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Old 12-16-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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hit the rev limiter hard in 1st gear, is it ok?

hey guys i was messing with an eclipse tonight and i wasnt paying attention to my tach when i was cruising in first gear about about 4k and then i mashed it and the rpm's shot up and slammed against the rev limiter before i could grab her into 2nd gear, but man did it hit the limiter hard, i was just wondering if its ok, it wont hurt anything with it?

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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awsome...hittin the rev limiter is a way of your engine sayin.."ok, good enough" so unless you do it like its goin outa style, i wouldnt worry about it..i pinch the limiter on every powershift, gives a good poppin noise when shifting gears, especially when you have a recorder and you have a driveby and right when you get to the camera powershift and POW.....kickass
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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yeah it should be fine as long as you're not doing it every day giong to the store.........or as long as you're not holding it there for too long of a time.........
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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keverytime i hit the rev in the wires car, when i try to hit 2nd gear most of the time it wont go into gear and when it does a huge as spark shoots from the half shaft so i try to not be to hard on the wifes zx3
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I hit the rev limiter in my SVTF every day, almost every time I take off in 1st gear she hits the limiter. Some days if I'm really pissed, I will hit the limiter in 1st through 4th. I now have 31K miles and nothing blew up yet. The limiter is there for a reason, because that is the RPM's that the motor can handle safely. As long as you don't downshift and go past 7500 RPM, you should be fine.
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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Shouldn't be hitting the rev limiter THAT often, but the saying goes 'no harm no foul'.
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Old 12-17-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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the rev limiter is there for a reason so it shouldn't be that big of a deal the only thing occurs is that the fuel cutts off other than that you shoudl be fine.
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:42 PM   #8
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I end up hitting the rev limiter once or twice a month.... this isnt a good thing since my limiter is set around 7800
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:45 PM   #9
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I have only hit it once...and wow I won't be doing that again...
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:52 PM   #10
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The rev limiter doesn't keep the motor from free-turning, but that would only be a problem on a 1-2-3-2.
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