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Old 09-04-2013, 09:36 PM
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4 Piston Calipers w124

Any of you experts know if the 4 piston calipers from a 1993 300E will fit a 1995 E300D? Are they a bolt on, do I need the spindle or anything else and lastly (which should have been firstly) is the change worth doing?

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Old 09-05-2013, 06:34 AM
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Look through here for definitive answers.

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:18 AM
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You'll need the later style gas control arms with the welded in ball joints. The 4 pistons calipers bolted right up to my stock 87 spindles.

The brakes will fit with the old style control arms if you use used rotors. Which is what I did. However it will rub your heatsheilds. I am probably going to just swap back to floating calipers.

I was not blown away by the performance. Painted gloss silver they looked good behind my CLK wheels but its not like it stops like a E63.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:34 AM
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Wow, I didn't realize the M104 engine 300E/E320 had 4 piston calipers. I owned a 300E 2.8 for many a year. It made do with floating single piston calipers at the front. That's quite a brake upgrade for another 0.4 liters of displacement...
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:35 PM
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First one I have seen at the junk yard with the 4 piston calipers...just wondering if they are the same as the 400E 4 piston calipers? maybe they have smaller rotors I didn't have a caliper or tape to measure them.
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The information contained in the link pwogaman posted.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:23 PM
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After 126/123/107 all of them will mount up. Some additional work may be needed. I have been wishing for a set of 4 or 6 pots aluminums. I certainly think the stopping performance of the 4 pots was much better than floating.

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