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northernON 06-23-2013 07:17 AM

150km top end
 
What the H#LL...............I wanted to see what my new 2013 eco boost would top out at with 900 K on the odometer. It seems that the truck can't go faster than 150km/hr. That's just not good enough. Will this get better when the truck is broken in???? Hell...........I got more out of my old 99 F150 that had 300,000 K on it.

SultanGris 06-23-2013 08:34 AM

Get a tuner and remove the speed limiter.

rob28 06-23-2013 09:20 AM

Speed limiter due to liability issues. The tires are the limiting factor - they're rated for a certain speed and if Ford let the truck go faster, they would be liable in the event of a tire related crash at high speed.

You could also be opening a can of worms here. These usually turn into a truck vs sport car thread. eg Why the need to do over 100mph in a heavy truck?

SultanGris 06-23-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rob28 (Post 2788610)
Why the need to do over 100mph in a heavy truck?

Because you can! Super duty went like 186 mph on bio diesel at the salt lake flats.

Marc D 06-23-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SultanGris (Post 2788630)
Because you can! Super duty went like 186 mph on bio diesel at the salt lake flats.

Too fast for me.

joe mcmillan 06-23-2013 04:34 PM

I'm hoping northernON is going to the salt flats - but I would bet not. We don't need that speed on the roads.

northernON 06-24-2013 08:52 AM

Its not because I'm going to be driving 100 mph all the time or in traffic. But it is my truck and my choice if I wanted to see what it will do. Why make a 600 hp mustang Shelby??????????? Are all the owners that buy one going to go the salt flats? You can't tell me that you never wanted to know how fast your new truck or car for that matter, would go. With your reasoning, all trucks should be 1 liter, 50 hp engines so no one can go over 55mph on the highway. Where I live, I can drive miles before I meet up with another vehicle..........I don't think a one time thing is going to make me a reckless driver.

violinguy77 06-24-2013 09:01 AM

Agreed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by northernON (Post 2790524)
Its not because I'm going to be driving 100 mph all the time or in traffic. But it is my truck and my choice if I wanted to see what it will do. Why make a 600 hp mustang Shelby??????????? Are all the owners that buy one going to go the salt flats? You can't tell me that you never wanted to know how fast your new truck or car for that matter, would go. With your reasoning, all trucks should be 1 liter, 50 hp engines so no one can go over 55mph on the highway. Where I live, I can drive miles before I meet up with another vehicle..........I don't think a one time thing is going to make me a reckless driver.

You know your conditions and where you can open it up. Get a tuner. I have the 5.0 with a 93 octane tune and I have no problem burying the needled past 120 MHP. Nothing like finding some empty back road to play every now and then, but certainly not in traffic or highly populated areas. I'm sure that eco-boost will flat out run like a scalded dog.

SultanGris 06-24-2013 09:38 AM

I would definitely check your tire rating before burying the needle to far, you don't want them flying apart at high speeds, bad things will happen.

Phyer Phyter 06-24-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by northernON (Post 2790524)
..I don't think a one time thing is going to make me a reckless driver.

Really? IT sure does. Thats like saying "Killing one person doesn't make me a murderer."

Its all about YOUR safety and the safety of OTHERS on the road around you.

Drive like hell and you 'll get there.

If you want to find out what it will do - take it to the local race track.


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