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I'm hoping to have my SRT-4 before my road trip to Oklahoma in mid-May. I was wondering how loud the exhaust is between 70 & 80 mph?

And an off-topic question. If I have the car, I know it won't be broken in completely by then and I've heard people say that when breaking in a car you shouldn't keep the rpms steady for a long period of time. true or false?

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ourformerselves said:
I'm hoping to have my SRT-4 before my road trip to Oklahoma in mid-May. I was wondering how loud the exhaust is between 70 & 80 mph?

And an off-topic question. If I have the car, I know it won't be broken in completely by then and I've heard people say that when breaking in a car you shouldn't keep the rpms steady for a long period of time. true or false?

Thanks,
Richard
It is actually suprisingly quiet. Except for certain rough roads where the tires make annoying road noise. The exhaust is not at all bothersome at 70 or 80; wind and road noise will actually be the dominating sound at those speeds.

The second answer is: True. You don't want to run it at the same RPM in the same gear for too long or else you won't get a proper break in. You also don't want to run it into the ground during the break in either. Your owners manual will go over the nesecary break in procedures (Things like WOT runs, keep speeds below say 70 *try for 60-65* etc)
 

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Great, thanks for the info. I won't mind going slower than 70 if that's what the manual says. More time driving!! :D
 

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ourformerselves said:
I'm hoping to have my SRT-4 before my road trip to Oklahoma in mid-May. I was wondering how loud the exhaust is between 70 & 80 mph?

And an off-topic question. If I have the car, I know it won't be broken in completely by then and I've heard people say that when breaking in a car you shouldn't keep the rpms steady for a long period of time. true or false?

Thanks,
Richard
The break-in on my WRX was a tad longer... 1k miles recommended... than your SRT-4 and I had to do a little highway driving also. What you want to avoid is keeping the engine at the same RPM... so vary it. I would accelerate in 5th gear to a faster speed for a tad, then decelerate back to a slower speed for a tad... then down shift to 4th (RPMs jump up) run for a tad, then accel/decel in 4th... then shift back to 5th... run for a tad... repeat. By doing this you won't be holding a constant RPM for an extended period which will help with break-in.

Just my $.02
 

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Are you recommending doing that the entire trip? I don't know if I can handle about 1200 miles of doing that each way.
 

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Are you recommending doing that the entire trip? I don't know if I can handle about 1200 miles of doing that each way.
Agreed... that's a long trip. I didn't have to do all 1000 miles of my break-in that way... my highway adventure was less than 2 hours so it wasn't so bad. Hopefully some of these guys on here can chime in to what they did for their 1000+ mile trips back from FL.
 

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There was a previous post with some good information about the break-in period...

visit... http://www.srtforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2030&highlight=
 

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Thanks for the link ACE.. that helped out w/ my inquiry on the break-in time.
 
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