Shift to 6th after you hit the governor and you should be able to set the cruise control at around 135mph/220kph @ 6000 revs. Just be safe and make sure your tires can handle it.
|Quote, originally posted by AbyssGT03 Â»|
|I just got back to Germany with my Vibe, after being in Iraq for a year. So far I haven't pushed as hard as I can, but bone stock I have hit 132mph in 5th Gear. At that speed I was pushing around 7200 RPM. I had to slow down because of traffic. I will keep you posted...|
My best two experiences in Autobahn driving were in a Mercedes A-class (rock-solid at 120+ MPH) and a Volvo V70 wagon that I had pushing 140 (hey... I was running late for my flight at the Flughafen!).
My Vibe: '03 Base, 5-speed, ABS, Alum. Wheels, Power Pkg, DVD Nav., Security, Neptune/Graphite
The car is very stable at speeds of 100+, in fact I was surprized. Many of my friends with American cars talked about air lifting the front in of American cars up and causing it to wonder over the road. German cars in General sit lower than American cars, and is notice on most of the cars I have seen by 1 to 2 inches.
I don't have a wing or suspension lowering kit and it handles fine. I am running stock Goodyear RSA's that came with the car. They seem to handle and run corners and high speeds great.
I don't know about a govenor on the car, as I frequently hit 8000 rpm with no problems. I am curious to see what speed I can hit in 6th gear at 7200 rpm. Oh...and I run only Mobile 1 in the engine. Have considered running Royal Purple racing oil, which is suppose to be very good to.
I am going to go to Nurburing (spelling) (race track in Germany near Belgium) as I understand you can run street cars on it. If you do a search on the web you can find it, there are a couple of great sights.
I've had mine up near the 90-95 mark, never for very long, and it feels VERY unstable to me...
Granted, that could have something to do with our roads, but who knows.
My tires lately seem to be a bit shaky too...almost feels like the sidewalls are flexing. I gotta check the pressures and the tread, they could be nearing the end of their life.
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