Thanks Skirmich. I see Akebono has something called Pro-ACT®️ Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pads for Acuras. What do you think of the Akebono products?
Akebono = OEM
I would use something in the lines of:
EBC "Green Stuff" (Way Better than OEM Pad)
part number: DP61801 for Front Set, DP61802 for Rear Set
These are recommended for Upgrading your OEM Pads to something better, I had really good experience using EBC Brake Pads specially the Red (Performance Street Pad), Yellow Stuffs (Track Pad).. The Green Stuff is their +OEM Type material so they should work really well against all the Akebono Series, These pads will have good initial bite, great fade resistance, almost zero dust and zero noise, They will however brake fade under serious use.
They also make the Front Pads in their "EBC Green Supreme" formula which is made specifically for HD, Heavy GVW Rating SUVs and Trucks.. They are even more expensive but should outperform almost everything you can buy that isn´t a Track Specific Pad, These pads will resist fade a lot more than the Green Stuff and thus why they are only made for the Front Brakes which are what do the most braking..
The part number is DP71801 for the Fronts Only! You use normal DP61802 Green Stuffs for the Rears.
Going to the ultimate upgrade: The "Yellow Stuffs" which is a Track Oriented Pad... Now I only advise you to use these pads if you know what you are doing, These pads are INCREDIBLY aggressive and should make the ABS Kick In even on the lightest tap, They resist fade like anything else I used before, In fact I have never felt brake fade on the Yellow Stuffs even on the most hardcore Touge Sessions I made going downhill. They also have an amazing bite felt on the very initial brake pedal travel. I used these pads on my TL-S with great results, I expect them to work the same on the MDX.
The serious drawbacks of the Yellow Stuffs are: They leave TONS of Dust I kid you not you will clean your wheels on a daily basis, They don't work well in Cold as in when you first start to drive, They are very noisy when cold and are hard to get to temperature, The worst? They last very little (I eat through a set just Daily Driving it in 6 months, They are clearly designed to be Race Pads only) and will eat through your rotor very quickly. For your money I don't recommend these pads unless you want the best stopping power your money can afford.. Front set are: DP41801R, Rear set are: DP41802R
Those are my thoughts on Brake Pads...
Note: Double Check part number Fitment before you Buy.