Zero speed restrictions on your F150 sounds like a terrific idea, but is it a good kind of terrific or a bad kind?

Well, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Speed Governor Removal is an easy thing to do, as you can bypass that with just a tuner, but there are a few extra investments involved.

Keep reading to see how to go about the whole thing and if you’re going to have to deal with any far-reaching issues.

How To Remove Speed Limiter On Ford F150?

You can use the SCT BDX tuner to remove the speed limiter from your Ford F150. That’s what most F150 drivers as well as a lot of Ford Raptor, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, and Ford Mustang ones use to get rid of the Speed Limit.

Some other users also like using the SCT X4 because it’s more user-friendly, but the BDX is more reliable as it’s newer.

Warning:  If you go for this, you must get new tires and a driveshaft with a higher speed rating to steer clear of potential blowouts.

Here’s how you can remove the speed limiter from your Ford F150 using the tuner:

  1. Download SCT BDX tuner updater software.
  2. Update the SCT BDX tuner.
  3. Connect the updated SCT BDX tuner to the truck.
  4. Turn the key on and select “Program Vehicle” on the tuner.
  5. Disable the speed limiter in the tuner settings.
  6. Optionally adjust the rev limiter, idle speed, and other performance settings.
  7. Approve changes and initiate the tuning process.
  8. Wait for the tuner to download and program the vehicle’s PCM.
  9. Turn off the vehicle key when programming is complete.
  10. Access gauges on the tuner to monitor real-time data.

Once you’ve got all that taken care of, go for a test drive to feel the performance changes and confirm the speed limiter removal by testing the top speed in a safe area. This process will work on F150s from 2010 to 2023.

How To Disable Mykey Speed Limit In Ford F150?

If speed limit troubles persist, it might be the Ford MyKey causing it. It’s a feature of both the F150 models and some Ford Explorer models.

With MyKey on, you’re stuck at 80 mph, and your radio will have half volume limit. Another sign of it being on is that you need to have seatbelts clicked in with the occupied seats whenever you try to hit the road and enjoy the tunes.

Note: You’ll need to put the admin key into the ignition, which is an extra key that always comes with your truck. Make sure to use it for this process.

Here’s the process for turning off MyKey speed limiter on your Ford F-150:

  1. Access the main menu on your truck’s display.
  2. Navigate to “Settings” and then “Advanced Settings.”
  3. Select “My Key” and locate the option to clear My Keys.
  4. Press “Clear My Keys” and confirm the action.
  5. Hold down the “OK” button until you see the message, “All keys have been cleared.”
  6. Exit the menu and remove the key with the MyKey settings.
  7. Start the truck and verify that the MyKey speed limit feature is now disabled.

Is It Bad To Remove The Speed Limiter?

Not quite. However, getting rid of the MyKey speed limiter or the factory-set speed limit in an F-150 isn’t the best idea, either.

To put it simply, you won’t get much out of doing it if you’re just using the truck for regular work, as you’ll rarely need to go far past the usual speed limits – which are usually set around 110 mph (107 mph for the Ford Raptor).

Upsides of Removing Speed Limiter

  • Ditching the speed limiter lets you hit higher top speeds, which is handy for specific driving needs or just personal preference.
  • You can customize your driving experience based on what works best for you, fitting the truck to a T with your driving style.
  • You’ll have enhanced control and be able to do quick maneuvers (like overtakes or merges) confidently.
  • In some cases, you can handle heavy loads much easier and with more control once you take the limiter off.

Drawbacks of Removing Speed Governor

  • Remember, speed limits exist for safety. Removing them might lead to riskier driving. Blowouts are only one of the few risks.
  • Be aware of the legal consequences of driving above speed limits; it could lead to fines or other issues.
  • Modifying factory settings might impact your vehicle warranty, so check the manufacturer’s guidelines.


Can you remove the speed limiter with Forscan?

No, Forscan is better fit for diagnostics. It’s best if you use a tuner, as they’re optimized to perform such tasks much more reliably.

How much does it cost to have a speed limiter removed?

Removing a speed limiter can cost anywhere from $200 to $500, depending on your F150’s year and trim. If you go the DIY route with an SCT tuner, expect a similar cost of around $400.

What else can be done to make your F150 faster?

If you want to add more oomph to your F150, you can throw in a cold air intake, slap on a performance exhaust, and tune up the engine with a custom setup.

Final Thoughts

So, are you going to get that limiter off and start zooming? Either way, if you’re mostly tearing it up on tracks, that’s great, have at it.

But for regular road cruising, you might want to stick to speed limits to keep everyone safer.

And while you’re at it, make sure to glance over your local laws about messing with your ride to stay out of trouble.

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