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What is the break in period for a new gt500?

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by acobra03, May 25, 2009.

  1. acobra03

    acobra03 New Member Established Member

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    I've got a 09 gt500 with 400 miles on it but haven't had it past 1/2 throttle @3000rpm. What is the break in period, It's killing me not hammering it! How long do I have to wait before I pulley and tune it?
     
  2. 03 KB Sonic Blue

    03 KB Sonic Blue New Member Established Member

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    From what Ive been reading. People had them pullied and tuned like right after they left dealership. Most people had bought parts for the car before they bought car.

    Break in period is up to you. Just depends on how much you want to baby your car.
     
  3. luvgun74

    luvgun74 New Member Established Member

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    There is no break in period to my knowledge. The engine is ran and tested at ford before installing it in the car. Not 100% sure about a break in period. When i test drove my shelby i lost about 1/4 of the rear tires tread in about an hour. LOL But i didn't buy my shelby to sell on Barrett-Jackson in 35 years either. I wouldn't worry about hammering the car IMO, if you want to have some fun go for it. These cars were definately built for it.
     
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    skyhighsd New Member Established Member

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    250 miles and it had a KB on it........lol
     
  5. Alloy Snake

    Alloy Snake Member Established Member

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    Correct break in is shifting at 6000 rpms through the first five gears before 50 miles on the odometer.This also eliminates the I dont think my supercharger is working question as well!This will guarantee a positive break in-And please do this in a safe place!
     
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    thebull 150 or Bust Established Member

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    I've always lived by the break it in fast and it will be fast motto!!! Sounds like yours is going to be slow....400 miles WTF? :rolling:
     
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    ^ I agree drive it like you stole it:burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout: lol
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It's broke in.
     
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    whitecobra2387 Member Established Member

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    double post
     
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    09Troublemaker " That don't sound stock" Established Member

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    my rule of thumb has always been..drive it hard and change that oil
    after first 500 miles
     
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    mullens Active Member Established Member

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    I saw that Engine Break-in article too. Interesting part about running it hard to mate the rings to the cylinder bores. Makes total sense.

    Hey Vegas, you been to a test & tune at the Speedway yet?
     
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    Drive it like you stole it!!!

    It's broke in.
     
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    Mine was pullied and tuned..and a bunch of other stuff...before it left the dealership *L*.
     
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    6000rpm shifts thru the first 5 gears huh...nice. I like your style. My supercharger is definetely making boost, guess it's time to smoke the hides!
     
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    Before the first 200 miles you need to warm it up completely then a few pulls from 2k-5.8k then a complete cool down. do that twice, then put a few hundred more miles on it and your good to go.
     
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    Yup.....snapped an axle 2nd run on opening night. Farkin' track was STICKY!!!

    [of course, 305 MT D/R's helped a tad too....:burnout:]

    Put a stock rear back in (3.55's) not gonna hammer on it again until we either rebuild the broke unit or step up to a 9" like I saw a member here running.
     
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    I'm going to try to make it next month but I know it will be a joke because of these damn F1's. I can't wait till they wear out.
     
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    I don't believe the clutch and drivetrain is broken in so I would not abuse the clutch until you hit about 500 miles, that is what I did and no problems not even the dreaded tsb issue
     

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