Originally Posted by PWhite13
I agree, but there is nothing wrong with using the truck in it's stock form, then finding the weak points along the way and replace those parts, rather than just upgrade parts that may not actually need upgrading. I guess it kinda depends on the circumstances.
That's OK too. But there's a mindset of operation right? especially if you're a test engineer which the OP claims to be.
Mechanical parts will usually send you various clues when they're within their tolerances. They'll send different clues when they're approaching the limit. Then POP! Bang! Pow! or Crunch! and you broke something.
It can happen that you inadvertently push past the limits and cause breakage. But this thread is about *deliberately* pushing past those initial warnings, in a deliberate attempt to get to the POP, as opposed to respecting your equipment for what it is, and trying to use it within its limits.