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Old 02-17-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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Can somebody please help me figure this out. My 1998 buick regal gs stock got beat my a pontiac 1998 grand prix gtp stock. We have the same engine and tranny but mine stopped at 110 while he'* kept going?
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Does he have a performance tune? That would disable the top speed.
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nope he has is straight stock...is the speed disabler on the gtp different than that of a gs?
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If you only hit 110, ya. I think he'* at 126 or so
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is there any way to fix this imbalance in the world? and why would gm do that to the regal?
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All about safety. Check your tire ratings. Then you will need a tune and have the limit removed.
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what are tire ratings and how to I check them? What is a tune or do you mean tune up? Can I remove the limit myself or do I need to take it to a shop?
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here'* a link to the ratings. You can find the letter just past the size. http://www.buying-tires.com/tire-ratings.html
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By tune I mean tune, not a tune up. And no, you can't remove it unless you have the software to do it.
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Technically your car hit the limiters at 108mph. GTP'* being a sports car has programming to 128mph.

There'* ways to correct it, and other inequities.. just make sure you do it safely by upping the rating on your tires to accept the added speed.
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