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Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear

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Wearever Silver brake shoes are quality replacement shoes at an economical price.
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Brake Drum Diameter:7.87 in
Brake Lining Material:Ceramic
Friction Material Thickness, Primary Shoe:0.197 in
Friction Material Thickness, Secondary Shoe:0.26 in
Front or Rear Brakes:Rear
Mounting Hardware Included:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Performance:No

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Wearever SilverBrake Shoe Set - Rear
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • No fade (4)
  • Decreased stopping distance (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (10)
    • Everyday driving (9)
    • Restoration (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good semi-metallic shoes at a fair price

    Good shoes at today's "competitive" prices. Nowhere near as inexpensive as they used to be though. One big thing that is missing from this product is that there really needs...Read complete review

    Good shoes at today's "competitive" prices. Nowhere near as inexpensive as they used to be though. One big thing that is missing from this product is that there really needs to be good instructions included in the box that tell the installer how to correctly install the shoes. It is critical that the longer lined shoe be installed as the rear, or "emergency/parking" brake shoe, and that the shorter lined shoe be installed to the front, or leading service brake shoe. If shoes are not installed in the correct locations, the brakes will still function, but very poorly, and could cause driver to get into an accident due to a lockup condition that is often caused when improperly installed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not good OEM fit for 96 cavalier

    The pads are OK, but needed to be modified to fit in my 1996 cavalier. With the adjusters backed all the way off, the drum was locked up. I had to grind some...Read complete review

    The pads are OK, but needed to be modified to fit in my 1996 cavalier. With the adjusters backed all the way off, the drum was locked up. I had to grind some material off of the back of the shoes in order to fit.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product agian

    By ohiokid

    from North Baltimore,Ohio

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

      great product great price

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      1.0

      to thick

      By vince

      from penndel pa 19047

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

          the wearever brake pad was to thick after adjusting the the ebrake all the way back the drum wound not fit had to take back and get the wagner brakes they were just a bit thinner and worked fine

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          4.0

          Rear brake shoe set

          By Bob

          from Lena, Wisconsin

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Level 3

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

              Rear brake shoes are in & feel good, The OEM set lasted 130,000 miles, hope these will last until the car dies. Put on about a 1,000 miles with the new set & all seems fine. Very good price for replacement shoes

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By JJ

              from FLORIDA

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              Level 4

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Performance Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

                Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                Easy to install and is made very well. Spend the extra $ and go with these instead of the cheap ones.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfict fit. easy to install

                By VW

                from Melbourne, Fl

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • No Fade
                • Perfict Fit
                • Works Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement
                  • Restoration

                  Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                  At the store, ready to pick up as listed.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  i would buy this again

                  By john

                  from freeburg,il

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                    economical

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good fit and performance for the price

                    By PJ

                    from Ridgeway, VA

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                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                      For salvaging a car that has been abused, this is the way to go. The brakes fit up good and perform well. The price is also easy on a tight budget. The down side, it is what it is. Budget friendly brakes.

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not good OEM fit for 96 cavalier

                      By Cyb

                      from virginia

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                      Level 1

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Creates Poor Pedal Feel
                        • Difficult To Install

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                          The pads are OK, but needed to be modified to fit in my 1996 cavalier. With the adjusters backed all the way off, the drum was locked up. I had to grind some material off of the back of the shoes in order to fit.

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good for the price

                          By JJ

                          from FLORIDA

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                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 4

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Driving
                            • Replacement
                            • Restoration

                            Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                            Make sure you check the holes on the brake shoes before you leave the store. I went to install and the self adjust hole where the spring was not drilled out. Took them back and exchanged them. No problem other than that

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            they work for me

                            By eric3000

                            from carol stream, IL.

                            About Me Pro delivery boy

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                            Level 1

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Wearever Silver Brake Shoe Set - Rear:

                                They work fine. Why pay more?

