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Old 08-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #18
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The one thing I miss about my 4th gen SS, top speed 165mph. Kinda scary though lol
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:35 PM   #19
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I had the 4th gen to 150,
5th gen SS to 150,
and the ZL1 to 160.
All on the same road.

The SS was a little more planted than the 4th gen. In the ZL1 it is incredible how the down force keeps it planted.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:36 PM   #20
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I was just going to say that the 188mph someone else posted was a bit overboard.
Yeah, 184 or so is the ZL1. Not sure about the 1LE. It would be interesting to see them on the same straight stretch.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #21
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that was me...guess i was thinking of the zl1 there. oops. like i said in the original post, "could be wrong"
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:14 AM   #22
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I posted the same questions, since the 1LE has the same tires as the ZL1, why it doesn't remove the governor. Someone responded that the 1LE doesn't have the ZL1 underbody aero pieces.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #23
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my 1le felt very grounded at 155...honestly, as I recall, I probably would have guessed I was doing half that from road-feel (but I did have the windows down, so quite a bit of wind/engine noise to remind me). I'm curious how a zl1 feels at that speed in the different suspension modes
I really haven't had the opportunity to let her go yet, always something, like other cars on the road or very windy. Conditions, conditions, conditions, very important. A hard gust of a crosswind at a buck and a half will make you change lanes unexpectedly, in my SS. The ZL1 is rock solid, but like I've said; the opportunity just hasn't come up yet. I've had her in the 140s dozens of times, and the low 150s a few times, and she still had plenty of juice. My goal is the 160s next, then maybe 170s if she feels planted solid. I think 153 in the SS was about it, didn't like that floaty feel at all, and the conditions were perfect!



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Old 09-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #24
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Ezra Dyer a journalist took an SS to the salt lake flats. He did just about 175mph.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #25
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I think the 3.91 gears of the 1LE are going to lower the top end a little bit.
I could be wrong since the limitation was drag and not rpm.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #26
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This is my buddy TripleblkZL1's ZL1, I'm the one filming. Did about 165mph this pass. Felt planted and smooth as ever. Still had a lot left in her.

(also incase you can't tell, this is a closed course airstrip)
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #27
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This is my buddy's ZL1, I'm the one filming. Did about 165mph this pass. Felt planted and smooth as ever. Still had a lot left in her.

(also incase you can't tell, this is a closed course airstrip)
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #28
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Had some left.... not much... it was planted and stable.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #29
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so is yours tuned?
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:58 PM   #30
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so is yours tuned?
Yes, by JRE.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:32 AM   #31
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When I had my Red Jewel SS I took her up to 153! Yikes, did she ever get floaty or what. Had to let off at that point, especially since there was a slight curve coming up and I just didn't have the confidence she would hold. Not sure how much faster or what she had left in her, but she was definitely screaming! Sure felt good and seriously got the heart rate up!



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I hear ya. My '10 SS felt like I was driving on ice at 140. ZL1 feels planted. I read somewhere that the SS has something like 200 lbs of negative downforce at that speed. Glad I didn't know that last year.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #32
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The first day I had my ss back in june 2010. I opened it up to 148mph. I can say it was floaty. Alignment and the narrow front wheel and lack of down force contributed the that feel. Since then with my 1le suspension and square setup have gone to 130mph and the floatly feel is gone but adding Hood vents you will definitely get that planted feeling.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #33
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After another thread talking about the 1LEs being limited. I pulled up hp tuners and look.

My factory stock 1LE is not limited to 155.




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Then you better tell everybody in this thread, this thread, this thread, and this thread that they don't need a tune to go faster than 155. Like I said, you're the first I've heard of it. So you have my attention.
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