Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set)
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ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set)

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Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads utilize OE-validated, application-specific friction formulations. This helps ensure that Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads will provide a reliable braking experience. With the Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium product line, all customers will receive OE-quality replacements for many popular domestic and Japanese vehicles.

Product Features:
  • Clean Wheels
  • Ultra-quiet
  • No Break-in Needed
  • Extremely Rotor Friendly
  • Vehicle-Optimized Ceramic Formulas
  • Ultimate upgrade for OE semi-metallic and low metallic brake pads
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Abutment Hardware Included:No
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:14.2 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:14.2 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Rear
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Package Quantity:4
Pad FMSI Number:D905, D1288, D1393, D1416
Pad Material:Ceramic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensors Included:No
Performance:No

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ProActUltra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • No fade (4)
  • Decreased stopping distance (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (9)
    • Replacement (5)
    • Performance driving (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My 3rd set for Z

    As a Japanese driving a car made in Japan, choosing Akebono is no-brainer. Actually, this is my 3rd set of Akebone brake pad on my 350Z. Because I don't truck race, there...Read complete review

    As a Japanese driving a car made in Japan, choosing Akebono is no-brainer. Actually, this is my 3rd set of Akebone brake pad on my 350Z. Because I don't truck race, there is no complaint to the performance at all. I don't have to clean the wheels for months because this pad generates almost zero dust. I had the wheels dirty in a week after washing when I used the Nissan original pads.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as OEM

    The pads are high quality but do not stack up to OEM for braking performance. Initial bite is lower and these pads require additional pedal pressure to achieve the same braking effect as the...Read complete review

    The pads are high quality but do not stack up to OEM for braking performance. Initial bite is lower and these pads require additional pedal pressure to achieve the same braking effect as the OEM pads they replaced. I will adjust to the difference but would have preferred the same or better braking performance. One more issue I had was that the anti rattle shims that I had to reuse from the OEM pads did not fit the replacement pads. I had to bend the clips on the shims to make them fit which is what the instructions say to do. I would have wanted to have the new pads come with these shims or at least to have had a better fit with the OEM shims.
    The rotors are OEM so this was not a variable in the comparison.
    On the positive side the pads themselves were a great fit and I was able to cross reference the part numbers against the OEM on Akebonos web site. Given my 2005 G35 (6MT sport package) has different size front pads compared to other years and sub-models, it was comforting knowing that this was the correct part. The brakes are extremely low dusting and have eliminated the squeal that had developed with my old pads (OEM with 55K miles). I also expect these to have a long life span. I have had these on my vehicle for ~700 miles with no issues. Next time around I will consider a slightly more aggressive pad but will have to accept potentially more dusting and shorter pad / rotor life.

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    3.0

    Not as good as OEM

    By Burny

    from Georgia

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Low Dust
    • No noise

    Cons

    • Greater Pedal Effort
    • Less Initial Bite
    • Poor Fit With Oem Shims

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

    The pads are high quality but do not stack up to OEM for braking performance. Initial bite is lower and these pads require additional pedal pressure to achieve the same braking effect as the OEM pads they replaced. I will adjust to the difference but would have preferred the same or better braking performance. One more issue I had was that the anti rattle shims that I had to reuse from the OEM pads did not fit the replacement pads. I had to bend the clips on the shims to make them fit which is what the instructions say to do. I would have wanted to have the new pads come with these shims or at least to have had a better fit with the OEM shims.
    The rotors are OEM so this was not a variable in the comparison.
    On the positive side the pads themselves were a great fit and I was able to cross reference the part numbers against the OEM on Akebonos web site. Given my 2005 G35 (6MT sport package) has different size front pads compared to other years and sub-models, it was comforting knowing that this was the correct part. The brakes are extremely low dusting and have eliminated the squeal that had developed with my old pads (OEM with 55K miles). I also expect these to have a long life span. I have had these on my vehicle for ~700 miles with no issues. Next time around I will consider a slightly more aggressive pad but will have to accept potentially more dusting and shorter pad / rotor life.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Premium Pads - Value Price!

    By Ray W

    from Kansas

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    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

    • Decreased Stopping Distance
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight
    • No Fade

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Performance Driving
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

      These pads went on with no problems. They feel great and stop the car very well. So far, they've produced very little dust. The old pads covered my wheels in dust making them hard to keep clean. I recommend the Akebono pads and will purchase them again.

