What made you choose this particular product?
I wanted a performance street brake pad that I could use for occasional autocross, and that would create less brake dust than the OEM pad.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
This was my first set of pads from Akebono. While I considered EBC and Hawk pads, they seemed a bit too aggressive for my daily driver. Also, the Akebono pads were reviewed as the best alternative to the OEM pad for daily (but spirited) use.
Was it easy to install? Any installation tips that will help others?
I didn’t have any trouble installing these pads, but make sure you have a brake piston compression tool available.
Once you've had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
So far, over the last 500 miles, I’ve been very pleased with the Akebono pads. After they warm up, the performance exceeeds the OEM pad, and the create FAR less brake dust. Importantly, initial bite from these pads, when cold, is not nearly as good as the OEM pad, but that is the nature of a ceramic pad.
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