I have heard both ways on this. I have a 94 and when I was getting the speedometer checked we ran it up to the red in 5th just for fun. They speedometer was actually pretty close at the high speeds. It hit 148 on the rollers and never complained once. When the rollers said 120 the speedo was just a barely below that. Point being, if there is one mine doesn't work.
max stock speed is about 120 on the road. theoretical is 136... 148 no the rollers i guess because there's no friction...but on the road i've driven 3 and i've not been able to go any faster than 125. but ford says w/ enough power the theoretical is 136.
Well, the automatic might have a speed limiter to keep the car from pinging itself off the redline...but as far as I know my manual could hit 130 mph if I had a long enough straightaway with no hills or pot holes...not to mention no traffic.
I've been to 7 grand with mine...the speedo doesn't go past about 120...but the needle kept going down into the trip meter...I did a guestimation of 140 due to the idea that when I am in 5th gear ont he highway if I'm running 50, I'm turning about 2500 rpms....and at 60 I'm turning 3000 rpms...this has been called every kind of bs after I mentioned it before...and I was even told to do the math that it was impossible.....now first I will give a bit of info about my car...at the last time I ran my car that hard the odometer read 130,000 miles, was lowered 1.75 with intrax springs, still had factory airbox, but with silencer removed...regular air filter basically no real mods done at the time...as far as I've been able to find in my 8 years of owning this car there is no rev limiter...now here is the link to where the math was done if you are interested...
i was hanging witha prelude on flat road until about 135-140, then he started pulling away slowly, and we both swore we saw a cop on the other side of the road turning around, so we slamme don the brakes.....it was actually just a car exiting on an off ramp... guess your mind plays tricks at high speeds :twisted:
I have has my 1991 EGT up to 135 MPH. I know the Speedometer does not register above 120, but according to the Tach position, I was at 135. It was a flat road. My mods were K&N FIPK, Custom Fresh Air intake, and Pacesetter header and exhaust.
You get 148 if you are willing to ignore the red. Young and stupid. Was looking for 150 just because It would be cool to say "yeah, it could do like 150 on a good day" but there is a rev limiter in there somewhere and it called a halt to the festivities. Thing darn near jumped off the rollers when the rev limiter started playing around. That and differences in tire size and manufacturer will play with your effective gear ratio.
we've had this argument before....this i know, but i really dont think its possible to go above 130. Like i said, the theoretical is only 136, which is under the right sea level conditions, right temperature conditions, perfect tires, perfect body, perfect weather, and perfect roadway.