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post #1 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Break in procedures...

i need a consesus on the proper break in of the vehicle. Up until this point i was mainly concerned with the axle break in and tring to keep the highway speed down as much as i can, maxing out at 65mph. What is the recomended length of time for this, about 500miles?

now thinking of the engine break in and i am sure this is longer probably the first oil change. The engine reves up to about 2600rpm on the highway just going the speed limit so that is as high as it gets. I tend to shift low, still used to the 4.0's massive low end torque. what is the consesus on this?


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post #2 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 10:24 AM
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I have always run it like im gonna drive it which for me is pretty hard...

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 10:46 AM
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The owners manual has detailed break-in instructions. I don't have mine handy, or I'd quote them, but they're in there.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 09:00 PM
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Heck, I have 500 miles on my 4dr JK and it's been offroad twice.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-31-2006, 10:08 PM
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there are a few different opinions that vary widely.

Some say to baby it, others beat the piss out of it

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-01-2006, 09:36 AM
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My dealer told me to keep it under 70 mph and vary the speed for the first 500 miles.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-01-2006, 09:53 AM
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dealers are moron's. ( is that spelled right )
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