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    Top speed in WRX thats been experienced

    I am not condoning going as fast as you can...I just heard that a guy in an unamed sports car got pulled over for doing 145 in a 65
    on 91 in Vermont.
    I was on 91 in CT headed northbound doing about 80 and a 300Z TT lew by me. There was no traffic and it splits into four lanes so I figured I would try and catch him (or at least get a better look).
    I got to about 125 and the WRX was still pulling pretty strong but the 300Z was nowhere to be seen and traffic was ahead.
    I thought 125 was pretty fast (not too mention jail time).
    But the more I talk to people with mods, the 140's seem to happen all the time.

    I am curious about top speed with a new ECU, can it go faster than 150?155?
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    Where are the limiters...at what speed? I heard WRX is 130 and STi 142 or 147 or something like that...

    RN

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    don't know of a limiter, but i've hit 135 before. i think it coulda kept on going a bit more, but i had to back down, confidence fade really fast at these speed
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    I have pegged the speedometer a few times...I don't believe there is a limiter. If there is I didn't hit it.

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    Originally posted by EIonJess
    I have pegged the speedometer a few times...I don't believe there is a limiter. If there is I didn't hit it.
    Okay, good...the dealer offered to remove what they said was a 130 mph speed limiter on my brother's 2002 WRX wagon. It's not that I'm gonna go fly somewhere but it's nice to know there's no need to remove a limiter...

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    I hit 128mph once racing w/ some kid in his moded out Volvo (dont worry guys I killed him ) but had to back down b/c my exit was comin up. I think I could have pushed it harder w/ no problems. BTW, my baby is stock...for now

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    STOCK TURBO, STOCK IC, STOCK FUEL PUMP, STOCK ECU, and PROOF:

    146.6mph:



    Joe is a sick puppy.

    The 5MT has no electronic speed limiter.

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    Bout 128 when I saw the sheriff....DOH!
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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    STOCK TURBO, STOCK IC, STOCK FUEL PUMP, STOCK ECU, and PROOF:

    146.6mph:



    Joe is a sick puppy.

    The 5MT has no electronic speed limiter.

    -Jim
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    Just to clarify:

    5MT has no limiter
    4EAT has a limiter at 130 mph.

    I've personally taken my WRX to the edge of the speedometer (140+ mph) on Rt. 1 in Jim's neighborhood...

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    I had it pegged at around 4k rpms and continued to pull till about 6k when i ran out of room. Im guessing it was around 155 or so.
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    I believe that the stock limiter for automatics are 153

    the manual is 158

    but I might be wrong.
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    Originally posted by skullguy
    I believe that the stock limiter for automatics are 153

    the manual is 158

    but I might be wrong.
    there's no limiter on the 5MT.

    dR

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    Austin hit a GPS-verified 166 mph while tuning his TEC-III on a private road in Idaho

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    Originally posted by Verdugo
    Austin hit a GPS-verified 166 mph while tuning his TEC-III on a private road in Idaho

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=272979
    That's amazing. Is the 171 mph spoken of just a calculation? I assume it is...

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