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No, and I'm just sure we'd be aware of that if it was true.
The factory brakes on a CLK430 are very good. A 2002 CLK430 with OE pads and rotors takes 2 feet further to stop than a 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 with OE pads and rotors.
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The factory brakes on a CLK430 are very good. A 2002 CLK430 with OE pads and rotors takes 2 feet further to stop than a 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 with OE pads and rotors.
Yep, but the Porsche pads will last 3 times longer under similar conditions.

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You guys are aware that the high amounts of brake dust is the trade off for having great brakes, for me I find it a worth while trade off, I like stopping in short distances.
Not aware of this, but I've been driving Porsches with much better brakes for years. Tell that to the owners of E-classes in 2003 and 2004.

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paper towels are BAD. that reminds me i seen a guys at the car was with a new black kia(i know not a high end car but better than no car lol) and he has a roll of paper towels on the ground and he was useing them to dry the car off lol. i almost gave him an old meguiars waffle towel lol but i was like na if he dont know better then screw it.
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Yep, but the Porsche pads will last 3 times longer under similar conditions.
Three times as long? LOL. A GT3 with PCCB will last THREE TIMES as long? I'm not sure what conditions or caveat you're going to add, but if that's your belief, I won't try to change your mind. I'll just state *my* experiences.

It's my experience that Porsche chairman Wendelin Wiedeking was quoted as saying "PCCB should last virtually the life of the 911 Turbo - at least 100,000 miles." He was speaking of the rotors, not the pads. BTW, PCA seems to claim that the PCCB rotors don’t quite live as long as the chairman claims.

Regarding pad life on the PCCB, your claim somewhat differs from the 2004 Porsche press kit which states:

"In an emergency stop, PCCB immediately delivers maximum stopping power to the road. Abrasion is extremely low compared with metal discs, with each PCCB disc offering an extraordinarily long service life. The new composite brake pads also last around twice as long as conventional ones. What's more, the new PCCB pads do not absorb water, making for outstanding performance in the wet."

My experience is "around twice as long" does not equal "3 times as long". But I'll admit, the pads on those optional brakes that cost over eight thousand dollars probably do last longer than the standard pads on a CLK. Even if they only stop two feet sooner.
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Well those Porsche brakes are pretty much wet dreaming brakes, I'm not going to lie. Aside from the PCCB, a Porsche brakes of the same compound should last longer than Mercedes due to weight.
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