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Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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governor, driveshaft & warranty

I have a 2012 v6 and the first thing i noticed when i took her out for a drive was the governor is set at 113MPH. wtf.
so after doing some research I learned the driveshaft is not built to handle speeds greater then this.
well i have 2 questions....
1- any recommendations for a good aluminum driveshaft?!?! i have read that some cause more problems...

2- anyone know if i do change this out and modify my governor will this void my warranty? all of it only certain aspects of it or what....
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And you can get the governor out with a tune (such as a bama tune) but my guess is that it will void the warranty (Not exactly sure on that part)
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Thanks.
do you know how difficult it is to swap out driveshafts? from what ive read it seems fairly straight forward...

also, the bama tune...will that automatically adjust the governor to a "safe" speed??
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I've heard that its not that hard, you just have to get the car on a lift. And the bama tune, you can have them take into account all your mods and tire/wheel rating and they can set the governor to a higher speed... Or you can just have them take it out completely.
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autobahn.....

need i say more?
So you live in germany?
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I've heard that its not that hard, you just have to get the car on a lift. And the bama tune, you can have them take into account all your mods and tire/wheel rating and they can set the governor to a higher speed... Or you can just have them take it out completely.
yeah im not trying to completely remove the governor just adjust it some.... i live in Germany...no speed limits out here. sucks when you hit that top speed. as your trailing bmw's mercedes and your the "exotic" car that cant keep up

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So you live in germany?
I do, been here for a few years. have a few more left out here want to take advantage of it while i can... once i get back to the states ill focus more on apperance
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Ah ok. The only way to adjust it is with a tuner. A tuner will most likely void any warranty on your car
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is there anything else to keep in mind before adjusting it "saftey" wise? i know the driveshaft, i was looking at purchasing the loop too for it. and my tires are rated at 186MPH.... not sure what else to consider before i decide to/not to void my warranty...
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Stiffer suspension, it really helps at high speeds
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okay thanks!
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Stiffer suspension, it really helps at high speeds
Big +1 at those speeds.
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Re: governor, driveshaft & warranty

When I had my Corvette I just went back to the stock tune when I needed warranty work done. I don't know about the Bama because I don't have a Bama but I would guess you can take out the performance tune and put it back in.

As far as replacing the drive shaft, I really doubt if they would even notice you have a different one. Besides when Roush V6 mustangs are available you can probably get a suitable shaft right from Ford.

I really don't think changing the shocks and sway bars will void the warrenty.
You can probably get everything you need right from Ford Racind

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Hey Ash...ever find that pink paint at summitt racing?
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When I had my Corvette I just went back to the stock tune when I needed warranty work done. I don't know about the Bama because I don't have a Bama but I would guess you can take out the performance tune and put it back in.

As far as replacing the drive shaft, I really doubt if they would even notice you have a different one. Besides when Roush V6 mustangs are available you can probably get a suitable shaft right from Ford.

I really don't think changing the shocks and sway bars will void the warrenty.
You can probably get everything you need right from Ford Racind

http://www.fordracingparts.com/

Yes you can return car to stock program but the dealership can read car and see you had a tune on there. Every time you mess with the tuning it leaves a foot print. Yes removing the driveshaft does void the warranty.
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Re: governor, driveshaft & warranty

I went back to the Ford Racing link and discovered that even that stuff can mess up your warrenty. The Ford racing parts come with their own warrenty. Sometimes I think if a person is really into mod's they would be better off with an old Mustang before the computer was invented.

Also Ford Racing is only for USA and won't deal over seas.

They do have some great stuff though.
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What I have "heard" is that setting tune back to stock and going through a drive cycle (not sure what combination of miles and time that represents - maybe 1 week and 50+ miles?) removes any ability for a normal tech to observe "tampering" if you even want to call it that.

I took my Stang to the dealer when I was concerned about pinging, and I asked them to reflash my computer. No identification o a tune previously.

Now, the problem is that if something bad were to happen, and you couldn't flash it back and drive it for a while, you'd be screwed. Also, if they send that puppy off to Ford, their engineers will be able to see all you've done.

Technically, Ford has to "prove" that your mod caused the part to fail in order to deny warranty coverage, but I think a pretty simple case can be made for any engine damage as you are now forcing the engine outside of operational specs.

Sucks that you really end up choosing between stock/warranty and mods/risk.

Tuning your engine, though, won't void the warranty on your radio
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