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Old 04-05-2001, 01:17 PM   #2
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The engineers that work at the car manufacturers generally take a lot of things into consideration in order to determine the redline. Things like:

Long term durability

Catastrophic failure (bending valves, breaking conn rods, etc.)

maximum accelerations of pistons, rods, etc

In the end, I'm sure everone on the design team agrees on a "safe" RPM that the engine can live at in the long term.
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