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Old 04-26-2001, 04:47 PM
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I looked at same brake pads for W124, but the OE for 1993 has a flat pad, while the OE for 1995 looks like have a cut vertically across the whole pad.

Does the cut makes any different ? Which is the right one ? Of if the installer cut it before putting it in ?

This one shows the 'center cut'

This one shows the 'flat' brake pad:
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:43 PM
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Should not make any difference. May be a manufacturer thing. I have seen both styles for the same year car. Could also have something to do with pad composition or break-in wear characteristics. Doubt is was done by the installer. Who has the time, and why would they do that anyway??
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Old 04-26-2001, 09:56 PM
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I think that there was a post a while back that claimed the center cut helped minimize brake noise.

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