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    top speed?

    k, first id like to say that i know going in excess of the speed limit is illegal and very dangerous. with that said, whats the fastest youve ever gone? i know going down the highway, no one is around and its one of those days (you know, the days that you just want to drive, one of those indescribable feelings), its impossiable to not mash the throttle and go. If you drive an fbody and dont push it to its potential, its just wrong.
    Me? personally id like to pleade the fifth..

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    ive had mine up to 165 while racing someone. I could have kept going but i figured i proved my point and it was REALLY FAST!!! I DEFINITLY dont recomend doing it unless you have all the proper mods and some damn good tires! Ive read about some people here going 170-180. So these cars will haul ass!

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    How did you know you were going 165 when our speedometers only go up to 155? I have seen aftermarket speedometers that go up to 200mph so I do know its possible.

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    the 165 is an estimate sorry i should have mentioned that. I was on the highway and it was buried! It was buried for a while so it may have been 160 or 170 or more but i am sure it was at least 160 cause it was buried for a little while and i kept going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblesramair
    the 165 is an estimate sorry i should have mentioned that. I was on the highway and it was buried! It was buried for a while so it may have been 160 or 170 or more but i am sure it was at least 160 cause it was buried for a little while and i kept going!
    I have heard that top speed for stock is 166, I dont know what you have to do to get it to make better than that or if there is something that will slow you down or cut off in the computer. But that is just what I have heard and the guy I bought mine off of told me.

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    According to most of the information ive seen, the limitor is set to 155 for totally stock cars.

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    130 for me in this car and that was racing the 3000GT VR4 see "Wreck Kill Stories". Did 170 on my bike back when I was crazy (last thursday). I have a 98 and from what I can see mine is Drag Limited to 157. I know even the little hand held computer programs can remove that.

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    the limiter is set to like 120-125 on f-bodies that came from the factory with non-Z rated tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delinquent543
    k, first id like to say that i know going in excess of the speed limit is illegal and very dangerous. with that said, whats the fastest youve ever gone? i know going down the highway, no one is around and its one of those days (you know, the days that you just want to drive, one of those indescribable feelings), its impossiable to not mash the throttle and go. If you drive an fbody and dont push it to its potential, its just wrong.
    Me? personally id like to pleade the fifth..

    Nobody on this site drives that fast over the speed limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblesramair
    the 165 is an estimate sorry i should have mentioned that. I was on the highway and it was buried! It was buried for a while so it may have been 160 or 170 or more but i am sure it was at least 160 cause it was buried for a little while and i kept going!
    wernt you scared of braking the needle or having it get stuck at 155? Because I have heard storied and seen pictures of that.

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    wernt you scared of braking the needle or having it get stuck at 155? Because I have heard storied and seen pictures of that.
    honestly i never heard of that till now. Besides i was more focused on not crashing! It was an open highway, but i had my g/f in the car she was actually loving it!

    i reprogrammed my computer to elimate the governor. Im pretty sure its just the tire rating that makes you have it governed at 155 once you rate it at a higher tire rating then it changes you top speed

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    either way i know i buried the speedo and i was still going!

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    To my knowledge, WS6s do not have a govern on it.

    I had some fun on the highway last night, hit 145 and backed out of it, and it was pulling pretty good too.

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    IIRC, the speed limiter is set at ~162.

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    I have heard the top speed on a factory WS6 6spd is 157-162. I thought I read somewhere years ago that 162 is the limit. I did 119 at the 'track'

    PS - The cops where i live ARE seriously. Points, fines, tickets, and in some cases impound......

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    I had mine in Germany when I was stationed there and I used to drive on the autobahn at 100mph on a daily basis. I've pinned the needle so 155+ I burned out my cruise control because I used to set it at 120mph

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    I have set my cruise control at 150mph before,
    My stock speed limiter cuts off at 168mph but I used a hypertech to change it to 255mph not like the car can go that fast but I can at least run the car to everything it has, I have hit around 170 mph or so and let off.

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    How do you guys know how fast you are going when the speedo goes up to 155MPH?

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    buried my too,and it took a long time to start moving so maybe 165...
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