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Old 22 Jan 2004, 04:59 am
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Default 3bar... top speed?

wondering if the gt is limited at a set speed, or just by the rev limiter?



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Old 22 Jan 2004, 11:59 am
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Well, I have had mine at 122 or so before, but the other day it cut off right at 120.Maybe it's always been 120 and I just *thought* it was 122. Of course, some people on here claim to have gone higher, like 130+. If that's the case, maybe mine cut off due to extended boost times, as I had the thing to the floor for a few minutes straight, and perhaps it forces the car down at a certain point to prevent turbine damage? Hell, I dunno....just speculating.

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I've seen 212 km/hr, roughly 130 MPH.
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Old 22 Jan 2004, 09:28 pm
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Actually, it is 128 mph. The speedo is a little optimistic.
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How right you are 3Bar.
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I have always seen those at 128 MPH. Is it a coincidence that it happens to be an even power of two? (10000000 binary)

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OK, I am a capitalist Republican and favour smaller government--so how do we get rid of this governor?
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Old 23 Jan 2004, 09:06 am
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Just a guess here...but the Turbo GT (and alot of other factory "performance" cars) come stock with "H" rated tires. H rated tires are rated for a maximum of 130 MPH. It only makes sence that for liability reasons the factory speed cut-off is going to be below what the tires are rated for.

Also if the auto MFG. doesn't use a little common sence in controlling the top-speed of their products...then the overly heavy-handed Government steps in and invents stupid ideas like 85 MPH speedometers and other nonsence that is usually much more offensive than what the auto MFG. thinks up.

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hyracer, right you are cause I still have my 85 mph speedo on my Mustang GT with an honest top speed of 140 mph. Get this, they put on a 2.83 rear end gear for economy but that makes for a completly unreasonable top end!! So they put on an 85 mph speedo!! I burry that thing almost every time I am on the freeway passing some truck!! Of course now they can put top end restrictions via the computer!
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Old 23 Jan 2004, 06:19 pm
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"130 MPH. It only makes sence that for liability reasons the factory speed cut-off is going to be below what the tires are rated for."

good point!!

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