Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2001, 09:20 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Posts: 688
Hello again, Listers...
Well the front bar and parts are on order but my next question of interchange are the rear brakes. Appears not to be as simple as bolting 400Es on the front and drive away.

I have been looking for 400E rear calipers to match the fronts and have been offered some 500E rears. After doing some checking it looks as though the rear carrier is the same, 400E and 500E, so caliper placement is the same. They both use the same calipers but call for different rotors. Only reason I can see is that the internal cooling slots are directional unless someone knows different. If that would be the case then folks with 400Es could also use the better cooling of the 500E rotors. Please chime in and throw some wisdom in this direction so we all may benefit!

Thanks guys,
4 MBs
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2001, 08:18 PM
Alain V.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: KS.
Posts: 459
92 400e rear vented discs & calipers bolted right on to my 86 16valve 190. (I did remove the factory dust shield first)

With 92 400e brakes all around my 16v,,,,,,
HAWK "BLUE" pads, stainless hoses & ATE super blue fluid, ,
I know without a doubt that I have the best working brakes of any car in my group at the track.

The only guy I can not "out brake" on the track is my dad. There are two reasons for this.

#1- he also races a mercedes, it is a 190 2.6 with about the same brake set up I have.

#2-he is totally nuts!!!

I think the 500e rotors are a little larger & the calipers wider, but am not sure. I can look the stuff up in a MBZ TDM (technical data manual) & give you some dimensions tommorrow.
independant MBZ tech since 1981
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2001, 04:34 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 245
500E brakes?

Can 500E rotors and calipers simply be bolted on? Are the mounting points the same as on the 16V/400E? Are any mods needed besides removing the dust shields and bigger rims?

16Vs have more than adequate brakes for street, but a little more is always nicer !
87 190E EVO II Turbo
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2001, 02:54 PM
Alain V.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: KS.
Posts: 459
Sorry it took so long to reply,guys. My ISP service has been getting worse & worse, so I finally called them up & had them disconnect me!....I'm temporarily "borrowing" my bud's AOL account, and should have cable service on thursday......

....Anyhow, here are some REAR brake specs for a 124.036(500e)
24mm thick, 278mm diameter

rear caliper is an ATE 38 fixed
I hope this helps.
independant MBZ tech since 1981
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wrong fluids in the brake system. ericnguyen Tech Help 17 04-01-2005 07:31 PM
Rear brake questions for 92 190E VettesRule Tech Help 6 12-08-2004 10:33 PM
Sticky rear brake caliper lietuviai Diesel Discussion 10 11-18-2004 04:27 PM
1992 190E rear brake problems engatwork Tech Help 0 08-11-2003 10:07 AM
Are there any signs that the rear brake pads are going? DieselHead Diesel Discussion 8 02-20-2003 09:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page