Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 1996 SL500, 2000 E430
Location: Sacramento, California
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I can remember taking my W124 300E on the Portland race track during a national club meet. I would hit 100 on the straight, then brake for a sharp S-Turn at 30 mph or so. Then speed up to near 100 on the back straight. Brake.
At the end of 5 laps, my brakes were so hot you couldn't touch the alloy wheel. But the brakes were still fine.
Meaning the stock brakes on any Mercedes...are good.
I remember reading years ago a book called the "gold plated Porsche" - about a man who bought a worn out 911SC and after $100,000 (including a lot of his own work) - made it track ready.
He said something interesting: That Daimler and Porsche are the only companies that put as much effort into stopping the car as acceleration. Don't know if this is still true or not, but thought I would mention it.
If you are putting "AMG" brakes on is the master cylinder the same?
I think Frank's advice is sound.
Last edited by wlb50; 04-04-2019 at 01:46 PM.