Dunno, I have a 2000 and I can take it above 8k so I can land in lift in the next gear.
Perhaps your engine was cold. When your engine is cold, the ECU won't engage lift as a protection method so the engine won't get damaged.
yea some one else told me that too it must be true cus every time i tryed it it was when the engine was still cold
ill try it again tomorrow and let you know what happend after my engine is warm