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i was thinking about fixin up my engine and gettin a turbo and intake and all that good stuff but i thought about it and whats the point? the governer kicks in at 127 and from what ive heard no one has gotten it taken off and it would cost thousands of dollars to get the governer taken off so whats the point in supeing up the engine? to get to 127mph faster?
 

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maybe not hitting topspeed but to get that extra kick to pick up speed faster for drag racing. Trust me 127 is pretty fast!
 

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thats true..and its good to dust fu*ker that are messin with u in the streets..lil honda boys thinkin their car is the fastest car in the world..haha but yeh what ^^ he sed..127 is pretty fast
 

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Depends on your perspective. My 1984 FJ1100 did 126 in the quarter with me on it still accelerating hard. In the Supra I'm just shifting into 5th at 124 (still got 6th too) and it's still pulling very hard. If we were driving in a country with less interest in revenue generation, 127 would seem kinda slow.
 

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I could not care less for top speed. 0-60 is what gets my blood flowing.
 

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Just give it time and some one will find a way to get around the speed limiter. Also I'm not sure but I think that the speed limiting is actually just an Engine management Program, which means it is solely controlled by the ECU. That being said A re-program/ rechip is all that will have to be done. My point is just give it time, our car is only 1 1/2 years old now.
 

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127 is fast around the cities, sure, but lance is right, it gets kinda boring on rural highways and such. but, i do care about top speed. i dont give a damn about a 1/4 mile. not that i am building my tC for top speed, because for this car its twisties that are fun for me, and accelerating faster out of those twisties is a good thing, imho. building my engine in my tC makes sense for that very reason, and to punk a bunch of honda's. that's always fun.
my top speed so far is 165, and i have every intention of passing the 200mph mark on a bike at bonneville.
 

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true..lances statement is correct..but we're talking about the tC here..of course with its speed governor, 127 is all we're ever going to get unless someone finds a way around it..true 127 isnt the fastest, ive hit close to 160 in my NSX (never taken it past that)..but still i love the tC nonetheless..

i say go for the turbo..then youll be glad you did it after the speed regulator is removed in the future
 

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^^^ Good point. We are running out of gears at 138.something
 

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I also would love the top speed govenor to be removed. Surprisingly no one is being flamed to death like other forums when posting about this. Its not that with it removed any of us would actually reach that top speed. Well some of us might be crazy enough to do so but the fact that you know you can when desired is why most of us want this mod. I say just slap on the turbo and when they aftermarket starts getting big then get it removed. Look at honda ecu's, the possibilities are endless with big companies such as spoon, mugen, hondata, backing it up. Hopefully TRD will pull through for us.
 

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The twisty bits. The tC is all about the twisty bits on back country roads. Tune accordingly. Sure big power and super tall gears are great. Top speed racers are just amazing, but if you are going to use your car as a daily driver keep it balanced. My first real mods are going to be suspension and brake upgrades. I'm not touching the motor for quite sometime.
 

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Originally posted by kurker@Jul 8 2005, 10:56 PM
The twisty bits. The tC is all about the twisty bits on back country roads. Tune accordingly. Sure big power and super tall gears are great. Top speed racers are just amazing, but if you are going to use your car as a daily driver keep it balanced. My first real mods are going to be suspension and brake upgrades. I'm not touching the motor for quite sometime.
I agree. And the only place to be doing 127mph is on the track anyhow. And how often does anyone goto a track where you actually race at that speed.

I think everyone who mods cars for speed and performance should spend a day or two at the track.. its a dose of reality. Get your baseline 1/4 mile... see where you are at... even after a turbo I doubt you are going to reach 127mph in a 1/4 mile.
 

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I'm pretty sure that if people were goin over 130 in these cars there'd be wrecks all over the place. To respond to the previous posting, I've done 127 plenty of times, and it is FAST, but I agreee it could go faster. But again, safety is a key issue in the govenor, I think. But a nice turbo would provide gains throughout the whole power curve in all gears, so you'd reach top speed faster, and have a hell of a ride doing it. With only 160 horses, the tc is not a speed demon, its nice for sliding around city corners and smoking hondas on short stretchs. You want speed, go buy a Supra. I'm goin the H/I/E route-minimal power gains but nice fuel efficiency and mileage
 

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Not the speed kills thing again! Speed doesn't kill, stupid does. Anyway I would like to dispense with the speed limiter so I don't keep getting "bounced back" to 123ish. Throws off the smooth handlling thing at high speeds. The rev limiter is good enough for limiting top speed.

We have a local race here where they close the highway for a day, has both twistys and looonnnggg straights. I was on it yesterday when coming home, what a blast.

I think that now I'll have to wait for the TRD supercharger because I think it will be better for sustained high speeds
 

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Sounds like you've never driven across Nevada...
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Jul 10 2005, 12:42 PM
Sounds like you've never driven across Nevada...
Nope, exception noted. I could see where that would be fine. Probably on some of the midwest highways would be safe too. But otherwise on any suburban/city highway my argument still holds.
 
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