i have owned 2 new vehicles. a 06 Honda VFR 800 and a Acura RSX type-s. both say to break them easy. after doing alot of reading i have come to the conclusion that its just to help out the company. if there's a flaw in the building your engine will break at lower rpm's rather than at the red line. that said i took both of my new vehicles and rung there neck straight away and have not had one engine/tranny issue with either. neither have a turbo. have any of you guys took your wrx/sti's to the max out of the box. just wondering because when i get my sti i dont know if ill be able to help myself unless you guys convince me other wise. when a company has a press release at a track the cars/bikes are brand new and the testers take them to the max.