Originally Posted by Downey
not if the tac goes to 7 with no red i bet its more like 7k
I doubt it. The 2.3 Duratec makes max power at 5250 rpm, so I'm pretty sure friction would take over well before 7000 to the point of not only would it be very damaging, but the engine probably physically couldn't make it that high, except maybe in 1st gear. The ignition/electronics probably limits it at 6500 at the very most.
BTW, I had an Accord that also made max power at 5250 rpm as well. The tach ran all the way up to 8k, but I know there's no way in he// it could physically get close to that, with or without a rev limiter.