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Old 06-05-2018, 02:21 PM
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Flooring it in a higher mileage vehicle

At what mileage would you no longer feel comfortable with flooring it? (Given regular maintenance of course) I'm a fairly inexperienced car owner so I'm curious as to how hardy you all think these things are.
 
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I have a 2000 Honda S2000 with 149,000 miles.

I had it floored at 9000 RPM yesterday.

If I don't trust the car to the point where I wouldn't floor it, the car is dead.
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Gekisen View Post
At what mileage would you no longer feel comfortable with flooring it? (Given regular maintenance of course) I'm a fairly inexperienced car owner so I'm curious as to how hardy you all think these things are.
My attitude is just the opposite. When the car is relatively new, I tend to baby it, allowing it to wear and tear all the moving parts evenly. As the car gets older and I have less attachment to it is when I show a little more aggressiveness in driving and caring for the cosmetics.
 

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If I get to the mileage where I'm concerned about goosing the car, it's time to get a new car...
 
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
I have a 2000 Honda S2000 with 149,000 miles.

I had it floored at 9000 RPM yesterday.

If I don't trust the car to the point where I wouldn't floor it, the car is dead.
More or less agree for a modern cal. Although recently Dad sold a 1972 Camaro. I was willing to floor that in high school. Knowing how much rust is on the rear suspension now, I would probably, uh, feed the power on a little more slowly. Just in case :P
 
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Gekisen View Post
At what mileage would you no longer feel comfortable with flooring it? (Given regular maintenance of course) I'm a fairly inexperienced car owner so I'm curious as to how hardy you all think these things are.
i feel uncomfortable flooring my GK... sounds like a dying vacuum cleaner mang.
 
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Before I sold my Integra, I bought it at about 80k km, and sold it at around 300,000 km. I floored it when ever I wanted to. Nice reliable B18B motor!
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:48 AM
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I believe that it is BENEFICIAL to do a couple high-rpm runs periodically (once a month).



I even run the wife's minivan to 4000 RPM (when she's not looking).





I'm incorrigible. GRIN
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:01 AM
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I had a 2000 Insight with 222k miles on it before I sold it. I had to floor is regularly(because it only made 67 hp), and it was fine. Never felt the need to baby an older car, as long as it's properly maintained
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:13 AM
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I think the real question here is:

" Is it really ever a good idea to "floor" a vehicle of any age, in nearly any circumstance?"

I think the majority of Mini-Vans, SUV's and pedestrian vehicles are not designed to routinely be floored. They are not Drag Strip or Sports car offerings by design.

For them, quick acceleration capabilities are mostly for highway merging or emergency maneuvers. That's pretty much where I leave it.

If I have the desire to drive faster...and the clear open road to do so? I don't really care if I reach that speed in 10 seconds or 3 seconds...I'm not that impatient. And if I'm that desperate to feel G-Force? I'll stop by the amusement park and ride the roller coaster.

In general I think rapid acceleration is pushing the mechanical extreme of any vehicle. For most common vehicles? Why do it period?

In short I think most common vehicles...which I would call The Honda Fit, are designed more for rapid acceleration (flooring it) as an escape, emergency maneuver, not as a routine happening of choice. I think they are "hardy" enough to do it, but it's not something I seek out by choice unless the circumstance makes it necessary.
 

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yes, GK drives best when not pushed.
 
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My cars have always been treated as appliances and I miss my 6MT; daily redlines were fun. Now I have the CVT -> always under 2300 rpm. I am officially a 30 yr old grandpa.

My only requirement for the daily "flooring" is a nicely warmed up toasty engine.
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:49 PM
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I'd say, as long as you are confident enough to do it, in a safe manner, and have done regular maintenance, why not? #FitToTheFloor lol

That said, these are not high-speed cars. Speed at your discretion.
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:19 PM
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I floored my '17 CVT today. It didn't do anything except made more noise.
 
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yah, i noticed the same on my 16 merging on the expressway..
 
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90k miles on the Honda. Sees red line several times a week. Won't hurt it. Keeps the carbon out!



Got a 49 year old Mustang with the original engine that sees WOT all the time!
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:13 AM
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"Flooring" it can defeat the capacity of the lubricant. Oils and greases can withstand only so much force. Just like anything mechanical, lubes have their limits. I would only "floor it" under extreme conditions.
 
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I've never owned a car I've felt uncomfortable with the idea of "flooring it" no matter the mileage. I floor our '15 pretty regularly, and have no qualms doing so....makes having the 6 spd manual worthwhile
 
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