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

Part No. GMKD898 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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Abutment Hardware Included:Yes
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:15.8 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:15.8 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Rear
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:D898
Pad Material:Semi-Metallic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No

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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Rear (4-Pad Set)
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good pads

Easy to install brake pads. Took about 1.5 hours to change out both sides including raising the truck and bleed. I have only had them on my truck for a day, but no...Read complete review

Easy to install brake pads. Took about 1.5 hours to change out both sides including raising the truck and bleed. I have only had them on my truck for a day, but no noticeable dust or noise. I am not a hard braker, so I should be able to get many years of driving from these pads. During my test drive to verify that my brakes are properly bled, the resistance of the brakes is actually better than before the replacement of the pads. I do not have to work so hard on stopping the vehicle. Overall, I think these are some great pads for the cost. I do not suggest purchasing the Silver pads; Silver pads produce noise and lots of dust. Go Gold, Ceramic, Platinum, or ThermaQuiet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

WRONG PART!!!

The part numbers on the box and the pick ticket I printed off my order confirmation email all matched so there was no fault with any employee at the online store or my local Advance...Read complete review

The part numbers on the box and the pick ticket I printed off my order confirmation email all matched so there was no fault with any employee at the online store or my local Advance Auto Parts branch involved. The problem appears to be that the Wearever Gold part specs were wrong. I returned the parts to my local branch and the associate there was very helpful. He crossed my application sucessfully to a Wagoner part that matched my old OEM part (I brought it with me to make sure it matched this time!). I am happy overall with the outcome. Still havent received my $50 coupon though!!!

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2.0

Poor Fit

By 

from Bethlehem, Pa.

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3 or more reviews submitted

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

Overall length to large to fit into mount. Needed to file out the ends to make them usable.

Pads look good - time will tell the story on durability.

Used on 2003 Ram 1500.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good pads

By 

from New Bern, NC

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

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

    Easy to install brake pads. Took about 1.5 hours to change out both sides including raising the truck and bleed. I have only had them on my truck for a day, but no noticeable dust or noise. I am not a hard braker, so I should be able to get many years of driving from these pads. During my test drive to verify that my brakes are properly bled, the resistance of the brakes is actually better than before the replacement of the pads. I do not have to work so hard on stopping the vehicle. Overall, I think these are some great pads for the cost. I do not suggest purchasing the Silver pads; Silver pads produce noise and lots of dust. Go Gold, Ceramic, Platinum, or ThermaQuiet.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good and semi easy to install

    By 

    from Arkansas

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Decreased Stopping Distance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

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

    once installed great brakes. I had some difficulty to install but all together great braking.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    brakes pad/ Wearever GOLD

    By 

    from Liberty

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Great Stopping Power

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

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

    after putting the brakes the truck drove really great. such greta stopping power . no jurking when appying the brake pedal to begin stopping .. such a great product and a really good price..

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    WRONG PART!!!

    By 

    from Waco, TX

    About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good construction

    Cons

    • Wrong part

    Best Uses

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

      The part numbers on the box and the pick ticket I printed off my order confirmation email all matched so there was no fault with any employee at the online store or my local Advance Auto Parts branch involved. The problem appears to be that the Wearever Gold part specs were wrong. I returned the parts to my local branch and the associate there was very helpful. He crossed my application sucessfully to a Wagoner part that matched my old OEM part (I brought it with me to make sure it matched this time!). I am happy overall with the outcome. Still havent received my $50 coupon though!!!

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      These are the wrong pads!!!

      By 

      from Scituate, RI

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

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

          These are not the correct rear pads for all Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4x4 Pickups! My truck required the Wearever GMKD702 and not the GMKD898.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy again

          By 

          from Ware, MA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Decreased Stopping Distance
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Racing
            • Replacement
            • Restoration

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

            These pads were super easy to replace. I replaced the whole truck at one time and with very limited tools. The product is great, very light weight from what I remember break pads to be. The only problem that I had was that they did not come with new guide clips. If I had known I would have bought them also. Pads I bought in the pas came with them and I did not think twice about even checking the box. Live and learn. Any way the job took about 2 hours to do all 4 and saved about $300 doing it myself. I would buy again and will do so very soon.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Did it myself

            By 

            from PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

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

            This product was easy to install.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            WORKED WELL

            By 

            from KARNS CITY PA

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

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

              WORKED WELL

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver

              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              big bucks for small pads

              By 

              from upstate ny

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Fades Under Hard Braking

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

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

              seems like a lot of $ for small regular semi metalic pads

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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              4 Questions | 5 Answers
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              • Q:

                does the caliper piston have to be twisted(with a brake caliper tool) back into itself on a 2009 Ram rear caliper or is it just pressed back?
                Asked on 5/31/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Using a C clamp or similar tool, you will have to press the piston back into the caliper. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 6/1/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                do I need 1 or 2 boxes for a single vehicle?
                Asked on 8/29/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  The kit contains brake pads for both Rear passenger side and driver side.

                  Answered on 8/29/2011 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                Do you need a special tool to change the rear pads out when you compress the caliper back in on a 2007 dodge ram?
                Asked on 8/10/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  No, special tools are not required. It can be done with the replacement tools.

                  Answered on 8/11/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                do these have wear indicators? and the difference from the gold and silver explained would be nice also
                Asked on 10/11/2009 by Anonymous from FL

                2 answers

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  The Wearever Gold Rear Brake Pads/Shoes come with wear indicators. The difference between the gold and the silver is the material the brake pads/shoes are made of. For more information you can contact us at 1-877-ADVANCE or visit www.advanceautoparts.com

                  Answered on 10/12/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  yes they have indicators...not much difference between the silver and gold...just the $

                  Answered on 12/12/2009 by mtsvenice from upstate ny
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