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HemiDawg 06-04-2011 03:52 PM

Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
A "friend" of mine was driving his WK/ with a HEMI today and hit an empty stretch of freeway and at 110mph I, I mean "he" noticed the gas cut out like it does when you hit redline. "He" wants to know if the WK is limited to 110mph.

I will pass the info on to him - thanks. :D

MasterWK 06-04-2011 04:31 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
Hahahah :lol:

If you get a tuner, you can disable the speed limiter. (DiabloSport or Superchip)

2005 WK 06-04-2011 04:35 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
My cousin had a 2007 WK Limited with the hemi and I was driving it down a empty stretch 2 lane highway and hit close 120 before I decided to slow down. Im not sure what the governer is set to on them but I got close to 120.

JeepCoop 06-04-2011 04:48 PM

I have the diablo predator and and a Hemi and she's got a top speed limiter of 165!!! Hehehe I'll never ever go there but it's nice to have. Haha my stock speed limiter cut out at 110 too

heehawbus 06-04-2011 05:11 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
stock 4.7 WJ's are 114 trust me on that one!!

JeepCoop 06-04-2011 05:30 PM

How bout that SRT?!?! ;)

reecy 06-04-2011 06:22 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
Speed limiter???????????

Not on the UK models ---my 3.0CRD SLtd pulls 125 with no limiter

i have driven a couple of other 3.0 CRD vehicles and they perform the same so you must just be unlucky that you have a speed limiter huh..............:thumbsup:

Reecy

soontobesrt 06-04-2011 08:44 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
WK SRT is mechanically limited at I believe 168-170mph. Lot of old threads arguing over there but the top of 5th OD is 168-170mph, varied on each individual truck but don't think anyone has ever gone any faster without changing diffs/tires etc etc.

Scottina06 06-04-2011 08:53 PM

Do not drive high speeds unless you have correct speed rated tires

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Escape 06-04-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
Yes the WK is 110 limited but it can be removed. As said above please do not exceed the tires speed rating.

At 110+ a blown tire is pretty much a death sentence!

Shown below is what the speed rating letter equates to in MPH.

L 75 mph 120 km/h Off-Road & Light Truck Tires
M 81 mph 130 km/h
N 87 mph 140km/h Temporary Spare Tires
P 93 mph 150 km/h
Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless & Studdable Winter Tires
R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. Light Truck Tires
S 112 mph 180 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
T 118 mph 190 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
U 124 mph 200 km/h
H 130 mph 210 km/h Sport Sedans & Coupes
V 149 mph 240 km/h Sport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars
W 168 mph 270 km/h Exotic Sports Cars
Y 186 mph 300 km/h Exotic Sports Cars

While a Z-speed rating still often appears in the tire size designation of these tires, such as 225/50ZR16 91W, the Z in the size signifies a maximum speed capability in excess of 149 mph, 240 km/h; the W in the service description indicates the tire's 168 mph, 270 km/h maximum speed.

HemiDawg 06-05-2011 09:32 AM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
Rollin' V-rated tires. :thumbsup:

Thanks for all of the responses - just kind of surprised me, I mean him when it happened.

Galaxie500 06-06-2011 08:10 PM

Re: Is the WK limited to 110mph?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiDawg (Post 425389)
Rollin' V-rated tires. :thumbsup:

Thanks for all of the responses - just kind of surprised me, I mean him when it happened.

Your telling me, I thought I broke something when it happened. It was still pulling strong and then it nosed over. Purely for scientific purposes you know....wind chill:thumbsup:


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