UFO seasoning and pad bedding

Dikeman Brett brett at cloud9.net
Fri Nov 11 14:20:05 EST 2005

On Nov 11, 2005, at 1:59 PM, SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:

> Chambfering the edges is what I thought he was referring to , but  
> how can angling the ends of the pads make them fit into the "gap"  
> better?  The center thickness would be the same.

Center thickness isn't the problem- the rotor only comes close to  
contacting the outside edges of the pads.  I can't think of how to  
explain it, except to take a pad, orient it how it would be installed  
on the caliper "inside" the rotor, and take a rotor, and pretend to  
put it on the car, remembering that the rotor goes on at an angle (if  
I remember correctly, in terms of suspension terms, the rotor is put  
on with enormous toe to slip onto the hub etc.)

I was chamfering the pad about half an inch wide I think?  Not sure  
how deep.

Nathan- the R4 pad worked -great- at the track.  Not even the  
slightest hint of fading, and I kept braking harder and harder  
finding more there.  No idea/experience with the R4S.

 From what people told me, Porterfield has a reputation for making  
great, but expensive, pads.


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