Make no mistake about it, most classic car enthusiasts like to go fast. We spend countless hours in the garage figuring out ways to go faster. Adding more horsepower guarantees you’ll impress your buddies and have a blast every time you pull away from a red light, but that extra giddy-up can cause some problems too. Every time you play a little at a red light, the next stop light shows up faster than it used to. You could try cruising in a different part of town, but where’s the fun in that? The bottom line is simple—that extra horsepower may require a brake upgrade to maintain safety.
We just received a question from a customer asking about the proper bedding procedure for his new Rallye Series front disc brake conversion kit. Regardless of which kit you select, it is a good idea to bed or burnish the brakes to transfer an even layer of friction material to the rotors. Taking this step will ensure smoother, quieter braking and enhanced stopping power. If you bring the new pads and rotors up to temp too quickly and/or botch the cool down period, you may experience glazing on the pads and poor performance. Proper bedding ensures a uniform coating of pad material is applied to the rotors. So, how do we properly bed in new pads and rotors?
Are you searching for more efficient brakes that look great too? Do you keep running into really cool brakes that run a larger rotor than you can fit with your 15” wheels? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be interested in upcoming offerings from Master Power Brakes.