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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport Package

Vehicle Miles: 78,000

Location: San Diego, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 4,500

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

December 11, 2007

From a performance standpoint, no complaints about this set up. Pads are quiet, provide oem stopping power with very little dust. With OEM, my wheels were black within a few days of washing. Rotors are OEM quality and offer vibration free breaking. Also, no squeaking or squealing with this combination. Two small issues on installation. The supplied rotor retainer bolt is not the correct size, so be careful to not gnarly up the stocker when you remove it. I reused w/o any issue. Also, the pad wear sensor plastic housings are a few thousands to think to snap into the pad backing. I used some sandpaper to take a small amount of material off and solve the problem with no affect on the sensor. Not really a big deal. Afterall, this stuff happens with aftermarket parts. Bottom-line, OEM stopping power, nice and quiet and almost no dust.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7

2003 BMW Z4 2.5I

Vehicle Miles: 68,080

Location: CEDAR PARK, TX

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 800

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

December 03, 2007

Akebono Europads need to warm up a little before stopping power is exhibited. If you own a BMW, you will love these pads! No black dust build up after 2 weeks, keeps the wheels looking great. Could be better but when you get clean wheels with good stopping power, it''s a great combination. I can''t forget to say these pads are quiet! Stopping is much better than factory. EBC green work better, but the trade-off is dust plus green squeal when braking-up. Thumbs up! By Akebono. Driving habits: spirited drive and at freeway plus speeds.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55

Vehicle Miles: 32,000

Location: Portage, MI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

November 13, 2007

Perfect pads, no noise, no dust, retains OEM sensors, great firm pedal feel. Best choice for my 2004 CL55 AMG
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2002 BMW M3 Convertible

Vehicle Miles: 31,000

Location: Granite Bay, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

October 25, 2007

I have placed Akebono pads on three of my vehicles thus far (2003 Infiniti G35, 2004 Lexus Gx470 and the M3). In all three situations, I could not be more pleased with the elimination of brake dusting. The wheels remain very clean despite relatively hard braking use. Performance (even in the M3) remains on par with OEM. I admit I am not taking the car to the track, but for fairly "spirited" street use, these products do not disappoint. Nice grip, little to no fade, virtually no dusting or noise...what more could you want?
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2003 Saab 9-3 Arc

Vehicle Miles: 42,000

Location: Ashburn, VA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 600

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Stock

September 30, 2007

I highly recommend these pads for Saab 9-3 owners.

Very light gray brake dust - virtually invisible. No noise. Pedal effort is slightly higher than stock after 600 miles, but there is no more aggressive brake "bite" or "grab" I experienced at lower speeds with stock pads.

Akebono makes rear Euro ceramic pads for this car, but Tire Rack does not stock them now.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

2004 Volvo S40

Vehicle Miles: 79,000

Location: Branchdale, PA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

September 29, 2007

I decided to try these pads because my S40 Volvo pads made my wheels black with dust every 3 days. I was afraid to try a ceramic pad because the Volvo pads stopped so great and ceramic pads usually don''''t compare to metallic when it comes to stopping power and fade resistance. I am very satisfied with the performance of these pads. Brake dust does not exist at all. No more black wheels or black dust all over my car. I am a very aggressive driver and these pads stop great. They are completely quiet and have very smooth stopping ability without any heat-fade. I would recommend them to anyone who has a Euro car and wants an alternative to the dusty metallic pads found on most makes/models.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.5

2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

Vehicle Miles: 67,256

Location: bronx, ny

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,500

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Drilled Rotors

September 27, 2007

They are ok if you don''t mind the noise and dust.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4-Matic Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 65,000

Location: JEFFERSON HILLS, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,500

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

September 16, 2007

Fantastic pads. No dust, quiet, great braking feel. I will highly recommend these pads and rotors.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E

Vehicle Miles: 132,000

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

September 16, 2007

I had a Set of ATE rotors and a German OEM pads that ate the ATE rotors in quite a hurry. These guys definitely don''t stop as well as the German OEM pads, but seem to be much softer and easier on the rotors, and MUCH less dust. Overall, not bad, It would be nice if they stopped better.
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Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 74,000

Location: West Chester, pa

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

September 11, 2007

What a difference! For anyone who is insane about break dust, these pads have literally gotten rid of black wheels forever. and they are better than stock in nearly every way. the only time they squeal is when I''m starting the car and backing up. That''s it, no noise, no dust. Really amazing---- and I put them on myself with ease. I''ll never get stock pads again.
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