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Just went upto 6000 rpm for the first time ever!

Coming back from university with a slightly bad mood as i had to stay longer than usual, i surprisingly found the road clear and decided to just let all my frustration out

pressed the accelerator like i've never pressed it before and WOW! what a great sound reaching 6000 rpm for the first time ever!! today i found out what Alfas are all about. Such a great experience and this is just a 2.0 4cylinder i felt like kicking myself as i never tried this earlier (almost 2 months into ownership)

im pretty sure this is the first of many

And to all those who haven't tried this yet (although few, if any) i highly recommend trying this out

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Nice feeling huh
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It goes to 7000 you know.........
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It goes to 7000 you know.........
What he said, I redline mine daily, it's what it's there for

(well just about, your well out of the power band about 6.5k on a 1.6)
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i know it goes to 7000

now thats my next target
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7200 to be accurate, where the rev limiter kicks in...
i do believe
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Re: Just went upto 6000 rpm for the first time ever!

Sometimes though, I just wish mine revved that little bit more! As nice as 7000 is, I occasionally find when flooring it that I hit the rev limiter, when about to change gear! Just sounds so nice up there I wanna stay a bit longer!
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Hit my rev limiter quite often
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Urm, it's the rev limiter for me regularly too.

She sings itialian opera at 5-7k. What a beautiful sound!

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Sometimes though, I just wish mine revved that little bit more! As nice as 7000 is, I occasionally find when flooring it that I hit the rev limiter, when about to change gear! Just sounds so nice up there I wanna stay a bit longer!
Autodelta remap raises the rev limit to 7.5K
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If you were driving it competently you'd change gear before you hit the rev limiter.....
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It's well past the power by the time you hit the limiter, so best to change up - I find around 6.5k the typical spot, depending on which gear I'm in.

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7000 Giri. Give it a go.
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time for me to hit the limiter too!

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time for me to hit the limiter too!

Won it just change up? Forgive my ignorance but I have no idea how a selespeed works end user wise. Is it an automatic that you can shift with paddles, or is it always in paddle shift mode?
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Won it just change up? Forgive my ignorance but I have no idea how a selespeed works end user wise. Is it an automatic that you can shift with paddles, or is it always in paddle shift mode?
It will change up when you hit the limiter, mine does anyway, and its a manual gearbox with hydraulic clutch and gearchange via the paddles.
City mode (automatic) is an option you can select
 
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Won it just change up? Forgive my ignorance but I have no idea how a selespeed works end user wise. Is it an automatic that you can shift with paddles, or is it always in paddle shift mode?
well, if i use paddles (or the gear stick), the car switches from "city (auto)" to " manual" . but in all honestly im not sure about the shifting at that rpm as ive only reached 6000 once (in auto)
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It will change up when you hit the limiter, mine does anyway, and its a manual gearbox with hydraulic clutch and gearchange via the paddles.
City mode (automatic) is an option you can select
Thanks for clarification

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Paddles? Pah. Real men grab their knob to slip the ring along the shaft, put their foot down to give her a squirt and then point it at the bend
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lol i no i also red line mine daily, so much fun

The first thing id do when having a new car is take it for a blast see what it can do

im sure mine goes to 7.5 its a 1.8 if that makes any difference
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7200 to be accurate, where the rev limiter kicks in...
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Different on all Alfas 156's rev higher from what I have experienced than other Alfa's my dads 147 2litre revved till 7k and the 156 now revs to 7.2k

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What he said, I redline mine daily, it's what it's there for

(well just about, your well out of the power band about 6.5k on a 1.6)
Yours is like mine haha All outta power by 6500 but sounds so nice
 
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Re: Just went upto 6000 rpm for the first time ever!

the 2.0 is a peach. no worries about revving to 7k. it never seems to run out of power. The higher it revs, the nicer it sounds and the better the feeling when you bang it into the next gear.
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On a side note keep an eye on the oil
 
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On a side note keep an eye on the oil

Good advice.
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Mine(2.0 TS) pulls strongly right to the redline.......which is unfortunate as unless you are actualy watching the tacho, you cannot feel through "the seat of your pants" that you are approaching the redline.........
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