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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-26-02, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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my 200kw xr8 ute dies (governed ?) at 180kph. Is this normal & can this be fixed(sick of being overtaken by commodores). Car goes OK up to this speed.


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it is speed limited to 180.
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Change the chip

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Are the XR6s the same? Has anyone (in NT ) had their XR6 up to this speed? i read in Wheels (1997) that they had the XR6 up to 225 km/h.

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It is speed limited for safety reasons squiz - the tailshaft is too long and can flex at high speed and possibly break. The Pursuit 250 utes had a specially made 2-piece tailshaft and as far as I know aren't speed limited. A further note - not trying to be Mr Goody Two Shoes here but why would you (and where?) be needing to drive at more than 180km/h?

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Kwinanna Freeway, 4.00am, sundays. Cool air, straight road & no traffic

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Chip torque can remove this 'feature'.

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Kwinanna Freeway, 4.00am, sundays. Cool air, straight road & no traffic.....and police waiting under those overpasses... but I also know my NB cuts out at 199 km/hr (also stops the digital speedo going beyond its capabilities).

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I'm not a regular on the Kwinanna so I haven't encountered any surprises under the overpasses,(fortunately),so thanks for the tip Blue. I'm not a total loose head,I just like to blow the cobwebs out occasionally.
After reading what Falchoon said about the tailshafts I think I'll make a tailshaft loop to be on the safe side.I cant see the point of bypassing the speed limiter with a chip if it puts the vehicle at risk.I think I'll just do a few mods to get up there quicker.

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Re: no go

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at 180kph.....(sick of being overtaken by commodores).
Fair dinkum, I have only taken my car up to that speed a couple times, and never been passed..... if getting overtaken at that speed is a regular occurance, then I'd be looking into perhaps Ford's GT90 or maybe their Jaguar Formula One car? *grins*

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