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It probably wouldn't hurt to break it in some. I was kind of in the same boat as you trying to figure the best time to delete. At first, it was going to be after 36,000 miles, but then I cancelled my 100,000 mile maintenance plan with Ford and started viewing my truck as something I was going to maintain and modify at my own will, to my own standards. I still haven't deleted yet, but I have everything I need to get it done in my possession.
Will I be pissed if something fails, with no warning, due to a manufacture defect? Yes, definitely. Am I going to wait 2-3 years for my standard warranty to expire at 36,000 miles, while in that same time period, I may need to go to the dealership to get an emission's sensor fixed? No, probably not. Who knows? I could be dead by then. What if the world economy collapses and America becomes one big riot zone and martial law is delclared? I'll need to get in my truck and travel into rural country, where I can maybe establish a threshold to fend off the government, but what if I'm not deleted by then and I get stranded on the highway due to an emission's related error code? These are all "what & if" scenarios, but that's all part of the gamble you've got to take when making the decision to delete.
I'm at 3,500 miles and started debating whether to delete about 1,000 miles ago. So far I've had no issues, except for a glitchy rear view camera screen, which I'm going to get fixed at the dealership this week. I think it's fair to say that I'll probably be deleted by my first oil change.