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Your Top Speeds

  • Around 80 mph

    Votes: 14 2.5%
  • Around 100 mph

    Votes: 41 7.2%
  • Around 120 mph

    Votes: 175 30.7%
  • Around 140 mph

    Votes: 140 24.6%
  • 140+

    Votes: 200 35.1%
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Wonderful.. another stupid thread.

You can mathematically work out your theoretical top speed.

My 328 has a top speed of 145MPH @ 6500rpm with 235/45/R17 tires, a 5th gear ratio of 1:1 and a 3.46 diff ratio.
My 330 has a top speed of 194MPH @ 6500rpm with 255/40/R17 tires, a 6th gear ratio of 0.85:1 and a 2.93 diff ratio.

Whether you can reach those speeds depends entirely variables which you can't take into account, but I have a feeling the 328 would make it to ~140 and the 330 would die out at about 165 because it wouldn't have enough power to overcome the wind resistance. The most i've ever been (100% truthful) is about 100MPH. I think one of these days i'll have to take it past that, but cops here take absolutely no bs and are around every corner.
 

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I went 350mph once in my Jeep.
I hit 105 mph downhill with tailwind (only possible way to do this) in my wrangler with the top down. I literally **** my pants - the car sounded and rattled like it was about to simply back all the bolts out and fall apart. Not to mention I had ringing in my ear for 2 days.

110 mph for about 3 seconds is my top in the e46. This was on the freeway in a remote area at around 2AM.
 

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LOL, the fastest I've got my car is close to it's theoretical governed speed but never got there because I felt it was taking too long to get there and I felt like I was gonna go back in time after my tires caught fire from the friction.

I got to 147MPH GPS speed. The speedo was pinned way past that in the car. I have the limiter disabled but I guess going past 155MPH is kinda pointless unless you truely could go back in time. :p
 
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