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  1. Parts For Sale
    Ordered them because when I was getting my new tires put on the shop said they should be replaced. Stupid me not checking them myself and I went ahead and ordered the parts from ecs tuning...turns out my rear brakes are just fine. Idiots. Oh well. Only looking for $100. Located in Western CT...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installing new rotors and Akebono pads all the way around on a 98 passat. Maybe it's late but I am not understanding the instructions provided. Both pads have insulators and are already pre-attached with some type of adhesive. I tried to lift the tabbed one, it's stuck on there. Neither...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A while back, I replaced the corroding front rotors on my 158k V6. The biggest difference I've noticed is that braking under wet conditions is improved since I don't feel that floating feeling as the rotors dry when brakes are first applied. I can't say it stops quicker but when the brakes are...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anyone have any experience with Akebono ProAct or Euro ceramic pads?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for opinions on the Akebono pads and also wondering which ones I need....? I am looking at the ones in the link below, and I see they have 3 different fronts and 1 rear. I just bought Brembo rotors and am looking for pads with little/no brake dust...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone in "W8" club tried to run front brakes with Akebono Euro ceramics pads? Any comments? Perhaps someone (long shot but I thought I'd try to ask) has run both PBR Ultimates and Akebono Euro and could compare them? I have Ultimates right now, like them a lot. They SCREAMED at me at first for...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Rear brake pads are about gone(35K). I was about to buy some PBR Deluxe Plus pads until my Indy mechanic told me that they have had some noise issues with the PBRs. Virtually no dust, but that is because they are hard as hell. He recommended the Akebono ceramic pads. Anyone tried them? How much...
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