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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question governers

i took my new ford ranger sport up to a speed of 159 kph do these trucks have governers on them.
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It's a rev limiter controlled by your ECU. Only way around it is a chip for sure and maybe a programmer will do it too. Not sure on the programmer cause I don't have one. My truck is chipped



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Yes, Ford has a built in speed limiter on the Ranger, 2 there is no reason to drive something that handles and stops as bad as a truck that fast in the first place.

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Considering it's a compact pickup truck with leafspring/torsion bar suspension, truck tires and pickup truck brakes -- and if you've got a 4WD, a high centre of gravity -- a speed limiter is the least of your problems at that speed.

I'm pretty sure it's a speed limiter, not a rev limiter. When I tested mine (I've got a 5-speed), the tach wasn't anywhere near redline when it topped-out. I'd guess it's to protect the transfer case, transmission and the rest of the driveline, not to mention the driver.

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Speed limiter. Probably would have shut right down at about 160. Get stopped at that speed and would probably be tag and tow!

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They are speed governed as when i had my lowered 06 i had a sct programer ab it over rode the computer an it do.over 200 then
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Does my 2.3 have one too?

I know there's one on my FJR1300. People that have hit it have had the daylights scared out of them as it starts barking and shuddering.

They tell me that on the bike it cuts in at about 159 mph. someone else can figure out how many km/h that is.

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I think every Ford vehicle has a speed limiter at some point, Mustang GT's and Shelby's shut it down at 155mph from the factory. Trucks its usually around 160km/h.

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The speed is limited because the stock tires won't last very long at that speed. They go boom.

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The speed is limited because the stock tires won't last very long at that speed. They go boom.
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