Put the Akebono Ceramic pads on my wife's 01 SLK 320 today. Installation was quite easy. Also replaced the wear sensors on the front. Did 1 wheel at a time and had no problems with any computer errors after the install. Also painted the calipers black with the Duplicolor Kit. Braking seems fine, time will tell about the brake dust. Bought the pads through J.C. Whitney. They were right at $100 for all. Rotors looked fine as did the original pads. Car only has 23k miles on it. Glad it's done.