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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    I dont think Id like to be behind it on my bike in a queue at the traffic lights! Or even a sound-proofed truck. Impressive a build as this is, are you sure that it is street legal?
    The pods don't have the jet engines in them they are only still up there for show the vehicle is powered by a Vortec V8 engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    The pods don't have the jet engines in them they are only still up there for show the vehicle is powered by a Vortec V8 engine
    I think Philip may have been referring to the the db level of the 17KW sound system which the pods house some of the speakers I believe. Could be Wrong, have been known to be, and will be again...assuredly.
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    I forgot about the sound system I don't have a tendency to even think about them since I don't even use the radio in my vehicles.
    yeah with a 17,000 watt sound system the occupants would go deaf in just a few minutes if much of it were directed inside of the vehicle. I've had my ears bleed more than once from unexpected ultra high Db noise so I avoid those things like the plague
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    Can it do more then 2 mph? Got a wonder
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    The 0 to 60 time would probably be about like a fully loaded pickup truck but I imagine it could eventually reach 100 MPH Ny worries would be the high CG would make it hard to control at speed or in turns but limos rarely go zipping along at high speeds like in the movies
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    my concern would be at the other end. what's it's 60 to 0 time? 6.25 tons takes some stopping, judging from the size of the front wheels, the brakes would have to be something spectacular.........then there's tires................?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    my concern would be at the other end. what's it's 60 to 0 time? 6.25 tons takes some stopping, judging from the size of the front wheels, the brakes would have to be something spectacular.........then there's tires................?
    I wouldn't think it would take any further than it takes my pickup to stop with 400 gallons of water in the back plus what ever is in the tool box My tires are 245/75-16 12 ply in front and 10R 17.5 16 ply in the rear gives me a total safe 6400lbs for teh steer and a total safe 11,900 tire cap in the rear
    I can't stop as quick as a VW passat but Now that I have removed the RABS from the rear I can stop faster than a Ford crown vic police cruiser.
    So tires and brakes for the limo wouldn't be a thing it doesn't weigh near as much as the Cadillac Beast the US President rides in reported to be somewhere between 15,000 & 20,000 lbs


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