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How do you bed in brake pads on a non street legal car?


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z28pwr

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How do you bed in brake pads on a non street legal car without missing a session?

Straight roads are for fast cars, curvy roads are for fast drivers!


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I just put them on and go.



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First session on track does the trick!!! I sometimes get a little vibration at the end of that first session, but once cooled by the next session they are fine.



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Put 'em on and go.  take it easy the first few laps as you warm up everything else as well.


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.


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Huh. I just lose the first session. It sucks, but at least in my experience with Carbotech pads, bed in is important. Thankfully, Carbotech sells pre-bedded pads, which are great as long as you're not on new rotors, as well.


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This is interesting as my first set of Caebotechs sucked when I just threw them on but now I switched to Hawk pads so maybe they aren't as picky as the Carbotechs when it comes to bedding.

Straight roads are for fast cars, curvy roads are for fast drivers!


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If you are going to TWS, I have used that strip of concrete between T14 and T3 at 6:30 in the morning before sessions start on Saturday.



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If you are going to TWS, I have used that strip of concrete between T14 and T3 at 6:30 in the morning before sessions start on Saturday.

You can only do that on non-race weekends and with a quiet car..

On race weekends, that road is packed with trailers and I camp in my trailer out there.   you come whizzing by me at 6:30 in the morning, I'm gonna step out and throw a wrench at your car!


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.


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1st session, 1st lap or two, I drag the brakes on the straights until I can smell them. Then brake a little light and early for the next few corners. Then go like regular. You want to burn the glue off the top of the pads.


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PFC pads FTW! No bedding required.

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If only pfc made pads for my car
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You can only do that on non-race weekends and with a quiet car..

On race weekends, that road is packed with trailers and I camp in my trailer out there.   you come whizzing by me at 6:30 in the morning, I'm gonna step out and throw a wrench at your car!

 

Ha, I've only been there for PDS so It was empty. I definitely wouldn't do it if there was anyone there. It may have been 7-7:30am. Most people were up and about.