Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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The after market brands you mention are all used more-or-less widely by the readers here. Some of the brands are not as simple to install as bolt-off, bolt-on. Ceramic pads will generally reduce brake dust but may squeal more than OEM pads. For what it's worth, OEM pads (not necessarily in Mercedes boxes, but made by the same manufacturers who supply OEM pads to Mercedes) are widely available from the vendors who sponsor this forum at prices considerably below dealer. Most people here seem to buy "disposables" (filters, pads, rotors, fluids) from after market suppliers since there is large savings and the parts are OEM.
It will help if you fill out your profile so we know what chassis you own. Some newer models have extremely high pressure brake lines and require special tools to change pads. Without those tools there is considerable risk of personal injury and expensive damage to your braking system. With chassis information, people can recommend pads a rotors from their experience.
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