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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011 Thread Starter
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2001 Mustang GT needs a Govenor!

I am new to the site and have made the mistake of turning my 18 yr old son into a speed demon/gear head. He/we have a 2001 Mustang GT convertible. I need to find a govenor or a chip to keep him under 65 mph. At this point I'm ready to put washers on the throttle linkage! Is there a chip out there that can do what I need it to?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011
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Get a Preditor hand helt tuner and you can set all those things down to where you feel safe. Its about $369 or take it to a Ford dealer and they set it for you.

Or you can cut about 3" off his right leg so he can't push the pedal down as far Sorry I know that was UGLY!

Good Luck. He'll never know what happen

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a hand held tuner would be your best bet in my thoughts. that way you will be able to turn it down for his driving, and then if you want to drive it or when he becomes more responsible you could start bumping the power up slowly.

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Dont do that to the poor kid!! Lol, my mom had the same worry, but she didn't buy my car and couldn't control how I acted, but I don't live with my parents anymore. But I didn't know hand held tuners could do that?

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Yup, any handheld tuner will do the trick. Set a top speed and also limit the revs so he can't race to the neutered top speed.

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yup a diablosport or SCT tuner would be your best bet. you can limit the RPM and the speed, that way you know he can't even accelerate hard. he's going to hate you/us

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011
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Question is why would you buy him a GTr if you want to limit what the GT can do ?

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