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Saw a video on the net yesterday. Haven't tried it yet, but basically enter track apps, press OK to launch control, set the RPM (lowest is 4000 on the 350), tap the brake, and it is ready. Will try it next week. Also will experiment with Line Lock.
 

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Using the prescribed method, still couldn't the launch control to work. My sales manager said that, not to quote him ( so I am) he believes that it's locked out until the end of the break in period...1000 miles. Anybody else hear this?
 

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It is not locked out. We had ours at the track with 500 miles on it. It works the same as all 5.0 mustangs from 15-16. However our minimum rpm is higher at 4000. It is a bit tricky to use, and a real pain at the track to line lock, burn out, stage, set launch control and go. I gave up and just launched it! If you have the time and the guy next to you isn't already staged... go for it. Just practice a few times, you will get it. Thinking at some point I had to hold the button down, didn't say that in the manual. Several videos on youtube as it is not GT350 specific
 

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Using the prescribed method, still couldn't the launch control to work. believes that it's locked out until the end of the break in period...1000 miles. Anybody else hear this?
I'm wondering the same thing. My '17 is new, only 200 miles on her
I've tried to engage LC but failed.
I wasn't interested in doing the actual launch yet, still breaking her in, but I am trying to learn the controls & settings.
I've followed the instructions to a T but when I hold down the accelerator she revs up past the RPM set point, so LC is not being set.
So I'm also wondering if you have to have a certain amount of miles on the car before you can use these track settings?
 

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Mine works fine, now. I have around 1500 miles on it. Some on here say that it is not locked out due to low mileage. I did discover that using the prescribed method for launch control, you cannot try to ease the throttle slowly up to your set point rpm. You have to aggressively floor it to invoke it. Line lock also works.
 

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What is this “break in” thing you guys keep talking about? A dealer installed option? I don’t think,I have that cause my car ran like a raped ape up to redline straight out of the box!
This is why I don't buy used cars anymore.
While I don't own a GT350 yet, I'm sure in the manual it describes the engine break-in process (Part throttle until this mileage or under xxxx rpm's until that mileage).
 

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What is this “break in” thing you guys keep talking about? A dealer installed option? I don’t think,I have that cause my car ran like a raped ape up to redline straight out of the box!
LOL. I get what you're saying, but I've been getting conflicting advice on this. When I bought the car the dealership told me not to go over 4k for the first 500m (which is impossible) and not to go over 7k for the first 1,000m. My friend has a 350GTR and he said he was running the drag strip with only 50m on it. Just to be safe I've been staying under 5k and have only hit 7k once or twice. I'm still at 200m.
 

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LOL. I get what you're saying, but I've been getting conflicting advice on this. When I bought the car the dealership told me not to go over 4k for the first 500m (which is impossible) and not to go over 7k for the first 1,000m. My friend has a 350GTR and he said he was running the drag strip with only 50m on it. Just to be safe I've been staying under 5k and have only hit 7k once or twice. I'm still at 200m.
hahahaha...yea...clearly someone took my post to heart (not you). I posted that in jest, but maybe not, LOL. I do get a kick over how much stock most people invest in that though. Break in periods are all liability bro. That engine is already broken in. It's the manufacturers way of easing you into the car in case there is something wrong; a sort of shake down period if you will. When you buy a new crate motor or something, how do you think they've been broken in?? Wide ass open on a dyno! Yes, there are, and have always bee, two schools of thought on this topic. I subscribe to breaking it in the way you want it to run. Now don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I flog the holy crap out of it straight out of the garage, cold, first thing in the morning. It's completely warm before I engage the silliness...but I don't avoid X rpm just because. I drive it the way I want to. Have done this with any new vehicle or engine I've ever owned and it has served me very, very well. Everyone has different tolerance levels and different devils speaking in their ear. You'll just have to make your own educated decisions. Most people nowadays are so warranty averse always it's ridiculous. I wouldn't own a darn new car if I was as scared of the warranty as most folks are.
 

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hahahaha...yea...clearly someone took my post to heart (not you). I posted that in jest, but maybe not, LOL. I do get a kick over how much stock most people invest in that though. Break in periods are all liability bro. That engine is already broken in. It's the manufacturers way of easing you into the car in case there is something wrong; a sort of shake down period if you will. When you buy a new crate motor or something, how do you think they've been broken in?? Wide ass open on a dyno! Yes, there are, and have always bee, two schools of thought on this topic. I subscribe to breaking it in the way you want it to run. Now don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I flog the holy crap out of it straight out of the garage, cold, first thing in the morning. It's completely warm before I engage the silliness...but I don't avoid X rpm just because. I drive it the way I want to. Have done this with any new vehicle or engine I've ever owned and it has served me very, very well. Everyone has different tolerance levels and different devils speaking in their ear. You'll just have to make your own educated decisions. Most people nowadays are so warranty averse always it's ridiculous. I wouldn't own a darn new car if I was as scared of the warranty as most folks are.
I guess I didn't read into your sarcasm enough. To each their own - I simply made a statement.
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I'm wondering the same thing. My '17 is new, only 200 miles on her
I've tried to engage LC but failed.
I wasn't interested in doing the actual launch yet, still breaking her in, but I am trying to learn the controls & settings.
I've followed the instructions to a T but when I hold down the accelerator she revs up past the RPM set point, so LC is not being set.
So I'm also wondering if you have to have a certain amount of miles on the car before you can use these track settings?
Does your ‘17 have a ‘LC’ switch on center stack? (Row of 4 switches).

Think I need to read my Owners Manual to figure.
 

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LOL. I get what you're saying, but I've been getting conflicting advice on this. When I bought the car the dealership told me not to go over 4k for the first 500m (which is impossible) and not to go over 7k for the first 1,000m. My friend has a 350GTR and he said he was running the drag strip with only 50m on it. Just to be safe I've been staying under 5k and have only hit 7k once or twice. I'm still at 200m.

Service manager at the dealership I bought from said that break ins are a thing of the past and that on "modern" cars you just get in and go. I still read the manual and follow the prescribed process (more or less). I still don't beat on it and don't really intend to.
 

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Break in is a way to minimize extensive engine damage if someone during assembly didn’t do something correctly. I.e.: improperly installed valve keepers, mistorqued or not torqued items. Any of these type of failures will manifest itself in the first 1000 miles, and are minimized when the engine isn’t spun out like a tight rubber band. But to properly break in piston rings you have to vary your RPM for up to 10K miles. This is do to the very hard moly rings used in modern engines. They take upwards of 10k to properly seat. So full throttle is in that mix! Now if I could only understand Launch Control....
 

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Remind your service manager that the transmission and differential are also part of the drive train and have new gears that should be given at least a few hundred miles to smooth in together. I have known of a few people with performance cars with the same mind set of just get in it and let her rip because as stated most modern engines can handle that but later complaining of whining from the rear end and don't know why, because they didn't just give those gears a little while to mesh in smooth together. Duh!!
 
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