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So I replaced my front pads with Wagner QC pads, turned the rotors and although the stopping power is great the noise increase is very annoying.

Has anyone replaced their pads with aftermarket pads and had this similar situation?

Its to the point I'm thinking about either OEM pads or getting new rotors.

I have been using Wagner QC pads for a long time and never heard this from them. Not sure if its the rotor material being slightly different and the pads and rotors just aren't the best combo.

I actually had Ankebono pads and they were really loud, so i witched to Wagners

I went aftermarket cause OEM pads were $65 and I never spend that much on pads and the aftermarket pads do increase stopping power but.....not sure if the increase in noise is worth it.

Anyone take off the rear rotors yet?
 

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Well I purchased car used (15k miles) and although the pads had the thickness the rotors were pitting and faded. After a week of driving you could see uneven wear on the rotor. I was told the car sat in the lot for a long time so I figured the pads and rotor had weathered.

I knew pads and rotor turn is a simple fix. $20 rotor turn, $35 pads, smooth on breaking now but the noise.

The rear pass. side has three deep grooves and before they get worse would like to have them turned and pads replaced.

If I let the grooves go too deep they won't turn the rotors and that would mean I have to replace them.

On other cars changing brakes is a simple task and not expensive compared to the repairs

I want to do the rear pads too but its not straight forward on getting the rear caliper bracket off. It seems there is what i think is a control arm bar that has to be disconnected on one side to gain access to the caliper bracket bolt. I have never had to remove a piece like that to gain access to the bolt and dont want to detach a piece and mess any alignment or something up, so i though ask before attempting the rear pads.
 
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