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Just got the car back from service department and on the way home i hit some traffic on a part of the bridge. I weave in and out of lanes and when i get ahead of "the rolling road block" i give the Q 80% throttle and the car takes my smoothly and quickly up to 115.I slow down to 90 and this Bmw X5(3.0) flashes his lights at me so i politely move to the right to let him pass. But no he has to be a real jerk off and starts taunting me up hit in the gas and releasing and hitting it again. So im just annoyed and decide to flex some muscle so i give her 80% throttle again and im off, 100, 110, 115. I dust him to 115 but hes on my next to me again so this time i decide to test the truck and put my foot down again(80% throttle) so at 120 the car isnt goin any faster so i think "hmm odd" and floor it. I just floored and the car fails to react and im stuck at 120 with my foot welded. I was really pissed off (laughed gave me the finger and took off. Last time i raced a x5 (4.4) the Q got up to 130 with a bit of trouble, but it got up to 130 at least this time the car was not going faster than 120. I have a feeling that service dep might have done something. Anyone know where to go to get a speed limiter taken off?
 

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Anyone know where to go to get a speed limiter taken off?[/QUOTE said:
You can't remove the speed limiter. (at least not at this time) The dealer can't remove it. It is programmed at 114 MPH at the factory. There is no aftermarket device that can remove/change the limiter.
 

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Drive it however you think appropriate. Just remember that the speed limiter is there because the tires are not rated for higher speed and our trucks are about as aerodynamic as a brick.

I've been up to that speedlimiter a few more times than I would want to admit. But I don't feel safe staying there very long and would not want to go much faster in this truck.

Be careful. I'd be happy to prove that I could out accelerate the bimmer. Let him have the top end if he wants it. He's got the tires and suspension for it.
 

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Truck VS. Car = apples and oranges

An Armada/Q56 is a truck and a BMW is a car. You might be able to out accelerate him and certainly out tow/haul/4wheel, but he will out corner you and have a higher safer allowable top speed. A BMW has uni-body construction, just like their cars, an Armada/Q56 is body on frame, just like the Titan, If you lose a tire at high speed in a 3 ton truck you are in for a world of hurt. If you want to play high speed games, you bought the wrong vehicle.
 

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Why is the limiter set at 114 when the tires are S rated for only 112? I know this thing isnt much of a thriller at the top end but at least it has decent top speed well when i put on a set of Xterrains, Borlas, and a Volant ill see what this thing can do.
 

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More importantly how'd you get up to 120 this time, and 130 the previous time with the speed limiter set at 114? I've hit the limiter on an empty 4 lane a couple of times, but as others said I wouldn't want to be there for long. Cant imagine a blow out in the beast at that speed.
 

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You guys are all much braver than me. I don't even want to consider the ramifications of a blown tire, rock in the road, car pulling out, dog, deer, the list goes on. Call me an old fart, but public streets are not for racing, that's what race tracks were created for. Plus, I didn't buy my Armada to go 115 with it.

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The tires are not rated for that speed. There is a guy in Ft Myers, Proautoman is his sig on titantalk, how does ecu mods. He may be able to lift the limiter with an ecu mod. Its something like $420 but it also enhances performance and can be updated for free as you continue to mod. Several Titantalk guys have had good results. If you do this, get better tires, V rated at least. The Mada/QX isn't designed for these speeds. The Bimmer is designed for autobahn use, very different. You don't want to blow a tire at speed in a large SUV. There's a video of a suburban doing this. They guy was going about 110 and lost it. Fatality. He ended up being flung from the cabin and the burban rolled over him. Bad news. I have no problem going fast. I've broken 160 in the vette and cruised for a couple hours at over 120 but I don't generally break 95 in the mada. No nead. Its not meant to be a top speed monster. Next time I'd just rip the guys up at the lights. ;)
 

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Ill try and get a video of the Q doin 120 but Nissan is about to replace my car and the Q is nearly at 18k miles so we dont use it often. Also its a rare occasion he goes that fast as well.

-Son of SQS
 
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