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Old 03 Aug 2006, 04:24 am
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I have heard that the limit is 115mph but I hit max 120mph many nights. The section I can get to 120mph is downhill though. Also is there a way to kill the limiter I feel that the car should be safe up to 130mph

One thing I love about the PT is that even going 100mph it feel like its not doing it with effort. It feel stable also but I do have some 205 in front and 235 in the back plus a upgrade suspension system.
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Old 03 Aug 2006, 10:58 am
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I have heard that the limit is 115mph but I hit max 120mph many nights. The section I can get to 120mph is downhill though. Also is there a way to kill the limiter I feel that the car should be safe up to 130mph

One thing I love about the PT is that even going 100mph it feel like its not doing it with effort. It feel stable also but I do have some 205 in front and 235 in the back plus a upgrade suspension system.
Was that an Indicated 120mph? Or a real 120 MPH measured by a stopwatch (or a radar gun?)

Comparing against external instruments I found the dash speedo in my PT reads 10-15% high.
This is typical, as a safety measure most automakers set speedos to insure that even with tire changes and mechanical error the car will not be going faster then the indicated speed.

The ultimate speed limiter for the PT is its Brick-Like aerodynamics.

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 02:44 pm
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You can't kill the speed limiter as it's built into the computer, same with the rev limiter when sitting at idle.
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I took ours to 100 on I-5... It did it fine, but i would never push it higher.
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Gee, I'm married to my speed limiter. [B)]
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As I recall, the limiter was set to 118 mph. Gosh, do you think it's a concidence the stock Goodyears are T-rated (118 mph)?
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You can't kill the speed limiter as it's built into the computer, same with the rev limiter when sitting at idle.
Unless you mess with the computer For instance Kenne Bell will do it if you ask Very Nicely and sign a waiver and name them as your benificiary when you kill yourself going Way Too Fast in a top-heavy econobox.

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I have a 01 Ltd but I can't go over 85MPH or my visor will fly off BUT my 04 GT did top out at 121MPH on flat I-80 in NV. before limiter stepped in, bummer I wanted to see if I could bury the speedo. IT WAS FUN.[8)]
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hey splinter how did the car handle at 121 ?? just curious [:I]
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 04:38 am
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I'm sure my speedo is right

I got stop doing 70 in a 55 zone and I read the speedo right before the cop clock me and it was around 70-75mph.

The car handles in those 80-120mph speed if u just go straight or change lanes carefully without sudden jerk of the steering.

I would not keep the car over 90mph for too long cause the engine feels like its pushing it hard beyond that. but than this is a weak engine

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