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      02-21-2017, 01:38 AM   #1
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Powdercoated Performance Calipers

Wanted to share a few pics of a set of Performance calipers I had rebuilt, powder-coated, and custom painted.

Went a little old school with the lettering.

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Wow. Very nice.

If you don't mind, what would something like that cost?
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Wow. Very nice.

If you don't mind, what would something like that cost?
I scored a complete set of calipers on eBay for $600. Turned around and sold the rears for $300.

The powder-coating was about $300, and the rebuild kit was about $100.

So all in all, this project cost me about $700.
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I scored a complete set of calipers on eBay for $600. Turned around and sold the rears for $300.

The powder-coating was about $300, and the rebuild kit was about $100.

So all in all, this project cost me about $700.
Nice job but why you did not go with f30 front calipers instead? These are smaller than factory e90 335i front brakes
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Nice job but why you did not go with f30 front calipers instead? These are smaller than factory e90 335i front brakes
I like the look of the Performance calipers better. And aren't those only 4 piston?
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I like the look of the Performance calipers better. And aren't those only 4 piston?
Aren't the 6 pistons on these melting?
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Aren't the 6 pistons on these melting?
I dunno. I've never heard that. So far so good, here.
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I dunno. I've never heard that. So far so good, here.
http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=859
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Oh that. I rebuilt with the upgraded pistons, which dissipate heat much more efficiently.
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Oh that. I rebuilt with the upgraded pistons, which dissipate heat much more efficiently.
Then you should be all set!
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Look great

Who did the powdercoating?
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I still prefer my F30 big brakes but you did a really good job on those.
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Look great

Who did the powdercoating?
Local place here in NC called Area 51.
http://www.area51powdercoating.com/
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