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Old 08-18-2014, 06:32 AM
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Now that I finally got the races out of the hub and changed the bearings on my 380sl, I'm getting ready to change my pads and rotors.

So I was wondering if you guys would be kind of enough to tell me, if you can, whether I'm assured of getting Textar pads if I buy pads that sellers label Original Equipment or Genuine.

I'm asking because I've been using Textar for years, and never had a squeak or squeal. In contrast, I see that many people who have used Pagid which -- if I'm not mistaken -- is an OE supplier, reported squeaking and squealing.

In addition, I plan on replacing my rotors with OE rotors, so I'd like to have the same set up the car originally had.

Thanks very much in advance for the info.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:26 AM
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Now that I finally got the races out of the hub and changed the bearings on my 380sl, I'm getting ready to change my pads and rotors.

So I was wondering if you guys would be kind of enough to tell me, if you can, whether I'm assured of getting Textar pads if I buy pads that sellers label Original Equipment or Genuine.

I'm asking because I've been using Textar for years, and never had a squeak or squeal. In contrast, I see that many people who have used Pagid which -- if I'm not mistaken -- is an OE supplier, reported squeaking and squealing.

In addition, I plan on replacing my rotors with OE rotors, so I'd like to have the same set up the car originally had.

Thanks very much in advance for the info.
should be able to get either from vendors on this site or other sites.... i always use textar... reliable and long lasting... higher on the front brake dust issue...but worth it
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:53 AM
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I always go for better than stock.I use semi mettalics or ceramics.As OEM dirties the wheels fast
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:21 AM
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I had stock pads on my '97 CL500 and every two days I would have to wash off the front wheels. Then I heard about Akebono pads and they are on there now. They are semi ceramic (I think) and hopefully a LOT cleaner. Time will tell.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:32 AM
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Akebono brake pads are ceramic and are low dust maintenance. They are an improvement over MB pads by far. I'd say go with ake.

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