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Old 02-02-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what the governor limited top speed of a 1998 4.6L V8 GT is and can you over rider it or get ride of the governor by using a chip?
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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Eh, it's up there like at 150 or so.. Why would you want to remove it, there is never a need to get up that high.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:46 PM   #3
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I didn't know it was that high now i have no need to remove it
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:59 PM   #4
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ehh im not too sure....but im almost 95% sure u cant get that car to climb that high. I have a 98 gt and iv been about 115-20 and it wasnt climbing much more.....if i had to guess mabee max 130? if even thats pushung it...not too too sure....but i dont thin 150.....

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Old 02-02-2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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With my 3.73's, I've had it hit 142..
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:23 PM   #6
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my 97 has gone 120 before (almost stock) and that's more than enough for me. My suggestion for anyone who wants to go that fast, upgrade the brakes. At least get slotted rotors and premium pads, so you get less brake fade.


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Old 02-02-2006, 11:25 PM   #7
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My buddy hit 148 in 96 GT Convertible.

Although, it took him a loooooong time to get there. I always thought he was a little insane for even trying it and sticking with it that long to get there...but I guess that's another topic. [&:]
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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it's not worth it IMO. If you want raw speed like that go buy a BMW or something, something built for the autobahn. These mustangs are all about the acceleration and cruising, I love it but I don't think it's for that much speed.


Not to mention, what if you had to stop from 148 quickly? You're F'ed.


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Old 02-02-2006, 11:32 PM   #9
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Like I said, I always thought he was a little insane for doing it.

I've only hit 125 in my own GT, and that's enough for now without brakes and better suspension. Even though it felt absolutely secure and stable. But then again, it wouldn't take much to change that...
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:33 PM   #10
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I don't know for sure about the sn95's but my 03 stock automatic, I had the speedo buried so slightly over 150, but had to let off, it gets awful scary when your going that fast, nevermind the ticket I could have got and the insane risk
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Yeah, it's totally not worth the risk.

It's like doing burnouts and 360's, I really don't see the point. [:'(]
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:44 PM   #12
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Your right, there really isn't any point, but what a rush, heart pounding, white knucled, it is insane, but for some reason, I had to see what it could do, the first time I tried it I got up to about 143, then a week or so later I was on the same road and decided to try again, buried the needle, that was enough for me, I couldn't even watch the speedo, my buddy had to tell me how fast we were going. If I ever do it again, only gonna be if I have my video camera with me, just so I can make a sick video of the mustang speed, what other car can you buy for the money that'll go 150+ mph??
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I'd like to just floor mine till it just won't go anymore, just to see what it can do once. Then I would never do it again.

But until I do, I'm always going to wonder.

But the people that do it all the time...wtf. Oh well, it's like the donuts and burnouts...to each their own I guess.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:54 PM   #14
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i get my cobra up to 158 and not even redlining 5th gear and thats just pretty much when im passing people..lol..id like to really open her up but cops are extremly bad around here..i already had to leave one in the dust in the good ol mystic 96
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ehh im not too sure....but im almost 95% sure u cant get that car to climb that high. I have a 98 gt and iv been about 115-20 and it wasnt climbing much more.....if i had to guess mabee max 130? if even thats pushung it...not too too sure....but i dont thin 150.....

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I got mine to 136mph when it was stock.... It took foreeeeeever to get there, but it made it. I was at about 4500rpms too so maybe I could hit 140. I will never do that again though...
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it's not worth it IMO. If you want raw speed like that go buy a BMW or something, something built for the autobahn. These mustangs are all about the acceleration and cruising, I love it but I don't think it's for that much speed.


Not to mention, what if you had to stop from 148 quickly? You're F'ed.


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Old 02-03-2006, 12:24 AM   #17
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I think the governor is usually set to whatever the max speed rating on your stock tires is.... Not positive tho...
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was to 135 on an uphill...and not the straightest or smoothest of roads...i fell into peer pressure to do it but ill never do that again...i get scared at about 120...thats really fregen fast and theres no need to go faster than that on any road.. not even a highway or desert strip
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157mph
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