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Car speedos which make you giggle

Car speedos which make you giggle

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welshjohn

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1,215 posts

89 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Why do car manafactuers put the topspeed on the speedo totally at a point where the car has no chance in hell of reaching..?



For example my 1.8 Laguna probably 120mph flat out.dont even think the 3.0 would any where near that.sorry I'm bored ..

Urban Sports

11,321 posts

111 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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It's so your children can tell other children how fast their Dad's car goes.

Keyser Soze

16,273 posts

99 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Urban Sports said:
It's so your children can tell other children how fast their Dad's car goes.
yes


Although mine makes me chuckle

Has up to 180 on the speedo

Limited to 155 smile

StuartGGray

7,342 posts

136 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Keyser Soze said:
Urban Sports said:
It's so your children can tell other children how fast their Dad's car goes.
yes


Although mine makes me chuckle

Has up to 180 on the speedo

Limited to 155 smile
That's to show you how fast it WILL go without the "agreement" hehe

welshjohn

Original Poster:

1,215 posts

89 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mine would blow up before it even got near 155 biggrin
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Hoygo

725 posts

69 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Vw Scirocco 140 Tdi

190 mph speedo (180 indicated) Wtf?

EvoSlayer

1,952 posts

93 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Didn't old XR3i speedo's go up to 140, pretty optimistic for 105hp or whatever they were.

Astra Dan

1,402 posts

92 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Digital FTW. Think it says 288 then 156 when it 'boots up'.

Viper

9,900 posts

181 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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here's one i swapped out smile





GroundEffect

9,483 posts

64 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mine reads to 190mph. Car is 'geared' to 193mph, electronically limited to 155mph but will do about 165mph in 5th with a theoretical top speed of about 172mph. Not really that optimistic.

DickyC

24,228 posts

106 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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The original Cooper S, with the same drag factor as St Pauls Cathedral, had a 130mph speedo. At 100 any Mini was going to hit a wall of drag and need an enormous amount of power to exceed it.

DaveH23

1,759 posts

78 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mine has 140 on the clock amd have heard of several people achieving this.

Ive had mine to 120 and wouldn't feel safe going any quicker in such a light car.

Keyser Soze

16,273 posts

99 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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DaveH23 said:
Mine has 140 on the clock amd have heard of several people achieving this.

Ive had mine to 120 and wouldn't feel safe going any quicker in such a light car.
If your garage is up to date I think that would be 50% fun 50% scary as fk

JBT

63 posts

54 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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EvoSlayer said:
Didn't old XR3i speedo's go up to 140, pretty optimistic for 105hp or whatever they were.
Even more optimistic, most of the Mk3 Escort models had the same speedo, meaning my Dads beige 1.3L 3 door (in beige - the paint code said 'Dove Grey'!) was at least 45mph shy of the end of the speedo on a good day. He got 70 out of it in 3rd once though, which felt more like 200mph to my 10 year old self, such was the wind noise and racket coming from under the bonnet.

danyeates

6,932 posts

130 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Company Pajero import, has had the kmh speedo converted to mph, goes to 180mph! I reckon it'll struggle to do 100mph!

v8will

3,010 posts

104 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Simple answer of aesthetics and economics. How many cars within one range have an identical top speed and just imagine how crap you'd feel if your diesel what not had a 115mph clock fitted?


Dogwatch

4,306 posts

130 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Manufacturer's standardisation across several models?

Doesn't matter anyway as the top speed will be illegal (yawn) and the indicated speed is always an over reading.

welshjohn

Original Poster:

1,215 posts

89 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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So then most of you guys your cars could probably reach the top speed shown on the speedo.restriictions removed etc.so I here by declare I probably have the crappiest car on piston heads

Nedzilla

2,386 posts

82 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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When we were kids we always argued 'whats the top speed on your dads car speedo'?. Whoever's had the highest number was assumed to be the fastest car,simple as that!

P I Staker

3,307 posts

64 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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DaveH23 said:
Mine has 140 on the clock amd have heard of several people achieving this.

Ive had mine to 120 and wouldn't feel safe going any quicker in such a light car.
I've had mine up to an indicated 110 (Tops out at that)and it felt ok. Cant remember what my clock goes up to I guess its the same as your GTI, so very optimistic indeed. smile