Regular Bedding Street/Track
Drive normally over the course of several hundred miles while
gradually increasing pedal effort with each subsequent stop until
pedal feel is firm and predictable and brakes feel fully seated. If
brake pads are forced to become hot due to emergency braking, it is
best to drive to cool the brakes down prior to coming to a complete
stop assuming that circumstances permit.
a) Perform a series of 10 to 15 partial stops from 70 mph to 20 mph
with the first 3 under moderate braking, increasing to 75% to 90% of
full braking during the series of stops.
b) Performance should increase somewhat during this process and fall
off toward the end of this cycle.
c) Do not come to a complete stop during this cycle, if at all
possible, as this may interrupt the material transfer process to the
rotor surface; Note: material transfer process will take longer with
d) If friction smell becomes excessive during this first series of
stops, become less aggressive with braking and complete the test
sequence. Excessive braking at this stage can cause the resins to be
released from the friction material leading to Green fade and
coating of the rotor surfaces with excessive amounts of resin, which
is undesirable, rather than a proper mix of friction material.
e) Allow the brakes to cool by driving at higher allowable speeds
and with little if any braking, if possible.
a) Repeat the above sequence, including the cooling section
b) Generally 2 complete sequences is often sufficient
c) A 3rd sequence may be performed if deemed necessary.
d) Allow brakes to cool, as per above, before coming to a complete
stop or parking the vehicle.