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Eric67 09-04-2011 06:41 AM

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 !:thumbsup:

2011hemigc4me 09-04-2011 07:16 AM

Re: Speed limiter ??
 
Sounds about right.You'll need to get a tuner to remove the limter which is current being developed.

Eric67 09-04-2011 07:19 AM

Re: Speed limiter ??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2011hemigc4me (Post 478528)
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.

LogicNow 09-04-2011 09:31 AM

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.

Eric67 09-04-2011 10:04 AM

Re: Speed limiter ??
 
Right, so it's a tire issue.

Thanks for the feedback :thumbsup:

mtndog 09-04-2011 10:52 AM

Re: Speed limiter ??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LogicNow (Post 478566)
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.

Lingohocken 09-04-2011 01:14 PM

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

Cherodude 09-04-2011 03:46 PM

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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