I put the Akebono ceramic pads on when my stockers died. Best move I ever made. The front rotors had to be turned, but were reusable. Next time, I'll need new ones. Other ceramics are the EBC (which I found to be out of stock most places I tried to buy them) or the Hawk pads. I'd highly recommend them over the semi-mets.... if you value your rotors that is.