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Old November 24th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Do I need to break my new gears in?

Just put 4.56 gears on my cherokee d30/8.25..I've heard talk of having to break new gears in?

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Old November 24th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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You should. But that's basically just driving it short distances to let them get warm/hot to wear off the coating and letting it cool down. And repeat. Also don't wheel them or tow anything for at least 500 miles.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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You should. But that's basically just driving it short distances to let them get warm/hot to wear off the coating and letting it cool down. And repeat. Also don't wheel them or tow anything for at least 500 miles.
Well I guess I'm screwed. I had exactly 7 miles on mine before I wheeled them.
I buy the wear in part but they don't get hot enough to do any form of transformation.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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I know you went to the mall today but that's not really wheeling.
Maybe that's why your last set broke apart?
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Old November 24th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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And I've never broke my gears in either. I put them in and every trip since has been wheeling.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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I just got my new front installed last week. Pulled out of the garage and went around the block in front wheel drive. Maybe a 1/4 mile. Then proceeded to do a sweet front wheel drive burnout in my driveway. Ooops
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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #7
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Alright,I have to drive it about 150 miles all highway to get my rig home,guess ill make a pit stop or 2 on the way home.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Mine get broke-in from the garage to the trailer, seems to work ok
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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ive never broke a set it, never seemed to have an issue
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #10
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I think the big thing here is to not overload / over heat them and you'll be fine.

On all mine, my jeeps were DDs so I just drove them like normal. Changed the oil after 1000ish miles.
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I broke mine in
I think the paperwork said drive 30 miles then stop and let them completely cool then change lube after 1000 miles or something
All I have to say is the lube was prety dirty for the amount of miles I had on it
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Old November 25th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #12
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Alright,I have to drive it about 150 miles all highway to get my rig home,guess ill make a pit stop or 2 on the way home.

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I think the real key is to stop often enough to make sure they are not over heating. I also think changing the fluid after a short time is a good thing.
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I broke mine in on the way to a wheeling run 8 hours away. Just stopped often and let them cool, takes a while for that much metal to cool though.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #14
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garage to trailer lol
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