From: JoeSpareBedroom on
"Hachiroku ????" <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
news:pan.2009.09.02.23.25.27.998935(a)e86.GTS...
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>> Rd.
>
>
> Hmmm...
>
> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
> Which do I believe?
>
> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>
> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131, then
> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>
> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...


Wait for winter and add 20 mph. Do the world (and your mother) a favor.



From: ron on
you might find older memory at www.pricegrabber.com or tigerdirect. used
to be a site where they sold pulled prts Moe, but damned if I can remember
the name
ron

From: Michael on
On Sep 2, 4:25 pm, Hachiroku ハチロク <Tru...(a)e86.GTS> wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>
> > I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
> > Rd.
>
> Hmmm...
>
> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
> Which do I believe?
>
> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>
> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131, then
> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>
> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...


Be glad you don't live in Canada. 100 km/h max speed (63 mph?)

I wonder if the Toyota speedometers are conservative, telling you
you're going faster than you really are. I've seen a few SPEED LIMIT
ENFORCED / YOUR SPEED = xx machines, and they seem to tell me I'm
going slower than I think I'm going...

re: cheap computer parts: try Craigslist. I just got a 400 GB IDE
hard drive for $40. I refuse to go SATA - I'd have to upgrade my
mainboard for starters...

Michael
From: Peter Hill on
On Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:25:55 -0700 (PDT), Michael <mrdarrett(a)gmail.com>
wrote:

>I wonder if the Toyota speedometers are conservative, telling you
>you're going faster than you really are. I've seen a few SPEED LIMIT
>ENFORCED / YOUR SPEED = xx machines, and they seem to tell me I'm
>going slower than I think I'm going...

Speedo's always read low. Usually within 1 or 2 mph at low speeds
<40mph but error gets larger at higher speeds.
--
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From: Sharx35 on

"Hachiroku " <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote in message
news:pan.2009.09.02.23.25.27.998935(a)e86.GTS...
> On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:44:52 -0700, PHATRS wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> I did 298 km/h in my RenaultSport Megane 225 the other day down Toorak
>> Rd.
>
>
> Hmmm...
>
> Speedo in my Scion tC said 122 (MPH), but GPS only registered 116.
> Which do I believe?
>
> Would have tried to go a little more, but was coming up on an 18 wheeler
> and a blind hill. I-91 in VT, 2 year old pavement. Nice and smooth.
>
> Must be getting cowardly in my 'old age'. I took the Hachi up to 131, then
> to 125 for ~25 minutes, but only hit 122 for about 2 minutes.
>
> Maybe another run next time...see what top speed is...
>
>

I'd suggest that GPS would be more accurate than 99% of auto speedometers.
So many things can affect the accuracy of those speedometers. Tire wear,
even.