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    Iíve just bought a GTI6 and was wondering how far other GTI6 drivers rev out their cars??

    i mostly do city driving and the gear change is smoother around and over 4000rpm is there a medium? And should I be worried about engine damage at higher revs,

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    I guess I just drive my car like any other. I don't normally rev it out I don't think, unless I'm giving it some stick. If I'm just cruising I usually just change 1-2-4-6, but if you're giving it a bit, that gear change from 2nd-3rd always puts a smile on my face I have to say!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James G
    And should I be worried about engine damage at higher revs,
    No. That's what the rev limiter is there for. Change your oil and oil filter every 5000 kms and rev it as hard and often as you like. However I generally find there's no point revving past 6500 rpm as max power is made there anyway, and shifting at that rpm puts the revs in the next gear straight within the power band. Don't worry, enjoy the car.

    edit: LOL I just saw your other thread about mods to increase power. First suggestion to unleash big hp is to venture into the higher revs!
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    7200rpm every time

    haha nah jus kidding around 3500, 4000 day to day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTi - 666
    7200rpm every time

    haha nah jus kidding around 3500, 4000 day to day.
    thanks guys, the change from my 505 sti is hugh still getting used to the beast!

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    ive hit the rev limiter a few times but typically i dont flog it when its cold, but thats common sense. its not practical to take it to 6k every time but when you're having a good drive, theres no reason not too

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    Quote Originally Posted by pase
    ive hit the rev limiter a few times but typically i dont flog it when its cold, but thats common sense. its not practical to take it to 6k every time but when you're having a good drive, theres no reason not too
    Hear, hear.

    I've got 124k on the clock (I've had it since 30k), never ever never flogged it cold, flat shifted on the rev limiter very occasionally, raced it through 1st, 2nd & 3rd occasionally, hardly ever tried high rev starts - and she's going very sweetly thank you. I love the extra 1500 revs after most fours want you to change gears, although I don't often use them. Just knowing they are there is half the fun. In town I prefer to be sedate, but here in Launceston I can afford to be patient because a) what's a peak hour? and b) just outside the city we have some fun roads that make owning the GTi-6 one of life's finer pleasures.
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    does anyone else find 2nd gear a bit tall tho it seems all my mates are shifting into 4th and im just into third,

    still when you get to redline in 3rd its quite rewarding

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTi - 666
    does anyone else find 2nd gear a bit tall tho it seems all my mates are shifting into 4th and im just into third,

    still when you get to redline in 3rd its quite rewarding
    I agree it is taller than other cars, but I find it perfect. Also I don't think it's a case of 2nd being so tall but since 1st is relatively tall, they had to put 2nd into that area. I mean 1st revs out at 70kph and 2nd is only 40kph higher than that. Then 3rd and 4th are very close which is why it's got that phenomenal in gear acceleration that many 5spd hatches with a higher power/weight can't match. Around the mountain roads here I find the gearing is great and can even use 1st gear on some of the really slow corners out of where it pulls like train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    thought trains were quite slow off the mark...
    i'd call you a smartarse but I'm starting to sound repetitive
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    Quote Originally Posted by U Turn
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