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Old 05-08-2002, 02:40 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 1996 vette, LT 1, automatic. I wanted to know what the top speed and other times for the car are subposed to be.

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If it is a 3.07 car,probably 163-165,2.59 car-155-160.With the LT1 motor
both will pull 4th nicely.Trust me I know.
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Sounds good to me. :smash: :smash: :smash:
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With a 3.07, one would think top end would be a bit slower than
a 2.89.


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2.59's currently.... but they're great for cruising at 100mph at 2500rpm (and a ridiculously nice 18-20mpg).

I've pulled 162mph on the speedo with a lack of running room, but I don't think it'd pull many more mph without some serious distance.
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Old 05-09-2002, 08:38 PM   #6
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With a 3.07, one would think top end would be a bit slower than
a 2.89.
You got that right! 2.59's have a higher top end speed :yesnod:
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Old 05-10-2002, 01:59 AM   #7
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Just for comparision sake... Had an 88 Coupe with 2.59 and auto...
2000 rpm = 83 mph... 3900 rpm = 150 mph... and that was all the faster it would go... :-)
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