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120mph? wtf!

Ok, have had my '10 sport since October, and it's always bothered me, but why the 120mph speedo? I've hit 120 a few times in the car with EASE..so why didn't ford put a 140 or 160 speedo in the sport?
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Re: 120mph? wtf!

Pretty sure it's governed at 118mph. Just my guess, the 3 Fusion's I had (Rentals) all were.

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Re: 120mph? wtf!

Because your tires aren't rated to go that fast.
Don't the 2010's have governors?

The I4 are at 118 and the V6 is at 112


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[quote author=20louie06 link=topic=165367.msg3505476#msg3505476 date=1263963748]
Because your tires aren't rated to go that fast.
Don't the 2010's have governors?

The I4 are at 118 and the V6 is at 112
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Interesting why the V6 is 6mph slower stock. Any idea why? My only guess is that it has to do with the V6's extra weight and the tires. In my case, I threw out the speed governor when I reflashed, but haven't found a long enough stretch to actually go past 112mph yet :P

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Why the hell are you going that fast in the first place....

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[quote author=condor888000 link=topic=165367.msg3505492#msg3505492 date=1263964464]
Why the hell are you going that fast in the first place....
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+1 Do tell, are you running on a open 1 mile track ?


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Re: 120mph? wtf!

120 mph is for wimps.... my Millenia used to do 145mph with some ease. But the Fusion is governed, and yes I know we have speed limits to protect the morons. But I can handle my car at extreme speeds and really do not care what would happen if a sudden stop is needed. People shouldn't merge in front of the left lane unless they know it is clear and can judge the speed of the traffic coming at them


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i agree to a point, but in heavy traffic if you are literally going twice the highway speed limit and someone tries to come into your lane they probably wont see you coming. point being is that I just wouldn't do it in traffic. if you are gonna do it, you should do it on a road empty enough that you could stay in the right hand lane if you wanted to...or shit...straddle both lanes.

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[quote author=The Only MTS link=topic=165367.msg3505560#msg3505560 date=1263968417]
120 mph is for wimps.... my Millenia used to do 145mph with some ease. But the Fusion is governed, and yes I know we have speed limits to protect the morons. But I can handle my car at extreme speeds and really do not care what would happen if a sudden stop is needed. People shouldn't merge in front of the left lane unless they know it is clear and can judge the speed of the traffic coming at them
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its pretty fucking stupid, but I assure you we have had more than our fair share of 'rah-tards'

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