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I dont know about you guys, but i'm the kind of person who drives shifring at 2000 rpm, and thinks anything over 3000 is abusing your motor. I can count the number of times I've redlined first with my 2 hands. Yea I drive granpa style :lol:

But sometimes you just gotta let her go to the red, you know make sure it still works. This morning on my way to finals, I was all juiced about it. Traffic slows down to about 40 and I decide I need to stretch the cars legs out. After I get an opening I drive at 40 for a few second to build up some distance. Then double clutch from 5th into 2nd, and this thing is off. 7k in 2nd, shift to 3rd and redline it, bam into fourth, and let off at about 6000rpm since i'm getting close to the cars in front. The advanced timing and groundwires seem to have made a pretty good difference in the acceleration, plus it got some of that finals tension out of me.

I dont know about you guys but sometimes you just gotta remind yourself of what your car can do.
 

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Sometimes I find that I have to do that too. I drive along with it around 2500RPM for awhile, then I need to test it. Normally I need to test it if I'm at a traffic light, or there is someone beside me who is going faster. It's just coincidence.
 

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naturally, I and probably another Deep River baby thought the thread's title meant somethig else altogether, and now feel ripped off for our clicking efforts. Be careful next time. Had we been Americans, you'd have been served your papers by now.
 

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i second that notion. i did that profusely this morning on the way to school (for finals). you can count me in as another contestant for driving like an a**hole on the road (around the holidays no less).
 

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Yeah every once in a while I feel the need ot make sure the car hasn't mysteriously lost power... and by once in a while I mean at least once per day... hahaha. I drive pretty calmly most of the time, but on trips between cities (Riverside->Rancho or vice versa) I like to wind her out, usually no higher than 6500 though. I've only gone to 7K at th estrip, and that was only for 2 runs with some time to let her cool down as well...
 

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Redlining isn't the best idea out there. Drive it hard, but above 5500 is just going to ruin parts faster. I don't shift unless I've hit 4000rpm (SPI), but I wouldn't dare let it touch the red. Besides, torque/hp dropoff on the 1.9L and SPI is way before redline, it doesn't really do much good to take it above that.
 

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I don't redline very often.

My motto is 'drive it like you rented it.'
Because driving like you stole it means obey all speed limits, merge carefully, and always use your blinker if you don't wanna get caught.
 

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6000 rpm in 4th in a GT is like 100mph.. good thing ya didnt crash the car.

every tuesday i take the hiway home instead of the back side roads.. that way i can wrap it up to 7k in 3 gears and burn off any extra carbon i built up with city driving.
 

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You ever rented a car? most people drive it like they stole it when they rent cars... It's not yours, beat the hell out of it! :p
That's the idea. People beat the hell out of cars when they rent them, but smart car thieves remain inconspicuoesesses... I can't spell. So, drive it like you rented it. :D
 

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yeah i just dropped a new motor into my ride... i have revved it to like 5500 when it was cold 2 times in the past like 6 months but i always let it warm up before i do that.
 

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the best lesson form this tread.. NEVER buy a car that was a rental!..LoL... I know my firend bought the extra insurance on a car he rented, and drove it like a bat outta hell.... but it was fun, and nice knowing... it wasn't our car to worry about..haha...
last night I got stupid and decided to see if my car still had the guts to do 117(previous highest mph) and this time I got her all the way up to 120mph.... I don't like speeding above 90 on a regular basis, but I couldnt see a car light in my rear view or in front of me.. so I did it.. I'll just blame it on the boy I was with that was driving 120 on the freeway for the hell of it.... made me wanna speed... damnit!

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same over here matey, gotta open up the car somethimes but i much prefer going round some country lanes, nice and tight bends, and the way my cars setup she loves the twisties.

one thing i dont understand is this Double clutching u mention, seen it on Fast and Furious and thought it was just for the movies, can someone explain???

cheers
 

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It means gettting the rpms to what they would be at that speed in that gear before re engaging the clutch. I forget why you hit the clutch pedal twice, but the whole thing has been unnecessary since they invented the synchro.
 

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before synchros were used, what you would do is in a higher gear, shift to neutral first, then rev up the engine (flywheel spins the input shaft faster) then shift to your lower gear. This basically gets the gears up to speed inside the gearbox and helped them to not grenade when suddenly going from like 2000rpm in 4th to 5000rpm in 2nd.

Now that synchro blocking rings are used in trannies, along with helical instad of straight-cut gears, all you need to do when downshifting is blip the throttle as you're re-engaging the clutch, so when you're re-engaged, the engine is spinning right at the speed you need it to be for smooth engagement rather than a jerky downshift, which is hard on gears, clutches, flywheels, and engines. aka rev-matching.


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drive a car the way yo uwant it to be driven, you drive it all safe and grandpa style, it will scare it when its driven hard, plus you drive it hard from the get go, the car will get used to u, just not as long,

i probably hit high rpm like 4 times on teh way homwe from work, damn traffic, i drive mine hard, and she keeps on going!
 
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