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Old 06-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #57
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more like top speed of your tires.... the stock ones might be your achilllies.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #58
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I'm Not here trying to tell you your wrong but I really don't think that the elevation would change the governer in the ecu I understand that turbo charged cars don't like high elevations but I would think it would just get there a little slower correct me if I'm wrong here
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #59
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I could understand tire resestance but I no longer have the stock rims or tires
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #60
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I've had mine (using the digital gauge) up to 132. Are you sure its not 135?
This is about maxed out.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #61
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Turbos don't like high elevation because the air is thinner.
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I understand that turbo charged cars don't like high elevations but I would think it would just get there a little slower correct me if I'm wrong here
This is completely the opposite guys. Turbo charged cars handle elevation better than NA cars. It's compressing the air to a set level. It may hurt spooling time and will effect it some, but not that bad.

From wikipedia " General Electric engineer Sanford Alexander Moss attached a turbo to a V12 Liberty aircraft engine. The engine was tested at Pikes Peak in Colorado at 14,000 ft (4,300 m) to demonstrate that it could eliminate the power loss usually experienced in internal combustion engines as a result of reduced air pressure and density at high altitude"
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #62
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For American cars are governed our at 121mph
Yes they are. Ive been on the autobahn at 195kmph = 121.2mph It will not do more-my car 2012 6sp. This on a flat stretch of the A-81, cool day, dry.

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GTI 1,984 cc (121 cu in) I4 (CCZA) 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) @ 5,300-6,200 280 Nm (207 lbft) @ 1,700-5,200 / 0-100kph@6.9s
Top speed 240 km/h (149 mph)
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #63
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Yes they are. Ive been on the autobahn at 195kmph = 121.2mph It will not do more-my car 2012 6sp. This on a flat stretch of the A-81, cool day, dry.

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GTI 1,984 cc (121 cu in) I4 (CCZA) 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) @ 5,300-6,200 280 Nm (207 lbft) @ 1,700-5,200 / 0-100kph@6.9s
Top speed 240 km/h (149 mph)
They are NOT governed at 121mph in the US...

It is widely published that the governor for the 2.0T cars is 129mph...
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #64
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my top speed is 100 MPH but I'm rollin' on 22" s

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #65
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They are NOT governed at 121mph in the US...

It is widely published that the governor for the 2.0T cars is 129mph...
Come drive mine on the Autobahn and see for yourself. I did this for an entire weekend up and back to Wolfsburg. Sorry to disappoint. Like it matters anyway. If you tune it the governor is off anyway.

Post the data to support your claim. I have looked tonight online and its not readily available. I found the Euro data quite easily. My car is exactly as zakmak posted. I had my foot to the floor 195/197kmph. Not 1mph/km more would it do lol!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #66
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They are NOT governed at 121mph in the US...

It is widely published that the governor for the 2.0T cars is 129mph...
Found this for the 2010 GTI--------

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/10...el-priced.html

"With the standard six-speed manual transmission, the U.S.-spec 2010 GTI can go from 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) in 6.8 seconds and on to an electronically limited 130mph (209km/h) top speed while delivering an EPA-estimated 31mpg on the highway, and 21mpg in city driving."

Found this: http://myfastgti.com/volkswagen/thre...-Speed-limiter
120 for this guy.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #67
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Fastest I've seen was 122, that's all, limited.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #68
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The computer controled top speed is 130 mph.
So VW says. It's actually less than that.

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They are NOT governed at 121mph in the US...

It is widely published that the governor for the 2.0T cars is 129mph...
It seems that most of GTIs fall between 122-125 mph.

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Come drive mine on the Autobahn and see for yourself. I did this for an entire weekend up and back to Wolfsburg. Sorry to disappoint. Like it matters anyway. If you tune it the governor is off anyway.

Post the data to support your claim. I have looked tonight online and its not readily available. I found the Euro data quite easily. My car is exactly as zakmak posted. I had my foot to the floor 195/197kmph. Not 1mph/km more would it do lol!
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I've done several top speed tests on the Autobahn using two GPS devices, before and after the APR tune. When the car was stock, top speed was 125 mph/201 kmh (121 mph/195 kmh @ speedometer -yes, my GTI reads lower than its actual speed-).
After APR Stage-1, I achieved 162 mph/260 kmh going downhill (real speed). Top speed on a perfectly flat road is 155 mph/250 kmh.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #69
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132mph(on MFD) is where mine was limited OEM. Certain of this, I hit it a few times.

Still need to test stage 1 max speed :P
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #70
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Mine will probably never see anything above 85 haha. Unless I can get on a racetrack and exceed that.

79 for me, 80 or 20 over is deemed reckless driving. So for the rest of you, have fun, but don't complain about tickets or how much you pay for insurance.
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