it needs to be fully warmed up... like where it is after you've been driving for a few minutes... i think your lift is fine.
just for the future...
its not a good idea to rev your engine high before its warmed up because your oil pressure is not up where its supposed to be... thus resulting in uneccesary friction in the engine and causeing wear.
Very very true. The proper way to begin your drive EVERYTIME is to start the car. Don't rev don't do any of that. Just give it the little touch on the gas that it needs to start, no more. Then let it run for a few mins in the winter. Turn off you heat, in a few mins, turn it on, if warm air comes out, you can move. If it's still cold, wait some more.
In the summer. Wait 2 mins no less.
The reason for this is your car needs to get up to optimal operating temp. Just for examples sake...lets say that temp is 250 F.
In the summer, say it's 95 F. In your engine bay, it's more like 115 or so. That's a long way from 250 still...So you still need to wait for that temp to jump up there.
In the old days before EFI, you had carburetors and if you weren't warm enough, your car stalled when you punched it. Now we have EFI, and for many dolt heads, they think that means they can just start it right up and get the heck outta there. WARNING: THIS IS BAD.
Sure, you could start right up and go, EFI compensates and pumps a different amount of fuel into the chamber. (simple version, long version is a bit wordy...) but you don't wanna do that if you don't want to cause damage to your car in the long run. I mean REALLY long run. This is a long term damage thing here. You aren't going to blow your engine in shot here. lol. But I run my car so hard normally that I want to do EVERYTHING I can to minimize unnessesary damage.
I have so much info I don't know where to start. My own thread for one. lol.
Included in the idiotic things I see way to many people do...too big an exhust tip, rims too big for their engine output (yes, there IS a reason why companies don't put 18's on a frelling Civic...), over exagerating HP and Torque figures when adding coldair/ exhust/etc.
And one of my favorites to flame about...lowering their car. If I see ONE more damn punk who says they lowered their car and they only spent 300 to do it...I'm going to kill them. First off, the toe and camber kit ALONE costs 300...don't know what a toe and camber kit is? Don't know why you need one? Think I don't know what I'm talking about? Ask and you shall receive. If I see enough posts asking me for the info, I'll explain my post here in detail in a separate thread using objective, logical, and true explanations.