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crusher 06-22-2012 11:20 PM

my brakes are done ,... just bought powerstop
 
just bought powerstop brakes from autoanything,,.. i imagine all have them at the end of next week,.. my original one are done,..

is anyone running the powerstop brake kit? how do you like them

ArmyofOne 06-24-2012 12:49 PM

I will be, when I get home...I have run them on other vehicles before, I would say there is about a 20% increase in stopping power due to pad bite, but beyond that they just look good. Bad thing about the rotors is if they warp they cant be turned, they have to be replaced. But I am not generally Hard on my brakes so its not a big deal to me. With the boat in tow though, that will now be a different story. 7,000 lbs is A LOT of boat to stop with stock brakes.

crusher 07-01-2012 11:10 PM

just installed them myself this weekend disque and pads to the for wheels, everything went well , nice product

also they work and look very good, i'm still going easy on them because their new but they feel very good..

ArmyofOne 07-02-2012 01:08 PM

You actually want to be very hard on them when new.

http://www.powerstop.com/how-to
Quote:

Brake Pad Break-In Procedure

IMPORTANT: BREAK IN NEW BRAKE PADS/ROTORS USING THE PAD BEDDING PROCEDURE AS FOLLOWS. PROPER PAD BED­DING CAN PREVENT ROTOR WARPING.

The break in procedure is critical to brake performance. The reason for a proper break in is to establish an even layer of friction material deposited on the rotors from the brake pads. It is very important that this initial layer of friction material is evenly distributed. Break in the pads as follows: 5 moderate to aggressive stops from 40 mph down to 10 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool and do not come to a complete stop. Then do 5 mod­erate stops from 35 mph to 5 mph in rapid succession without letting the brakes cool. You should expect to smell some resin as the brakes get hot. After this is complete, drive around for as long as possible without excessively heating the brakes and without coming to a complete stop (Try for about 5 minutes at moderate speed). This is the cooling stage. It allows the heated resin in the brake pads to cool and cure. After the brakes have cooled to standard operating temperature, you may use the brakes normally.

ArmyofOne 07-02-2012 01:09 PM

Basically it means find a back road, and drive it like a complete ass for 10 minutes. :LOL:

mamasboy 07-02-2012 02:03 PM

hey crusher where did you get themand do you have part numbers?

ArmyofOne 07-02-2012 03:15 PM

Auto Anything has the complete kits:

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/6...0A3121093.aspx

crusher 07-03-2012 10:02 PM

ya exactly i got them from autoanything the complet kit around 400$

oupps i should off read the break in procedure,.

dou you think its to late to do that procedure?

ArmyofOne 07-04-2012 04:15 AM

No, you should be good. better late than never.

crusher 07-07-2012 10:10 AM

so i followed your advice and did the procedure,

the brake are still going very good, very happy with it and it cost me alot less than if i went to the dealer witch they wanted 1300.00$ just for the parts,...


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