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Old 01-10-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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Pushing the engine too hard?

Last night I was racing some new eclipse on the freeway, darting in and out of traffic and when we hit the straight away I was nearing 120 but at 115 my car started to almost stutter. I'm not sure how to put it.. but it felt like I was red lining it and my car just couldn't handle it. In any case I eased off, I feared more for my engine than anything else and let the guy fly by. Any thoughts? I think I might have pushed her too hard
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top speed limiter.

the eec cuts off fuel at 115ish so you cant go any faster.
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recommendations or they all pretty much do the same job?
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fordchip is said to be one of the best, I have my own personal opinions I will leave out.

But they are better than Superchip or Diablo.

SCT, which is a combination of FordChip, JMS, and Superchips is supposed to be the almighty in chips now.
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Old 01-10-2004, 02:32 AM   #7
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nice I'll look into that I just need my priorities set. Like saving up for a new computer, then I'll do everything I wanted to do with my car.
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I don't know why you'd care, after 120 you can prove anything.
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:34 PM   #9
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lol i wanted to get my car to 120, that's my main goal here lol
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if going 120mph is your only goal here then maybe you should re evaluate your priorities you just told us about.
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I think I might have pushed her too hard
You pushed it to hard when the heads go out the hood and you leave the raod covered in oil.
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120+ on public road is dumb.

you're probably even running stock tires. let me know how fast you can go before one of them blows.
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I have taken my Car to 135 on my special closed runway 1.6 mile drag strip
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I have taken my Car to 135
on stock tires?
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Be consistence is when the tire blows.
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I have Michelin AS ZR 245 45 17 on 98 Cobra rims

Look at my sig!!! Not much stock on my car
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I have Michelin AS ZR 245 45 17 on 98 Cobra rims

Look at my sig!!! Not much stock on my car
i knew that. i thought you were trying to prove me wrong by saying you brought your stock tires to 135.
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Oh hell no I got to 116 and hit the limiter but I had brand new BFG Comp T/A's on the 15 in stock rims
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Not much stock on my car
Maybe just the rotating assembly now?
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Yep that is about it and the body
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You still using your stock MAF?
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Hey Corey, I found out why I like your car so much, U have done a lot to it, engine, susp, rims , and you still look like a V6. Not a Cobra front, hood, the only thing is the 98 cobra rims (but those are so nice), and the fog lights. Very well done corey, also I have been to 115 with stock rims, but with Good year Aquatreds 3's on there.

(ok sorry to get off topic, )
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Yes that 2
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Thanks Charles I am a mustang body fan I like the natural lines of the car . I have thought about putting a front roush valance and maybe some ghost flames but really dont know if I wil. I like all my effort in building the engine and suspension
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I carried my 02 to 110 and above for a 30 minute trip on balding stock goodyear eagle rs's...very very stupid of me but it held up and i ended up making it to the party on time
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