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Question R171 Brake discs

I appreciate the warm welcome to the site. I've been poring over the details on the brake rotor options for my SLK55, but I've been unable to ascertain all of the details.

From what I've gathered so far, I have either a 4 or 6 piston caliper setup on the front. However, I have yet to figure out how to determine which one. It looks like I might have the option of reverting over to a single-piece brake rotor, if I have the 4 piston.

I've found this thread:

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...ng-limits.html

My vehicles data card shows the following info:
Identification number: WDB1714731F085701 9

From that, I'm of the understanding that this is what my rotor parameters are:
FRONT ROTORS:
171.473
New: 32mm
Wear Limit: 30mm
Wear Limit for Service: 30.6mm


Is there a quick means of determining what my options are? My local MB shop gave me a quick quote of $1,800 for just the rotors. However, I'm not entirely certain the correct option was offered, since this was over the phone.

Because of this, I'm hoping to see if there are any alternatives out there.
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I believe since you are prefacelift, you have the 6 setup.
Have you checked your brochure?


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http://www.ragtop.org/mbbrochures/2006/int-slk.pdf

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...kes-slk55.html

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen...rake-size.html

https://www.slkworld.com/where-get-r1...-calipers.html

https://www.slkworld.com/amgs/3553-20...mg-brakes.html


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does anyone know why they changed from 6 pot to four ? was it down to replacement cost ?


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I appreciate the quick response, as well as the subsequent post with links. Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that I only have 2 options for replacements at this point. I've got the standard OEM's, or I can look into the R/B product in the link below. If these will work, that's a roughly $700 reduction in cost.

Two-piece rotor (Open Slot) - MERCEDES CLK55 AMG FRONT 05-06

I knew I would be expecting increased maintenance costs. However, $2,300.00 for the front brakes alone was a bit of an eye-opener ( kick in the pants ).
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