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What are Best Brakes for a Mercedes?

hey everyone, i have a 1995 w202 c class and need to replace the rear brakes and the discs. what brakes should i get along with the discs? should i get factory mercedes brakes? or Brembo? what is the best brake for the value? long lasting, etc? thanks in advance
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I have always used the OE materials myself due to being most reliable and trouble-free, for me. Many of the OE rotors are Brembo; Pagid and Textar provide many of the OE pads. While brake dust is a bigtime issue with the OE, I just make sure to have a good coat of wax on the wheels and wipe them down every few days. There are plenty of good aftermarket products out there that might last longer and don't shed all the dust, mainly heard nothing but good things about EBC Green Stuff and Wagner. Anyhow, there are many choices to suit whatever your needs or desires are. Good luck.

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go with brembo/zimmerman (sp?) cross-drilled rotors and porterfield low-dust pads.

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You can't do better than the components that came with the car.

You didn't think your Mercedes was some cheapo car, did you?

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mercedes makes excellent cars with excellent parts, but some aftermarket companies specialize in certain parts, and so i wanted to know what Bernd Schneider's DTM C class relies on for braking parts, if its good enough for DTM, then thats what id get, its got to be tried and tested on the Nürburgring circuit to test the limits of braking performance,
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brombo drilled rotors with ebc green stuff pads. much better than stock wit alot less dust. if thy make the fitment use hawk pads as these are phenominal. mercedes stock brakes are good, but they are not the best, they are better than say a honda, but there is better stuff out there if you do your reserch and most of the time for less money.
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