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Looks like I'm gonna need some new pads, any recommendations? 2000 C230 Sport.
 

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I will be needing some in the future. What is the real difference between ceramic and semi-metallic? What is OEM? Autohaus doesn't have OEM just OEM-like.
 

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i just bought some ebc red stuff for my big brake upgrade. bought them based off of reviews and what they had to say on their website. unfortunately the entire brake system will be changed out so ill probably only be able to comment on dust.
 

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I've got Akebono Euro Spec Ceramics, front and back,st and back on my '97 C280.

No dust, no dust, no dust!

Regarding actual braking capacity seem OK to me, but who knows?
 

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I've got Akebono Euro Spec Ceramics, front and back,st and back on my '97 C280.

No dust, no dust, no dust!

Regarding actual braking capacity seem OK to me, but who knows?
i looked into those and almost bought them but they didnt say much about performance. i figured since i was doing a performance upgrade with the bigger brakes then i should probably try to get performance pads lol. i almost bought ebc yellow stuff but i dont race my car so i went with the reds.
 

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I'ver used Akebono pad with my M3 and really liked them. I will give those a try, thanks. Anyone know a good place to get them from.
 

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i don't mind the dust as much as some might. i was told that ceramics wear out the rotors faster. What is the OEM type? I know they are not ceramics.
 

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i believe thats backwards. metalic brakes will wear out the rotors faster but probably give you a better bite with more dust. however there are some technologies out there that claim to be better with dust or not as harsh on rotor wear ect. just do some research with the companies and find what you want from your breaks.
 

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i don't care for dust and i drive like a little old lady! so braking is smooth and easy. therefore i don't need super braking power. i rather want to save my rotors. they are expensive.
 

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Funny, I just bought a '98 M3, with good but dusty brakes, and was thinking about going with Akebono next time I need them.

Aftermarket Brembo rotors for the a W202 are really not very expensive, maybe $50. If you're doing the job yourself, they are almost throwaway items.

I have Akebono's on my 2003 Chrysler Town and Country and my 1997 C280, no complaints. They also seem to last for a long time.
 

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Funny, I just bought a '98 M3, with good but dusty brakes, and was thinking about going with Akebono next time I need them.

Aftermarket Brembo rotors for the a W202 are really not very expensive, maybe $50. If you're doing the job yourself, they are almost throwaway items.

I have Akebono's on my 2003 Chrysler Town and Country and my 1997 C280, no complaints. They also seem to last for a long time.
where do you find rotors that cheap?!?! lol. im getting a new set of slotted rotors and all 4 will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 bucks after shipping. i guess thats because i have the sl500 rotors... but im still curious where to get them cheap.
 

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Tirerack - try ATE grooved rotors (bout $50-60 from memory) and Akebonos - No dust

Oberoi
 

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Check out this link:

http://www.**********.biz/ShopByVehicle.epc?q=&[email protected]@1998&[email protected]@[email protected]@X&modelid=6337:ED|202:MBC|[email protected]@C280&[email protected]@Brake&[email protected]@Brake+Disc+-+Front&[email protected]@Brake Disc - Front&mode=PA

Prices are from $37 to $72, but even at your prices slotted rotors are only $75 each or say $300 for four.

Tirerack is a good source of rotors and Akebono pads.

No dust, no dust!

I can clean the wheels of my Saab 9000 Aero, drive around the block, and the wheels will be covered with black dust.

I wonder how much of the crap gets into peoples lungs? Just a thought.
 
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