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I just returned today from my first
out-of-towner in my '02 GLS. I drove up from Central Ca. to the San Francisco Bay area to seen family.
I cruised at 80 MPH pretty much all the way, slipped up to 90 a few times while day-dreaming in the I-5<img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Anyhoo, I was surprised to see the rpms hanging around 3200
at 80 MPH. The engine was not even
stretching. I had read a review of the Elantra where the guy stated that the engine "got a little busy"
at 3500 rpms and 70 MPH? I think I hit 3500 rpms at around 90 MPH..in
fifth of course. AT 70 the car was smooth and quiet. I don't know if the reviewer was driving an auto or stick, but I definately didn't have his experience. The car handled everything I threw at it like a champ...the twisties in Napa Valley where my 'lil bro grows his wine grapes and ate-up the interstates
fast-food. Anyone else noticed what
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Well, I never really use my 5th gear, unless I pass 115 or so. Im mainly around 3rd gear in town at around 3000 or so RPMS and when I get on the freeway I get 4th, doing about 4000 or so. I drive pretty quick, Thats me driving casual, I use my 5th gear for a *Time for you to die * gear.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I had mine up to 120 and then the [email protected]#$ governer shut me down I think it has 130 or even 140 in it and I have an auto trans and it is smooth I love my car at least its not a trenddy Honda


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lantra, quick question... how do you use your fifth as an attack gear? i use fourth for high speed assault, due to the 130 MPH ceiling the motor bumps into (meaning: im only in fifth to hold speed, i use fourth to get it) xplain for me? am i doing this wrong?<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Your not doing anything wrong my friend, I took out my VSS limiter, Ive hit 142 with my car redline in 5th gear, I think there is another govenor somewhere, but I don't know where to locate it. I push my 4th gear pretty hard, Not redline, to 115 or 120 or so, then I switch it up to 5th and slam on it, Then I get up to 130 no problem, and further on, But I have never had a apponent go as fast as 130 on me. BTW I have a stick vss limiter allows you to use the full potential of the speedometer and doesnt cut the fuel line giving you the Speedo bouce as if you were redlining your car trying to hit 7000rpms and bouncing your rev limiter, There are three limiters on a Elantra, One on the speedo ( thats your speed limiter ) one on your tranny, ( RPM limiter ) and I think theres another one in the motor somewhere. But damn, that car climbs up to 140 quick as fvck! No one believes my ass. But I will swear on my grave it I pushed it that far, Thats why I use my attack gear as 5th. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Red! Red! What shall I do? Where shall I go!?
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Damn, Lantra! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0> I gotta <img src=/images/forums/snitz/guns.gif width=33 height=16 border=0> that fvckin VSS in my car!!! he hee..That and the CAI...I'm gonna make my own...Just lemme get one solid day, nice weather...and BOOM!

Happy Holidays man!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
BTW, what wheel/tires do you have on that bad boy?

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LOL, Happy Holidays to you too man, I got some Z racing 15 by 7 inch Alloys with Kally 205 50 15's, Im upgrading to racing harts or volks when I put my turbo in and putting 16s on it. Black ones for a all black car.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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