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CLEVELAND JUNKY said:
I would like to know if a 1998 EL GLI 4.0 5-speed manual sedan would be speed limited in any form?
If its a one piece propshaft I expect it would be , one easy way to find out .
 

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Damn well that sucks! At least now i don't have to find out on the test drive:priest: . I read about it on another site with ford specs, but i was hoping it was a mistake:booty: . Should still go alright being a manual i guess, i will probably live longer too:priest: . I did read you could put a cop ecu in it, but probably hard to come by for a manual.
Does anyone know if the ecu limits speed in each gear as well? Im thinking it would probably work off engine rpm right?
 

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nah it works off kmh, cos my car hits it at different revs in 4th and 5th but always at 180kmh
 

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giday folks

The reason for it limiting at 180 is to do with the driveshaft
with the shafts being thin wall and a relatively low diff ratio eg 3.27 or 3.45 at 180 k it is spinning that fast that any faster and there is a potential risk of the driveshaft flying to pieces which at that speed would be like a grenade going off in the trans tunnel

just a bit of useless information for ya
 
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