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#31 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 11:49 AM
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And tires to match.
Yeah, you might have a bad day if a tire came apart at 135+!

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Here's another video. Not saying who's it is though. And it's on a full tank of gas. **Whistling**

Toyota RAV4 V6 Top Speed - YouTube
Full gas allright, but flat tires.
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Dealer said this was the fastest Toyota. After the sale, so I don't think he was TRYING to blow smoke.
Anyone have any factual data on this? Thanks.
I have a 2007 4x v6 sport that I have driven 131 mph following a sport bike before we had to slow down
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If it's on the floor that's when it shifts from 3rd to 4th. A few articles showed 135 mph as the top speed but I don't have the juevos to do that in a RAV. My hood flaps around too much @ 70 with a gusty headwind......never have gotten used to that.

I thought I read somewhere that the computer stops the V6 RAV4 from going faster than 135 MPH because the stock tires are "H" rated, which I think officially has a 130 MPH maximum.

I don't know how fast it would go with that much power if it weren't being held back on a leash.

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Probably not right now - but at one time - the 3rd gen Toyota RAV4 was made available in 2WD form with the 3.5L V6 and 6-speed "manual" transmission. At that time, it was the fastest Toyota product in that production year.

Car and Driver tested one in one of their side articles (I'll have find it again, to get the issue number) - though it was a moot point, as it was not to be sold in North America in that configuration (V6 + 6-speed). But the performance was sparkling - under 5.5 seconds for 0-60MPH - low to mid 14's in the 1/4 mile, trapping over 100MPH - top speed at 140MPH. Nothing else in the Toyota stable, for that model year, could touch it.
I'd like to read that article but major googling yielded nothing. It had to have been a one off car since it was never offered anywhere.

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I never had my hood flap. How strong was that headwind? 50 mph?
Nope, 20-25 MPH will do it and I still hate it.

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My hood flaps around too much @ 70 with a gusty headwind......never have gotten used to that.
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Nope, 20-25 MPH will do it and I still hate it.
RT: I don't ever get that effect. I seem to remember that there are some adjustable screws with rubber bumpers under the hood, have you looked into that?

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hi to all, I am new to this forum. all though I have been following some subjects since last feb. thought it was time to sign in. yes the hood has adjustment bumpers that should settle the dancing hood.
I bought a 2009 sport in march and agree this is a rocket! had a 67 camaro built that did little better than this . it is dam fun to drive
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autotechazo: Welcome to the forum!

Yes, I thought there were adjustment bumpers for the hood, thanks for confirming. Now we just need to get RTexasF to go adjust his.

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I'm driving pretty cautiously and defensively these days...especially with my child on board. Seems like there are accidents everywhere. But it's awfully nice to feel that power when I really want it. Great vehicle. Too bad Toyota went and ruint it all.

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