salyavin
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Thu May 07, 2020 7:38 am

I got a 90 Civic up up to 122 regularly on flat. Hondas were (are?) used a lot in certain kinds of racing they make some parts particularly strong and for example in the Civic you can bolt in 1.6 d series in there and you have a pretty cheap car.

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Re: Deceptively fast?

Thu May 07, 2020 11:39 am

Mine had a tall overdrive and a short 4th gear, so the top speed on the flat was maybe 110. My '67 Volvo 122S would go a little faster than that.
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Thu May 07, 2020 3:16 pm

I gotta say that the Leaf feels MUCH better at 100 than any other car I have driven....... pretty satble, although not inviting more necessarily!
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GerryAZ
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Thu May 07, 2020 11:35 pm

I would not push a Leaf too much with tires at Nissan's recommended 36 psi, but they have ideal weight distribution and low center of gravity so they are stable with tires adequately inflated.

Edited to add: I consider adequately inflated to be at least 40 psi (preferably 44 psi cold for OEM tires). My new tires are rated for 51 psi and that is what I have them inflated to now.
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gncndad
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Fri May 08, 2020 9:06 am

GerryAZ wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:35 pm
I would not push a Leaf too much with tires at Nissan's recommended 36 psi, but they have ideal weight distribution and low center of gravity so they are stable with tires adequately inflated.
I don't understand your precaution. My opinion would be that at higher speed, you would want maximum tread wall PSI, not comfort PSI.

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Re: Deceptively fast?

Fri May 08, 2020 12:36 pm

gncndad wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 9:06 am
GerryAZ wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:35 pm
I would not push a Leaf too much with tires at Nissan's recommended 36 psi, but they have ideal weight distribution and low center of gravity so they are stable with tires adequately inflated.
I don't understand your precaution. My opinion would be that at higher speed, you would want maximum tread wall PSI, not comfort PSI.

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Yes, and that is essentially what Gerry wrote: don't drive at 100MPH with 36psi.
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gncndad
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Fri May 08, 2020 1:04 pm

Thanks. I jumped to a different conclusion from his post. My bad.
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Fri May 08, 2020 4:11 pm

I tend to use the Web as my "morning" coffee, and this is one of my first stops, so I often misread things, especially in the late afternoon when I get up.
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Oilpan4
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Fri May 08, 2020 11:22 pm

Virtually no engine noise compared to gasoline at nearly 100MPH is pretty cool.
But the battery is pretty much done after 20 minutes for me.
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Re: Deceptively fast?

Sat May 09, 2020 5:45 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:11 pm
I tend to use the Web as my "morning" coffee, and this is one of my first stops, so I often misread things, especially in the late afternoon when I get up.
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