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    How fast will my 2001 SS go ?

    I am dying to find out what my car will do top end. From my online research I have found out it is governed @ 160 m.p.h. Is that true ? If so how can I ungovern it ? I am to chicken to open it up all the way. I have went 110 m.p.h. a few times but always let off. lol . Whats the fastest all u other guys have went ?

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    SS's shouldnt have a governor on them. i have personally hit 250k/160mph on the odometer in mine, before some moron pulled out in front of me on the highway. it was still picking up speed. in sixth the rpms were just about at 2000.
    really, how can you miss a big bright orange coming at you doing over twice the speed you are?!!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgray8 View Post
    I am dying to find out what my car will do top end. From my online research I have found out it is governed @ 160 m.p.h. Is that true ? If so how can I ungovern it ? I am to chicken to open it up all the way. I have went 110 m.p.h. a few times but always let off. lol . Whats the fastest all u other guys have went ?
    Open the hood of your Camaro, and look towards the upper right hand side. There is a small switch there labelled "160 m.p.h. Governator". Switch it to the off position and you are good to go.

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    If you look over the passenger side wheel well under the hood there should be a lone red wire with a quick disconect. it is used for tuning the car's timeing. if you disconnect it you can cram any timeing down the computers throat untill you plug it back in. this will disable any speed block if you have it. got mine to burry the needel when I was out in Montana. I had also already used the hypertech power programer. I don't know if it acutly has a speed block or not so I just but it up the the max 225mph (I think). Any way, unless you have a lot of straight road with plenty of visibility the speed block shoud never pose a problem for you if it has on at all. The red wire trick works on almost all OBDII GM products as well. usualyl in the same location. Be forwarned, the wire will also disable tachomiter and rev limiter, you will have to shift on the pipe alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE EYE View Post
    SS's shouldnt have a governor on them. i have personally hit 250k/160mph on the odometer in mine, before some moron pulled out in front of me on the highway. it was still picking up speed. in sixth the rpms were just about at 2000.
    really, how can you miss a big bright orange coming at you doing over twice the speed you are?!!!?
    Your RPM quote has to be wrong. In sixth at 160 mph, you will NOT be doing 2000 rpm's. Mine does 1700 rpm at 80 mph. It would have to be 4000 +/- with 3.42 or more rear end.

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    156 with rpm's round 4000 to 4500 in 6th gear, to busy taking a picture of the speedo with my phone to notice rpm's

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    Quote Originally Posted by badazta View Post
    156 with rpm's round 4000 to 4500 in 6th gear, to busy taking a picture of the speedo with my phone to notice rpm's
    Sounds about right. Glad you didn't get too photogenic at that particular moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONE EYE View Post
    SS's shouldnt have a governor on them. i have personally hit 250k/160mph on the odometer in mine, before some moron pulled out in front of me on the highway. it was still picking up speed. in sixth the rpms were just about at 2000.
    really, how can you miss a big bright orange coming at you doing over twice the speed you are?!!!?
    no all camaros and firebirds have governors on them..it has to do with the speed rating of the tires...depending on what tires you have on now..the speedo will be off...since at those speeds tires deform slightly..so yea the speedo said 160..but you probbally only going 155ish..so thats why you were still pulling

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    ive only had mine up to about 120
    old man has had it up to 135....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redss2000 View Post
    ive only had mine up to about 120
    old man has had it up to 135....
    pussys j/k...in all reality..most people will hit the limiter..maybe between 1-5 times..shits scary when your going 160
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    if that dont kill your pads/rotors

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    I had my ss up to 135,then i thought of the guy who built the tires.My life is now dependant on him.I let off.

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    I've been to 135 and it i wanted more, but you need a lot of road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    if that dont kill your pads/rotors
    ya no kidding! the corner was a very long turn so i only slowed down to like 115 and just coasted the rest of the way.

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    i was raceing an srt-4 on a count road, he claimed his car could do 150+, and he wanted to race and top our cars out. i was ahead of him the whole way, and i ony had mine up to 143 befor i let off, i have an a4 with 2.73 gears, and i was at 5800 rpms in third, the 4th gear shifted and thats when i let off. i just have a z28 tho, not an ss

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    HPTuners says that the governor is set at 162 mph from the factory for 2001 LS1 Camaros. I only hit the governor once racing a 2002 Z06 on the interstate. It sucked because it just cut the engine off. I've since had the governor bumped up. I don't think that you can completely erase the governor with HPTuners, but you can bump it up to like 256 mph so that there is no way you could hit it.

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    I've had my 98 T/A up to 150mph, but had to slow down because I was approaching a curve. My older brother has had his SS to 155mph+ and he says it was still picking up speed before he let off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR71 View Post
    I've had my 98 T/A up to 150mph, but had to slow down because I was approaching a curve. My older brother has had his SS to 155mph+ and he says it was still picking up speed before he let off.
    Sooooooooooo.... who wins when you line em up??

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