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Old 08-15-2005, 02:09 PM   #11
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Wings?

HAHAHAHA, smarten up drifter, lol.


When I bought the RSM rotors and pads, they just said to take it easy for 500 km or so. That was it, they didn't mention anything about hard stops to break them in.
I just want to ensure there isn't any break in procedure MICE..
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i'll have to find the article, but the procedure I use is the 30 stops from 30 mph - in groups of 10 stops. once you've done 10, you let the car sit in park for a few minutes.

again, I'll look for the article, but it'* a permutation of the SAE guidelines for breaking in pads the proper way, but in such a way that the average person can actually do it (the SAE specs say to decelerate at what rate for how long, etc, and they have you do 100 stops, if memory serves).

lemmee see if I can dig it up.

and yeah, my last break in was fun - we had a small area with turn arounds, so we had to hit 30 and slow back down in a very short run... good times.
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some quick searching hasn't yeilded the site I read before (still looking though), but there have been a ton others, and from what I'm reading... if you're using a semi-metallic pad, it'* best to do the proc i said above, or as close to it as you can get.

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doh! i remember why I'm having such a hard time finding it - it was in an actual magazine. I'll try to remember what mag it was and see if i can dig it up...

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until i find the article that i'm looking for, this does a good job of explination. the one i'm looking for explains the actual numbers behind the 30/30 dealio...

http://www.kitcarbooks.com/brakepads.html
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Just dont' glaze over your brand new pads You want to season them lightly...

(sounds like a damn cooking forum)
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Just dont' glaze over your brand new pads You want to season them lightly...

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thanx mkaake
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I never did a Brake Breakin, Once I had my new SP Slotted and Cross drilled rotors and Hawk Ceramic pads installed (at the same time) I just went for it. BTW I just had my new tires put on on Saturday (RE750'* 255/50 17 and they are awsome) and I had them check the meat on the front and rear pads. I have never had my back ones replaced and I have 52k on my 01 and I had the fronts put on at 25k and the service tech told me I still had about 50% meat on the fronts and the rears.
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New rotors and Pads ( not the pads with wings.. :P )
LMAO! That'* "Always" a good joke....I guess it "Depends" on your sense of humor!

Hey, I googled this and only came up w/the following from http://www.chtopping.com/StreetRodder5/

"Breaking in New Metallic Lining or Pads
Metallic takes twice as ling to seat-in as compared to organic, but metallic also lasts twice as long as organic. The organic break-in period takes about half the time and the lining lasts about half as long. Always arc the shoes to the drums.

Make approximately 20 complete stops (10 for organic) from 30mph, or 20 "slow downs" from 50mph to 20mph, with light to moderate pedal pressure.

Allow at least 30 seconds between brake applications for the brake shoes or pads to cool down"


It still doesn't explain the 30 30 30 theory though....
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New rotors and Pads ( not the pads with wings.. :P )
LMAO! That'* "Always" a good joke....I guess it "Depends" on your sense of humor!

Hey, I googled this and only came up w/the following from http://www.chtopping.com/StreetRodder5/

"Breaking in New Metallic Lining or Pads
Metallic takes twice as ling to seat-in as compared to organic, but metallic also lasts twice as long as organic. The organic break-in period takes about half the time and the lining lasts about half as long. Always arc the shoes to the drums.

Make approximately 20 complete stops (10 for organic) from 30mph, or 20 "slow downs" from 50mph to 20mph, with light to moderate pedal pressure.

Allow at least 30 seconds between brake applications for the brake shoes or pads to cool down"


It still doesn't explain the 30 30 30 theory though....
the 30/30/30 is based on the SAE standard for breaking in breaks, just simplified. it'* really just about the same thing as what you said - 30 stops from 30 miles an hour every 30 seconds or so. It should take 10 seconds to come to a stop from 30mph for the proper deceleration rate. The reason the 30 method uses 30 stops is because it breaks them into 3 groups of ten stops, with a 2 minute pause between runs, providing the right amount of cooling time for the rotors as they are being broken in. still can't find the article (the magazine i read it in is long gone), but that'* what it said. Apparently, the full SAE spec that it'* based off of called for 100 stops... but they said that was overkill to the extreme for daily drivers.
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