Originally Posted by JAJ
The AP kit opens from the top for changing pads. It uses two steel sleeves to brace the gap and hold the anti-rattle spring.
One of the reasons I decided against Brembo was because the monoblock caliper has to be removed to change pads.
Thats a big deal for me too. Its one of the things I don't like about the new Brembo Monoblock calipers. I had the 4 pistons version on my e46 M3 with the removable bridge for easy pad changes from the top.
Have you tried the AP kit with 18" wheels yet? Im a little suspicious about all these kits fitting easily with most 18" wheels.