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post #1 of 19 Old 29th March 2019, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Huge mistake! Took e60 m5 on 1500+ mile road trip

I'll get right to it. The gas mileage was horrible. 20 mpg was the best I can achieve. How can our government make roads like this and not expect us to speed? I think I hit 185mph before I didn't feel safe going faster. If I ever get a ticket on this road, my defense will be entrapment. btw, on any highways, if I ever speed again, I would recommend driving a few miles, make sure roads are flat, turn back, and try to floor-to-the-metal once you feel comfortable with the road and surroundings on the way back. these AZ roads would stay flat like glass for miles and suddenly become bumpy for some time. It would be quite dangerous to hit that bumpy patch if you're going above 150mph. and I would also make sure you have cell reception when you do this just in case!

As for the car, no issues really.. it was little disappointing in some masochistic way lol. but why would you expect anything less from s85 with extra-clearanced bearings lol?
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Some amazing roads in AZ, one of my favorites is cutting off I40 at Holbrook, S on AZ 77 to 377 (or 277) then through Payson onto Fountain Hills/Scottsdale.

I never speed in the Navajo Nation though, dont care what equipment or what reasons or excuses no thanks
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II think I hit 185mph
Couldn't put in the additional 20 mphs ..... NO BALLS

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haha thanks. yea I think if I had stock width front tires, I could've gone a little faster. I'm on r888's, and ever since i put it on, the car is twitchier in high speeds. it's almost worn down now, so i'll try to keep the width the same as stock for my next set.

yep, one of the road was 77 and the other was through navaho nation. i hit 185 in navaho nation though. after having done it and after adrenaline wears off, you start to wonder what if i lost control and got into an accident? there's no cell reception and nobody around for miles and miles. even if someone saw you, i suspect it'll take at least an hour before helicopter can extract you out. i didn't see any law enforcement for at least 100miles though!
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haha thanks. yea I think if I had stock width front tires, I could've gone a little faster. I'm on r888's, and ever since i put it on, the car is twitchier in high speeds. it's almost worn down now, so i'll try to keep the width the same as stock for my next set.

yep, one of the road was 77 and the other was through navaho nation. i hit 185 in navaho nation though. after having done it and after adrenaline wears off, you start to wonder what if i lost control and got into an accident? there's no cell reception and nobody around for miles and miles. even if someone saw you, i suspect it'll take at least an hour before helicopter can extract you out. i didn't see any law enforcement for at least 100miles though!
Well you'd be dead; doing triple digits without a cage/harness/helmet is just stupid imo. Take a look at how texas mile cars are set up.
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Well you'd be dead; doing triple digits without a cage/harness/helmet is just stupid imo. Take a look at how texas mile cars are set up.
well u are correct. no argument there.

however if i had my health in mind..., i wouldn't have brought e60 m5 for the journey. it's about living at times, often at peril. but your point is well taken.

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How on earth did you get 20 mpg....I can never get more than 13 even driving conservatively.


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How on earth did you get 20 mpg....I can never get more than 13 even driving conservatively.


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Isn't the top speed limited to 155mph?

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