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Old 11-10-2006
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Most cars don't even hit top speed in 5th because it's OD. Top speed is usually achieved in 4th going into 5th topped out in 4th will slow you down. I had to put a chip in my pontiac to get rid of the speed limiter but I don't trust it over 120 and I'm on ZR rated tires and BCA bearings. My buddy took me over 150 in his Camaro SS on a 5 mile bridge in Tampa FL and its pretty un-safe. The windows blow out of the seals at around 140, street lines go solid and I can only describe it as tunnel vision. I know VW's get up to 200 now with new R32's are around.

check this out and you'll change your tune about GTI's...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PbTmjLfZnM
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my windows did not blow out of the seals or any thing but in vdubs 5th is not OD 6th is if you have it
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it poped out of 5th gear and a loud pop thats it and then no gears and my 1.8T is stock
You mean to have me believe a trans-axle type of vehical dumps a gear in its tree.. and the vehical rides all nicely to a stop?

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i dont think theres a 5 mile bridge in tampa. theres a 7 mile bridge in the keys though
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^^^^Jay, I like your avatar.......LOL

"Get'em!!" LOL

As for my Ranger, anything above 145mph my flaps automatically activate and the parachute deploys around 100mph......Ford's new speed limiter system.
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i need a parachute lol
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