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Old 06-12-2019, 01:37 PM
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brake pad replacement

Need to replace brake pads front and back. Any suggestions on what type/brand semi-metallic or ceramic? Non-sport. Also, would I require a torx wrench for the job?
Thanks for any advice.........
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:08 PM
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I just replaced the front pads (and rotors) on my CLK550 with Brembo parts from autozone.
The front pads only required 2 pins to get tapped through the caliper. I used a very skinny screw driver.
The pads slide out of the caliper without removing it. No torx required. Very easy, maybe 15 minutes per side.

Mine have the 4-pot front caliper, not sure about your 350.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:42 PM
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In my experience i have found that genuine MBZ pads perform the best. I've tried Akebono (which were crap) and Porterfield Kevlar pads, which were only about 90% as good as OE pads. Yes, the MBZ pads create black dust, but I;d rather spend time cleaning wheels than cleaning up after a crash. As for rotors, genuine MB are good, but I also like Zimmerman.
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Originally Posted by Rudeney View Post
In my experience i have found that genuine MBZ pads perform the best. I've tried Akebono (which were crap) and Porterfield Kevlar pads, which were only about 90% as good as OE pads. Yes, the MBZ pads create black dust, but I;d rather spend time cleaning wheels than cleaning up after a crash. As for rotors, genuine MB are good, but I also like Zimmerman.

I agree with Rodney. I love the feel of the MB OEM pads/rotors.
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Originally Posted by ambit View Post
I just replaced the front pads (and rotors) on my CLK550 with Brembo parts from autozone.
The front pads only required 2 pins to get tapped through the caliper. I used a very skinny screw driver.
The pads slide out of the caliper without removing it. No torx required. Very easy, maybe 15 minutes per side.

Mine have the 4-pot front caliper, not sure about your 350.
Are you using semi-metallic pads? I assume that is what the OEM uses?
Thanks,
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Are you using semi-metallic pads?
I can't actually find an answer to that, Brembo doesn't say
https://www.bremboparts.com/asiapaci...ue/pad/P50053N
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