Carbon-ceramic brake system installation on Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG W253

We received a task to retrofit Mercedes Benz W253 GLC63 AMG with a carbon-ceramic brake system.
It is a pleasant experience to work with a new car, especially a top line Mersedes.
Modern automotive industry strikes us with the similarity of auto engineering decisions.

Kinematics of front and rear suspensions are a complete look a like with BMW F90.

Front axle (cast-iron brake system) is equpped with a 6-pot Brembo caliper w/ AMG logo and brake rotor 390-36.

Rear axle is content w/ a single pot floating caliper produced by TRW company and brake rotor 360-26.

After thorough studying of EPC we determined which components are required.  Day ‘X’, we have all the componets in our warehouse, now we can begin the installation.
Brake lines we assembled from Goodridge components.

Sizing of the carbon-ceramic brake system:
– Front axle 6-pot Brembo caliper w/ AMG carbon ceramic logo and brake rotor  Brembo 402-39
– Rear axle 1-pot floating caliper TRW and Brembo 360-32 brake rotor.

To lower the chances of screeching noise occurence while the pair (brake pad/brake rotor) is at work we created grooves on working surface of a brake pad.

By dividing brake pad into three parts we are changing own frequency of the oscillatory circuit.

This particular solution were used on over 10 cars earlier and the result is (90% chance) functional.

front axle established brake system on Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG

rear axle established brake system on Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG

 

brake caliper & brake rotor front axle of Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG

brake caliper & brake rotor rear axle of Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG

The weight of original brake rotor is 14,6 kg.

weight of original brake rotor is 14,6 kg

rear carbon-ceramic brake rotor Brembo360-20 pic1

rear carbon-ceramic brake rotor Brembo360-20 pic2

rear carbon-ceramic brake rotor Brembo360-20 pic3

grooves of brake pad working surface minimizing screeching pic1

grooves of brake pad working surface minimizing screeching pic2

front axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic1

front axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic2

front axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic3

rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic1

rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic2

rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic3

rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG pic4

rear axle Goodridge brake line rear caliper pic1

rear axle Goodridge brake line rear caliper pic2

Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic5

Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic6

Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG front axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic4

Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG front axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic5

Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG front axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic6

assembled Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG front axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic1

assembled Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG front axle carbon-ceramic brake system pic2

assembled Mercedes Benz GLC63 AMG rear axle carbon-ceramic brake system

 

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