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Old 08-05-2005, 12:23 AM
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I have been wanting to chip my 98 and 01 8s and get rid of the govenor. Does anyone know what kind of top speeds I could expect?

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Old 11-20-2005, 09:13 PM
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Is the governor set at 155mph for A8s? I've done 127 in mine on a road that was an 8 out of 10, slightly uphill with slight crosswinds. If the conditions were right I would try breaking 130mph, but its hard enough as it is to do 127mph.

A guy I know who runs an '03 S8 told me he's done 164 in his, the governors on S8s and RS6s are known to be iffy.
 
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:05 PM
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About 167mph. That’s what my 2000 A8 4.2 did. Said that be careful with the chip you choose. I had one and after that my lights lit up like a Christmas tree every time you floor the car.


 
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:57 PM
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Hmm, interesting wheel choices. IMO, the ones in the second pic look better, mostly because they mimic the S8s 6-spoke wheels.

How much has it been lowered?
 
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ORIGINAL: HansBlix

Hmm, interesting wheel choices. IMO, the ones in the second pic look better, mostly because they mimic the S8s 6-spoke wheels.

How much has it been lowered?
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:28 PM
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Love the way your car looks, I have tought about painting my 98 black. I might have to do it seeing it looks lo good.
 
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:49 AM
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To get this post back to the original topic.... (Hijackers! HA!!) I've had mine only up to 100 as I live in VA. I don't know whether you lucky B*stards live in Montana or just have enormous Cahones and charitable Insurance companies, but I wouldn't even want to think of what the local cops would do if they caught me doing 164 let alone 127!!

I'm so JEALOUS!!
 
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:13 AM
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Wait, so are you from Baltimore or VA? There are plenty of rather obvious places to top 100mph on I-95 north and south of Baltimore, especially south towards DC. Ditto for VA, like on the beltway near Arlington, but you have to reaaaally know a stretch of interstate well to pull it off.
 
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how fast can a A8 go. if to neglect air friction and road friction then A8 will be able to reach top speed of 1 light speed in matter of days.
 
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:28 PM
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Hans.. I'm actually down in Richmond. I travel the DC/Baltimore corridor alot for work and am from MD. If you are doing 100 around the beltway.. god help you! If the Gestapo-like VA police don't get you, the idiots driving around there will. I've never seen the beltway open enough to hit 100.. HA!
 

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