obviously got a 93 lx wagon, but i want that limiter/governor out or disabled. anyone know how? that & i was thinking about trying a quick hp gain trick, taking out the air silencer box, can anyone tell me how effective this actually is? thanks, jordan
sry, i shoulda said "stock other than tires." i have a good set of toyo's (don't remember what they r, but i remember i checked the rating a few months ago & they were well above ok). even so, i'm gonna get sum "z" rated toyo proxes (if i can ever find a job) before i take it out or disable it. o, & anyone know what speed i might get up 2 w/o the limiter (i have an automatic w/ overdrive)?
Good luck if you can break the 115mph govenor setting if it's fully stock. I can't get mine past 110mph. With the automatic, once you depress the pedal so much the Throttle position sensor works against you and assumes you want to down shift so it keeps unlocking the torque converter. If it would stay locked you could pin the needle no prob with the govenor disabled, but that's another project for another time for me :wink:
Personally, I don't need to go that fast at all. But, when driving beside your buddies in GT's and ZX2's to monthly meets, well sometimes you end up driving a little fast on the way there **cough** :roll:
To get it there, depress gas pedal to floor and hold there until desired speed is reached 8O
Actually, you got to take it from cruising speed in OD and keep depressing the pedal until the torque converter unlocks, then back it off a bit to let it lock up agian. Very gently continue to depress the gas while you gain more speed, or unitl your torque converter again unlocks and you drop back down to 95 :wink:
Supposedly the cars are speed governed to 115mph. I've heard that if you just pull up on the e-brake till the light comes on, but your brakes are still off, it will disable it. Some people add switches to cut off the signal from the switch under the handle. Getting the car over 100 is easy, it's that last 10 -15mph that it takes a while to get to. If that damn torque converter would quick unlocking I could probably pin the needle no prob.
sry, the phones on my block have been out for 3 days. as 4 why go that fast, cause it's fun. not only that, it's quite helpful for those bad situations where u need 2 help a friend out that needs it NOW. i know u guys r prolly gonna say i'm 2 young & 2 inexperienced 2 go that fast (i'm 16), but not 2 sound cocky, but come drive with me, i think there's a pretty good chance u'll change ur mind. i also drive that fast 2 relieve stress. driving is very natural for me, it doesn't give me an addrenaline rush like most others, it calms me down. but enough about me... i thought the governor was set @ 105 (i can get my car up 2 105, but it will stop exactly @ 105, not 106, 105)? but either way, as for the stock lx not goin that fast, i don't plan 2 keep my 88hp lx stock 4 long. that's why i was asking about the air silencer box, i heard it's supposed 2 give very little advantage in normal driving, but once u get the rpm's up it'll help. this website (link @ the bottom) says that it will remove the flat-spot from 4500rpm-5700rpm. that would definatly help go faster... well... faster (i mean it will reach the high speed in less time). i want to learn about my car & just cars in general as i do these things, so give me ur opinions on the tips on this website. thanks, jordan http://escortperformance.tripod.com/tips.htm
Nobody is old enough, or experienced enough to justify driving that fast outside of a closed course.
Tell you what.. if you're such a good driver.. go to a few autocrosses.. once you win the National Championships come back and tell us what a great driver you are, and be sure to elaborate more on the brake upgrades you've made. If you can't stop quicker than you can go, you're driving out of control.
I say this to you, not because I think you're too young.. but because I used to think I was a natural driver at one time too.
Here's what you do to your airbox:
1) Open the airbox
2) unbolt the lower portion from the frame
3) remove the little snorkel that goes from the fender to the bottom of the airbox and chunk it in the trash.
4) lightly clamp the lower portion of the airbox in a bench vise
5) use a hacksaw to cut off the protruding part of the box that hung down inside the fender where the snorkel previously entered. You may want to cut on a diagonal so that you open up part of the side of the box that faces the fender.
6) bolt it back in and close the airbox back up.
Now you will be able to hear the intake very clearly and it will pull a little harder than before. It certainly sounds better this way.
i agree that's dangerous anywhere but a closed course. but i try & minimize the risk 2 anyone but me by only driving that fast late @ night on a raised interstate where no animals can jump in fromt of me or where cars or people can come out of nowhere. i won't drive that fast in bad conditions, & whenever i approach any cars i slow down to more normal speeds (about 70 or so). i'm sorry if i made it sound like i was a driving god, i just think that for the conditions, my driving skills are good enough for that. if the road i was on had alota cars, i wouldn't b goin nearly that fast. if it was rainin, no way. but when all the conditions are right, it's not that horrible. i would love to race, but i know i'm not anywhere near good enough 2 compete on a pro level yet (maybe in a year or so with practice & an upgraded car i might be able to compete in a local amateur event). as for upgrading the brakes, i definatly plan on that & fresh tires before i do anything more than what i've done so far. the only reason i do now is that i have pretty new brakes & pretty new tires (they're wearin a lil, so i'm holding off on any fast driving till i get new ones come spring). but thank you for giving me instructions, i appreciate that. sorry if i sounded cocky, but thanks 4 listinin 2 my babblin, jordan
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