Opinions on painted calipers or caliper covers. Covers look cheap?
Lmk if interested in buying my Single piston brake calipers. I had them on for over a year and they still look new. I decided to get the covers rather than painting because of the maintenance, repainting, etc.Opinions on painted calipers or caliper covers. Covers look cheap?
Still selling those yellow ones?
Not sure if that was directed towards me for asking if they were still selling them? I love em! And have a yellow challenger that they would look great onPainting vs Covers is largely a personal choice. Some people say painted covers look cheap, and some people say the cover is not functional so it's ricer-bling. I say it's a COVER to make the brakes look better (and potentially keep some of the brake dust down). HALF our exterior and almost ALL our interior mods are for looks only - how many people have added stripes, blacked out or changed their grill, tinted their taillight or side markers, hydro-dipped their dash/console/plastic engine parts, changed their shifter handle or knob, etc.? Those are non-functional appearance mops - so WTF is the difference? look, there's no shortage of dress-up COVERS for our engine parts, so lighten up on a cover for the brakes.
I painted the brakes on my 2012 and then my 2016. If prepped correctly, they'll wear well, but figure on having to repaint again in about two years. Recently I saw a few chips on mine (could be due to how the mechanics handle them for brake inspection or similar maintenance), and the gloss red paint is now faded and flat - so yeah, I'm due to repaint them.
I think both painting or covers look good, but I like the MGP caliper covers better - just have a hard time spending $225+ for them. Then again, I still haven't repainted my calipers yet because I'm still toying with breaking down and buying the bad boys.
The MGP covers are overpriced, but they have a good reputation. Just stay away from the Doorman brand covers because although they cost much less, the fit and quality is junk. And don't bother with the Ebay simulated Brembos - that's definitely ricer-bling (and it's up-badging).
I have never had any issues with them coming lose 34000 milesI've seen those covers before. Do they hold up well? Do they need tightening from time to time? My concern is they come lose while driving and get stuck in the wheel/brake assembly and chaos ensues
Like that. Guess I'm not done with my shopping list Getting them to match body color and with engraving is very pricey for what they are but does look good.I have never had any issues with them coming lose 34000 miles
Also when I wash the car you spray the end of covers and you see all brake dust
that comes out ,that are not on your wheels