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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 09-28-2006
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i dont know how fast my ranger really goes...the govner kicks in a 90 mph
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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.

Maybe not your truck, but mine sure is!
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someone is braggin.

Maybe
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what vid? i cant seem to find it?
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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)

That might work ok with a manual tranny and a clutch that has no slippage what so ever, but I highly doubt it will work with a 5 speed auto with a stall converter and lockup. I might be wrong, but there are too many other factors for that to be accurate.
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what vid? i cant seem to find it?

The one you loaded for my site's front page
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That might work ok with a manual tranny and a clutch that has no slippage what so ever, but I highly doubt it will work with a 5 speed auto with a stall converter and lockup. I might be wrong, but there are too many other factors for that to be accurate.
Doesn't lockup mean "locked up" no-slipping? If so than that is the same as a clutch, you just need your final gear ratio. But in a stock automatic yes that forumla is not accurate, there is some losses due to slip but should be with in 5-10% error?
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about 88 is all my truck has.....with the 4.56's......i can get going faster down hill, but not much more on straight flat land....
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Doesn't lockup mean "locked up" no-slipping? If so than that is the same as a clutch, you just need your final gear ratio. But in a stock automatic yes that forumla is not accurate, there is some losses due to slip but should be with in 5-10% error?
Well you are prolly right 5-10%, but at wide open throttle, the tranny comes out of lock up. So im really not sure if anything is accurate except a radar or gps...
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I dunno how fast it will go but I made sure the speed limiter was gone after I put in the program from my Bama Tuner and it was...lol! I guess I got it up to 105 for a really short period of time and that was way faster than I felt comfortable while driving it. I hit a max of maybe 75-80 on the interstate now and no faster. I remember when I was in high school (early/mid 90's) back in my dumber days most cars only had 85mph speedometers and we would see who could wrap them around the farthest...lol! The '87 Escort GT I had at the time would bounce the needle off of the trip odometer reset button sleeve if I got a good run going down hill! Man that poor car saw some hell but it never broke on me.
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I want to know why car manufacturers make their cars to go 90-110 mph when you can only legally go 55mph in most places, and about 75mph max on interstate.
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ive done somewhere around 90, my '88 would only do 75 though.
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I put a lot of highway miles on my 02 FX4, And 92 MPH is the top end even after the new 32x11.5 T/A's were added.
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She has almost 164,000 miles and runes like new, Except for the Torsen carrier is now busted apart.
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How many RPM are you guys hitting. It at least has to be around 5200.
I hit 5200 at 115mph, got it on video..

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i have never been over 90 in my truck
i havent been over 80 in mine. i just dont wanna push it that hard since it is my daily driver
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had the speedo in mine say 90 with the 38 and the 5.13's.
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130+ mph here. Heh. Got to love a truck with no governor.
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