|18/10/2005 17:07:26||mark||Hi,I am running a saab96 with a 32/36 webber,petronix ignition and a blue coil,standard exhaust.What top end should i be getting?At the moment it pulls strongly to 70mph and then struggles.surely it should do more?|
|18/10/2005 17:45:11||s v||mmmmmm mine keeps pulling right to the red lines, haven't dare'd go beyond them. Even seems happier over the 70 figure.|
|18/10/2005 19:13:35||ian||got 105 out of bens on motorway..probably 95 genuine...feels about right...standard car with twin choke nikki carb...|
|18/10/2005 19:50:52||Alec||Should touch 100 with that carb.|
|19/10/2005 14:46:02||Rens||top speed of mine is about 3 mph.... when pushing it :)|
|19/10/2005 18:42:11||mark||My standard exhaust is pretty bent(f***king speed bumps)could this be restricting the car?the rev/power range is very narrow.|
|20/10/2005 01:16:19||Max||Hi Fellows.
The only time I checked out the topspeed of my green 96, one bolt that holds the alternator flew off and the belt had no tension any more and as a consequence no waterpump drive...
I had to stop the experiment at 105 mph.
I think the maximum speed of a smoothly tuned V4 should be in that range I do not expect anything more of it.
By the way: It gets damn loud in there at these speeds!!
|20/10/2005 10:58:58||71sonett||I'm running a Weber 40Dfi,K&n open airfilter, Simons exhaust & electric fuel pump. Top speed is just past the red zone, that's about 165 km/h (103 mph). Before the mods it stopped at 145 km/h (90 mph).
- replace the exhaust (the Simons/Jetex is a good one)
- start porting those heads
|20/10/2005 11:42:53||jonny||Mines will do over the ton easily, verified by a car behind me, as above gets noisy and mines also a bit shakey.
|20/10/2005 23:28:33||s v||Dear mark,
|22/10/2005 15:48:15||Alistair||Yes, should do more, but perhaps not in third ;-)
6000rpm is equivalent to 103/104mph in top gear, that's about as far as most close-to-standard V4s will go.
The standard exhaust is restrictive to start with, so if yours is even more so you'd better sort it out!