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View Poll Results: Have you ever had your speed limiter cut of your engine?
No, I never speed 7 31.82%
Yes, once in the Territory on a long straight 7 31.82%
Not since yesterday 7 31.82%
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Old 01-31-2003, 14:11   #1 (permalink)
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Tongue AU 185Km/h speed limter

My AU like most others has the max speed limited to 185km/h (well I think so as I have NEVER been over 110km/h ever, ever)
Asking around as to why I have been told it is only the autos that are limited and it was implemented due to a couple of AUs dropping tail shafts at over 200km/h.
The bullshit tends to get a bit thick when I ask FORD.
Anyone know the truth and is it ok to override the limiter?
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Old 01-31-2003, 14:31   #2 (permalink)
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It is possible that a few driveshafts have come off, but very unlikely. There would have to been something major wrong with them, such as unbalance, or the u/j's were not in properly.
My understanding is that all but the XRs have the limiter but I could be wrong.
As to overriding it I don't see the point unless you are going on to a race track
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Old 01-31-2003, 17:28   #3 (permalink)
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All AU utes are limited to 185 because of the one piece long wheel base tailshaft that tends to attempt to turn itself into a corkscrew over that speed!.. Believe me..The vibration is terrifying over 200!...Nearly fainted when I was told what the cause of the vibration was!... ( Never again! )..This is why the pursuit utes have a 2 piece tailshaft
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Old 01-31-2003, 17:31   #4 (permalink)
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My XR8 ute has the limiter, apparently because of possible driveshaft whip at higher speeds. This is only because of the extra length in the ute's driveshaft though, I dunno about the sedans - maybe the standard models don't have as good a driveshaft as XR sedans (??).
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Old 01-31-2003, 17:39   #5 (permalink)
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Charliewool, you musta posted while I was still typing :). Over 200 - you have obviously overridden your speed limiter then? I have a Pursuit 250 tailshaft high on my shopping list - living in NT and not being able to fully utilize one's 240km/h speedo just ain't right ;-) (especially on a car that handles 180km/h like it's nothing).
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I was under the impression that all injected utes, wagons and vans were hard limited to 180km/h if fitted with a one piece shaft. I wouldn't be too keen on a pursuit type two piece. Very bad design, likely to give major problems at speed once it wears a little. Better to go the BA shaft design without the POS rubber coupling.
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rubber couplings are ok heaps of cars use them - fitted to toyota supras...all VX onwards commos (inc 300kW GTS) never had a problem with them at my dealership.
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