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Old 03-01-2008, 03:35 PM
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280SL Euro brakes

I have a 1985 280Sl Euro( 107 style, same as US 380SL) with 51k on the original German brake pads.The pads are still pretty good but they are squeking quite a bit so I plan on replacing them. Any recomendations about ceramic or metalic pads and if so where to buy them? The rotors are in excellent shape so that won't be a problem. Thanks.

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Old 03-01-2008, 05:17 PM
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I have a 1985 280Sl Euro( 107 style, same as US 380SL) with 51k on the original German brake pads.The pads are still pretty good but they are squeking quite a bit so I plan on replacing them. Any recomendations about ceramic or metalic pads and if so where to buy them? The rotors are in excellent shape so that won't be a problem. Thanks.
I would go for the ceramics.
As from where to buy them.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:55 PM
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I am located in Tucson Arizona but I guess I can order from the internet anywhere in the States. Do you have a brand name you can recommend? Thanks...
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:00 PM
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I like the ceramics too, just be sure to replace all four wheels as they have different gripping characteristics than conventional pads.

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Old 03-01-2008, 11:05 PM
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I have a 1985 280Sl Euro( 107 style, same as US 380SL) with 51k on the original German brake pads.The pads are still pretty good but they are squeking quite a bit so I plan on replacing them. Any recomendations about ceramic or metalic pads and if so where to buy them? The rotors are in excellent shape so that won't be a problem. Thanks.
Are the pads glazed? Squeaking in the rear or front?
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:55 AM
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I had the pads checked and they didn't mention that they were glazed but I would imagine with 51k on them they probably are. I think they squeak mostly on the front but that's pretty hard to tell. I could use a recommendation as to the brand of ceramic pads to buy and where to buy them. Thanks....
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:06 AM
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They have hawks at tirerack. I have them and like them.

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:44 PM
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I'm using carbon and Kevlar pads from Porterfield. Mine are R4-S's, no dust, squeal, or grabbing and rotor friendly.
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Thanks for the good information and recomendations....Desert

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