July 26, 2013

TUFTRUCK® SEVERE DUTY BRAKE PADS Installation Tips

Brake Pads
We recommend getting TUFTRUCK® Severe Duty Disc Brake Pads installed by a professional installer, but here are some Installation Tips:

1. Replace rotors or resurface them with a non-directional finish to ensure even brake pad break-in.

2. The rotor should be washed with a non-detergent (clear) liquid cleanser and warm water. Residue left on the rotor will contaminate the brake pad and can lead to performance and noise issues.

3. Take care not to touch or contaminate friction material. Hands with oil or other contaminates on them can contaminate the brake pads and lead to performance and noise issues.

4. The sliding surfaces and back of the brake pad should be lubricated with brake lubricant. This reduces the possibility of noise and allows smooth and complete activation of the brake pads in the caliper, preventing pre-mature wear, excessive dust and poor braking performance due to excessive heat build-up issues.

5. Brake components should be inspected and worn hardware including pad installation clips should be replaced. Worn hardware can cause noise or prevent smooth and complete activation of the brake pads.

6. Compress the caliper piston after opening the bleeder screw to allow installation of the new brake pads. To avoid pad or caliper damage, the pads should not be hammered into place.

7. The lug nuts should be tightened to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended torque, using a star pattern to prevent rotor warping which can result in a pulsation when stopping.

8. Follow vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for break-in of new car brakes. Do NOT perform a high-speed break-in. Following the manufacturer’s break-in recommendation prevents excessive heat build-up which can result in excessive dust and poor overall braking performance.

Happy installing!

 

 

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