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Go out for a nice gentle drive and use them gently to bed the surfaces together. Park up and let the discs cool down completely. Go out for another drive and warm them up, then kick the living buggery out of them and get them roasting hot, make them fade if you can. Park up and let them cool down completely (don't sit at lights etc with your foot on the brakes and if you can, roll the car a bit on the cool down to unmask the disc all round)

After the cool down they should be good to go.
 

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just 2 points.........................

1. totally ignore the procedure above if you are using RS4.2.1 as this is a road derived pad and undergoes a factory "bedding" to acclimatise it before retail..............just 'bed-in' normally for 150-200miles as an O.E. pad........light to medium braking.......

2. NEVER park up to allow brakes to cool, continue to cruise for 10mins or so to allow the system to cool completely back to normal, parking up can cause localised heating ultimately causing pad deposits/warping..........


if anyone wants a "proper" bed-in procedure for the Pagid competition pads feel free to email me........

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just 2 points.........................

1. totally ignore the procedure above if you are using RS4.2.1 as this is a road derived pad and undergoes a factory "bedding" to acclimatise it before retail..............just 'bed-in' normally for 150-200miles as an O.E. pad........light to medium braking.......

2. NEVER park up to allow brakes to cool, continue to cruise for 10mins or so to allow the system to cool completely back to normal, parking up can cause localised heating ultimately causing pad deposits/warping..........

if anyone wants a "proper" bed-in procedure for the Pagid competition pads feel free to email me........
Oops, sorry.

When i said park up to let them cool down completely i did not mean come screaming to a stop and jump out, i presumed people drove gently for the last 10 mins or so of any journey in an Evo to cool the rest of the car down.

If my method is a load of rubbish, why not post up the 'proper' procedure?
 

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My view of bedding in pads is just put them in and drive the car as normal, if you need to use the brakes hard then use them hard.

You'll find countless posts about people having problems with brakes and saying "they followed the bedding in procedures" which seem about as consistent as the results themselves! lol

Personally I just stick brake pads in now, take it easy for the first couple of miles just to make sure nothing is about to fall off then just brake a few times fairly heavily.
 

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More than once I've bedded Pagids in just driving to a trackday (having had just them fitted) and stepping on the middle pedal a few times more than needed - then thraping them round the track.

Very scientific, and seems to work OK :D
 

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Recommended Procedure for Bedding in of Disc Brake Pads

Non-Aspestos disc brake pads of Padgid RS/S Quality


Geometric Alignment of pad surface to brake disc, Basic bedding in

3-4 Stops with medium to light brake pressure from V (start) approx 90MPH to V (Finish) 60MPH
Distance between each brake stop approx 300-400m . the Pads should not reach temperatures above 300-400 C during bedding in.

Immediately After:-

BEDDING IN AT HIGH SPEED

1 stop with medium to heavy brake pressure( without allowing the brakes to lock ) From V (start) 100MPH to V (finish) approx 60MPH.
Recovery stops with light brake pressure 2-3 times

Repeat the high speed stops, including the recovery stops, 1-2 times.
Allow a cooling off distance of approx 500m between high speed stops,

Mounting New Pads on USED Discs:-

Edges of pad surface should be filed approx 45 Degree to ensure that the pad carries fully and evenly and is not touching the edge of the disc.
 
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