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Old 07-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Speed Limiter WTF!!!! (LFX)

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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I would hazard to guess it wasn't their choice.......blame the lawmakers
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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I would hazard to guess it wasn't their choice.......blame the lawmakers

Hazard my butt.... Does the SS top out at 118... I don't think so. They really made that car the red headed step child
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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No...it's limited to the top speed those 18"s are rated at...so if you buy an LS...you get the 118 mph speed limiter...but if you buy a 1LT or 2LT the limiter is set at 155 mph.
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No...it's limited to the top speed those 18"s are rated at...so if you buy an LS...you get the speed limiter...but if you buy a 1LT or 2LT the limiter is set at 155 mph.
its so much more fun to decide GM just arbitrarily set a limiter on a car to screw with their customers though I guess......
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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No...it's limited to the top speed those 18"s are rated at...so if you buy an LS...you get the speed limiter...but if you buy a 1LT or 2LT the limiter is set at 155 mph.
I have after market wheels. so what do I need to go to the dealer and have them change it or just wait for a tune, to switch everything
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
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You cant post about street racing on c5 this thread will likely be deleted. If you didnt have a base model your speed limiter would be at 155 but your LS limiter is 118. You wouldve lost anyways if you have a 2ls. & you need a tune to remove the limiter
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I have after market wheels. so what do I need to go to the dealer and have them change it or just wait for a tune, to switch everything
A tune will fix the problem but a dealer will not.
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If you want to remove the limiter, you need a tune. No way around it. All camaros without pirellis (1LS, 2LS, and 1LT non RS) are limited to 118. All the others are limited at 155
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #10
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If you want to remove the limiter, you need a tune. No way around it. All camaros without pirellis (1LS, 2LS, and 1LT non RS) are limited to 118. All the others are limited at 155
Some LS models including my car and a couple others on this site do not have there limiter set to 118. I guess some slipped through during production
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You cant post about street racing on c5 this thread will likely be deleted. If you didnt have a base model your speed limiter would be at 155 but your LS limiter is 118. You wouldve lost anyways if you have a 2ls. & you need a tune to remove the limiter

WOW. Where did anyone post about street racing?
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If you want to remove the limiter, you need a tune. No way around it. All camaros without pirellis (1LS, 2LS, and 1LT non RS) are limited to 118. All the others are limited at 155
I have a 1LT non-RS and it's limiter was NOT set at 118 mph before I got it tuned. My Synergy Edition came with 19" wheels and no 118 limit.

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WOW. Where did anyone post about street racing?
The original post might have mentioned a specific circumstance...lol...but I don't really recall officer.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #13
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I have a 1LT non-RS and it's limiter was NOT set at 118 mph before I got it tuned. My Synergy Edition came with 19" wheels and no 118 limit.



The original post might have mentioned a specific circumstance...lol...but I don't really recall officer.
I believe he was racing the 300 on a private closed course
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I have a 1LT non-RS and it's limiter was NOT set at 118 mph before I got it tuned. My Synergy Edition came with 19" wheels and no 118 limit.



The original post might have mentioned a specific circumstance...lol...but I don't really recall officer.
19" wheels came with pirellis setting the limiter to 155
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I just posted this yesterday, but here you go again:

As others have said, it has to do with the wheel/tire package the car comes with.

Check out the official Chevy specs here. Look on page 24, labeled "Performance." It shows the following:
  • ZL1 (manual coupe): 180 MPH
  • ZL1 (automatic coupe): 184 MPH
  • ZL1 (convertible, either auto or manual): 155 MPH
  • SS (any variety): 155 MPH
  • V6 (19" or larger wheels/tires): 155 MPH
  • V6 (18" wheels): 113 MPH

OP, the information has been available from the get-go. You could have known before buying. Now your only option (outside of selling and buying a different car) is to tune it out.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:22 AM   #16
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I just posted this yesterday, but here you go again:

As others have said, it has to do with the wheel/tire package the car comes with.


Check out the official Chevy specs here. Look on page 24, labeled "Performance." It shows the following:
  • ZL1 (manual coupe): 180 MPH
  • ZL1 (automatic coupe): 184 MPH
  • ZL1 (convertible, either auto or manual): 155 MPH
  • SS (any variety): 155 MPH
  • V6 (19" or larger wheels/tires): 155 MPH
  • V6 (18" wheels): 113 MPH
OP, the information has been available from the get-go. You could have known before buying. Now your only option (outside of selling and buying a different car) is to tune it out.
Thanks for the information. I didn't know about that. I got the car from my brother because he didn't want it anymore. he was the original owner
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I haven't found any roads yet that has a 150mph speed limit, so I don't know what my limiter is set at, I did set my speed warning to 80 though...
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #18
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I haven't found any roads yet that has a 150mph speed limit, so I don't know what my limiter is set at, I did set my speed warning to 80 though...
How do you do that Angrybird, that is set a warning at a certain speed limit? I have had my cars for 2months now and had no idea there was a feature like that. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #19
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How do you do that Angrybird, that is set a warning at a certain speed limit? I have had my cars for 2months now and had no idea there was a feature like that. Thanks in advance!
I believe it is in the gauge cluster. I remember seeing a setting for that.
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I believe it is in the gauge cluster. I remember seeing a setting for that.
Yes it's in the DIC menu where you check your tire pressures and oil life, there is a speed warning selection you can turn it on and set your desired upper speed limit, of course you can go faster it does not actually limit your top speed as its only a warning.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #21
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How do you do that Angrybird, that is set a warning at a certain speed limit? I have had my cars for 2months now and had no idea there was a feature like that. Thanks in advance!
I believe it is on the second menu in the DIC, click menu button once to get to second menu and scroll to speed warning and click set I think. Set your speed that you want the alarm to turn on by rotating the scroll knob. I am not sure the exact procedure but you should be able to figure it out. Make sure it is on. Around here we are limited to 55 MPH and state troopers start handing out tickets at 64/65 MPH and I have mine set at 62 or 63. You will get a chime like you left the keys in the ignition, if you have the windows down and the radio turned up you will likely not hear it. I tried to find the set procedure in the manual but it is vague, 2012 manual shows page 5-29 and it reads as follows:

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Old 07-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #22
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The tires are what limit your speed. The speed rating on the tire Z, H, etc. is what you're looking for.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #23
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I haven't found any roads yet that has a 150mph speed limit, so I don't know what my limiter is set at, I did set my speed warning to 80 though...
Speaking of that awesome perfect feature our car has try this:

Next time you valet park set it to 15mph.

It'll freak out the server....
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Thank you so much, this should help me out a bit in keeping this beast at low speeds and avoid getting myself into trouble. I usually never over speed but in the two month of my ownership there was a incident where I was making passes at 95-99mph on the freeway and did not even realize how fast I was going until I looked at my HUD/Speedometer and to top it off I did not even feel I was going that fast.

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When I first saw it, I laughed. I was like " who would want to bothered by this thing beeping. This was my first sports car and you don't get the same sense of speed in these cars as a regular car lol.
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