Hey new member here and new car buyer. I couldn't find myself in anything other than a mustang and was wondering from a complete stop is 3500 rpm safe to accelerate at? And on the highway would 5000 rpm be safe? I do understand that the more rpm will use more gas and require more frequent oil changes, but I am fine with that. I just want to know if that will kill my engine?
Well usually from a stop I'll get to 2500 then the Rev limiter shifts down to 1500, and for highway if I took it up to 4500 it'd shift down of course to about 2500. So 4500 is dangerous if for example I'm revving to exit onto the highway?
No. Usually for everyday driving keep it in the high 2000 range and getting on the freeway around mid 3000. But once you get used to the car you'll be able to judge better where you should shift. And 5000 is not dangerous it's just hard on the engine
5K rpm constant on the hwy is a bad idea. I cruise at 70 in 5th gear at around 2K, maybe a little more. City driving is around the same rpm. I have a 3.31 gear so my rpm's will be lower than 3.73 at the same speed.