February 13, 2016
Reviewing this brake pad is tough. The OEM MB pads has great braking power, short life and outrageous amount of dust. This pad are almost the opposite, virtually no dust, out standing life, ok braking power. I installed new rotors when I installed these pads. I think this ceramic is to hard, it heats up the rotors. The rotors tends to feel warp during heavy or a lot of short stop braking and seems to wear the rotors faster than the pads. I always planned to replace the pads/rotor. A couple of years ago, I did a lot of long term business trips and the car was not used on and off for 3 months. When I came back and had the MV inspection done, they had to replace the rotors only. Rotors, what about the pads I asked the garage? He said it was fine, that was after 45K miles on it. There was a imprint of the pad on the rotors and had microscopic cracks blow it. After replacing the rotors again with replacement grade rotors, I drove another 10K miles on it.With the new rotors, the rotors still get hots and I still worry about warpage, but so far so good. It still has very little wear on the pads. So how well this pads works seem to depend on the rotors. I would use premium rotors with these ceramics. I m not sure if I would buy these again, although it is working fine with the 2nd rotors.