My pads are right around 3-4mm and front rotors are getting close to replacement thickness so I went to my dealership for a quote for the brake job (front rotors and pads all around.)
My SA quoted me $890 for front rotors and pads, both sides. I thought this was way too low, so I had him double check with the parts department when he told me he based the quote on a CLS63 brake job. The parts guy nearly had a heart attack when he saw the correct prices.
P30 SLK55 Front Rotor alone: $1032 (EACH)
I thanked him for checking and went home. No way I'm paying that.
So, I emailed EvoSport (http://www.evosport.com
) and asked them about their lightweight brake rotors for SLK55s with P30 brakes. They said the brakes were already designed but still need to be produced. They told me it would be a few weeks until they are available, so I pre-ordered a set.
EvoSport rotors: $2450 for all 4, $1450 for just the front or rear pair
These rotors are about 8lbs lighter per corner and a direct replacement.
I also ordered Porterfield R4S brake pads to go with the new rotors.
While I was doing maintenance, I decided to check my tires. The rears were just below 4mm and fronts right around 5mm. I decided to pre-order a set of Dunlop Direzza Z2s (Z1 Star Spec replacement) from TireRack. Approximate availability is Mid-March.
I've always been happy with the Z1s, both on the street and autocross. The Z2s look like a big improvement in terms of grip and feel.
TireRack review comparing the Z1 and Z2: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=168
Take a look at the difference in tread pattern