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The online manual specifies 60, then its ok to go 55, and then 500miles. I put 550 on before going to the dragstrip just for good measure!
 

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Is a break in period still neccesary on vehicles of today? Somehow I heard or read somewhere that it's not needed any more, compared to older vehicles of lets say the 80s. Can't recall from where I have this though.
 

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Is a break in period still neccesary on vehicles of today? Somehow I heard or read somewhere that it's not needed any more, compared to older vehicles of lets say the 80s. Can't recall from where I have this though.
It's in the manual, and the SRT has a longer period than the other Jeeps (think they are 300 mi?)
 

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Well i waited 300 miles then did a WOT run and at 6000 miles the wife said go race the jeep just to see what it turn as you havnt been at a track in 34 yrs. So i guess i broke it in right as it ran in the 1/8 mile 8.392 +1200 DA bone stock and weighed in at 5190 lbs. Told the wife runing the 1/8 mile was like kissing your sister but i been doing it now 4 yrs lol.
 

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my dealer said none..
service mgr said none..

said they were run in from the factory..

whatever . . . .
 

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My 2006 manual said "frequent full throttle acceleration required during break in" my 2010 said to avoid them. I followed both instructions respectively. When i picked up the '12 I asked my dealer who is the biggest SRT dealer in Canada. His answer was "which of your trucks was better?". I told him my 2006 had 110,000 miles with ZERO problems and clicked off a 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. My 2010 was a nightmare with a blown enginve at 15,000 miles and did 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. He looked at me and said "so what do YOU think you should do? So i pulled out of the dealership and hammered my truck. we will see.......:p
 

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My 2006 manual said "frequent full throttle acceleration required during break in" my 2010 said to avoid them. I followed both instructions respectively. When i picked up the '12 I asked my dealer who is the biggest SRT dealer in Canada. His answer was "which of your trucks was better?". I told him my 2006 had 110,000 miles with ZERO problems and clicked off a 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. My 2010 was a nightmare with a blown enginve at 15,000 miles and did 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. He looked at me and said "so what do YOU think you should do? So i pulled out of the dealership and hammered my truck. we will see.......:p
Hahaha, and there you have it!
 

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ITs true people. I dont care what the manual says. The ONLY way to break in your new engine now a days is to drive it like you stole it straight off the lot. Ive done that with all my vehicles from Whippled 04 Cobra to my 580rwhp cammed C6 Z06 to my old SRT that had 200 000kms on it. GIVE HER
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THis is Spartansrt8jeep's personal opinion. I am not accountable for any ones engine nor driveline malfunctions in result to my opinion on vehicle break in procedures. Follow at your own risks.
 

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Well i waited 300 miles then did a WOT run and at 6000 miles the wife said go race the jeep just to see what it turn as you havnt been at a track in 34 yrs. So i guess i broke it in right as it ran in the 1/8 mile 8.392 +1200 DA bone stock and weighed in at 5190 lbs. Told the wife runing the 1/8 mile was like kissing your sister but i been doing it now 4 yrs lol.
I don't follow. Have you been kissing your sister or your wife's sister for 4 years?!?!
 
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