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Old 09-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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Question Brake Bedding

So I understand the importance of proper bedding when installing new pads/rotors and it makes sense. Here is my dilema. If I install new pads and rotors (or have them installed) how do I drive to an area suitable for proper bedding?

Am I correct in thinking that the braking that it would take to drive somewhere safe enough to accomplish bedding would already create enough heat/transfer to screw up any bedding done later?
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I think you'll be fine. Just drive to someplace safe and do the bedding procedures. I drove around on my pads for 3 days before bedding them in.
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So I understand the importance of proper bedding when installing new pads/rotors and it makes sense. Here is my dilema. If I install new pads and rotors (or have them installed) how do I drive to an area suitable for proper bedding?

Am I correct in thinking that the braking that it would take to drive somewhere safe enough to accomplish bedding would already create enough heat/transfer to screw up any bedding done later?
I recommend the owner to drive lightly about 200-300 mile on the new setup and then do the bed-in procedure. Don't do hard stops and be gentle on the brakes until bed-in.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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Appreciate the responses guys!

Anthony would you have pads suitable for a Wilwood four pot kit? I bought a used BBK and had the rotors turned but I've experienced some increasing steering wheel wobble when braking (there was no wobble for several miles after the install). My bushings seem fine so I'm thinking that it's due rto improper (read no) bedding. I'm not sure what compound these pads are but they seem like thay are hard enough that they may be more suited for track use.
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I have the UUC/Wilwood kit with the superlite caliper. I use Hawk Performance Ceramic for the street and PFC 01/97 for the track.

If you have the superlite 4 pot, you have a TON of brake pad options.
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Any idea how I can determine if it's the superlite kit or not?
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