[200q20v] 200 20V at speed

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Fri Jul 27 09:56:20 EDT 2001

On Friday, July 27, 2001 8:16 AM, Gorman, Ken (PA62) 
[SMTP:ken.gorman at honeywell.com] wrote:
> Paul,
> Is your card chipped?  155 is pretty fast.  Setting aside my inadequate
> driving skills, the tired suspension on my car, lack of nice straight hiways
> with little traffic in my area (outside Philadelphia, PA), and inadequate
> rubber (dunlop d60 a2), I doubt the engine (stock 3b)  in my car could ever
> produce enough oomph to get my car to 155.  I did, however, manage to get it
> up to 115.  There's a huge difference between 115 and 155.  And you said you
> wanted to top out the car.  155 wasn't topped out?
> If I invest several thousand dollars (upgraded suspension, new rubber, chip,
> new vacuum hoses, and some driving lessons), perhaps I could approach the
> numbers you posted.

Before mine was chipped, it would *indicate* 155 pretty easily...but that was 
optimistic as I speculated from timed miles at 75mph, then found out for sure 
when I got my GPS. Post-chip, the best run - not more than a couple miles - has 
been GPS-indicated 153, speedo was saying something like 167. Stock BBS wheels, 
Goodyear Eagle Aquatread in 215/60-15 (stock size). Bilsteins, stock springs, 
and no vacuum/other hoses or solenoid/duty-cycle pieces have been replaced yet. 
James still gives me crap about doing that the night before President Bill was 
to arrive at our local airport, on the road that runs along the backside of the 

Henry Harper
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah3  hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 112k, started last night for the first time in a couple 
months, really need to fix a/c
1988 GTI 16v, 221k

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