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Old 01-13-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Speed limiter?

So I was driving from Norcal to LA on thursday night pretty fast :) and I got to 110mph and my focus sudden jerked and felt like it was cutting out. I slowed down a bit and it was fine no problems.

Does the 2.0 zetec manual have some kind of fuel cut off at high speed? or did my car have a problem?


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Old 01-13-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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yep all foci (unsure about SVT) have a fuel cut off. They range from 120 on the ST to like 104 or 108 on the old SE sedans. You wanna get rid of it, get a tune
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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Yes, it kicks in at 108, sometimes mine doesn't kick in until 110. Either way you'll need a tuner to get rid of it as stated above. For now I just focus on trying to get to 110 quicker than other cars.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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That's outrageous. If they did that to a car here, there would be a revolution. The only limiters here are on 50cc scooters, and some German cars which are limited to 155mph because they get driven at crazy speeds there.
I was on the autobahn near Kaiserslautern this June doing 125mph, when a Porsche 911 (997) flew past me like I was stood still. It must have been doing 160-170.............
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I have maxed out at 132 on my SVT
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That's outrageous.
I concur!

Unfortunatly our roads aren't the same quality as the autobahn. Smaller lanes, thinner pavement yadda yadda...all reduce the ability to maintain ultra high speeds safely. Also it's much easier and economical for a stupid person to aquire a driver's liscense here.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:47 PM   #7
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roads have a little part with it, but it's the factory speed rating of the stock tires that are on the car. They can't exceed the speed the tires are rated for. Cheapie factory tires = low speed limiter
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Good point. Forgot about that. So I guess tires must cost a butt-load over in Europe then. Atleast in Germany.
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Good point. Forgot about that. So I guess tires must cost a butt-load over in Europe then. Atleast in Germany.
Well, you can get Z rated tires for like $70 from tire rack (BFG g-Force sports) although I know that probably wouldn't cut it for your run-of-the-mill autobahn traveling Porsche.
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110 in my 07. its a zx3 and i got pissssed when i realized it went 110. it will climb to 140 no problem i know it will- how much will a tune cost to get rid of the govener
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