E320 Brake Pads

Ok, I just got a nice set of AMG rims with tires for the 2000 E320 and now want to replace the very dusty MB pads. Who can reccomend a good brand quality brake pads. This is a daily driver, not used for
anything more high performance than back and forth to work. I just hate the black dusty MB OEM pads.
Bob
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E320 Brake Pads Group: alt.auto.mercedes Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2003, 2:18am (PDT+7) From: email snipped-for-privacy@in.message.ae1m (Bob) Ok, I just got a nice set of AMG rims with tires for the 2000 E320 and now want to replace the very dusty MB pads. Who can reccomend a good brand quality brake pads. This is a daily driver, not used for anything more high performance than back and forth to work. I just hate the black dusty MB OEM pads. Bob ********************************************* ** PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT use your REPLY ** ** button to reply to this message. ** **** ** REPLIES--> snipped-for-privacy@XXXae1m.com ** ** Remove the XXX ** **** ********************************************* The more 'metallic' pads (read less dust) wear out your discs faster, so take your choice, OEMs and longer disc life, smoother stopping and more dust, or the 'MetalMasters' types, less dust, longer pad life, but shorter disc life. MB's are specifically designed to mate pads with discs (you don't want to mess with mother nature, do you?) hence the recommendation for the OEMs. Check out www.importec.com and see how many pads are made for your MB. They all dust anyways! Ciao!
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Maybe you want to try ceramic pads. I really can't find much information for their use on MB's and I can't say can find a decent source fo rthe pads either. But they're supposed tobe relatively dustless.
You could get those wheels shields too that bolt on and sto the dust from coming into the wheel. Some people think they warp your rotors prematurely... not in my experience. Keep in mind rotors warp all by themselves if they last long enough.
Those are your two "dustless" options. Now, stop being so lazy an wash your wheels twice a week like the rest of us :-)
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I've switched to ceramic pads for this reason. They have good feel, and the light grey dust that does not seem to bother wheels. If you are in US, try Carquest.
Scott D

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