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i just installed some new rotors that are drilled and slotted and i also replace the pads to axxis metal masters and i noticed i have to step on the brake harder to get a complete stop is this normal? or is something not right let me know?
 

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I can't help, but what kind of rotors did you get? Please post pics if you can? Thanks
 

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Dvsrice said:
i just installed some new rotors that are drilled and slotted and i also replace the pads to axxis metal masters and i noticed i have to step on the brake harder to get a complete stop is this normal? or is something not right let me know?

might want to get a pro to check it out...make sure the brake pads are tightly in place..
 

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I'd say give it 300 miles for the break in period. If you still feel that the brakes are bad after that, then you should get it checked out. It's quite normal for new pads to not feel very strong yet.
 

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yeah probably it needs some break in period, 300 miles seem right. actually with new pads or rotors you are not recomended to drive fast or run the car for too long. that way is the best way to break in the rotors and pads
 

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More than likely the problem is due to a harder pad surface. For some reason most aftermarket pads seem to be like this, especially performance pads that are supposedly designed to resist heat and wear better (if that ends up being true).

Here's something that's pretty interesting. Brake pads are made up of the following components, generally:

1. Asbestos (or Kevlar)
2. Graphite (to eliminate heat from dragging on the rotor)
3. Chopped up brass "steel wool" (for metallic pads)
4. Cashew nut resin (yes, cashew nuts! That is the agent that holds it all together)


The specific combination of additives in the pads makes the brakes harder or softer to a degree. If less friction can be achieved with a certain design, it requires more brake pressure to stop than other setups. This is not to mention the fact that since your rotors are drilled/slotted, you've got less friction surface stopping area to bring the car down to a stop, hence more pedal pressure is needed.
 

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bleed the brakes
 

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oSoFastFerU said:
bleed the brakes
That can be possible!! But you should definitely can feel it when you need to bleed the brakes. :rolleyes:
 

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i bleeded the brakes and they feel some much better maybe i got some air traped when installing them, hey by the way paul how much does it cost to paint a little scrach on my front lip???
 

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Dvsrice said:
i bleeded the brakes and they feel some much better maybe i got some air traped when installing them, hey by the way paul how much does it cost to paint a little scrach on my front lip???
Little scratch on the front lip?
That means we have to paint the whole front lip again or we can just do spot paint. I'll take a look at your car on the OC meet!!
How's that Mayur??
 
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