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Old 05-11-2008, 11:44 PM
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lol.

all i see is......

Ferris Bueler... camrons dad's ferrari.. flying out the garage
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Ok people.

If you have a BASE TL this threat does not apply to you and how fast you can go in your BASE TL!! We're talking about the 07-08 Type-S.

Some of us, like the OP and I, have personally firsthand experienced what he's talking about, so we, in our own minds (even if you don't want to believe us) know that it exists.

+1 on the RL tranny theory.
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I have a 5at TL-S and although I'm sure I won't do this often, it'd be nice to know I can pass 150. It would suck to be winning a race then lose because of a governor.
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wait... is anyone here on this thread from Canada?

there might also be a slight chance that it is different in Canada also...

coz i do know someone with a Type-S 5AT that went 220km/hr --> 137mph
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Hrm. I tried the top speed on the '07 TL-S too on the Atlantic City Expressway on open road. I was stuck at around 133-134mph. Was at that top speed for about 5-10seconds....so I know i wasn't pulling anymore...
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Sad part is I was already to blow my stimulus package check on performance mods. But all that has been put on hold until I can figure out if there is a solution.

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Originally Posted by tidus888
wait... is anyone here on this thread from Canada?

there might also be a slight chance that it is different in Canada also...

coz i do know someone with a Type-S 5AT that went 220km/hr --> 137mph
That 137mph might of been due to the momentum the car was carrying after it hit its limiter of 134mph. Now as far as Canadian type-s cars are concerned I don't have any idea if they are limited in the same fashion. But if any of you Canucks know or would like to find out for us Yanks please do. I would purchase a Canadian ECU if that was a fix.

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I talked to my friend on the dealership level at Acura and there is nothing they can do to bump up the top speed. So it looks like we have to come up with a solution ourselves. I know hondata says they have issues and stuff but does anyone think maybe they could just change the top speed limiter and leave everything else the same? I would be ok with that too.

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Ugh just got off the phone with Hondata about possibly just reflashing to bump up the limiter while keeping all the maps and stuff the same as OEM. Their reply was "we have no plans on producing anything like that as of now" That to me says it will never happen unless it happens via another company. My hopes are sinking lower and lower.

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I just got off the phone with a company called Unichip based on the west coast (Oregan). Talking about a possible reflash. They say they need a car in there to put on the dyno so they can get baseline #'s and check it out to see what they can do.

The person I spoke with on the phone is a gentleman by the name of Dylan (sp?) and he seemed pretty upbeat about it and was the one who suggested that I or someone go into their office or call them to set something up. If I were on the west coast I would certainly do it. Their phone # is 1-866-864-2447 and I also mentioned about the speed limiter. Again he checked with someone else but they say they might be able to do that too. Just depends on the OEM ecu and some other things thats a little more technical than I care to try and explain.

Anyways some of you west coast guys need to check into this.

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Originally Posted by don5504
And it certainly feels like either fuel shut off or its stuck in 4th gear while in the auto position. Not sure which one but it isn't pleasant. Maybe I should put it in the M position next time?

I miss my 6 speed more and more. I only got the auto because I am having a baby in Aug. I hate priorities.

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and yet you still feel the need to put your life in harms way.....once you have a child, your not living for yourself anymore....
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Originally Posted by vinnier6
and yet you still feel the need to put your life in harms way.....once you have a child, your not living for yourself anymore....
Walking out the door to go to work is a calucalated risk, one that many people do never come home from so should I never leave the house either? How many of you smoke cigarettes yet have children? If I wanted to hear someone preach to me I would go to church. So either contribute to the topic at hand or save it for someone else.

If anyone else wants to make personal comments towards me or tell me how I should conduct my life please make another thread for it. It doesn't belong in this one.

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Originally Posted by TLAdvanced
I have a 5at TL-S and although I'm sure I won't do this often, it'd be nice to know I can pass 150. It would suck to be winning a race then lose because of a governor.
yah same here. i probably wouldnt even be passing 100mph but am just curious to know what is the maximum speed.
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Originally Posted by don5504
Walking out the door to go to work is a calucalated risk, one that many people do never come home from so should I never leave the house either? How many of you smoke cigarettes yet have children? If I wanted to hear someone preach to me I would go to church. So either contribute to the topic at hand or save it for someone else.

If anyone else wants to make personal comments towards me or tell me how I should conduct my life please make another thread for it. It doesn't belong in this one.

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your age states 30, but your posts tell me your more like 17.....grow up...
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Originally Posted by vinnier6
your age states 30, but your posts tell me your more like 17.....grow up...
Why because a 30yr old man doesn't want your advice on how to conduct his life? Socialism FTL. Maybe what you need to learn is acceptance. Accept the fact I don't care and accept the fact I only want to find a solution to the speed limiter. Other than that what else is there to discuss in this thread about the speed limiter? Btw if you've ever gone over the speed limit you're being a hypocrit and should just stop right there with your holier than thou attitude. So get off your soap box you pompous ass.

