Poll: How High Should a Speedometer Go - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
View Poll Results: Max Speed On Speedometer
Leave it at 140 MPH 13 41.94%
120 MPH 11 35.48%
100 MPH 5 16.13%
80 MPH 2 6.45%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: How High Should a Speedometer Go

When first looking at a cars speedometer, Seeing a high number as the max speed can be cool, (I guess).
Driving with the speedo numbers being tightly grouped just makes the speedometer more difficult to read.
Really, 140MPH in my Outback! You've really only made my speedometer half useful. I rarely go above 70MPH.
To make it more readable and useful, how many MPH would be best for you...

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80 is way too low. 85 is legal on at least one stretch of highway.


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When first looking at a cars speedometer, Seeing a high number as the max speed can be cool, (I guess).
Driving with the speedo numbers being tightly grouped just makes the speedometer more difficult to read.
Really, 140MPH in my Outback! You've really only made my speedometer half useful. I rarely go above 70MPH.
To make it more readable and useful, how many MPH would be best for you...
  1. Leave it at 140
  2. 120 MPH MAX
  3. 100 MPH MAX
  4. 80 MPH MAX
Ha-ha-ha! 120 mph for me...wishful thinking! My neck of the woods, if fwy speed says 65 that means 75mph. It's stressful sometimes. I recently installed an HUD to better monitor my speed most especially when I am using the paddle shifter. I wish the OB has shiftronic, I'd be more fun to drive IMO.

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120mph for me to give better view of the speeds I will be driving 100% of the time.
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other things to think about, the factory spec speed on the tires (on a outback usually 130mph H rated.)

and the governed speed limit electronically embedded from the factory. (that can be wiped out I guess).


I kind of like the use of the space in my cars with their 120mph.


which they changed for the 2005 era cars (even the pokey 2.5 ones got 140mph,

...although I see some LGTs / XTs ? with 160mph ones.

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edit: I guess a higher total on the speedometer sells the car to the inner teenager wanting to crank the speedo over, and think that all cars with a 140mph one can make it that far. (and yes, as a teenager I remember making 85mph ones strain at the max,...never broke one though).

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0-140 is great because it puts the needle straight up or close to it for good cruise speeds.
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Over 100 no problem. 2.5


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My 2009 3.0R has a 160mph speedo, but I believe the car has a top 139.xx I thought I've read somewhere. I've never had it over 110, 140 is not something I'd be willing to attemp on this car as safe as it is.

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I don't think there's long enough downhill road for 2.5i to reach 160mph
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I guess a higher total on the speedometer sells the car to the inner teenager wanting to crank the speedo over, and think that all cars with a 140mph one can make it that far. (and yes, as a teenager I remember making 85mph ones strain at the max,...never broke one though).
LOL! As a teenager I had a souped up Pinto! Never broke my 85mph speedo and she would top out around 130. She would wind that speedo around past the mph straight down at the bottom of the speedo!

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