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Has anyone use Akebono brake pad?

Has anyone use Akebono brake pad?
If so, please give me feedback/comment.
Thank you

https://akebonobrakes.com/applications/
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I have driven and worked on German cars for years, I started using them on our 540i and the pads are great, almost zero dust compared to most OEM pads and rotor life and stopping was very good
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Same experience as Mike. I run them on my BMW 530i, and they are great. I do think you sacrifice a smidgen of initial bite, but for a street driven car, it is barely noticeable. And they are virtually dust free, which makes it all worthwhile.
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I too have ran these on some BMWs and really liked them. IMHO a 911 warrants function over form so brake dust is less of a thing. I kind of even like the look of a 911 wheel coated in brake dust.
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Great. Thanks guys.
I'll try them on my mini van. This mini van has only seen ceramic pads and they eat pads quicker then I eat burger. All ceramic pads I used on it warp the rotor sooner or later (warp or make an uneven surface). If it's ok on my van, it should be ok on my 911

Which version did you guys use? ProAct, Euro, or performance?
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used them on all my audis, not cheap but outstanding pads...
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they supply Mclaren's road & F1 cars so I think your minivan outta be ok



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I'm of the other opinion, don't like them. Tried them on my GMC Yukon Denali and I could fade them with two hard stops. Pulled them out after maybe 3,000 miles and replaced with Hawk LTS pads.
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Iíve used them on a Volvo 850 and e36. I like them. Low dust
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I've got them on my Audi daily driver and have been pleased. Good stopping power with minimal dust or noise. They've been on the car for almost 60k miles and have about 7mm thickness left. I'd buy again for sure.
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Use em on my Volvo S60R Design and had em on my BMW E46. Great pad for the money
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I am a bit worry. My minivan is a lot bigger and heavier

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they supply Mclaren's road & F1 cars so I think your minivan outta be ok
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TireRack sells them. Look up your minivan and then look through the reviews.
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