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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.0

2000 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 100,000

Location: james island, sc

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 14,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Drilled Rotors

July 01, 2009

I used the pads on the front of my daily driver civic. They were very smooth and extremely quiet even while creeping along in stop-n-go traffic. They made almost no noticeable brake dust. Their downfall came when I turbo charged the car. I quickly discovered the brake fade issues with a grocery getter brake pad so I had to upgrade to metallic pads. When I pulled them off nearly 40k miles later they still had most of their life left!! I recommend them for any grocery getter, but definitely not for spirited driving or track days.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: N/A

2003 Honda Accord Cpe EX V6

Vehicle Miles: 24,000

Location: PITTSBURGH, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

June 21, 2009

No issues to this point except, they do rust excessively almost immediately.

would consider the cryo-stop rotors or some other brand that have some type of factory applied paint/treatment. The only concern with the rusting is how it may affect the wheel speed sensors that are located on the rear of the rotors.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.0

2003 Honda Accord Cpe EX V6

Vehicle Miles: 24,000

Location: PITTSBURGH, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

June 21, 2009

Hey they work, but they don''t stop as well as the OEM''s.

I guess that''s the trade off for longer wearing and hardly no dusting.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7

2000 Toyota Avalon XLS

Vehicle Miles: 174,000

Location: Normal, IL

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 6,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

June 13, 2009

I almost ordered these brakes two years ago when my brakes needed replacement badly. Since the Brembo rotors were out of stock (the Tire Rack). I just went ahead and purchased brakes and pads locally. The brakes I purchased were the "Wagner Thermo Quiet". The brakes never did stop squeaking when I stopped from backing up. Stopping the car from forward movement was no problem, but stopping from Reverse made my car sound like a junker! In the morning, when braking in my street after backing out of my garage, I would wake up the entire neighborhood. Same thing at work when backing out of my parking space. This happened EVERY DAY! I finally returned them to the local parts store and was given a 100% refund (as the brakes crried a lifetiime warrenty. At the parts store the guy behind the counter said he had the same problem with "Thermo Quiets" and had to put CRC anti-squeal on the backof the pads to stop the noise (even though the installation directions say NOT to do that). Since installing the ProACT Ceramic Pads, my noise is gone. I should have used the ProACT''s from the beginning and saved myself a lot of hassle because I had to resurface the rotors (due to the # of miles on the Wagner pads). Tire Rack came through again with great products. Thanks guys!
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

1997 Honda DX Coupe

Vehicle Miles: 171,000

Location: Forked River, nj

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Replacement Rotor

June 11, 2009

Definitely not a performance pad, but it wasn''t meant to be like that. I like it, to little dust, quiet.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS

Vehicle Miles: 173,000

Location: Albany, NY

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Brembo Sport Slotted Rotors

June 09, 2009

With the stock breaks the car was very slow to stop. Even with the stock 2 piston calipers it was almost scary. Now it stops on a dime. The breaks work great!! I highly recommend this set up.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.0

1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 267,000

Location: Kirkland, Wa

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 28,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Power Slot Cryo-Treated Rotor

June 04, 2009

This new pair of rotors and brakes really resist warping. The prior brake jobs I did all warped the rotors. With the new cryo rotors it has been almost 30K miles and still no warping.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.0

2006 Kia Sedona EX

Vehicle Miles: 35,000

Location: LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH

Driving Style: Easy Going

Miles of
product use: 8,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: #

Calipers: #

Rotors: #

June 03, 2009

Worked exactly as advertised! A significant improvement over the OE pads. Eliminated the warped rotor sensation previously present without any replacement or turning of the original rotors. Exceptionally smooth response. Not an aggressive enough pad for the performance cars in our household, but a perfect choice for our minivan.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.0

2002 Lexus LX470

Vehicle Miles: 75,000

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Driving Style: Easy Going

Miles of
product use: 100

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

May 25, 2009

Probably the highest quality brake pad I have ever put on a car, better than ATE, Hawk, Bendix, Mintex, MetalMaster, and almost all the factory pads (MB, BMW, GM, Nissan, Honda-yes I have replaced pads on all of these)! They are an exact fit with chamfered edges, shims, and lubricant included. Very high quality and fit perfectly with no need to force fit the pads!!! After installation, no difference could be noticed in brake performance, quieter than the factory Lexus pads. For anyone with a Land Cruiser or LX, don''t bother with the others and save yourself time and hassle and use these as replacement. The LX 470 brake calipers and rotors are a very well engineered system and given how well these pads fit, I had to let others know! You will be impressed if you do your own work.
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Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2000 Toyota Avalon XLS

Vehicle Miles: 171,200

Location: Normal, IL

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 5,000

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors:

May 16, 2009

I first purchased Wagner "Thermo-Quiet" brake pads from a local O Riley automotive store in an effort to save time when it came time to replace my OEM brakes. I had no problem with regular braking (forward stops), but when backing out of my driveway in the early morning I would wake up my entire neighborhood, and at work I often felt like I was driving a junker when I backed out of my parking spot! The Akebono Ceramic Pads have a built in "anti squeak" pad that actually works! Unlike the built in shim on the ThermoQuiet pads. Even though the directions on the Wagner ThermoQuiet pads say to NOT put any type of "stop squeak" on the back of the pads, it is still advisable. Don''t waste your time on ThermoQuiet pads! Buy Akebono pads from the get go, and save yourself a hassle later.
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