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      Yesterday, 08:30 AM   #45
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I've never once done a real follow the "break in" rules on a car (or a motorcycle).

Put over 100k on many of vehicles and never had engine problems.

Of course I dont go bouncing the engine of the rev limiter every time I get in them either.

I just drive it like normal and if I feel like punching it, I do

I also noticed the wording changed on my latest Yamaha motorcylce purchase. (Bought a brand new FZ-10 last month).
It stated "Do not go over 6000rpm for extended periods for the first 600 miles".
We need to know how they define "extended"
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Hellcat, mine just s**tís in places it shouldnít
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Sweet ride, always loved the 4 door cats! Iíve raced a few in the 1 at race events. Pretty cool how much power they are capable of on the stock motor/trans.

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Sweet ride, always loved the 4 door cats! Iíve raced a few in the 1 at race events. Pretty cool how much power they are capable of on the stock motor/trans.

So what MPH did you both finish at?
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So what MPH did you both finish at?
I donít recall low to mid 150ís for sure, that was a stock Cat and I was only on 18psi. Both of us had passengers, Pretty sure at that time I still had the 155 mph speed limiter. The car now does 160 mph at those events plus or minus a couple mph depending on weather conditions
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Congrats on the Hellcat Charger!

Had a Charger SRT as a rental for 2.5 weeks and toured TX, AR, MS, TN, AL, FL, LA and back to TX in 2016. Was an awesome trip, but the car is indeed huge. Feels "larger" than my E39 at least, but it was a great car. Tires didn't hold up properly though hahahaha

Enjoy and safe drive!
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Congrats on the Hellcat Charger!

Had a Charger SRT as a rental for 2.5 weeks and toured TX, AR, MS, TN, AL, FL, LA and back to TX in 2016. Was an awesome trip, but the car is indeed huge. Feels "larger" than my E39 at least, but it was a great car. Tires didn't hold up properly though hahahaha

Enjoy and safe drive!
These Pirelli summer tires indeed can't hold this power. I have gotten wheel on accident a couple times. I'm running them till they are done, though. Then I guess I'll see what options I have.
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These Pirelli summer tires indeed can't hold this power. I have gotten wheel on accident a couple times. I'm running them till they are done, though. Then I guess I'll see what options I have.
Would do the same, but who changes tires on a rental

What was impressing on the SRT was the fuel consumption. Got around 28 Mpg...

How is the Hellcat doing there? I know, not really a fuel sipper and not at all the purpose of this car, but just interested to see where it stands (especially compared to the E9x M3).
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Would do the same, but who changes tires on a rental

What was impressing on the SRT was the fuel consumption. Got around 28 Mpg...

How is the Hellcat doing there? I know, not really a fuel sipper and not at all the purpose of this car, but just interested to see where it stands (especially compared to the E9x M3).
I'll let you know on the MPG. The stock tires seem to last under 20k for everything so I will be changing tires at some point
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I love the people who faithfully pamper their car during the break in period, agonizing about that RPM needle position and whether it crept up 10 RPM above the OEM recommendation like the thing is going to explode. They completely forget about the 15 people before them who test drove their baby, beat the piss out of it, and didn't buy it.

Congrats on the purchase. That thing must be an absolute beast to drive!
Agreed 100%.

While at University, I had a holiday job where we drove new cars from the factory to the transportation yards. Believe me, those cars were well and truly broken in way before the customer got his hands on his car. The performance cars, especially, were hammered.

Let us not even talk of how customer's cars get treated at the dealerships.....


Oh and to the OP, many congrats on an epic car.

Wish we got some proper US muscle cars here. We only get the 5.0 V8 Mustang, but that is hardly a performance car.
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Agreed 100%.

While at University, I had a holiday job where we drove new cars from the factory to the transportation yards. Believe me, those cars were well and truly broken in way before the customer got his hands on his car. The performance cars, especially, were hammered.

Let us not even talk of how customer's cars get treated at the dealerships.....


Oh and to the OP, many congrats on an epic car.

Wish we got some proper US muscle cars here. We only get the 5.0 V8 Mustang, but that is hardly a performance car.
The S550 Mustang is quite the performance car, actually.
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Agreed 100%.

While at University, I had a holiday job where we drove new cars from the factory to the transportation yards. Believe me, those cars were well and truly broken in way before the customer got his hands on his car. The performance cars, especially, were hammered.

Let us not even talk of how customer's cars get treated at the dealerships.....


Oh and to the OP, many congrats on an epic car.

Wish we got some proper US muscle cars here. We only get the 5.0 V8 Mustang, but that is hardly a performance car.
Yep. I was a lot attendant one summer at a local Nissan dealership back in the mid 90's. Loved it when I got the call to take a new 300ZX turbo to fill up the tank as it had just been sold and the sales person threw in a "free 1st tank of gas" to close the deal.
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Yep. I was a lot attendant one summer at a local Nissan dealership back in the mid 90's. Loved it when I got the call to take a new 300ZX turbo to fill up the tank as it had just been sold and the sales person threw in a "free 1st tank of gas" to close the deal.
& people wonder why I want no one touching my shit.
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