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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.0

2003 Honda Accord Cpe EX V6

Vehicle Miles: 27,500

Location: PITTSBURGH, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Cryo-Stop Rotor

September 19, 2009

It has only been 2K miles, but I am pleased to this point with the rotor/pad combo.

No pulsing, smooth stops. Good brake pedal feel when stopping. The stock rotors were pulsing at 18K and I drove them another 7K, until I couldn''t stand it anymore. I think it is ridiculous that factory rotors have become quick disposables. Charge me another 50 bucks for the car when building it, and put some decent hardware on them.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 98,900

Location: Houston, TX

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 75,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotor

September 16, 2009

The stock GM pads had my rotors hopelessly warped at 11000 miles. I replaced them with the Brembo slotted rotors and Akebono Pro ACT pads, and had no problems for over 70,000 miles. I never had to turn the rotors, no squeaks, nothing. Stopping power wasn''t significantly better, but the life span of this combo was impressive.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8

1996 Honda Prelude Si

Vehicle Miles: 70,000

Location: RICHMOND HILL, ON

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 400

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor

August 24, 2009

So much better than OEM brake pad that there is no going back. Will definitely buy again when replacing the rear pads. Overall very satisfy with performance, price, & Tirerack customer service, fast & reasonable shipping.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

2002 Honda Accord Sedan EX V6

Vehicle Miles: 228,000

Location: Burlington, WI

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 41,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

August 19, 2009

I''ve put 41,000 mikes on this setup with the basic Brembo blanks replacement rotors in front and Akebono ProACT Ceramic pads front and back. The pads have about 20% life left so for me they re about a 50,000 mile pad. I drive about 40,000 miles a year and spend a lot of time in the car, so good performance, safety and comfort (quiet) are all really important to me. I wouldn''t tolerate brake squeal for very long before going crazy. This set up is hand''s down better then stock and much cheaper. I installed them myself and fit and quality are great. The Brembo rotors are smooth and without issue, other than some rust on the hat as others mention, but that''s what happens to steel exposed to water and salt in the winter.I was so happy with the Akebonos that I don''t want to mess too much with a good thing. I read they make OEM pads for Honda so it seems a natural selection. Staying with Akebono and ceramic, I just ordered some Akebono Street Performance pads for a mild upgrade from the ProActs and new Brembo rotors for the rear. I can''t wait to see how they perform.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2005 Cadillac SRX 2WD V8

Vehicle Miles: 97,500

Location: ORLANDO, FL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 20,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

August 18, 2009

Great improvement over stock GM brake pads
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 63,500

Location: EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 800

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Premium Rotor

August 12, 2009

Brakes and rotors make a excellent combination.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7

2005 Acura TSX

Vehicle Miles: 100,000

Location: Ewing, NJ

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 50,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

August 09, 2009

With the OEM pads and rotors I needed to have the front rotors resurfaced at 25K miles and again at 50K miles. Rather than resurfacing again at 50K, I replaced the rotors with Brembo and switched to ProACT Pads. After 50K miles in service there is no sign of rotor warpage and it looks like the pads will go another 20K miles. These pads make a bit more dust than the stock ones but I am very happy to trade a little dust for much better durability
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.0

2004 GMC Envoy XL 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: Stroudsburg, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 25,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: ATE PremiumOne Slotted Rotor

August 06, 2009

Very happy with the Akebono pads -(have installed them on 3 other vehicles).Went with the ATE rotors all around, hoping they would last many more miles - since these rotors cannot be machined. With 25,000 miles on them, I''m already starting to get brake flutter..even after driving VERY carefully with them. Not sure if I'' d buy another set of ATE rotors !
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXTStandard Model

Vehicle Miles: 107,000

Location: Pepperell, MA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 8,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

July 29, 2009

At 99,000 miles I replaced my original rotors on my Dodge Grand Caravan with Brembo replacement rotors thinking I was getting a better quality rotor. I couldn''t have been more wrong. After 8,000 mile of driving the Brembo rotors are warped to a far greater extent than my OEM rotors ever warped. I''m very disappointed with Brembo''s quality. I''m now faced with having them resurfaced or replaced.



On the plus side, when I installed the Brembo rotors, I also installed Akebono ceramic pads. They are almost dust-free and keep the front wheels a lot cleaner than the rears which still have non-ceramic pads. The Akebono pads along with the Brembo rotors definitely improved overall brake feel....at least until the rotors warped.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

2004 Honda Civic LX Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 100,000

Location: LIMA, OH

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 75,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Cryo-Stop Rotor

July 06, 2009

Awesome Rotors.. no warping at all. first time thats ever happened with rotors.
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