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How do I break in a new set of brakes?

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you don't want to slam on the brakes hard....that could glaze the rotors and ruin your work. Just take several easy stops from an average speed (~40) and gently apply more pressure to a moderate level and come to a stop. Do that a few times and your all set.
 

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I've had a variation in actual directions, but here's what I do...

Total of 5-10 stops, none actually coming to a complete stop.
Go about 35, stop to 5 with moderate pressure, repeat a couple times
Do the same the last couple times with harder pressure.

I've done 60mph 'stops' 10x heavy, but I think its overkill.

Jay
 

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What pads?

My Ferodo's I bed in as follows 5 30->5's, 5 45->5's, 5 60->0's, drive~ 20 minutes w/o touching the brakes- the idea is gradually get the pads up to temp and lay a uniform film of pad on the rotors.

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thechickencow said:
I've had a variation in actual directions, but here's what I do...

Total of 5-10 stops, none actually coming to a complete stop.
Go about 35, stop to 5 with moderate pressure, repeat a couple times
Do the same the last couple times with harder pressure.

I've done 60mph 'stops' 10x heavy, but I think its overkill.

Jay

This is the most common practice and one that has worked great for me. The idea behind not fully stopping is you are not allowing heat build up in any one particular spot. I usually do 8-10 from 35 and 5 or so from 45.

Also did you know it isn't recommended to break in rotors on new pads? Its just a bit of info that most don't know. But it would be a pain to put on the rotors drive around then go back and put on pads and bed them in.
 
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