I orde my kit at midnight, got them two days later. These are the same color as the calipers on my car so it looks a lot more factory than the stock black pads that these replaced. Not sure if the pads made the installation any easier, but changing these out was the easiest pad change I have ever done. They were pretty inexpensive along with the no shipping charge, it all came out pretty economical. These brakes work really well, I didn't have any of the noise others had.