Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 06:52:09 +0200
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: Top Speed reached on your 900SE?

EXACTLY. The cheapest way of getting the ding out of the rim is to get the tyre back up to pressure with the help of a bit of finilec, then run the car up to 260 km/h or so. The centrifugal force will push the rim back out (that's the small "pop" you'll hear). Quite right, I agree with the guy from New Zealand. Driving at merely 160 km/h just won't fix it. ;-) Regards, Robert 1983 900GL (does 180 km/h downhill) 1999 9-3 200 (does 195 km/h at 4700 rpm _up_ the same hill) "Christopher A. Nowell" wrote: > I rarely drive LESS THAN 140 km/h in my 87 900. It just goes.... who am I > to stop it? I regularly get "you can hit a moose and get decapitated" > speeches from the RCMP. My last speech was hilarious! (Yes, I regularly > take them seriously, and try to correct my driving patterns, but in my car > it's sooooo tough!) Anyhow, two weekends past, I was going only around 130, > when I hit a slab of concrete or something on the highway. My driver's side > front aluminum alloy rim got bent and my tire deflated. I easily pulled off > to the shoulder and slowed down. The biggest problem I had was getting the > little spare tire out with a bike rack with bike on my hatch. I ended up > buying a used steel rim (looks awful). Anyhow, on the way back home, I was > around 150, when I saw a suspicious car coming my way. I slowed down and my > radar detector went off at 139 km/h. The speech I received was "if you get > a flat tire at that speed, you'll go into the ditch, and probably upside > down." I wasn't brave enough to tell the mountie that I had had a flat > tire two days before at higher speeds and pulled over with ease. I didn't > also want to tell him that a few months ago, I saw a video clip of a classic > Saab rolling down a long ravine, landing on its tires and taking off when > the driver got his breath back. Of course the paint wasn't in perfect > condition, but the car's body was. SAABs are safe cars. > > BTW, does anyone have any suggestions for fixing the rim? > "David Vincent" <> wrote in message > news:01bfad95$a20da9c0$ac2284d8nopsamot... > > > Which top speed did you reach? How many RPM? > > > Which speed did you reach at 5000 RPM in fifth gear? > > > Thank you > > > Robert > > > > Again, I'm new to this group, but can I recommend that no-one drives at > > these kinds of speeds. At 100+ mph (160+ kph) there is a split second > > between driving and having no control. > > > > Dave.

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