Ranger Governed at about 89-91 mph - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
Ranger Governed at about 89-91 mph

Anyone know about the governs on the Rangers? I have a 2003 4.0 4x4 that is governed around 90. Is it a mechanically governed or is it electronically? Any help would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Its governed so people wont speed and end up killing folks.
Leave it alone.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
Never! I hate having it. lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2012
kenfx4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stoney creek, Ont
Posts: 369
Why do you need to go faster than that.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
Because I like to go fast on the highway. Just been in other Rangers that have gone over 90 no problem, pisses me off that I have one that's governed. Want to get rid of it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-02-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
get a tuner, go faster, crash, ltr
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
I have a 2001 Camaro Z28. If I want to go real fast, I drive that. If I want to get to the mud hole, I drive my truck, I just want to get there a bit faster. It was honestly just a question if anyone knew if it's a mechanical governor or electrical.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-02-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
electrical hence why i said get a tuner
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
Lol, sorry, thought you meant get a tuner (like an import) lol
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-02-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkballistic View Post
Lol, sorry, thought you meant get a tuner (like an import) lol
haha nah i would of just posted a picture of rice.

SCT Xcal 3 is what most of us on here run. you'll need to get custom tunes from someone. people go with fred at rogue performace or doug at (bama?)

it will get rid of the governor, change your shift points, and have harder, more firm shifts if you've got an auto
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-02-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 12
Sweet! And there is a dealer across the street from my friend's shop. Thanks for the info JD.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-02-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
no problem
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-02-2012
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
$400 to go 90+mph
Getting caught at 90+mph = Arrest
You do the math why go 90 in a Ranger it's retarded. Have fun flipping over and killing other people
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-02-2012
mhs2013's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 161
better set some money aside for prison bails. Enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-02-2012
tractorman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 190
He asked a simple question. If you have the answer, answer it. Save your preaching. Talking about doing unsafe stuff with a truck, while everyone is lifting them, putting bigger tires on, and modifying the suspension (so its good off road, with some mall-terrain tires and open diffs WTF) which drastically changes the handling from what the factory intended can be just as dangerous. Not to mention the extra strain it puts on suspension components that don't hardly last on stock equipped trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-02-2012
fourliter dan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Posts: 2,229
I can't say I agree with going over 90 in a ranger, it's pretty sketchy as it is at 80. Getting to the mud hole at 110 is pointless. Ecause it's not going any were. It's like speeding on the high way, sure you want to go 65 or 70 in the 55 and someone's holding you up, but sure as **** you hit the first light and it's red and the guy you passed is right behind you.

As for the tuner pedro is correct, and I also want to say some of the generic tuners can lift the limiter, ie. jet and super chips.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-02-2012
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
8mpg in a auto 4L at those speeds
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-02-2012
zak873's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: southcarolina
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by tractorman View Post
He asked a simple question. If you have the answer, answer it. Save your preaching. Talking about doing unsafe stuff with a truck, while everyone is lifting them, putting bigger tires on, and modifying the suspension (so its good off road, with some mall-terrain tires and open diffs WTF) which drastically changes the handling from what the factory intended can be just as dangerous. Not to mention the extra strain it puts on suspension components that don't hardly last on stock equipped trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-02-2012
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
Buy a tuner like 400 bux go 120 hit a wall have fun with it
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-02-2012
zak873's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: southcarolina
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04RangerDave View Post
Buy a tuner like 400 bux go 120 hit a wall have fun with it
this is your third post in this thread, establishing the downfalls of removing the governor. I think he gets it now. let him do as he pleases. obviously its not safe to do speeds in excess of the speed limit, we all know that. as long as he doesn't take anyone else with him, in his endeavors, what he does, is his own doing.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-02-2012
rangerrunner11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: .
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by zak873 View Post
this is your third post in this thread, establishing the downfalls of removing the governor. I think he gets it now. let him do as he pleases.
yeah for real haha post *****.

I do 90 in the ranger almost daily and never once has it ever felt close to flipping, sliding, swerving, loose, unsafe by any means. Ford built a solid truck, I maintain a solid truck. If the engine would allow me id take her to 120 without the bat of an eyelash.

do as you please. Go fast.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-02-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerrunner11 View Post
yeah for real haha post *****.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-02-2012
rangerrunner11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: .
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
HA
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
governed or something else? jaksback 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 14 04-02-2009 02:12 AM
Fastest MPH's in your 4.0's Alex98 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 108 02-03-2009 09:13 PM
30 MPH accident and my ranger it totaled....A few parts for sale. RNGMSTR DOHC - 2.3L Duratec / Mazda L Engines 37 04-18-2008 06:05 PM
1999 4x4 shakes at 74+ mph on the highway, what gives??? LuckyRanger13 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 4 04-14-2008 10:57 AM
145 mph fx4 General Technical & Electrical 55 11-12-2006 10:47 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.