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Old 05-01-2001, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Easy/cheap way to remove the rev limiter?

Like the topic says. I'd like to get rid of the rev limiter. That drop in rpms from first to second is finally pissing me off. So if I could rev a bit more like until 6.5k that'd be great. And no I wouldn't be revving more than that, I don't want to start getting valve float.

Anybody know of any cheap or easy way?
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Old 05-01-2001, 01:53 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure there is not one. A replacement ECU is the only way I've found and I am interested in the same thing. I need that extra few seconds in second for Autocross.
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Old 05-01-2001, 01:58 PM   #3
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Get a 'torque chip' from JC Sports...I think thats who makes it. It adds power and removes the rev limiter (to my knowlege). Its also cheaper than the tec-II. IMO its a good choice over the Tec-II if you are staying N/A.
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Old 05-01-2001, 02:20 PM   #4
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I wouldn't do it but there should be a wire you can cut to eliminate it.
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Old 05-01-2001, 02:39 PM   #5
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Well if you had a '98RS with a DOHC engine, you could rev to 6500. But unless you upgrade your internals, that limiter isn't just there to annoy you

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Old 05-01-2001, 08:24 PM   #6
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Go WOT in 5th until it won't go any faster, then downshift to first...that oughta' get rid of the rev limiter once and for all.

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Old 05-01-2001, 09:57 PM   #7
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i think that the jc sports TC2 only removes the speed limiter not the rev limiter.
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Old 05-02-2001, 07:09 AM   #8
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Thats correct the torque chip removes the speed limiter not the redline limiter.
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Old 05-02-2001, 08:10 AM   #9
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I wouldn't do it but there should be a wire you can cut to eliminate it.
This is the kind of thing I'm looking for. It's not that I just want to over-rev, and it's not just 300rpms you gain, but a better starting point in second gear as well. The decrease in gearing in those two gears is too much. Anybody else know of anything short of a replacement ECU?
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Old 05-02-2001, 09:00 AM   #10
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I believe the wire you would need to cut is the RPM signal wire from the engine...

The problem being without this signal the ECU will have no idea what the engine is doing and probably not even run.

My opinion learn to drive with the lower RPM or chage gear sets to get the rpms where you need them for whatever speed you want to be at.

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Old 05-02-2001, 10:13 AM   #11
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Like you said, I would have no tach then. That would be more counterproductive than useful.

And what exactly did you mean by learn to drive in the lower rpm's? I don't have the cash to get a shorter second (when I decided to open the tranny I'll do lots of things at the same time, ie. clutch/flywheel/tranny mounts). Besides my gears are short enough right now, I'm running on 205/45/16's. My only interest in this is getting better accel out of turns for SOLO I where I compete (basically the god damn U-turns).
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Old 05-02-2001, 01:27 PM   #12
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A lighter flywheel will help you rev faster if that's what you're looking for and a better clutch is going to help you get that power to the wheels in a more efficient manner.

If you're looking to get the car to rotate around the U-turns, tires and suspension mods are going to be your best bet though.

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Old 05-02-2001, 01:49 PM   #13
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How high do you have to rev the engine on an incline for you to go forward & not roll back?
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Old 05-02-2001, 01:51 PM   #14
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if you want higher rpms then you shouldve bought a civic si or integra

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