Originally Posted by ride5000
put it this way:
i've been running an 8k redline for nearly 10 years on an ej205.
do i play up there often? no. but i have, and i will on occasion.
It is not terrible on a car with shimless buckets, although the 205 valve springs are softer than the 207 springs made to spin that fast. Even on my 207 I rarely take it past 7K because the torque is just not there.