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    thx, wasn't sure....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhpress1 View Post
    ok i have 1 more request. i heard that the top speed on this car is determined by the size of the tires 18" vs 19"....is there a way to chg that thru the vagcom?

    if so, how?

    thx again
    dhpress: hmm........ I had read somewhere that following Trump's elevation to POTUS that America had adopted neo-liberal values (by which I mean - minimal Government intervention) for everything in the country! Clearly I've been mis-informed: our RoW model cars down here in the very deep south don't have this form of nanny-ware - which is why we can do this:



    Also, if I can add to Uwe's response (remember my penchant for wanting to steal his thunder), my RoW model mk7 has an interesting entry in the long-coding-helper-screen for Byte 6 of the Engine module (@ address hex01)



    As I have said above and notwithstanding Bit 2, we don't have speed limit protection down-under (where women glow and men chunder) - this is confirmed by the setting in the screen-shot. So, I have never had a need to play with these settings.

    As a comparison, I've pulled the following details from a 2017 Golf Variant, 1.8T CXBB that Jef posted on the unbroken-car reference thread HERE - which I assume is an NAR model.

    Code:
    Address 01: Engine (J623-CXBB)       Labels:. 06K-907-425-V1.clb
       Part No SW: 8V0 906 264 L    HW: 06K 907 425 B
       Component: 1.8l R4 TFSI  H13 0002  
       Revision: --H13---    
       Coding: 311D00322466002F1000
       Shop #: WSC 00066 790 00064
       ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM18TFS0208V0906264L 001003
       ROD: EV_ECM18TFS0208V0906264L.rod
       VCID: C5CD524244D03163B4-8090
    
    No fault code found.
    Readiness: 1010 0101
    If I parse the coding for this module through my handy-dandy code-string to hex/binary converter, I get the following:
    Code:
    Byte	Hex	Binary
    0	31	00110001
    1	1D	00011101
    2	00	00000000
    3	32	00110010
    4	24	00100100
    5	66	01100110
    6	00	00000000
    7	2F	00101111
    8	10	00010000
    9	00	00000000
    Now-while I acknowledge that my RoW Golf mk7 has a different engine module, notice the hex/binary value for Byte 6 on Jef's NAR Golf Variant.

    I assume that the software switches for speed limiters that are available on (some/most?) RoW cars are embedded in module firmware in (most/all?) NAR cars - thereby making them less accessible to Americans.

    IMHO, it's an interesting comparison of how different countries manage this matter - I think!

    I have absolutely no doubt that American drivers are as competent as their counterparts in RoW countries - but could it be that the simple act of you guys driving on the "wrong" side of the road makes your NAR cars inherently more dangerous at high speed? Only joking - it's a rhetorical question

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    well don, while you hear right my car was made under the last administration that wanted the govt to control everything, lololol

    i'll give that a 'look', might not mess with it but it's interesting to say the least.

    enjoy your friday mate.
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    Tires... Lower speed-rated tires are cheaper, and in the over-litigious American society, no car manufacturer would sell a new car that wasn't limited to the rated speed of the tires they've installed on it.

    Then there's the fact that the highest speed limit in all of North America is 85 mph, and that's only on a very few roads in Texas.



    10 over is generally pretty safe, but if you get caught doing more than 20-30 over, "You're in a heap of trouble, boy."

    So most people do not object to a speed limiter of, say, 130 mph.

    Anyway, I'd be very surprised if whatever limit DP's car is set to can readily be changed.

    But I wouldn't mind being proven wrong.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    totally agree uwe....it's a bit late to be messing around in the garage now but i am going to check in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Tires... Lower speed-rated tires are cheaper, and in the over-litigious American society, no car manufacturer would sell a new car that wasn't limited to the rated speed of the tires they've installed on it.

    Then there's the fact that the highest speed limit in all of North America is 85 mph, and that's only on a very few roads in Texas.



    10 over is generally pretty safe, but if you get caught doing more than 20-30 over, "You're in a heap of trouble, boy."

    So most people do not object to a speed limiter of, say, 130 mph.

    Anyway, I'd be very surprised if whatever limit DP's car is set to can readily be changed.

    But I wouldn't mind being proven wrong.

    -Uwe-
    Check out "Tom Hanks about German Autobahn" on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadez16 View Post
    Check out "Tom Hanks about German Autobahn" on Youtube.
    I think that deserves an embed:

    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    I can't stop LMFAO....hilarious

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    1 more question for the group....is there a way to increase the number of blinks when i use the lane change signal. currently it's set to 3, i'd like to make it 4 or maybe 6?

    thx agin
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhpress1 View Post
    1 more question for the group....is there a way to increase the number of blinks when i use the lane change signal. currently it's set to 3, i'd like to make it 4 or maybe 6?
    In your BCM, there should be an Adaptation channel:
    IDE04923-ENG116587 -- Turn signal control - Komfortblinken Blinkzyklen

    Check whether it's currently set to 3. If so, you can try setting it to 4 or 5, but 5 is generally the limit.

    There may also be some "MMI Reset" necessary for the change to "take".

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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