: Speed+windows down=bad



253ctsv
07-21-13, 05:45 PM
Just to let you all know. Although summer cruising with the windows down is fun. If you're going to do over I'd say about 130 keep at least your back windows up. The wind can be a little violent and actually break the snaps that hold your interior trim on. In particular the trim around the back seat belt

FuzzyLogic
07-21-13, 06:29 PM
Yeah, we know. It's been a couple of years since someone ripped the A-pillar trim off, though.

RyRidesMotoX
07-21-13, 07:42 PM
My sail panel back there broke too... Yanked the plastic right past the bole and broke the whole damn thing. I'll probably get off my ass and epoxy it back together at some point. But I really don't care a whole lot. I tucked it back into the rubber weather stripping around the window and the door and its holding up decently enough for me to not worry about it much.

253ctsv
07-21-13, 10:06 PM
Also lost my plastic skid plate on the front. It was attached on the front but dragging on the bottom. I think this happened around the same time because I noticed my hood moving around a lot and when I checked it seemed secure. I attribute it to the increased air coming up by the radiator

mstrjon32
07-22-13, 12:46 AM
My plastic skid plate on the front ripped off when I was going 140 and the noise it made as it came off was epic. It's pretty scary when things break at that speed.

Also, you're going to want to keep your sunroof closed if you're driving over 130...

mberisha
07-22-13, 07:47 AM
^^^^yeah...that!

DDS rollin a CTS
07-22-13, 09:57 AM
Also, you're going to want to keep your sunroof closed if you're driving over 130...

Wasn't there an issue with people shattering their sunroofs or rippling the sheetmetal behind them when driving over a certain speed? Doesn't matter to me though, I've got the rare and desirable "sunroof delete".

lollygagger8
07-22-13, 12:33 PM
Wasn't there an issue with people shattering their sunroofs or rippling the sheetmetal behind them when driving over a certain speed? Doesn't matter to me though, I've got the rare and desirable "sunroof delete".

Sunroof Delete FTW.

mstrjon32
07-22-13, 12:35 PM
Wasn't there an issue with people shattering their sunroofs or rippling the sheetmetal behind them when driving over a certain speed? Doesn't matter to me though, I've got the rare and desirable "sunroof delete".

Maybe, I was doing around 130 with it once and the wind caught the roof, causing it to resonate and the entire car to shake. I slammed on the brakes when it happened, but I think if I had kept going it would have warped the metal on the roof...

ctsvoom
07-22-13, 09:03 PM
I'm almost ashamed to admit I've never had this car over probably 90 mph. I should do something about that and ill keep the windows up after reading this.

FuzzyLogic
07-22-13, 09:06 PM
How many people are in the 160+ mph club? *raises hand*

FoD
07-22-13, 10:06 PM
Not with this car. 140 something...in Mexico of course.

fej
07-22-13, 10:59 PM
I am in "the club" with the old z28 and the z06 was in a club up 1 category. I really don't drive the V very hard, probably seen 120, on a closed course of course. Kids and life stuff slow down your top end jaunts it seems.

Fej

CTSV_Rob
07-22-13, 11:02 PM
Buck forty on the track was the fastest I've been.

H-town_V
07-23-13, 12:49 AM
193mph on my 05 R1. I was using a GPS speedo that's like 99.9% accurate.

Also did about 190 in a ACR viper but I wasn't driving:( ...All in Mexico of course

mstrjon32
07-23-13, 01:26 AM
How many people are in the 160+ mph club? *raises hand*

I had the limiter removed a few months ago and have gotten it to 158...but getting north of 150 is always a challenge. I suppose one day I'll have to wake up at 6 AM on a Sunday and hit the A66 towards Frankfurt, probably the only time/place around here it would be possible.

mberisha
07-23-13, 01:52 AM
^^^that is a nice stretch of AutoBahn....

BTW...I was able to hit 161 in a diesel Benz I rented while playing w/a Porsche.... I'll have to find the vid....

Also...I averaged 29.6 mpg headed to Munich....gotta love Diesels....

odla
07-23-13, 01:21 PM
164 here in the v.

253ctsv
07-23-13, 03:24 PM
193mph on my 05 R1. I was using a GPS speedo that's like 99.9% accurate.

Also did about 190 in a ACR viper but I wasn't driving:( ...All in Mexico of course

I have a 05r1 too! Only been to a buck 40 tho. And it's geared down so probly only 125 or so. Anything over 110 on a bike is kinda scary lol

brngrhd
07-23-13, 06:59 PM
In my 468cid 69 vette I hit a 6500 chip with 3.25 gears and 28inch tall tires..... Comes out to 166....

RyRidesMotoX
07-24-13, 04:33 PM
I had the cobalt up to 150mph at Fontana on the banked front "straight". I have had the cobalt faster in the middle of the night, probably 130-2 am, going through Mexico on in between Tucson and Yuma LOL. There is NOTHING out there lol. With the tune limiting the car to 7k rpm in top gear and not the 155mph speed limiter it got to 160 and had more. I got pulled over probably 2 miles after I settled down to 80mph. Haha.

seeyouinajif
07-24-13, 08:00 PM
Good to know, was planning on heading to Mexico once I got some decent tires (two are h rated). Ill make sure to roll windows up when I cross the border


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mstrjon32
07-25-13, 01:08 AM
I had the cobalt up to 150mph at Fontana on the banked front "straight". I have had the cobalt faster in the middle of the night, probably 130-2 am, going through Mexico on in between Tucson and Yuma LOL. There is NOTHING out there lol. With the tune limiting the car to 7k rpm in top gear and not the 155mph speed limiter it got to 160 and had more. I got pulled over probably 2 miles after I settled down to 80mph. Haha.

Better to have it happen that way. I once got pulled over doing 86 in a 55 in my Jeep--just a few hours before my friend let me drive his new GT-R and I hit about 145. Of course, I was in Mexico, so NBD.

NickL84
07-26-13, 03:03 PM
160mph in my old 2003 Mustang Cobra. I was driving the car from Kentucky to it's new home in Boston, MA and all I can say is that the northwest corner of PA was a complete BLUR. :cool2: