cars over the years, has been a competitive karter, and has modified all sorts of cars says the 850 T5R (auto as well!) was his favourite ever car! I went in it once, it had some weird suspension geometry so it didn't understeer but the inside front tyre would spin up to ridiculous speeds whilst cornering. It was an absolute beast! Modified to 300bhp - or so he was told by the seller, but it felt a lot faster. We did a 0-60mph time with 4 big blokes in the car and we measured 6.5sec. He later told me that when we did that he hadn't noticed the gearbox was in snow mode.... :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
saltyman wrote:
My fastest car was a 300bhp S60 T5 ex-traffic police.....160mph on a quiet A1 :oops: for £2,750.


A friend of mine who has been into all sorts of cars over the years, has been a competitive karter, and has modified all sorts of cars says the 850 T5R (auto as well!) was his favourite ever car! I went in it once, it had some weird suspension geometry so it didn't understeer but the inside front tyre would spin up to ridiculous speeds whilst cornering. It was an absolute beast! Modified to 300bhp - or so he was told by the seller, but it felt a lot faster. We did a 0-60mph time with 4 big blokes in the car and we measured 6.5sec. He later told me that when we did that he hadn't noticed the gearbox was in snow mode.... :shock: :D

Snow / Winter mode would have seen it start off in 3rd - I suspect it wasn't - probably more in economy mode, rather than sport.

The transmissions in the 850 and classic 70 series had a winter button, as well as a sports / economy switch.


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