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    Default Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    I'm planning on going to Germany on Sunday and there are some places there where is no speed-limit. So can I go flat out with the Hard-Top on?

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    Probably as fast as you can go. I've done 175+mph with the soft top.

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    Where did you do 175+? I have heard there are flat out tracks for that purpose but I haven't been able to find any web sites.

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    From what I've heard the hard tops are good to maximum speeds, A friend of mine has had his 99 RT-10 at 180 with no problems.

    I've had my soft top up to 150 with no problems. I think all the stories you hear about the top flying off, happened to gen 1.

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    ya but the noises the soft top makes at any speed over 140 is kind of scary.

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    Sorry, misread the title of this thread. Thought you were asking something else...

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    Where did you do 175+? I have heard there are flat out tracks for that purpose but I haven't been able to find any web sites.
    Well yes, there are flat out tracks, like an abandoned 9 mile oval in SW Texas. And it is illegal to travel those speeds on public highways while going to the abandoned 9 mile oval. Even if it's out in the middle of nowhere SW Texas where a guy could go for miles and miles without seeing a soul. It is still illegal and highly discouraged.


    Sorry, misread the title of this thread. Thought you were asking something else...
    Thinking of how fast you drove to the ol' lady's place huh?

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

    I've done 130 in my Gen1 with the hard top on and windows in, really scary. I wouldn't do that again. Thought the top was history a couple of times, but it stayed in place.

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    Default Re: Is there a maximum speed with Hard-Top on??

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    Where did you do 175+? I have heard there are flat out tracks for that purpose but I haven't been able to find any web sites.
    Well yes, there are flat out tracks, like an abandoned 9 mile oval in SW Texas. And it is illegal to travel those speeds on public highways while going to the abandoned 9 mile oval. Even if it's out in the middle of nowhere SW Texas where a guy could go for miles and miles without seeing a soul. It is still illegal and highly discouraged.

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