Break in 500 0r 1500 ?

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  1. Raygun

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    I just hit my 500 miles but SRT is saying 1500 miles before I should take it over 85 mph or take it to the track. Has anyone actually felt the 207 extra hp at the 500 mark? I looked at the SRT screen before 500 miles and it was at 500hp but at 501 miles it jumped to 700+? How do you unleash the full potential of the stock set up ?
     
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    You get the full 707hp out of the box (0 miles). The 500 mile break in is for the drivetrain not the engine. They recommend 1500 miles before the track so the drivetrain has additional break-in time before you start shocking the shit out of it for the track launches.
     
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    Wow okay, the car seems light in the pants I guess I have to clear my King Street car out of my head and accept the power it has. Thanks for the quick response !!!
     
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    I have heard very similar comments from people I know. Agreement with cubeman here. Def 1500 before tracking the car. Have some fun and burn off the exhaust. Be safe
     
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    I took my cat out to the track just to have a little fun. Have 650 miles on it. I don't think you can hurt with those miles in stock form. Without trying to roast the tires, the best I could do was a 12.4 but still did 121 mph. Will be back for the real deal at 1500 miles. Car is awlsom . Had ac on an listening to tunes. Love this car, 66 year old muscle car guy. Lot of good info here.
     
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    No AC at the track. It drips on the track and causes others to have traction problems and delays for cleanup
     
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    Ok politically correct, I didn't see any condensation so went fore it.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I'm good with that
     
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    Thanks, I race Wednesday nights usually with a 1965 dodge coronet, I know not to mess up the track. The cat is too much.
     
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    500 miles then go for it!
     
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