If you have the JCW Brake Upgrade on your Gen 1 MINI, this is a great 'Upgrade kit' to refresh your brakes. Kit includes factory replacement JCW Drilled and Slotted front rotors, solid rear rotors, and EBC Red Pads.
Fits 2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback WITH the JCW Front Brakes upgrade (Red Front Calipers), and for the 2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles WITH the JCW Front Brakes upgrade (Red Front Calipers).
Kit consists of:
[ ] JCW Front Rotors Drilled & Slotted - pair
[ ] Standard Rear Rotors Solid - Pair
[ ] EBC RED Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - Front and Rear Set
For this same kit with the EBC Green pads, see NMK3236.
The EBC Redstuff material is an Aramid fibre based brake compound enhanced with ceramic particles. If you have previously tried EBC redstuff (pre-ceramic compound) this material is light years ahead. It lasts longer, it brakes better and is quieter. Being a hard wearing pad, bed-in times can be as long as 1000 miles and drivers must be patient until the pad takes up the shape of their disc (brake rotor).
This is a truly impressive fast road pad for repeated heavy braking.
It emits far less dust than semi-metallic pads and has been proven to stop a passenger car/sedan/sport compact/hot hatch 13 metres quicker than OEM pads from 100mph/160kph. Features EBC Brake-In surface coating which conditions rotor surface and accelerates pad bed-in. Nominal friction coefficient 0.5 with approx. 50% dust reduction compared to other pads.
Features EBC Brake-InTM surface coating which conditions rotor surface and accelerates pad bed-in.
Nominal friction coefficient 0.5 with approx. 50% dust reduction compared to other pads.
Some BRAKE DUST is inevitable from every brake pad and it is impossible to totally eliminate dust otherwise brake vibration will occur. We never advertise ZERO DUST we only advertise LESS DUST and we appreciate that in some cases dust will be almost the same as original pads. However, please note that dust is always more severe in the first 1000 miles of driving especially if pads were fitted to partly worn rotors. Another condition which promotes significant dust is wrong pad compound choice. If you have a car with over 200bhp (horse power) or drive above what we might call a spirited street level, for example green pads would not be suitable and red ceramic, being a slightly harder pad, can handle these higher speeds and loads and gives off less dust … there may be cases of overload where the Green pads are carbonising in use and a higher spec pad (Red Ceramic) is needed. Yellow compounds are a fantastic brake, probably our best but they are equal in dust to Original parts and should not be chosen if a low dust pad is what you need. Our CLEANEST pads are RED CERAMIC for sedans.
If the Brake Wear Sensor Light is on, see NMB1014-P for replacement brake wear sensors.
For a list of all JCW Brake parts, see this page.
Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years, more often if you track your Mini.
For High Performance Brake Fluids, see the following:
For 'standard' replacement Brake Fluid, see Mini Cooper Brake Fluid Pentosin DOT4.