Does a 2004 Cobra have a beak-in period?

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  1. onrailz

    onrailz New Member

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    Thinking of buying a new Cobra with the good prices they have. I want to know if it has any type of break-in period. Anybody know?
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    No, only the 2003 models had to be broken in. 2004's are broke in by the dealer these days.... :rolleyes:

    You've got to be kidding... right?

    U.M.
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    Honestly think about it when these cars come off the line and are driven do you think they take it easy on them for those couple of miles ?
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  5. Tat98Cobra

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    I can only tell you what Ive read over on svtperformance. I have read that the 03/04's have boost restricted for the first few key cycles. I cannot confirm because mine had 200 miles on it when purchased.

    peace
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    the manual says to take it easy for 1,000 miles :shrug:
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    The only reason I ask is because the mechanic did a burnout in the lot with the car that I may be purchasing! :shrug:
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    ya....in my test drive, they dude drove it like he stole it!!!!!! and then some. So if you buy one get it with as few miles as poss!!!
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    Jeez, and dealers wonder why people think car salesmen are stupid...

    Go to his manager ask him to call SVT about the break in period and ask for $ off the price and a new set of tires.
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  10. onrailz

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    The car had 27 miles. I have owned two Mustangs before and this Cobra is the best. The ride was firm and the engine was buttery smooth. :D
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    My first 03 Cobra had 12 miles on it when I bought it and I had no problem getting into boost right off the lot . That one was totaled .
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    ...,

    BREAK IN PERIOD

    However many miles it takes you to get to your local drag strip!

    I actually drove mine from NJ to NC and back the week after I bought it. Once I got home I went straight to the track! I think the break in period is supposed to be 1000 miles of city driving....driving at different speeds...

    I dont think it really matters....although......

    WHAT ABOUT THE CLUTCH? When you get a new clutch you are supposed to put 500 miles on it of city driving before driving it hard. I would think the same would be break in period would be needed for a new car.
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    Talk about a break in period, I have heard that the cobra doesn't really wake up until around 10,000 miles. A number of owners have told me that. They felt a difference in performance after that. :shrug:
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  14. Miklowcic

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    uhhhh

    I've heard that too and I think its a load of crap.

    Judging by the dynos I have had there were no unexpected jumps in hp from the mods I had done three years ago at 2000 miles vs. the mods now at 11,000 miles and I raced it every week weather permitting since June 02

    but i would have to believe that the clutch would need the 500 mile city driving break in just like any other clutch.
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