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Re: 120mph??? Yes.
>Regardless of whether there is traffic on the road or not...what happens if
>a tire blows? There isn't anything that's going to save you...not at those
>speeds, not even the beloved quattro system.
Man, I had this happen in a Ford van. I was in the middle of literally
nowhere. A long not to steep grade lay ahead of me. I pushed the pedal to
the metal. The speedo on the van goes to 85. I had it wrapped all the way
around to 5 or 10. I must have been going near 120. Then, the back right
tire tread came off. IT REALLY SCARED ME. I will NEVER EVER do that again
in a huge 7000 pound vehicle with out speed rated tires. It was only me in
Glad to be here today.
BTW, yeah I have hit nearly 170 mph before, but again only me on a desolate
road. I went there specifically to see how fast I could go. Car was a V8 5
speed. I was going down hill again. Once I hit what I though was max speed
I reset the digital average speed display. When I was going slow enough to
look at it, it read 168. Man what a rush.
Okay, before the flaming starts, I am a VERY sensible drive in traffic and
towns. I will never ever go these high speed runs with anyone in the car.