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Old 05-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Anyone go over 118 yet in a V-6?

I have read on here many times and have seen on the Chevy website myself the little mssg about tire size/speed rating giving different top speeds (118-155) on the V-6, but I heard from a very, very reliable source that EVERY V-6 is set to 118 regardless of tires size/speed rating. I'm curious, any V-6 owners that have had their car over 118 without reprogramming anything? Also, it seems like every V-6 should have the same top speed cause I imagine at the production level, changing the top speed governor on each V-6 depending on what tire size that Camaro has would be a nightmare???
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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I thought the automatics had it governed ( I saw 115 or 105 ), the manuals were not governed.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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It is not the tranny, it is the tires that were original ordered.

18" slower
19-20" faster
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:59 PM   #4
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I thought the automatics had it governed ( I saw 115 or 105 ), the manuals were not governed.

Manual V-6s get the limited slip, Auto V-6s do not, if maybe that is what you were thinking of?




Someone go find a open stretch of road and get on it, we need a definate answer 118 or 155
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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I think its weird that both the SS and LT's are governed at 157. I bet its more the V6 is drag limited to about 157 and the V8 has a true governor.
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I just can't see a 304 HP Camaro being governed at 118 if it is capable of so much more than that. Could be wrong, and if so, that governor is comin off!
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #7
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I just can't see a 304 HP Camaro being governed at 118 if it is capable of so much more than that. Could be wrong, and if so, that governor is comin off!
It's the TIRES. The 18" tires that you get on specific models are NOT rated to go any faster than 118 miles per hour!

Once you get the 19's on there the tires are rated much higher at 155 mph. that is why the LS and 1LT is speed limited that low.

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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 05-21-2009, 07:12 PM   #8
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Besides the RS package, there is another way to get the higher speed rated tires on a 1LT ... the "Q9B" option ... polished 19" wheels give you the same tires as the 2LT.

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #9
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I can say for a FACT that a V-6 2LT is NOT governed at 115, I have run my 2LT at 140 on a freshly paved stretch of freeway and I cruised right along for about a mile. I had pedal left, but did not want to push it. I have an automatic tranny and in sport mode it shifted into 6th gear at 125 MPH.

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:25 PM   #10
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Where is Brand New Stretch of Freeway located? I bet that track is fun!
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:03 AM   #11
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I can say for a FACT that a V-6 2LT is NOT governed at 115, I have run my 2LT at 140 on a brand new stretch of freeway and I cruised right along for about a mile. I had pedal left, but did not want to push it. I have an automatic tranny and in sport mode it shifted into 6th gear at 125 MPH.
well that proves the tires on the 19" wheels ain't limited to 118
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #12
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if you order the RS package on the 1LT, will it be limited at 155?
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #13
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as been stated before, its only the base LS model with the 18" wheels that is limited to 118.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:20 PM   #14
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cool, and to remove the limiter all together?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:36 AM   #15
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cool, and to remove the limiter all together?
tune, but i don't see the point, the v6 ain't gonna go that fast and if you mod it to do so you better make sure you have some z rated tires because if you blow a tire that can't handle those speeds you are gonna be in serious trouble

and if it's just to say my car can eventually go faster then yours that's just stupid it doesn't matter how fast your car can go, it's how fast you've taken it
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Wow........where do you guys drive at? The speed limit where I usually drive is 55 and I push it to 80 sometimes. But when I drove to KY in April I was sitting on 100 when I passed a cop with two other cars with me and he didn't pull out to come after any of us. Made really good time that day. I guess he may have thought of "Hey officer I was just going with the flow of traffic" and YES I have been to drivers school before......I picked the 2LT RS so maybe I can't get any or at least less tickets with it........because I know once you step on the big brother she is going to move and will get up there pretty quick.......just saying V6 is going to be plently for me.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:33 AM   #17
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Wow........where do you guys drive at? The speed limit where I usually drive is 55 and I push it to 80 sometimes. But when I drove to KY in April I was sitting on 100 when I passed a cop with two other cars with me and he didn't pull out to come after any of us. Made really good time that day. I guess he may have thought of "Hey officer I was just going with the flow of traffic" and YES I have been to drivers school before......I picked the 2LT RS so maybe I can't get any or at least less tickets with it........because I know once you step on the big brother she is going to move and will get up there pretty quick.......just saying V6 is going to be plently for me.
haha thats your problem you live in Carrollton lol way to much traffic but the good news is there is some back roads over there that you can get some driving time, well i have anyways lol

and the cops there are dicks so you got lucky lol, i would say stay in dallas county the police are a lot cooler there (at least for me sense my dad is a lt. there lol)
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:43 AM   #18
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tune, but i don't see the point, the v6 ain't gonna go that fast and if you mod it to do so you better make sure you have some z rated tires because if you blow a tire that can't handle those speeds you are gonna be in serious trouble

and if it's just to say my car can eventually go faster then yours that's just stupid it doesn't matter how fast your car can go, it's how fast you've taken it
if you get any wheels better than 18 they are Z rated tires.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:23 AM   #19
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Dont quote me, but I could have sworn it was common knowledge that the SS was limited at 155. I dont know about the V6 tho...
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:32 AM   #20
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Dont quote me, but I could have sworn it was common knowledge that the SS was limited at 155. I dont know about the V6 tho...
it is limited to 155, and if you have a v6 with 19,20,21 wheels you are also limited at 155
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tune, but i don't see the point, the v6 ain't gonna go that fast
How fast do you think it could go without a limiter? That V6 is no slouch.

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I was sitting on 100 when I passed a cop with two other cars with me and he didn't pull out to come after any of us.
BTDT. I think some cops would rather respond to your fatal accident than risk their own trying to chase you down. If you're doing 100 and it takes them ten seconds (assuming they've got a fast car) to break into traffic and get up to speed, how fast will they have to go to catch up to you before the next exit? Pretty damned fast...
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #22
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How fast do you think it could go without a limiter? That V6 is no slouch.
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whoa i'm not knocking the 6 at all but stock i don't see it going past 160, i just don't see it going faster because of drag and you are gonna need a pretty good amount of open straights to reach that, remember at those speeds you cover a lot of ground fast
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Oh yeah, past 160 might be tough with the .36 drag coefficient and quite a bit of frontal area.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:56 AM   #24
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I got mine up to 110mph but I let off the gas before the governor kicked in
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I have a LT1 and got it to 110 so far...............
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