Yeah my pickup has the same issue, the gauge pegs at 85, still, shes an old working pickup, hauled and towed her fair share... 85 would be pushing it for her!I was on a short southbound section of the newly opened section from Buda 45 turn off to San Marcos 21 yesterday. Quality of road in that section fairly low (asphalt in lieu of concrete) compared to the section from Buda to Georgetown. Still not sure who is filling their sack on this venture. Was supposed to relieve IH35 traffic, but terminates 50 miles from San Antonio on IH10 East of Seguin which just adds useless miles to trip for anyone south of SATX. Only good thing I've seen from it is bypassing Austin and worth every penny to avoid that mess. My F150 won't do 85 MPH so the higher speed limit is of no consequence. The Buda to Georgetown is still 80 MPH. The Buda entrance to toll road will remain best for all those entering from IH35 N unless they build more feeders from IH35 S.
Like a buddy of mine used to say: You may be able to outrun the cop car, you won't be able to outrun their radio.
You can test it out next year when you attend the first annual patriots meeting down at the Alamo!Yeah my pickup has the same issue, the gauge pegs at 85, still, shes an old working pickup, hauled and towed her fair share... 85 would be pushing it for her!
I haven't been down there yet, but I am looking forward to trying it to bypass Austin at least once to see how it goes. Though 220 would be nice.. Austin to San Antonio in 12 minutes... not bad!
That wouldn't suprise me if there was some formula like that.From my understanding talking to a guy a few years ago (before the 55 mph limits was imposed) they figure a highway safe to 30% more than the actual posted speed. Which means at 85mph it should be safe to drive at about 110 mph. Now that assumes a perfect driver which few on our streets are however that is what the road itself can handle if used to race on.