General Off to Essex

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phil1978, Friday 11th Apr, 2014.

  1. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    So tomorrow me and the family are going on a trip to billaricay, I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Accord is on a long motorway trip, need to burn a couple of CDs tonight for driving music.
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The only issue I have with motorway cruising in my Accord is that 100mph feels no different to 70mph :Laughing: (not that I would ever do such a thing)
     
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  3. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Only on a private road of course
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Oh of course, off-topic but I'd love to actually get mine somewhere where I could actually test out the top speed on her. All accounts, the K24s hit around 150mph.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Enjoy the trip mate and get some needed down time.I take it you have done your preflight checks on your Accord :Niceone:
     
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  6. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    It would be cool to see what they can really do.

    On the previously mentioned private road I discovered that in second gear my car doesn't hit VTEC until 80 mph :vtec:
     
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  7. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Cheers mate, yep fluids checked, tyre pressures being done tomorrow.
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Oh yes mate, people don't believe me when I say I can hit 70mph in 2nd without getting close to the limiter. On that private road I know 3rd will do over a ton too. That's our 4.3 ratio final drive for you.
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    With her new slick skin and a few coats of wax, yours will glide past that :Whoosh:
    ... on that private road :Whistle:
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Ahaha, we need to start behaving as we're coming close to flaunting the site rules :Laughing:
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :Sorry: Sorry :Sorry:
     
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Don't worry that's my bad for speaking about that place above 70mph where no-one's ever been before :Whistle:

    (I'm just waiting for CJ or Speedy to tell me off)
     
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  13. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I tested my Accord last year on unrestricted part of Autobahn and hit 145 mph and then chickened out and slowed down.

    Have a good trip Phil.
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'd probably be exactly the same mate. The mother was telling me that she was in the car with my uncle last summer doing 170mph along the Autobahn and he was chatting away having a normal conversation like it was nothing. I'd be rigid stiff fixated on the road ahead :Fear:
     
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  15. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    They are mental over there. Even when I was doing 145 mph cars were overtaking me easily.
     
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  16. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Guess we're just not used to it here, there's a point just above 120mph that I don't like dealing with personally.
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I've done 170 a fair few times on the company test tracks. It really doesn't feel so fast one would imagine it to. I'd imagine the same speed on a public road like the autobahn would be quite scarey
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Do you do anything slowly @SpeedyGee ?
     
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  19. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Never drove on test track so can't really comment.I would imagine is wider then motorway and its you on your own on it with nothing around you.
    Driving on Autobahn at such speeds and cars around you and passing you makes you think,what if?
    I wasnt scared but just not comfortable driving at that speed for long time.
     
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  20. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Fully understand what you're saying Zoran, especially when you have family in the car too.
     
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