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This is a discussion on 3.8 speeds within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hey im just wonderin what the top end on the 3.8L camaros and bird is? anybody kno or have a ...

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    Question 3.8 speeds

    hey im just wonderin what the top end on the 3.8L camaros and bird is? anybody kno or have a site i can look at?? and im talkin stock no mods at all?

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    118 on the speed limiter. Otherwise around 130-135ish probably.

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    so they are limited to 118??? any way u can change that?

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    a tuner or a handheld programmer can turn it off or change it.

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    same on the LS1?? to change the limiter i mean?

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    I did 120 on my old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imprtkillr2810 View Post
    same on the LS1?? to change the limiter i mean?
    yes, you change the limiter on both V6 and V8 the same way. thought the CPU

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    it definitely seemed to me like if there was no limiter that it could've done 150 or at least 140

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    well there are limiters on ones with non Z-rated factory tires.

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    i have had the RS up past the 125 on the speedo. idk if that was a true reading or not.

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    Those 3.8s have a harder fight against momentum up top but they eventually get it rolling.

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    It really depends what gears you have to figure your actual top speed when the limiter is programmed out. With the Y87 package, on A4, the 3.42s will get you to about 130-135, but with 3.08s you can get past that, probably 140+, it just takes longer to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7 View Post
    Those 3.8s have a harder fight against momentum up top but they eventually get it rolling.
    you dont fight against momentum, momentum is in the direction of travel, your car fights against wind / air resistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by imprtkillr2810 View Post
    so they are limited to 118??? any way u can change that?
    Yep. Buy a V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    you dont fight against momentum, momentum is in the direction of travel, your car fights against wind / air resistance
    hahaha, that lil bit of wind doesn't even count, hahaha, I'd say its momentum because it has to get more of it to get going, fighting against wind would only be to maintain the speed at which the fight begins. Think about it fighting against wind... The wind only gets stronger. At a speed that you're fighting wind, you're pretty much done.

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    i have a GTP 3.8 supercharged and i topped out a 143mph that shouldn't help you out, but i just wanted share lol

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