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as advertised I guess with that limiter.
 

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Yep, it hit the speed limiter at 181. Just like at Daytona for me. I dont get the point of the video. We all know there is a speed limiter and i can say that it works.

Nothing to see here.
 

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Anybody confirm why the governor was needed? I've heard speculation but nothing official.
 

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Anybody confirm why the governor was needed? I've heard speculation but nothing official.
I can give you my thoughts after many years of wondering myself.

First, if you are going to build a car that can go faster, you have to engineer it to do so. That equates to additional costs and beefing up the parts of the car that will fail when used under those conditions.

Case in point.... my last stint at the Daytona Speedway under high load and continuous runs hitting the speed limiter caused my CVs to overheat and eventually fail. There are not that many tracks in the country where you can operate the car under these conditions. Also, there are not a lot of people who would operate the car and drive it to the point where these failures would be exposed.

So, my takeaway is that why build a track car to go faster than most tracks can support? Again, why build and engineer a car that only a very small percent of people will ever realize that kind of performance? If you build it to go faster, you will have to engineer it to handle that. The car is already a pig as it is and you are probably going to have to add some expensive weight reduction or make the car heavier by beefing up the drivetrain components.

I can say that the two half shafts that i had to replace weighed about 70 pounds. Want to make the car go faster, those shafts and much of the drivetrain would have to be substantially more robust.
 

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Yep, it hit the speed limiter at 181. Just like at Daytona for me. I dont get the point of the video. We all know there is a speed limiter and i can say that it works.

Nothing to see here.
What gear and rpm at 181 ?
 

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I can give you my thoughts after many years of wondering myself.

First, if you are going to build a car that can go faster, you have to engineer it to do so. That equates to additional costs and beefing up the parts of the car that will fail when used under those conditions.

Case in point.... my last stint at the Daytona Speedway under high load and continuous runs hitting the speed limiter caused my CVs to overheat and eventually fail. There are not that many tracks in the country where you can operate the car under these conditions. Also, there are not a lot of people who would operate the car and drive it to the point where these failures would be exposed.

So, my takeaway is that why build a track car to go faster than most tracks can support? Again, why build and engineer a car that only a very small percent of people will ever realize that kind of performance? If you build it to go faster, you will have to engineer it to handle that. The car is already a pig as it is and you are probably going to have to add some expensive weight reduction or make the car heavier by beefing up the drivetrain components.

I can say that the two half shafts that i had to replace weighed about 70 pounds. Want to make the car go faster, those shafts and much of the drivetrain would have to be substantially more robust.
That makes sense I suppose. Always wondered if there was a true design limit (hood lift or something similar).
 

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Nice to see a video of the car doing it considering most here will never get to push the car to it's limited top speed.
 

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my last stint at the Daytona Speedway under high load and continuous runs hitting the speed limiter caused my CVs to overheat and eventually fail.
Was that strictly going around the oval ?
 

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That's about what I expected. I wonder how different the results would be if they did it with the CFTP, or even better the new CFHP. Obviously, I'd guess the former would be slower than what this car did, but just curious.

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I am sure all of them top out at the 180-182 mark. By slower, do you mean how quickly they get there?
That's about what I expected. I wonder how different the results would be if they did it with the CFTP, or even better the new CFHP. Obviously, I'd guess the former would be slower than what this car did, but just curious.

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