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I got a gen5 Auto camry..

I brought a friend with me to travel places.. went on some interstate.. decided to randomly floor it and it was going well for the most part

When I hit 120mph ish, car naturally shifted into 4th gear and car began to stall at like 125.. like tachometer just went from 5.5k rpm to 4k.. it felt like the engine just shut off or something

My question is.. is there any way you can fix this?
 

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Definitely sounds like a fuel cut off. Does Camry has a speed limiter? I'm not sure on that one. I know that the A'PEXi Rev/Speed Meter can eliminate that but I'm not sure if it has an application for Camry either though.
 

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so how would i remove the fuel cut?
 

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Sounds like a govenor, don't think the camrys have fuel cut... mostly domestics if I am not mistaking.

To answer your question a "chip" or piggyback ecu can remove the govenor code or trick the ECU into thinking you are driving slower, thus rasing your top speed.
 

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I got the same deal.

My 2004 SE V6 seems to have a rev limiter. In any gear it will only allow it to go to 6,000 rpm. I'm pretty sure it's an electronic rev limiter. It seems to act just like the Mallory rev limiters I used to use when drag racing back in the day. I wish it would give another 500rpm or so, because the engine is still pulling hard at 6,000rpm.
 

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i hit 120+ in my G5 racing my brother down rt9 in his Maxima nothing happened...
 

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2k4CamThrilla,

Put your Tranny in first and floor it. Leave it in first and you''ll see your engine is limited to 6,000 rpm. It's got to be limited because the engine is still cranking up when all of the sudden #$&^()$*&#$#_)$%(*. Try it out.
 

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i'll try it, but nothing ever happened to my car when i hit 120+ i started to slow the car down, maybe i slowed it down right before the cut? Being that a sherrif was chasing my bro and I and caught my bro before he could get me, cuz my brother slowed down...but i'll try what you said...
 

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Re: I got the same deal.

Mikey21 said:
My 2004 SE V6 seems to have a rev limiter. In any gear it will only allow it to go to 6,000 rpm. I'm pretty sure it's an electronic rev limiter. It seems to act just like the Mallory rev limiters I used to use when drag racing back in the day. I wish it would give another 500rpm or so, because the engine is still pulling hard at 6,000rpm.
Why would you want to? After 5,500RPM (your hp peak) your only losing power. It would be pointless to keep going. Anyways, your also messing up your engine by running it so high. The only thing that would cause your engine to do is break down faster.


And Camrys have a governor. After about 120, it will drop you down.

Why do you need to go that fast anyways? Not like you will ever hit it racing or something. All your ever going to do is endanger other people.
 

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i don't even go over 100
 

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SmokingTiresV6,

Why do all the major car manufacturers continue to make more and more horsepower? People like to go fast!

Last summer I took my wifes 2003 SE I4 from Los Angeles to Sacramento averaging 120 mph the whole way. I did it in the middle of the night and the only draw back was I had to buy a full bra for the front of her car to hide all the chips.

I liked her Camry soo much I bought myself a 2004 SE V6. I didn't buy it to go slow. If I wanted to go slow I would have bought GEO or something.

As far as losing power? Factory specs have HP peak at 225HP @ 5,600 rpm. What happens when you change out the exhaust to a free flowing one. HP peaks at a higher RPM. Anything you do to the exhaust or intake to help her breath will make it peak at a higher RPM.

I grew up drag racing. I like power! And the SE I have is definitely limited by what ever is holding it out. There is more potential under the hood. And longevity? Who holds a car any more for more than 5 years?

I love speed but I do drive safely. Meaning I never speed in residential neiborhoods ( I have a 3 year old. Speed on my street and I will personally give you a face to face. 6'2" 275lbs. face to face.
:mad: )

My 5 speed auto sucks when left to shift on it's own. Because of the torque the motor puts out (240ft. lbs.) it up shifts faster than most unless you have more than a partial throttle. And because of all the torque a partial throttle is all you ever need. So you get granny shifts all the time and the tranny needs to down shift frequently to get back to where it should be.

So I manually shift the trans( I'm working on getting a dual gate shifter set up from a Solara.). And being an old school drag racer I listen to my car for shift points. My car definitely doesn't get there because of the rev limiter. Having it set to 6,500 would be ideal. As smooth as the engine runs at high RPM I dought it's ready to implode, unless they have inferior parts and are protecting them through a limiter. :confused:

Any way speed doesn't kill. People do!
 

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Let's take this to PM. This isn't the place for it ;)
 
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