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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Now yesterday I was talking to my freinds boyfreind (not a mercedes enthusist mind you). Anyways he told me that Volvo makes the brakes for Mercedes Benz. Now, I know this probally isn't true because

1. Mercedes and is not a subsidery of the Ford Motor Company as Volvo is.

2. Mercedes Benz has made too many advances in Braking Technology to turn around and use another companies design.

However I would simply like to be reassured on this matter, any input would help [:)]
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RE: Volvo Brakes

I doubt that Mercedes would use brakes *designed by* Volvo, for the reasons you mentioned, but it's very possible that both Mercedes and Volvo use the same manufacturer for their brakes.

As another example, Brembo, Nissin, and Tokico supply the braking systems for many auto/bike manufacturers, as well as being available on the aftermarket. I know that if I were to build a car, I'd probably just license the braking technology from one of the established companies, rather than spend millions in R&D re-inventing the wheel.

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Riquiscott is right. MB wouldn't use Volvo's brakes. Same manufacturer perhaps.

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RE: Volvo Brakes

Anyways he told me that Volvo makes the brakes for Mercedes Benz. Now, I know this probally isn't true . . .
Sean, there are lots of folks in this world who like to spout off as though they have some meaningful information to impart when in fact they of course don't. (Hey, just read through some of these forums! [;)]) Typically I ask them (diplomatically, of course), "I've never heard that, where did you read it" or "Where did you get those facts?" and that usually closes the conversation. I'm more than willing to let idiots expose their stupidity, and I'm also willing to give them the opportunity to graciously step back from their grandiose statements. If they push, they're just a moron, so let them spout off. Thankfully we don't have to agree with them.

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RE: Volvo Brakes

Hardly any (probably no) European auto manufacturer produces brakes. Rather they purchase them from suppliers such as ATE, Brembo, Bendix, etc. As with ALL brakes, they're specifically designed for a particular car via cooperation between supplier and customer.
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