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Hi, i am debating right now if i should upgrade my front calipers to the e55 amg calipers. I have 18's so they will clear as of right now. I am debating if i should buy the calipers, stoptech steel lines, cyro rotors, and some hawk pads

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Should i stick with the stock calipers, get cyro rotors, stoptech steel lines, and hawk pads.

I can get the E55 calipers for $200. So the biggest price difference would be in the calipers and of course the price of the bigger rotors. Another problem i would run into is i would need to purchase new wheels because the stock wheel i use in the winter are 16's, and they wouldn't clear the e55 calipers and rotors, unless i purchased some cheap used 17's from the sport model or some other kind of wheels.

I don't know if its all worth it and necessary.
Any opinions or advice is appreciated.
thank you!
 

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Do you know for sure that is all you need? I'd be concerned that the AMG calipers will mount to the stock steering and suspension components, and play properly with the ABS and hydraulics. You could check the part numbers in the EPC and if they are the same then those concerns would be abated. Otherwise you know you have more parts to change out.

Personally I have never had a concern with the adequacy of the OEM brakes, but I'm not a canyon racer or track jockey.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
 

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I assume that you are in need of brake work, if so in my oppinion is stick with the stock components or viable replacements and upgrade the pads unless you have some other specific use for the vehicle that wil require updated braking and the associated added expense.

I have used the braided lines in some older cars with provide a firmer pedal, but to each it's own!!!
 

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I think gregs210 and boxermania both hit the nail on the head here. What is your driving style such that it might require the heavy-duty brakes?
 

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I have used the braided lines in some older cars with provide a firmer pedal, but to each it's own!!!
The problem with them is that they are impossible to inspect. Unlike DOT hoses which usually show cracks on the outside first, these only crack on the inside where you cannot see it.
 

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My opinion is safety comes first. You may simply get another W210E55AMG instead of modifying your non-AMG too much. :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
Thank you everyone for your advice. Im not even going to bother upgrading the brakes. Ill stick with the stock brakes they are good enough for now.

Any advice on some good rotors or pads?


I am tired of my warped rotors so thats what i i was considering the cyro treated rotors. They claim there treatments helps eliminate your rotors from being warped.

Any ideas on some good pads? Low dust, high performance stopping power? Something that's not going to be squealing all the time.
 
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