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top speed limiter

i have a 01 4.0 and im wondering if anyone knows why their limited at 90 and how to get that eliminated so i can do what the speedo says it will do? and the cheapest way to do this.
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The speed limiter is electronic so it will need to be taken out with a programmer/tune etc. I have a superchips flaspaq which lets me remove the speed limiter.
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i have a 01 4.0 and im wondering if anyone knows why their limited at 90 and how to get that eliminated so i can do what the speedo says it will do? and the cheapest way to do this.
there probably limmited because there not ment too go fast.
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why is it limited? Cause 90 in a ranger is PLENTY fast. My Chevy is limited at 100 and I doubt I'll be getting a tuner to raise it, trucks are trucks.. if you want to go fast get a car, and do it off the public road please.

and there is no 'cheap' way except disconnect the speed sensor i guess.
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I've read once that it has to do with driveshaft whip. 90 is plenty though.
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its called a governor and its been discussed plenty of times on the forum. only way to remove is a programer/tuner. everyone on the forum will tell you not to go fast because rangers are shaky... its teh same **** all the time when someone asks this sooo someone should close this thread.
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its there for a reason.....my 2.3 is limited at 100
i've hit it and its hair raising everytime....these trucks are unstable without major suspension mods and even then its pointless for a DD
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is it bad i hit my limiter on gravel more than a few times?
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is it bad i hit my limiter on gravel more than a few times?
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mine is limided at 100. even the brand new mustang we got is even limided too it shuts off at 100
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my focus was limited to 108 and the truck is limited to 98
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Unless you're racing it down on the local drag strip.......I see no need to remove governor.
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I had my ranger up to 101 with the doors off.. GPS said so it helps when the speedo only thinks your doin like 85.
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I rarely go over, just by a little every now and then on the highway. They are so straight and flat that is still feels like your crawling at 150 kph (90mph) I catch myself bumping off it and don't even notice that I am going too fast. lol My truck is pretty damn stable at speed surprisingly, it doesn't pull or shake at all, I had it up to 170 one day and it started to get a little hairy so i backed off. But that was on an empty stretch of highway with no cars in sight, I wouldn't do something stupid that would endanger someone else... Just me. lol
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I did 117(gps) in my Jeep....EFFIN scarey
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ive got a 06 and i had it up to 120 the day i got it my friend has a 03(i think) his did 120 also
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Not that I recommend driving recklessly on public roads, but when I had my '00 S/10 Xtreme I simply pulled the electonic speedometer plug out of the transmission and *poof* no more governor......


I had no spedometer, but I also "wasn't putting miles on the truck" either

Plug it back in for a trip to the dealer and everything is good.

I wouldn't recommend that with an automatic transmission though.




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I went 700 in a 25 the other day. It was scary but I'm a good drive so I didn't sweat it too much. Stupid Honda thought he cold beat me when I have naaaawwwwwwwzzzzzzzzz.
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I went 700 in a 25 the other day. It was scary but I'm a good drive so I didn't sweat it too much. Stupid Honda thought he cold beat me when I have naaaawwwwwwwzzzzzzzzz.

Doesn't count unless you were in a school zone
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ive got a 06 and i had it up to 120 the day i got it my friend has a 03(i think) his did 120 also
if it was stock. im gonna call BS.

**** even if it isnt stock, i call BS. when i had no limiter it just wouldnt budge after 105ish.

so i call BS. these things are unaerodynamic boxes.
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Doesn't count unless you were in a school zone
There was children, nuns, blind people, elderly people, a funeral service, the president and the pope.

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if it was stock. im gonna call BS.

**** even if it isnt stock, i call BS. when i had no limiter it just wouldnt budge after 105ish.

so i call BS. these things are unaerodynamic boxes.
I also call BS. Stock is limited.
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Well people are already covering the bases...

But the ranger isn't designed to go that fast. Power and aerodynamics aside, truck tires have speed ratings, and the driveshafts are a big factor. Ever seen a truck pole vault on a drive shaft?

Having said that, a tuner or programmer will get rid of the limiter. I had my old ranger on 33s up to 90 once and it did not feel good.
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But the ranger isn't designed to go that fast. Power and aerodynamics aside, truck tires have speed ratings, and the driveshafts are a big factor. Ever seen a truck pole vault on a drive shaft?
nope, but i have seen people try to do this with a car, and put the driveshaft through the trunk of a car...
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I went 700 in a 25 the other day. It was scary but I'm a good drive so I didn't sweat it too much. Stupid Honda thought he cold beat me when I have naaaawwwwwwwzzzzzzzzz.
**** i beat a honda crx with my moms 93 Grand Voyager with AWD and a 3.3 haha it was hilarious to see the look on the guys face when he pulled up next to me at the next light.. he got beat by a minivan.
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Shoot! I took my 97 Ranger up to about 100 and called it quits. It didn't seem that bad. I guess I gotta get a impreza now Ty.
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