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its so cool, how did you do it, did u just replace the bulbs to the temp thingy to blue ones, last week my valva performed simalarly but there was more and my zorst is blowing a bit, me thinks theres a hole.
Dunno what Ive had really Aaron, one problem is that on 18s and a Williams gearbox my speedo is out anyway, it always reads lower than the actual speed. Ive seen 137 on the clock, add quite a bit for the wheels etc, take off quite a bit for speedo error (common sense would suggest it reads high rather than low) and 135-140 sounds about right. Unfortunately I did that cos I was in a big hurry and didnt really have time to get a picture! Of course I was only in a hurry to get from one end of the airfield to the other.
I do seem to remember that mine when it was the standard box and 15s, used to do about the same kind of thing, 120 at 6 grand ie 20mph per 1000rpm in 5th. So taking it up to 7000 would net you a tasty 140, and with a chipped higher limit where you could take it to 7500 and not be in danger of bouncing off the limiter, youd be looking at the ton and a half.
Only problem is that in practice, the 16v really slows down at 125-130 in my experience and it takes forever to get any more speed once you get over 130, due to drag. Try a downhill run mate, see if you can do 150!
well........it done it wi 3 ppl in it.........as for how long to get there..........just a bit on the motorway on a slight downhill.........and i do believe the first post here is about speed @ rpm........so 120mph @6000rpm still stands wether it does it on a rollin road or on a patch of ice in my drive ?! as for 120mph being a bit of a poxy speed.........how often do any others drive above it i wonder?! Rob
Weve seen many many posts about top speeds and speedo accuracy. Basically, if youve got a 1.2 that says its doing 120, its really doing under 110mph. If you look at an Autocar test, itll confirm that - and when youre actually doing 60 itll say 65.
This is the same (though to a lesser degree) with cars like Volvos and Mercs. Its to cover the manufacturers arses. Imagine you were pulled for doing 75, but your speedo said it was 70mph - on a factory standard car. Doesnt happen. And the speedo over-reading is why.
The Clio 16v speedo is also a little inaccurate, though less so as I undertand it. So when it says 130mph itll be more like 125ish. Thats why you get people saying theyve had 140 on the clock - theyre not telling porkies, as thats what the speedo says. But in reality it wont be off the book top speed of 130mph.
yeah i agree wi the accuracy things.............hear it all the time.............the speedo still makes us drivers fel proud tho............and gives us something to talk about in the pub lol. My mate wi a 2002 saxo vtr wi piper x viper and full magnex had it at 142 on the limiter in 5th.............wont really be that fast.........but id be laughing if my speedo said that!