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Ok everyone I have to ask have none of you ever done something that might have put yourself or even the life of others at risk? I admit I was once a street racer and my only real addiction was the adrenaline rush of driving fast. Even when I was not racing or trying to prove anything to anyone a long empty road was calling for the skinny pedal to find the floor be it a Datsun that maxed out at 100 mph a Chevy bouncing off the limiter at 98 MPH or even a Plymouth with 150 MPH on the dash that could do this easily and then some. Not saying I advise this but I'm also mindful that there are places on this globe we're driving 150 MPH is someones everyday trip to work and where they are at this might be perfectly legal.

Just the fact we are alive carries with it a high risk of death. We also often carry with us the very fact we could make a mistake that risk the lives of others. Have you ever zoned out while driving? Missed a stop sign? Pushed the red on a red light? Changed lanes and missed something in your blind spot? Driven while a little too tired?

None of us are perfect. While we should not jump in here and promote breaking the law and speeding we should also rember things we have done that were outside the confines of the law and safety. I think one of the things to look at is bossmantwentytwo pointed out this was an empty road and they do not drive this way in traffic which is much more than I can say about others I see driving at 2-3 times the limit in heavy traffic.

Some of you would have a freaking heart attack living where I do just 20 min from 421 The Snake and driving that road on a nice weekend. 489 curves, 3 mountains, 1 valley all packed in 33 miles and truck load of people wanting to test their steel. I have been driving over the limit on this road and been passed by a herd of motorcyclist traveling what I call insane speeds though this curvy road. Even pulled off the road once when I saw a Subaru WRX STI and a Corvette in my rear veiw closing in fast just to let them go at it and see if they survived the trip.Yes every now and then someone bites it but that never even slows down the flow of people on bikes and cars from having a bit of fun in these twisties. All that do so know if you push this road it might be the last trip you make on it upright anyhow but it is the risk they all know they take.

What is the point here is this all ok well of course not but we are not all wired the same way. We do things we look back at and say that is not the smartest thing I have ever done but it was fun. In the grand scheme of things doing a bit over 100 MPH on an empty road late at night is not a huge crime against humanity. Save that for the next time your on the interstate doing 80 MPH and some @$$ is doing a buck twenty weaving in and out of traffic cutting people off and driving under of over their bumper that's the true threat!
Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.
 

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Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.

Nice Compass I love the color. lol

Here is a pic of our Compass on top of a local dam. The mountain in the background has a forestry road that winds it's way to the top of it then runs on and off the ridge top. It has peaks around 4300ft above sea level. You can see the lights of at least 5 cities as your driving on the peak. There is also forestry free campground and camping spots all over the mountain. The wife and I have spent a lot of time wheeling the Compass up there since we got it.
 

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Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.

Nice Compass I love the color. lol

Here is a pic of our Compass on top of a local dam. The mountain in the background has a forestry road that winds it's way to the top of it then runs on and off the ridge top. It has peaks around 4300ft above sea level. You can see the lights of at least 5 cities as your driving on the peak. There is also forestry free campground and camping spots all over the mountain. The wife and I have spent a lot of time wheeling the Compass up there since we got it.
I would to drive around a landscape like that. I'm stuck in flat Florida. Looks amazing!
 

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I would to drive around a landscape like that. I'm stuck in flat Florida. Looks amazing!


Yeah we lived in coastal SC for a long time. Had some 4wds and not much to do with 4wd drive go through ditches and over fallen trees and mud lots and lots of mud! That is why I'm not that much into playing in the mud these days. Not only does it make for a lot of clean up but mud gets into parts you think should be safe and carrys grit with it then things start falling apart. LOL We moved up here to the mountains just over 10 years ago I honestly I have never looked back. So much to do where we live now. Within a few minutes we can jump on the AT in several different spots to hike. We have quite a few waterfalls close around us. We live in a valley between two ridges at around 1800 ft above sea level but I can drive like 30-45 minutes and be up around 6000 ft.

