Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
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Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)

Part No. GMKD430 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST Wearever brake pads are premium original equipment style replacement brake pads. CARQUEST Wearever Brake Pads deliver superior stopping power and feature Advance Auto Part's exclusive multi-layer SoundLock noise dampening shim for ultra-quiet braking. Backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, CARQUEST Wearever brake pads will provide the reliable stopping and performance you are looking for!

Product Features:
  • Ceramic or semi-metallic OE replacement pads deliver superior stopping power
  • Slots and chamfers match OE design for reliable performance
  • Exclusive, multi-layer SoundLock shim provides ultra-quiet braking
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Pad Material:Semi-Metallic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No
Abutment Hardware Included:Yes
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:17 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:17 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:D430

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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (3)

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3.0

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Pros

    Cons

    • Creates Poor Pedal Feel

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      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

      sure wish the point of sale clerk had reminded me I had ceramics on before I paid out.

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      4.0

      wearever brake pads

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      from auburn ma

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        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

        very easy to install

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        5.0

        i would buy this product again

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        from chicago il

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          Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

          I bought this product four months ago and they work great.

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          1.0

          Most brake dust of any pad I've ever see

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          from Atlanta, GA

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          • Easy To Install

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              Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

              I installed these pads on my 2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, along with proper shims/clips, and lubricated the slide pins. My vehicle has aluminum wheels that allow you to see the caliper/rotor.

              The brake dust produced by these over a single "fill-up" (say, 350 miles) is horrendous. I would not recommend anybody to install these pads on their vehicle, and I will probably trash them in the near future to install ceramic pads in their place. Save yourself the trouble and pay the extra few bucks for the good pads.

              If you have regular steel wheels and plastic hub-caps, you may not notice the brake dust as much. In that event, these may perform perfectly fine. They do stop the car, and I suppose that's all their intended to do.

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              5.0

              Great Pads

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              from Trenton, NJ

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                Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

                Easy to install and no squealing at all.

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                • Q:

                  I have same question as above, I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra SE. Why are the front break pads semi metallic and the rear break pads are ceramic for this product. Is it supposed to be like that?
                  Asked on 8/28/2012 by Bab from Tulsa, OK

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                    A:

                    Both semi metallic and ceramic materials can be used for either rear or front brake pads. Unfortunately, this Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Front (Part# GMKD 430) (semi metallic) for front side and this Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Rear (Part# GNAD 540) (ceramic) for rear side for your 2001 Nissan Sentra SE are available online right now. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 8/29/2012 by Rick from AAP
                • Q:

                  The Rear Brake Pads (Wearever Gold) are described as being Ceramic and the front ones as Semi-Metallic. Is that correct and if so why ceramic on rear and semi-Metallic for the front?
                  Asked on 10/4/2011 by Anonymous from Lexington,Ky

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                    A:

                    In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                    Answered on 10/6/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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