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This is a discussion on Governor???? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I recently had my car up to about 135 mph. It's a 2000 trans am and I just wanted to ...

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    Governor????

    I recently had my car up to about 135 mph. It's a 2000 trans am and I just wanted to know, Do our cars have governors and if so what does it top out at?
    2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.

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    i know a friend of mine had a 00 z28 and it had a fuel shut-off at 110. from what i understand it was because it didnt come with y (or z i forget...fucking letters) rated tires. as far as i know depending on what its geared at you should be good for 160 ish, do you remember what rpms you were at going 135?

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    I got my 02 ws6 up to 155, I have been told in another thread (check the 'how fast have you gone' thread) that I had another 10 left with a better tune in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptransam View Post
    I got my 02 ws6 up to 155, I have been told in another thread (check the 'how fast have you gone' thread) that I had another 10 left with a better tune in it.
    holy hell that is fast!!!

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    i think 150 or so stock is the norm i have taken my 01 ss vert 130 easily the wind gets pretty loud with the top down

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    Supposedly stock is limited by power only to around 166 mph, if you have a long enough straight away after u hit around 155 mph. A little work and tune and you can get on up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    i think 150 or so stock is the norm i have taken my 01 ss vert 130 easily the wind gets pretty loud with the top down
    That is very true, I actually have a funny story, my buddy and I were cruisin down a highway in illinois about 135, and he stuck his head out the t-tops and a bug hit him square in the forehead. He started bleeding. Funny as hell!

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    The car is governed at the speed rating of the tires

    168MPH for the Z rating

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    yeah each tire rating has a different governor rating.. i have had my needle buried...
    mines z rated... thought it was 167 but the guy above me said 168 so i guess go with that... you will have to find the window sticker or something to find yours out by whatever your tires were rated from the factorym then find a chart if its not z

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    i have heard 162mph

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    I thought all trans am's from the factory were z rated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    I thought all trans am's from the factory were z rated?
    no siree from what i understand there were different options.. maybe all ws6's were z rated tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig02ta View Post
    i have heard 162mph
    162 is correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict8 View Post
    162 is correct
    maybe mine is diff cuz its 02? cuz i have never had my gov kick in at all and i been up there

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    The ws6 package included the z-rated tires, all others got the standard rating of all seasons.

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    As far as I know, we don't have a governor of any sorts on the car. The only thing limiting your top speed is the power output of the motor. It tops out around the top of 5th, 6th is too tall a gear for stock to really push at higher RPMs. And tires no matter what they are rated are not gonna physically limit your top speed, now is it safe to go beyond their speed rating, prolly not, at least not for an extended period of time...LOL. not that I have ever done that...

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    i know there is a governor.. its just set very high

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    I know my car will hit 140 mph in fourth at 6500 rpm's wonder what it would top out at considering i have two more gears left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfletch2000 View Post
    I know my car will hit 140 mph in fourth at 6500 rpm's wonder what it would top out at considering i have two more gears left?
    those are very decent hp-tq numbers for you mods btw... good job, just imagine if you put some mean heads on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    maybe mine is diff cuz its 02? cuz i have never had my gov kick in at all and i been up there
    from my research I thought all 98-02 LS1'S were limited @162mph
    Maybe yours has been taken off

    but.......how did u know u were higher than 162 ??? u got a 200 mph speedo ??

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