Then miles and miles of forestry roads that are poorly maintained winding in,out,over and on top of mountains. We have one rough road/trail that is like 25-30 miles long. These are short compared to places out West and further North but still a blast with incredible views. I have tossed in a few more pics of us out having fun with our Compass. This is where I have a lot of enjoyment these days living life at a slower pace. The first is a pull off overlook around 5200 FT the other two are on a recently discovered scenic road built on an old railroad grade. :)
 

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Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.
Nice. How dark did you go with, and did you do the sun strip? On my 2016 I went with 5% on the sides, left the rear at 20%, did the windshield in 70% in a heat rejection film, with a 6-inch vinyl sun strip that I will switch out for a larger one this week.
 

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Well said Chris. Check out my Compass on this rainy day in Daytona Beach. Just Plasti Dipped the wheels and tinted the windows.
Nice. How dark did you go with, and did you do the sun strip? On my 2016 I went with 5% on the sides, left the rear at 20%, did the windshield in 70% in a heat rejection film, with a 6-inch vinyl sun strip that I will switch out for a larger one this week.
I don't recall the percentage, but I told them to match the factory back windows. I believe I am a couple steps above legal. Same with the strip. I took it right down to the AS1 line.
 

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The rear windows are stock tint at 20%.

In Ontario nothing on the front doors can be greater than 30% tint. My last vehicle was tinted 30% on the front, 16% on everything behind the front doors.
On the Compass I elected to go with a 36% tint on the front this time around, and it still looks great! Legal too!
(That 6% difference is almost impossible to tell)
 

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I saw a video someplace of a 2.4 9 speed in Europe running like 130 mph!!! In my younger dumber days I would have tested that to see if US version was the same. ...
This was not the 2.4 engine but the 1.4 Turbo engine (2.4 is not available in Europe).
And it was done on a German autobahn without speed limit (no, it wasn't me nor did I the video).

https://youtu.be/G3rlz7t4Su8
 

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This was not the 2.4 engine but the 1.4 Turbo engine (2.4 is not available in Europe).
And it was done on a German autobahn without speed limit (no, it wasn't me nor did I the video).

https://youtu.be/G3rlz7t4Su8

Not the same video I saw the one I saw was a 9 speed being manually shifted. I either assumed Europe or someone on the thread said it was Europe. It was in Kilometres per hour where ever it was for sure because I used a conversion calculator to get MPH. I found it when still trying to figure out what we were going to buy. I looked at so many videos I can't find it again I don't think it was a youtube but could be wrong. I do know looking at where 9th comes in 130 MPH should be no problem.

Again I don't suggest anyone speed but there are roads like I-95 between SC and GA as well as I-81 in TN that might as well be a freaking autobahn. On I-95 I have run 120 MPH and been passed by almost everything on the road. On I-81 I had another NBS Compass pass me that was running an easy 90 - 100 MPH it was not straining at all. These sections of interstate stretch out into places one could call nowhere. So LEO is rarely seen so many drivers just roll on however fast they want too so doing 60-65 MPH can get you run over. LOL
 

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hes not here for ask for your advice.. grin:
you're right. he's not here asking for advice. he's here to brag about is reckless illegal activity, and seeking approval from an online community.

The picture is a Facebook picture so obviously he is already posting this all over social media to get "likes" and feedback from people. This is a sad case of social media addiction, where an addict seeks online affirmation for their stupid activities in an attempt to legitimize them.

When someone comes to do this, you have two choices. You can either side with the person who is doing the stupid thing, and then they will see this as a positive reaction and continue to do stupid things. Or, you can reject the person and their behavior, hopefully making society a safer place.

I don't believe for a second that this guy is speeding only when the roads are empty. Also, anyone who is dumb enough to use their phone to take a picture of the speedo while going that fast is likely using their phone all the time while driving.

These are not isolated incidents, the ones that get posted to the forums are just a small slice of the stupidity that a person like this will do.
 
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