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Old 06-25-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone disabled the speed governor? The engine will not go beyond 3K rpms at 85 mph. I think this is dangerous when tryng to stay away from semis going down a mountain being tailgated. I would appreciate any info on getting this done.

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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Let me get this straight, you WANT to go faster than 85MPH GOING DOWN HILL......ON A MOUNTAIN!!!!!

You should be glad you have a governor. Here's a tip, all mountain roads I have ever been on have "turn offs". If a truck is riding your tail,simply pull off safely, then go about your day. there is never a need to be intimidated by anyone BEHIND you.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Has anyone disabled the speed governor? slider13
If you have a 2004 or later US Sprinter the code to increase the speed limiter (not as simple as a governor) has not been broken.

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Old 06-25-2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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InMotion claims it can. http://www.inmotionusa.com/sprintergraphs.html

See also http://www.sprinter-source.com/forum...light=inmotion
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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Not unless they have cracked the code lately. I know they have spent alot of money and thought they had it cracked about 2 years ago. See my last e-mail below.

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 2004 Sprinter
From: David Beyer <d.beyer@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, May 16, 2007 7:21 am
To: info@inmotionusa.com

Any news on the 2004 Sprinter speed limiter?

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Hello,

Still not cracked.

Sorry

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:49 AM   #6
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Let me get this straight, you WANT to go faster than 85MPH GOING DOWN HILL......ON A MOUNTAIN!!!!!

You should be glad you have a governor. Here's a tip, all mountain roads I have ever been on have "turn offs". If a truck is riding your tail,simply pull off safely, then go about your day. there is never a need to be intimidated by anyone BEHIND you.

Maybe you should try driving on I-81 around Scranton PA. If you don't think it's intimidating to have a semi 2 feet from your rear bumber while you try to get the heck out of the way, you're a better man than me.

Fact is, 82mph is the speed of traffic in many areas. Not having a little extra speed in reserve while moving with traffic can be dangerous. I would love to get rid of the speed limiter.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:44 AM   #7
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...If you don't think it's intimidating to have a semi 2 feet from your rear bumber
Yes been there done that, and have the T shirt. That's why I pull off and let the Psycho drive by. If you think for one second I WANT to compete with a rig that size, your mistaken.
That's what big rigs do ( all over the United states ) try the mountain roads of Washington state where the loggers get paid by the load, the faster they go up and down the more money they make.
The sprinter is not designed for higher speeds and a slalom course, hence the height, and overall vehicle size.
Might I suggest a Ferrari or Porsche, or even a Lamborghini, for a road race down a mountain at speeds higher that 80mph, when you want to outrun a Big Rig.
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The sprinter is not designed for higher speeds

Might I suggest a Ferrari or Porsche, or even a Lamborghini, for a road race down a mountain at speeds higher that 80mph, when you want to outrun a Big Rig.
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Why are Sprinters in other countries able to far exceed the limit set for US models? Are you really qualified to make your statement about Sprinter designed speeds? Additionally I find your suggestion to buy a Ferrari or Porsche off topic and anything but helpful.

Slider was asking how to disable the speed governor, do you have any information that might be helpful?

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Old 06-26-2007, 05:12 PM   #9
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I wish SOMEONE, much smarter than I could come up with the crack for this. Mine kicks off at 85 on the speedo, but I have 3 MPH built in error which only gives me 82.
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If you think for one second I WANT to compete with a rig that size, your mistaken.

I'm talking about travel on the interstates. For sure, if someone comes flying up behind me on a two lane I'll pull over and let them by. But when you're going 5mph faster than a line of cars in the fast lane and a big rig comes flying up on my bumper, I want to be able to put the hammer down so that I can get back in the right hand lane and out of the truckers way. Not because I feel it is safer, but because it's common courtesy. I hate getting stuck behind a slow poke in the fast lane myself.

As for the Sprinter not being able to handle well at speed, check out YouTube for the video of the woman hustling one around the Nurburgring. Am I qualified to drive a vehicle that fast? As a matter of fact, I am.
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