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 #9299  by alarman
 Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:36 pm
Just wondering if anyone has replaced their brakes yet? My car has almost 30k miles on it and they are getting low. Any feelings on OEM vs. aftermarket? Or does any recommendation on quality aftermarket brake pads?
 #9302  by Ronzuki
 Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:43 pm
The Kiz's brakes are manufactured by Akebono (sp?). I have seen them at one of the chain stores (Autozone, Pep Boys, Advanced Auto) I forget which one I stumbled across that had them. Call around and ask for them by name.....somebody has them.
 #9533  by alarman
 Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:13 pm
I checked with my local dealership and found out the rear brake pads list for $209.00 and the fronts $165.00 plus labor to install them. I have no idea what they are made from but that is quite a bit for brake pads. I know dealerships are a little higher price but I like OEM. Guess its going to be aftermarket for my brakes.
 #9603  by Triggerhappy
 Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:08 pm
That's way too much for Akebono brake pads, they should cost about $60. You can save money by installing the pads yourself. I cross referenced the pads from other manufacturers and the Kizashi's front brakes are similar to the Nissan Maxima, Rouge, and Sentra. Akebono makes the ACT1338 for the Nissans which might fit our Kizashi.
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 #9689  by alarman
 Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:41 pm
I was on the same site looking and the prices look good. I don't know alot about the cross-drilled/slotted or dimpled/slotted. I heard they cause the pads to wear faster is this true?
 #9763  by WESHOOT2
 Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:29 pm
I had slotted Brembo rotors (stock Subaru pads) on the front of my 2007 Impreza. 'Bite' and braking force were noticeably increased, and no notice was made of increased pad wear, or noise, or dust, or any other detriment.

I'm going to go with the 'dimpled'/slotted when my Kizashi needs new whoa, because I'm hoping the increased surface area of the dimpling enhances fade resistance.
The slots wipe off gasing that occurs between rotor and pad, increasing braking bite.
 #32746  by BxKizashiS
 Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:09 pm
Stage 2 ebc slotted rotors with green stuff pads on mine :-)
 #32815  by KuroNekko
 Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:10 pm
I'm going with Akebonos again once my OE pads wear out. However, I will try the Euro pads instead of the OE which I believe are the ProACTs.
The Euros are said to be superior though I usually see them listed around the same price as the ProACTs.
I like Akebono pads because they bite decently yet don't have much brake dust. No doubt that there are more aggressive and sport-oriented pads, but many eat up the rotor fast and blacken the wheels fast from brake dust. That was the case with Hawk HPS pads I once tried on my Impreza.
Given I don't really use my brakes aggressively, I'm going to stick with the Akebonos.
 #35523  by koii25
 Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:45 pm
Triggerhappy wrote:That's way too much for Akebono brake pads, they should cost about $60. You can save money by installing the pads yourself. I cross referenced the pads from other manufacturers and the Kizashi's front brakes are similar to the Nissan Maxima, Rouge, and Sentra. Akebono makes the ACT1338 for the Nissans which might fit our Kizashi.


yes. nissan's maxima front brake pad will fit. i just replace mine with 2010 maxima front pad. the rear pad i picked up at honda dealer was 2000 civic si. they all the same.
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