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Old 09-04-2011, 06:41 AM
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Speed limiter ??

Hi everyone,

I drive a JGC 3.6 V6 QL 4x4 Overland(black/saddle) which is a Canadian import. I am one holiday in Austria (coming from Holland) so i drove trough Germany ( no speed limits ! ). I noticed the top speed is limited at 180 kmh ( about 115 mph).
Does anyone know this is a Canadian thing ?
Has anyone tried there top speed yet ?

I can say the road handling at 180 kmh is way better than I suspected !
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:16 AM
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Re: Speed limiter ??

Sounds about right.You'll need to get a tuner to remove the limter which is current being developed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:19 AM
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Re: Speed limiter ??

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Sounds about right.You'll need to get a tuner to remove the limter which is current being developed.
Thanks. Is this an US/Canadian limited top speed ? As far as I know the European ones are not limited.
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Re: Speed limiter ??

No, the limiter is set there so the manufacturer can save money on the speed rating of the tires specified/placed on the car day one.

US/Canada laws require the tire have a speed rating equal to or higher than the limiter for safety so people don't blow out the tires by driving faster than the rating.

US/Canada top speed limits are 85 mph (proposed in Texas and currently in Montana), 75 mph in many western states and 65-70 mph maximum in mid-west/east.
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Re: Speed limiter ??

Right, so it's a tire issue.

Thanks for the feedback
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Re: Speed limiter ??

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US/Canada top speed limits are 85 mph (proposed in Texas and currently in Montana), 75 mph in many western states and 65-70 mph maximum in mid-west/east.
No 85 mph here in Montana. 75 is the highest.
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Re: Speed limiter ??

I believe the SRT will have a much higher limit, something like 155 mph.
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Re: Speed limiter ??

I've had mine to 170kph, then ran out of straight road. And you're right, it handled pretty well up there.
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