: Desert Truck


ptrautne
05-17-2005, 07:59 PM
Not sure if anyone saw this off customtacos but I think it is amazing to go 107 MPH on that terrain


http://www.innovativedezigns.net/media/quinnMSmay1405.wmv

BLOWNYOTA
05-18-2005, 02:52 PM
wheel travel and horsepower make for good times....

ShowStop
05-18-2005, 03:49 PM
Its hard to tell in the video, but it sure doesn't look like its going 107mph. But even so, a well built/tuned suspension should handle that kind of speed

hytenor
05-18-2005, 04:04 PM
Its hard to tell in the video, but it sure doesn't look like its going 107mph. But even so, a well built/tuned suspension should handle that kind of speed

107...hm...sounds like Corey on an 'off' day ;)

ShowStop
05-18-2005, 05:24 PM
107...hm...sounds like Corey on an 'off' day ;)
No, Corey only drives that fast on city streets...during rush hour traffic...while evading police... :eek:

hytenor
05-18-2005, 05:28 PM
No, Corey only drives that fast on city streets...during rush hour traffic...while evading police... :eek:

but isn't that just to keep from getting run over?

ShowStop
05-18-2005, 06:32 PM
but isn't that just to keep from getting run over?
Yes, its true. While not common knowledge, due to the budget crisis, Caltrans is heavily backlogged on replacing speed limit signs in the Los Angeles area. Effective Jan 1, 2005, all speed limits previously posted as 65mph will become 85mph to match current traffic speeds. Those vehicles not meeting the minimum recommended speed of 70mph are asked to simply park on the shoulder out of lanes to prevent possible traffic tie-ups. :D

hytenor
05-18-2005, 06:47 PM
Yes, its true. While not common knowledge, due to the budget crisis, Caltrans is heavily backlogged on replacing speed limit signs in the Los Angeles area. Effective Jan 1, 2005, all speed limits previously posted as 65mph will become 85mph to match current traffic speeds. Those vehicles not meeting the minimum recommended speed of 70mph are asked to simply park on the shoulder out of lanes to prevent possible traffic tie-ups. :D

thats fine for LA but what about that stretch of I-5 from LA to SD? even back when the limit was 55 the average speed was 85...in the right lane :eek:

ShowStop
05-18-2005, 07:03 PM
thats fine for LA but what about that stretch of I-5 from LA to SD? even back when the limit was 55 the average speed was 85...in the right lane :eek:
The speed limit increase extends south past orange county to the San Diego county border. Since San Diego was annexxed by NorCal many years ago, the speed limit reverts to 55 once you cross into SD county.

hytenor
05-18-2005, 07:08 PM
the speed limit reverts to 55 once you cross into SD county.

ouch! poor Corey :(

BruceTS
05-18-2005, 10:16 PM
Its hard to tell in the video, but it sure doesn't look like its going 107mph. But even so, a well built/tuned suspension should handle that kind of speed


Sure looks like 107 to me....... This is me doing a little over 90 mph, not a bumpy though.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/765000-765999/765340_21_full.jpg

DesertTRD
05-19-2005, 07:33 PM
Its hard to tell in the video, but it sure doesn't look like its going 107mph. But even so, a well built/tuned suspension should handle that kind of speed
thats faster than 107... LOL... im guessing 115-120 somehwere in there.. the section he was in wasnt that rough, i dont see why they were testing the vehicle in the same strip.. with a car like that they can run the course in under 50 minutes...