Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
StopTech Pad bed-in, too harsh?
So, I tried Stoptech's bed-in procedure to cure my so called "wraped rotors", which now I understand as even material transfer.
My pads are not new, but in the past 6 months so they were rarely used. I did 10 stops from about 50 - 55 mph, fairly hard, about 80% of the onset of ABS activation.
Good new is the "warped rotors" effect is gone, for now. The bad news is after 5 miles of highway cruising cool-down, I looked at the pad and a few bubbles formed at the edge of the pad.
Is this procedure too harsh for a normal street pad? My pads are Bendix Titaniumetalic. Rotors are OEM style rotors.
I check a few other sites, like tirerack, and noticed most manufactures do NOT recommend hard braking for the first 500 miles or so. Clear contrast with Stoptech's advice.
Any help guys?
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