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Old 02-18-2008, 09:26 PM
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560SL Owners, Interest in Ceramic Pads

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It would appear, the 560SL uses a very exclusive front brake pad. Used only on the 560SL front brakes between 1986 and 1989 and more than likely the European 107 variants of those years. Because of this no pad manufacture is willing to bite the bullet and produce Ceramic pads for this car. Or at least they havent got a big enough order from someone to set the production wheels in motion. This is too bad because not only are these superior in breaking but they produce the least amount of dust.

EBC was the only company that listed a ceramic part number (DP3681C) but when I tried to purchase them my order was canceled several times and I was just informed today buy an EBC rep that this part number would not be put into production due to lack of demand. So with nothing to loose, I asked the question what size order would get them to make a batch. Well I'm not going to disclose the answer but it was much more manageable than I expected. With that in mind I'm interested in knowing how many people are interested in a set of pads for the front of there 86 to 89 107's.

Since I waited so long and my breaks got down to the sensors I purchased a genuine MB pad set for $110.00 locally. I believe the EBC pads could be made available at under this cost and possibly under $100.00 making them competetive with the genuine MB and possibly inline with top of the line brands such as Textar.

I would like to know how much interest is there in these pads.

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:03 PM
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brake pads

Why is a secret as to how many pads you need for an order???
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I would think for a company to gear up production for a set of Ceramic pads, you'll need way more orders than you can put together here. A production of ten pads won't be cost efficient for the company; it's quite a complicated process to make a brake pad.

You'll really need to find another company. I understand where your coming from, however, John, because I would like to get a Brembo kit or the like for my 500SL, and there's just little to no support on performance parts for these r107s.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:25 AM
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Ceramic brake pads

I would be interested in any pads that would reduce brake pad dust. Do you think ceramic pads would have better stopping power than standard issue MB pads????
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:44 PM
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I would be interested in any pads that would reduce brake pad dust. Do you think ceramic pads would have better stopping power than standard issue MB pads????
Better stopping power under heavy braking and significantly reduced dust.

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:59 PM
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I would say count me in, but they wont fit my 450 107. Everyone else can manage the break dust issue, except the Germans and the Swedes, on other foreign/domestic cars, brake dust accumulation is a matter of the owner neglecting cleaning his wheels.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:12 PM
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I would say count me in, but they wont fit my 450 107. Everyone else can manage the break dust issue, except the Germans and the Swedes, on other foreign/domestic cars, brake dust accumulation is a matter of the owner neglecting cleaning his wheels.
It apears they are already available for the 450SLC

http://www.***********************/details/QQMercedes_BenzQQ450SLCQQEBCQQBrake_Pad_SetQQ19731980QQE35DP3261C.html

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Is the conventional wisdom still to replace the rotors when converting to ceramic pads? Tougher pads need tougher rotors as I recall.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:17 AM
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Any update on the ceramic pads from EBC for the 560SL? Still interested.

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any thoughts on which pads to get for a 560sl, Bremo, Zimerman, or another?
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