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good brakes, make sure correct part

      By JCole

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • No Fade

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

        Brakes are nice, they squeal a little, but not enought to be concerned or cause me to raise a stink. Just usually in mornings or on raininy days

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My 3rd set for Z

        By 350Zer

        from MA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • No dust

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

        As a Japanese driving a car made in Japan, choosing Akebono is no-brainer. Actually, this is my 3rd set of Akebone brake pad on my 350Z. Because I don't truck race, there is no complaint to the performance at all. I don't have to clean the wheels for months because this pad generates almost zero dust. I had the wheels dirty in a week after washing when I used the Nissan original pads.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't hesitate

        By James

        from Mercer Island, WA

        Level 2

        Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

        These Brake Pads are Ceramic Organic High Quality Stuff. Excellent all around. Would buy these again.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        yes these are for the rear

        By ricksturbo

        from sevierville, tn

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

          very quiet, low dust

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Product!

          By Daxz

          from Maryland

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

          Great product, very quiet.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good quality fair price

          By mike

          from jacksonville,fl

          About Me Daily drives

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

          good product would use again

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Akebono = Great Brakes!

          By Ken

          from Louisville, KY

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Decreased Stopping Distance
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

            Best upgrade for your brakes if they don't already come with Akebono pads

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a great brake shoe

            By Carl

            from Horn Lake, Ms

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight
            • No Fade

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about ProAct Ultra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

              Easiest installation I have ever done.

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              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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              • Q:

                I think you gave the wrong answer for a person asking are these for the front or rear. You answered Act905 is for the front and its not its for the rear as shown in the specs page ACT815 is for front.Please clarify. I believe its the third question answered on 1-21-12. Thanks.
                Asked on 1/10/2013 by korgmen from new york

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  We apologize for any inconvenience caused. The Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit - Part No. ACT905 is a Rear disc brake pad kit. We will have this corrected in the Q&A section. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 1/10/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                Your team has answered two different ways here????? One has said this is for rear and the other says it is for front. I have a 09 Nissan Rogue AWD. The specifications say it is a rear set.....????
                Asked on 11/27/2012 by John

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Sorry for the confusion. This Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit (Part No. ACT905) is an exact fit for your 2009 Nissan Rogue and it is for rear. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 11/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                If I order 1 quantity of this product, will it cover passenger and driver rearside brakes or just one side?
                Asked on 7/16/2012 by Shan

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This part Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit, Part No. ACT905 is for the Rear side of the vehicle and the kit contains brake pads for both the Rear passenger side and driver side.
                  For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                  For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 7/17/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this part is for front or rear side of a Nissan quest 2006?
                Asked on 6/8/2012 by cesar from manassas,va

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit (Part# ACT905) is for rear and it fits your 2006 Nissan Quest.

                  Answered on 6/11/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                What are the part numbers for the front pads and the rear pads?
                Asked on 3/21/2012 by D

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order to locate the exact brake pads, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                  Answered on 3/22/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Is abutment hardware needed for this kit, since it dosn't come with any?
                Asked on 3/14/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  No, the abutment hardware is not needed with this Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit with Part No. ACT905.

                  Answered on 3/16/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                does the kit include front and back brake pads?
                Asked on 1/21/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit with part# ACT905 is for front and it comes for front driver side and front passenger side.

                  Answered on 1/21/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                If this is for the rear what and do you carry the Akebono set for the
                front,this is for a 2006 m35 infinity
                Asked on 9/19/2011 by Bob from Babylon NY

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part is for Rear side.
                  No, this part does not fit your 2006 Infiniti M35.

                  Answered on 9/20/2011 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                will this fit my 2004 g35 coupe NON-Brembo?
                Asked on 8/8/2011 by Mike

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part fits your g35 coupe NON-Brembo.

                  Answered on 8/8/2011 by Instant Answers Ian from AAP
              • Q:

                Does the brake pad set include the shoes? If not, do you carry a set that includes pads and shoes? Thanks!
                Asked on 10/7/2010 by Tom from Fredericksburg, VA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  These are just the rear brake pads. We do not carry front and back brakes in one package.

                  Answered on 10/7/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
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