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AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

I dont know how to do a search thru the threads without lookn thru all the titles so please excuse me if this question has been asked and answered before!

I would like an opinion on the 180km/hr limiter on my AUI auto wagon. I heard that this was to stop the driveshaft from self destructing. Spoke to a knowledgeable aussie who is right into makn falcon 6's go faster and he reckons thats bullshit.

So what do u guys reckon and can this be over-ridden.
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do you know how to trick then ECU? if not forget about it unless an aftermarket comp bypasses it.

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Re: AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

Lol I'd say quite frankly he doesnt know sh!t and take my money else where!!!


The limiter in the utes/wagons is there because of A) the tail shaft B) the auto

I have a Au2xr8 Ute and after i fitted 3.9 diff gears (thus increasing tailshaft speed at any rpm)I couldnt push past 150kph cause the tailshaft almost wanted to tear through the floor. The single peice design in CRAP.

Your going to need a 2 peice tail shaft or at the least some thing much better that what you have. Mal Wood Automotive have shafts there ready to ship by the way.

Secondly you need to remove the speed limiter Unichip can "Apparently" do this Hamo's was removed.
Chiptorque definately can and mine is gone as proof along with a 2 peice tail shaft being put in place of the single.

If its an auto start thinking about upraging the trans cooler.

But if you wish to take the gamble on the "bullshit tailshafts not the problem" Be prepared for the shaft to come tearing through your floor pan or diving into the tar. Either way you going to be up for the shock of your life.........
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Re: AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

HI Sylox, i agree with everything you have recomended to Ford Fan Atic to do...
we havn't changed Hamo drive shaft yet, might just put a tailshaft loop on instead.
How much does Mal Wood charge for his ready to go tailshafts for the AU?






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Off the top of my head I'm not sure fitted i know it was around the $1100. Dont know how much less for supply only. and its a Super H/D item
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Re: AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

Thanks guys, not into frights at 180k+ lol so will head your warnings. Its a bugga being over in NZ cause we dont have any one (to the best of my knowledge) who has after market good gear for my falcon like you guys have in Aus. Have just emailed Mal Wood Automotive so will have a good idea of costs soon. Have to pay dam customs duty on anything that we bring into good ole NZ. Going to amount to about $400NZ on my Dev 5 gear but im determined to have the quickest Falcon I6 in NZ
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Re: AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

I'm pretty sure Herrods Had a Major distributor in NZ. Think I saw it in the back of a Per Ford Mag.

I think if you wanted to go that way you'd have no worries either.
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Re: AuI 180km/hr limiter Question

Mark,
you might find that the problem isnt as bad in Hamo's car as it was in Sylox's ute as the shaft isnt as long. The utes and wagons had a longer shaft (being LWB platforms) so the problem is increased. With the Sedans it "may" not be as bad.


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The tail shaft loop is a great idea, and if anybody is taking their car on a track and doing high speeds, I would strongly recommend this as a must.
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