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Old 03-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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Why is the V6 automatic limited to 115mph?

Not that I'll ever go 115mph, I'm just curious as to the reasoning of the limitation.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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seriously tho, its due to the speed rating of the tires. use the search button
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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size 18 tires tops off at 118. 19,20 tires tops off at 155.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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Well, I'll be having 20"s on my 2LT/RS.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:36 PM   #7
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then you're fine.

its on the Camaro site.
M6 or A6, its an electronic limiter placed at build based on the shoes it comes with.
Only the LS and 1LT sport the 18s, the 1LT does have the RS option available to give it 20s. That would get set you to the higher limit.
The 2LT has base 19s anyway so it would be set to 155 regardless
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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I always figure if you cant hit the top speed in the quarter than you don't need to go anyy faster
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #9
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Where do you find out all this info?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #10
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I have found a lot fn the specs on the new camaro builder that GM put up Monday.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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Well, I'll be having 20"s on my 2LT/RS.
It's not the size, it's the speed rating!

get Y or Z vice H and then modify your limiter
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:19 PM   #12
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It's not the size, it's the speed rating!

get Y or Z vice H and then modify your limiter
except all but the 18s are rated higher
only the LS and an un-optioned 1LT would ship with 18s
everthing else would be set to 155

Go look at the build site, on the home page Perfomance 01
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118mph(18-inch tires)/155mph (19/20/21-inch tires)
**all models electronically limited**
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then you're fine.

its on the Camaro site.
M6 or A6, its an electronic limiter placed at build based on the shoes it comes with.
Only the LS and 1LT sport the 18s, the 1LT does have the RS option available to give it 20s. That would get set you to the higher limit.
The 2LT has base 19s anyway so it would be set to 155 regardless
Starky I'm just bumping this to make sure you see it. The car your ordering is not limited, only the LS and 1LT with the 18s will be limited to 115.
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I always figure if you cant hit the top speed in the quarter than you don't need to go anyy faster
You probably haven't driven much in the western states where the roads are straight and there are long distances between pockets of people. My '68 Cadillac Fleetwood and '85 VW Quantum weren't great at 1/4 miles speeds, but cruised at 110 just fine.
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It's not the size, it's the speed rating!

get Y or Z vice H and then modify your limiter
its not the size that matters, its how you use it
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:05 PM   #18
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It's not the size, it's the speed rating!

get Y or Z vice H and then modify your limiter
Just replace your tires with higher rated 19'S.

I believe the SS's are aero limited just like the SS Cobalts.
GM if I remember correctly stated the SS Cobalt could not
exceed 148, however I've had mine up to 155 just after I broke it in.
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You probably haven't driven much in the western states where the roads are straight and there are long distances between pockets of people. My '68 Cadillac Fleetwood and '85 VW Quantum weren't great at 1/4 miles speeds, but cruised at 110 just fine.
Yup! My '65 Fleetwood would LUNGE from 80 to 100 without hesitation...with $29 crap-o tires on it! Sigh...the one that got away...
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except all but the 18s are rated higher
only the LS and an un-optioned 1LT would ship with 18s
everthing else would be set to 155

Go look at the build site, on the home page Perfomance 01
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118mph(18-inch tires)/155mph (19/20/21-inch tires)
**all models electronically limited**
the stock tires are that way.

the wheel size don't affect the speed rating. if they wanted to put some Y-rated tires on the 18" wheels, they could've, but they went with some lower-speed all-seasons.



ps - there's plenty of threads discussing this topic.
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i wonder if you get the ls and buy z rated tires that the dealer can boost up the max speed?
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i wonder if you get the ls and buy z rated tires that the dealer can boost up the max speed?
i doubt the dealer would, but anybody with an OBD2 tuner can
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i wonder if you get the ls and buy z rated tires that the dealer can boost up the max speed?
I doubt they would. not to mention, you dont need to be going that fast
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #24
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that is true i have a car that tops off at 120 that is plenty fast enough.
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I doubt they would. not to mention, you dont need to be going that fast
i think that's subjective
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