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SLK32 Which brake pads?

Hi
The time has come for me to start looking at some new brake pads for my new to me SLK32.
They have about 3 or 4mm left and I was hoping someone could recommend some reasonably price ones.
Ebay have a large selection of different branded ones at between Ł30 to Ł60. which seems good value.
Do the standard fitted ones have warning sensors?
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If you don't mind the brake dust problem of the OEM semi-metallic pads, Centric makes an OEM equivalent semi-metallic at an affordable price.

I know a lot of SLK32 owners have opted for ceramic pads specifically for the dust and noise characteristics but you seem to give up a LOT of performance for those conveniences. I stuck with semi-metallic pads on my SLK32 and I will likely do the same with my SLK55.

Here's the Centric website parts locator for the SLK32. They must have distribution in the UK.
http://centric.cataloglookup.com/Inq...04&m=63&mm=854

And their "parts flavor" guide to other pad formulations they offer.
http://centric.cataloglookup.com/Inq...04&m=63&mm=854

Centric has bought up many competitors over the years so they own many brands and usually offer multiple types of pads for each application. Here's a page with charts showing the relative performance characteristics of their various formulations.
http://www.centricparts.com/index.ph...149&Itemid=224

Here's another option in the US, Needswings. They may ship to the UK. And they are basically offering various Centric sourced solutions.
http://www.needswings.com/Products.a...2-5D21B9AB2DB5
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Brake pads

The ones that allow me to stop in the shortest distance!!

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