The speed governor limits the maximum speed of the ZX2 to around 106 mph. There is at least one good reason for this: the stock tires (both 14s and 15s) are rated for a maximum speed of 120 mph. It would be dangerous to disable the speed governor without having better tires.
You must first remove the front cupholders by firmly pulling them up. Also remove the molding holding them. The computer is now exposed, with many wires coming from it. Find the white wire with a black stripe and cut it. Your "check engine" light on the dash will turn on. Connecting the wires will turn the "check engine" light off after or about 50 miles. Some have added a switch inline with the wire to disable the speed governor only on certain occasions.
This modification may not work with automatic transmissions and cruise control.
when I first got my car. I ripped half it apart looking for that little white wire, But come to find out there wasnt one, Oh talkin about tickin the sportscort off here... Oh I was on fire. Then I bough a chip...
I´ve had my 2nd gen EGT at 116 mph in FOURTH gear. I had 5th gear to go, the highway was just way too curvy though. I´m pretty sure that 2nd gens aren´t rated to 98. If a car goes up to 120 on the speedo I´m sure it could make it there no problems, just give me a long straight road.
Man I´ve been missing out. I´ve never gone over 85 in my scort, I´m just to afraid of getting a ticket, and with no job right now to pay it off it just makes me drive slower. I was able to go "p" in my 87 scort though. Granted, it was going downhill but I still made it there. Someday I will put my scort to the max and see how well she´ll do, but who knows when that´ll be.
i have a first gen gt and i got the pin to go stright up and down on the odometer. im guessing around 110 uhh my gt isnt a high speed car sits to high and to square heh if i lowered it and put good suspension and tires it help allot
. anyways that was in fifth at about 4k rpm i bet i coul make it to 5.5 k
Maybe, before we all sit here and do 120 mph in a car thats supposed to top out at 98, we should all get Z rated tires so that if we hit 130+ they don´t blow out causing us to run off the road and flip several 100s of thousands of times. I don´t think any of us have put roll cages and 4 point harnesses with racing seats in our cars....so lets all just use our heads and be careful, please?? Don´t get me wrong, i´ve hit 116 but that was against my better judgement because I wanted to get home so I could go to bed...and hitting 116 would be the only way to keep myself awake long enough to get home in one piece.
2nd gen's dont have a speed limiter.. at least my 92 LX didnt.. when i was going to get a diablo chip for it they burned my whole ECU over to the coputer at the dyno shop to send it in for them to build a tune... the only thing that i had was a fuel cut.. set at 14,748RPM.... no i am not joking.. that was the factory setting...