'86 300E - Which Brake Pads? Opinions, Please
I need to replace the front brake pads soon and I'd like to get some opinions on the pads that FastLane has available. I've only heard of a couple of them before, but otherwise know nothing about the quality or performance of each brand. I like to drive moderately hard when I can and occasionally tow a small tent-trailer without brakes of it's own, so I'm looking for the best braking performance and highest fade resistance. Do any of the following fit those requirements?
Which brand does Mercedes use?
Any opinions on the Porterfield carbon-kevlar pads? Are they worth the $159? Their web page shows pad for the 88-89 300E, but not the 86. Will they still fit?
I'd also like to replace the original rubber brake hoses with braided lines. Does anyone make them for this car, or do I have to have them custom-made?
Thanks for your help.