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

Part No. ACT929 Warranty Details  

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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:16.8 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:16.8 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:D929
Pad Material:Ceramic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No

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ProActUltra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • No fade (7)
  • Decreased stopping distance (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (9)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)

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5.0

As good or better than OEM.

By 

from Central PA

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • No brake dust
  • Perfect fit
  • Very quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

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

    After 3 decades of driving and working on Subarus, there are not many products that I would consider over genuine Subaru parts. These brake pads are on the very short list! Fit was absolutely perfect and so far after a few thousand miles, they are performing great. I put these on a 2005 H6 Outback sedan (which are notoriously hard on front brakes and rotors), along with Centric Plain Cryo rotors and it may be the best brake combo the car has had in 100K+ miles!

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    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    As advertised

    By 

    from Enterprise, AL

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      I'm not a mechanic, nor do I enjoy working on cars. But I've found that one usually gets what one pays for. These appear to be quality units.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the Money

      By 

      from Dubuque, IA

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Decreased Brake Dust
      • Decreased Stopping Distance
      • Easy To Install
      • No Fade

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        Huge improvement over competitors "gold" pads. Silky smooth stopping power,way less brake dust,quieter and easy to install. I would recommend these pads.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Pads!

        By 

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good wear
        • No Fade
        • Top Quality
        • Very little dust

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

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

          This is the 3rd set I've purchased, both of my vehicles use the same front pads. Wear is decent, 24k-35k in sporty city driving, No noise and very little dust. They are ready to install right out of the box, shims attached. They are also the OEM manufacturer, a plus.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Pads

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          from Louisville, KY

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            Seems to have better quality/quite sound

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very quiet brakes

            By 

            from Morristown, NJ

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            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install
            • No Fade

            Cons

            • Creates Poor Pedal Feel

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            I found these brakes to be extremely easy to install and they have been very quiet. They have great stopping power, but the feel has not been the greatest (I've only had them on for a week). Hopefully this will improve as the pads break in. I put them on a 2005 Subaru Outback.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By 

            from Brookfield, CT

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            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install
            • Low dusting
            • No Fade
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            I started using Akebono brake pads 15 years ago after experiencing brake squeal from a competitors low noise brake pad product. Since then I have installed Akebono pads on all of my vehicles when brakes have needed to be replaced. This Akebono product gives me piece of mind that I am installing a product that provides very good stopping power combined with no noise issues.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far, So good

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            from Central MD

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            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install
            • No Fade

            Cons

            • No

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

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

            Fit properly. So far car stops better with new Wearever rotors & brake fluid flush. Not enough mileage to judge the "low dust" claim. Only wish the thin metal clips were included as they were on the last set of pads I got from Subaru. If you are fussy, might want to buy them from Subaru before you start the job. Glad they were made in USA tho name sounds Japanese.

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            • Casual Driver

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Brake Pads

            By 

            from Phila PA

            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install
            • No Fade

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement

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

              Great OEM replacements. Are quite and they bite better than OEM if not right on par with OEM. Keeps wheels clean. Great pads!

              • Car & Truck:
              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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              • Q:

                Is this product for the Front or Rear calipers?
                Asked on 10/26/2012 by Aaron from Gallatin,TN

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit (Part No. ACT929) is for front. 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 10/26/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                im just wondering if these pads are for front or just rear as i have a set on my rear but the front were not done
                Asked on 7/5/2012 by danjr

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Sorry, this Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit (Part# ACT929) is for front side and does not fit for rear. In order to locate the exact brake pad, would you please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) for further assistance.

                  Answered on 7/5/2012 by Ralph from AAP
              • Q:

                are these pads for one wheel or two
                Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Pads & Shoes are sold as sets. Quantity of one is for both wheels.

                  Answered on 2/2/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
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