I tend to go with the softer compounds. They are messier, with more dust on the wheels that needs to be washed away, but I like the way they perform. Lately I have been going with the Pagids, but I suppose you could use Textars too if you wanted.
I just purchased a set of MB brake pads from Mercedes in Brooklyn. does any one know what they are made of part #a 005 420 45 20 I know this is not a big deal. i am curious what they are made of are they considered soft?
EBC green stuff are the pads of choice on UK MB forums. Another option (before i heard of EBC i bought these) is Black diamond predator pads. Love these, stop goood, so much less dust than the usual standard pads. That dust really pissed me off, so much of it! Not much of a problem now.
Another bonus is they work pretty much the same when cold, which for some reason my standard ones didnt.
My brake light comes on and off even when I am not braking. The sensors ( the little wire covered in plastic you insert into the metal part of the brake pad) on the front brakes were a little freyed in one place I did not have a new one when I replaced the pads I straighten the wire and put it back. could this be the reason for the flickering orange brade light ?
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