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I've got some Wagner TQ pads for my 2010 and they don't come with any backing shims. My outer shim is reusable, but the inner dual shim is rotted away.

Do I skip them? Are they available as a separate part? I imagine they just mitigate pad rattle and squeal. Anyone run without them?

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Matt
 

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You can go without, but it invites noise and uneven wear. Worth doing while it's apart.

They are service parts through Subaru. Not sure if they sell them individually, as a wheel's worth or an axle's worth kits but you don't have to buy pads or anything to get them.
 

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Use proper shims to prevent noise. The mid grade and above pads come with them.
Consider returning them for something better, unless you're selling it
 
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