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Old 02-24-12, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mindnmine View Post
they are covers so its not to impersonate bbk's.
The entire point of caliper covers is to impersonate BBKs. Why else would there be fake piston graphics?
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Old 02-24-12, 08:26 AM
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$200 + extra to customize?? NO WAY.
Just sand ant paint the calipers black. But if you do go with these covers probably cheapest way would be $200+$20 for MGP logo removed and then just order lexus caliper stickers from ebay. Extra $70 for engraved plane word "lexus" is nuts.
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Old 01-05-14, 01:52 PM
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Hey man, thinking about getting these covers as well. Don't give a **** what people think about trying to knock off BBK. I just hate how the calipers look. Any pictures?
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Just paint them, it will look 100x better than these covers
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Old 01-05-14, 03:59 PM
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I wouldn't buy those for $200.
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Old 01-06-14, 04:25 AM
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Yeah after doing a lot of research, I'm just going to get them powder coated. Will post some pictures after.
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I know on the 350's there's no room for them on the front due to how close the wheels are to the brake calipers specially with a +40 offset custom wheel. I just painted mine with the G2 caliper paint and really liked there product, very durable and also added the lexus decals to match the color of my car. True, its your choice, its your car, and you do what ever you want!
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It might cheaper machining your own
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Old 02-05-15, 05:17 AM
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Default MGP Caliper cover

Some picture of caliper cover got a good deal. For this moment no money for BBK
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Not on an IS, but I just installed the MGP covers on my NX, if anyone is interested.

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I went trough this. Did up my is350 front calipers in G2 gloss black with EBC slotted rotors with white Lexus brake decals.
Since the rears don't have a face to letter the calipers I decided to try out an idea. I ordered up gloss black MGP blanks. Then applied the same caliper decal. Since everything is black on the rear brakes, it blends pretty well. Does not look lame IMO. They (MGP) agree made very well ( welded tabs and they use stainless sping steel ) on the clips. The clips can not come loose. For me it completes the brakes so the rear and front calipers look the same.
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I've painted calipers on previous cars. After a while they can look ratty. Sometimes you want something nicer looking than the factory non sexy brake caliper. They can be great in function, but not easy on the eyes. Sometimes you don't need or want to spend the money on a Brembo or Wilwood caliper, but just dress up your car just like people do. The devil is in the detail. You have a detailed out ride so why not just finish off the look? Everyone does what they like to their ride that's why its a hobby and awesome to see so many different takes on a specific model...
I personally prefer the subtle approach (no faux hex nuts, mfg logo, and colors that blend with the car). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder who owns the ride.
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Originally Posted by Emaniat View Post
I've painted calipers on previous cars. After a while they can look ratty. Sometimes you want something nicer looking than the factory non sexy brake caliper. They can be great in function, but not easy on the eyes. Sometimes you don't need or want to spend the money on a Brembo or Wilwood caliper, but just dress up your car just like people do. The devil is in the detail. You have a detailed out ride so why not just finish off the look? Everyone does what they like to their ride that's why its a hobby and awesome to see so many different takes on a specific model...
I personally prefer the subtle approach (no faux hex nuts, mfg logo, and colors that blend with the car). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder who owns the ride.
Same, ended getting them powder coated instead.
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