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Old 01-28-2012, 01:40 AM
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I love my car and so I almost never touch 4k rpm when driving because I've heard (on my old celica anyway, only a 5sfe) that it greatly reduces the engine's life when going pass 5k rpm regularly. I have a stock h22a1.
1. How high do you guys rev up to on a regular drive?
2. How often do you guys rev over 5k rpm?
3. The redline in mine is pass 7k rpm. Do you guys think it's alright to rev over 5k daily?
4. Should I worry more about WOTing it more than high rev?
Thanks, I asked because I sometimes feel I want to rev over that for the feel and sound of the engine.
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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

well of course you can drive in which way you like to...

I dont feel need to hit the vtec that often also...I try to drive kinda economical and its more magical then when you really want to pull hard and you havent done it for a while
+ its pretty pointless use vtec here on winters because roads are frozen - no grip what so ever

I think that its more healthy to rev the engine every now and then than not to
but again if you always rev and rev IMO thats just stupid

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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

Beat on your engine and watch it beat on your wallet. Use common sense.
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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

^^true that. ha the urge to rev gets worse when u get exhaust. I always try not to but someone always is like "rev it up man" in the school parking lot n im like oh well one more time wont hurt
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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

I havent drove my lude in a pretty long time but when I did, I would seriously hit vtec about once a month. MAYBE twice a month. I babied my car. Lol
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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

I've found engines to be like bodies. Don't work out from time to time, dumb $hit starts to break or just not function quite right. Stretch and flex your engine from time to time. Take a hour or two cruise just to keep it in it's groove. Mine's a DD and at least once a day i'll pull hard, vtec and all getting onto the interstate, then just cruise the rest of the way home. Your engine will thank you for not turning it into a sissy imo.
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Re: question: daily drive, high rev

Re-vtec-ilize it first, then you can rip it up anytime.

To be fair save the high revving for the summer, so if something goes 'pop', you can work under a nice warm sun.
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I baby the piss out of my car even though it's not vtec. I honestly cannot remember the last time i held it WOT. But my girlfriends celica gts 2zzge on the other hand.... it sees 7500 rpm from time to time... lift (same as vtec) kicks in at 6k
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