Proper break-in of your new Rotors and Pads ensures the maximum performance and durability of the products. The break-in procedure allows the rotors and pads to be brought up to temperature slowly, ensuring even heat distribution throughout the rotors and pads, preventing the brake pads from glazing. This process will also lay down a thin layer of transfer film from the pads to the rotor surface. Improper break-in may result in brake judder, pulsation, or excessive noise, and can also thermal shock the rotor. Brake judder can be caused by the uneven transfer of film to the rotor, causing vibrations that can be mistaken for warped brake rotors.
New Rotors and Pads Break-In
Start by lightly applying the brake a few times. Them from 30 to 35 MPH apply
moderate pedal pressure slowing to 10 MPH (do not come to full stop). Repeat 6
to 8 times. Allow brakes to cool for minimum of 20 to 30 minutes. Run the new
discs and pads avoiding excessive or high speed braking for approximately 200
to 400 miles for gray ZRC coated rotors, or 300 to 500 miles for plated rotors.
Check to see that the plating is completely worn off the braking service.
Street Plus Brake Pads Break-in
"Street Plus" brake pads are formulated with a "Low Resin" Formula and do not require a long break-in time. At a spead of 30 MPH, start by lightly applying moderate pressure to the brake slowing to 10 MPH (do not come to a complete stop). Repeat 4-6 times and allow brakes to cool for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. Avoid excessive or high speed braking for the first 50-100 miles.