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Ok, before i get bashed, im just curious lol. I know the top speed before the limiter hits is 115 MPH. I was just curious what our cars will run if the limiter is removed. Again, im NOT doing this im just curious. I heard our drive shaft isnt capable of anything higher than 115 MPH but not sure if it is true or not. So, does anyone know what our cars Top Speed is with the limiter removed?
If not, any guesses?
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i have an 07 v6 with a pony package and decided that the integra heckling me needed to be shut up. so we raced on the interstate and i topped out at 120, then the ever-present governor kicked in and shot me back down. i still beat him though.
Last edited by Andy Matches; 12-02-2008 at 08:50 PM.
i was on the parkway a few months ago the last time i actually ran my car hard i was racing another 4.0 stang and supercharged cobalt. my car hit 118,119 and didnt give way just stuck there gas didnt stop giving just wouldnt go any higher. seems to hit 120 pretty easy so i would say 135/140
Ditto on high speeds with the stock tires: DONT DO IT!!! The stock tires are not rated for such high speeds. I don't know about y'all, but with the stockers, when I'd get up around 95+, the front end would start to feel a little light and "floaty". Changing to z-rated 17" tires completely eliminated that problem. So now at 100+ (at a track), it handles just fine..going straight at least!
As far as top speed. Well, on the dyno at least, in 4th gear with my auto, I saw it hit 145 @ 6K rpms with stock 3.31 gears. Of course I have the speed limiter removed and an aftermarket driveshaft. With a .7 reduciton in gear ratio in overdrive, 175 would be thoeretically possible for a short time.
There's not really anywhere around here though where you can safely drive that fast on public roads, so I don't try. (well, I can think of one place )
Keep it safe, everyone!
Mike - 2005 Stroked/Forged/Cammed V8 (5.0L.); twin-turbo build underway
- 2006 4.0 V6 with PH Turbo and TR6060
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