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                                • Q:

                                  what vehicle do these brake shoes go to
                                  Asked on 1/23/2013 by alan from United States

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    This Wearever Silver Brake Shoes - Rear - (Part No. FR553) fits for the following vehicles. 1985-1989 Buick Skyhawk, 1985-1998 Buick Skylark, 1985-1987 Buick Somerset, 1985-1988 Cadillac Cimarron, 1991-1996 Chevrolet Beretta, 1985-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 1985-1987 Chevrolet Chevette, 1985 Chevrolet Citation, 1987-1996 Chevrolet Corsica, 1992-1998 Oldsmobile Achieva, 1985-1987 Oldsmobile Calais, 1988-1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais, 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais, 1985-1988 Oldsmobile Firenza, 1985-1998 Pontiac Grand Am, 1985-1994 Pontiac Sunbird, 1995-2002 Pontiac Sunfire, 1985-1987 Pontiac T100. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                    Answered on 1/23/2013 by Max from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  You offer 2 different brake shoes for my 2002 caviler ,1 for 16.99, one for 19.99 also 2different wheel cylinders for the same price, which one do I use to fit your drums?
                                  Asked on 5/24/2012 by Anonymous

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    This Tru-Torque Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder (Part# W37677) is for Softride and non asbestos lining. The Tru-Torque Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder (Part# W37778) is for Softride and asbestos lining. The only difference between Wearever Silver Brake Shoes - Rear (Part# FR553) and Wearever Silver Brake Shoes - Rear (Part# FR636) is fitment application. Apart from your 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, this Wearever Silver Brake Shoes - Rear (Part# FR553) also fits Buick Skylark Custom(1997), Chevrolet Beretta, Beretta Z26, Oldsmobile Achieva SL, Pontiac Grand Am GT(1995,1997,1998). And all these four parts fit your 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. For further assistance please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                                    Answered on 5/25/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  So does this box include just the brakes for the back two tires? Cause I only need the ones for the back two tires.
                                  Asked on 10/3/2011 by Anonymous

                                  2 answers

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    When you purchase one box of pads/shoes, you will receive (2) two pads/shoes for the driver's side and (2) two pads/shoes for the passenger's side. There will be a total of (4) four pads/shoes for in the box.

                                    Answered on 10/4/2011 by Steve from AAP
                                  • A:

                                    yes only the rear. brake PADS in the front

                                    Answered on 4/20/2012 by tooter from north cackalaki
                                • Q:

                                  Is it safe to assume that the 7.87" shoes go with the 200mm drums and the 8.86 with the 225mm? How can you tell without pulling the shoes, is the drum marked?
                                  Asked on 9/7/2011 by Anonymous

                                  1 answer

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Yes, it is safe to assume that the 7.87" shoes go with the 200mm drums and the 8.86 with the 225mm.
                                    Yes, drums are marked.

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

                                  what do these fr553 shoes fit?
                                  Asked on 6/26/2010 by Anonymous

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    1985-1989 Buick Skyhawk
                                    1985-1998 Buick Skylark
                                    1985-1987 Buick Somerset
                                    1985-1988 Cadillac Cimarron
                                    1991-1996 Chevrolet Beretta
                                    1985-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
                                    1985-1987 Chevrolet Chevette
                                    1985 Chevrolet Citation
                                    1987-1996 Chevrolet Corsica
                                    1992-1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
                                    1985-1987 Oldsmobile Calais
                                    1988-1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
                                    1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
                                    1985-1988 Oldsmobile Firenza
                                    1985-1998 Pontiac Grand Am
                                    1985-1994 PontiacSunbird
                                    1995-2002 Pontiac Sunfire
                                    1985-1987 Pontiac T100

                                    Answered on 6/30/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  how many brake shoes to a box
                                  Asked on 6/6/2010 by john from rochelle,il.

                                  1 answer

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                                    A:

                                    This set contains four brake shoes.

                                    Answered on 6/7/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  How many shoes come to a box?
                                  Asked on 2/23/2010 by Doug from Ames, IA

                                  2 answers

                                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                                    A:

                                    Four brake shoes come in a box. Two for the front, two for the left.

                                    Answered on 2/24/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                  • A:

                                    a set for each side.

                                    Answered on 4/9/2010 by ruckle from t town
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