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My rear pads and started to get very low. I was looking into replacing them, but I'm not sure if I should buy oem pads from the dealership or if I should look into an aftermarket set? I found the oem pads for $50 plus shipping and I found Posi Quiet Semi Metallic pads from KFX performence for the same price. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Plus I believe the OEMs will come with all of the shims/clips/whatever other thingies.  I'm rapidly closing in on 70,000 miles on the original pads all around, so I can't complain whatsoever about their longevity. :thumbsup:

With that said, I have a set of Wagner Thermoquiets out in the shed awaiting install when the time comes.  The price was right, front and rear pads for about $45 after rebate vs ~$100 for the OEM's from Hyundai.  They look pretty decent and I've read some alright things about them so we'll see.  Didn't come with any of the hardware though. :mellow:   
 

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Cool, thanks for the advice guys! I'll probably just go with the oem ones then. When I brought it to Hyundai they told me my rear pads were low, but they didn't mention the front pads do you think I should replace the fronts anyways?
 

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How many miles on 'em?  You can always look up the service life specs of the pads on hmaservice, they have the minimum/maximum thickness listed.  Then measure yours to see how bad they are.

I had a dealer mark up the same on an inspection report (front brakes were OK but the rears showed more wear and will need attention sooner.)  And the next inspection after that was done by a different dealer that put the actual measurements (though the accuracy is suspect, 8 mm front and rear.)  :puzzled:  That was at 58k.

I then understood why the rears might be wearing faster when I took my new pads out of the box.  The rears are tiny!  Not much material there to wear out compared to the front.  But the rears also do a lot less work....
 

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well my 4door has almost 70k miles and this is the first time I have had to service the brake pads. I drive stick so I don't use my breaks much. I know the rear brakes do less work then the front and I was wondering why the rears would go before the front, but your explanation of the small sized rear pads explains it
 
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