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Having driven a truck now for the last 6 years I have never gotten a speeding ticket because above 70mph in a truck you begin to "feel it" if you know what I mean. Well, NOT SO in the Ridgeline. While I've not been ticketed for speeding in this beauty, I can see where I'll need to be EXTRA careful because today I thought I was tooling along on the highway at about 65 and when I realized no one was passing me I looked down at the speedometer and saw I was at 90 and climbing! :eek: Holy crap this is one smooth running truck!!! If I did ninety in my Dakota I would feel my teeth chattering already.
So, what has been your top speed in this smooth ride?
 

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The rev limiter kicks in at 112mph.
 

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I copied this from an old post back in april when a few members mocked me for babying my engine which had about 2,000 miles on it...

OK! OK! Vertkr and shovelhd, you convinced me.

Found a long quiet streach of road last night and stood on it from a stand still. You don't get the sensation of being slammed back into your seat, like in a real muscle car, but it sure gets up to 70 MPH in a hurry . I do hear the fan like noise on the passanger side above 4,500 RPM, but it only lasts for a second because I couldn't keep the RPMs up for that long. It keeps shifting smothly to the next higher gear. By what I think was 4th gear at 4,000 RPM I was well over 110 MPH and I wussed out . Fast enough for me.

I tried this 3 times. Is my engine broken in now?
 

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steveberger said:
I copied this from an old post back in april when a few members mocked me for babying my engine which had about 2,000 miles on it...
OK! OK! Vertkr and shovelhd, you convinced me.
Found a long quiet streach of road last night and stood on it from a stand still. You don't get the sensation of being slammed back into your seat, like in a real muscle car, but it sure gets up to 70 MPH in a hurry . I do hear the fan like noise on the passanger side above 4,500 RPM, but it only lasts for a second because I couldn't keep the RPMs up for that long. It keeps shifting smothly to the next higher gear. By what I think was 4th gear at 4,000 RPM I was well over 110 MPH and I wussed out . Fast enough for me.
I tried this 3 times. Is my engine broken in now?
I can't believe you fell for that Steve, you realize we were only kidding and that's the worst thing you can do to your engine but at least you hold the speed record. :eek: ;)
 

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Man, you voided your warranty for sure. LadyRidge, you'll have to turn him in. :eek:
 

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Just got my first speeding ticket in years. I was doing 73 in a 50, It was 1:00am in the morning (no drinking), 20 miles from the nearest town, going down a mountain pass, not a car on the road. I was talking with a friend and neither of us realized we were going that fast. The Ridgeline is so smooth compared to my old truck. I was a little annoyed because I wasn't in a hurry at all. The officer agreed to drop my recorded speed a little so the fine dropped in half. Guess I learned how easy it is not to recognize the sensation of speed in this vehicle. I'm going to start using the cruise control more often.
 

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Escort Passport 8500 Blue. I don't go anywhere without it.
 

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ROColorado said:
Just got my first speeding ticket in years. I was doing 73 in a 50, It was 1:00am in the morning (no drinking), 20 miles from the nearest town, going down a mountain pass, not a car on the road. I was talking with a friend and neither of us realized we were going that fast. The Ridgeline is so smooth compared to my old truck. I was a little annoyed because I wasn't in a hurry at all. The officer agreed to drop my recorded speed a little so the fine dropped in half. Guess I learned how easy it is not to recognize the sensation of speed in this vehicle. I'm going to start using the cruise control more often.
So he falsified an official document? It should be thrown out for that.

My dad did that once while stationed down in TX. He said something like, "I don't care if you write it for 100 MPH!" so the angry cop did. When in court, my father said "Your Honor, as stated on the ticket, I drive an <I don't remember what he had, I wasn't around>, it couldn't possibly go 100 MPH!" The judge agreed and let him go...
 

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shovelhd said:
Escort Passport 8500 Blue. I don't go anywhere without it.
Except in Virginia... Morons!
 

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The rev limiter kicks in at 112mph.
Oh boy...I'm too chicken to try that on the streets. Maybe I can rent a 1/2 hour on Homestead Motor Speedway...Hmmmmmmm...there's an idea!
 

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Watch yourself In Chicago Area if your in this part of the country!
They just passed video ticketing!! :mad:
Chicago has had it a for awhile now and they just OK'd for the suburbs:(
They snap a picture of car plate, driver, car and area, then mail you the photo's of your wrong doing along with a fine and a court date if your brave enough to try and out wit video proof
 

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My Ridge is a little over a month old and I just hit 1000 miles on it today (I average about 10-12,000 miles per year). In that time I have had it up to 75mph and it was smooth as silk getting there and staying there. I have broke her in gently however as I do not recall ever hitting the 4000rpm mark.
 

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I have over 13,000 miles logged. I have been past 110 on more then one occasion. The govener will kick in at about 113. I have also hovered around 90 mph for well over an hour on an outback road in the dead of night and this truck is smoooooooooth....................
 

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Except in Virginia... Morons!

Surely you're NOT referring to the fine residents of Virginia. Surely you ARE referring to our fine law enforcement officers who are simply trying to keep everybody alive on the racetrack otherwise known as I-95.

a proud 11 year resident of Central Virginia.
 

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Surely you're NOT referring to the fine residents of Virginia. Surely you ARE referring to our fine law enforcement officers who are simply trying to keep everybody alive on the racetrack otherwise known as I-95.

a proud 11 year resident of Central Virginia.
Surely NOT the fine residents of Virgina. My brother lives near Dulles so I visit there about twice per year and he's been there since 1981. But it is a moronic law that I firmly believe impinges on civil liberties. What right does the government have to tell us we cannot have radar detectors? I could really rant on this one but this isn't the place...
 

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Ssquire, officers can write for less than the locked in speed on a radar. It's not falsifying a document. It's an acceptable practice and accepted in courts. It's called giving a motorist a break. The officer can testify to the actual speed and cite for a lower one (obviously not the other way as indicated by someone who said they were going 100)

There are a lot of myths - that the motorist is allowed to see the actual radar, that the radar has to be locked in at a speed for an officer to be able to issue a ticket, etc. To be radar certified, officers have to be able to visually estimate speeds of vehicles (within 5 mph) 10x in a row (while they are stationery and while they are driving, so that's 20 total). And that's just the practical part of the certification.....

With respect to Swampler's advice, radars and the tuning forks have to be calibrated by a tech once a year for them to be valid in most courts (at least here in Arizona). Most radars have an internal test button and officers are supposed to manually test them with calibrated tuning forks before using them. That's strictly manufacturer's recommendations.

So hopefully that clarifies any questions or myths about radars, etc...

Based on the information provided, I either got lots of speeding tickets or wrote them....... :p

(P.S. - and yes, quotas are illegal so there's no such thing, just someone trying to rationalize their bad driving behavior.....)
 

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A little over 100. No sweat, no drama. My ShrekLine seems to want to be pushed. Love to hear the sounds of that engine after 4K. A very, very sweet song...
 
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