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Old 11-21-2002, 07:30 PM
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Question speed limiter

hello is it possible to disconnect the spped limiter from my 03 e500?
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Old 11-21-2002, 08:13 PM
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Contact Renntech. They may be able to help you. I,m sure someone on this board has their contact info.
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Old 11-22-2002, 09:14 AM
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There is no device that is the "speed limiter." It is simply software in the computer system. To change the top speed, the software must be changed or modified. This is typically done by changing a ROM chip. On the later model cars it can probably be done by simply changing the parameter. This, however, requires the correct equipment and software for connection to the car.

I do believe RennTech or someone like that is your best bet.

Good luck,
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:26 AM
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Does anyone know what models have limiters and what year they started. More specifically, I am planning on buying a 97 S500. Does this car have a limiter? If so, what is the speed limit?

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Old 02-26-2003, 10:50 AM
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Does anyone know what models have limiters and what year they started. More specifically, I am planning on buying a 97 S500. Does this car have a limiter? If so, what is the speed limit?

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Yes, 210km/h. AMG cars are 250km/h.

In North America, most customers put crappy replacement tires on their cars, regardless of OE tire selection. MB keeps their "liability" down buy using speed limiters on all their cars, regardless of performance.
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:19 AM
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Yes, 210km/h. AMG cars are 250km/h.
Wow! Only 210km/h! That's only 130mph! I would have thought it would have been limited at 140 or 150 mph.

Is there a way to override the limiter?

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In North America, most customers put crappy replacement tires on their cars, regardless of OE tire selection. MB keeps their "liability" down buy using speed limiters on all their cars, regardless of performance.
Really? I have not seen this trend on MB. In fact almost every MB I see has Michelin MXV4 or Pirelli tires. I cannot recall ever seeing a w140 w/o the MXV4 except ones that did not have the stock rims. Those without stock rims usually had the 18" AMG wheels with either P-Zeros or equivalent. However, I totally agree with you regarding other less expensive car manufacturers.
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:56 PM
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I thought that at least all M119 V8 and up MBs were always limited to 155mph
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