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oem or aftermarket?

Getting ready to do front brakes on a 2005 c230.

Stick with oem parts or are there some ceramic and or other than MB rotors you like.

Haven't measured the rotors but I keep hearing no one ever turns them?

Would you flush brakes at 36,800? They've been done once already.

Any better prices than dealer for oem parts...

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Original Mercedes brake parts are very reasonably priced and very high quality.

Therefore, if you find aftermarket parts priced for less you can assume lower quality.

If priced more, who knows?

"No one ever turns them" because it's prohibited by Mercedes. There's no more to know about that.

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I you haven’t already do so please fill in your info using the “user cp” at the top of the page, your car info and location will assist others when answering questions. Enjoy the forum.

Go with after market rotors and pad (ceramic) OEM pads make way to much dust.
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Go with after market rotors and pad (ceramic) OEM pads make way to much dust.

I used Pro stop rotors and ceramic pads on my Nissan truck which have really worked out well.

Any companies you like for the c230...
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Well, i use the brembo rotors drilled/slotted with the axis pads. Really not happy with the pads there is just a little to much dust for my liking. To be honest i don't know what pad would be dust free if there is such a thing.
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Well, i use the brembo rotors drilled/slotted with the axis pads. Really not happy with the pads there is just a little to much dust for my liking. To be honest i don't know what pad would be dust free if there is such a thing.

The Pro Stop ceramic pads I think I got from Kragen here in San Diego or maybe on line have the lowest dust output I've seen.

Someone else was saying that auto zone had a good pad and was reasonable.

Someone else asked about Dura Gold pads with a lifetime warranty?

I think I'm leaning towards Akebanos, I've used them in the past and liked them.

Still thinking about rotors... autopartswarehouse.com had a big selection.
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Well, i use the brembo rotors drilled/slotted with the axis pads. Really not happy with the pads there is just a little to much dust for my liking. To be honest i don't know what pad would be dust free if there is such a thing.

I put EBC greenstuff on my Viper and practically no dust at all.
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