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New Rotors and Breakpads Question

Hey guys so I think it’s time to replace my rotors and pads all around. Now I like doing my own work so I’m not worried about the labor. So to get to the point has anyone bought the Brembo rotors and pads before? Going through Mercedes Stealership to get the parts is crazy expensive compared to Brembo’s website.
Do you guys recommend any other brand or website or should I just go ahead and buy them from Brembo. I rather stay OEM btw

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I can highly recommend DISC ITALIA HYPERCERAMIC pads. I got them from brakeworld. Almost dustless and same stopping power as OEM.
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I can highly recommend DISC ITALIA HYPERCERAMIC pads. I got them from brakeworld. Almost dustless and same stopping power as OEM.

i have these as well, good stuff!
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Hey guys so I think it’s time to replace my rotors and pads all around. Now I like doing my own work so I’m not worried about the labor. So to get to the point has anyone bought the Brembo rotors and pads before? Going through Mercedes Stealership to get the parts is crazy expensive compared to Brembo’s website.
Do you guys recommend any other brand or website or should I just go ahead and buy them from Brembo. I rather stay OEM btw

Consider ebay, I bought a kit like this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Mercede...wAAOSw4PxZ9zGh


ebay sent me a 10% coupon around holidays last year which put the entire OEM kit well under $800, free ship. Oh I see the front sensor is not in this one, I had a new one of those included as well.

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I use them for Porsche brake jobs and am about to do my pads/rotors on the 45 as well.
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I noticed the same. Brembo is $100 each for the front, $130 each for the rear. $460 is a GREAT price compared to buying OEM, or the risk of buying counterfeit from ebay (which are still more expensive than $460). The rotors are consumable anyways, right?

Any reason not to consider the brembo rotors? I don't see any.

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Now pads, I wonder how much discussion would be fun for those. Our brakes are already very good, but I wonder if we can't get even better but still be driveable on the street. In my case, I can live with gobs of dust but I don't want noisy brakes. seems there are not too many people online talking about great brakes that are quiet.

Most seem to want squeeky brakes that are dustless. Or they want the unicorn, no noise, dust, and great stopping power...

Good to know about DISC ITALIA HYPERCERAMIC pads, but if they don't produce dust, then I have to wonder if they are noisy? And if not, I struggle to believe they are the unicorn that can do all three.... so what is the shortcoming?
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All pads produce dust. It's just a choice of what color
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I noticed the same. Brembo is $100 each for the front, $130 each for the rear. $460 is a GREAT price compared to buying OEM, or the risk of buying counterfeit from ebay (which are still more expensive than $460). The rotors are consumable anyways, right?

Any reason not to consider the brembo rotors? I don't see any.

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Now pads, I wonder how much discussion would be fun for those. Our brakes are already very good, but I wonder if we can't get even better but still be driveable on the street. In my case, I can live with gobs of dust but I don't want noisy brakes. seems there are not too many people online talking about great brakes that are quiet.

Most seem to want squeeky brakes that are dustless. Or they want the unicorn, no noise, dust, and great stopping power...

Good to know about DISC ITALIA HYPERCERAMIC pads, but if they don't produce dust, then I have to wonder if they are noisy? And if not, I struggle to believe they are the unicorn that can do all three.... so what is the shortcoming?
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Then I have to wonder if I would be leaving something on the table in terms of braking performance if I allowed a bit more dust into the equation.
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