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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 07:34 PM
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A dealer can cancel the limiter with Star, but they won't.

Since you have a 6 cylinder W220, I assume you are not in the United States. Yet you seem to have a MPH speedometer. Your use of English argues that another language is your first language. Confusing.

People are telling you that the limiter was put in place because Mercedes did not equip the car with tires that can maintain sustained speeds faster than that. Unless you have gone to Z-rated or higher tires, you would be foolish to remove the limiter if you could find someone willing to do it. Removing the limiter is illegal for licensed mechanics in most markets. You'll have to do it yourself or take it to a tuner who will put appropriate tires on it.

Good luck.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 05:04 PM
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Spoky == Dumba$$. He probably some baller g-thang foo who bought himself a mercedes from some private dealer, that he could obviously not afford. Buys a car outta his means just so that he can wild - out. Buy a house or invest in some education. Don't care how he responds to this post, so don't waste your time. Oh and the car will not go 160 falling off a cliff. A kia rio says it will go 130 on the speedo, think that makes sense??
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