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Old 11-30-10, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fordsvtmfl View Post
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I thought stock meant stock...not worn out...my bad
Tell me the percentage of people in this forum that has done a complete refreshing up of their 5-12 year old suspension components? Most only do lower ball joint/tie rods and call it a day.
Most only do anything until they start hearing noises and even then cheap out.

i guess your definition of stock is factory delivered, which can only be obtained two ways, overhaul old worn components for new OEM, or a time machine.

My definition is, as the car stands in 2010 with OEM parts untouched. and Yes i know what the car is/was capable of in its time.
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BTW, i enjoy 100mph plus speeds in all my cars. But honestly components required changing in order to enjoy those speeds, not limited to wheels, tires, ride height, and most important Brakes.
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Originally Posted by ****-adkt View Post
Tell me the percentage of people in this forum that has done a complete refreshing up of their 5-12 year old suspension components? Most only do lower ball joint/tie rods and call it a day.
Most only do anything until they start hearing noises and even then cheap out.

i guess your definition of stock is factory delivered, which can only be obtained two ways, overhaul old worn components for new OEM, or a time machine.

My definition is, as the car stands in 2010 with OEM parts untouched. and Yes i know what the car is/was capable of in its time.
Lol, by stock I just meant someone who actually followed the recommend service intervals. But then again I am on clublexus... lol
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thank you for all the input.

good to know the speed governor is at 149.. only looking for 140 but 149 will do ..
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Not admitting to anything, but saying if I've gone just above 130mph in my Lex Gs300, it was one of the scariest things that I would have done, if I'd done it.
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Going any faster than 100 is just ridiculous and un needed! Be smart guys, there's no point in **** measuring with you're buddies about who's gone the fastest when you crashed at 149 and you magically sprouted red bull wings...
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Any answer this this ? yet? i wanna know also
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Originally Posted by denut-L View Post
Any answer this this ? yet? i wanna know also

not sure if there is a way without a piggy back or ECU override unit.

You going over 150mph?
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Did I join this party late lol? I build my cars for top end runs. I mean, I have enough power on my daily to do a 60-145 pull in the time it takes most people with a gs4 to reach 100. This involves a pretty significant overhaul of everything on the car. My daily driver is producing around 550rwhp/approx 620-630 crank hp. Every piece of the suspension has been replaced as well. Endless 6 pot brakes up front, and I feel very confident in taking the car up to 150+, but I don't really do out that often. You have to check road conditions and make sure that there won't be any traffic. Most of the time, it's not optimal to be doing those speeds. My white gs is significantly faster and more capable, but I still don't do those speeds often. Use your best judgment when to do it. If you build the car correctly, the chassis is capable of such speeds though. Remember, very good tires/rims as well as an impeccable balance is critical at high speeds. I would also highly recommend a suspension that is correctly tuned for proper rebound and compliance for high speed. If you don't have the commitment, time, or resources to build a car like that, then you have no business doing these speeds. Remember, keep it on the track

Edit: In reply to the original topic at hand, yes it is possible to override the factory speed limiter, but I don't feel comfortable disclosing that info. Not many people build or prep their cars for stability at such speeds.

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i have the aristo swap in my car and hks sells a speed cut wich i instald because even tunning the car goes over 100 and any ways if anybody street races even doe its illegal people will still do it they dont start untill about 60-80mph and up ijs
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Originally Posted by JeffTsai View Post
Did I join this party late lol? I build my cars for top end runs. I mean, I have enough power on my daily to do a 60-145 pull in the time it takes most people with a gs4 to reach 100. This involves a pretty significant overhaul of everything on the car. My daily driver is producing around 550rwhp/approx 620-630 crank hp. Every piece of the suspension has been replaced as well. Endless 6 pot brakes up front, and I feel very confident in taking the car up to 150+, but I don't really do out that often. You have to check road conditions and make sure that there won't be any traffic. Most of the time, it's not optimal to be doing those speeds. My white gs is significantly faster and more capable, but I still don't do those speeds often. Use your best judgment when to do it. If you build the car correctly, the chassis is capable of such speeds though. Remember, very good tires/rims as well as an impeccable balance is critical at high speeds. I would also highly recommend a suspension that is correctly tuned for proper rebound and compliance for high speed. If you don't have the commitment, time, or resources to build a car like that, then you have no business doing these speeds. Remember, keep it on the track

