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I am not promoting "RECKLESS DRIVING". I'm just curious. I have driven my 01 over 90+ MPH on an open freeway a couple times unnoticed. Some people thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE. For those people who thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE please please don't read this thread.


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180 km/h (112 mph) on a completely empty stretch of highway (at least 1 mile behind and ahead) with no passengers. This is the Ody's governed top speed.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bjk2001:
I am not promoting "RECKLESS DRIVING". I'm just curious. I have driven my 01 over 90+ MPH on an open freeway a couple times unnoticed. Some people thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE. For those people who thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE please please don't read this thread.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mclarke:
180 km/h (112 mph) on a completely empty stretch of highway (at least 1 mile behind and ahead) with no passengers. This is the Ody's governed top speed.

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How does Ody govern the speed? By RPM?


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bjk2001:
How does Ody govern the speed? By RPM?
My guess is road speed. If it's by rpm, I suspect they take into account what gear the transmission is in.

My previous car, a '94 T-Bird governed out at 110. I tried it in 4th gear OD and in 3rd gear. It made no difference in the speed the car was going when the engine shut down. Although I haven't tried this with the Ody, I suspect it's probably common practice.

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Took mine up to 210Km/hour (~126MPH) on
a very long open stretch, restricted access road.

Its a 2000 EX

Best regards from Canada

RobertC

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bjk2001:
I am not promoting "RECKLESS DRIVING". I'm just curious. I have driven my 01 over 90+ MPH on an open freeway a couple times unnoticed. Some people thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE. For those people who thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE please please don't read this thread.


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You lucky duck! I wish we had some of those around here! Cops come in swarms around here (luckily they haven't caught me!).

My brother got his beater '86 Ranger (automatic) up to 120 on I-15. He doesn't fall under the safe driver category, unfortunately (at least his truck bit the dust and he is now driving a sardine can with wheels). Oh, and did I mention that he has FIVE speeding tickets and I have NONE!! Ha ha, I even have a waaaay nicer car too!

*gloating*

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My guess is that top speed is governed by the speedometer, since engine RPM isn't that high at top speed; but who knows with all of the computerized junk these days. There's really no way to tell what the actual top speed is without a radar/lidar gun, but few people are going to blast through a speed trap just to see "what she'll do".

For those who don't know, electronic speed governors are there to ensure that the speed rating on the tires isn't exceeded.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mclarke:
My guess is that top speed is governed by the speedometer, since engine RPM isn't that high at top speed; but who knows with all of the computerized junk these days. There's really no way to tell what the actual top speed is without a radar/lidar gun, but few people are going to blast through a speed trap just to see "what she'll do".

For those who don't know, electronic speed governors are there to ensure that the speed rating on the tires isn't exceeded.


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mclarke:

Speedometer makes sense to me!

Michelle:

Knock on wood.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bjk2001:
Some people thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE. For those people who thinks FAST is IRRESPONSIBLE please please don't read this thread.


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I agree--fast is notirresponsible in most circumstances. Driving at 100 MPH on an open freeway is perfectly fine in my book...but trying to go 100 weaving in and out of traffic is VERY irresponsible.

I can't promise I'll drive my Ody like a granny. In fact, I'll probably make a few runs with the GTech just to see what it can do.
The Ody will be my wife's car, and she's a much worse speed demon than I am!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 99Snake:
I agree--fast is notirresponsible in most circumstances. Driving at 100 MPH on an open freeway is perfectly fine in my book...but trying to go 100 weaving in and out of traffic is VERY irresponsible.

I can't promise I'll drive my Ody like a granny. In fact, I'll probably make a few runs with the GTech just to see what it can do.
The Ody will be my wife's car, and she's a much worse speed demon than I am!
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Is she? LOL!
Who won the speed title?

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Actually, there is a very easy way to accurately judge your speed. With GPS! Too bad the Honda factory GPS doesn't have that feature, but many other aftermarket units do, and they're quite accurate. Sure hope they raise the limiter for the 240HP of the 2002...but probably not if it has the same tires.

I just came from a 2001 V70 T5. 130mph easy. I mean TOO easy. My GPS stores the highest speed since reset. I'll have to keep that one in there.

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