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Need to change my rear pads in the next couple of thousand miles on AMG 55 R172. Should I stick with OEM or there some better value/performance alternatives? Thanks!
 

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I could get dissed for this but the rear brakes don’t do much of the braking so providing the pads are decent it doesn’t really matter. I would also be cautious about disturbing the brake balance.

If you want to upgrade the rears you should do matching material on the front.

Il let other folks share their preferences.

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Thanks guys.. only interested in changing the rear pads at this time. What pads do you recommend that produce less brake dust, offer the same or better performance and that don't wear the discs quicker than OEM?
 

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My Akebono make no dust!

maybe because i clean the rims every day! :D
 

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Thanks guys.. only interested in changing the rear pads at this time. What pads do you recommend that produce less brake dust, offer the same or better performance and that don't wear the discs quicker than OEM?
On the R171 SLK55, the oem brakes are Brembo and you can buy them from places like Europarts, but keep an eye out for their occasional 50% off. An option to stick with oem but at reduced cost. Assuming the R172 brakes are Brembo too of course.

Others have had success with different aftermarket brands. My preference is to stick with oem / Brembo. I've sealed my alloys, so don't have an issue with keeping the wheels clean.
 
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