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#23: 12-05-2012, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by mwiener2 View Post
Last time I tried to break mine was at the dragstrip. 5000rpm launch with my 3600lb outback. Front wheels hoppin.

Shifting at 7200rpm I missed 4th and grabbed 2nd from 3rd. Needle physically hit the right side of the tach and paused for a sec or two before coming back down. I'm guessing almost 10,000rpm. Almost took out an engine instead of a tranny.
2nd gear ratio: 1.822
3rd gear ratio: 1.296
(1.822 / 1.296) x 7200 rpm = 10,122 rpm

You really revved the engine to 10 g's! That's nuts, considering red line is at 6500.