Speed Limiter? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2004, 00:37   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney
Age: 43
Posts: 234
Speed Limiter?

A friend of mine is considering buying a new XR8 but was put off a bit when told that it was speed limited to 180km and was also told the limiter was there because the diffs wont handle anything above that speed.
Has anyone heard or know anything about this.
__________________
Mercury silver BA XR8 MKII ute
Manual (unopened)
12.856@106.60
Lowride260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2004, 00:47   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 49
Re: Speed Limiter?

speed limiter on ba series xr8's is set at 240Ks, 180 on none xr utes & station wagons
__________________
240.6 GENUINE RWKW's, 400M - T.B.A.
THANKS NATHAN "THE FLASH"
BA330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 01:36   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 138
Re: Speed Limiter?

180 limit on au xr8 utes because of extra long tail shaft. pursuit 250,ba xr8,turbo all have 2 peice tail shaft 240 limit. 180 limit not even reached at drags so its never botherd me
cedric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 01:48   #4 (permalink)
Magnificence in Motion
 
XcelR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FPV's website
Posts: 318
Re: Speed Limiter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wade rocks
A friend of mine is considering buying a new XR8 but was put off a bit when told that it was speed limited to 180km and was also told the limiter was there because the diffs wont handle anything above that speed.
Has anyone heard or know anything about this.
I don't think it's anything to do with diffs, plenty of boys on here have chipped their drives and change the limiter and I have'nt heard of their diffs not coping.

Speed limiter on my Mark 1 XR8 is 230.
__________________

I said to the ICWS ( In Car Whingeing System )
"What's the problem, it's a victimless crime...except for him, he lost!"


XcelR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 02:33   #5 (permalink)
TuffZc and pursuit
 
ratter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Frankston
Age: 50
Posts: 301
Re: Speed Limiter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cedric
180 limit on au xr8 utes because of extra long tail shaft. pursuit 250,ba xr8,turbo all have 2 peice tail shaft 240 limit. 180 limit not even reached at drags so its never botherd me

So is the pursuit limited to 250 ?
__________________
There is no substitute for cubic inches but my pursuit sure closes the gap




*UPDATE * Pursuit has just run 11.763 and 116.18 mph making it Australias Quickest and fastest unopened boss as well as Australias Quickest and fastest naturally aspirated Boss
ratter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 04:01   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Age: 31
Posts: 6
Re: Speed Limiter?

220 on xt, futura, fairmont
230 on xr's

so the NA xr6 is faster than the standard six!
Drew442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 04:32   #7 (permalink)
Beastmaster
 
flappist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hervey Bay QLD
Age: 55
Posts: 940
Re: Speed Limiter?

Actually according to the Manufacturers Handbooks
ALL BAs 200 km/h except
Fairmont Ghias 210 km/h
XR6T & XR8 230 km/h
FPV 250 km/h

This is approximate as at high speed the tyres are bigger due to centrifical force and the length of the tread stretches a teeny bit so in my case the actual max speed by aviation GPS (read expensive and accurate) is 254 km/h

AUs were 180km/h except for some of the early ones and the T series/pursuits which I think were unlimited but am not sure.
__________________
Revelations 13:18
Here is wisdom.
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the BEAST:
for it is the number of a F6 Typhoon; and its number is 0217.
flappist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 04:51   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Age: 54
Posts: 7
Re: Speed Limiter?

In relation to the diffs. I dont think it is the diffs as much as it is the YOLKS on the diff opening up and spitting the tail shaft out. Like said before the actual one piece tail shaft being too long and building up excessive whip.
bigdodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 06:05   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 12
Re: Speed Limiter?

my au2 xr6 was unlimited had it up to 210kph
xr8boss290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 20:14   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney
Age: 43
Posts: 234
Re: Speed Limiter?

Thank everyone for all the info, my friend rang me back today and was told
that the limiter had been raised to 245km( made me happy as currently own AU XR8III ute,newy on the way). My friend went to order one today, Good to see another ex commy driver change sides!
__________________
Mercury silver BA XR8 MKII ute
Manual (unopened)
12.856@106.60
Lowride260 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DTC Codes fordel Ford Focus Forum 8 02-21-2009 23:22
Limiting cars top speed. Arguments for and against Black EX-R6 The Pub 170 11-10-2004 04:50
Speed Limiter on EB mcccy005 Inline 6 Tech 10 10-13-2004 06:51
auii xr6 ute speed limiter hambo_12 Inline 6 Tech 10 08-16-2004 14:38
NRMA Have Become Puppets of the NSW Revenue Chasing Government Aussie Pete The Pub 26 01-23-2003 14:52

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.