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vlee
03-28-2007, 12:41 AM
Just wondreing what's the cut off speed for the Mazda3 GT Sport?

///M
03-28-2007, 12:42 AM
188km/h

garboui
03-28-2007, 09:48 AM
reeeally... ....i have an 04 GS hatch auto, and iv pushed it to 200 before(flat with no significant tail or head winds) it probably would have kept going but i was running out of room. ive also heard of friends that have buried their needles on their 5spd sedans.

majic
03-28-2007, 09:57 AM
riiight.. unless you had the limiter taken off this happened in your dreams.. :loco

chinsterr
03-28-2007, 10:33 AM
iv pushed it to 200 before.

Maybe you were WOTing (wide open throttle) down a hill :P ?

PlatMS6
03-28-2007, 10:59 AM
Maybe you were WOTing (wide open throttle) down a hill :P ?

It wouldn't matter if he was WOT'it, after 188km/h that TB would shut tighter than an asian chicks .....ehhh nvm ahahha lal (it would be just gravity speeding things up

What is the Mz3 speedo top anyways...can't remember

MazdaTree
03-28-2007, 11:06 AM
What is the Mz3 speedo top anyways...can't remember

I think 220

PlatMS6
03-28-2007, 11:10 AM
Yeah with the limiter removed by Dealer I can see the 3 hitting that...after a while :P

iconicrocket
03-28-2007, 11:30 AM
188km/h comes up pretty fast when you're already at highway speed. Trust me, I know. lol.

NvBTC
03-28-2007, 12:07 PM
188km/h comes up pretty fast when you're already at highway speed. Trust me, I know. lol.

It really does :chuckle

garboui
03-28-2007, 12:27 PM
riiight.. unless you had the limiter taken off this happened in your dreams.. :loco

i took over lease from my boss last summer so mabye he had it removed and didnt make any mention of it. ill have to ask him net time i see him.

wtom
03-28-2007, 01:31 PM
Someone stole my sixth gear ... damn thieves

3GFX
03-28-2007, 02:08 PM
Someone stole my fifth :p

Ahh well she'll still pull up the limiter quick.

saintjames7
03-28-2007, 03:12 PM
181/kmh on my 2006 Mazda3 GT Sport :bang

Xerox
03-28-2007, 03:17 PM
181/kmh on my 2006 Mazda3 GT Sport :bang

you mean that's the fastest you've gone because of drag limit?
Or the fuel actually cut off at 181 km/h?

Cardinal Fang
03-28-2007, 03:36 PM
It wouldn't matter if he was WOT'it, after 188km/h that TB would shut tighter than an asian chicks .....ehhh nvm ahahha lal (it would be just gravity speeding things up


Can anyone confirm this please? Not the TB part but the Asian chicks comment.

saintjames7
03-28-2007, 03:55 PM
you mean that's the fastest you've gone because of drag limit?
Or the fuel actually cut off at 181 km/h?

Computer cut me off at this speed.
The car was pulling nicely up to that speed and then it's like the car hits the brakes.

iconicrocket
03-28-2007, 04:03 PM
Computer cut me off at this speed.
The car was pulling nicely up to that speed and then it's like the car hits the brakes.

You must have hit 188km/h, no way that would have happened if you were under it. Not unless Mazda moved the limiter down to 181km/h without telling people.

saintjames7
03-28-2007, 04:10 PM
You must have hit 188km/h, no way that would have happened if you were under it. Not unless Mazda moved the limiter down to 181km/h without telling people.

My GPS records the highest speed reached. And that has never displayed over 181/kmh in my car.

Xerox
03-28-2007, 04:23 PM
My GPS records the highest speed reached. And that has never displayed over 181/kmh in my car.

