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Old 04-11-04, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default 1st Gen LS Owners - Interesting email, help needed

We got this email on one of our general informational ClubLexus accounts. It was interesting enough I thought I'd post it and see if one of you mathematically minded LS owners can figure out an answer!

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Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 7:31 PM
To: xxxxx
Subject: question 92 lexus

Would you or someone in your club no if a 92 LS400 w/135k mile could reach the speed of 105mph in seven tenths of a mile?

I live in Atlanta and I think I have a redneck cop who wants to nail my son. Any help would be great


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Based on http://www.web-cars.com/math/qtr_mile.html (1/4 mile calculator) and the curb weight of
3748lbs from http://www.carfolio.com/specificatio...car/?car=25773 it should hit the 1/4 mile at [email protected] So I don't see why it couldn't hit 105+mph at most 3/4 mile. My 93 still pulls fairly well at 90+mph.
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Sounds like the person and father figure who wrote that email is a redneck if he doesn't know the difference between "KNOW" and "NO" !!!!



Well that's my two cents.
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I dont get it......... How is the father going to save his kid. Going 105mph is speeding, It doesnt matter if it took 2-3 miles to get to that speed.
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I dont get it......... How is the father going to save his kid. Going 105mph is speeding, It doesnt matter if it took 2-3 miles to get to that speed.
Yeah,

I'm guessing that there was a short distance that his son could have accellerated to that speed and he doesn't think the car would be physically able to do that. Might be input into court case that the equipment wasn't working correctly.

BUT based on calculation Supra94red did, looks like he's screwed.
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If they really wanted to avoid the ticket, you could just start tampering with the engine so that it wouldn't be able to hit 105, and have a mechanic verify that. Possibly by removing some spark plug wires or???
But this is highly illegal so don't do it. . . I would never do that ;-)
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