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Old 05-16-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Talking No Speed limiter on the 05 ST

Well for one reason or another I decided to open her up yesterday, and I had it up to 120 in 4th til I let off, now i do not know if i was at redline or near as I was looking at the road and speedo, it got there fairly quick ( not like my cobra :) )

I didnt have my camera so take it for what its worth. ps handled like my bros SVT at that speed.


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Well, since you have an ST, they must not have a speed limiter on your car.

Most of us, besides the SVTF have a speed limiter of 108mph.
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Old 05-17-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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HHmm that's odd that they don't have a speed limiter. Wish I didn't have mine but it isn't worth it to buy the chip.
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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svtman, is that power number in your sig for the ST? Damn, I wish they weren't so ugly! Especially the interior.
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Old 05-17-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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i doubt that there is NO speed limiter. i think by law the car companies HAVE to put a speed governor on. even the SVT has one but its set at like 148. and i didnt even know they were selling the ST's yet. i know 05's are on sale but i thought the ST was the "performance" version and not on sale yet. either way...i doubt that ford would make a car that could go faster than the SVT and not have a speed limiter at all for that matter
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Well, it doesn't have the 108mph speed governer that the stock 2.3L PZEV and 2.0L Zetec's have.

I wouldn't doubt that Ford put the speed limiter high as 148mph on the ST since the ST is the new performance Focus.

Does the ST come with Z rated tires ?
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:02 AM   #7
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No they are the same as the ZX4, ZX5 tires, Pirelli P6's 205/55R16 V rated
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Where did you get your info ?

On the Ford website, it states:
"P205/50Rx16 all-season (PIRELLI) (standard on SES and ST models)

How do you know the rating of the tire ?
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I sell them. I did screwup on the 55 part, you're right about the 50series
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Thanks for the clarification.

What's the speed rating for V rated tires ?
This might give some insight what the speed limiter is set to on the ST.
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