My '08 Overland was needing some new brakes, so I picked up R1 Concepts Slotted and Cross Drilled rotors along with Wagner Thermo Quiet pads for front and rear. Have read the detailed instructions posted here so I think I am ready for the install however do have some quick questions that am hoping folks here can answer.
1. I thought I read some where that new Zinc coated rotors should be cleaned first in soapy water before install. Cant find that again so now not sure if I imagined that or not (I am getting old by the way
). Anyone heard of this? Is it needed?
2. Picked up a packet of Permatex Ceramic Extreme Brake Lube to lubricate the pins as instructed. However, reading the product guide and they also recommend spreading on the back of the pads. Don't recall anyone here mentioning that so again curious if this is really needed. I do not want squeaking, as that drives me crazy. Thoughts if this is overkill or not.
3. Whats the best bedding procedure? I think I read 3 different techniques on this site. For those with exact same parts, what process did you follow?
Also anything new or gotcha's thatI should be aware would be greatly appreciated. Am planning to install this weekend if the weather is not to blazing hot to work in the garage.