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TC top speed?
1988turbo Offline
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#1
does anyone know what the actual top speed of a 5 speed 3:55 TC is? un modded
88 Canyon Red TC, 5.0
83 White TC
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Keith Nubel Offline
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#2
Can't say for sure but I think the top end was around 139 mph.
1985 TC
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BJL Offline
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#3
i know either road and track or car and driver did a test in 1986, but sia the top speed was 143mph... but they said they ran out of track... so it may be more, i have persoanlly been to 5500rpm in 5th gear, but that as far as i went as the engien decided to destroy it self due to a head gasket that let go, then a overheat and oil loss, so i do nto recommend doingh a top speed test, iw as 17 and stuid and destroyed a fairly good engien cuz i wanted to be "cool"
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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Matt S Offline
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#4
I've seen 132mph at around 5500 (wasn't really watching the tach Wink ) on a roadside radar with 3.73's.
Sold it Sad*
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1988turbo Offline
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#5
I think the tightest that I have ran mine was to 4500 in 5th due to not wanting to get caught and cause damage to my engine. took dads 83 out one time and had it so fast that the tops of the doors were sucking out and all the radio would do was hum and the thought of hitting a deer at that speed really scared me so I let out of it.

both TC's only show upto about 85 on the speedo so its really unclear of how fast I was going.
88 Canyon Red TC, 5.0
83 White TC
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Ryan H Offline
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#6
Banging the rev limiter in 5th gear my GPS said 153. This was the GPS on my phone, no idea how accurate it was. It seems to be within +/- 5 MPH at any given speed.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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cm Offline
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#7
please people, dont try this at home without a really good running car... the last thing we wanna hear is the site is getting sued for telling people the car can do 130+...
|| 85 TC 5 speed ||
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Mike C Offline
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#8
Ford and Goodyear advertised the top speed at 143 on the goodyear Gatorback ads.
Mike C
86 5 speed TC black with MS spats and spoiler since 88, 3.73 8.8 since 89. Fresh rebuild at 240K with new Racer Walsh roller cam, 88 hood. All 3" exhaust w/3" performance cat. 13" Cobra brakes,SFC, Max/Motorsport C/C plates,adjustable lower control arms w/ double adjustable uppers. Konis & Eibachs.
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cm Offline
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#9
ok cool, 143 is fine, sue goodyear
|| 85 TC 5 speed ||
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Joe F Offline
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#10
I believe the Motor Trend Car of the Year article in 1987 quoted a more-sedate 130MPH top end.
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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