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30. With the air out, it was time to chuck the wheels on and find out if the new parts worked, and more importantly, how well. Out on the quiet street in front of D&P, Craig went to "bed" the brakes to improve performance and increase resistance to heat cracking and warping. Bedding the pads is a necessary step in any brake install, as leaves behind a very fine, even layer of pad material on the rotors. Bedding, in a nutshell is performing 10 or so light stops from 35 mph down to 1 mph, then stepping up the speed to 50 and repeating the process. When doing this, Craig avoided sitting still with his foot on the pedal; he even kicked it into park sitting at a light. This will keep the pads from creating a localized hot spot on the rotor, which creates a high area resulting in a vibration or a pulsating pedal.