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When in Germany 2 weeks ago, I had the chance to drive the MDX on the unlimited speed Autobahn at it's limited 112Mls/h topspeed for over 15 minutes straight and the car had no problems with it.

With it's firm Megan racing coilovers (which are terrible in way of comfort and dampening, but do firm things up a lot) and the 9.5 x 21 Infiniti FX50 wheels with 265/45/21 tires it felt quite balanced.

There were no mechanical warnings, it had no technical problems with the engine doing an easy 4200rpm in 6th gear, both engine coolant temp and transmission oil temp (which I monitor via OBD readout) were OK, mind you it was a nice cool ambient 10 degrees C (so about 50 F).
Only the fuel economy dropped quite a bit to an average 14Mls/gallon...

It is clear to me that there is very little use to continue this topic, as many people who have never driven cars at higher speeds are firm in their opinion that driving fast is rediculous/irresponsible, dangerous and I can understand that.

I however also keep to my opinion that most of the time, a highly concentrated fast driver, who anticipates to all driving conditions and surroundings/ other traffic, can be driving just as safe, most of the time even safer then the average slow(er) driver who is strolling along without concentration, often at the same time doing lots of other things besides driving.

I personally will keep using the MDX as daily driver and will occasionally push it to it's limits, having fun doing so.
Soon it will probably be even a lot better with custom built suspension (is in the race/rallye suspension specialist's shop now to have individual fast road setup designed and built) and after that I will be installing upgraded brakerotors and brakepads on all 4 wheels, replacing the now warped front rotors, to prevent that happening again and hopefully increase braking capabilities a bit too.

Thanks to everybody for their comments.
This topic may be locked as far as I am concerned as the topic question asked, clearly doesn't appeal to most people :sneaky: ;)...
 

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When in Germany 2 weeks ago, I had the chance to drive the MDX on the unlimited speed Autobahn at it's limited 112Mls/h topspeed for over 15 minutes straight and the car had no problems with it.

With it's firm Megan racing coilovers (which are terrible in way of comfort and dampening, but do firm things up a lot) and the 9.5 x 21 Infiniti FX50 wheels with 265/45/21 tires it felt quite balanced.

There were no mechanical warnings, it had no technical problems with the engine doing an easy 4200rpm in 6th gear, both engine coolant temp and transmission oil temp (which I monitor via OBD readout) were OK, mind you it was a nice cool ambient 10 degrees C (so about 50 F).
Only the fuel economy dropped quite a bit to an average 14Mls/gallon...

It is clear to me that there is very little use to continue this topic, as many people who have never driven cars at higher speeds are firm in their opinion that driving fast is rediculous/irresponsible, dangerous and I can understand that.

I however also keep to my opinion that most of the time, a highly concentrated fast driver, who anticipates to all driving conditions and surroundings/ other traffic, can be driving just as safe, most of the time even safer then the average slow(er) driver who is strolling along without concentration, often at the same time doing lots of other things besides driving.

I personally will keep using the MDX as daily driver and will occasionally push it to it's limits, having fun doing so.
Soon it will probably be even a lot better with custom built suspension (is in the race/rallye suspension specialist's shop now to have individual fast road setup designed and built) and after that I will be installing upgraded brakerotors and brakepads on all 4 wheels, replacing the now warped front rotors, to prevent that happening again and hopefully increase braking capabilities a bit too.

Thanks to everybody for their comments.
This topic may be locked as far as I am concerned as the topic question asked, clearly doesn't appeal to most people :sneaky: ;)...
What an ego ;)


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Yep, racing and daily driving do not go together in North America.
Racing and fast driving on public roads are 2 completely different things. To think this is the same is ehh... somewhat strange

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What I wrote has nothing to do with ego, it is just an observation of the car's capabilities and my personal opinion.

I do wonder how people who have no experience with high speed driving where it is allowed and done sensibly, can judge on the dangers of it.
The german Autobahns with their sometimes unlimited speed have way lower accident percentages then rural roads where speedlimits do apply
 

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Racing and fast driving on public roads are 2 completely different things.
Not in the eye of the law, they aren't.

The german Autobahns with their sometimes unlimited speed have way lower accident percentages then rural roads where speedlimits do apply
Now don't get me wrong - I'm not arguing that the speed limits that have been set decades ago should still be applicable today when the passenger safety is on a completely different level both for active and passive protection and collision mitigation.

And while I am obeying the traffic laws, including FULL STOPS at all times at stops signs and on red before turning right, which, in my observation is only followed by 1 of 10 drivers I see around, I truly believe current speed limits (both highway and city streets) are way obsolete and need to be increased. That, however, won't be happening any time soon for obvious reasons.

So I thought to bring in some clarity on what I'm trying to convey here: speeding in North America is a severely punishable offense regardless of your opinion or how you feel about it. That's all.
 

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Not in the eye of the law, they aren't.
Yes they are in countries on roads where high or no speed limit applies...
Racing is a completely different thing compared to sensibly high speed driving where it is allowed.
I have never promoted street racing.
For some reason some people think one is automatically the same as the other, it isn't.

Street racing is a completely different thing than real racing (on a track)
the first is a irresponsible action by people who do redicoulous things on public roads while thinking they have the capabilities, but often don't.. putting other road users in danger
the second is done by trained and licenced race drivers who do have elevated driving skills and done on a dedicated track...

