Brake Recommendations - w204 Coupe C250

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  1. JayIndra

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    Hi Guys,
    First time posting so apologies if i'm making any mistakes. I Need to get brand new pads and discs and want your expertise. I've decided to purchase my own set and get a garage to fit it for me, I had a look on euro car parts and autodoc but there were just so many variations of sets that i just got confused. I'm looking for something relatively cheap with decent performance but i don't mind paying a little extra if it's worth the upgrade. Let me know what you guys think, any help is much appreciated.

    Also could advise how much a garage should charge to change the front set of brakes+discs. I got quoted 160 pounds from one guy, is that normal surely it can't cost that much for labour? Thanks again.
     
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    Riva811 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I switched to brembo and the wear rate is really good. You can tell from how dirty your rims get with brake dust. £75-80 per wheel sounds reasonable in London

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    Have you the Sport package 295 mm front and 300mm rear ?
     
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    If its the AMG sport pack they'll be 295mm front - drilled/ventilated or ventilated any will do. The rears are smaller at 278mm
     
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    295mm sounds right for the front. Not sure about the rear but some website list 344mm brakes??? I know that's not right
     
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    Thanks for your response. I do need good wear. My front alloys has stayed permanently black since i bought the car it produced that much brake dust. I gave up cleaning it it was that bad.
     
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    Labour sounds expensive to me.

    There’s someone on here that can do them in his lunch hour.
     
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    Really? By any chance is that guy situated near Watford or Harrow? :):)
     
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    Definitely 300mm rear discs on my facelift 2.1 AMG Sport package .

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    Reason I ask OP what size is I have some used pads that are surplus .

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    9mm left on the fronts , 10mm on rear.
     
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    OP, check with Mercedes Benz main dealer first for brake parts , sometimes they give a good price for OEM, A few main dealers even have a 'shop' on Ebay and will deliver .
    Brembo is original equipment on many MB.
     
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    I just bought ferodo discs and textar pads for my s204 c350 very cheaply from autodoc.

    Textar are OE for mb and porsche, I had them on my 911 no complaints.
     
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    Not surprised .

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    But there's always better .
     
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    The following brands are all made by TMD Friction Holdings GmbH, part of the Japanese brakes parts manufacturer Nisshimbo Holdings Group:

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    That does not necessarily mean that all brand are the same quality, though.
     
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    Is there a point in keeping used brake pads... they would have bedded-un with the old discs so will never be a good fit on a different set of discs. Of course you could machine the old pads flat, but given the price of new pads is it really worth the effort?
     
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    You say that but late last year some new front discs were fitted with the existing pads in same condition to the VW .

    Everything is tickety boo .

    Discs are harder than the pads and so give form to them .

    Old discs with new pads , never .
     
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    So every time you fit new pads you fit new discs too?
     
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    Yes .

    But on the other car the old pads with plenty of pad material went on new discs , with no issue.

    But I'd never put new pads on old worn discs.
     
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    Oh, ok. I'll happily put new pads on an old disc, assuming the disc was serviceable, although I'd never put old pads on a new disc. Interesting how we're all different.
     
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    Old school says replace pads-only and skim the old discs until they are nearing their minimum thickness.

    But maybe things have changed since the sixties....
     

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