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Old 08-30-2013, 09:13 AM
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Rotors/Pads for 1987 300 SDL

- Suggestions for good price/performance for supplier of Rotors/Pads for 1987 300 SDL.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:25 PM
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Akebono Euro series ceramic pads keep the wheels clean. Takes a little more pedal effort but better fade resistance. I haven't noticed increased wear on the rotors but something has to give. This is on an early 124.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:30 PM
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Thank You.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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FWIW, I have Balo brand rotors. Trusted brand and cheaper than ATE when I was shopping. A 300D can't overpower it's brakes. Neither can an SDL considering a 560SEL has the same brakes.

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Old 08-30-2013, 08:10 PM
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ATE, Brembo, or Balo for the rotors, never had a problem with either. Zimmermann is good too I hear. Pad wise... Mintex work well but are way dusty as are Textar. Never used Pagid. I have Wagners on a few cars, work nicely... low dust. I even have Duralast Gold on my Volvo, medium dusting and stop well.

If you are going through all this, remember the front end play is difficult to set and you need a dial indicator. Repack the bearings while in there and replace the grease seal. If ball joint boots are torn, pull the spindle and replace... the rotor has to come off anyway. No better time than now. AND can be done with the spring still on the car.

Also, install new hoses. They are pretty inexpensive and at this age, they had better have been replaced at least once... if not twice. You could even go with some SS ones if you felt like spending the extra coin.

A Motive power flushing tool is one of the best tools I have ever purchased. Makes flushing the system a breeze. I do mine annually each fall with my oil service, due to location (high humidity and high heat).

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Old 08-30-2013, 08:27 PM
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Thank you for all the help.

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:29 PM
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Don't overlook the dealer for OE rotors. Yes they are more expensive than online but factor in the fact you aren't paying shipping (and they are very heavy! $$$) when buying from the dealer and its a wash.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:26 PM
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- Decided to try Brake Labs.

- [Front+Rear Kit] *OE FACTORY REPLACEMENT* Brake Rotors + CERAMIC Pads for $143.44 + free shipping.

- Will update on how they perform.

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