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Anyone know what the Top Speed of an MDX is? I do not expect anyone to go find out but I'm just curious as I have not seen this mentioned in any literature.
 
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I don't know either, but isn't that a bit like asking what the cargo capacity of a Porsche Turbo is? :)
 

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Top Speed During Breakin

I guess a better question is What is the top speed you should go during the break-in period?? Or, What is the highest rpm one should go during break-in???
 

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Top speed

I hit an easy 120mph according to the dial on my initial drive from Dallas to Houston (200 miles on odo).

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On my way back from San Antonio to New Jersey, I got to race a Grand Cherokee. I easily got to 120mph and probably could've gone more but was a little too scared to try. I know my MDX was not limited to 118MPH. The MDX is faster than the Grand Cherokee. From 60-100 MPH we were pretty even. But when I got past 110 MPH I started to sprint away from the GC. I know I could've gone past 120 MPH.
 

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More on Top Speed

I think the Acura stated top speed for the MDX is due to the "T" speed rated Michelin's. T=118MPH. It's interesting to note on the Michelin website http://www.michelin.com/us/eng/tire/auto/suv/replacement.html that there is also an 112MPH S Rated X-Terrain in the same size as the T rated ones standard on the MDX albeit with an minor increase (104 vs 103) in the load rating for the S-rated tire.

By reading the above posts it appears that the speed limiter if it exists all may not come in exactly at 118. I'm not sure about speed ratings for the stock Goodyears.
 

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top speed?

Here's a question just inviting a bunch of BS answers..........but does anyone actually have data on the X's top speed? I know the tires are "T" rated (118 mph) and suspect there may be a speed limiter programed into the engine control computer at that point.........but still curious.
 

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119 MPH

According to the latest C&D the top speed is governed at 119.
 

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Re: 119 MPH

Lance Crowley said:
According to the latest C&D the top speed is governed at 119.
That might have something to do with the speed rating of the tires. My MDX isn't home right now, so I can't check. Does any one know if they are H or S rated?
 

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I believe I hit a top speed of 120 mph at one time, but I didn't want to take my eye off the road. I thought the governor was at 125-130 mph. I always do 90-110 mph, I only held out for 120 mph once to see what it felt like. A bit scarey if you ask me, my wife 2000 Maxima se felt alot better at that speed it's a little different when lifted in an SUV. Another member once stated that the governor was a little higher than 119 mph. If I get the balls up again this weekend I'll try for a little over 120 mph. But I have to check out the vehicle in it's entirety before making the attempt. Hope you guys and gals don't read about me in the paper!
 

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Oh boy. I have the opposite feelings. I had a 2000 Maxima before trading in for the X. I've cruised at 110 on the Maxima and this past trip of mine to delaware, I cruised around 90 on the X and touching 110 on a few stretches. I'd have to say I felt a lot more control with the X.
 

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Oh boy. I have the opposite feelings. I had a 2000 Maxima before trading in for the X. I've cruised at 110 on the Maxima and this past trip of mine to delaware, I cruised around 90 on the X and touching 110 on a few stretches. I'd have to say I felt a lot more control with the X.
The maxima with the 50 series tires on the SE, feels alot more stable than the MDX at the higher level. The maxima still pulls and want to go faster where the MDX get a little out of control over 110 mph. When I say out of control I don't mean that it's all over the road or gets airborne, it's just being so high at that speed if something should go wrong you feel like you going to roll and flip over where the maxima wouldn't.
 

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I'll double that, paul. In my '98 SE I made a couple of quick 135mphs and it felt as stable as in 80-90mphs zone. With MDX, I don't feel like pushing it over 100mph for a simple reason of NOT testing the gravity on a raised center. :14:

On a side note, about 3 years ago I drove rented Opel Omega 3.0 (see Caddy Catera) Station wagon on autobahn going at 260+km (the arrow was beyond the last digit on the speedometer). The car was pretty heavy for it's class, but felt very stable. The only side effect I noticed was the lift-off of my $alls.... :2: :jump3:
 

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I've hit 95 in the X ...

... and it felt fine. Did not keep it at that speed for long though.
 
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