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Removing the Speed governor #739393 07/22/06 07:56 PM
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Taco2000GT Offline OP
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As most of you are aware most tacomas cut out at approximately 105 mph. However... if you unplug one of the transmission sensors(on 2000 and newer, older models are connected by a cable) near the rear passenger side of the tranny(manuel transmission, I haven't tried automatic), it'll disable the speedometer and odometer. The downside is... the check engine light comes on and you can't see how fast your going. The upside is... you get to top out your tacoma and keep low miles on it while doing so.

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Re: Removing the Speed governor [Re: Taco2000GT] #739394 07/23/06 12:35 AM
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john_luttrell Offline
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I don't mean to sound like anyone’s "father" or "family mechanic"; however, disconnecting the speed sensor on a computer controlled vehicle is a very bad thing to do. The speed signal is an intricate part of the equation the computer uses to decide on the final fuel trim. With out it the computer will become confused every time you change the throttle setting and cause very poor drivability. Also it amazes me that any speed demon would buy a Tacoma; it's not built for speed and therefore, it will not do anything "fast" very well. I'm not against a little speed thrill now and then if practiced safely; but I practice that on a motorcycle that is built for a little speed.

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Re: Removing the Speed governor [Re: john_luttrell] #739395 07/23/06 12:58 AM
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DentedTacoma Offline
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After reading the first response I would change it and shorten it to "Why the hell would you remove the speed governer on a Tacoma". Plus losing the odometer and speedometer is kind of a big thing, is it that necessary to go 105+?

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Re: Removing the Speed governor [Re: DentedTacoma] #739396 07/23/06 01:16 AM
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Greg_Canada Offline
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yes you can do that, but it isnt' great for it.
URD makes a "speed unlimiter" which removes the speed limiter (of course) so you can "dyno it until redline" (yeahh....) on a dyno. (it'll top out in 4th gear way early)
I say this is OK if you're tires are rated for it, if not, i would STRONGLY NOT recommend going over 105... if u have Z rated tires, go for it. Comajoe (from customtacos.com )has had his srunner (2wd, v6, TRD/URD mods) up to 153mph....(GPS)

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Re: Removing the Speed governor [Re: Taco2000GT] #739397 07/24/06 08:07 PM
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What do you want on your tomb stone.. LOL

No Way that should be. I Know, but I am 68.

No flame intended.

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