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Old 01-12-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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Break in period for new gears

How long is the break in period for new gears?
100 miles? I want to floor it asap!
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Most threads I remember skimming through in the last couple of months have always floated the idea of 100 to 250 miles. Many also stated that they went straight to the track 30 mins after their install.

Just go for 100-200 if you want the peace of mind.
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Most threads I remember skimming through in the last couple of months have always floated the idea of 100 to 250 miles. Many also stated that they went straight to the track 30 mins after their install.

Just go for 100-200 if you want the peace of mind.
Haha okay Ill do 100 miles just to be safe. I can do that in about 1-2 days; just so tempted to floor the *****. Ill let the fluid get cycled through a bit. Picking her up tonight at 6 from some ghetto dif shop
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Haha okay Ill do 100 miles just to be safe. I can do that in about 1-2 days; just so tempted to floor the *****. Ill let the fluid get cycled through a bit. Picking her up tonight at 6 from some ghetto dif shop
Som ghetto diff shop? Really?
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Som ghetto diff shop? Really?

Haha I thought the same thing about his comment


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Som ghetto diff shop? Really?
Haha Ya 250 cheap
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Lol if it's that ghetto, you better ask for your old parts to make sure they even did anything...

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Well the shop I went to was a differential only shop that worked mostly on trucks, they told me no break-in period was needed...so I floored it the second I left their parking lot. Of course I would recommend to break it in just to be safe.


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A gear swap is not something I'd want to be cheap or "ghetto" on. And the recommended break in period is to keep it under 60mph for 100 miles and wait 500 miles before drag strip or towing use. I personally just took it easy for about 200 miles and then swapped out the diff fluid before going to the track.

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I did not allow the gears to break in before flooring it. What damage did I risk?


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I did not allow the gears to break in before flooring it. What damage did I risk?


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Debatable. Worst case scenario is probably chipped gear teeth and whine. Most likely though, you're fine.

I'm just in the camp of the people who wait just a tad to be sure no issues arise .

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so a ? for learning & debate. I'm old school and believe in break in periods but from what I've read I think I'm in the minority on this. Are any of you that are suggesting break in periods part of the group that suggests driving a brand new car like you are going to drive it? I see lots of people that say they like to break a car in hard.
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Well the shop I went to was a differential only shop that worked mostly on trucks, they told me no break-in period was needed...so I floored it the second I left their parking lot. Of course I would recommend to break it in just to be safe.


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Thats what the guy I got mine done by did, mostly 4x4's. He also told me that I could floor it right off the bat, but dont do harcore 1/4's for a while. I floored it first 5 mins lol raced a sc400 won by a long shot lol
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