Brake Pad Upgrade?

Discussion in 'AMG Lounge' started by TrSL55, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. TrSL55

    TrSL55 Member

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    Compared to what I am used to I find the brakes a tad soft on my car.

    I wonder if it would benefit from a specific type of pad to offer more bite, whilst changing the fluid.

    Is there a recommended pad route?

    (Ive done braided hoses before on other cars and never really felt a significant improvement compared to fluid/pads)
     
  2. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    You will not feel any pedal change with what ever you do the brakes as the car has SBC.

    A soft pedal is just how they are. :)
     
  3. H20 MRV

    H20 MRV Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I did not know that!! I was trying to get aeroquips as well!! I have just changed the fluid to dot 5.1 : )

    The Std pads seem very good though : )
     
  4. rsk21

    rsk21 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Changed my pads this weekend for EBC yellow stuff.

    The oem pads whilst they had a reasonable amount of depth left were lacking bite and juddering. Once off I could see that they had significant cracks in them owing to having been excessively hot due to a couple of track days.

    The new pads have cured the judder, seem to stop better but not done anything for pedal feel. The real test is how they hold up under hard use, time will tell on that.
     
  5. rifiki

    rifiki Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    From my experience all ABS brakes feel soft when compared with non ABS breaks.
     
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