This front brake pad set is just what you need to get your vehicle stopping in good order again!

Specifications:

  • Premium Posi SEMI-METALLIC Disc Brake Pads
  • 4 Piece FRONT Brake Pad Set
  • Includes shims
  • Direct replacements

This brake pad set makes a great replacement and has an excellent value over the price of dealer brake pads.

Premium Positive Molded Brake Pads Features and Benefits:

  • The very same manufacturing process the original equipment manufacturers use
  • High density friction material for long pad life
  • Less resin content virtually eliminates brake fade and glazing
  • Reduced dusting for both Ceramic and Semi-metallic materials
  • Quality multi-layered shims and pad chamfering provide smooth and quite braking
Positive Mold Technology

Improves durability and performance by allowing for even wear. Eliminates brake fade and glazing, generates less brake dust, and promotes a longer-lasting , better performing brake pad.

OE Grade Multi-Layer Shim

Reduces noise and vibration

Environmentally Compliant

Meets the Better Brake Law standards

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front
  • Brake Pad Friction Material: Semi-Metallic
  • Brake Pad Bonding Type: Premium Posi

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

Wear and Tear

This item is backed by a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under its intended use. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:45)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Inspecting the Brakes (1:12)
    • Turn the rotor by hand or turn the steering wheel to turn the rotor
    • Check for gouges on both sides of the rotor
    • Check the thickness of the brake pads
    • Check the brake pad wear indicator
  3. step : Removing the Brake Pads (1:52)
    • Unclip the ABS wiring from the wheel knuckle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 14mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Secure the brake caliper with wire ties
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
  4. step : Removing the Brake Rotor (3:34)
    • Remove the two 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull the rotor off
  5. step : Preparing the New Brake Pads and Rotors (3:48)
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Clean the brake pad slides with a wire brush
    • Apply grease to the caliper slides
    • Clean the rotor with brake parts cleaner or mineral spirits
  6. step : Installing the Caliper Bracket (5:58)
    • Put the caliper bracket back into place
    • Start the two 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 85 foot-pounds of torque
  7. step : Installing the Brake Pads (6:31)
    • Apply grease to the brake pad tabs
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Tap the pads into place with a hammer, if necessary
    • Remove the wire tie from the caliper
    • Put an old pad in the caliper
    • Use a large C-clamp and the old pad to push the pistons back
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the two 14mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the 14mm bolts to 25 foot-pounds
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (8:55)
    • Clip the ABS sensor wiring into place
    • Wipe down the rotor
    • Remove the placeholder lug nut
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  9. step : Testing the Brakes (10:01)
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Wire Brush
  • Large C-Clamp
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • Wire Ties
  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Mineral Spirits
  • White Grease

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket

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This part replaces:

  • Nakamoto MD833
Part #: 1ABPS00018

Nakamoto
Brand #: MD833

How-to Video:

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