What an idiot. Yeah... usually it's someone with a ricer who talks smack. Typically, vehicles are electronically limited to the safe range for the tire. ZRs are good to over 200mph and these all season performance tires are good for sustained 130mph. I would like to see his face when he lines up with one of these new RTs... people have been doing low 5 second 0-60 times—one guy got a 5.056 0-60 stock! Better yet, I would like to see his Civic roll with one from 60 or 80.
I remember picking on those ricers all the time with my car lol. Granted, there are a very select few who are real tuners, but most were rice. I was only beaten once... that was by a old VW Golf with a modified VR6 engine tuned to produce 220whp with heads, port/polish and countless other bolt ons. His race weight was 2200lbs.
I had three other people in the car and my two military A bags filled with gear. He got me from the dig and the roll, but I had still had a lot more top end. He still would've smoked me though. That little car was a freaking go cart lol.
Yeah, don't worry about it... there are a lot of ricers that like to talk smack. If you want a higher top end, just slap on some ZRs and raise the limiter with a tuner.
It does take a lot more power to go a couple more mph, but being more aerodynamic is going to cost much less than power. If you can be more aerodynamic, it's going to give you the extra mph—without needing 700-800hp.
Last edited by AFPVet; 11-08-2012 at 08:18 PM.