That was gonna be my next question. The speedo on the car reached 188 km/h but your GPS reads 181 km/h. So the speedo is a bit off - which is common on all vehicles. You had winters on? The circumference is probably different which threw the speedo off even more.

saintjames7
03-28-2007, 04:27 PM
The speedo is about 2km difference. But it has gave me the same result with winter 16" and summer 17"

iconicrocket
03-28-2007, 05:04 PM
I would apply for a rebate from Mazda Canada since you've paid for the full 188km/h but only getting 181km/h. That means you should get 7/188th of what you paid for back.

lol. j/k.

saintjames7
03-28-2007, 05:32 PM
I would apply for a rebate from Mazda Canada since you've paid for the full 188km/h but only getting 181km/h. That means you should get 7/188th of what you paid for back.

lol. j/k.

LOL

Or maybe give me a mazdaspeed exhuast and CAI for free :)

wingnut12
04-01-2007, 10:40 PM
I've heard several reports within the NA market that most but not all cars are shipped with a limiter. Personally, I don't know of a nearby track long enough for me to actually hit the speed at which I'd find out, but I'm hoping I'll get to see it when I hit the advanced driving school this year.

According to forum reports by people living in other countries that don't have rev limiters, the car will go rediculously quickly (bastards).

Xerox
04-01-2007, 10:47 PM
I've heard several reports within the NA market that most but not all cars are shipped with a limiter. Personally, I don't know of a nearby track long enough for me to actually hit the speed at which I'd find out, but I'm hoping I'll get to see it when I hit the advanced driving school this year.

According to forum reports by people living in other countries that don't have rev limiters, the car will go rediculously quickly (bastards).

I have to see this with my own eyes to believe it.
It's not like the limiter can be just taken out or not installed Ė the chip or part of the ECU that governs the speed must be replaced with one that has no limit - so it's unlikely that some mazda 3's just don't have them.

And I donít see how an absence of a REV limiter will help a car accelerate any faster. You donít want to be revving into the reds anyway.

roge
04-05-2007, 01:30 AM
the top speed achieved by a guy which shall remain nameless with the speed limiter pushed to 220km/h by a nameless dealer was 210 here in Quebec. ;) Sorry, sworn to secrecy not to reveal the name of the dealer because they can lose their license from Mazda.

The engine was willing to go, but the gears are too short to go any further up, or maybe it was just road conditions that slowed him down. He was doing 210 at 6400rpm, so it probably could've gone up a bit more. He has a 2.3 hatch.

stas
04-05-2007, 07:13 PM
can someone explain what is the point of asking what the cut off speed is? other then sheer interest of how fast the car can go, why dont you just go test it out on your own vehicle so that you'll know exactly how fast it can go, and you will know how stable the car is at such speeds (which is far more important then the top speed of the car)

wingnut12
04-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Not all of us are crazy. Instead, we rely on the truly crazy people to tell us what we could easily find out just by looking at their site. That would be the point.

stas
04-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Not all of us are crazy. Instead, we rely on the truly crazy people to tell us what we could easily find out just by looking at their site. That would be the point.

ic, tell you the truth thats not valid enought of a point for me, but thats my opinion.

in adition if you're not "crazy" then why you need to know the top speed? simply asking, not trying to piss off anyone.

Elder_MMHS
04-14-2007, 04:38 AM
188 km/h is posted in the specs so there's really no need to "verify."

As for why, there's a few possibilities - one is that the 16" OEM tires are H-rated (max speed @ 210km/h) so there is some safety margin between engine output and tire limits. The RS-As on the 17" rims are V-rated, though (240km/h). Gearing is also an issue... like most compacts, the 3 could use a sixth gear for highway speeds. Most non-USDM Mazda3's have a 6-speed option despite not having the 2.3L engine.

3GFX
04-14-2007, 11:30 AM
I think they have that option to improve the acceleration. We've got quite a bit of torque to utilize the 5-speeds (or in my case 4 :( )

volcomstone
04-23-2007, 03:07 PM
yeah ive been driving on the highway and hit speeds around ~188km/h and the engine just seems to sit around there n not do anything...