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This is a discussion on Does My V6 Have A Governor? within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ive never shut my car off before, and was wondering if it had a governor, and about what speed it ...

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    Does My V6 Have A Governor?

    Ive never shut my car off before, and was wondering if it had a governor, and about what speed it would shut off...thanks.

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    Stock I think about 125

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Stock I think about 125

    thats about right, depends on what tires came on your car from the factory

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    it wont do 125, its mechanically limited to 118, with an a4 anyway, once your in 4th gear, at about 5k rpms, the wind resistance overpowers your motor. It doesnt shut down or anything, but it doesnt sound like a happy car, and just wont go any faster, mines a 95, yours is a 2000, so who knows, maybe it will do 125, but 118 is only 7 less, you wont be doing it that often.

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    what do the stock tires matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000silverbullet View Post
    what do the stock tires matter?
    Tires are speed rated, some tires are only rated to do 120MPH, some 140MPH, others 160MPH etc. If you have tires on your car that are only rated for 120MPH, your top speed limiter would be set at 120MPH.
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    Yea but what are the odds that you still have factory tires?

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    I had a stock 98 V6 M6 ( or M5..whatever they had, I was 18, can't remember ) and I went 125 easily without any signs of running out of speed. I also shut it down right when it hit 125, so who knows what would have happened if I kept going.

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    First of all it was a 5 speed.
    But yea the M5 could top out later then the A4. The A4 stopped at 125, M5 top at out at like 135-140

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Tires are speed rated, some tires are only rated to do 120MPH, some 140MPH, others 160MPH etc. If you have tires on your car that are only rated for 120MPH, your top speed limiter would be set at 120MPH.



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    get a reprogrammer and do some work to it and it will go 150


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    i dont want too, i like where im posting

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    honestly you will get more info there,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000silverbullet View Post
    what do the stock tires matter?
    it matters what it left the factory with. should have left with 235/55-16 "T" rated tires. the speed rating for a "T" tire is 118 mph. for legal reasons, GM can't sell you a car that can do more than the rated tire it leaves the factory with. this is why they set the mph limiter to match the tire speed rating.

    even z28 cars that come with the 235/55-16 "T" rated tires are limited to 118 mph from the factory.

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    back when i had my 94 camaro with the 3.4v6, i had the limiter removed and eventually hit 130 mph.

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    my v6 ran 147 down the highway...took forever though...

    I think stock it would only pull around 119-122 somewhere in there, then the car got pissed and didn't want to go anymore...

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    i just checked the sticker, and the tires that came on it were 215-50-16, can someone tell me based on that?

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    your are governed at 118, i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    your are governed at 118, i think
    That sounds correct.

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