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Old 04-08-2015, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by malahhaor View Post
Interesting, I had those on my MB S550 and regretted getting them. The car could not lock the wheels if life depended on it. Very linear response in brake feel but ultimately overall stopping power and bite was probably half of OEM pads. For regular driving was fine if you start applying brakes a tad earlier, but if you had to do a panic stop, it was scary.
My wife's CLS500 also has these pads and aren't as bad as my S class was, but still the bite and stopping is not as good as it can be. Both cars had new rotors and brake fluid...
So i'm not even considering them for the Porsche.
This doesn't sound right. Like the above poster said, ABS shouldn't let you "lock the wheels" under any circumstances. Does slamming the pedal down trigger any abs pulsations (usually towards the last bit of braking)?

If not, you have a bigger issue than brake pads. Ceramic pads can have different feel and fade properties than what you're used to, but any brake pad can handle a single panic stop with no drama and very minimal stopping distance differences.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:31 PM
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Yes ABS worked fine. No issues before the brake job. After the pads and new rotors slamming on brakes at 30mph would just slow the car down rapidly but not produce a single chirp out of tires. I could get the brake pedal all the way in to the floor and thats with good brake fluid. With OEM it would have easily locked the wheels and gotten a few tire squeals and stop faster (yes, with ABS pumping) while pedal being down a fraction of the distance.
Dont know what it could have been, perhaps pads didnt like the rotors, i'll never know. Wifes car same setup and not as good as oem but not nearly as bad as my S class. perhaps because S was so heavy.

In any case, i traded the land yacht for a carrera

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Old 04-08-2015, 08:26 PM
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I have these, and discovered the hole for the wear sensor is not perfect. My sensor triggered again in the front after only a few months, even though there was plenty of pad left. The front sensors are now tied up, but the backs still fit well. Not a big deal, but I was surprised when I got the wear light so soon. I think I'll try Hawks next time.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:56 PM
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Real enthusiast don't need no stinkin wear sensors. I zip tie mine out of the way.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by alpine003 View Post
Real enthusiast don't need no stinkin wear sensors. I zip tie mine out of the way.
I know...I know...
But my wife drives the 996 whilst I'm out flying for days at a time. That sensor turned on a light, which my wife reported...

...and I paid for and fixed, as usual.

Without a light, my wife would carve the rotors into barbed wire before she would notice.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TSMacNeil View Post
I know...I know...
But my wife drives the 996 whilst I'm out flying for days at a time. That sensor turned on a light, which my wife reported...

...and I paid for and fixed, as usual.

Without a light, my wife would carve the rotors into barbed wire before she would notice.
I had akebonos on the front of my e46 bmw for 30k miles. Put textar on rear at same time - new Zimmerman rotors. Fronts still look like new - very light dust- rears are almost worn again now. Yes , cold bite is not as good as textar - but in normal driving they are fine. Not sure how they would do at the track however . No complaints on my textars on my 996 at laguna seca - but ok - I wasn't pushing it like a gt3 ...
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by targa996 View Post
I had akebonos on the front of my e46 bmw for 30k miles. Put textar on rear at same time - new Zimmerman rotors. Fronts still look like new - very light dust- rears are almost worn again now. Yes , cold bite is not as good as textar - but in normal driving they are fine. Not sure how they would do at the track however . No complaints on my textars on my 996 at laguna seca - but ok - I wasn't pushing it like a gt3 ...
Generally the Akebono's will sacrifice a bit of initial cold bite and give a more linear response in favor of improved fade resistance. Textars generally seem to be the opposite on BMW's. On Porsches though the stock Textars actually do pretty good against fade resistance but still emit a lot of black dust.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:24 PM
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I'll say this about the Akebonos- I cleaned the wheels really well when I installed them 3 weeks ago. Still look just as clean, almost no dust after 250 miles of city driving.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:52 PM
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:15 PM
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Anyone have any idea how long these should last for? I sometimes hear a little bit of a grinding noise when I come to a stop sign. My OE's lasted 76,000 miles, I have 54,000 miles on these.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DK570 View Post
Anyone have any idea how long these should last for? I sometimes hear a little bit of a grinding noise when I come to a stop sign. My OE's lasted 76,000 miles, I have 54,000 miles on these.
Did you change your rotors last brake job?

Akebono's are great, we use them often here at my shop.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Did you change your rotors last brake job?

Akebono's are great, we use them often here at my shop.
Yep, I changed my rotors last time. I could feel a pretty big lip on them. The lip I feel now doesn't feel as big.
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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I put them on myself and very happy, especially with how clean the wheels are staying!!
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Default Rear Pads

I'm okay with the front pads but every time I put in EUR917 it says "doesn't fit your car". I have a 2003 base model Cabriolet. This has happened on three different sites. What do I need for the rear?

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Akebono EUR917 for front $63.49 on ebay

Akebono EUR738 for rear $70.69 on ebay
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