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

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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:No
Friction Material Composition:Semi-Met
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:15.7 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:15.7 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Rear
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:No
Performance Pads:No

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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Rear (4-Pad Set)
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Decreased stopping distance (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (4)
  • Replacement (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pads

By 

from Acworth, GA

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Pros

  • Decreased Stopping Distance
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • No Fade

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

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

    Little more brake dust than I would like. Cant complain to much for the great price though.

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    5.0

    good replacements

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    from columbus, oh

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    Pros

    • Decreased Stopping Distance
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      good brakes

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      fine but noisy

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      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        This pads were for the rear of an 05 Mazda3 Hatchback, everything fit fine but had lots of noise with brakes "off" from one side. I had replaced the rotors at the same time. I swapped the rotors from side-to-side the noise stayed on the same side, and noticed the pads appeared to be rubbing on the inner section of the rotors (on both sides), anyway I put the pads back in and used some "stop squeal" on the back of the pads - this helped quite a bit, it didn't stop it but as the pads have broke in it appears to be getting better. Note, compared to the original pads these pads did not have a "spring" on the back of the pad, which may have helped with the noisy issue on the OEM pads, but I am not sure.

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        5.0

        Don't get the cheaper ones!

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        from Knoxville, TN

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        Pros

        • Decreased Stopping Distance
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

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

          I had previously installed the Silver brake pads, but they were grabbing and glazing the rotors. I swapped with these and it was an immediate improvement.

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          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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          • Q:

            Do these come with clips?
            Asked on 6/8/2012 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              This Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Rear - part# GMKD 973 is for rear and includes only the shims. For any further assistance, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

              Answered on 6/10/2012 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            On the back side of two pads there are springs. which side of the caliper does the pad with the spring go?
            Asked on 9/2/2011 by Ron from Manchester, NH

            1 answer

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              A:

              To remove the old pads you will need to remove the plastic cover on the backside of the caliper which allows you to see the anti-rattle spring and a small retaining pin that passes through the cast hydraulic caliper housing. The retaining pin goes through a hole in the brake pad backing and keeps it in place.

              Answered on 9/7/2011 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            are there enough parts for one axle or just one wheel?
            Asked on 7/24/2010 by Pat

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              A:

              This will cover both the left and right wheel.

              Answered on 7/25/2010 by Mike from AAP
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