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    Fess up.......

    How fast have you driven your Z3?

    I had my M up to 140 yesterday, top down and solid as a rock, glued to the road. Only slowed down for an upcoming turn.2001 ///M Roadster #16
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    Re: 100

    Nicked 100 mph once. Top down. That was enough.2002 Z3 3.0 Topaz Blue

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    215 yesterday

    Oh wait, that was my rental 318d out here in Germany coming back from Trier...and it was in kmph on the autobahn (134mph) completely maxed out. She wouldn't go anymore (and the Mercedes in front of me was still pulling away). The Z3 has hit 120 ONCE in the middle of nowhere west Texas and three thoughts came to my mind:
    1. I can slow down, enjoy the fact that I just did that with the top down, and move along.
    2. I can hit a cow (VERY real possibility for where I was) and die.
    3. I can go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go, possibly lose my commission, raise my insurance rates, lose my license, and pretty-much hate life for a while.

    I chose option 1.

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    Re: Fess up.......

    I've hit 116 on the back stretch of Watkins Glen a number of times. That is as fast as I can make my 1.9 Liter supercharged Z go on the track. I had it to 120 once on an interstate with no traffic anywhere in sight and a long stretch of open road. It seems to handle the speed fine, but I have a number of mods as well.98 Z3 1.9 ; HMS strut tower brace, antisway bars, and roll bar; Supersprint cat back exhaust; Dinan chip; Whalen Shift Machine; Strong-Strut Butt strut; FOGGED air box, Downing Atlanta Supercharger.

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    120 indicated on speedo

    so probably 112-115 on the local track, during a BMW club driving event.
    There is a 180 turn right after this stretch, so you have to brake like crazy to get down to 25-30 to make that turn.
    Mine's a 2000 2.3.

    I had a ride with a friend who had the S54 MZ3 (phoenix yellow), and we hit over 130 on the same stretch of the track.

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    As I told the Okla State trooper 55 SIR, 55!


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    But there's a speedo error, I swear! :-)



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    Re: Fess up.......

    135 on a very straight, recently paved Iowa road...a long while ago in the '98 ///M.

    Now, I'm lucky if it goes above 45...live too close to work!

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    125+ at the Bonneville Salt Flats!




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    Re: 100

    100+ often

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    You lifted for a turn? What a wus.....

    So what RPM's at 140?

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    Re: You lifted for a turn? What a wus.....

    Honestly, don't know, it was not screaming by any means and was not done pulling. I was kinda busy watching where I was going.

    I only slowed to 110, hope that improves on my "wus" status!!2001 ///M Roadster #16
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    135 on speedo on 2-lane Iowa highway.......once

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    plus or minus fiddy mph?



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    Re: You lifted for a turn? What a wus.....

    Same spot, same upcoming turn, 140 MPH = 7500 RPM in 4th. Lifted and braked again!!2001 ///M Roadster #16
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    I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might....

    ... but my speedo is off by 6 mph according to my GPS (which also has a speedo). But coming down the long hill on I-15 from Utah to Nevada (heading to 10YOC), I was ahead of Buddy and Mary.....

    I'd keep playing! I don't think the heavy stuff will be coming down for quite a while!


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    Re: Fess up.......

    I got the 2.8 at 130 on my way home from work one night..



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    Looks like 124 to me

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    Well, I took the picture a little too early...

    ...and was kinda busy looking where I was going...
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