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    Delivery and Break-In

    Okay, my production completion date is December 10th, so it's not long until I will be picking her up and breaking her in. Do you guys have any suggestions, other than what's in the manual, around anything special to do at delivery of the vehicle with the dealer and then for the break-in period?

    Things like, do you change the oil after x kilometers/miles, keep the revs under 4k, etc..

    Thanks for the help.

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    Try as you may, it will be impossible to fully adhere to the reccommended run in procedure. I stuck mostly to mine, with very few, (but unavoidable ) windouts. A proper break in has to accomplish two things. Get the engine broken in to a good running fit among the parts, and get the driver adjusted to a new vehicle. I changed my oil at 3000 miles because I had two track days on the car.

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    stuck to the break-in, not really possible imo without catholic grade school mentality... took a series of 200-300 mile trips that were senic, fun and pretty traffic free that enabled me to vary the speed, rpm and gear selection.... couple of hundred miles to go, with no oil use.....car has loosened up and will most certainly be a strong runner, like all of them....the short shifter felt perfect from day one never tight feeling in any way....gonna get the oil changed at 2k....looking forward to adventures in sport mode, which i have avoided to date.

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    roadtrip,

    You def need to try the Sport mode. You can have fun without going to redline and it will probably be good for your motor and suspension to "live a little". You probably should explore your car's potential carefully, in stages, unless you're a far better driver than I. You can do this without going astray of the recommendations in the OM. Also, make sure your overboost and all the other things work BEFORE your first trip back to the dealer.

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    good thoughts, espcially about the dealer trip....i tried the suspension sport mode and found i prefered the normal setting....will definitely explore the outter limits slowly, as i've told my wife ( so she won't want to drive it ) it's definitely a car you can quickly get in over your,my, unskilled head...

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    One of the things I like about sport mode is the extra throttle sensitivity. Just feels like the car has more pep. You should not hesitate to try it!

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    Any thoughts you guys have on dealer extras, like clear protective bra's, wheel curb rash protection plans, interior protection plans?

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    I selected the 3M clear front "bra". My choice was the one that covers up to the hood opening line and follows the contour seam alone the front just below the headlights. You can't even tell unless you look very closely. I don't like the ones that go over part of the hood and leave a "line" you can see across the center of the hood.

    I had this done before I took delivery of the car and cost was about $400.

    Mike

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    3m clear bra for sure,... schedule in advance if possible. out this way there is one high quality installer that does p- car, lexus and merc dealer work and stays 3wks out busy.... i did 12" up the hood but enven in a recent heavy bug trip they don't really seem to come up this high.

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    Clear bra for sure.

    Wheel protection plans: don't think so. Check to be sure they cover curb rash. Most don't. Most wheel plans I've seen (3) only cover replacement of the wheel if it is bent out-of-round to the point that it can't hold air. Doesn't matter what it looks like, if it holds air, you're stuck with it.

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    Thanks for the posts, what's your take on the first oil change, after how many miles/kilometers?

     
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