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Old 01-22-2005, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well ever since i got my 325 ive been loving it, but i find myself pushin the car pretty hard to much of the time. So far the car is doing great, but with 125+ miles on the engine i cant be helping anything to be driving her as hard as i have been.

basically my question is, how many times a week or day or hour do you redline your car? or push her to the limit in the twisties?

i think i generally am being to hard on the motor, but i just want some comparison to see how hard others are on their bimmers.
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Old 01-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I usually red line at least once a day on my 328 engine..
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i push my 1.8 to the limit every day, probably red-lining it 3-5 times daily. i normally don't shift until about 4k either, but hey...the car is made for that shit. i've never had any maintenence problems either, car has ran like a charm since i bought it over a year ago.

i just can't help it, i love the tone of my car.
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i dont redline my car, as mines an older car, with alot of moving wieght.
but i corner hard, accelerate hard, and cruise rather fast.
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I don't redline it, but I take it up to 5k rpm t least once a day (when I dirve it that is)
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i drive it moderatly hard, i blast it every once in a while, but for normal day driving im pretty tame, i just corner hard all the time (weather permitting)
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when its warmed up i redline it every 1st to 2nd change. then about 4500 every other gear.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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With 144,000+ on my E36 i also cant help thinkin that somethin is gonna break at any moment.....still doesn't stop me from touchin the redline about once every 2 days.

With my E39, i dont really cruise fast, but i love killin people off the line at the lights.....since i bought it i haven't touched the redline...5,000rpm is enough!
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93k miles

I redline it at least once a day, usually a few times more, occassionally I'll dip passed the red.

Normal driving I usually shift around 3.5-4. Most of the time I'm nice to my car, but when I'm mean, I'm brutal. I love freeway racing so my car really gets a work out staying around the 6k mark in 4th and if it's a free for all, I'll dip into the red in 5th.
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but i love killin people off the line at the lights.....since i bought it i haven't touched the redline...5,000rpm is enough!
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I drive mine way harder than I should. Even though it's automatic, I run it pretty hard.
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i let mine warm up to normal temp, then i get 5k so often, and hit some corners, like on ramps and stuff, once a week i do a burn out maybe, and hit red line in 2nd 3rd and 4th when i'm going all out for fun
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I got about a 178k on mine, I redline at least 2 times a day, I have taken it to limits on coners/curves such that the rear end loses grip without me giving any throtte (in the summer), in the winter most or are turns are taken by drifting. BTW have'nt had any problem with the tranny or engine.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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got an auto.. so my car shifts 5800rpm . .... only when i am abusing.. which is once or twice daily!
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Wanna here some funny shit....me and my dad co own our 528e 1985....haha, I wanna here some1 top this. 433,000 miles.....i redline everyday......

???????? some1 beat that?
take turns like a champ.

engine swap to same stock engine...at 147,000 miles.
5 speed manual btw

My 328is 1996. 121,000 miles 5 speed
once every 3 days maybe....3 days.

but I never go over 4k if im just high reving to get up to speed...its redline ...or 4 for me.

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