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... from a roll in 1st (not a downshift or missed shift) for about 2-3 seconds. I would have gotten out of it sooner, but I was fishtailing a bit and I was trying to keep as much control as possible. I don't hear any new noises and she seems to run OK, but how big is the possibility that I did some engine damage from that? It sure is fun, but of course I don't want to hurt anything.
 

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Don't make a habit of it ;) ...but you're probably fine.

I did it the other day during some "spirited driving" with a sport bike and mine seems fine.
 

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The reason the rev limiter is there is to prevent you from doing damage to your engine if you overrev it. If you bounce off the limiter every now and then, I don't think it's going to do any damage, especially on a relatively stock car. I wouldn't make a habit out of it, but you should be fine.
 

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You shouldn't have hurt anything. That is why the rev limiter is there - to protect you from yourself :D
I wouldn't make a habit of it however. You can fishtail without reving that high.
 

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Thanks guys, I didn't really think I had hurt anything, but since I'm new to these cars, I wasn't too sure and I was a little worried.

2MchFun said:
You can fishtail without reving that high.
Good point. This was the first time I've really gotten on it with the traction control off though, so every other time I've done it I've been interrupted. Traction control is very useful, but I sure am glad there's a button to turn it off! :thumb:
 

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Thanks guys, I didn't really think I had hurt anything, but since I'm new to these cars, I wasn't too sure and I was a little worried.



Good point. This was the first time I've really gotten on it with the traction control off though, so every other time I've done it I've been interrupted. Traction control is very useful, but I sure am glad there's a button to turn it off! :thumb:

Gotta love "Comp Mode"...you do use that right? :cheers:
 

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When you start seeing parts coming out the tail pipes, you will know when you hit the rev limiter too many times. :lol:

Bob :D
 

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Wingnut said:
Gotta love "Comp Mode"...you do use that right? :cheers:
I haven't used that yet b/c I wasn't sure I was ready. :pp:

What is the difference between the three modes?
 

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NewFoundPower said:
I haven't used that yet b/c I wasn't sure I was ready. :pp:

What is the difference between the three modes?
When in comp mode active handling is enabled and traction control is turned off. The way you were driving both active handling and traction control were turned off. This is not recommended unless you are an expert driver. Active handling saved me just last weekend from an accident.
 

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NewFoundPower said:
I haven't used that yet b/c I wasn't sure I was ready. :pp:

What is the difference between the three modes?
I don't ever go unprotected. Dry weather I'm always in Comp mode, that way the active handling is intact. Wet, if I get caught in the rain, I always have full protection. I never turn everything off. Just a suggestion though.
 

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PerforminNorman said:
Just use LS1 edit and remove that thing. It's just a hinderance.
I don't need no stinking Rev limiter, Watch this :zboobie:

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I hit mine often! It's redline for dummies ;) Worse thing then hitting rev limiter, is a high speed shift from 5 to 4, when you meant to go to 6! :eek:
 

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redimpss5 said:
I hit mine often! It's redline for dummies ;) Worse thing then hitting rev limiter, is a high speed shift from 5 to 4, when you meant to go to 6! :eek:
Ya... rev limiter won't help you on that one... :eek:
 

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NewFoundPower said:
I haven't used that yet b/c I wasn't sure I was ready. :pp:

What is the difference between the three modes?
Comp Mode is my friend...I use it most of the time. Definitely safer than turning both systems off IMHO. You can still spin the tires but it helps if you fishtail too much.
 

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redimpss5 said:
I hit mine often! It's red-line for dummies ;) Worse thing then hitting rev limiter, is a high speed shift from 5 to 4, when you meant to go to 6! :eek:
I hope you realize what you are describing and has nothing to do with the Rev limiter. What you are talking about is a mechanical over-speed. The damage this causes is usually bent push-rods at the minimum. If your seems to be down on power after a over-speed it can be traced to bent push-rods and the car will seem to operate normally. :cheers:

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I went to RICER night to see what my son does on Wednesday nights
and those kids (not my son) rev their ricers in neutral and hit their rev limiters for kicks. It is amazing how stupid some of those kids are.
If it wasn't for rev limters that parking lot would be full of conrods flying around
 

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... from a roll in 1st (not a downshift or missed shift) for about 2-3 seconds. I would have gotten out of it sooner, but I was fishtailing a bit and I was trying to keep as much control as possible. I don't hear any new noises and she seems to run OK, but how big is the possibility that I did some engine damage from that? It sure is fun, but of course I don't want to hurt anything.

Hitting the rev limiter doesnt hurt much, actually , having the traction control come on when over powering it and its action of cutting off fuel, cylinders ect, is problably one of the worst things on motors as far as common things, ofcourse there's worst things but if you're going to drive with the t/c, dont drive to let it come on, thats worst than the rev limiter by far I think, on our cars it comes on actually right at red line, it is really easy to hit because our cars rev really quick too up top, on most cars rev limiters are at 400rpm over redline, when my z06 gets in a fish tail which its 90% of its running time :yeadog: , I tend to peddle the gas on and off to get away from redline, it also makes the fishtail longer :D , but I hit the rev limiter some times :z:
 
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