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

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

  • OEM

    Votes: 11 57.9%
  • BREMBO

    Votes: 8 42.1%

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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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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.
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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with the Mercedes OEM you get that lovely Mercedes star and their part number. :)
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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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. :)
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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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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I knew you would Pat, that MB sticker is too good ;)
That's it but as others say I know for sure the parts will fit first time from Edinburgh. ;)
 

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