BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 64' 220SEc, 72' 300SEL 6.3, lots of parts
Location: San Diego/Spring Valley
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upgrade to more perfect.
true, short of installing thrust reverser, the factory set-up is perfect.
If the hoses are replaced, pads are correct (ATE), calipers do not leak, master cylinder is good, these factory brakes (even the unvented) will cause the Porsche following you to slide under your rear bumper and fuel tank up to it's windshield and crack it.
True story. Want another?
Hammered the brakes on a 280SE 4.5 once, generated a lot of smoke, saved our asses and sheet metal, ground 3/16 of rubber off a new set of Pirellis, held straight skid, all done with stock parts and no electronics such as ABS. I had to get a new set of tires the flat spot went bump-bump-bump, horrible ride after the stop.
same car, girlfriend driving, stomped the pedal while doing 110 MPH, she just had made a comment about the signs reading 110 KMPH, as a car pulled out ahead to pass on a two lane blacktop in Baja. That one was way tooooo close. I thought my future was in a desert in Baja