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Old 11-02-2011, 12:52 PM
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Break in Period Over

I think I have been driving my new baby too much! I've had the car for exactly 14 days and just this morning I crossed the 1,200 mile mark.......this does include 1 roundtrip between Chicago and Detroit.

Anyways, this weekend I will be opening up the engine and really taking her for a test to see what she can do! This should be fun!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:35 PM
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Set your speed alarm, just so you know you are going that fast already. Peg it at about 15 over the limit, or you will find yourself doing 95 in a 65 and it feels like 70.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:42 PM
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Set your speed alarm, just so you know you are going that fast already. Peg it at about 15 over the limit, or you will find yourself doing 95 in a 65 and it feels like 70.
Thanks for the advice....however I've already had that problem...lol....but I will keep that in mind.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:55 PM
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:02 PM
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Set your speed alarm, just so you know you are going that fast already. Peg it at about 15 over the limit, or you will find yourself doing 95 in a 65 and it feels like 70.
I have mine set at the impounding speed (you lose licence and car), about 94mph. And IMO 95 feels more like 60. I am really unhappy with how smooth this car feels at high speeds

In fact even at 100-110 mph not much happened. Really boooooring... GETTING there, however, is fun . Make sure you do this in DS mode. Keeps the RPM nice and high, at 1st and 2nd gear, you will feel a nice push in the seat about 4.5k rpm and the engine will scream (mute the music too!) hold it until it upshifts (about 6.5k). By the end of third, watch out for cops So you get about 8.5s of fun. Is that worth $60k?

More vids coming soon, this was just to document the health of the engine for my records...

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:50 PM
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I had to do that when I came back from ED. The car was so comfortable at 125 that it felt like it was only doing 80. I got home and set it for 85 until I got used to what that felt like in this car. The E60 is scary smooth at speed, and I bet the F10 is even smoother.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:50 PM
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I agree with you guys. This car is CRAZY smooth. I hit 101mph today on the way home and didn't even realize it. I was going 100 and really only felt like 60 or 70. When I got down to 60 which is the actual speed limit, it felt like I was 'driving miss daisy'. UGH....I wish NA had an autobhan!
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:40 AM
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Mine is set at 90 and I hit this easily on the highway, even on rural roads out here in the NW suburbs.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:12 PM
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Mine is set at 90 and I hit this easily on the highway, even on rural roads out here in the NW suburbs.
I originally had a speed alarm set, but it became annoying because it kept going off as I kept going above it. So I just turned it off....I just keep a look-out for cops...
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