Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
In the year I've been driving the truck, I hit the limit once. I'm not 16, and I wasn't racing. I was passing a long convoy of vehicles following bumper to bumper, and they were doing 20 under the limit. Problem was, it was fairly busy and difficult to get around them.
I know what you're thinking "Calm down, dude" "Just follow them, pass when they pull off" or "There had to be a passing lane coming eventually".
While all that is true, I was on a 14 hour drive and if that was the attitude I took with every slower driver, it would have easily been a 18 hour drive.
So while passing, I hit the limiter, the engine immediately stopped accelerating and I was forced to see my life flash before my eyes as an oncoming vehicle appeared. Thankfully I was able to get around the convoy with seconds to spare.
In short, curse rev limiters.