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Old 05-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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121.6 MPH Governed

I thought the limiter was set at 130MPH? I tried multiple times and am always cut off.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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The GPS you used may not be completely accurate, but on the other hand....our cars are calibrated for the speedo to read fast by a certain percentage. 80 MPH indicated for me is about 76 actual. To comply with government regulations they set the limiter at 130...but the ECU only knows indicated speed, not actual.

Get an ECU tune and you'll have no more limiter. I haven't topped my GTI out yet...fastest I did stock was about 110, and I haven't tried with my APR tune yet.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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With my tune I got mine up to 149 and I ran out of guts. I had my bike up it 189 but I was younger then.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Thanks, I only have 2600 miles on my R and haven't ever had a car tuned but I want to with this one. I'm up in the UP of Michigan and have had stretches of 10 miles atleast without seeing another soul and would love to get over 120. Obviously I need to get higher rated tires than these stock Pirelli's. His much would an ECU tune run?
I plan on making these trips at least 6 times a year.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Yup 122 here as well...
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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I thought the limiter was set at 130MPH? I tried multiple times and am always cut off.
Sucks but APR can fix that.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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the apr tune doesnt get rid of the limiter?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #8
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the apr tune doesnt get rid of the limiter?
Hm....... yes it does. Well it did for me. Might be different for the R tho.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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oh word, I read your post too quick. Thought it did for the GTI, so would imagine it does for the R.
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The APR 2.0T FSI tune does indeed remove the speed limiter...which in of itself is a function of the ECU through drive by wire, it holds throttle once the limit is reached. Other implementations would cut the ignition or fuel.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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I feel every bodies pain I myself was only able to hit like 122-125mph but don't know how accurate the stock speedo is.

Hopefully before winter I will be flashed by APR.
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With my tune I got mine up to 149 and I ran out of guts. I had my bike up it 189 but I was younger then.
Where did you're tach point to at 149...?
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Where did you're tach point to at 149...?
I never looked down. I saw it the max speed on the gps once I was done with the run.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #14
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Where did you're tach point to at 149...?
150MPH is around 6100
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