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Old 11-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Breaking in Gears

Got my 4.10s installed today and didn't even think about the "heat cycles" I've read about an the shop didn't mention anything. I drove about 50 miles home all highway with them and wonder if there's anything specific I should do about breaking them in? I figured just take it easy for a few hundred miles but y'all know more than I do. (I tried searching but didn't find an applicable answer)
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Just do lots of city driving... Realistically gears that are set properly shouldn't need a break in, but most people do to be on the safe side.
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Got my 4.10s installed today and didn't even think about the "heat cycles" I've read about an the shop didn't mention anything. I drove about 50 miles home all highway with them and wonder if there's anything specific I should do about breaking them in? I figured just take it easy for a few hundred miles but y'all know more than I do. (I tried searching but didn't find an applicable answer)
The gears were heated treated to probably 1200* when they were manufactured. The heat cycles everyone talks about mean nothing. Your good.
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Awesome that's what I like to hear guys. How long till I can WOT and really get a feel for them ya think?
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Awesome that's what I like to hear guys. How long till I can WOT and really get a feel for them ya think?
The moment you left the shop.
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Got my 4.10s installed today and didn't even think about the "heat cycles" I've read about an the shop didn't mention anything. I drove about 50 miles home all highway with them and wonder if there's anything specific I should do about breaking them in? I figured just take it easy for a few hundred miles but y'all know more than I do. (I tried searching but didn't find an applicable answer)
I raced literally a day after I got mine installed
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...Realistically gears that are set properly shouldn't need a break in...
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Yep, properly installed gears do not need to be "broken in", its good for a few lulz whenever you hear someone talking about it like they are an authority on it. I go to WOT right out of the gates to make sure I don't have any issues at any RPM.
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Yep, properly installed gears do not need to be "broken in", its good for a few lulz whenever you hear someone talking about it like they are an authority on it. I go to WOT right out of the gates to make sure I don't have any issues at any RPM.
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I'll experience the feeling soon enough
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The moment you left the shop.
Hell yes leave the next stop light like john force. That's what I did.

---------- Post added at 10:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:29 PM ----------

Hell yeah. Leave every stop light like john force. I eye balled everyone around me and thought to myself I'm gonna put on a show for these jack asses
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