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is there a speed limiter on my loyale?
Posted 04 January 2004 - 01:25 AM
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Posted 04 January 2004 - 04:24 PM
1. Take off the airbox. Drill a bunch of holes in the bottom of the airbox, or cut one big hole maybe about the size of the air intake. It'll breath a lot better over 3500 RPM after that. This is free horsepower!
2. Next time you get a new muffler, get a lower-restriction one like a Cherry Bomb Turbo, which are also quite cheap. This might help a little, but really the bigger restriction is the airbox.
3. If your cat has a lot of miles on it, get a new one welded in. Big diff in HP and mileage might happen, like it did on my 86 MR2.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 01:02 AM
Really, the 3AT trannies do not like higher RPMs for sustained driving...nor are they terribly thrilled when shifting from R to D or D to R without coming to a COMPLETE stop. It depends on how much time/effort/energy you want to put into the car.
I don't think Subaru started putting speed limiters in US cars until the WRX and the Forester Turbo hit our shores. Even the SVX didn't need one.
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:27 PM
The fastest I ever got my dads 87 GL-10 Turbo sedan was 125mph.:cool:
I don't know how fast my 81 wagon could go because the speedo only went up to 85. But since it had the same drivetrain as the 87 Turbo I have to belive it was close to 125.:cool:
I fould out on the Tri-state cruise that I can do at least 110mph in my Monster Wagon, and it out runs RS's from the tolls.:cool:
Had the 91 Legacy Turbo up to 140mph, and the SVX up to 150mph.
Posted 07 January 2004 - 09:10 PM
Posted 07 January 2004 - 10:40 PM
I've found that, at least in my car, which has the 5MT tranny and is carbureted, the usable or actual power of the engine starts to drop off around 4500 rpm.
Posted 08 January 2004 - 07:40 AM
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