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120 MPH is pretty fast!

I know the engine has a limiter on the RPM of the engine, but I wasn't aware that a limiter was set for MPH because even the Accord 4 cylinder engine is capable of 120+ MPH.

I use to drive fast sometimes (115 MPH one time in our Chryler SW) , but when I saw a high speed video of the shape of a tire at high speeds then I slowed down! 120 MPH is pretty fast and tire side walls don't look very good unless you have high speed racing tires.
 

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I have one question for you all. As I cannot see too many young guy's buying this vehicle, WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS LIMITER OVERIDDEN. BTW, I am 47, and would never do this.
 

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Good luck bigdan, if you ever find a way to increase the speed of the CT, I will be interested to know, so please PM me so that the safety/speed nannies don't jump your case. Sheesh!
 

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Are we on the race track or public roads on this topic????
Suggest a Goggle search on what the law says about Dangerous Driving or Reckless Driving in various states or Cdn Prov.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reckless_driving

Good Advise, Speed Kills. Racing is for on track only after a saftey inspection. Too many cars get wrapped around light poles. Been there done that and it it is not fun. It was till about the last 2 seconds when I knew we were going to hit the pole.
 

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Good Advise, Speed Kills. Racing is for on track only after a saftey inspection. Too many cars get wrapped around light poles. Been there done that and it it is not fun. It was till about the last 2 seconds when I knew we were going to hit the pole.
Agreed. I was lucky enough that nobody got hurt when I rolled my first car. Please drive safely on public roads.

FYI, in Ontario 50km/hr over the speed limit gets your car impounded and license suspended for 7 days (at the speeder's cost) plus it's a minimum 2000$ fine for first offence.

BTW, I love my job as a safety nanny!
 

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If you are doing 118 mph, then you are on the wrong tires and looking for troubles
Forget the tires:
I just posted a comment on tires a few minutes ago, ironically enough, my wife got a call from her mother in Oklahoma regarding a friend my wife grew up with. Cindy was headed North on I-35 this morning and was rear-ended by a car doing 110+ according to HP. Whiplash and torn muscles and car totaled. Could have been much worse, so my vote is keep speed down to a point where you can stay in control…don’t know if driver was drinking or not yet.
 

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FYI, in Ontario 50km/hr over the speed limit gets your car impounded and license suspended for 7 days (at the speeder's cost) plus it's a minimum 2000$ fine for first offence.

BTW, I love my job as a safety nanny!
Hey safety Nanny!...In BC they've just introduced a law that does the above at 30km/hr. over the posted limit!....(and a .05 DUI rating too...with sweeping laws that let them compound your car for 24hrs with nothing more than smelling alcohol on your breath!!....makes it hard to have a glass of wine when out for a meal!!!!)
 

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Forget the tires:
I just posted a comment on tires a few minutes ago, ironically enough, my wife got a call from her mother in Oklahoma regarding a friend my wife grew up with. Cindy was headed North on I-35 this morning and was rear-ended by a car doing 110+ according to HP. Whiplash and torn muscles and car totaled. Could have been much worse, so my vote is keep speed down to a point where you can stay in control…don’t know if driver was drinking or not yet.
Sorry to hear that Leek.....She's in our prayers.

The driver may or may not have been drinking but he was certainly in leave of his common sense.:rolleyes:

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Bonneville!

I think I will take my CT out to Bonneville for speed week next year. :D

They have a class where you can establish a speed record for almost anything you can drive. :D:D

There must be a class for a car like the CT that has been marketed to a demographic that is (no offense!) so sedate, stodgy, and, well...I am sorry to say...a little boring! :p:p

It's a slightly sporty car, and with a chip and some V, W, Y (or even Z!) rated tires, I could really have some fun, maybe set a modest record, and give the safety nannies something to fuss about! :cool::cool::cool:

Too bad it's mostly my wife's car.:(:(:(

Anyone know anything about putting a turbo on one of these engines?:eek::eek:
 

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In my younger days I had my 04' 4cyl Accord over 130, and it was smooth and steady. Haven't played with the Crosstour yet, don't think the wife would like it. My day job is catching people doing dangerous and stupid things now so I see 100+ with regularity. Difference is my car gets weekly check ups and I check the tires every morning before shift, and I have pretty red lights to move people out of my way. Becareful with speed, its amazing how many people completely over estimate their driving skills and the condition of their vehicles. And in California, wreckless is pretty much left up to the officer's determination. But 100+ is $1400, up to 3 days in jail, and god knows what to your insurance.
 

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Good point, ddm... Overestimating one's driving skills is a recipe for disaster.

The generational divide here is eternal. The old farts, (me included), and the 'young gunslingers,' We know we are gonna die, you guys don't know that yet. So be prudent. We've all done the speed thing.

Embellish a little and let it go. Like the story of the guy back from the high scool date with a real hottie. The kid says to his buddy, 'you wanna know what really happened on the date or what I'm gonna tell all the guys tomorrow at school?' Of course the buddy says, ' Tell me what you're gonna say tomorrow, I'm sure it's a better story'.

Above all, let's be careful out there guys.
 

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Hey safety Nanny!...In BC they've just introduced a law that does the above at 30km/hr. over the posted limit!....(and a .05 DUI rating too...with sweeping laws that let them compound your car for 24hrs with nothing more than smelling alcohol on your breath!!....makes it hard to have a glass of wine when out for a meal!!!!)
I read about that not too long ago. Good stuff!
 

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I took the CT to very high speeds when I was headed home from Florida on 95. It took me by surprise that the car was so eager to hop over that 100 mph mark lol. It was just to see what the car could do, was not an extended period of time. When I had my 08 v6 sedan, I was chasing after this dude on the Florida Turnpike at an avg of 115 for a good while. Car did not break a sweat and was surprised by how deserted the highway was. I did not realize how fast I was going and immediately slowed down because I was not by myself in the car. I am young and sometimes my foot just gets a little heavy lol. But I also know when I'm driving people around I'm responsible for them as well as myself.

I believe the highway patrol has a saying that goes "over nine you're mine." I speed sometimes but in NY its pretty much impossible to hit those kinds of speeds. Too many cars, too many crappy roads, too many cops lol. I drive normal (by normal I mean with the traffic) almost all of the time, especially if I'm not familiar with the area. Also because this is just isn't the car to do it in. Its very big and very heavy with thin tires. Maybe after my mods I'll feel different lol. I have been to race tracks but not with the CT lol. It's a lot of fun and they even dyno machines and you can get your car's actual HP.

Now in regards to the original post, I don't see any real problems with wanting to take off or adjusting the top speed limiter. It's not like he said hey I wanna drink a couple of beers and take it for a top gear test drive in a school zone at 2:30 pm. He did not specify why he wanted to it could have been for the race track, which a lot of ppl do on weekends. Also, what if he's like 50 yrs old as well and just wanted to know how to do do it. So he shouldn't have been thrown under the bus so soon. The fastest cars in the world are owned by old ppl because with few exceptions they're the only ppl that can afford the real fast cars. Of course they only speed on the race tracks (;) sure).

That being said, I know the older guys are just trying to look out and provide words of wisdom, which is appreciated. I had a friend that was on a motorcycle but someone in a car was speeding, hit him, and death was pretty much instant. I always drive defensively because I know I can only control myself and not the other people driving. But race tracks are fun and if I wasn't limited to 120 mph it would be more fun. Just not in the CT. When I go it will be in this...

 

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I let the ladies answer number 2 for me ::captain morgan pose:: lol...
 
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