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Hi guys,

I'd like to have your feedback/opinions on the brakes that are on the 07 vs 08 SLK55 models.

The 6 pistons front/4 pistons rear vs the 4/2: Major differences? Squeal? Braking power? Overall?

Thanks in advance
 

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Don - Founding Member #4
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:)2008 SLK 55 brakes downgraded from model years 2005-2007. Never read of anyone that prefers the 2008 and later brakes.
 
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Yeah Don's right, total downgrade.

Meant to have less squeal at the expense of stopping power.
 

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Is it possible the squeal comes from not using the car too often as the SLK is for most a 2nd or 3rd car?
 

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There is a mild squeak/squeal even on the 2008 US spec DNKY (a pun on namebrand clothing) AMG brakes after a car wash or rain but disappears quickly after some minor braking once the surface oxidation is burnt/rubbed off by friction. The brakes are quiet after that.
 

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Mine have never squealed yet. I dont track this car so it doesnt get much of a work out, of all the cars I had squeal on it occured after hard use, normally track but after a few days settled down again. The downgrade is a cost issue the excuse is the noise.
 
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