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Does anyone know if the ML63 brake package will fit onto the ML55?

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I read that this would require new rotors, callipers, pads, brake lines and knuckles.

And then your 18 inch ML55 AMG wheels (assuming you have the originals) will not clear the ML63 rotors and callipers, so add the cost of new wheels and tyres to the project.

If you have 20 inch (e.g. ML63) wheels these will clear the callipers but not all 20 inch after-market wheels will. 21 inch and larger and you will have more luck.

I also wonder whether the change will have a negative impact on the ABS pump, and on other electronic braking functions. One might expect that MB designed the braking system as a total package.

In my view such a project is a waste of money. If you are after better brakes then try slotted rotors and experiment with pads - or trade the ML55 on something newer, including an ML63 maybe.
 

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+1 on that. The ML55's Brembo calipers are more than sufficient to whoa the truck down.
For more stopping power consider a more aggressive pad. It is amazing how much more stopping power can be gained by choosing a pad compound.
 

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The same brakes are on the 430 & 500. I have fitted drilled and slotted rotors on my 430 and it stop on a dime if you hit them hard. Try noodles suggestion you may have ordinary pads fitted.
 

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Let me rephrase the question. Ignore things such as wheel clearance, ABS function and so on. I am not concerned with drilled rotors or different pads. All I want to know is will the package would in theory bolt to the car, from a mounting lug/dog bone perspective
 

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Very doubtful the brakes on a 63 are huge. If you were going to try the change on a w164 the chances would be better of it fitting than from different models.
 

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No.
 

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And one more no vote from me. You could end up spending half of the trucks value making ML63 brakes work.
 
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