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Rev Limiter Removal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Buellie, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    Buellie

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    Ok, i know this might open a can of worms with some of the safety Nazi's out here, but i'll say my piece.

    I have a 09 Tacoma SR5 4x2 with a 2.7 four, and a 5 speed.

    I've owned it since August, and i totally love the truck.
    I travel alot with it for my business (just clicked over 14,000 miles), and 90% of my driving is on the highways.

    I found that the top speed i can attain is only 106 mph before hitting the electronic rev limiter. (my GPS verified this, and the speedometer read 110.)

    My question is this...
    Is there a way to disable or trick the revlimiter into allowing me a higher top speed?

    BTW, there was more than enough revs left to go faster, and the truck handles just fine at those speeds on the highway.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    Radelix

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    I think it is controlled by the computer so good luck there. I thought I drove fast
     
  3. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    (sigh)
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    Shouldn't take long before this one comes and bites you in the ass. Good luck man.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    Just change the speedo backing with one that reads to around 160 or so.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    Listen, i knew there would be haters. All i'm saying is that if i chose to go faster, is there a way around the rev limiter?
     
  7. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    Nobody is hateing. Its a saftey thing. Nobody wants to hear that you tried something, went really fast, died, and/or took some one else. Trucks have horrible aerodynamics, and they are affected at speeds STARTING at 55 mph. 106 is pretty fast. Have peace with that. :proposetoast:
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    What was your tach reading at 110 (106)?
     
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    Ok, i guess your right, and i appreciate the helpful advice.
    I'm just used to driving my Ford Lightning fast, guess i'll just have to be happy with that.

    It's just my view is this. (And it holds to owning guns too.)
    I may never have to use that power but it's good to know it's there when i need it.
     
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    I don't exactly, but it was below 3500.
     
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    if the tach was around 3500 it's not the rev limiter stopping you. It' a speed governor that keeps you from going over the rated speed of the stock tires for safety reasons.
     
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    Ahhh..i was thinking that might be the problem too.
    Is the top speed higher on the other models of Tacomas?
    Just food for thought.
     
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    Yes, the V6 models are somewhere over 120. I wouldn't know where exactly, I've never done over 90 in this truck.

    If you want speed, get the X Runner or a car.
     
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    I have something already that's kinda fast. ;)





     
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    ...so, you are worried about the speed of a 2.7L (aka 4 cylinder) Tacoma work truck because???
     
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    ...because more is always better...;)

    And like i said in a earlier post, i may not use the extra speed, but it's good to know it's there if i want it.
     
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    I've only been driving for 25 years. I have never needed to exceed 100.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2008 at 11:03 PM
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    Not gunna preach with or against it but I would suggest trying to accelerate through the cruise control.... I know that some cars the cruise control overrides the governor.
     
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