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Top speed limiter: how to tell which Stingers have it?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by Norskie, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Norskie

    Norskie United States New Member

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    At some point I'll be buying a Stinger GT/GT1/GT2 used.

    The Stingers that came with all-season tires have top speed limiters.

    In the used market, other than seeing the original window sticker, how can we tell that a specific unit has the speed limiter? Well, without actually trying to go that fast ... VIN # decoder?
     
  2. DaBears4Lyfe

    DaBears4Lyfe United States Active Member

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    Hello Norskie,

    You can tell by the wheel size. All of the 18" Wheels have the speed limiter.
     
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  3. Norskie

    Norskie United States New Member

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    And if the stock wheels were replaced?
     
  4. Luminary

    Luminary United States Active Member Staff Member Moderator Sustaining Member +

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    One of the neat things I have found is that KIA allows you to see the original Window Sticker online for any KIA vehicle, you just need the VIN number. I was able to look up all 7 of my previous KIA's through this tool, going back to 2005.

    https://www.kia.com/us/en/data/dealerinventory/windowsticker/YOURVINNUMBERHERE

    Hope this helps! :)

    Edit: I just noticed this may be for US cars only.
     
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  5. DaBears4Lyfe

    DaBears4Lyfe United States Active Member

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    Ahhh. You would have to look at the sticker then. If the OEM 18" Wheels were replaced it would still have the limiter. No good way of telling if they replaced them and dont note what the OEM wheels were.
     
  6. Norskie

    Norskie United States New Member

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    Excellent, thanks!
     
  7. NS_Stinger

    NS_Stinger Canada Active Member

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    Should also be able to tell by the wheel info sticker found in the drivers side door jam. That will always reference the specific wheels that came on the vehicle.
     
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    the door sticker listing the tire specs should also be a good indicator, if it shows 19" no limiter, 18" limiter.

    That or just get on the interstate during the test drive and find out for yourself :D
     
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  9. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    All of them have speed limiters; some are just faster than others. ;)
     
  10. Doel

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    do they? What's the limit of the GT? From what I've heard, the top speed is aero/power limited at 167.
     
  11. SOCAL2.0

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    just curious whats the limit on my 2.0 Premium and is it limited by software or HP?
     
  12. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    I never saw any "official" figure for the 2.0T. Or, for that matter, the 18" AWD; Kia only said (in rather fine print at the bottom of the brochure page) that AWD 18" has "reduced top speed". We know that the stated top speed of the 3.3TT is limited to 167 MPH. What the 2.0T is limited to is the same as the GT with 18" wheels and that is around 140 MPH; because the A/S Bridgestones that come as OEM are limited to 150 MPH rated. So even if the 2.0T came with 19" and summer Super Sport Michelin's (rated at 186+ MPH) I doubt it would hit the GT limit of 167. But we could encourage some 2.0T owner to unchip their car and push it to the limit. Nobody, as far as I know, has done this yet. :)
     
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