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Finally had a chance to open up the R/T tonight on the freeway and let me say I was very impressed. I drive Corvettes everyday for work and this thing accelerated from 60-100 as fast as any Corvette i have driven but twice as smooth. Everytime I drive this car i'm more satisfied with my purchase.
 

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Congrats! I love my Charger as well. They recommend you to go to full throttle every so often while highway driving as it aids in break in.
Later, :cool:
 

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if you think your satisfied wait until you log on at least 6K miles. The Hemi will wake up!!!
 

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Hey guys, out of curiosity, did your dealers tell you anything about some electronically-controlled restrictor that prevents the hemi from doing full acceleration for the first 3000 miles?

The first dealer where I road tested an R/T was telling me something about a 3000 "break-in" period where the computer did not allow the Hemi to do full-out acceleration, no matter how hard you mash the pedal, for about the first 3k miles.

Just wondering if there is any truth to that, or if you guys heard something different. Thanks a bunch!
 

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the infamous "wake up" point of the HEMI... LMAO...

search the web... you will see people who swear it is at 3,000.... 5,000..... 7,000.... etc etc... if this is true cool.... but I have read so many different stories on this that now I just laugh when it is brought up....

Guess I will just have to see for myself once I take delivery of my Charger to see when this mythical "wakeup" point is on my car... :D
 

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i am also waiting for the magical waking up of the beast....seriously, you can feel a difference as you put more mileage on the car...i am at 5500 miles and feel like i get more power out of her than when i first got her at 3 miles. i heard a definite difference in my stock exhaust note at 300 miles, she got a little meaner sounding but wasn't enough so i went aftermarket...but yeah i keep hearing the same thing...at this many (insert miles) she wakes up...

imho she was a beast when i bought and she will be a beast at 100,000 miles (of course, by then a supercharger will have been added)
 

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If I ever get my car, Ill tell you! :grin:
 

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DAYTONA_R/T said:
the infamous "wake up" point of the HEMI... LMAO...

search the web... you will see people who swear it is at 3,000.... 5,000..... 7,000.... etc etc... if this is true cool.... but I have read so many different stories on this that now I just laugh when it is brought up....

Guess I will just have to see for myself once I take delivery of my Charger to see when this mythical "wakeup" point is on my car... :D
Daytona,
You will be replying when you get to the wakeup point, It happened on my truck and on everyone that has had a 5.7 hemi. go to the dodgetruckworld forums and you will see.......
 

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I got to 8200 miles on my magnum and never noticed a "Wake-Up". As far as I can tell it ran the same at 8000 miles as it did at 125 miles.
I wonder if it is really a torque management wake up for the trans and it is more evident in the trucks?
Of course some people claim to "feel" a difference with a K&N drop in filter.

sorry if we're getting off topic
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Well like I posted before, when I drove a C with over 10K and drove a Charger with only 300 somthing miles it was like the C had a 5.7 and the Charger a much smaller V8.
 

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I posted something earlier about the BREAK IN . The computer likely has a clock that simulates hours of wear. GM has a simular clock to calculate oil life and then turns on the change oil light at random mileage. I would think that the clock takes into consideration how a car is driven before it WAKES UP There have been many posts about how the car LEARNS how you drive. Likely the computer sets up peramiters based on how you drive to give best emisions readings. It would be intresting to see if the lean overall mixture and the rich WOT could be altered with driving habits....
 

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I have 2500 on my silver R/T. I have not driven it hard yet. If I understand then I need to start pushing the engine to get it to wake up?
 

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Hell, I say drive it like you stole it.
 

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HEMIDON said:
I posted something earlier about the BREAK IN . The computer likely has a clock that simulates hours of wear. GM has a simular clock to calculate oil life and then turns on the change oil light at random mileage. I would think that the clock takes into consideration how a car is driven before it WAKES UP There have been many posts about how the car LEARNS how you drive. Likely the computer sets up peramiters based on how you drive to give best emisions readings. It would be intresting to see if the lean overall mixture and the rich WOT could be altered with driving habits....
You can check the engine hours-of-use clock by pulling it up on the driver information center.
I think this is how. someone will have to varify.
1. Engine off.
2. Turn key to on position (do not start engine)
3. Make sure the odometer is showing in the display.
4. push and hold trip reset button for about 10 seconds.
5. should change to hours when you release the button.
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Well, my car only has about 500 miles, so if it gets better with more miles i'll be very happy :)
 

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RT-DAYTONA has the right idea... "DRIVE ITLIKE YOU STOLE IT".... If its going to break it will and DODGE will fix it... How many pro racers do you think BREAK IN their engines before the first hard run (I never do)... Heat and proper lub are the best thing for fresh motors... Running had provides both.... High piston temps and slinging around lots of oil... Sounds good to me... Hard break in may cost you $$$ in gas for the short term but, in the long run it might save you $$$ if the rings seal better.....
 
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