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Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! #5327778 01/20/20 11:23 AM
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Decided to share some pictures of Autozone's Duralast Max DGC1391. These are common rear pads on Toyota/Lexus van and suv. The pads comes with nitrile rubber shims to eliminate noise, brake hardware, pack of grease and are Made in India. Picked these up for a steal price and comes with lifetime warranty so I figured I give them a try.

I looked up the AMECA edge marking code on the shim - "DB 8572 FF" and it came back to Roulunds Braking ApS as the manufacturer. They are also the manufacturer of Advance Auto Parts platinum pads and probably a few other auto parts store house brands.

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Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327785 01/20/20 11:31 AM
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Also for comparison, photo compared to Akebono Pads in the same pad size. The Duralast Max has no chamfered edges and more surface area compared to the Akebono.

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And link to AMECA Edge Codes in case you wanted to know who manufacturers your brake pads smile
AMECA List of Friction Edge Codes, DEC. 2019

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Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327786 01/20/20 11:32 AM
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Whats the price difference compared to the Akebonos?

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327792 01/20/20 11:34 AM
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Is Made in India better than Made in China? I like Indian food as much as Chinese food. What a conundrum.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327800 01/20/20 11:40 AM
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I have these pads on my 240sx, I am very happy with them, they work well.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: atikovi] #5327803 01/20/20 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Is Made in India better than Made in China?

Yes. No.

Both countries are more than capable of making high quality parts.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327804 01/20/20 11:42 AM
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And good food.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: JHZR2] #5327805 01/20/20 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by JHZR2
Whats the price difference compared to the Akebonos?


Akebono ACT1391 go for around $49 on Amazon and Rockauto as of now. These were $31.99 originally. I paid $24.99+tax after the $7 off $30 coupon on these at Autozone so about a $20 difference. I ended up picking up both front and rear sets for <$30/set - with Lifetime Warranty.

Not sure if they are phasing out the Max line or switching suppliers, but prices on the MAX were cheaper than the Duralast Gold. They may be on clearance I suppose. The prices online are also not accurate. I have been monitoring them since the beginning of the new year and they have doubled back now to $57.99 but if you call the store, I verified it was the same closeout price I initially saw at the beginning of the year which was $31.99.


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Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: hallstevenson] #5327840 01/20/20 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by atikovi
Is Made in India better than Made in China?

Yes. No.

Both countries are more than capable of making high quality parts.

And Roulunds has been making friction for a long time - they are an OEM to Volvo and Saab. They were known as Dan-Block and made their pads in Denmark where they are headquartered.

Roulunds is a MAT brand - they also own the rights to the Bendix Brakes brand from Honeywell/Garrett. All of those are made in China or India now.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327889 01/20/20 01:43 PM
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Installed a set of Jurids made in India today with very very similar packaging. Also a Honeywell company.


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Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: Audios] #5327925 01/20/20 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Audios
Installed a set of Jurids made in India today with very very similar packaging. Also a Honeywell company.

Honeywell sold a good bit of their friction business to Federal-Mogul/Tenneco recently - they still are involved with Bendix Mintex in Australia. Only the Bendix name in the US/Canada/Mexico has been licensed out to MAT.

Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: NASTI] #5327932 01/20/20 02:22 PM
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Well come on people, they are Official Nascar Brakes, it says right on the box. Why wouldent you want race car brakes.


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Re: Duralast Max Ceramic Pads Photos! [Re: JHZR2] #5327975 01/20/20 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JHZR2
Whats the price difference compared to the Akebonos?
Obviously can't say for all applications however for my last Akebono ProAct ACT787 Ultra Premium, current ~$41 Amazon shipped price. The Akebono Performance Ceramic ASP787 Rock Auto price before shipping ~$57-59 depending on if hardware included. Amazon price shipped no hardware, ~$69. I'm assuming topic pads equivalent to the Performance Ceramic. I'm seeing AZ price of ~$56 for DCG787 including hardware.

The Akebono ProAct Ultra Premium always have been fine for me, I'd consider myself an average driver.

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The chamfers are for noise. Yes, the Autozone pad may have more surface area but the lack of chamfers will increase the possibility of noise.


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Originally Posted by The Critic
The chamfers are for noise. Yes, the Autozone pad may have more surface area but the lack of chamfers will increase the possibility of noise.


This. I pad slapped a set for a customer. He brought them in for all corners. Said they were squeaky pads at initial bite and when coming to a dead stop. He couldn't stand it and we replaced them out a month later for regular Golds.


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