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^ Well said. I am in 105% agreement. However let's try to ignore vinnier6 as he is a troll in this forum. This is a very good thread, and I would like to support it. Ignore the thugs and keep it in the right direction and this thread will be the bomb...
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D,

Your jack stand process is definitive proof that something internal is limiting the speed. And the RL 134mph limit "coincidence" is too compelling to remotely be thrown out, and I would agree that that will be determined as the root cause. Overall, on jacks with no external drag, even in 5th gear from 50mph on up it would rev to the limit. In your case that limit is ~135. Something internal is "telling" the car to stop at that parameter.

I actually performed the same "suspended" run-up as you in a previous vehicle to check vibration in the drive-train/rotors (had the wheels/tires off - rotors torqued on). Main thing is to ensure vehicle weight is on the lower control arm to ensure you keep the axle geometry as close to ride height as possible. Otherwise your CV joints take a hell of a beating.
Anyway, I only spun her up to 80'ish and that was plenty for my diagnosis - and less the rotational mass of the wheels and tires. Like you, I had the vehicle as secure as possible but like others here, when I read you turning it to 130'ish I too had the vision (same during my performance) of the car dropping and launching. :-)

- Keep it safe!
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i hit 135 in my tl base
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I love how getting to 150mph is SO important to TL-S owners.

Do you really need to exceed speeds over 134mph? I am baffled that you are willing to spend money on removing your limiter when in reality you'll be going these speeds once in a blue moon?

I hate being a negative nancy, but seriously ... the consequences for getting caught doing 100+ are insane .. let alone 134mph ... let alone 150mph.

I suggest you put your research to something different.
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Originally Posted by TylerT
I love how getting to 150mph is SO important to TL-S owners.

Do you really need to exceed speeds over 134mph? I am baffled that you are willing to spend money on removing your limiter when in reality you'll be going these speeds once in a blue moon?

I hate being a negative nancy, but seriously ... the consequences for getting caught doing 100+ are insane .. let alone 134mph ... let alone 150mph.

I suggest you put your research to something different.
Why? From what I can tell this is new information that wasn't previously known on acurazine maybe even considered ground breaking information since most of the people in here were never aware of this. Also would you be upset if your car was limited to 75mph? Because thats the top speed limit in the entire country on public roads so there is technically no need to ever go faster than that.

Also you must not have read the entire thread because I have answered this before. I mean is there a need to exceed 75mph? Is there a need to own a home? Is there a need to drink anything other than water for the rest of your life? The answer is no. But I still want to. If that doesn't explain it to you then I'm going to stop trying. So anyone who has exceeded 75mph shouldn't say anything. Pot meet kettle kettle say hi to pot.

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Originally Posted by KJSmitty
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Your jack stand process is definitive proof that something internal is limiting the speed. And the RL 134mph limit "coincidence" is too compelling to remotely be thrown out, and I would agree that that will be determined as the root cause. Overall, on jacks with no external drag, even in 5th gear from 50mph on up it would rev to the limit. In your case that limit is ~135. Something internal is "telling" the car to stop at that parameter.

I actually performed the same "suspended" run-up as you in a previous vehicle to check vibration in the drive-train/rotors (had the wheels/tires off - rotors torqued on). Main thing is to ensure vehicle weight is on the lower control arm to ensure you keep the axle geometry as close to ride height as possible. Otherwise your CV joints take a hell of a beating.
Anyway, I only spun her up to 80'ish and that was plenty for my diagnosis - and less the rotational mass of the wheels and tires. Like you, I had the vehicle as secure as possible but like others here, when I read you turning it to 130'ish I too had the vision (same during my performance) of the car dropping and launching. :-)

- Keep it safe!
Ahh see now thats cool. And you managed to do all of that without getting preachy. Thanks alot and duly noted.

But back on topic, no one from the west coast can go by and see what these guys have to say at UniChip?

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Clearly, there's a much bigger difference between breaking the speed limit by 10mph rather than 70mph.

If my car was limited to 120mph, I would be quite comfortable with that ...

There really isn't a need to go faster than 100mph, unless you want to compensate for your penis size or something.
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Oh just wanted to throw this in there. The V6 Sonata is Capable of 140mph + and here is you a picture of one doing 147mph. Is it crazy I am jealous of a Sonata? WTF



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Originally Posted by TylerT
Clearly, there's a much bigger difference between breaking the speed limit by 10mph rather than 70mph.

If my car was limited to 120mph, I would be quite comfortable with that ...

