in brake pads
A series of controlled moderate speed
Stops from 40-mph to 10-mph with 30 sec cool down) is required to
"burnish" or break-in a new set of pads. During this initial stopping
period, the process of lining transfer from the disc pads to the rotor
helps condition the rotor surface to properly seat the brake pads. All
cured and all pads need to be burnished.
Wilwood (Optional) Front Brakes
Once the brake system has been
to operate the vehicle, follow these steps for the bedding of all new
materials . These procedures should only be performed on a race track,
safe location where you can safely and legally obtains speeds up to 65 MPH,
while also being able to rapidly decelerate.
Begin with a series of light
build some heat in the brakes. Use an on-and-off the pedal technique by
applying the brakes for 3-5 seconds, and then allow them to fully
release for a
period roughly twice as long as the deceleration cycle. If you use a 5
during the deceleration interval, use a 10 count during the release to
the heat to sink into the pads & rotors.
several cycles of light
stops to begin warming the
brakes, proceed with a series of medium to firm deceleration stops to
the temperature level in the brakes.
Finish the bedding cycle with a
series of 8-10
decelerations from 55-65 down
to 25 MPH
while allowing a proportionate release and heat-sinking interval
stop. The pads should now be providing positive and consistent response.
If any amount of brake fade is
cycle, immediately begin the cool down cycle.
Drive at a moderate cruising speed,
of brake contact possible, until most of the heat has dissipated from
brakes. Avoid sitting stopped with the brake pedal depressed to hold
the car in
place during this time. Park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool
ambient air temperature.