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Old 06-24-2004, 12:10 AM
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Which Brake Pads To Use? Reg Or Metal?? S500

1994 S500

Time to replace brake pads. I have been using the stock pads from PBR and they dust just like the stock MB pads. Why would I go wrong using the PBR Metal Master Pads?

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Old 06-24-2004, 06:02 AM
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I went thru the front brake pad nightmare last year... tried several kinds... and all squealed like crazy no matter what I did... used the MB paste, used Permetex Disc Quiet, shaved the pads, roughed the rotors, etc, etc, etc... they all squealed like mad.
Put in a stock set of MB pads and quiet as a church mouse...
They do an excellent job stopping the car but, as you know, there's plenty of dust...
Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:20 AM
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Any car we work on here in my shop or even my cars always get OE pads, Thoose aftermarket pads just sqeak no matter what you do. Do your self a favor and get genuine MB pads and brake paste. This way you wil do it once, and not have to deal with squeaks.
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:27 PM
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OEM will be the quitest usually. I use Textar on my car and have found them to be good performers. For a low dust pad, I have heard a lot of good things about the Porterfield R4-S compund.

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