Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Weston Super Mare
Vehicle: Sept 2007 SLK55, now sold
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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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Above photo is a breakfast meet in the inner courtyard at Wilton House.
Upgrades: X pipe and secondary cats delete, smart top, John's 3rd brake light module, DRLs, carbon rear spoiler wrap, black vinyl roof wrap, rear window tint, chrome front indicator bulbs, led number plate bulbs, white fog light bulbs, extra bright led reversing bulbs, stubby antenna, refurbished wheels in chrome silver rims and anthracite sparkle centres, remapped by GAD Tuning.