Originally Posted by 0125JeepGuy
i just put new brake shoes on my truck front and rear. i didnt know there is even a brake in method, i havent done any driving with it yet so what is the brake in for new shoes that i should do?
Did you flush out the old fluid and put in new brake fluid???
Breaking in Brakes
Find a large parking lot or somewhere where you can get to approx 60 to 70mph. Accelerate to approx 70mph and then hit the brakes hard. Do not lock them up or get into the ABS and then release when you get to about 10mph.
Do not come to a complete stop repeat until you can smell the brakes. Then take a nice drive to allow brakes to cool and then return and repeat stops. When you can smell the brakes cool them off. Never, ever, ever come to a complete stop. Repeat until you no longer smell the brakes. You may also get a few hard pedal as the brake pads off gas. Pick a road or parking lot with lots of room and nothing to hit. You have now bedded in your pads and shoes.
Now some pads say they are broken in by the manufacturer. Dont believe them.