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govenors..

at what speed does the govenor kick in for you guys?
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Mine was at 90 before I got my tuner...
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I dont have a governor on my truck.
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sounds like the 4 bangers to
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I have taken mine to 105 and quit.
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mine stops at 96 or 97
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there hasnt been a governor on a ranger since the early 90s


everything is now in the computers. its a speed limiter in the programing
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ok, Scott.. my speed limiter kicks in around 92-95
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Speed limiter, govenor ,it's pretty much the same thing.
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I dont have a governor on my truck.
You didn't stock? I have one at 92 and we have the same truck.
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Old truck was 92 or 97... don't remember... haven't gotten the new truck over 92 but I stopped 'cause of traffic, not a limiter....

there's is def. a difference between a limiter and a governor... when you hit a governor it forces you to slow down ('02 Focus @ 107, '04 Sequoia @ 117) but the limiter is just a brick wall and you can maintain it but you can't get over it
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I usually say hard or soft governor for speed and hard or soft limiter for revs.
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So on a govenor if it's set at 92 and you hit 92 it'll automatically slow you down or will it even let you get their? Then on a limiter like my truck it keeps the speed, but then stays at that set speed?
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My experience with governors is as soon as you hit it it cuts the accellerator and you have to slow down. With the limiter I can maintain a speed but I can't get over that.
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I don't have a limiter, I've had mine up to 118 mph, BTW it was NOT on a public road.
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So in a nutshell, to some extent their the same in that they both hinder you from passing a set speed. 118 was that with a gps or your speedo?
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118 was that with a gps or your speedo?
Radar. Speedo was reading 105.
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Mine kicks in at 96 or 97... I've gotten up to 100 once but I was going down hill, thats the only reason why.
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did you get a ticket? And at that speed how much was it?
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did you get a ticket? And at that speed how much was it?
Like I said it wasn't a public road, it would have went faster but it got kinda shaky around 110, so I pussed out and stopped accelerating at 118.
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How long did it take you to get to 118?
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How long did it take you to get to 118?
somewhere between 23-25 seconds
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Very nice! Any chance of getting a vid. of this, since it is on a private road? Btw very nice!!!
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