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Old 06-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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Default Do these things really top out at 86 Mph?

So I got on the highway today, but had to get ahead of a convoy of gravel throwing rock trucks. This required me to have to put the hammer down to merge. The thing is by the time I was ahead enough to merge I noticed my truck sort of ran out of steam per se. Just to be sure i tried to accelerate and the truck would not budge past 89 mph indicated on the speedo, but 86 verified via my GPS.

I know there is no reason a Ranger should be north of 70 mph, but in some situations when passing a vehicle will easily get to 80-90. Just trying to see if something is wrong with my truck or is this low speed limiter legit.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: Do these things really top out at 86 Mph?

yes we have a speed limiter on all rangers
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Do these things really top out at 86 Mph?

Its a 2.3 isn't meant for speed...all no rangers are but Im not sure what the limiter on your truck is. I know on mine its like 103 or something near 100...
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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All have a speed limiter, though i dont really ever plan on hitting it, and i think all automatics have an rpm limiter in park and neutral.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:54 PM
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Its a 2.3 isn't meant for speed...all no rangers are but Im not sure what the limiter on your truck is. I know on mine its like 103 or something near 100...
damn mines 90
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:00 PM
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my 01 cuts out at 84 on the gps, 92 on the speedo. But I have smaller tires than what is needed for the 4.10 gears. My 97 would go to at least 112 with 32's. These trucks should at least get you up to the 90 range before dying off. Sometimes you need to put the hammer down, like you say. Shit, we were up north the other day I told my wife how shitty it would be having to drive back 40 miles if she went into labor and only go 84, shed prolly pop in the truck!

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btw, I know all about the driving fast and rangers are not for speed blah blah blah, but having my 97 to 112 was like riding on a cloud! Truck was smooth as glass! That little shimmy went right away! baahahahaha
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:02 PM
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Thats cause your were drifting across ice...
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:07 PM
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Its a 2.3 isn't meant for speed...all no rangers are but Im not sure what the limiter on your truck is. I know on mine its like 103 or something near 100...
He does have a point it is a 4 cyl i mean 89 doesnt surprise me much 2.3 isnt no 4.0 u got like what 105 hp?

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Just looked it up 143.. which surprises me
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:12 PM
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Could your throttle cable be stretched a little bit?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:15 PM
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Its a 2011 lets hope not...
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: Do these things really top out at 86 Mph?

my truck cruises on the hwy at 80-85 nicely with a 4.0 and i feel i still have a bit to go meaning more then 5 mph.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:23 PM
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its not the engine that limits you..its a computer program..we all have lotsa more power left to go but the computer limits us

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Do these things really top out at 86 Mph?

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He does have a point it is a 4 cyl i mean 89 doesnt surprise me much 2.3 isnt no 4.0 u got like what 105 hp?

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Just looked it up 143.. which surprises me
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:49 PM
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My 3.0 maxes out at 91-92mph according to my spedo
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:56 PM
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Once i Drop mine im going to get a sticker that sides LOW & SLOW
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