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I was looking at ebay and noticed someone had gauge clusters for the ssr dash. They have a mph cluster for american cars and a kpm cluster for canadian cars. Another thing I noticed was that the rpm gauges redline at different speeds. The american cluster redlines at about 5500 rpm but the canadian cluster redlines at 6500 rpm. Does anyone know why they chose different redline values on the gauges? Or are you canadians just a lot heavier on the throttle? :jester :nono :ssr
 

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The 5500 rpm limit is for 03 and 04 SSRs with the 5.3 Liter engine. The engine can happily go much higher than that of course, but that is where GM set the redline to intimidate you from going higher.

The 6500 redline is for the 05 SSR which has the Corvette 6.0 Liter engine.

Sounds like someone who is selling guages doen't understand the differences between the 05 SSRs and the earlier ones.

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p.s. Having been born in Candad, and having lived there for 28 years before coming to my senses and coming to the U.S., I can tell you with great authority that Canadians do NOT have a heavier throttle foot.

In the Revolutionary War, THEY were the ones who didn't want to raise a ruckus with britain, and in fact, many U.S. anti-war pacifists went to Canada then (good riddance :) ). Their overall culture is much more conservative than the U.S. culture. They are, for example, irrationally fearful about guns and try hard to legislate them out of existence like their misguided bretheren in England have. :)

Their fuel cost is also normally much higher than ours.

Jim G :)
 

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JimGnitecki said:
p.s. Having been born in Candad, and having lived there for 28 years before coming to my senses and coming to the U.S., I can tell you with great authority that Canadians do NOT have a heavier throttle foot.

In the Revolutionary War, THEY were the ones who didn't want to raise a ruckus with britain, and in fact, many U.S. anti-war pacifists went to Canada then (good riddance :) ). Their overall culture is much more conservative than the U.S. culture. They are, for example, irrationally fearful about guns and try hard to legislate them out of existence like their misguided bretheren in England have. :)

Their fuel cost is also normally much higher than ours.

Jim G :)
Hi Jim

Don't paint all the Canadians with the same brush, I have British heritage, my Father came to Canada from the U.S.A. not as an anti-war pacifist but as a pioneer homestead farmer, I have a gun collection that pales in comparision to my brothers and am not irrationally fearful of a gun unless it is pointed at me, I do not agree with the legislation of gun registration, I am known for not being light with my throttle foot and we are a major exporter oil to the U.S. and yes our fuel costs are higher for our own consumption.
 
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