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lucky if you see this click on it #269436 Sep 7, 9:02pm Sep 7, 9:02pm
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lucky if you see this click on it
okay i have a question, i showed the video of you shifting at 8,600 rpm to a friend, and he asked me how come you do that, he was wondering if our engines still make power after red line, he said something like the engines should stop producing hp wen they reach the red line, is this true or false?

Re: lucky if you see this click on it [Re: Clos] #269437 Sep 7, 9:03pm Sep 7, 9:03pm
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anyone else thats knows about this can help 2

Re: lucky if you see this click on it [Re: Clos] #269438 Sep 7, 9:03pm Sep 7, 9:03pm
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well he prob played with that power fc and made his engine go nutz


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you canmake power with proper tuning butwhy risk bending a valve?


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power FC allows different maps to be made... allowing more power to be made at higher rpm's.

Re: lucky if you see this click on it [Re: spaztikid] #269441 Sep 7, 11:17pm Sep 7, 11:17pm
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Revs are limited by a computer, not because the engine can't make horse power above redline, but because the motor will not take the extreem punishment. As soon as you remove the rev limiter using power FC, even without tuning, the GTS will make power all the way past 9,000.

Re: lucky if you see this click on it [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #269442 Sep 7, 11:27pm Sep 7, 11:27pm
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" he said something like the engines should stop producing hp wen they reach the red line, is this true or false? "

true, to honda engines.

our GTS engine makes power till about 8600rpm (where redline is at 7800rpm). then it start to drop, but maintaining an average of 160whp until 9000rpm (where the cams, valves starts to vibrate, causing unstableness)

where as the vtec engines stops making power after redline (the cams, valves starts to vibrate, causing unstableness even b4 redline). the car actually slows down when you pull longer on a gear over redline.

this is on engine with STOCK blocks, cams, valves. Modded ECU is to be used to go pass redline. but the hardware of the eninge is remained STOCK.

there it shows the difference of the limits of the two engine.


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Re: lucky if you see this click on it [Re: Elec-FuYu] #269443 Sep 8, 12:22pm Sep 8, 12:22pm
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holy moly thats a lot of incorrect information spineyes

basically the engine stops making power at around 8200 rpms.

when anyone finds a gts N/A that makes power to 9K rpms let me know wink

the next question,
why shift at 8600.
simple answer =lift
complex answer= in order to get the best possible acceleration you want to stay on the highest curve in the powerpand, on our cars with tuning on the pfc we can make peak power at 8200 rpms, but only loose about 5whp by 8600 rpms, if one were to shift at 8200 rpms (and still land in lift) you would be making less horse power at 6000-6500 rpms than if you held the gear till 8600 and then shifted and landed around 6600 rpms.
at 8600 rpms on our cars the engine makes the same power at 6600 rpms therefore that is the idea "sweat spot" you want to stay in for maximum acceleration.
gearing and tire size play a role in the shift point also, you do not want to shift 4th at 8600 rpms because 4th gear is so (numerically shorter) than 3rd gear, when you up shift 4th gear at 8600 rpms you rpms drop to about 68-6900 rpms, this would hinder acceleration because the sweet spot is right at 6600, so you would need to upshift 4th gear around 8200 rpms in order to stay in the engines sweet spot.

this is all with the apexi power FC of course.

btw tell your friend hes a tool, and redline doesn't mean the engine stops making power after that point, manufacturers put that there to stop the average idiot from blowing his engine(which is also why rev limiters are installed on production vehicles)


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