Ceramic Brake Pads - worth doing?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by portal_96, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. portal_96

    portal_96 Active Member

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    The front discs on my w204 are on their way out and its fair to say I'm disappointed with their life (they have worn quite a lot faster than the first set of pads!). For this reason alone I am wondering whether there are better parts out there than the OE discs?

    I've seen a couple of guys fitting zimmermann discs and also recommending ceramic pads...

    I understand the ceramic pads reduce brake dust and a couple of reviews say they last longer than normal pads.

    Has anyone fitted or contemplated fitting Zimmermann Discs and/or ATE ceramic pads and what are the pro's and con's of changing to such a set up?

    (I'm specifically looking at Zimmermann Coat Z discs).

    Thanks!
     
  2. miro

    miro Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The ATE pads are very good. Would recommend it.
     
  3. Auto-mobile

    Auto-mobile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Bosch, brembo and Pagid are good brands, the excessive wear is down to the disk being softer, I have seen disk and pads replaced on facelift w204 from 17k-28k
     

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