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View Poll Results: Which pads for 2007 VUE?
Akebono Pro-ACT 0 0%
Wagner ThermoQuiet 1 50.00%
Bendix CT-3 0 0%
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default "Abutment Clip Kit" with some front pad sets

What exactly is the "abutment clip kit" that comes with some front pad sets for the 2002-2007 VUE?

I'm considering between Bendix CT-3, Akebono Pro-ACT, and Wager ThermoQuiet pads for our VUE. The Bendix and Wagner pad sets both seem to include that additional hardware, whereas the Akebono set does not.

Why would some need/include that hardware and others not?

While we're on the subject, what do you guys think of Bendix CT-3 vs. Akebono Pro-ACT vs. Wager ThermoQuiet?

Cost isn't a real factor because I can get them all for about the same price. The advantage of Akebono and Wager is that I can get them locally at AAP whereas I'd have to order the Bendix online. It appears as if Akebono is the OEM supplier.

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Old 04-26-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: "Abutment Clip Kit" with some front pad sets

Some kits include shims to keep squealing down or some do not.

I personally love Wagner Thermoquiets. I'd put them on anything that needs pads.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: "Abutment Clip Kit" with some front pad sets

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Some kits include shims to keep squealing down or some do not.

I personally love Wagner Thermoquiets. I'd put them on anything that needs pads.
Agreed. Currently running Thermoquiets on both of our Redlines and couldn't be happier. They stop on a dime and they are very quiet. They also have pretty minimal dust, which is a huge plus in my book.

If you end up going with the Wagners or Akebonos from AAP, don't forget to check for online coupon codes before you place your order. I religiously check retailmenot when I need to order from Advance because you can usually get $30 to $50 off an order, which usually brings the prices down closer to Internet prices from places like rockauto.com, but you get the convenience and satisfaction of picking up your items the same day in store.

The best ones right now seem to be "BIG30", which gives you $30 off an order of $75 or more, or "RETMENOT123", which gives you $10 off $30, $20 off $50, or $30 off $100.

Just an FYI

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: "Abutment Clip Kit" with some front pad sets

I ended up with a $50 coupon with Advance on my last order. It has to be used on $100 or more, but I feel that shouldn't be a problem.

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