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Strictly speaking, brake pads don't stop the wheels, the discs rotors do, by dissipating kinetic energy as heat, and the tires stop the vehicle. Rear brakes provide much less than 1/3 the braking effect. That makes the front tires, not rear pads, the limiting factor in hard braking.

Since all brake pads are made from a material that conducts heat poorly, rear pad material that doesn't chew up the rotor has more effect on pad life than on stopping power.

If you want to use an aftermarket rear pad set, look up the ceramic pads available from major manufacturers on a couple of autoparts sites, add $10 for the other parts that Honda has included in its ceramic pad kit price ($56 incl S/H from H and A).
 
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