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breaking in new brake pads / rotors ... how?

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    breaking in new brake pads / rotors ... how?

    I recently got new brake pads and rotors and was wondering what was the proper proceidure to break in new brake pads and rotors?

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    put em on and go

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    Take a quick test drive to see if they work...obviously. Other than that, just go.

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    do about 10 slow stops from 20 mph ,rolling between each stop to allow all to cool, about 10 slow stops from 40-45 mph, allow to cool between each, do this if replacing pads, rotor or both
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS SLP2
    do about 10 slow stops from 20 mph ,rolling between each stop to allow all to cool, about 10 slow stops from 40-45 mph, allow to cool between each, do this if replacing pads, rotor or both
    That should just about do it for stock components. If you are spending the money for good stuff, the manufacturer generally provides the info on how to best get things temp cycled and broken in.

    Examples from Baer:

    Is there a proper way to break in my new rotors and pads?
    Yes. The “Rotor Seasoning” and “Pad Bedding” processes are very integral to the longevity of your new brake system. Depending on how your vehicle is going to be used, there are differing processes that are utilized for the seasoning and bedding. Please click on the link below which best describes how you are going to be using your vehicle, and follow the step by step seasoning or bedding processes to ensure proper system longevity:

    Street or Light Track:
    Rotor Seasoning - http://www.baer.com/Support/TechTips.aspx?TechTipID=4
    Pad Bedding - http://www.baer.com/Support/TechTips.aspx?TechTipID=5

    Race Only:
    Rotor Seasoning - http://www.baer.com/Support/TechTips.aspx?TechTipID=6
    Pad Bedding - http://www.baer.com/Support/TechTips.aspx?TechTipID=7
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