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#1 OFFLINE   klastinger

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

I am installing the upgraded Shelby Rotors on the Front and Rear of my car along with Ceramic Hawk pads. In reading the information with the rotors it states that I need to "season" the rotors. Do I need to do this before changing out the pads?

In reading the information it appears that I need to season the new rotors, and once that is done then istall and break-in the pads. Is this the normal method for the best brake effectiveness and longivity?
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:55 AM

Cleaning them oil and grease free before, then again after install is important..

Then,
Here is STOPTECH's take on it
http://www.stoptech....-and-procedures

Though I call it bedding.. not seasoning.. If you choose to season yours.. I'd suggest a dry rub...... :lol:

Edited by E.Marquez, 15 July 2012 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the help. BAER calls for seasoning the rotors by progressive heating and cooling.

Cleaning then oil and grease free before, then again after install is important..

Then,
Here is STOPTECH's take on it
http://www.stoptech....-and-procedures

Though I call it bedding.. not seasoning.. If you choose to season yours.. I'd suggest a dry rub...... :lol:


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:43 AM

Called Burnishing and is an important method of seating or mating the brake parts, it involves as stated to rapidly heating the parts (medium braking) in successive braking sessions, many methods are published but all do the same thing, build heat and seat the brakes.
I like to perform it by accelerating to 30 mph and medium brake to 0 or 5 mph waiting 30 seconds and repeat for at least 10-15 times, the last should be at a higher speed 40 mph and to a full stop, I then go for a cruise to cool the brakes.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:33 AM

Called Burnishing and is an important method of seating or mating the brake parts, it involves as stated to rapidly heating the parts (medium braking) in successive braking sessions, many methods are published but all do the same thing, build heat and seat the brakes.
I like to perform it by accelerating to 30 mph and medium brake to 0 or 5 mph waiting 30 seconds and repeat for at least 10-15 times, the last should be at a higher speed 40 mph and to a full stop, I then go for a cruise to cool the brakes.


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The only thing I'd add is, do not come to a compleat stop while the brakes are hot.. Uneven Pad materiel transfer or overheating of the pad / rotor can happen with the new pad stationary on a hot rotor.... Same thing with the parking brake. don't set it with new pads and HOT rotors... after a cool down drive, all will be fine.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:00 AM

Sounds great guys. Thanks for the help. It does seem most that I read was consisitent. Take it easy initially and get progressively more breaking, but to heat and cool the rotors, while bedding the pads. All did stress the importance of not coming to a complete stopping and making sure not to have the pad still on the rotor. Seems like it is very important to control the heating during the break in to prevent rotor warp.
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