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I just got some cross-drilled Porterfields and their R4-S pads. What's the best way to break them in? I don't want to warp these suckers too. Should I just take it really easy on them for a few hundred miles and then pull some hard stops or what? Thanks, guys...

Jon -- '92 VR-4
 

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Take it easy on them for the first 500 miles or so. This lets the pads get "use" to the rotors. I did not follow this and glazed my newly machined rotors and had to machine them again. Be carefull!!
 
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Just for future reference, how would I know if I did "glaze" them? Taking it easy on 'em for 500 miles should be no problem, but I want to know what to look for just in case.
 

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If the brakes don't work very well. I had to use a lot of pedal to get mine to stop.Basically, they will feel weak, when you push and still you don't slow down, instead of a solid pedal feel and quick response. If they are working, you will know it! Ecspecially since you have upgraded rotors and pads.
 
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