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Have anyone tried brake calipers from PB??

Hi,

I have difficulties finding original front brake calipers for the SLK350 (Im planning on upgrading my SLK200) They do not show up in either ATE or Brembo catalogs.

However, I found this site, http://pbbrakes.com/ and I wonder if anyone is using kits from them? The price is quite cheap, so I wonder over the quality. 4-pot system for SLK350 cost about 1300$ for a complete front set, including discs, bolts, hoses etc.

They even have 6-pot and 8-pot system, and they come in different colours.
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Truth be told I have never heard of them...

What most people here do is upgrade their 200 brakes with stock 350 calipers and rotors. There is a post here somewhere about the conversion process.
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I know. But it seems like the stock 4-pot front calipers are hard to find. All spare parts sites here in Sweden show a 1-pot sliding caliper as the standard one. I have even checked the Brembo Aftermarket catalog, and they do not list any calipers. Neither does ATE.

I have found one place that have the 4-pot calipers as refurbished, but they want the old 4-pot in return, and since I dont have them, its catch22.
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They seem to have some decent write ups from a few trade magazines. I say give them a shot and let us know. You will be a first for the forum, someone has to be first.

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SLK 350 sport pack front brakes:
- Left caliper A003 420 36 83 new GBP 364,-
http://www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk...com_virtuemart

Used: http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_trksi...at=0&_from=R40

- Right caliper A003 420 39 83 GBP 364,-
http://www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk...com_virtuemart

- Discs A203 421 13 12 new:GBP 59,- x2
http://www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk...com_virtuemart

Used: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Bremsscheibe-...item27dc92998c

- Pads A004 420 51 20 GBP 61,- x2
http://www.mercedes-benz-parts.co.uk...com_virtuemart

Mind you, the (new) caliper goes without bleeders, bolts, springs and all the other small stuff you would need.
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What is the problem with your current brakes?






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I would say that its quite risky to buy two calipers for about 800, from a 1985-1994 E-class, not knowing if they will fit on a 2005 SLK.
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What is the problem with your current brakes?
Actually, I dont have any problems with them, but would like to upgrade to the "Sports Package" size. That is the same brakes as on the SLK350, if I understand it correctly.
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IIRC, the ones (brake calipers) that fit the CLK AMG will fit on the R171: I do not know if there is any major cost advantage.

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