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Old 05-10-2005, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1994 325i, and was wondering if it has a speed limiter and what the limit is set at?
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i believe 155.
buy a chip for your ECU, and it is removed
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you have ODBI, ODBII (my car) is limited to 139 (or somewhere around there, it refused to go any faster)
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It's between 133 and 138 MPH. 155 mph seems too high. But yea get a chip and limiter is removed.


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yea my 98 328i has a limiter around 135 mph it seems (I had to test it out to make sure)
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guys, he is asking about OBDI not OBDII he never said 98.. he said 94.. wow
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guys, he is asking about OBDI not OBDII he never said 98.. he said 94.. wow
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Exactly, reading is fundamental

With the exception of your OBD-II cars that seem wierd
All BMW's have a 250km/h limit. 250km/h = 156mph.

So non-us bmws have that limit regardless of year (well after mid 80's when it was decided to have the limiter)
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My 1995 325i has about 150-155 limit. But yeah, chip you comp and you'll be fine.
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guys, he is asking about OBDI not OBDII he never said 98.. he said 94.. wow
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I said that he has OBDI and that I know OBDII is limited to 139-ish. that's all the info that I could give out that I knew was a fact.
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My 97 318 is is limited to 120.
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When would u ever get a chance to go over 155? 155 seems like a perfect limit to me.
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The topspeed of a 325 is ~145 mph and the 328 tops at ~147.5 mph. When the car can hit at least 250 km/h (~155mph) and you want to drive faster the limiter will block the fuel and ignition. OEM 328's and 'less' can't hit that speed.
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OK I don;t know where you get those numbers for most of you, but OBDI from BMW stock says limited at 129, a chip will take that off and the car can usually obtain 145-150 but after that it is out of rpms. This is for an american car in europe they might limit them differently, but this should answer the question.
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