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I'm not sure why we need a speed limit at all here in some parts of Texas. There seem to be stretches of highway between towns in West Texas that are longer than some states are total!zeeroo said:85 ... ?? Is it really needed ?
Statistically, studies have shown that states with mechanical inspections have absolutely nodumbestone said:I hope these wide-open "wide-open-throttle" states have some form of annual vehicle inspection for tires and brakes.
Even with 95 mph rated tires I wouldn't want to be running across white-hot asphalt at 85 for long periods after the tires got a little age on them.
So much for 5 mph bumpers.
These are the things our informed elected officials are debating, so take that for what it`s worth.Tony said:Is the sale of T-Rated tires all that common? And the people that buy them, do they really 1) have cars capable of exceeding the speed rating of the tire, 2) actually drive above the speed on the space-saver spare perpetually on one corner of their car or another?
Most cheap tires are still S-Rated, meaning good to 112mph. I've driven on them for more than 'extended' periods at speed.
You`re probably right about that. I think some of the limits out there are already 80, 75 for sure, and most go slower than that.Tony said:And you are wrong about the speed. There is a level where people will not naturally exceed, actually where 85% of the people won't exceed it. And that is where the speed limit should be.
Sad but true. But then they always seem to be clueless as to why you`re so pissed at them when you fly past. You would think the "left lane for passing" and "slower traffic keep right" signs would have an impact on them, but I guess some people just don`t like to read when they drive.Tony said:Those are the idiots doing 60 in the passing lane thinking 'it's fast enough for me, it's **** well fast enough for everybody else, too!'
Not all the cars doing the new speeds will be performance tires.Sidney5101 said:i feel like if your tires don't have that kinda heat rating they shouldn't be on a performance vehicle...