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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Troy711, Feb 18, 2004.

Build a car for top speed or off the line speed?

  1. Good top speed, slower off the line?

    22 vote(s)
    88.0%
  2. Fast off the line, lower top speed?

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Troy711

    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    I would have to choose faster off the line cos i love the feeling of being trown back in the seat when you take off.
     
  2. mza

    mza Guest

    yeh who needs top speed when i live in wa and the highest legal limit is 110.
     
  3. The1985divo

    The1985divo Active Member

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    QUOTE (mza @ Feb 18 2004, 02:50 PM) yeh who needs top speed when i live in wa and the highest legal limit is 110.
    Totally agree wit MZA, y have a car that can go to 300km/h when you can only go 110km/h

    The best would be a car that can do 0-250km/h in 5 secs lol
     
  4. jules

    jules we like the bun

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    apart from choice of diff ratio, the two usually go together
     
  5. PIMPIN

    PIMPIN The Lurker

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    yeah...300 kms/h would be great except I can't do it and if I did, I'd be in BIG trouble

    Cheers
    Tedee
     
  6. Bax

    Bax Projecting

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    Definately acceleration, I'd like to feel 5g's upon letting the accelerator pedal out gently
     
  7. dumpd6

    dumpd6 Guest

    My car is in-between pretty slow off the line I don’t think it is normal might need service but from 100 to 180 it gets there pretty quick the only thing is it sits on rev limiter once at 180 plus I cant do it in over drive coz max speed is 160 if over drive is on an if you go to put over drive on once ur doing 180 it bogs down even think it might slow down

    but id prefer to have a car quick off the line but only does 130-140 thats fine with me
     
  8. MuNtEd

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    i have to agree with salem and mza
    in WA you cant do jack ****
    only down the quarter mile or the snake pit @ motorplex
     
  9. AirStrike

    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    How many street drags (not suggesting that I do ) require you to go 200km/h
     
  10. jetspin_vn

    jetspin_vn JetSpin Racing Team

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    Off the line again. I love accelleration, its pinning yourself in your seat that gets the blood flowing - or not flowing as the g's dictate

    Mike
     
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    jafo lurker since 2003

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    definatly off the line speed nothing like leaving those pumped up 4's behind you at the lights
     
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    Off the line definately, specially in a street driven car.
     
  13. jetspin_vn

    jetspin_vn JetSpin Racing Team

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    I have never particapated in a street drag but the ones I have particapated in did not require anything like a 200kph terminal speed.

    Off the line is the ticket, getting pinned in my seat is an awesome feeling!

    Mike
     

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