Item: Front Brake Pad Set
2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchbacks
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles
Front pads not compatible with JCW Sport Brakes.
For the matching Rear set, see NMB1111.
For MINIs with the JCW Sport Brake Kit (red calipers), see NMB1130.
If your brake wear warning light is illumninated, see replacement sensors.
Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years. See ATE Performance Brake Fluid for replacement brake fluid. ATE® Type 200 Amber is a high quality performance fluid that will last much longer than the standard DOT4 fluid. This is an ABS friendly fluid.
ATE® TYPE 200 Amber has a dry boiling point of 536F and a wet boiling point of 396F which far exceeds standard brake fluids meeting the DOT 4 requirements. This fluid is NOT SILICONE and is compatible with conventional brake fluid. 100% synthetic fluid is specifically designed to resist the high temperatures of racing brakes and yet very suitable for daily driving. See Brake Upgrades for options with brake upgrades, and Big Brake Kits.
OEM is an acronym “Original Equipment Manufacturer”
“OEM”and Aftermarket Parts should not be confused. Most car manufacturers find it impossible to actually manufacture all the various parts in their cars and thus use independent outside manufacturers.
These independently made parts are what you will find boxed by car manufacturer as their own and sold in your local dealer.
After a period of time as controlled by the car manufacturer these same independent manufacturers are also allowed to sell the exact same part into various distribution channels boxed in their own typically also well known brand. These parts are made to the exact original equipment specifications and usually sold at up to 70% what you would find at your local dealer.
An OEM part is one that is either supplied directly from the car manufacturer or is made by the same outside manufacturer as supplied to a car manufacturer.
Aftermarket parts are made by companies that may purchase the rights to make a product, or reverse engineer a product and thus are built to fit and perform as well as the original but were never actually supplied to the manufacturer. While these parts are typically made with the same type of machines and with the same type materials, slight visual differences are often evident. Some aftermarket companies also continue to engineer a product and thus can often make a product that is actually better or longer lasting than the originals. And often times they are much cheaper.