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Old 06-21-2016, 12:29 PM   #11
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WOW ! I can't even imagine what 4500 rpm sounds like. At 3500 it sounds to me like the engine is about to hemorrhage. Maybe I'll have to get used to having a screaming engine if I want to maintain highway speeds on grades. On the other hand, maybe I'll just be content to run slower and save my engine
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:20 PM   #12
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This is redline on my RAV4. About 6,250 RPM.
Not recommending you drive at redline, but you've still got a ways to go at 4,500 rpm.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:42 PM   #13
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This is redline on my RAV4. About 6,250 RPM.
Not recommending you drive at redline, but you've still got a ways to go at 4,500 rpm.
I've held the Highlander's feet to the fire a few times and listened to her sing at about 5500 RPM. I don't worry about it as long as relief, (the crest) isn't too far off. Good oil, plenty of coolant, transmission not hunting, ought to do it and if she won't, we'll get something else that will. We used to rap those small block Chevys to about 7,000 in the drag racing days and they usually ran the very best just before they blew. 3700 isn't even a good sweat on the Toyota V-6s as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:00 PM   #14
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This is redline on my RAV4. About 6,250 RPM.
Not recommending you drive at redline...
I'm disappointed - I was expecting to see the tach showing a current engine speed of 6,250 rpm, and I wanted to see what the speedo said.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:11 PM   #15
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I'm disappointed - I was expecting to see the tach showing a current engine speed of 6,250 rpm, and I wanted to see what the speedo said.
I would do it for you Brian except for
1. The state patrol in Iowa is revenue generation oriented.
2. There's not a road in Iowa smooth enough to accommodate that kind of speed
3. I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandpa, not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

131 in a 69 Dodge Charger was fast enough for me especially going over a bridge in southern Iowa and getting a light elevator feeling before she came down and steadied out.
How about you? top speed.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:15 PM   #16
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I think the fastest I've gone is diving straight toward the ground in a aerobatic aircraft and then doing a loop and roll. I tried to explain to the pilot that we didn't need to be upside down to photograph the other planes doing a loop over Mt. Baker, but he didn't understand English.

Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones ("Hawks High Aerobatics Squad"), known simply as the 'Hawks' (Halcones), is an active group of nine officers of the Chilean Air Force who are trained specifically for aerobatics. One of the Halcones' signature moves is recreating the Chilean flag in the air using smoke. The team may be likened to the British Royal Air Force's Red Arrows for their affinity for complex, high-risk, aviation-based manoeuvers.

The Air Force, aware of the new and advancing aeronautic technology, decided to replace the Pitts for a new plane: the Extra 300.

This German-produced monoplane-wing media is powered by a Textron Lycoming engine of 300 hp. 2700 rpm 6-cylinder and 3-propeller wood blades covered with carbon fiber. The two-seater plane is built from 60% composite materials and 40% metal, and features a load factor and G + 10 - 10 G, roll rate of 360 ° per second, maximum weight 950 kg. The plane was designed to make various aerobatic maneuvers, but can only sustain 4 minutes of inverted flight.
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