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What is stupider, going 165 mph, or going 165 mph without a seatbelt on?



Bring on the photoshop superheroes.

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At that speed you could have a 4 point harness, airbags and a roll cage, or have giant spikes coming out of your steering wheel...The result would be the same.
 

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Yes, but with a 5 point belt and a good cage, you *could* live.
 

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Originally posted by Kool_ZX3:
Hey man, Is That real???
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If its done in test mode


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What did I tell you?


A) In test mode, trip odometer is not displayed.

B) In test mode, engine coolant temp is maxed out.

C) It's not a photoshop. I don't even have photoshop.

Feel free to peruse the high-quality, unshrunk, unadulterated original. Select all the text, right-click and copy it into your address bar. Clicking the link WILL NOT WORK for some reason.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pc62445f9df99f276b5dbc6ba400f7161/fc09a9c8.jpg.orig.jpg

And the previous high-speed mark, also high-quality, unshrunk, and unadulterated.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid60/pe551840d06cefe5c60267543e22feb5b/fc3eff5e.jpg.orig.jpg

EDIT: Tried to fix links.

Andrew

[ 05-30-2003, 10:36 PM: Message edited by: andrew d b ]
 

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Originally posted by Zx3 focus racer:

whats stupid is redlining a cold motor!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">The motor was not cold; it was on for about 2 minutes before the test run was made. The oil temperature gauge (something exclusive to the SVT) is the most accurate gauge of the engine's temperature, and it was well within acceptable limits.

NOTE: If that engine speed is maintained, however, oil temperature CAN rise to dangerous levels.

Originally posted by Zx3 focus racer:

what is also stupid is taking a pic at 165
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">True. But why do it, if you are not going to have proof of it?

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Ok so this is real the motor was redlining and u were doing 165 mph??? If it is, Holy ****
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Did someone put their car up on jackstands?
 

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Originally posted by Penguini66:
Did someone put their car up on jackstands?
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I think we have a winner *ding* *ding* *ding*
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I think we have a loser *ding* *ding* *CLUNK*

The jackstand theory would be great... A) if I had thought of it, B) if I had jackstands and C) if the stock SVT wasn't limited to 7200 RPMs.

And kool_zx3 wasn't the driver, I was.

Sweet Jesus, a lot of cynics around here. That is O.K., I know what I did and so does the owner and mechanics of the vehicle.

Guess I will have to prep the ride, clear the course, and risk my life again. Of course, this time I will hire a camera crew to take video, a Highway Patrolman to radar me, and a Cessna to match my speed.

And still there will be doubters.

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what are your mods? stock SVT, full tank of gas, and driver, ON FLAT GROUND, will never ever hit 165. and if it did, it would take so long to get there, you'd be VERY VERY redlining the engine for quite some time. is that in 5th or 6th? is that even possible in 5th? because i doubt there'd be enough power in 6th to keep your speed.

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C) if the stock SVT wasn't limited to 7200 RPMs.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">again, mods? because you're obviously over 7200 rpms. so if you couldn't do it on jackstands, how are you doing it on the road? bigass hill?

[ 05-31-2003, 12:02 AM: Message edited by: FocusOnPunk ]
 

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take it to a track and give us some lap time prof or just giv us some more details. where was this done? what is done to the motor? i want to beleave you
 

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He probably just pulled the needles, repositioned them and then started the car. Obviously, there is no way that what is shown could be legit.
 

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what if he just moved the pointers? so when the car is actually at zero the guage is at 165 and so on...
 
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