1999 500SL, 1988 SEC
Well, with nothing else to do today I saw a set of Brembo front calipers off a 2003 SL 500 on Ebay so snagged them. THey are 4 piston type. What I do know know is if the total area of all 4 pistons is greater than what I have. That is step 1. Cost was $70 which included shipping which is livable. Once I get these for the heck of it I will see what it would take to make a bracket to make them fit. Seems like Roadhouse has already done most of work. I will see what the rotors cost and then see about putting those on the lathe. I have a friend with a lathe and a vertical mill and I am sure he will help, so just maybe I can come up with a cheap upgrade. I know, probably only 3-5 people willing to do this but might as well do something instead of sitting here. Thoughts on the material for the bracket? I am sure original is cast steel but the other sites with new brakes look like aluminum. Would you guys trust aluminum to hold the calipers in place? If so what type. I am skeptical here. I also have to look and see how the antilock brake sensor is mounted. If anyone has ideas, chime in. It might be funds wasted but heck I can't drink in a bar, or go out to eat so.... If it works I will copy the dimensions of the bracket for all.