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View Poll Results: What's the fastest you've EVER driven?
100 to 120 10 12.82%
120 to 140 18 23.08%
140 plus 47 60.26%
10 over and that's it! 3 3.85%
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#71 Old 11-17-2012, 06:07 AM
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as a stupid kid I drove my evo VIII upwards of 155....like I said, stupid kid.
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233 kph which is roughly 145 mph in my lighly modded 2010 MINI Clubman S on the autobahn. I hit 150mph on the autobahn in another car.

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Wow I can't imagine 233 kph in a MINI. I've got a friend with a Cooper S. He's modded it and thinks it's the fastest thing around, so he drives it like he stole it (now keep in mind this is a 60+ year old man who should know better). So not long after changing the pulley on the SC (or turbo, whatever it is those have) he took me for a ride. He ran it up to about 80 mph, and while yes it felt planted, that thing felt just plain tiny on the road. It seemed like riding in a go cart at those speeds. Talk about feeling vulnerable. ha ha. Fun little car on the twisty roads though.


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Yeah 10-15 khp over the limit isn't uncommon here either. You may get stopped for 10 khp over (6-7 mph over), but not likely to get a ticket. 15 kph is a little more likely to get you stopped, and possibly a ticket (9-10 mph over), but again depends on the officer. You don't really start getting into everyone stopping you until you start getting in the range of 20 kph over.


Here in Md, I read a news article "debunking" the alleged "10mph" cushion, that most folks are aware of, and that most officers on O.com acknowledge. As proof, the high level MSP officer being quoted used the statistic that most of the tickets written were for less than 10mph over. The author even put in a blurb about the fact that most officers, barring other reasons, will write tickets down to 7-9mph over to "cut a break" to the offender.

Just cracked me up......

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Wow I can't imagine 233 kph in a MINI. I've got a friend with a Cooper S. He's modded it and thinks it's the fastest thing around, so he drives it like he stole it (now keep in mind this is a 60+ year old man who should know better). So not long after changing the pulley on the SC (or turbo, whatever it is those have) he took me for a ride. He ran it up to about 80 mph, and while yes it felt planted, that thing felt just plain tiny on the road. It seemed like riding in a go cart at those speeds. Talk about feeling vulnerable. ha ha. Fun little car on the twisty roads though.
They actually have both. The 2002-2006 S models were supercharged and they went turbo in 2007.

The car was lowered on H&R springs, H&R rear sway bar, M7 front strut, 18's and a HUGE StopTech big brake kit up front. As far as the motor it was stock other than the air intake and exhaust. 233 was just pretty much topped out. The stock computer limited revs in 6th so all I could do was limit drag and mod to get up there as quick as possible. It took a nice stretch of A8 to do it. Gotta love living near the home of Porsche and Mercedes.

Looks like there are a few forum members that can't keep from posting if they don't have anything nice to say. Having a restricted section would be the best place to discuss questionable activity like street racing or excessive speed, but that subject has already been covered, poorly.
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I was trying to out run a famous Kansas Thunder storm...I maxed out my R/T max....it was 160...didn't get hit by hail and that is all I was worried about. :-)


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Here in Md, I read a news article "debunking" the alleged "10mph" cushion, that most folks are aware of, and that most officers on O.com acknowledge. As proof, the high level MSP officer being quoted used the statistic that most of the tickets written were for less than 10mph over. The author even put in a blurb about the fact that most officers, barring other reasons, will write tickets down to 7-9mph over to "cut a break" to the offender.

Just cracked me up......

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...3603.htmlstory
Well the 10 mph cushion IS a myth. There is no such cushion, and FWIW here in Ohio people seem to think that 5 mph is safe.... again not true. The limit is the limit, and you can be stopped for exceeding it. The further over it you are the more likely you are to get a ticket. Mainly because each officer has their own "cushion". So while officer "A" may stop you at 4 over, officer "B" may not do so until 8 over. So going 10 over both "A" and "B" are going to stop you. Therefor, the faster you are the more likely you are to get a ticket, just because you'll be outside more officer's warning zone.
As for marking a lower speed than was checked just to be nice. I can't speak for all officers, but I've never done it. IMHO it's dishonest, and no different than marking a speed up. Yes it's true you had to go 5 mph over to be checked at 10 mph over, but the officer is supposed to be marking the checked speed, not the speed you were going at some random point. If they're not comfortable doing their job, and can't take someone being upset about the fine, they either need to not write a ticket for that speed, or find another job.
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Huh? I guess there's supposed to be an insult there? I didn't get it, but then I believe in creation not evolution. Was that supposed to be some sort of evolutionary dig that I missed? Seriously, I'm not trying to be insulting, I'm just trying to figure out the joke/insult.

