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Old 11-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Skippy Skippy is offline
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Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
The benz brakes are not prone to lockup like that. I experienced it once on my 500SEC but it was because I had ceramic pads on front and not back. The fronts locked up because the ceramics grab a lot more than other types. Have you changed brake pads?
Rears yes, along with rotors and calipers. The fronts are what was on when I bought the car in 2005. I'm waiting for the front pads to wear out before I do W126 rotors and calipers.
Whoever said there's nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes never had a cheap Jaguar.

83 300D Turbo with manual conversion, early W126 vented front rotors and H4 headlights 367,xxx miles
08 Triumph Street Triple 30,xxx miles, lowered 10mm in front, Pirelli Angel GT tires, EBC HH brake pads, otherwise stock.
88 Jaguar XJS V12 93,xxx miles. I should be in the garage now.
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