One leaf means the brake pads contain no asbestos or heavy metals
2015 - 2021 Dodge Charger
INTENDED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ONLY
AKEBONO PERFORMANCE® ULTRA-PREMIUM CERAMIC BRAKE PADS
Engineered to withstand even the most punishing treatment, Akebono Performance® Ultra-Premium ceramic brake pads deliver ideal stopping power in extreme conditions and are made in the USA. For performance enthusiasts, light trucks, SUVs, fleets, or law enforcement vehicles, you can count on the Akebono Performance line to safely and smoothly stop your vehicles.
MAXIMUM FRICTION FOR PEAK STOPPING POWER.
Like all Akebono brake pads, the Akebono Performance line delivers definitive control of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) and offers the ultimate upgrade for semi-metallic and low-metallic brake pads. Akebono Performance Ultra-Premium brake pads are made from a proprietary mix of unique ceramic formulations for maximum friction and rotor compatibility. You get longer rotor life and cleaner wheels with less brake dust. To assure optimum performance, distinct designs have been developed for each vehicle model, resulting in a precise fit that virtually eliminates brake squealing, groaning and vibration.
AKEBONO: THE RIGHT BRAKE PAD CHOICE FOR YOUR FLEET.
Akebono Performance Ultra-Premium brake pads are ideally suited for light trucks and SUVs that need additional braking force for challenges such as towing boats, trailers, campers and equipment. In addition, their performance engineering provides reliable stopping power, with friction formulas that are specially designed for law enforcement vehicles and any fleet that will be driven to its limits.
Performance vehicles demand even greater safety and durability in their brake pads, and Akebono delivers the peak braking control that can make all the difference. Trust the originators of Akebono Ceramic Technology® when rough roads lie ahead. Click here to find an Akebono disc brake pad dealer near you.
Performance Ultra-Premium brand products are environmentally friendly and adhere to the low copper requirements under California and Washington restrictions.
A GLOBAL LEADER IN NEXT-GENERATION CERAMIC FORMULATIONS
As innovators of ceramic brake pad technology, Akebono was the first company to manufacture a copper-free original equipment formulation on a passenger vehicle in North America. Today, we bring the next generation of true-ceramic copper-free and low-copper formulations to the aftermarket. Our expertise allowed us to avoid reintroducing ferrous metal. These ceramic formulations deliver consistent braking performance and smooth stopping power – while virtually eliminating noise and dust.
Akebono EURO® and Akebono Performance® Ultra-Premium Brake Pads have always met low-copper regulations, from the moment they went to market. Going forward, Akebono ProACT® Ultra-Premium Brake Pads will also meet low-copper requirements, with the majority of the line meeting the no-copper level-N designation, and continue to deliver outstanding overall braking performance.
CONCERNS WITH COPPER
As the brake pad wears, the copper contained in the material settles on roadways before eventually getting washed into waterways. Copper is toxic to fish and other aquatic animals. It interferes with a fish’s sense of smell, hindering their ability to avoid predators and making it difficult to return to their spawning areas.
Although other sources of copper exist (pesticides and water pipes, for example), it has been discovered that brake pads could account for up to 50 percent of the copper that enters waterways in urban areas. The Washington Better Brakes Law and the California Motor Vehicle Brake Friction Material Law aim to limit and eventually eliminate the presence of copper in brake pads.
LONG-LASTING SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Akebono has made these changes without any drop-off in longevity, performance or durability. All Akebono formulations remain true-ceramic, which is why you’ll find the same low-dust and squeal-free stopping power you’ve come to expect from Akebono Brake Pads.
LOOK FOR THE LEAVES
Two leaves mean the brake pads meet level-A requirements and contain less than 5% copper
Three leaves mean the brake pads meet level-A requirements and contain less than 0.5% copper
AKEBONO BRAKE CORPORATION DELIVERS THE ESSENCE OF BRAKING®
With more than 90 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the world’s automotive industry with advanced braking and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions.
The company’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has positioned it as a key resource for leading OEMs, Tier I brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket. Key automotive OEM customers include Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Akebono manufactures a wide range of brake friction materials and foundation brake assemblies, including disc brake calipers and drum brakes, employing the Akebono Production System (APS). This business approach features proven quality control techniques to guarantee minimal process variation in all phases of production. Embraced throughout the organization, APS enables the company to consistently achieve nearly zero defects per million parts produced.
Akebono operates R&D technical centers in the United States, Japan and France, and manufactures brake friction materials and components in 30 wholly owned or affiliated facilities worldwide. This includes two production facilities in Kentucky, one in Tennessee and one in South Carolina. All of Akebono’s operations have secured appropriate ISO/TS16949 certifications, and the company has received a number of quality and performance awards from customers.
Akebono was established in Japan in 1929, at a time when the Japanese automobile industry had only produced 400 vehicles. Since then, keeping pace with the onset of motorization, Akebono has entered the domestic and overseas markets as brake experts. Worldwide, Akebono employs over 9,000 people worldwide, with over 3,500 in North America.
Browse our line of Ultra-Premium ceramic brake pads, engineered to meet the specifications of aftermarket consumers, and learn more about the advantages we deliver for original equipment manufacturers. We think you’ll agree that Akebono truly is the Essence of Braking®. Look for an Akebono dealer near you, and get the safety, reliability and performance that only a global leader in brake products can provide.