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gtboi2003
03-03-2010, 07:36 PM
i want to know if my car is chipped i know that on these 2003 grand am gts the speed limiter is 187 km/h but the rev limiter is what? and is there any other way to tell if my car is chipped? and if anyone is out there with a gt rim e-mail me or something option py2

GrandAmMe
03-03-2010, 07:50 PM
The rev limiter in park is 3500-4000RPM. Im pretty sure the rev limiter in drive is 7k. BTW your car is a GTS model? lol

Nick-G
03-03-2010, 08:55 PM
I would hope it's not chipped. ;crap

KhellendrosxS
03-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Your car is not chipped. It has a PCM or Powertrain Control Module.

It can be adjusted from the factory settings using a tuner like HPtuners. Do not buy any sort of 'chip' as they are ALL scams.

-edit-

See this thread for more scams (including chips): http://www.gaownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75121

oldschoolguy
03-03-2010, 09:28 PM
The rev limiter in park is 3500-4000RPM. Im pretty sure the rev limiter in drive is 7k. BTW your car is a GTS model? lol

He says on these GTs

GrandAmMe
03-03-2010, 09:35 PM
He says on these GTs

ahh my bad.

DrFabulous
03-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Its possible someone modified the PCM, but the chances of you buying a used one at random and getting one like that is pretty small.

Ajaxus
03-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Any particular reason you're driving so fast?

oldschoolguy
03-03-2010, 11:27 PM
Any particular reason you're driving so fast?

don't tell me you never drive 110 mph lol

GA2000GTSpeed
03-04-2010, 12:52 AM
mine stock went to 120 MPH. I've had my GA up to 140 MPH once. (All this done on a closed course in Mexico...) lol

But ya you can't chip a car with a PCM. really the only things you hear "getting chipped" are diesel trucks like Ram 3500, F-250, Chevy 3500's.

alerored04
03-04-2010, 08:59 AM
My paint is chipped, does the make it faster?

zukiracer19
03-04-2010, 09:28 AM
mine stock went to 120 MPH. I've had my GA up to 140 MPH once. (All this done on a closed course in Mexico...) lol

But ya you can't chip a car with a PCM. really the only things you hear "getting chipped" are diesel trucks like Ram 3500, F-250, Chevy 3500's.

what? driving down mount everest? My car is boosted and i never seen 140. I seen 150 on no traction ONE TIME. and let off, road, 130-135 is top out pretty much.

hahano404
03-04-2010, 09:40 AM
fa sho, and even with plenty of mods it would take you a day or two to see 140-150. that is beyond drag limited for these cars.

DrFabulous
03-04-2010, 10:11 AM
My paint is chipped, does the make it faster?

Only if you cover it with nail polish.

GA2000GTSpeed
03-04-2010, 04:49 PM
what? driving down mount everest? My car is boosted and i never seen 140. I seen 150 on no traction ONE TIME. and let off, road, 130-135 is top out pretty much.

long stretch of highway, it might of been 135-140 in there somewhere, but close enough for me.

AaronGTR
03-04-2010, 04:58 PM
1) These cars don't use chips. They have programmable computers (PCM=powertrain control module) that you can load new operating software in basically as many times as you want if you have a tuner.

2) Stock rev limit is 4000rpm in park or neutral, and 6000rpm in drive. Stock speed limiter is set at 126mph for GT's and 105mph for SE's.

3) all this talk about top speeds and drag limit is really pointless. It all depends on the mods of the car. As stock car will go 126mph given enough road. Yeah above 100mph acceleration will slow dramatically, but it will get there eventually.

If the limiter is removed it will go as fast as you can make it. Theoretically if you could get to 7000rpm in 4th gear you'd be doing 231mph! lol Anything you do to decrease drag and/or increase HP will raise the speed at which you hit the drag limit. I doubt you could ever get one of these cars to 200mph though. I personally set my limiter at 160 'cause I don't think it's aerodynamically safe to go faster. I'm sure I could peg my speedo at 150 though. I've had it to 142mph and that was back when it only had 235whp and a stock body.

rocketfast123
03-08-2010, 04:02 PM
2) Stock rev limit is 4000rpm in park or neutral, and 6000rpm in drive. Stock speed limiter is set at 126mph for GT's and 105mph for SE's.



2.5) I forgot the speed, but I think its like 10mph when the rev limit cuts out. Meaning if your going 5mph and bump it to neutral hit the gas it will stop at 4k.