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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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TOP SPEED WOES =(

I recently bought myself a 2003 S600. I primarily bought the car for the engine and couldn't be more in love with the car. However, today I found myself with an open stretch of highway and decided to see what she's got. To my disappointment, the car literally stopped accelerating at 130mph. Now, I was under the impression the car had a top speed restriction of 155mph. Does anyone know what's going on here??? As soon as it gets to 130 it shifts into overdrive and settles down at 2000 RPM. I can't beleive that they neutered this car so badly. Help me please..........
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I may be wrong but, I believe the european versions are limited to 155 while US are 130, but I might be wrong.
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Im Sure a tune can remove the delimiter
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130 governor is good. Not too many cars have it that high.
Soon we are going to have new President - good chance to write a complain to him.

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Remove the regulator in the car. Get a nice tune for you 600 while your at it.
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Don't think removing governor is that easy. Years ago, when I picked up new ML320 I called MBUSA with complain as my dealer did not even know (back in 1999) that the car had governor. I could fool the governor for a moment by reaching 117 mph on 3rd gear, but when I let it go on 4th or 5th the governor kicked it back to 115.
MBUSA gave me lot of BS about the issue and finally advise me to after-market tuners.
Honestly with the Police trying heavily to substitute government budgets you would need lot of money to pay off all the tickets.
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Remove the regulator in the car. Get a nice tune for you 600 while your at it.
How do I remove the regulator? Is this something I can do or do I have to have a tuner do it for me?
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Does anyone know if there is a chip that can be installed to derestrict the top speed? Or, is this something that I am going to have to pay a tuning shop to reprogram it and get rid of the top speed restriction????
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Brabus V-MAX module

Does anyone know anything about this? I found a thread in here about thhis module changing the top speed from 130mph to 186mph, but I cant find anything on the internet about it. I guess Im just going to have to call Brabus after the weekend...
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ok...since no one seems to know anything about the Brabus module, I'll continue this thread on my own...I found what I need...the Brabus T12 ECU....here's the link to specs...it seems to be be an electronics upgrade only ( no engine mods) and simply reprograms the car's fueling, timing and top speed. It also adds 80HP and 140FT/LBS TQ....here's a link to the specs... http://www.brabus.com/en/deliver.php...1%20T12.EN.pdf

I haven't contacted the manufacturer as of yet, but will be getting pricing asap.
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