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Old 10-04-2002, 12:44 AM   #1
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Well tonight was my night! Sitting at the last lights before the highway starts. I'm in the far left lane, a POS in middle lane and 2000 Golf in far right lane. The light turns green and the Golf & I leave POS car in dust wondering WTF! We were neck & neck....right upto 100 MPH, then 105 MPH, then 110 MPH, then my governor kicks in, he edges forward about half a car length, then one full car length, I can't go any faster! Damn Governor kost me that one! Everything was perfect: 2000 Golf 2 dr VS 92 SE 3800 NA 4 dr! I had it pinned at 4700 RPM'* & 110 MPH too! His face afterwards was great too! I don't think he thought I could keep up with him that long! Just a good thing it was late at night & nobody on the road! It actually just happened about 5 min ago in fact! Well it was my closest race in a long time anyways, too bad he didn't have a governor in his car!
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You're getting a little too old to be racing......but not too old to GOLF, apparently.
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I've been car racing longer than most members here have been alive! Besides, you're never too old to race! Just too old to remember what not to race! LOL
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I feel your pain.... that stupid governor cost me a kill too...
I can't wait till I do ( or have the money ) to do most of the mods I want so I can get the DHP PCM w/o governor amongst everything else. The performance shop also told me to find someone that can reburn the chip to remove the governor.. Rat ?? Since you work for a dealership... any ideas ?
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I feel your pain. One time, I was neck and neck with my friend'* '00 Mustang, then suddenly she starts pulling away. Looked down at my speedometer and there it is, 108mph! It'* just a tad bit annoying, but I suppose its better in the long run (I still have the original trans at 160k)
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I feel your pain.... that stupid governor cost me a kill too...
I can't wait till I do ( or have the money ) to do most of the mods I want so I can get the DHP PCM w/o governor amongst everything else. The performance shop also told me to find someone that can reburn the chip to remove the governor.. Rat ?? Since you work for a dealership... any ideas ?
I'm working on it NOW I tell you! I HATE losing to Foreign Crap!
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Curious, how exactly can the governor be eliminated?
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Curious, how exactly can the governor be eliminated?
It is part of the PCM. You would need to get an aftermarket PCM like a DHP chip. You might be able to get your stock chip redone but an aftermarket would be the best way to go.
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SSEi95 is right, the only way is to get the existing chip reburned w/o the governer option!
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