Hmmm, maybe Im not interpreting your statement correctly, but redlining the car while in gear with the clutch engaged should not be too hard on the car unless you do it all the time of course. In all honesty it would probably be worse for the engine if you liked to free rev the car to 7k often, like when the car is in neutral or in gear with the clutch disengaged. Any vehicle will wear faster when redlined frequently, it's the valvetrain and the belts/pulley's that worry me, not the bottom end. 7k really isn't a very high redline and honestly there isn't much reason to shift that late on the stock turbo anyways. My philosophy is drive it hard, drive it responsibly, and maintain the ever loving crap out of it.flatthump said:Hitting redline while in gear(with clutch engaged), I would imagine, is quite hard on the drivetrane.
drivers neck?? because of the whip-lash lol...SSteve00 said:I've heard many accounts of GM F-body drivers accidently shifting 3rd to 2nd under hard excelleration (when they intended to shift 3rd to 4th). The rev limiter can't prevent catastrophic RPM in this case. The GM LS1 bends pushrods when over rev'ed in this manner. What fails in the 2.5?
Wow. I fear for your STi's future.sti18 said:Thanks alot!! i just wanted to see what everyone else opinion was on it. I dont take my car to redline everytime lol. Its my baby i feel like i hurt her when i do it but its a car i mean money can fix anything on them almost but thanks again