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Post Makin' fun of the novice?

Originally Posted by BrooklynDriver View Post
I like the nice little flashing red light you get on the tach screen when you hit redline... sometimes when I'm in park I just stand on the gas up to redline and hold it there for two or three seconds just to hear the engine scream. Other than that it's hard to get to redline in the automatic, since it shifts itself before then when you're standing on the gas and the governor hits before the rev limiter in 4th.
Okay I'll bite... one thing I do know is that revving your engine that high in neutral is way more dangerous and destructive than when under power. That's similar to why you never actually want to run out of gas, because many/most/all fuel pumps are meant to have liquid resistance and burn up without it.

As far as not reaching the redline, my 3.31s get me there even without WOT... fo noolin'! :shiny:

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