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View Poll Results: Top Speed of Your Ranger
Less Than 90 mph 21 15.67%
92 mph 40 29.85%
93-100 mph 33 24.63%
101 -105 mph 8 5.97%
106 - 110 mph 6 4.48%
111 - 115 mph 6 4.48%
116 - 120 mph 6 4.48%
Over 120 mph 14 10.45%
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Old 09-20-2006
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what the crap my governor kicks in at 89 i cant even do 90
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ive went 90-95 then i blew a tire lol...scary stuff...its funny i see people say alot of stuff about its bad breaking the law..but i see some of the same people making a comments on how fast they went lol..isnt that breaking the law.lol im just saying..thats all
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What are you people thinking?
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Old 09-21-2006
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my ranger doesn't like to go over 75-80...
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90, damn governer
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You guys doing over 100 are nuts!!!!
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How many RPM are you guys hitting. It at least has to be around 5200.
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I can't remember but you could do the math

118mph= (X rpm * 31" * pi * 60min *1ft * 1mile) / (4.1 rev * 12" * 5280ft *1hr)

X=5248 rpm that is using a 1:1 4th gear ratio and 31" tires

Looks like 6000 rpm will get you to 134.96 mph with my set up.
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How many RPM are you guys hitting. It at least has to be around 5200.

couple weekends ago, was stupid doing this but..

35s, 4.56s @ 115mph = 5800 rpms for me she was pretty much out of breath.
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I've only been 80 in my truck, it got there with ease, and it has a 2.5l. This morning, I pulled out into the road real fast, and got up to 70 and didn't even know it and had to slow down.
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couple weekends ago, was stupid doing this but..

35s, 4.56s @ 115mph = 5800 rpms for me she was pretty much out of breath.
See I thought the same with my truck at 118mph, the speedo just wasn't moving any more. I'm thinking the drag at ~115 and up is close to the max engine torque.
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Could very well be, I know it was 4 of us down a 4 lane interstate. 3 people were on 35s and 1 on 33s.

With my 4.56s i didnt have much left. Bill and Mark have 4.10s and they didnt seem to have to much trouble running those speeds but i wasnt in their truck.

Evan with 33s was in front of me so he did pretty well.
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I think I would have more if there wasnt so much extra drag and turbulence being created by the front light bar and roof light bar.
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i think mine was around 3800-4000.. i dont remember though.. i was lookin at the road
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Umm.... lol i dont know how fast i have been in my truck... the speedo runs to 120 and the needle was sitting at "D" on my shift indicator. Anyone know how to translate that to mph???
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hahaha..thats awsome..lol..**BIG SMILE**
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WOOT WOOT! Go on w. your bad self homie.

Now that I'm 'lowered' my truck topped out at 87, seriously. I'm guessing cuz of the downsize in tires.

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since mine only goes up to 85 im just guestimating........almost to 100,

i hit 85 and was still accelerating
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Umm.... lol i dont know how fast i have been in my truck... the speedo runs to 120 and the needle was sitting at "D" on my shift indicator. Anyone know how to translate that to mph???

get a gps and check it lol.. whats what i had to do
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get a gps and check it lol.. whats what i had to do
Well Im not going to do that again. I was running like 6 grand in overdrive and kinda blew the tranny up... It was fun, but that like everything else I have done with the truck has cost me too much money... I keep her under 110 most of the time now.


Edit: Zabeard has the video of me doing that somewhere...
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I hope 1 of you chuckle-heads don't take anyone else out when you kill yourself.

These vehicles and their tires are not made to safely go that fast.
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Well Im not going to do that again. I was running like 6 grand in overdrive and kinda blew the tranny up... It was fun, but that like everything else I have done with the truck has cost me too much money... I keep her under 110 most of the time now.


Edit: Zabeard has the video of me doing that somewhere...
im sure i do somewhere. have to hunt it down.
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Umm.... lol i dont know how fast i have been in my truck... the speedo runs to 120 and the needle was sitting at "D" on my shift indicator. Anyone know how to translate that to mph???

someone is braggin.
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I have the 4.0 35'S and I think 3:73 once u hit 70 anything else takes forever to get to wont go much over 82 but takes like a constant 5 minutes to get that fast
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Umm.... lol i dont know how fast i have been in my truck... the speedo runs to 120 and the needle was sitting at "D" on my shift indicator. Anyone know how to translate that to mph???
Use the forumla if you know you were at 6000 rpm you can find out your speed.

Speed = (rpm * tire diameter (in inches) * 3.14 * 60 * transmission ratio (1 for 4th gear) )/( rear axle gear ratio * 63360)


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These vehicles and their tires are not made to safely go that fast.
I agree. And each person has to make their own choice and live with the reaction.
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