Rear Brakes DISCS & PADS Brembo or OEM if Cost is Same ? (W212 E250 Sport)

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Rear Brakes DISCS & PADS Brembo or OEM if Cost is Same ? (W212 E250 Sport)

  1. OEM

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    58.8%
  2. BREMBO

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    41.2%
  1. pmcgsmurf

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    So what would folks fit where cost was exactly the same, OEM or Brembo (UV coated discs) discs & pads?
     
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    Don’t think it’ll make a difference, but I would fit OEM just for the sake of it :)
     
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    That's actually what I was thinking. ^
     
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    Are oem coated ?
     
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    No, which was why I was originally thinking of the Brembo option.
     
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    The Brembo do have a durable looking dark grey metallic paint however it doesn't cover a few thin areas for the total no rust result .

    So I abrade with 600 and spray black Hammerite Smooth days or weeks before fitting .
     
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    I have OEM on the front and Brembo on the rear the price is what made me come to that decision.

    I don't think it makes much of a difference either though so i'm in the "OEM for the sake of it" club because if the OEM rears were the same price as the Brembo i would have fitted OEM, if i can make everything say Mercedes within a reasonable price i will.

    I have painted as above though on both the Brembos had the better paint after a year of driving whereas the OEM started to rust and look nasty definitely wish i had done it out of the box.
     
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    Brembo is OEM on my Mercedes Benz are you sure it is not OEM on yours ? , either way both will work fine.
     
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    Not 100% sure what the make is but what I mean is with the Mercedes OEM you get that lovely Mercedes star and their part number. :)
     
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    It does make you feel good seeing them i recently bought a splash guard for the wheel arch and went genuine OEM because i didn't want some chinese garbage under there.

    No one would ever know or see it but me and the MOT testers but i paid the £35 anyway.

    That being said the wipers are Bosch because they're cheaper using my trade card although i may pay the extra £3 and order some OEM ones so i can watch the star change colour.
     
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    If the star is important to you and the price is right go for OEM you won't go far wrong. The good thing about mine is that Brembo is OEM so I can shop around and fit Brembo cheaper than buying MB but still be OEM. :thumb:
     
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    i went for brembo as they look better with the black coating - my OEM discs look very rusty against my black alloys.
    Have not fitted them yet - also went for ceramic pads to reduce dust.
     
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    Total and utter rust prevention of new any/ Brembo discs today .

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    Oem, 2yr warranty period and you know you will get the correct part 1st time.
     
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    I wouldn't paint the surface that mates to the wheel. You need a completely flat surface to avoid any issues.

    Has anyone tried the EBC pad and disc sets? For my Audi S5 the EBC ceramic sets are only £100 more that the Brembo's on CP4L.
     
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    It's thin and fades out .

    Case of having to..

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    Ordered the OEM today from Edinburgh, will be here on Monday for fitting.

    Thanks for the input everyone. ^
     
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    I knew you would Pat, that MB sticker is too good ;)
     
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    That's it but as others say I know for sure the parts will fit first time from Edinburgh. ;)
     
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