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. ACT976 Warranty  

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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:16.9 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:16.9 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Package Quantity:4
Pad FMSI Number:D976
Pad Material:Ceramic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensors Included:Yes
Performance:No

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ProActUltra Premium Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • No fade (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (4)

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    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Top Quality for a great price

    By TopGear

    from Richmond,VA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

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

      Very easy to install on a 2004 Lexus GX470. Stop a little better than OEM, maybe I was getting use to my running low pads and these may feel way better but maybe simply newer. The reason to drop extra money on these pads is life expectancy. These pads, as with any ceramic pad, should last you a good long time. Less of a worry about fade and uneven wear. They work great and should last forever, what more would you want from a pad. No noise, as most new pads don't have, and they also brag of no brake dust, which too new pads don't have. Time will tell if these are worth the extra $20, but hey for that low additional cost, worth a shot.

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      (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The. Akebono brake pads are good

      By Kram

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Do it Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Just like the Lexus pads
      • No Fade

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      The akebono brake pads were OEM spec. Replacements for my 2006 Lexus GX470. Before doing the job myself, I had Lexus quote me six times the cost for the same job I did with the Akebono pads for one sixth the price. I did a pad only brake job on all four corners the rotors were in great condition. After 3000 miles I am very happy with the product. I have noticed that there is no brake noise associated with the new brakes. The pedal feel is noticeably the same as before the brake job was done. All in all, I would purchase the Akebono brake pads again and expect only the best performance.

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      (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Sequoja02

      from Houston, Tx.

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        We just have a mechanic installed the pad for my wife FJ Cruiser, but she likes it so far. However we need more time will tell.

        I would recommend to a friend.

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        (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By a050575

        from California

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight
        • No Fade

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        Good product

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        • Q:

          I have a 2004 toyota 4runner sport edition(6cyc). I plan on changing the front brake pads and I wanted to know if these pads include the hardware. It does not state that in the description but the title states "Pad Kit", also is it recommend to replace rotors even if it is in perfect condition and within specs?
          Asked on 1/17/2013 by EVY from New Jersey

          2 answers

          • A:

            If you mean pin, anti-rattle clip no, and neither do OEM pads. If by "hardware" you mean shims, yes, the Akebono pad has a pre-installed shim on the back and includes a little packet of grease.

            Answered on 1/10/2014 by RR from Orlando, FL.
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            A:

            This part Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad Kit, Part No. ACT976 is an exact fit for your 2004 Toyota 4Runner. It does not include hardware. If the rotors and drums are in relatively good condition (smooth and flat with no deep scoring, cracks, distortion or other damage), they do not have to be resurfaced or replaced. However, we cannot say specifically about it without being able to be there with your vehicle. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for an onsite inspection and proper diagnosis.
            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 1/18/2013 by Aaron from AAP
        • Q:

          I am putting brake pads on my 04 toyota 4 runner V8 and I want to put ceramic pads but I want the best for wear and feelas relates to cost. I do not tow heavy loads. What should I use?
          Asked on 8/3/2010 by Chad from Pittsburgh PA

          1 answer

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            A:

            you can use the akebono brake pads, but also the wagner thermoquiet pads are really good, the price is right, they are OE fitted, and fully ceramic. Made to reduce noise, rid of the brake dust, especially for those with expensive rims.

            Answered on 8/11/2010 by luz from aap
        • Q:

          My brakes are just squealing that means i just have to change the pads right, I dont have to worry about the routers yet?
          Asked on 6/22/2010 by Anonymous from aiken, SC

          1 answer

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            A:

            Squeeling brakes might be all that you need to fix the noise. However, it may also be the rotors that are contributing to the noise. We can not say for sure since we are not there.

            Answered on 6/22/2010 by Mike from AAP
        • Q:

          Will these front pads fit 4runners with 17" wheels? I understand that the rotors are differnt in size compared to a 16" wheel.
          Asked on 5/11/2010 by Dave Bee from Lower Burrell PA

          2 answers

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            A:

            To further assist you on this question can you please provide us with your vehicles year, make, model, and engine size. thank You.

            Answered on 5/11/2010 by Kevin from AAP
          • A:

            4runner "sport" models have the larger front rotors and different calipers than the other models. Wheel size does not matter. You can have an SR5 with 17" wheels and it will still have the smaller rotors. Even though the calipers are different castings the same front pads fit all front calipers and the rear calipers and pads are all the same. Front pads for a 4runner will fit all models no matter what size wheels or rotors it has on it.

            Answered on 10/18/2010 by Toyota Tech from Battle Creek, Michigan
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