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#1 Old 12-22-2012
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Have had my R172 for three weeks and I now understand the reason everyone replaces the OEM brake pads. I have to clean the wheels every 3 or 4 days to keep the brake dust in check. Does anyone know if the EBC Red Stuff pads sold for the 2012 will fit the 2013 SLK350? Haven't seen the Akebono's for the R172 anywhere. Is there really any difference between the two pads? Thanks for any assistance.
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I put Akebono's on my 171, and they are terrific; great stopping power AND clean wheels

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Which site do you guys recommend to order the Akebeno pads?
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I put Akebono's on my 171, and they are terrific; great stopping power AND clean wheels

Put these on the front and very happy with them. Waiting on the rears to wear down and replace them with Akebono's.
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Anyone have any experience with the Porterfield pads?
Heard they are suppose to be very good
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