Congratulations on making the 1st step toward upgrading your Stinger brake pads!
Follow the quick & easy steps below to properly bed in your new brake pads:
1. PICK YOUR SPOT:
Find an open stretch of road that will allow you to safely stop your vehicle multiple times without causing any issues.
2. SPEED UP, THEN SLOW DOWN:
Accelerate to 35 MPH and apply moderate brake pressure to reduce your speed to under 5 MPH.
3. REPEAT AS NECESSARY:
Repeat this process 2-3 times, accelerating back to 35 MPH and moderately braking.
4. TEST AGAIN AT 55 MPH:
Next, increase the speed to 55 MPH and strongly brake down to 5 MPH. You don’t want to brake strong enough to activate your ABS or lock up the tires. You should be able to come down to 5 MPH within a few seconds.
5. REPEAT AS NECESSARY:
Repeat this process 1-2 times, then drive an additional 1-2 miles while very lightly braking to cool down the brakes.
6. PRO TIP:
It’s important to avoid coming to a complete stop during the hard-braking stage, as it’s possible to melt brake pads against hot rotors. Of course, should a deer, pedestrian, or sasquatch run onto the road, feel free to mash the brake pedal. Safety first!
Your stop-and-go session is now complete. Park the car and allow the brakes to fully cool for an hour. For best results, avoid pressing down on the brake pedal when parked and take a route home with minimal stop lights while the brakes are cooling.
While bedding in your brakes can sound like a sensitive procedure, one funky stop isn’t going to ruin your efforts. There’s no need to stress out, just drive safely and avoid emergency stops when possible.
The important thing here is once you’ve completed the procedure, be sure to go easy on the brake as you return the car back home for cooling. The idea is to heat the brakes up through the cycles listed above, and then let them cool easily on the ride home, and while the car is parked. Once done, your brakes have been bedded in, and a good foundation has been put down!