C63 PPP brake disc life....

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  1. cfoster

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    Hi all,

    I'm on the hunt for a pre-facelift C63 and have my eye on one which has the PPP and LSD.

    My question is regarding the brakes, on average how long does the composite brake discs / pads last? I'm aware they are mega money but wanted to know their lastability. I appreciate it depends how its been driven but is 40k miles likely, or 10k miles? Just a ballpark!

    Do I presume the discs wear the same as conventional discs (ie - lip on the outside shows they are on their way out?

    Thanks
     
  2. StuartK

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    1. PPP is overrated
    2. They wear just like any other disc
    3. They are massively more expensive
     
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    Thanks mate (Stuart from M3cutters?!)...

    I'm not buying it for the PPP, it just so happens it has it (I want a white one!)
     
  4. StuartK

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    Yes certainly is me :D

    Everyone is defecting over here!!! Lol

    You won't be disappointed. LSD is a must have!

    First job get booked in with MSL for a eurocharged map ;)

    By the way there are main dealers on eBay offering PPP full set of discs and pads all round for between £650-875. Then fit yourself :)
     
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    The disks are around 750 each for the fronts but last around 20k depending on your driving.
     
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    haha i was about to say Stuart, where did you see the discs all around for £800?! If only the composite discs where that cheap for the pair :(
     
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    Still above £875 the pair with pads is good!
     
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    Guys. That link is for PP discs (2 peice) not PPP. If they fit then great. If not you'll have to find the composite single peice discs.
     
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    PP & PPP are the same discs, standard discs are the single piece ones, PP & PPP have the aluminium hub and a floating rotor as per the link.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I just ordered some CLS performance pack rotors from the fcpeuro site, they came in at £580 including shipping, I will report back on any customs charges.
     
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    No. PPP are a single peice ali hub steel rotor casting. The earlier pp cars had 2 peice. I am not making this up.
     
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    I've had 2 PPP cars btw. Driven pp cars.
     
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    My neighbour had a PPP he just got rid of. It had two piece discs as per those above. For clarity it was a 2013 model .
     
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    You want a pic of my current PPP and my last? Also, take a look at images on sales adverts?
     
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    Chill ya beans mate I'm just saying what I've seen. Not calling you a liar! Anyway as the thread has gone off on a tangent and the usual my willy is bigger than yours has ensued. I'm out :thumb:
     
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    I'm not getting in a fizz. Just making sure people are aware that the discs are not right for PPP or standard cars. I am unsure they will or won't fit however.
     
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