your governer is just a PCM program,it reads the VSS and it limits the speed of the car to what evers programed in to it, if you had a aftermarket programer that would fix u up
So what you're saying is that all car engines are designed to go at close-to-redline speeds?XeroState said:Actually, the average govener is placed on a car because the stock tires are not rated for the speeds the car can actually reach (which is why the ss and redline don't have one), so saying the car wasn't designed for higher speeds isn't acurate as the car will probably not have any problems going past the govener speed, but rather the tires will.
I would hardly call a non-SS/SC Cobalt just a family-mobile. GM is working hard to produce modifications specifically for the 2.2L Ecotec (and the SC is apparently already out) because the engine under our hood is capable of MUCH more than they are currently putting out and they know some of us non SS/SC owners are going to want to modify our cars beyond what most people will do with them. If you leave it as it is stock then sure it's not a high-performance vehicle but it has more than enough potential to make it up there . If you read the GM tuner guides for the 2.2L it has been tested reliably without a rebuild to somewhere in the range of 300hp (I can't remember if that's just the manifolds or the whole engine so it could be higher) so it is possible...we just need to put the money into it to do it.iball said:Why would you want to take the govenor off a non-performance car?
Now if it was an SS/SC I could see why. But the LS family-mobile?
That's just asking for trouble. That car wasn't designed for speeds higher than the govenor allows for on public highways.