Originally Posted by Scottina06
Now to out and bed the pads in or youll have sqealing. Do three runs up to 60 mph andnthen brake moderately hard down to about 5-10 mph without stopping. Then drive for a bit to let the brakes cool. This will bed the pads and form a glaze.
I did this after initial install.
No sqealing but had that vibration
Resurfacing the rotors too care of that.
Now I'll bed them again as I feel there still just average and need a proper break in to get the proper feel and performance.
By the way the guy from hawk wrote this to me as I though because I did not properly break them in on initial installation I had damaged them.
Here's his response.
Donít worry. You have not ruined the pads at all. The pads will not achieve their best braking power until they get hot enough to homologate the resins within the pad material. I have end-users who will tell me that their pads are not working after a month (1,000 miles) of driving on them. They send me pictures of the pads where I can clearly tell the pads have experienced any heat. I tell them to bed them in again and get them hot. You should be able to smell the binders and may even see some smoke. They call me back and say these are the best brakes I ever had.
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