What's the proper way to brake in your hellcat ?

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  1. peter07

    peter07 Active Hellcat Member

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    I keep seeing all theses hellcats braking and I'm not sure if it's the factory or in proper brake in does any one know the right way to do it and how long to go easy before you can get hard on it ?
     
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    Where do you see all of them breaking?......after 500 miles , time to put the right peddle through the firewall!!
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    yes the hellcats have great brakes
     
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    peter07 Active Hellcat Member

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    I saw a White hellcat something happened to it oil every where I jest don't want mine to be one of them
     
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    Thats 1 out of how many?? Come on bro, just enjoy wait till 500 miles and you will be fine!!....
     
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    peter07 Active Hellcat Member

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    Jest checking
     
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    That's why we have a warranty,, break it in by the books, if it breaks,, dodge will fix it
     
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    If your driving it correct, you need to brake with both feet and pulling on the steering wheel. :p:p:p:p
     
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    I will defer to the Hellcat Manual. We have had discussions on this, but I don't have all the details in front of me. I did find the print I did on burnishing the brakes so I have that for you. Here is a link to the manual
    http://www.dodge.com/download/pdf/m...&o-download-button.x=44&o-download-button.y=2
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    peter07 Active Hellcat Member

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    I know dodge will fix it but I'm crazy about it being original I want it to have the Engine and transmission it left the factory with or the cars worth nothing to me.
     
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    I had 8 miles on mine before the first burnout. 30 miles before the first trip over 100mph. All my friends want a ride in it and not a mustang ride. Weather has been crummy in florida for the first week I have had my car so I only drove it 225 miles. Tomorrow I may see if the black key fob really works but I'm sure I won't like it. Honestly though I have been running the 707 tune but in default mode so no paddle shiftier.
     
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    I don't know if dodge will fix it. I talked to an SRT tech and he said you can clear everything stored on your memory screen and he will still know what is done at what mileage. I havent owned a dodge in 30 years but in the last 6 months I bought a ram 3500 and the hellcat.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's true! Our cars are big ole narks when it comes to how we drive them! Gone are the days of saying, I don't know I was just going 60 down the freeway and the engine started making a noise??? Lol. Not that this would happen with a HEMI anyway!!!;)
     
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    I read the "Break-in" procedure in the manual but after waiting 5 months for the Hellcat and watching all the burn out videos I couldn't follow it! I've only been able to drive it maybe 5 or 6 times so far for a total of 300 miles. My car is an A8 so my break in method is the following.:
    1. Hold the traction control button down until you hear a chime.
    2. Rock the shifter towards you into manual mode.
    3. Pull back once to shift from first to second.
    4. Apply the brake.
    5. Push the gas pedal to the floor so the wheels start to spin.
    6. Let off the brake.
    7. Steer into the slide while letting off the gas because you don't want to hit the rev limiter during the break in period.
    8. Continue to accelerate until you reach the speed limit.
    9. Repeat (depending on the amount of fun desired).:)
     
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    It's easy, sent it to me for about ten days. I promise that you will recieve a well broken in Hellcat back.
     
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