Edit: In reply to the original topic at hand, yes it is possible to override the factory speed limiter, but I don't feel comfortable disclosing that info. Not many people build or prep their cars for stability at such speeds.
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Going any faster than 100 is just ridiculous and un needed! Be smart guys, there's no point in **** measuring with you're buddies about who's gone the fastest when you crashed at 149 and you magically sprouted red bull wings...
agree with both of these statements.... I cant even imagine going that fast.
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Originally Posted by JeffTsai View Post
Did I join this party late lol? I build my cars for top end runs. I mean, I have enough power on my daily to do a 60-145 pull in the time it takes most people with a gs4 to reach 100. This involves a pretty significant overhaul of everything on the car. My daily driver is producing around 550rwhp/approx 620-630 crank hp. Every piece of the suspension has been replaced as well. Endless 6 pot brakes up front, and I feel very confident in taking the car up to 150+, but I don't really do out that often. You have to check road conditions and make sure that there won't be any traffic. Most of the time, it's not optimal to be doing those speeds. My white gs is significantly faster and more capable, but I still don't do those speeds often. Use your best judgment when to do it. If you build the car correctly, the chassis is capable of such speeds though. Remember, very good tires/rims as well as an impeccable balance is critical at high speeds. I would also highly recommend a suspension that is correctly tuned for proper rebound and compliance for high speed. If you don't have the commitment, time, or resources to build a car like that, then you have no business doing these speeds. Remember, keep it on the track

Edit: In reply to the original topic at hand, yes it is possible to override the factory speed limiter, but I don't feel comfortable disclosing that info. Not many people build or prep their cars for stability at such speeds.
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I believe the limiter is purely electronic, which means it is controlled and limited by the car's ECU. I think you'd have to be able to reprogram it, and that is usually a dealer. No dealer is going to override the factory specs.

Lexus/Toyota, in recent years, have started to limit the top speed. My 2000 LS 400 did 150 MPH from the factory.

My 1991 MR2 Turbo did 155 MPH

My 1991 Previa did 115 MPH

My 2007 GS 350 AWD did 137 MPH

My 2007 LS 460L is limited to 130 MPH.

And yes, I have taken them all there. Some in places like Montana, where last time I checked, had no daytime speed limit. I have also lived in Germany and taken cars to 150 MPH and beyond. It is not so much the car and its limits, rather, the drivers around you. Just for the record, I took a 2007 Passat to 220 KPM and it started to lift off the road going downhill at that speed... Not fun. In a 70 MPH zone in TX, following a series of cars and a truck doing 62 MPH, I floored my LS 460L, got past the drivers and looked at the speedo. I was doing 110 and I didn't even feel it. It is nice to have the power.

Overall, I agree, the US roads are not made for that kind of speed, but sometimes, it happens. Most SC, GS, IS and LS models will take yo there in comfort and safety, but you cannot predict what the other drivers will do...
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Originally Posted by RioDino View Post
I believe the limiter is purely electronic, which means it is controlled and limited by the car's ECU. I think you'd have to be able to reprogram it, and that is usually a dealer. No dealer is going to override the factory specs.

Lexus/Toyota, in recent years, have started to limit the top speed. My 2000 LS 400 did 150 MPH from the factory.

My 1991 MR2 Turbo did 155 MPH

My 1991 Previa did 115 MPH

My 2007 GS 350 AWD did 137 MPH

My 2007 LS 460L is limited to 130 MPH.

And yes, I have taken them all there. Some in places like Montana, where last time I checked, had no daytime speed limit. I have also lived in Germany and taken cars to 150 MPH and beyond. It is not so much the car and its limits, rather, the drivers around you. Just for the record, I took a 2007 Passat to 220 KPM and it started to lift off the road going downhill at that speed... Not fun. In a 70 MPH zone in TX, following a series of cars and a truck doing 62 MPH, I floored my LS 460L, got past the drivers and looked at the speedo. I was doing 110 and I didn't even feel it. It is nice to have the power.

Overall, I agree, the US roads are not made for that kind of speed, but sometimes, it happens. Most SC, GS, IS and LS models will take yo there in comfort and safety, but you cannot predict what the other drivers will do...
Its nice to know that Suspension,Tires,handling capabilities, brakes ETC..have little to do with going top speed.. i will make sure there are no Little old Ladys in the next lane when i take my civic to 150 plus
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Originally Posted by ****-adkt View Post
Its nice to know that Suspension,Tires,handling capabilities, brakes ETC..have little to do with going top speed.. i will make sure there are no Little old Ladys in the next lane when i take my civic to 150 plus
yea, those things have nothing to do with getting to that speed. But as they say: speed doesn't kill, stopping abruptly does.
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