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Old 02-17-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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1996 ssei, i ask becasue today i was "on the track" and took it up to 130, it was still climbing but i had to abort cause a turn was coming up
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It should be 128mph. I know mine bounced off of 129mph on the dyno...and stopped at about the same on the street
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1996 ssei, i ask becasue today i was "on the track" and took it up to 130, it was still climbing but i had to abort cause a turn was coming up
look on your drivers door, there is a sticker that will tell you what tires the car shipped from the factory...
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well the tires are H-rated, so 130, but it was still going strong, im confident i couldve got it over 150
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well the tires are H-rated, so 130, but it was still going strong, im confident i couldve got it over 150
im guessing this was on the HUD display.....yes the car CAN go 150...the PCM wont let it tho
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Your car is limited to 128. The actual speed in which the PCM cuts you off may vary 2-3mph or so either way. Some cut out at 125. It will pull hard up to the limiter. But not after that.
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150 without mods.. righhhhhht

try 135... bet ya cant
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I remember reading that GM set the speed limiter in the ecm according to the tire option on the car at the time of manufacture. If your factory tire option was H then your speed limiter was set accordingly and if your tire option was Z it was set higher even though it could be the same car otherwise. I'll have to check it out because my ssei came with the Z option tire pkg from the factory.

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I remember reading that GM set the speed limiter in the ecm according to the tire option on the car at the time of manufacture. If your factory tire option was H then your speed limiter was set accordingly and if your tire option was Z it was set higher even though it could be the same car otherwise. I'll have to check it out because my ssei came with the Z option tire pkg from the factory.

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Correct up to a point. The highest speed limiter setting available was 128. Even though my 93 came with Z rated tires, it still got the 128 limiter that SSEi'* got with H rated tires.

The L27'* and L36'* got a limit of 108 regardless of tire speed rating.
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Can the speed limiter be hacked?

Replace a chip or something?
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