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Old 12-07-2002, 03:25   #1 (permalink)
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Speed limited Falcons

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Are the manual BA falcons speed limited just like the auto's. and
if you have a XT or Futura but have the option Fairmont sports IRS and 17inch wheels do ford change the speed limiter to Fairmont spec.
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Old 12-07-2002, 15:44   #2 (permalink)
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According to the owners manual (Page 142) its 200kph for ALL non-XR sedans, 230kph for the XR's and 180kph for the wagons, regardless of the gearbox.

I really cant see why speed limiters are such an issue. You aren't going to be driving the cars at anywhere near these speeds anyway unless you are either a) speeding excessivlely, b) driving beyond your/cars capabilities or c) racing on a private circuit.
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well i had are au fairmont and it was speed limited to 180. it felt weird when the you hit 180 it felt like they just kut the fuel. i pick up my XR turbo on wednesday 230km speed limiter isnt bad. not that ill be travelling that quickly much.
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Old 12-07-2002, 17:24   #4 (permalink)
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Speed limiter's are not a issue, but in the October wheels mag they listed XT 200kph, Fairmont 210kph with sports blade ,XR's at 230kph.
So is the speed limiter set to what type of suspension and tyre package you have, as they all come with the same standed type of brakes and start life as a XT's.
Yes i agree with your statement on excessive speeding, car or drivers capabilities,no one should drive at that speed on public roads.
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Considering its legal in the NT to exceed every other states speed limit, speed limiting is an issue for territorians
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Old 12-07-2002, 23:37   #6 (permalink)
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Yes NT has open speed limits, but if you are traveling 200+kph you are an idiot!
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I wonder if FPV Vehicles will be speed limited. I dont think they should be. I beleive the wank factor, you should be able to say your car can crack a genuine 270km/h. I would never attempt such speeds, but at 200km/h or 270km/h, you're still going craziliy fast and would kill yourself anyway.
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I must say when you drive form Alice to Darwin and then back again you want to make it as fast as possible, and since there is no law against it it is easy to do. Most local territorians would drive between 140 - 180, mainly depending on the car of course because landcruisers can be a bit sluggish.
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whats wrong with the NT u drive to how u feel comfortable and capable of doing so, i have been up there for holidays in both my EB and my uncles AU its funny to see the EB pass him as the AU has a 180kmh speed limiter LOL
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Yes NT has open speed limits, but if you are traveling 200+kph you are an idiot!
The open speed limits are legal as long as the conditions are right for the speed. You can still get booked if you are doing an excessive speed for the conditions, be it the environment or the vehicle. Dangerous driving is the charge, more expensive than a speeding ticket in more ways than one.
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