Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: SL55, 300SE, GL450, Daytona 955i
Location: Lincoln / Boston - MA
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
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Parts are interchangeable,
but running cost of floating rotors are relatively astronomical, compared to fixed rotor of pre 2007 SL55 for examople
I highly propose SL55 2003-2006 8piston brakes, they have enough braking torque to pop your eyes out of their sockets, they are more than enough for stock SL550 power, and without having to spend $3000 on parts alone for your next brake job.
Even for look and visual size of rotor and calipers (more than 99% of reasons to upgrade) they are actually better looking than the later 6 piston system.
Mercedes-Benz, W140 S Class S320 (AKA 300SE)
Mercedes-Benz, R230 SL Class SL55 (///AMG)
Mercedes-Benz, X166 GL CLass GL63 (///AMG)
Ducati 999 with Termignoni and CF
W164 GL class GL450 (sold) - R129 SL Class SL500 (passed on) - W163 M Class ML430 Designo (passed on) - W140 S Class 500SEL(sold) - W140 S Class S320(sold) - W140 S Class S500(sold) - W140 S Class 500SEL(sold) - W201 190E 2.3(sold)
Last edited by bayhas; 08-19-2016 at 09:09 AM.