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Old 08-24-2004, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how to Remove bmw e46 speed limiter, do i need to purchase something, if so where do i get this equipment from.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have to ask... when could you possibly need to go that fast? used
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i personally would buy the shark injector for the rev limiter off and the better throttle response
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I dont mean to jack the thread, but at what speed does the E46 governor kick in? Seems like i have gone about 110 and still havent seen it; I would love to go test it out, but going that fast on the highways in my immediate area is like painting a bullseye on your car; a cop will definently show up and pull my ass over.
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I think it's around 135mph, but haven't really tested that yet.

I've hit 100+ but got a ticket on a different day doing 90mph, $280

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BMW quotes 155MP/H (250km/h) for the 330Ci. That is limited.
A buddy in Germany has his 330Ci de-limited and says, top speed without the limiter is 255km/h (160Mp/h), though this is not radar proven. :P

Interesting thing is... the BMW 6-speed manual gearbox (standard..NOT ZHP) is theoritcally capable of 320km/h wen redlined at 6400RPM in 6th gear. Only thing stopping it..is the lack of wack(power) and a to a lesser extent, reodynamics.
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01 325i confirmed limiter kicks in at 135mph (+/- 2mph). Next time I'm on a road trip, I'll be sure to get it chipped.
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i did once on my 99"328
136 top limit i think,
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so how much HP could i get out of my 325i, 01 then, with this peice of equipment.
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And how would i install the shark injector to my car?
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Well after you buy it for $350+/- you stick it on your computer port located just under the hood. The instructions that come with it recommend you to also use a battery booster to maintain th ebattery level at a certain voltage, can't remember off the top of my head. The instructions tell you what exactly to do. Horse Power gains are much like an intake, not a whole lot, but noticable. You can also couple them together and get one larger increase somewhere's around 10hp.

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