Re: 2010-2012 Range Rover S/C - Brake Pad Life & Suggestions
I heard back from customer service at Akebono this morning... Here is what they say:interesting let me know what u discover regarding the akes. if its so, ill stick to hawk ceramics - ebc ceramics prob worth trying but i haven't mustered up the courage given a bad experience i had a long time ago with ebc.
So essentially, Akebono is not tooled up to produce such massive brake pads and there is also very little demand for RR S/C pads in general. Bummer, but it makes sense.Akebono Customer Service said:Thank you for your inquiry on our brake pads. I have spoken with our Tech Team on your question. Unfortunately, the pads you mention, EUR1479(A) are for aconventional Range Rover and since yours has the Brembo caliper they will notfit your vehicle. Due to the size required we do not have the machines tomake pads that large as well as our other requirement of vehicle demands.Sorry that we are unable to assist you
Front vs rear
Is this the difference between Hawk Ceramic (Front) vs Akebono (Rear). Hard to say if its really a pad difference or simply the fact that the Front brakes do more work.
I did some research on that P/N. It looks like the Ceramic pad P/N is 573343JC... but it is sold for the 4.4L Turbo Diesel but not the Supercharged. As such, it is not really an available part in the United States. It also does not appear to have the proper provision for the brake pad wear sensor probably because the sensors were not equipped in the markets where the 4.4 TD was sold.