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Old 10-30-2006, 08:15 PM   #121
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Re: max speed in ur car?

screw up I meant 302cid stupid typo
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it would take a hell of a lot to top the stuff this one comes up with.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #123
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if you knew anything about gearing and ratios, you'd know that wheel/tyre size, or more accurately, rolling circumfrence has a lot to do with gearing. the tyre surface is the final gearing, larger wheels give higher top speed and lower acceleration, and vise-versa. what the fuck do they have to do with anything? a lot, actually.
Um I have had 17 18 and 19" rims, Its the size of the rims that increase and as it does, the lower the profile tire usually. So overall they are the same size wheels....................... Well on public roads anyway.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:57 PM   #124
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Re: max speed in ur car?

the wheel size doesn't matter, the tyre size does. it's the rolling circumfrence that you use in the calculations. and unless your tyres have had the same rolling circumfrence then there's a difference in the gearing.

so, what gears do you have, what's the final drive and what's the engine's maximum rpm?
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:16 PM   #126
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Some quotes from a friend of mine thats 3kgt expert.

"that statement is fucking impossible"
"2nd gear on a 6 speed barley hits 73 @ 7000"
"and if they race gas for 20psi- they are on fucking crack, vr4 stock runs easily on 24"
"and if the car is a 6spd and does over 100 in 2nd, its top speed would be in excess of 300MPH"
" there were many design changes besides just an addition of an extra gear or two. the housings are tottaly different, as are the tcases, as are many other integral components,the W5MG1 is a 5 Spd AWD. W6MG1 is the 6SPD AWD, Both made by Getrag in Germany."
"there are actually 3 different versions of the W5MG1, 91 technically has the worst of them, 92 being about middle...and LATE 92 and 93 having the stronger W5MG1."
"fucking hilarious, stillen is umm in the US.. and usually doesnt mess with the 3kgt.. usually it is the 300zx's. 4 sec 0-60mph? Stock is 4.1"
"and if it lags til 4K-- something is def really fucking wrong"


I now know alot more about the subject than I cared for, but I just like the fact that a girl knows more about your car than you do.

One flaw in that: Steve Millen does a lot of work in New Zealand, though not as far as I am aware with Mitsubishis and cannot recall him ever driving one in the Targa Tasmania. As far as I'm aware , Millens work was only ever performed on 25 Primeras and around-about 100 Maximas that came off the Assembly line at Nissans Wiri (South Auckland) plant, though he's probably tuned a few private customer cars as well...
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Steve has done some work with Toyota - he did a truck for The Race to the Sky but didn't turn up last year (I think it's based on Baja racer). And his workshop was based in California where he lives.

He did some 300ZX's a few years ago too... the Nissan Maximas were licenced to use the Stillen name and he did work on the prototype car but the assembly was outsourced to a crowd in Auckland after they were completed on the CKD assembly line which is long gone...

Is it me or this thread got a little monotonous... personally all this CAPITAL LETTERS YELLING is getting a bit tedious, doncha think?
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

what was the question? 3kgt, just post your ratios already, I'm trying to learn, not get BSed by everyone. when false information flies around too much, everyone in the conversation loses credibility, that's why most people are staying out of this. So truthfully I want to see this come to an end because the suspense is frickin killing me.

I just hit 230 today

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Old 10-31-2006, 07:42 AM   #129
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... but what started this was the claim of 100mph in 2nd gear.
Last time I went 100 in 2nd gear it was in my brother's 1971 Chrysler Newport. Of course it's got a 3 speed transmission and 3.55 rear end. Shifts into 3rd at about 120. And chirps the tires.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:12 PM   #130
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

what was the question? 3kgt, just post your ratios already, I'm trying to learn, not get BSed by everyone. when false information flies around too much, everyone in the conversation loses credibility, that's why most people are staying out of this. So truthfully I want to see this come to an end because the suspense is frickin killing me.

I just hit 230 today

in GT4 lol
Bah, I've gone over 300 with that Cadillac Cien.


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Old 10-31-2006, 03:20 PM   #131
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Re: max speed in ur car?

Manoah - are you sure you're not expressing your speed in kph, instead of mph? That might clear up some confusion.
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I did reach the top speed in my Ford, though i can't temember it.

Fastest i've gone otherwise is either in a Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3T or a Volvo 760 2.8. both around 120-125mph.
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Manoah - are you sure you're not expressing your speed in kph, instead of mph? That might clear up some confusion.
This is my speedo



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Re: max speed in ur car?

you ever going to tell us your gear ratios and final drive?

or are you going to give up and admit that you've just been lying?
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This is my speedo

Ok, heres some serious questions:
Can you tell us some detailed history of the car?
Who prepared it for the Targa Tasmania?
How far did they get in the preparation?
Was it ever raced?
What condition was it in when you got it?
How did you get hold of it?
Why is it now a road legal car and not a race car?
What other prep was done to it?
Is it a NZ new car or a Jap import?
Where did you do 290kph on NZ roads?


The idea of 500+hp GTO is not all that unusual, nor is the idea of such a car being prepared for a Targa event.
The idea that an ex-race car is now a road legal car is not all that unusual either.
The idea that some guy on an internet forum living in New Plymouth happens to own such a car is possible, but getting to be unlikely.
But, a few details would clear it up. This wouldn't be the first such situation Iv seen that turned out to be quite real.
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