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This is the first time I will be changing the 06 Mazda 3i rear brake pads for my fiance and I've only changed my '00 Mustang and '03 Cobra brake pads. Anyways, I noticed that some pads come w/ a clip while another does not. I checked www.rockauto.com and they gave me numerous rear brake pad brands and part# and a couple of pics where 2 rear brake pads are not the same (one having a clip on top while the other brand/part# does not). Anyways, can anyone steer me to the correct part#? Here's the link: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php
 

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The rear Hawk HPS pads I ordered from streetunit actually came with both the top spring and clips.

I e-mailed Hawk and they said they made a change and are now including both sets of hardware in the 478 part number. It may be a new revision to the part number, so depending on where you order it, they may have an older revision in stock.

That linked thread has a couple pictures I put up of the rear pad and the box it came in for part# reference.

You can clearly see both the top spring and the clips.
 

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Did you all resurface your rear rotors before installing the new rear brake pads? I'm just going to go to Autozone and order a Duralast rear brake pad since the car is meant mainly for a DD, not a performance vehicle w/ forced induction.

Anyone here ever bought Autozone brand pads? If so, what's your preference since they come w/ a lifetime warranty.
 
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