There really isn't a need to go faster than 100mph, unless you want to compensate for your penis size or something.
You keep using 100mph as the bench mark. Since 75mph is the top legal speed in the USA what do you need with those other 25 extra mph? Its funny you bring it down to penis size too. Stop projecting. I suppose Chuck Yeager suffered from small pecker syndrome too. As well as everyone else who feels the need to go faster than what you deem acceptable. In fact I guess the same could be said to anyone who purchased a TL in the 1st place since they could have just as easily been ok with a 15K chevy whatever. Because is 280+ hp really needed? Because suprisingly even a Toyota Prius will reach 100mph. And since you say there is no need to go faster than that maybe thats the car for you.

Anyways just to get you to shut up and leave this thread already I'll agree with you. There is no need to go faster than what Tyler thinks is acceptable. I have a small pecker and Tyler is more of a man than I'll ever be with my wanting to go fast. Boo hooo I think I'll go masterbate and use my tears as lube.

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Post 100...Yeah, I tried that. But my rotational mass on the tires wasnít calculated correctly, this caused the guide arm spooler to give false readings to the PCM controller. In short, my sassafras broke and the car only made it to 126.565

Next time I try it Iíll make sure the stop-hooks are tight enough so when the roller spools up I can reach maximum efficient peak performance so the top speed can be reached and noted
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^ Sonata is already up there at 152+.

2006 Hyundai Sonata V6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRL55TfOnJY


Looks like Hyundai 'ing Acura.


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don5504 is completely missing the point.

I'm surprised you're 30.
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Post 100...Yeah, I tried that. But my rotational mass on the tires wasnít calculated correctly, this caused the guide arm spooler to give false readings to the PCM controller. In short, my sassafras broke and the car only made it to 126.565

Next time I try it Iíll make sure the stop-hooks are tight enough so when the roller spools up I can reach maximum efficient peak performance so the top speed can be reached and noted
Lol wait are you being for real? Or you just talking crazy? But if you are being on the level you did go to UniChip? More Info please.

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Your not a true TL owner if you don't know what the sassafrass is.
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I can care less about getting passed 132. But I appreciate the information...
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they been around a while now...

HKS

I would assume many reflashers and chip makers can do this
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LOL it also says that 0-60 is 5.1 sec.

BTW wasn't there someone in a tl-s that youtube themselves doing 140, not sure if it was AT though.
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Originally Posted by Schu
they been around a while now...

HKS

I would assume many reflashers and chip makers can do this
I believe you are right but why hasn't one been done yet?

Well I ended up calling a local HKS dealer here in GA and left them a message in regards to this. Hopefully they will call me back soon with some good news.

Is this a vehicle specific part? Or a universal part? And will it effect instrument readings in the cluster?

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well i know i have an 05 stock base TL 5AT and i damn well know that if ur gonna be paying more for the type-s its gotta go faster..ive hit 155 or more n then it stopped so im sure the type s has got more in it..it has to! maybe its a new thing for the 2007+?

155 wus hit on an empty, straight road, at 4am, with no cars, scouts honor! im not stupid n wudnt put people in danger. i was alone btw..so yeaa...
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every car can achieve a high velocity, the difference is in acceleration.

I have TLS/AT, and I don't really care that I can't do 150mph, I'm just as happy doing 100. I'm not in a rush to kill myself or anyone else on the public roads.

BUT, I'm wondering, if I go to my boys shop, he has that inspection machine, where you put the car on, and accelerate......do you think this thing can handle 130+mph test? (Flying like a bullet out of his shop into an incoming traffic is not an option, lol)
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Originally Posted by TeknoKing
every car can achieve a high velocity, the difference is in acceleration.

I have TLS/AT, and I don't really care that I can't do 150mph, I'm just as happy doing 100. I'm not in a rush to kill myself or anyone else on the public roads.

BUT, I'm wondering, if I go to my boys shop, he has that inspection machine, where you put the car on, and accelerate......do you think this thing can handle 130+mph test? (Flying like a bullet out of his shop into an incoming traffic is not an option, lol)
I don't think those emissions machines were designed to go 130+mph. Also you're buddy will probably reject the idea since those are really expensive machines. Probably worth more than our cars new.

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LOL, sarcasm is lost.
Yes they are expensive, I think they are also connected to a video cam.
Ok Don, let's say you ultimately find out that your car can't got over 135 mph, what do you intend on doing?
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LOL, sarcasm is lost.
Yes they are expensive, I think they are also connected to a video cam.
Ok Don, let's say you ultimately find out that your car can't got over 135 mph, what do you intend on doing?
Find a way to defeat it. Or get a different car.

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Ok called up HKS and got some bad news. They say most likely it would not work on our cars due to it being a possible CAN bus system. And that the SLD are designed for older cars. So again probably have to go a different route.

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