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My e360 has 57.000 miles on it and we are wanting to put new rotors and pads all around. My brother-in-law is going to be doing the job. (Ace mechanic!) I realize that at the time of installation that new sensors will also need to be installed.

Any recommendations as far as brands?
Saw this on eBay. Incredible price and the seller has excellent feedback; Mercedes E350 vented non 4-Matic/sport 06 07 Rotors Pad | eBay
 

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For this price, you only can buy set of good quality front rotors, thus you should think about the quality of this full set. In addition, those will rust in few weeks.
 

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Go OEM. You can't go wrong. Mercedes knows what works and what does not. OEM works well and since you are getting a good price on labor the difference in price between OEM and aftermarket is not that much. I put OEM Zimmerman's from Parts geek at $64 a rotor and pads are around $80 for fronts. They work well.

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I love this forum!! Thanks for the recommendations. I will definitely check out the brands listed and go with a higher quality. Thanks again!
 

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While I was in for my brake flush this morning, I asked Indy about brake rotors - here is what he recommended in his order of his personal preference:

Zimmerman
Ate
Brembo
Techstar (never heard of this one)

He also said DO NOT TURN - replace the rotors (I think you'll find this throughout the forum). I personally have never used any of these, given that I'm new to Benzes, but would rely on the recommendations of the Benzworld Zen masters on OEM vs replacement brands.
 

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pad sensors

.... Today while having all 4 tires balanced by ROAD FORCE on this incredibly smart wheel/tire balancing machine Konigs recommended:bowdown: , I had a chance to look at my brakes & rotors and noticed on front left missing sensor connecting wire from inner brake pad while right side had 2 ( outside and inside ) connected.
Question is why car not "seeing" missing sensor & is it OK not to have it?:confused:
 

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please clarify, some 211's have one front and one rear, others like mine has 2 front and 1 rear, the 2 fronts are 1- 50% sensor(driver side) and 2- 80 or 90% sensor(pass side), the rear is always a 80 or 90% sensor. Each wheel has only 1 sensor if any, never 2.
 

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please clarify, some 211's have one front and one rear, others like mine has 2 front and 1 rear, the 2 fronts are 1- 50% sensor(driver side) and 2- 80 or 90% sensor(pass side), the rear is always a 80 or 90% sensor. Each wheel has only 1 sensor if any, never 2.
I'm guessing mine just like yours... I was trying to describe ("missing"?) wires from plug/connector from inside brake pad on driver's side , while passenger side had both pads with wires.
Best I can explain.
Found PIC for better explanation ...circled wire is missing on driver's side , but passenger side has it.
 

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You are fine, sensors only on one side is very common on lots of MB models.
 

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your car was designed to have only 2 sensors, nothing is missing.
If a sensor is missing or unplugged or the pads are worn past the probe or one of the wires is cut then you'll get a dash error (service your brakes), if you don't have a dash error, then as Noodles said, you're fine
 

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your car was designed to have only 2 sensors, nothing is missing.
If a sensor is missing or unplugged or the pads are worn past the probe or one of the wires is cut then you'll get a dash error (service your brakes), if you don't have a dash error, then as Noodles said, you're fine
Noodles , Roadking - thank you gents for putting my mind at ease , just one more reason to say : GOTTA LUV THIS FORUM! :thumbsup:
 

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Good prices too

I would pass on these and buy Zimmermans and Jurids from AutohausAZ
AutohausAZ seems to have the better prices on these too. As always, great site. Our car has 30K on it, so I am sure I will need to know this soon enough.

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I have been real happy with ATE Premium Rotors and Akebono European Car pads. Virtually no dust and tremendous stopping power. This is on a street only car, so I can't attest to fade resistance on the track. These pads require no warm-up and and work great!

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I am upgrading to Power Slot directionally ventilated and slotted rotors w/ Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads front and back when the front wear sensor is triggered. ATE Type 200 Amber Brake Fluid and Goodridge G-Stop Brake line Kit are also included in the package. Now I am shopping for wheel/tire package because my 16-inch rims cannot accommodate four piston fixed Brembo calipers.
 

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I am upgrading to Power Slot directionally ventilated and slotted rotors w/ Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads front and back when the front wear sensor is triggered. ATE Type 200 Amber Brake Fluid and Goodridge G-Stop Brake line Kit are also included in the package. Now I am shopping for wheel/tire package because my 16-inch rims cannot accommodate four piston fixed Brembo calipers.
take a look at this online vendor , friend bought wheel/tire package from them and was pretty happy.
Link to 18" wheel/tire package he bought.
Konig Wheels from Sideways
 

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Do not like the idea of using centering rings, thus narrow my search to few wheels that are made for MB especially. My debate is 17 over 18-inch wheels, I know that going number up improves ride quality (gets stiffer and this is what I want) and handling, if you can call this improvement (will not be for some people), but I also have to take in account that I am lowering the car w/H&R springs and Bilstein B8's.
 

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I put 18's on my "87" 928 and now I bend rims like crazy. That is a factor to consider. The lower the profile on the tire the more likely to bend a rim when you hit a pothole etc.

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apply greese

1. Go OEM never purchase cheap after market pads/rotors from online shops. OEM is not expensive at all and you can buy the genuine OEM mercedes from eBay 20% less than the stealership.

2. Don't forget to buy 4-5 greese packets OEM (normally free if you buy rotors and brake pads from stealership) and apply between caliper and rotors to avoid any squeeking noises. You can also buy them for like a buck (4-5).
 
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