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Old 11-03-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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New Camaro - Speed Limiter and Traction Control

OK, I just ordered a new 2SS/RS.
Let me start with the 2 items below that truly need to be changed. I am sure we will need to go to the aftermarket for this, but I hope someone is working on it NOW! I am sure you will have others.

#1 My other 2 Chevy's top out at 97 MPH. The speed limiter MUST go all together (just increasing it is not an option)

#2 The traction control needs to default to OFF!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:04 AM   #2
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I think someone had posted that the limiter is set to 150mph.
But removing it shouldn't be difficult as well as the traction control.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:09 AM   #3
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Get a tuner for the computer. Those should be easy issues to fix. A lot of people feel the same way as this is a performance car.

For a second there, I was worried this would be a thread about something not being good enough for you with regard the car.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:01 AM   #4
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Nothing MUST be changed. Both of your "musts" can be done with a cheap tuner.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:07 AM   #5
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OK, I just ordered a new 2SS/RS.
Let me start with the 2 items below that truly need to be changed. I am sure we will need to go to the aftermarket for this, but I hope someone is working on it NOW! I am sure you will have others.

#1 My other 2 Chevy's top out at 97 MPH. The speed limiter MUST go all together (just increasing it is not an option)

#2 The traction control needs to default to OFF!
Scott had mentioned ealier that the base LS would be limited to a speed significantly south of 155 mph, including a reference to tires and speed ratings.
Motor Trend tested an LT/RS with uplevel wheels/tires (Pirelli P Zero as on the SS?) and published that Chevrolet told them that car was limited at 155 mph.

Traction control will never come in the off position from the factory because of the potential for insurance issues...
SLP makes an easy-to-install module for 4th Gens that does reverse the factory default and it's pretty easyto remove the speed limiter/alter shift point etc. with a programmer or the right software.

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Old 11-03-2008, 07:36 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I hope there will be a quality tuner out for the Camaro SS soon after we get delivery. I will just need to plan on the tuner as the first aftermarket accessory. As far as I am concerned this would make it the perfect car period!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:11 AM   #7
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i don't think u can tune the traction control to default 'off' but i know someone on my other forum that rewired the button/circuitry...i'm not sure if it will work the same on our camaros but i can probably find the DIY if u want it
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:37 AM   #8
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A couple of things.........

The speed is limited based on the tire rating put on the car at the factory...it's done as a safety measure. (ever have a blowout at 100? ....trust me, you don't want to experience it.......)

...which begs the question: where are you going to go to drive the car over 150mph??? (and -- next question -- and I don't mean this to be a put-down -- but have you been thru an in-depth defensive/performance driving school.....I say this because many cars can go fast - but we tend to forget that you cannot override the rules of physics........)

As to defaulting the traction control to 'off' -- my question is "why?"
It's there for a reason - and the biggest one I can think of is to protect the driver from accidents. (.....and I should also add -- '...and anyone unfortunate enough to be near said driver when they do something to lose control of their vehicle.........)
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You can turn the Traction Control off... Just like in the Vette. Name:  smiley_slapacrossroom.gif
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:00 AM   #10
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My rear tires like the traction control button to be left alone.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #11
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A couple of things.........

The speed is limited based on the tire rating put on the car at the factory...it's done as a safety measure. (ever have a blowout at 100? ....trust me, you don't want to experience it.......)

...which begs the question: where are you going to go to drive the car over 150mph??? (and -- next question -- and I don't mean this to be a put-down -- but have you been thru an in-depth defensive/performance driving school.....I say this because many cars can go fast - but we tend to forget that you cannot override the rules of physics........)

As to defaulting the traction control to 'off' -- my question is "why?"
It's there for a reason - and the biggest one I can think of is to protect the driver from accidents. (.....and I should also add -- '...and anyone unfortunate enough to be near said driver when they do something to lose control of their vehicle.........)


Well said .. my thoughts exactly ..

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #12
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A couple of things.........

The speed is limited based on the tire rating put on the car at the factory...it's done as a safety measure. (ever have a blowout at 100? ....trust me, you don't want to experience it.......)

...which begs the question: where are you going to go to drive the car over 150mph??? (and -- next question -- and I don't mean this to be a put-down -- but have you been thru an in-depth defensive/performance driving school.....I say this because many cars can go fast - but we tend to forget that you cannot override the rules of physics........)

As to defaulting the traction control to 'off' -- my question is "why?"
It's there for a reason - and the biggest one I can think of is to protect the driver from accidents. (.....and I should also add -- '...and anyone unfortunate enough to be near said driver when they do something to lose control of their vehicle.........)
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Well said .. my thoughts exactly ..

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There ya' go. Thanks for not making this another complaint thread
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #13
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glad your in KY and im in WA so i wont be around the crash that happens when you have the TC off and hit some gravel......
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:56 AM   #14
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Go visit the Corvette Forum and see how many folks swear by the current version of TC/AH as it's implemented in the vette. I know it saved my butt twice at Road America during HSDE's. And unless you were in over your head it never got in the way, and it was nice knowing it was there should I over drive my skills.

Why any one would want the TC in the OFF mode upon start up is beyond me. In the vette you can turn off the TC and leave the AH on (called Competition Mode) or you can hold the button for 5 seconds and turn off BOTH TC/AH and play hero.
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