by David Hillier
Date Added: Tuesday 26 January, 2010
Yet another purchase from MX5parts that arrived the day after I ordered them :-)
I now have these fitted all round. The fronts were fitted by a specialist while my car was in for a cam belt change a month or two ago. The rears I did myself last weekend. No problems at all. The set comes with "stick-on" shims but I elected to re-use the existing metal shims with a smear of copper grease on the pads and shims. These and the retaining clips and springs all clean up very easily. I found an excellent guide to fitting both the front and rear pads here
I didnt use string however as suggested, I used two cable tie raps fixed together around the lower suspension arm to hold the caliper up out of the way.
With the brake piston full wound back, I had no problems at all it fitting the new pads.
The pads ahve a pink, slightly abrasive coating to the contact face which helps with the initial bedding in process.
In use and with standard original disks, these work well. Braking seems smooth and progressive. Well reccommended.