HELLbilly_Dx Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:03am
Speed Govenor
Ok, So I've updated the engine on my MAN truck to the top engine and still can't seem to get past 55 mph. Is there a speed govenor on these trucks?
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&rom Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:21am 
Sure it is ;) Are you a TDU2 Veyron like racer or why would you need overspeeding? If you need a tweak then try to apply some mod that allows you to drive at up to 150mph or something which is quite unrealistic - this game is not about that imo.
HELLbilly_Dx Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:50am 
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.
Demache92 Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:32am 
Originally posted by HELLbilly_Dx:
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.
Yes, because in the EU, all trucks are electronically limited to 55 MPH (90 KPH) by law. Probably for a good reason going by some of the turns, you wouldn't want to go faster than that. It seems that getting a better engine is more about torque and acceleration then speed (even my bone stock low end Scania can get to 100+ KPH if the road is straight and flat enough). However, speed limiter mods are pretty easy to find.
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Keyboard Cat Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by HELLbilly_Dx:
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.

If you want a better chance at maintaining your speed on inclines, you really want to upgrade your engine. Also, as Demache mentioned, the extra acceleration is a really useful thing to have.
Demache92 Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:51am 
Originally posted by zOMGREI:
Originally posted by HELLbilly_Dx:
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.

If you want a better chance at maintaining your speed on inclines, you really want to upgrade your engine. Also, as Demache mentioned, the extra acceleration is a really useful thing to have.
Oh god those on ramps where you go uphill. Your basically crawling at 25 KPH and trying to merge on the freeway. I can't wait until I can afford to get a better engine.
HELLbilly_Dx Jan 23, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Thanks, I appreciate all the input and I've learned a good reason for a better engine.
Keyboard Cat Jan 23, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
Originally posted by Demache92:
Originally posted by zOMGREI:
Originally posted by HELLbilly_Dx:
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.

If you want a better chance at maintaining your speed on inclines, you really want to upgrade your engine. Also, as Demache mentioned, the extra acceleration is a really useful thing to have.
Oh god those on ramps where you go uphill. Your basically crawling at 25 KPH and trying to merge on the freeway. I can't wait until I can afford to get a better engine.

Yeah, those are the worst offenders. The single lane 270 degree turn on ramps in particular are horrible with the smaller trucks. You can't even try to fudge it by carrying extra speed into those, because the turn is so tight and abrupt that you'll just roll over.
wobbler Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
EU trucks have limiters, that stop them at, I believe, 56MPH
Grizzly Summoner Mar 20, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
Went up quarry with stock MAN truck... almost rolled back!
Bravey Mar 21, 2013 @ 4:12am 
Originally posted by Grizzly Summoner:
Went up quarry with stock MAN truck... almost rolled back!
I laughed, thanks man ;)
Chubzdoomer Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:38am 
Originally posted by ;864957817371670345:
No, I don't need to go 150mph. It was only a question mostly to try to understand the situation and to make smart decisions when it comes to upgrades. Seems there's very little point to upgrading my engine when it gains me nothing. In many areas, the speed limit is higher than 55mph, but I can't get there even with the best engine. So now I know.

Upgrading the engines has nothing to do with your top speed. It allows you to accelerate better when carrying heavy cargo, especially when going uphill. It's definitely worth it just for that perk alone.
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Grizzly Summoner Mar 21, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
I rented a top of the line volvo from the quick jobs section and used the no- limit mod.... That was a lot of fun, and extremely dangerous! At one point I rolled over but I hit a burn next to the road and it threw me back on my wheels only 2% damage!!! :D
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