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Old 03-03-2021, 09:06 PM   #1
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if you don't care about mpg, is it bad to always stay 5k+ rpm?
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:10 PM   #2
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i would imagine it could affect the longevity of the engine...
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:57 PM   #4
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:11 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:47 AM   #6
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if you don't care about mpg, is it bad to always stay 5k+ rpm?
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:52 AM   #7
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Why on earth would you stay above 5000 rpm's constantly??????
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:15 PM   #8
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Why on earth would you stay above 5000 rpm's constantly??????
He Drives an S2000? Definitely need more information. Also could be to annoy the neighbors. Scare away bears or other large animals. I can see lots of reasons to drive at 5000 rpm all the time.

Kidding aside, it all depends on your car and motor. I think the power band sits high on an STI so to get any power you might have to be sitting up there. Others can speak better, I would think if you don't want to be on power band, you can trundle around at much lower rpm. My car is a WRX but since i am just running around town my car has not been over 3000 rpm in almost two weeks. I will take it out for a fun drive though maybe on the weekend. I can run around town all day between 1500 and 3000 rpm just trying to not get noticed and where I need to go.

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Old 03-04-2021, 02:50 PM   #9
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He Drives an S2000? Definitely need more information. Also could be to annoy the neighbors. Scare away bears or other large animals. I can see lots of reasons to drive at 5000 rpm all the time.

Kidding aside, it all depends on your car and motor. I think the power band sits high on an STI so to get any power you might have to be sitting up there. Others can speak better, I would think if you don't want to be on power band, you can trundle around at much lower rpm. My car is a WRX but since i am just running around town my car has not been over 3000 rpm in almost two weeks. I will take it out for a fun drive though maybe on the weekend. I can run around town all day between 1500 and 3000 rpm just trying to not get noticed and where I need to go.
Your WRX has essentially the same EJ. I'm with you, keep it under 3k when you're not pushing it.
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