Let me know how that works for you. I have considered doing an AMG caliper swap in the past, and even sourced a couple used front knee assemblies to do the job then backed out of it. One thing I know though for a fact is that the brakes are terrible on this car.
not to hyjack the OPs topic... butMy experience has been that it is not easy to lock up. Not that you want that, but I come from a racing background, and I dont think that the feel is there, if that makes sense. You have to stand on the pedal to get my car to lock up. Also I dont think that the front to rear balance is great. That may be due to the rear end being light on weight, but I do know in inclement weather, especially snow or ice, if I want to stop quicker, it is necessary for me to throw the car into neutral, otherwise the rear tires will overpower the front brakes and push the car to a longer stopping distance than I desire. I feel like I shouldnt have to do that and a better quality brake would make that unnecessary. I have gone to a wider rim/tire combo, and that may have some effect on how quick it is locking up, but it is definitely not as good as it could be.
lol- I wasnt setting you up on my Q.Correct, which is why I said the brakes suck. And before you ask, yes, I have completely rebuilt the brake system, front and rear, and replaced the master cylinder. The car hasnt changed its braking performance in 20 years. It sucked when I bought it and it sucks now lol.
Yep, I'd agree with you. Well, my car's brakes suck on initial feel and the travel is too long. May be that's just down to personal preference, still it's a good enough reason for me try and improve the situation. No complaints about the overall braking force they generate, I'm happy there. I'm still waiting on the 'test' caliper.Correct, which is why I said the brakes suck. And before you ask, yes, I have completely rebuilt the brake system, front and rear, and replaced the master cylinder. The car hasnt changed its braking performance in 20 years. It sucked when I bought it and it sucks now lol.
I did actually go to see the nurburgring once, unfortunately I did not race there (I was 17 years old at the time, not old enough to rent a car then ) I did however enjoy the tourist laps, old stripped out BMW 3 series seem to be the goto cars. I did see some nice exotics too! Hiked up along the track from Pflanzgarten to Hohe Acht in the forest. It's a stunningly beautiful location, I need to go back there one day. And lunch at the Berhotel Hohe Acht was the best food I ever ate, that little place was amazing and the host was wonderful.Racing at the Nurburgring is a bucketlist item I will never achieve, but one can always dream, right? Hey, if you really want to try a hand at racing, come down to the states. There are plenty of tracks that have arrive and drive rentals you can do. Nearest track to me is in Hallet, Ok, and you can rent spec racer fords for the weekend much cheaper than you can own one.
If you do the stainless steel line, make sure you do your research on it. Double flaring stainless steel can be a little tricky, and it splits easy. Its do-able, just have to be careful.
Now, 330 mm that's a proper brake upgrade !There's a thread over on the W211 forum on big brake conversion. tjts 1 stated 330mm rotor will fit with 16" rims.
I'm going to install 2004 W203 330mm rotors and 4 pots caliper on my 1999 E320. Got everything except the new brake lines which is on order. I have 17" Monoblocks, so clearance is not a problem.
If you're planning on using W210 E320 calipers, then the brakes from a W203 (sport package 949) should bolt straight on. I have a thread here:Now, 330 mm that's a proper brake upgrade !
I don't think the calipers would be a straight bolt on job to the front axle - unsure but it could be a handy & relatively cheap big brake kit for a W202 if it fits.
Yes........ W203 calipers is a direct bolt on to a W210 . You might have to bend back the dust shield slightly with your fingers to clear the wider rotors though.So are you saying the caliper in that picture is a direct bolt on?