Yah, I was deturred from buying a chip because nearly all of them raise the rev limiter... The rev limiter's there for a GOOD REASON and I don't like reducing it's effectiveness. I'm really not sure dude.
revving up any car that high isn't good for it. the only thing that driving like that will do is cause for an early rebuild. unless its a racecar, then maybe that would be suitable for driving that high. but look at the hp curve and its peak is less than 7k. so even revving the engine at that speed won't even benefit you that much. i have a 94 325is, with 100k, and i have never reached her over 6k.
These cars were meant to drive... meant to be driven.. not to be toyed with... and not to be pampered...
The engine is able to go a lot higher than 7k... but playing the odds.. and looking at the ratio.. bmw found an equal medium.. 500 isnt going to kill your engine any faster than 6500 on a regular basis.. just dont do it all the time...
Originally posted by abemcclellan+Oct 4 2004, 09:09 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(abemcclellan @ Oct 4 2004, 09:09 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>i have a 94 325is, with 100k, and i have never reached her over 6k.[/b]
Then you have no idea what you are missing!
<!--QuoteBegin-Kevin325i@Oct 4 2004, 08:36 PM The last 500 doesn't pull well so you're better off shifting anyways unless it's a 0-60 run [/quote]
Yes, having to shift into 3rd just before does kill the 0-60 times doesn't it? n
Saving a shift will shave probably a half second right there!
Right now, my motor has solid torque up past 6,000 rpm. It still keeps me back in the chair!
I hit redline probably 5 times a week. I try to shift before because the limiter slows you down... :
I just miss the low 5 second 0 - 60 runs I enjoyed with one shift in the old '87 5.0 LX 5 speed...
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.