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Was doing some work tonight on the BCM and decided to work on the top speed limiter, the top speed limiter on the 2010 (and should be 2011) 2.4L is at 190KPH just so you guys dont have to go test it! Mine however is now at 300KPH LOL
 

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GTPprix said:
Mine however is now at 300KPH LOL
yeah ? let's see you prove it to us ! :-X
 

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GTPprix said:
2.4L is at 190KPH just so you guys dont have to go test it!
I see- I had to let go at 176 - my old car was at 169 so was surprised when it easily passed 170 with no issues. It was nice stretch of road in desert with no cars in sight but a turn was coming up and I didn't have the cajones to try it 2nd time :p
 

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To see how big your wallet is when you get caught by OPP
 

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BigBlarg said:
May I ask what is the use of a speed limiter at 190kmh when we are not supposed to go over 100kmh? ???
So, if you ran GM, you would have them set all speed limiters at 100 KMH ? Hum, I wonder how many veicles you would sell !

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RIT333 said:
So, if you ran GM, you would have them set all speed limiters at 100 KMH ? Hum, I wonder how many veicles you would sell !

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Didn't the Fed's try that in the late seventies...making manufactures put 85 MPH speedometers in all the cars? Like it was going to slow every one down? :eek:hno:
 

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jstpsntym said:
Didn't the Fed's try that in the late seventies...making manufactures put 85 MPH speedometers in all the cars? Like it was going to slow every one down? :eek:hno:
That's right. Makes you wonder why they do run speedometers to such a high number. Apparently, the 85 max never slowed people down.
 

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RIT333 said:
So, if you ran GM, you would have them set all speed limiters at 100 KMH ? Hum, I wonder how many veicles you would sell !

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That's not what I meant. Why put it at all if it's gonna be so high?

IMO, only idiots will ever reach that speed and those who do should not have the right to drive. (or racers on a racing track, but will they really use a Equinox or Terrain for racing?)
 

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BigBlarg said:
That's not what I meant. Why put it at all if it's gonna be so high?
I think that it is usually set at the speed rating of the tires that come as original equipment. For that same reason, it is illegal for a shop to sell you or install any tires that have less af a speed rating from what the OEM tires were that came on your car. Big brother looking out for your safety.
 

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So, if GTPprix takes his Equinox up to 180 MPH, and the OEM tires blow out on him because of this speed, them GM and Michelin will not be responsible for his accident.

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RIT333 said:
to 180 MPH,
I don't think you can reach that with Equinox even with limiter disabled ;) That's 288KMH. 190KMH is about 119MPH
 

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I don't think you can reach that with Equinox even with limiter disabled ;) That's 288KMH. 190KMH is about 119MPH
Not even close. My Corvette can get to around 175 mph before Mr. Wind Resistance steps in. My tires are rated to 186. The ZR-1 can top 200 but any vehicle capable of those speeds spends a looong time getting those last few mph's. Unless your piloting, say, a Bugatti Veyron. They are just scary fast but at close to $2,000,000 not a lot of people get to own one.
 

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Believe me I have no interest in going that fast in the Terrain, I was just doing it for testing as it relates to other Global A vehicles :)
 

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GTPprix said:
Believe me I have no interest in going that fast in the Terrain, I was just doing it for testing as it relates to other Global A vehicles :)

I hear ya. But it would be interesting to have the budget to drop the Nox/Terrain platform to a few inches off the tarmac, add some aero panels to channel the air efficiently, a splitter up front and a wing at the rear for downforce. THEN build a full blown race version of the V6 with twin turbos and haul that bad boy to the Bonneville Salt Flats and see what it would do. LOL
 

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Id love to drive a Veyron...0-100 mph would be enough for me...
 

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I hear ya. But it would be interesting to have the budget to drop the Nox/Terrain platform to a few inches off the tarmac, add some aero panels to channel the air efficiently, a splitter up front and a wing at the rear for downforce. THEN build a full blown race version of the V6 with twin turbos and haul that bad boy to the Bonneville Salt Flats and see what it would do. LOL
That, IMHO, would be a waste of money. Why not start with something that has some omph to begin with and go from there. i.e. a Vette
 

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RIT333 said:
That, IMHO, would be a waste of money. Why not start with something that has some omph to begin with and go from there. i.e. a Vette
Maybe...but he did specify Bonneville...a place where there is a category for dang near everything...
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