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Old 01-31-2003, 08:43 PM
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Brake Pads&Rotors-ATE vs ATE PowerDisc vs Balo.......

Regarding my 1980 450SEL. Family car.

When it comes to brake pads and rotors I've never worried too much about whether it is ATE, Balo etc for the rotors and I'm fond of PBR brake pads. I just recently switched over to "Metal Master". I really like the increase in braking efficiency, but these are much dirtier than the regular PBR.

I've seen a variaty of opinions doing a search but the vast majority of the cars are much newer than mine.

I'm getting ready to place a FastLane order and would appreciate opinions on preferences and who the OEM was for this car.

-Rotors: Balo vs ATE vs ATE PowerDiscs.
-Pads: Pagid vs Textar vs PBR vs ATE vs Jurid.

S, J.R. Brown
2000 G500 LWB Obsedian Black
2005 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab Off Road Sport
1993 Volvo 240 Sedan Anthracite
1980 450SEL Champange (owned it for 15 years. Great car)
1986 280GE LWB Anthracite (Sold it and kinda wish I hadn't)
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Old 01-31-2003, 09:47 PM
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- ATE or Balo - your choice. ATE powerdisc - several reports of noise including one from BENZMAC who said he's already done two sets that he had to take off.
- PBR Deluxe, i heard the new PBR Deluxe Plus is the way to go. can't keep track of who's OEM anymore, except for Textar. However, there was a report that soft Textar pads rub off on the rotors and cause pulsations much like warping! (500E application)
1993 300e-2.8
- gone now <sigh>
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