So this whole thread derailment is from an issue on another thread. Do we really need to go there? Can't we just leave crap from bad threads on that thread, so they don't all get buggered up. I'd hate to see this forum turn into one of those typical ones where everyone is bickering all the time. Come guys call a truce.
No need to explain it about it, I rather not even discuss it. We obviously have very different opinions. Thats that.

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Well the 10 mph cushion IS a myth. There is no such cushion, and FWIW here in Ohio people seem to think that 5 mph is safe.... again not true. The limit is the limit, and you can be stopped for exceeding it. The further over it you are the more likely you are to get a ticket. Mainly because each officer has their own "cushion". So while officer "A" may stop you at 4 over, officer "B" may not do so until 8 over. So going 10 over both "A" and "B" are going to stop you. Therefor, the faster you are the more likely you are to get a ticket, just because you'll be outside more officer's warning zone.
As for marking a lower speed than was checked just to be nice. I can't speak for all officers, but I've never done it. IMHO it's dishonest, and no different than marking a speed up. Yes it's true you had to go 5 mph over to be checked at 10 mph over, but the officer is supposed to be marking the checked speed, not the speed you were going at some random point. If they're not comfortable doing their job, and can't take someone being upset about the fine, they either need to not write a ticket for that speed, or find another job.
This is what drive me nuts about the law enforcement. And also annoys about the people that drill people for speeding. Even technically by law the term "Limit" is the MAXIMUM, so even the so call people that drills people for speeding, when they're doing 5 over they're breaking the law too. I mean I'm glad there is "cushion" but the rather inconsistently stories I hear about people getting pull over is ridicoulous. One time I had a gf from KY that pull for doing ONE OVER...ONE....

I mean I generally have always stay 5-7 MPG over when I drive next to a or close to an officer and never once gotten a dirty look. So at least its pretty consistent here. However I'm still not a big fan of each officer having "their own cushoin"...as if we need to empower them to feel even more like they can do as they pleased. I mean shots you're of the few exceptions I have seen. You seen like a general good law enforcement officer. I have trouble seeing you flying down the road doing 85 with a cellphone next to your ear while in process see someones on their cell phone and pulls them over for it.


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Well the 10 mph cushion IS a myth. There is no such cushion, and FWIW here in Ohio people seem to think that 5 mph is safe.... again not true. The limit is the limit, and you can be stopped for exceeding it. The further over it you are the more likely you are to get a ticket. Mainly because each officer has their own "cushion". So while officer "A" may stop you at 4 over, officer "B" may not do so until 8 over. So going 10 over both "A" and "B" are going to stop you. Therefor, the faster you are the more likely you are to get a ticket, just because you'll be outside more officer's warning zone.
As for marking a lower speed than was checked just to be nice. I can't speak for all officers, but I've never done it. IMHO it's dishonest, and no different than marking a speed up. Yes it's true you had to go 5 mph over to be checked at 10 mph over, but the officer is supposed to be marking the checked speed, not the speed you were going at some random point. If they're not comfortable doing their job, and can't take someone being upset about the fine, they either need to not write a ticket for that speed, or find another job.
While partially true, our measurement equipment has an acceptable error of +/- 1 MPH. So, knowing this, 56 in a 55 would be thrown out in court. Now some departments do things differently, but mine issued tickets for 70 and over in a 55 MPH zone. We may pull you over and issue a warning for 65, but we won't cite. Every department is different though. One thing to remember (as LEOs) is to keep your radar calibration log up to date! If you don't, the offender could own you in court!

My personal opinion is that speed limits are just money makers for the county. Reckless driving is a different story. My department always marked down on tickets. For 70 MPH, we usually wrote 65. Once again, all departments and officers are different.

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I was trying to out run a famous Kansas Thunder storm...I maxed out my R/T max....it was 160...didn't get hit by hail and that is all I was worried about. :-)


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