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NEED OPINIONS! Red or Black Calipers

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Old 01-25-11, 01:54 PM   #31
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Yep, two custom brackets for each caliper holds the cover in place. They fit between the rotor and caliper, a couple of locknut onto posts and you're done. You just need an open end wrench. There a couple of pics in the website in my signature link.
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Subtle or pop...its a personal choice. Nice thing about these covers is when, or should I say if you tire of the look, you can change it. No permanent paint to deal with.
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Thanks, sounds easy enough...I just ordered them...went with red.

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I would definitely go red...the contrast would pop and add a lil more character
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I would definitely go red...the contrast would pop and add a lil more character
I wanted to! But I'll have to pick black, as I don't want to POP that much.

Also the guy I spoke with who wil be handling my painting said that its a good choice to go black due to brake dust, as you usually have to take off your wheels to clean the calipers if you want the red to shine.
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I would recommend red too BUT I like the stealthy look it seems like you're going for The brake dust issue is a good point (that's why I picked black decals for mine instead of white). Your new rotors and decals will draw some attention to them anyways.
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Neither..Gold or Purple
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If brake dust will cause the painted red ones to not shine, won't it do the same to ones painted black? And wouldn't the decals be covered in brake dust too? I realize you said you're not interested in MGP caliper covers because they are not aggressive looking, but I have not had a dust problem at all.

Disclaimer: I have no business or any other interest in MGP caliber covers whatsoever. However my SC was used as a prototype vehicle with photos appearing on their website.

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Red red red!!!!!!!
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If brake dust will cause the painted red ones to not shine, won't it do the same to ones painted black? And wouldn't the decals be covered in brake dust too? I realize you said you're not interested in MGP caliper covers because they are not aggressive looking, but I have not had a dust problem at all.

Disclaimer: I have no business or any other interest in MGP caliber covers whatsoever. However my SC was used as a prototype vehicle with photos appearing on their website.
Ah, what I meant was it'll cover up the red due to brake dust, so if I got black there wouldn't be a reason for me to clean it because the dust will already be black

However, the white decals will be a problem...but I'm willing to clean some letters
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