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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:04 pm 
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Ok if I get an aftermarket ECU.. will this remove the speed limiter on my EL?
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Yes, short answer.
Long answer, it's alot of expense JUST to remove the speed limiter, and most 'chips' should be able to do the same thing.
I recommend at least getting an XR Tailshaft before you do.
Standard tailshaft doesn't like to spin that fast.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:07 pm 
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What about an EL cop computer?
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Yes, short answer.
Long answer, it's alot of expense JUST to remove the speed limiter, and most 'chips' should be able to do the same thing.
I recommend at least getting an XR Tailshaft before you do.
Standard tailshaft doesn't like to spin that fast.


I had a 3spd EA with standard tailshaft.. it was very comfortable with doing 200km/h+.
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm 
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AdamN wrote:
What about an EL cop computer?

Yep, they don't have speed limiters AFAIK.
Still, change tailshaft before you do IMHO!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:11 pm 
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I had a 3spd EA with standard tailshaft.. it was very comfortable with doing 200km/h+.

Yeah, it might be, once, twice, maybe even a hundred times.
But I wouldn't want to be the one driving a car if the tailshaft fails at 180+.
At the VERY least, make up a tailshaft loop at each end.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:19 pm 
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Yeah I understand what you're saying :)
Gotta find me a cop computer now.. seems like it'd be the cheapest option.
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:21 pm 
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Yeah I understand what you're saying :)
Gotta find me a cop computer now.. seems like it'd be the cheapest option.

That, or wait till you've got a few more mods on board and go for a 'chiptorque' chip, unichip or any other brand you care to mention.
Or wait for the CAPA EEC-V tuner.
Can only help that RPD Stg2 you're packing now :D

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:29 pm 
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Hahaha was trying to do it on the cheap ;)
Extractors/exhaust will go on this weekend.
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:12 pm 
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Since you don't live in the NT, why do you want it removed? Where can you safely do 180+? If your cought doing that speed you'll be doing time in a lil cell with bubba in most state.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Since you don't live in the NT, why do you want it removed? Where can you safely do 180+? If your cought doing that speed you'll be doing time in a lil cell with bubba in most state.


I was waiting for a comment along those lines.. I'm just making an enquiry.. that's all.
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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:58 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Yes, short answer.
Long answer, it's alot of expense JUST to remove the speed limiter, and most 'chips' should be able to do the same thing.
I recommend at least getting an XR Tailshaft before you do.
Standard tailshaft doesn't like to spin that fast.


Okay, then XR ECU must not be speed limited, based on the XR Tailshaft principle.

The other thing is, I have had my tailshaft balanced at a professional place, therefore you would think it as suitable for higher speed.

What do you think ?

 

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Steady ED wrote:
Yes, short answer.
Long answer, it's alot of expense JUST to remove the speed limiter, and most 'chips' should be able to do the same thing.
I recommend at least getting an XR Tailshaft before you do.
Standard tailshaft doesn't like to spin that fast.


Okay, then XR ECU must not be speed limited, based on the XR Tailshaft principle.

The other thing is, I have had my tailshaft balanced at a professional place, therefore you would think it as suitable for higher speed.

What do you think ?

XR's aren't speed limited, correct.
As for having your standard tailshaft balanced and it's suitability for speeds over 180km/h, I don't really have the knowledge to comment.
The guys who balanced it should be able togive you a definitive answer.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:09 pm 
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My EA wagon stock standard the tail shaft was ok at 220kmh
my AU ute standard tail shaft liked doing 180kmh

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:14 pm 
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i got caught doing 170 on the freeway last year and i lost my licence till october the 9th the judge was really nice to me he didnt give me a record and didnt convict me it was wierd. maybe because my salistator had beers with him nearly every week haha

 

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