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90 km/h?

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by oppolo, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. also real trucks have a speed limiter not possible to unlock?
  2. Marcel vd Aa

    Marcel vd Aa
    AC Paint Guru

    same thing here, the physics mod sets it to 120 km/h but we have to wait for a new version because of the recent patch.
  3. They do in the UK, so I should imagine it's the same in the rest of europe.
  4. I am in Italy and I see trucks over 100 Km/h, so I asked this
  5. Installed my patch last night and it had no effect on the 120km/h mod. Still ran the speed without changing anything
  6. I know that Irish Trucks are often not limited to 56mph, so that might be the case in other parts of europe, but here in the UK it would be illegal to tamper with the limiter.
  7. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Irish trucks are legally supposed to be limited to 90 km/h, it is just that they get around this law by fitting illegal magnets to the gearbox to trick the speed sensor combined with other illegal things like making the digital tacho machine not log the driving record properly, The italians are part of the EU and also bound by the same rules the rest of europe are supposed to be following re: speed limiter maximum speeds.

    Generally speaking if a truck comes lairing past you it will either be Irish, Scottish, Romanian, Dutch or German, normally in that order :D

    The legal speed limit in the UK is 60mph despite the fact the EU limits us to 56mph .........gotta love the EU.
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  8. I didn't know that the Irish trucks were doing it like that!! Very naughty:O_o:.
  9. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Well that's the thing, a lot of it has stopped because the authorities have caught on to this trick and if you get caught they confiscate the truck, a potential jail sentence, and a massive fine to boot.

    The most common way to make a truck faster these days is to have a friendly Limiter station who will set the speed a little higher for you, at the same time you put smaller wheels on the truck for this process, when you have your official Limiter seal in place you then fit bigger wheels and the truck will go faster still because of the larger radius, that trick has been frowned upon now as well tho and now they have to write what size tyres were fitted when the Limiter was setup.

    As ever in every country there will be the cheaters and scammers not conforming to the rules tho, they will get caught eventually !!

    Only a couple of months back I was following a Romanian truck on my way home from work at around 4am, he hit the speed limiter wall at 70mph !!

    Also worth noting is that most truck tyres are only rated to around 65mph / 70mph max.

    Sorry to bore you all :D
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  10. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Not sure how it works nowadays, but not so long ago it wasn't that hard to stop the limiter from working. Yeah, you would mis an indicator light for instance, but pulling the right plugs made the speed increase a lot ;)

    However, IF you are caught with that, then you are in real trouble.
    Fines for not driving 80 (which is max speed for trucks in Netherlands) are pretty high as well, and with all the registration systems in the trucks, they can give you a fine weeks after the actual speeding.