So I thought to bring in some clarity on what I'm trying to convey here: speeding in North America is a severely punishable offense regardless of your opinion or how you feel about it. That's all.
As far as I can remember, I never promoted speeding/driving at high speeds in the US, I was talking about the MDX's capabilities of going at high speeds and I feel it has the capabilities of going faster than the factory set 112 Mls/h limitation..

All things about racing/ speeding/ dangerous driving was concluded by others simply based on certain higher speeds
 

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There are no roads in North America with no speed limits unlike Germany. There's simply nowhere here to reach those speeds without getting into serious trouble with likely jail time and huge fines that you are going to pay for quite a while.
To say nothing about the safety risk. In my opinion the US mfg are more responsible. If you want to try suicide,you’ll have to use a different method.
 

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I do wonder how people who have no experience with high speed driving where it is allowed and done sensibly, can judge on the dangers of it.
Sounds like an oxymoron to me.
Also,you don’t have to jump out of a plane or go skydiving to know it’s dangerous. You don’t have to be a genius to know that something happening at 75 mph is less dangerous than at 130 mph.
 

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Discussion Starter #70 (Edited)
I fully agree with you on that (y);)
However, I still state that someone driving 130, will be highly concentrated, while someone doing 75 often isn't, doing lots of other things like talking on the phone (hopefully handsfree) playing with the stereo, etc.. just not so much concentrating on the driving itself, which can be just as/ perhaps is even more dangerous in comparison.
I think we will have to agree to disagree on some things :sneaky:

And this all started with my question if the speedlimiter can be taken off..:eek:?
 

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Things that happen aren’t always under your control. It’s still safer at slower speeds.
 

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Just remember the "Idiot Factor" here. It is not good public relations for American Honda to have an idiot kill themselves (and maybe others) while driving at really high speeds in one of their cars. The idiot's family would sue, claiming their idiot would still be alive if American Honda wouldn't have allowed him (or her) to drive that fast. An ambulance chaser lawyer would salivate heavily when undertaking the case, sadly.
 

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If it hasn't already been mentioned, getting a driver's license in the USA requires nothing more than showing that you can parallel park and drive at speeds of 30 MPH. If you can get an insurance company to cover you, at 18 years old you can buy a motorcycle that will go over 180 MPH. In many states you can operate a triple axle, 45 foot long, 40K pound motor home with just the basic driver's license

I'm not sure about now, but in the past I believe that many European tests were more involved.
 

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Just remember the "Idiot Factor" here. It is not good public relations for American Honda to have an idiot kill themselves (and maybe others) while driving at really high speeds in one of their cars. The idiot's family would sue, claiming their idiot would still be alive if American Honda wouldn't have allowed him (or her) to drive that fast. An ambulance chaser lawyer would salivate heavily when undertaking the case, sadly.
And why would this not apply to MB/ BMW/Audi etc which can go faster, when driven by an idiot?
Oh wait.. perhaps people owning these cars are idiot drivers per definition, so not unusual????:giggle::ROFLMAO:
 

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If it hasn't already been mentioned, getting a driver's license in the USA requires nothing more than showing that you can parallel park and drive at speeds of 30 MPH. If you can get an insurance company to cover you, at 18 years old you can buy a motorcycle that will go over 180 MPH. In many states you can operate a triple axle, 45 foot long, 40K pound motor home with just the basic driver's license

I'm not sure about now, but in the past I believe that many European tests were more involved.
Correct, In Europe in most if not all countries, a different driving licence has to be obtained for every different vehicle class. It will require passing a theory course exam first, after that taking usually at least 20 or so hourly driving lessons with a licenced instructor and many people fail the first time, having to take even more lessons and one or more additional exams to pass.
And this has to be done again for every different vehicle class getting a additional driving licence.

Here in my country, for motorcycles, after passing their first driving exam, starting young drivers are not allowed to drive anything over 11 Kw for the first year.
Then after 1 year driving experience, they have to pass another exam for motorcycle up to 35Kw.
Then again after another 2 years driving experience, they have to pass another exam to be allowed to drive a motorcycle above 35Kw.

Thus preventing young inexperienced drivers to drive powerful fast motorcycles untill they have at least 3 years experience with small motorcycles and have passed 3 driving exams before being allowed to drive the really powerful fast stuff.
 

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And why would this not apply to MB/ BMW/Audi etc which can go faster, when driven by an idiot?
Oh wait.. perhaps people owning these cars are idiot drivers per definition, so not unusual????:giggle::ROFLMAO:
What brought that on? I have a bmw. I don’t drive 130 mph. I use my turn signal.
 

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probably just needs to release the parking brake. What an ego to post something like this thread on a forum. Sounds like a gaggle of 14 year olds comparing willie sizes.
 

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What an ego to post something like this thread on a forum.
By definition this is what a forum is. A place to discuss views on a particular topic, our topic being all things related to MDX, and this thread is about its speed limiter. I don't see the problem
 

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probably just needs to release the parking brake. What an ego to post something like this thread on a forum. Sounds like a gaggle of 14 year olds comparing willie sizes.
I posted a simple question on the speedlimiter, others took it off topic placing their opinions on fast driving in the US enviroment, which is quite different from where I live and which I never asked for

What brought that on? I have a bmw. I don’t drive 130 mph. I use my turn signal.
Just making some fun on this MDX forum.. in a topic which has evolved from a simple question on the MDX's speed limiter to discussing opinions on people driving fast, connecting that to irresponsible (street)racing which is something quite different from fast driving where it is allowed ?
Sorry if my somewhat funny meant, in comparison just as generalising remark offends someone, not intended ;)
 
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