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Track Break-In Procedure

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2015
Power Stop Track Day Brake Pad Break-In Procedure

The break-in procedure is critical to brake pad performance. The reason for a proper break-in is to establish an even layer of friction material deposited on the rotor surface from the brake pads. It is very important that this initial layer of friction material is evenly distributed.

For optimal braking performance, break-in new brake pads/rotors using the pad bedding procedure as follows:

  1. 10 Aggressive Decelerations from 60mph down to 10mph
  2. 10 Aggressive Decelerations from 80mph down to 10mph
  3. Cool Down: 45+mph driving with minimal brake usage fro 10 min.

You can also download a PDF of the Track Break-In Procedure here.