My truck won't go over 98 mph but the speedometer tops out at 120 but the gauge won't go faster than 98. How do I make it to where my speed reaches at 120 again?

Asked by Dec 14, 2015 at 06:34 PM about the 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCab

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65,465

It is probably the governor kicking in, it is programmed to do this. You will not reach 120mph

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56,705

My Ford will top out at about 100 but the issue is the limiter. I have heard that performance programmers can eliminate the limiter.

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56,705

Without the limiter you would likely be able to top a hundred but I doubt you would reach 120. Almost all cars have speedos that have a higher range than what the car will actually do. A 120 mph speedometer means 60 is at the top center which is probably why Ford used that range.

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64,995

We had an '11 Ford Focus delivery car that when you hit 80 MPH it would chime and a message would pop up on the dash "You have reached the maximum speed of this vehicle". HTH -Jim

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My Corolla speedometer goes to 110 and I have had it up to 100 and it was tacking at 6100 rpm. But I only ever did that one time on a back road that nobody would have gotten killed but me. And I have 130mph rated tires or I would never have tried to see what it would do. The VVTi works, that's for sure

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120MPH in a stock F150 on street tires... lawd help us.

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17,930

Your truck may have a limiter built into it. My 2010 f-150 does. I could override it as per the owner's manual, But I never drive at 80+ anyway; and surely don't want anyone I happen to lend the truck to do so either.

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