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EBC Brake Pads & Rotors Installation on the 2011 Ford Raptor


EBC Brake Rotors & Brake Pads used in this installation are listed below.


EBC 3GD Slotted & Dimpled Rotors (Front)

Part#: GD7462

Product: EBC 3GD Series Sport Slotted

Position: Front; Set of Two

Rotor Size: 13.8 in. Dia.

For: (2011 - 2011) FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR V8 - 6.2L


EBC Extra Duty Brakes (Front)

Part#: ED91855

Product: Extra Duty Truck/SUV & Jeep

Position: Front; Pad Set

For: (2011 - 2011) FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR V8 - 6.2L


EBC 3GD Slotted & Dimpled Rotors (Rear)

Part#: GD7179

Product: EBC 3GD Series Sport Slotted

Position: Rear; Set of Two

Rotor Size: 13.7 in. Dia.

For: (2011 - 2011) FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR V8 - 6.2L

EBC Extra Duty Brakes (Rear)

Part#: ED91697

Product: Extra Duty Truck/SUV & Jeep

Position: Rear; Pad Set

For: (2011 - 2011) FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR V8 - 6.2L


Installation:


Brakes and Rotors for your vehicle can be purchased online at www.shopebcbrakes.com, www.perfectbrakes.com, or at your local auto parts store.


Click the link to access the EBC Brake Catalog online: https://ebcbrakes.com/catalogs



Product Information:


New “thermic black” and NITROTHERM™ FINISH

EBC brakes now produces all of its GD series and USR discs with a new, long lasting corrosion resistant finish. The coating is either the world famous thermic or for less popular smaller batch items we use the new NITROTHERM™ process of anti corrosive paint applied using this revolutionary process that coats with warm Nitrogen producing a better finish.

EBC Sport Rotors feature wide aperture slots that draw cool air into the braking contact area and reduce temperatures preventing brake fade. Dimple drilling avoids stress cracks. EBC Sport Rotors now feature reduced 3 slots venting which provides slightly less air noise under heavy braking while still maintaining the benefits of cooler running with the full width slot design. Another great feature of slotted rotors is the way the pads remain flat and have uniform pad wear, while also avoiding the record grooves or galling common with non-slotted rotors. This improves pad contact and braking throughout the life of the rotor and pad set.


Specifications:

Wider slots help rotors run up to 200 degrees cooler.

Helps reduce brake fade at speed and under load.

Removes dirt, dust, and debris from braking.

Great for truck and SUV, towing and sport sedans.

Coatings are now BLACK for all vehicles.

EBC Brake Pads Product Information & Specifications:

British made top quality product.


Backing plate steels feature NUCAP NRS system hook technology for 5 times the bond strength of conventional pads.

Noiseless material with piston insert NUCAP insulator shims.

High volume Vee grooves in pads to vent better and remove dirt dust and debris actually cooling the centre hot areas of the pad better.

Fade free brake material capable of a wide range of operational temperatures.

More brake “grip” than stock and most low cost aftermarket pads at less cost than original parts.

Longer life than any other pad we have ever made and we think, longer life than anything else out there in the aftermarket, including stock pads.

Features red “brake in’ surface coating for instant safe braking after install.

Visit EBC Brakes online at ebcbrakes.com


EBC Tech Tip:

How to bed in your new brakes for street/urban driving


BEDDING IN NEW EBC PADS AND DISCS

Use brakes with minimal pressure for first 100 miles from urban speeds of 30-50 mph only.

Drive a further 250 miles using slightly increased brake pressure and load UNLESS in an emergency in which case apply brake as hard as required.

Look for a full width contact across the pad depth( rotor braking band) from the outer edge of the disc to the inner and if not achieved allow a further 100-200 miles steady driving. You will see a blue-ish band evidencing contact across the rotor face. Until this band goes from the outer to the inner edges of the brake disc/rotor the pads have NOT yet fully seated. When installing new rotors, reduced width banding is quite possible due to various tolerances and slight misalignments in the vehicle chassis and is NOT a warranty defect or a reason to remove and inspect brakes. Many European cars have SINGLE PISTON CALIPERS and these tend to “Flair” open and cause the contact band described above only to be seen at the outer edge of the disc/rotor and work its way inwards taking up to 1000 miles to do so.


After full width contact band is attained make a further 10 stops from 60 mph to 10 mph in succession with a deliberate attempt to get the brakes hot. Some smells may occur even slight smoke during this final heat up stage of the pads in early life. Then coast the vehicle for a mile to allow discs to cool. Do not pull up and park vehicle with brake excessively hot. You must try to get the discs down to below 60-80 degrees C temperature before parking the vehicle.

When parked let brakes cool to a final cool-to-touch point. Before touching discs splash a few tiny drops of water onto the disc to asses its temperature to avoid burning fingers. If the water spots cause a “hiss” you have parked up too soon and should go out and drive slowly allowing the brakes to cool further.


NEW DISCS TAKE LONGER TO BED IN

Fully bedding new pads to decent condition worn discs/rotors may take only 200-300 miles but when new discs are fitted at the same time bed in times to achieve outer to inner edge contact ( full width blue-grey contact band as mentioned under point 4 above ) can be as long as 800-1000 miles due to extra components needed to be aligned to the vehicle. To Short cut this you can ( and EBC recommend should) have EVEN NEW DISCS Pro Cut Lathe aligned to your vehicle. This process removes only microns of new disc material and shortens bed in time by 75% of the time it COULD take giving you better brakes faster and avoiding hot spotting and pad glazing.


My Impressions:

Light years above oem replacements.

Priced right for extreme towing applications.

Product can be purchased in the USA.

Easy to install.

Durable, and well designed product.


Cons:

None!


Bottom Line:

I am still in the break in period. Stand by, there will be a full write up following the break in period. 1 year later, best brakes and rotors I have ever used on any vehicle!!!!!!!!!!


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