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Old 10-04-2010, 05:38 AM
Jared@EAC Jared@EAC is offline
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Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
Yep, I liked it.
The 3 series guys seem to consecutively like the Akebono's.
That is why I thought the Tire Rack reviews were weird.
Larger sedans seem to have more negative response from what I read...
Not that it means anything...
Those threads are worthless. They're all of the same guy.

Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Hi Jared,
The "science" of bedding, as I understand it (which may be the problem), actually "requires" bedding at the friction temperature of the pads so that a layer or three of pad material will evenly deposit itself for adherent friction onto the rotors.

If a manufacturer says the pads don't need bedding, how do they propose that layer of friction material is deposited?

Presumably the answer is "normal driving" but the heat of normal driving is not the same as 10 sequential 60-to-10mph stops ... so ... um ... do they "explain" how 'normal driving' achieves the necessary heat?

Personally, I bed my brakes, even those that don't suggest you do.

If you like science, here's a question. Who is to say that bedding is good for all pad materials, or that it is necessary?

We all know that rotors wear, how do they expect the layer to stay on the pad? You don't bed your brakes every month do you? If that's the purpose of bedding then normal driving must also keep a layer on the rotor (if that layer even exists or is needed).

I don't see bedding as a way to transfer a layer of pad material. To me, bedding is the process by which we "mate" the pads to the rotors. When new, this establishes a good start for normalized wear and burns off all manufacturing residues and edges. Bedding after they are new is a good way to burn of pad deposits that cause vibrations and such. That's why I bed.
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