ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
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Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)

Part No. QC976 Warranty Details  

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ThermoQuiet NAO ceramic brake pad set.

Product Features:
  • Wagner ThermoQuiet NAO Disc Pad
  • IMI sound insulator - "one-piece design"
  • Wagner EDGE laser-shaped friction
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Abutment Hardware Included:Yes
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:0.666 in
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:0.666 in
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:7877-D976
Pad Material:Ceramic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No

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WagnerThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (18)
  • Decreased stopping distance (10)
  • No fade (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (22)
  • Replacement (13)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Pads for My Tacoma

Considerable improvement over my stock pads. Pedal feels a little spongy afterward but I did not replace brake fluid and my truck is now 5 years old. I believe spongy feeling is coming from...Read complete review

Considerable improvement over my stock pads. Pedal feels a little spongy afterward but I did not replace brake fluid and my truck is now 5 years old. I believe spongy feeling is coming from fluid or possible bleed nesc. Install was easy. I did have my rotors machined as it was recommended by a friend. That made the install process more time consuming as I needed to remove the caliper and rotors. My stock pads had shims so it was also time consuming to clean and install these with the new pads. Some claim they no longer needed their shims but I did not notice a difference in the pad base thickness so I reinstalled my shims. The pads are quiet and I can notice an increase in stopping power which I had hoped for because I had recently lifted my truck and increased my tire size by two sizes and felt I needed more stopping power because of the increased rotating mass.
I would recommend these pads for daily driver and occasional off road use. Seem to be quiet and low dust. I've put about 700 miles on since my install and before this review was written.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quiet, nothing special

Replacing the originals @ 63K miles and resurfacing the rotors to remove glazing. I would sugg. replace with original equipment to retain the quick stoppping power and responsive pedal. Got a good deal...Read complete review

Replacing the originals @ 63K miles and resurfacing the rotors to remove glazing. I would sugg. replace with original equipment to retain the quick stoppping power and responsive pedal. Got a good deal with the 20% off and most of the time I'm good with Wagner products, but these are just not as good as OEM Toyota.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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1.0

Would not buy again

By 

from Chelsea, AL

Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

I installed these on my Tundra. Used disc brake quiet on the back of the pads. Installed like every other set of pads I have installed since 2004. Even pulled one side back out and retreated with disc brake quiet. The noise just gets worse and worse.

Shims won't fit because of the raised portion on the back side of pad.

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5.0

Great brakes!

By 

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

Installation was quick and easy. Brakes stop well and will hopefully reduce dust.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality pads

By 

from WI

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Nice Quiet Braking
  • No Fade

Cons

  • Some Hardware Missing

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

Was concerned about braking because of beveled edges but not a problem.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

WRONG PART

By 

from Rock Hill, SC

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

I will not order anything from you folks on line.
Both parts I ordered was wrong. I ended up having to go to car quest to get the parts I needed.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

They Stop

By 

from nh

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer
Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Decreased Stopping Distance
  • Easy To Install
  • Fair price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

    Quality product at a fair price.

    (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best

    By 

    from Bensalem, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Decreased Stopping Distance
    • Lightweight
    • No Fade
    • Quiet braking
    • Smooth Stopping

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

      Before this purchase I used to change the brakes at the dealership. Not only the cost was so high, the brake never felt really good. Last time I went to change the brakes at the dealership was in November 2012. The brakes failed on me on July 12th and I went to get the brakes from Advance Auto Parts. The friendly staff members took care my needs and I put the brakes into my 2007 4Runner. Now I am a happy customer of Advance Auto Parts and I recommend Advance Auto Parts to all those who are looking for the best parts for the lowest price possible.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      better than stock pads for less price

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Decreased Stopping Distance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

        I was very hesitant to buy these instead of going with stock or another aftermarket upgrade. I'm so glad that I did. They are quiet and bite really good.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I will buy this product again

        By 

        from South Carolina

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

          Worked as well as factory pads. No problems as of yet.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quiet and Great deal!

          By 

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Decreased Stopping Distance
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

            East install. Quiet and the price is great!

            (10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Quiet, nothing special

            By 

            from Sugar Land, TX

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Quiet Less Dust

            Cons

            • Creates Poor Pedal Feel

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

            Replacing the originals @ 63K miles and resurfacing the rotors to remove glazing. I would sugg. replace with original equipment to retain the quick stoppping power and responsive pedal. Got a good deal with the 20% off and most of the time I'm good with Wagner products, but these are just not as good as OEM Toyota.

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            5 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              How much does it weight?
              Asked on 1/30/2013 by babs from United States

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The weight of the Wagner ThermoQuiet® Brake Pads - Front part# QC976 is 4.6 lbs. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our technicians would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 1/30/2013 by Morgan from AAP
            • Q:

              I installed these pads and now when I back up, there is a loud squealing noise from the brakes; however, this only happens when I back up
              Asked on 12/16/2012 by Tiger from Baton Rouge, LA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The squeaking noise may come because of incorrect installation, brake dust, fail of universal joint and even a rotor. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. 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 12/17/2012 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this the price($56.00) for both front wheels? The pictures display four pads. Please resopond. Thanks.
              Asked on 12/4/2012 by Trav from Cambridge

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes, this Wagner ThermoQuiet® Brake Pads - Front -(Part No. QC976) is sold four per pack, which is for both front wheels (two per wheel). For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 12/5/2012 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              Do I have to purchase a lubricant or quieting product to apply to the pads to help reduce noise
              Asked on 11/23/2012 by JC from Princeton, WV

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes, you can lubricate the backside of the pads (Wagner ThermoQuiet® Brake Pads - Front - Part No. QC976) with a lubricant like CRC Synthetic Brake and Caliper Grease - Part No. 05352. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 11/23/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
            • Q:

              WHAT HARDWARE COMES WITH THE PADS?
              Asked on 9/16/2010 by DAVE from MILWAUKEE

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                These don't come with any of the break hardware.

                Answered on 9/16/2010 by Mike from AAP
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