Advice on Brake Pads & Discs Required

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Azmuf1

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Hi guys,
I am looking to change my brake pads and discs on my CLA 2014 2.2 amg I would like some advice.
I will be taking it to my local independent garage who does all the work however I am not sure what pads and discs to go for I am considering going for Brembo pads & discs from eurocar parts. Just wondering what people would recommend and have used in the past as not sure if I need to get the parts from dealers or if the bramble pads and discs will be suffice.

Thanks in advance for responses.
 
Buy them from Mercedes.

Presumably the car has Mercedes parts fitted now and they have given good service?

Contact Mercedes Newcastle on their eBay store with your vehicles VIN and you will receive a competitive quote.
 
The Mercedes discs will rust !

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4 pairs of Brembo discs in the family and no unsightly rust , real paint...

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Pads , chose the W205 Mercedes OEM , Ferodo Eco Friction .

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Buy them from Mercedes.

Presumably the car has Mercedes parts fitted now and they have given good service?

Contact Mercedes Newcastle on their eBay store with your vehicles VIN and you will receive a competitive quote.
Do Mercedes make discs and pads, or do they buy them in? Just curious.
 
There is a VERY good chance the discs and pads on your car are Brembo from the factory. I replaced my Brembo discs with Brembo parts from ECP a few years back , at a VERY good price and and they are showing zero signs of rust on the hubs or flanges, the swept surface does rust slightly if left for a while but it wipes off at the first press of the brake pedal. , not sure of the cost now. But do ask MB first , their prices on brake parts can be vey competitive.

My Brembo discs from ECP have the same dark charcoal/anthracite paint coating shown in the photos post #3 and it is very durable.

Can't give you too much advice on pads as I got my Akebono carbon ceramic pads while on a visit to the USA, but I can say they are almost completely dust free. Others on here will help you with pad selection.
 
I know that the OP has an A class, but I'm interested in this question as I want to replace the front discs and pads on my C Class. Brembo from ECP are priced in single units, so work out at £126.49 each for the drilled type as fitted to mine, plus £60 for a set of Brembo pads (they don't show Ferodo for mine at ECP), so works out at £313 for the parts.

MB in Newcastle eBay shop do a kit of genuine MB parts for £240 that also includes the disc bolts and sensors as well as the discs and pads. I think I can live with a bit of surface rust on the hub, or maybe just paint it myself before I fit them. They don't seem to list the discs alone, but I'm sure they would be able to give a price for them if I wanted to buy alternative pads (I like the sounds of the ceramic ones that don't leave so much brake dust).
 
I know that the OP has an A class, but I'm interested in this question as I want to replace the front discs and pads on my C Class. Brembo from ECP are priced in single units, so work out at £126.49 each for the drilled type as fitted to mine, plus £60 for a set of Brembo pads (they don't show Ferodo for mine at ECP), so works out at £313 for the parts.

MB in Newcastle eBay shop do a kit of genuine MB parts for £240 that also includes the disc bolts and sensors as well as the discs and pads. I think I can live with a bit of surface rust on the hub, or maybe just paint it myself before I fit them. They don't seem to list the discs alone, but I'm sure they would be able to give a price for them if I wanted to buy alternative pads (I like the sounds of the ceramic ones that don't leave so much brake dust).
Shop around . Euro take the pi$$ with their money off coupons . 60 % on , 40 % off is laughable.

Gsf.

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The Mercedes discs will rust !

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4 pairs of Brembo discs in the family and no unsightly rust , real paint...

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Pads , chose the W205 Mercedes OEM , Ferodo Eco Friction .

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Wow that rust is bad, I changed my front disk and pads 18 months ago, bought from MB, and not a spot of rust.
 
partsinmotion.co.uk are much cheaper than ecp, cp4less and gsf for w201 brake parts. They also sell Febi parts which are generally good (OE?) quality or so i am led to believe. May be worth a look for other Mercedes models.
 
partsinmotion.co.uk are much cheaper than ecp, cp4less and gsf for w201 brake parts. They also sell Febi parts which are generally good (OE?) quality or so i am led to believe. May be worth a look for other Mercedes models.
Agreed , I shop with them alot. E350 front pads £26 , ford Kuga MK2 rear pads £14 . No phoning messy dealers either.
 
I know that the OP has an A class, but I'm interested in this question as I want to replace the front discs and pads on my C Class. Brembo from ECP are priced in single units, so work out at £126.49 each for the drilled type as fitted to mine, plus £60 for a set of Brembo pads (they don't show Ferodo for mine at ECP), so works out at £313 for the parts.

MB in Newcastle eBay shop do a kit of genuine MB parts for £240 that also includes the disc bolts and sensors as well as the discs and pads. I think I can live with a bit of surface rust on the hub, or maybe just paint it myself before I fit them. They don't seem to list the discs alone, but I'm sure they would be able to give a price for them if I wanted to buy alternative pads (I like the sounds of the ceramic ones that don't leave so much brake dust).

Ive had both on my cars. MB genuine and Brembo.

The genuine MB ones do tend to rust but it does take a while - mine have been on for nearly 2 years and they still look reasonably fresh. The brembo ones are much better in terms of resisting rust - they basically looked liked new on my W204 coupe when I sold it and theyd been on for 2 years also. The brembo brake discs normally have a disc bolt in them btw.

ECP are showing £296 for me with a bluelight discount but CP4L are showing £222.86 for the same parts.
 
Ive had both on my cars. MB genuine and Brembo.

The genuine MB ones do tend to rust but it does take a while - mine have been on for nearly 2 years and they still look reasonably fresh. The brembo ones are much better in terms of resisting rust - they basically looked liked new on my W204 coupe when I sold it and theyd been on for 2 years also. The brembo brake discs normally have a disc bolt in them btw.

ECP are showing £296 for me with a bluelight discount but CP4L are showing £222.86 for the same parts.
Thanks, useful to know.
I need to check the Bluelight discount thing as I'm ex Navy, so can't remember if that's one of the discounts I can apply for?
 
Thanks, useful to know.
I need to check the Bluelight discount thing as I'm ex Navy, so can't remember if that's one of the discounts I can apply for?

Perhaps but not entirely sure.

Having said that, Car parts 4 less is basically the same company as ECP and theyre even cheaper!
 
Hi guys,
I am looking to change my brake pads and discs on my CLA 2014 2.2 amg I would like some advice.
I will be taking it to my local independent garage who does all the work however I am not sure what pads and discs to go for I am considering going for Brembo pads & discs from eurocar parts. Just wondering what people would recommend and have used in the past as not sure if I need to get the parts from dealers or if the bramble pads and discs will be suffice.

Thanks in advance for responses.
Bramble will be fine.
 
Perhaps but not entirely sure.

Having said that, Car parts 4 less is basically the same company as ECP and theyre even cheaper!
Try Autodoc if you're not in a hurry. I have just ordered brembo rear discs and pads for my w211 near enough half the price of what ECP are asking. Keep in mind autodoc discount changes every day I ordered when it was on 38%, I have had parts when discount was on 43%.
 
Mercedes Newcastle are sending out TRW pads at the moment, not Brembo as stated, I had no choice when they arrived so fitted them anyway but I may as well have strapped a couple of blocks of cheddar to the calipers.
No bite at all, nothing like the Brembos.
 
Advice please. My car's MOT advisory warning says that the rear brake pads are wearing thin. Does it makes sense to change pads for all 4 tyres? Also, change the disk as well?
 

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