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Old 08-21-2005, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well, anyhow, i went on bmwtips.com to search some info about my car (99 528) and somewhere i saw that the speed limiter is set to 155mph (which doesn't surprise me because all the german cars are like that, or at least MB and BMW). Now i'm not sure whether 193hp can accelerate you to that point, but i was testing out the top speed, and once the needle hit 140, i hit the limiter....

so yeah, now i wonder - wtf?!

the speedo ends at 155mph, so was bmwtips.com lying or is it that it was reset in my car? (i'm not the first owner)
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I'm not sure how they work but if your tires/wheels arent stock, that may be the mph difference. I know on my Chevelle, its speedo gear is at the tail end of the tranny, right before the driveshaft. If that sensor is in the motor, or ahead of the speedo cable (i.e. 5th gear @ 5000 rpm, or something to that effect, limiter kicks in)
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my car is all stock except an mp3 jukebox
hehehe i enjoy driving the car for what it is without modifying it

i got stock 17'' wheels because of the luxury sports package
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The top speed is somewhere around there, I've hit it a few times. Although it's not always 140, sometimes 145 and other times 137ish. Although I remember reading the limiter is set to 128, and thats where I had myself slowed down to, but it only worked once... used maybe thats what I get for having a ghetto 528.
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i'm thinking about getting dinan ecu chip... it'll remove the governor and add some hp...
but now i fwanna find one cheap, 200 is fine, 400 is not
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this coming fromt he guy who said modding cars is a waste of time.
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yup, but i do not want the governor ... whatever takes the governor out, i'll do it. if i can do it by hand somehow, i'll do it without buying the ecu upgrade

i just wanna go a lit bit faster than 140
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i think the easiest way would be to change your transmission ratios, so that @ the same rpm you would run faster and this way "outrun" engines brain, because fuel cut-off happens at certain rpm`s, not mph`s i think
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well, the updated ecu will take care of it
i think installing ecu will be easier/cheaepr than messing with transmition
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this coming fromt he guy who said modding cars is a waste of time.
whaaaat - you've got to be kidding me...
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y eah sp0rky, i think that putting as much money as other people do into their cars are a complete waste, mosty because you won't get much out of it in case some dumbass hits your car....
i enjoy riding da 5-er for what it is.. the true beauty of the car is what it can do from the factory, not what you can do with it after thousands of dollars
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I guess - but then you have the same car as millions of others with capabilities no better than millions of others.

Modding a car isn't always just to show off, or to be better, it's a hobby for many and is a challenge to the owner of the car to constantly better it. It's also for individuality. So we don't all have the same cars. What the cars can do from the factory is nice, but by no means IMPRESSIVE. We drive huge heavy boats of cars that handle nice for their size... Why not beef up the suspension and hang with cars 800lbs lighter while still having the luxuries of the big car? You'll never get the perfect car to meet ALL of your needs by buying a car form the factory - but you CAN from modding it the way you want.
Forget money, resale value, etc - it's about having the exact car you want and loving it while you have it.

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true true
but before i can mod --- RACE SCHOOOL!
cuz whats the point of having stiffer suspension when you can't even take the stock one to its limits?
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