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Johns331
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posted 04-10-2002 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Johns331   Click Here to Email Johns331     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a '95 F150/5.0/auto. It will not go over 85MPH. Are these trucks speed limited? If so, what do I need get around this. Thanks!

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MLariviere
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posted 04-10-2002 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure if they are governed. I don't think so. I've had mine to 90 I believe they have OBD II though,and it may limit it somewhat. What do you want to go that fast in a truck,anyway? Mine {4X4} scared me.

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Johns331
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posted 04-10-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Johns331   Click Here to Email Johns331     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
75 to 80 is the norm on LA freeways. I just want to keep up with traffic.

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67stang
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posted 04-10-2002 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am almost ashamed to admit this, but when I had my 94 F150 I was going to Ft Sill and had the speedo pegged. Going by a mile marker every 33-35 seconds according to my wife.

BTW- Will never do that again!! Not that I felt unsafe in any way, but I do not believe I have to rush to do a damn thing, and if anyone don't like it, I'll deal with it eventually.

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MLariviere
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posted 04-11-2002 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like your reasoning,Keith! The older we get,the wiser we get.

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67stang
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posted 04-11-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But I thought that reasoning wasn't supposed to take effect until I was old. Or at least older anyways. I made that decision when I was (OMG) 23!!!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-12-2002 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, there's a speed limiter in the computer. Performance chips over ride this.

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My wife says I don't pay enough attention to her... or something like that...

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RickBook
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posted 04-17-2002 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook   Click Here to Email RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would have to be a 'govenor' type, otherwise you'd feel the engine shut down (like a bad miss) until the speed dropped below it's limiter, then speed back up.

I have a '96 T-bird (4.6) that, when I get it to 114mph, it feels like I've blown the engine. The front end takes a nose-dive until the mph's go under about 100, then it speeds up to 114mph, then down....you get the idea (it's not a constant 114 mph).


Just an f.y.i.

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TomP
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posted 04-17-2002 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
while i NEVER speed, since it's unsafe and against the law.....

I found the cruise control in a rent-a-Neon can only be set as high as 85mph... most of the traffic in Northern California (except Tim, he's a slowpoke )goes that fast, so i suspect more cars do that too.

The Neon itself however could go almost 130 (16V engine) and i while i won't claim "Closed course with professional driver" it was under the watchful eyes of the CHP (who drive cars slower apparently)

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Boss302
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posted 04-26-2002 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my dad's '99 f-150 has a limiter. cuts out at 100mph. thats fricken awesome in a truck!!

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