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Posted 22 February 2001 - 09:23 AM
Does anyone know if there is a way to disable the speed limiter system, if it exists?
Posted 22 February 2001 - 09:37 AM
Posted 22 February 2001 - 10:02 AM
Posted 22 February 2001 - 10:14 AM
Posted 22 February 2001 - 10:39 AM
The speed limiter has nothing to do with what the engine can or can't do, it's all in the electronics, to keep cars down from those high speeds. The ECU has a speed sensor, so it knows the vehicle's speed. When it reaches that is cuts either the spark or fuel from the engine, I believe in the subaru's it's the spark, ie retards timing. There is no way to bypass this without an aftermarket piggy back chip upgrade or replacement aftermarket ECU.
That's just the way things go.
I lucked out...my 90 Legacy does not have any speed limiter or anything....She tops out around 130 mph
Posted 22 February 2001 - 12:53 PM
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Posted 22 February 2001 - 01:32 PM
As for the 107, was that a top speed run? that they did? Not to sound like I'm a nut...but when I go to my uncles from college, I almost always break 100. Anyway...don't want to start an argument about top speed, but was just curious as to if that was a top speed run in a certain distance or something else?
Posted 22 February 2001 - 02:01 PM
I haven't had any other cars than my Outback above 100MPH and I really don't like going that fast because in an accident you have almost no chance of survival. Every 10MPH above 55 you go the chance of dying during an accident increases EXPONENTIALLY. I saw a chart when I was doing some work for the coroner, scary stuff.
Anyway, I know that wagons and high-profile vehicles can't go as fast as sedans or lower-profile vehicles simply because of aerodynamics. That's why those huge SUVs have V8s in them just to get above 60.
The 165HP 2.5L engine in my outback cannot overcome the drag on the car past 117MPH (I think that is the exact number on a straightaway).
Posted 22 February 2001 - 02:20 PM
i've SEEN over 110mph in my Outback, but i don't know the error factor, but 100mph+ i'm sure of
if you really wanna roll, get a motorcycle - nothing like 'cruising' at 130mph+.. hehehe
yes, my driving record is horrible - no i've never had an accident
to each his own
Posted 22 February 2001 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 22 February 2001 - 06:16 PM
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Posted 22 February 2001 - 08:30 PM
coolb72, What downgrade is going to give me an extra 10mph? And how many Impalas are at the bottom waiting for me?
My 117/118 figure was on I-95 going through Northeast Philly on a Sunday morning, pretty flat. I let the Infinity get half a mile in front of me, he was doing about 125. I had less than 5,000 miles on the 1994 FWD Legacy L wagon and everything was stock. I've never hit any limiter action at top speed, just the few times I redlined it, then you can really feel everything shut down.
If I bought a 2.5 and it topped out at 110, I'd be a bit ticked.
Posted 22 February 2001 - 08:58 PM
Posted 23 February 2001 - 01:01 AM
is yours a 5spd or auto?
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this or whatever. But at least in my 90 legacy with auto tranny. Each gear goes up in incraments of 40 mph. I redline 1st at 6500 rpm it's around 40mph, second 80mph etc. SOOO TECHNICALLY I have a top speed of 160 mph. HOWEVER, I will most likely not ever see that due to the fact the auto tranny eats up the power, and the engine doesn't have enough torque to move the car that fast. Plus that takes some BIG BALLS to go that fast. I've gone 140 something in my uncle's IROC, but then it will get up to that speed faster.
Hey Kevin, gotta make sure the pics of 140 is when the car is moving that fast Not just spinnin wheels in the ice or something....hehe. Technically I could peg my needle too. I've had it up to 100 though spinnin the wheels on the ice....hahahaha.
Ok I better stop....you guys are goin to think I'm nuts.....too late right...
Posted 23 February 2001 - 06:56 AM
Posted 23 February 2001 - 12:26 PM
Yesterday we got an insane amount of rain, everything was flooded in the morning and I had to drive my mom 45 minutes to the airport and back (twice - her flights got cancelled). I was loving it except for the idiot drivers. Subies are fun to drive in the rain, especially with rain tires. I was really kicking myself though, because I spent about 4 hours detailing the car Tuesday and it only stayed clean 1 day.
Posted 23 February 2001 - 01:12 PM
Just when you get done cleanin the car....it gets dirty
Posted 23 February 2001 - 01:39 PM
Well, My spedo cable greese freezes every morning when it is cold. My rpms shoot up to past redline and the needle rockets to 140 and chills out for a little while untill it thaws out.
Posted 24 February 2001 - 10:17 AM
It does make me wonder what the 150mph that I was driving in Germany (in a M-B 500S) really was....
On the issue of why Subarus have a relatively low top speed (say compared to a Passat or some other cars) I think there are a few reasons. I'll say them in order of importance in my car. First is gearing: Subaru's gearing is much longer than a car built for the autobahn. At our top speed we are not even close to the redline (something like 1800rpm less). My BMW is much lower geared than the subaru. Even my lowly 1.8liter 318is is ELECTRONICALLY limited to 130mph. Ideally you want to be much closer to the redline because what really matters is where your max HP is achieved, not torque (for top speed, not for acceleration). Second: drag coefficient. My 96 Wagon's drag coeffiecient is .35 (AFAIK) which is relatively bulky these days. This is partly due to the fact that the car seats high off the ground and is tall.
I am sure there are more reasons, but realitly is that what is sold to us in the US is not meant to go very fast. I personally find my car cruises well at 90mph, but higher than that I feel that our roads and drivers are not suited for.
96 Legacy 5speed with a car and driver measured top speed of 107mph (drag limited)
Posted 24 February 2001 - 10:33 AM
Posted 24 February 2001 - 10:52 AM
Guest_mile hi sub_*
Posted 24 February 2001 - 10:24 PM
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