Ordered these on a Wed. and received them on Friday-excellent. Quality is very good and they look super. Way cheaper than OEM covers. Easy install, took about 5 minutes for both using a pampered chef plastic scraper. Don't hesitate, buy 'em.
Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
Received my headlight rings and start button covers in record time. Which was awesome. A suggestion would be to send instructions with the products. Otherwise experience was awesome.
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:03-22-2016 01:18 PM Views: 995
Synopsis: Make the others green with envy!
One of the most popular aftermarket brake pads on the market is the EBC
GreenStuff pads as they offer much lower brake dust while improving
braking performance over OEM pads. Next time your MINI is need of a
brake pad change, consider the EBC Green Stuff pads.
Designed for premium street driving, these pads offer a better brake
effect up to 600°C (1100°F). EBC Greenstuff has a high initial brake
effect and gives drivers confidence from first application of the brake
pedal. There is no such thing as a no dust
brake pad. The very nature of how a brake works requires that some dust
be generated to avoid rotor vibration (shimmying). The EBC pad creates less dust,
and dust is more easily washed off than most. All pads create more dust
as they are bedding in especially if rotors are worn. Nominal friction
coefficient 0.55. For heavier, faster vehicles above 200bhp we
strongly recommend Redstuff which DOES offer much less dust.
These brake pads are sold in front sets and rear sets. Front and rear sets are sold separately.
Most aftermarket rear pads do NOT have a location for the rear sensor
including Hawk, Mintex, SP Performance, ATE and many others. The rear
sensor was not added until 2004 after most companies had made their
molds, and they simply did not update them and have yet to do so. Since
the front pads nearly always wear out first, this tends to not be a
problem because the front sensor will trip first. Occasional inspection
of the rear pads will help reduce the risk of running them into the
metal. If you have a 2004 or newer MINI, please tie back the existing
sensor with a zip tie when re assembling your brakes.