E90Post
 


N54Tuning.com
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > MGP Caliper Covers?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-25-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
Silver&Terra335
First Lieutenant
Silver&Terra335's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i // Silver // Terra
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 E46 330i  [0.00]
MGP Caliper Covers?

Greetings...

Anyone have any experience with MGP Caliper Covers? I know the quality/fitment has been upgraded from some of the lesser covers of years past, but I'm still not sure about them. I've used G2 Caliper paint on my previous 330i and was happy with the outcome, but if the MGP product is worthwhile then it's definitely seems like an easier install. Here's the info listed on MGP's site, along with a photo:

MGP Caliper Covers are laser cut from 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum.
Bridge union is TIG welded for strength.
Graphics applied using proprietary CNC high speed engraving techniques.
Hydraulically formed to fit OEM brake caliper configuration.
Patented stainless steel fastening system is secured with locking nut.
High quality powder coated finish for all-weather toughness and durability.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
carve
Major
carve's Avatar
30
Rep
1,098
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: usa

iTrader: (0)

I'd recommend not covering your calipers. It's a needless addition of expense, weight and, most of all, insulation. Let the air flow over those things unrestricted! If you want to change the look, paint them. A caliper cover is pretty poser...kind of like a kit-car.
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
JayKay335i
Banned
Egypt
77
Rep
5,047
Posts

 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

iTrader: (1)

Please sell your car
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
Hey Ant
Form & Function
Hey Ant's Avatar
United_States
32
Rep
2,088
Posts

 
Drives: AWE92
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: 818 Los Angeles

iTrader: (15)

MGP caliper covers are for American cars...
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
Silver&Terra335
First Lieutenant
Silver&Terra335's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i // Silver // Terra
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 E46 330i  [0.00]
Carve–thanks for the input...that was my thinking as well but was curious about popular opinion.

JayKay335i–what's up with "please sell your car"? Care to elaborate?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 04:27 PM   #6
klove83
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
651
Posts

 
Drives: Red E90, Red E36 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Stop trying to sell crap on the forums. Go join a Honda forum
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #7
Silver&Terra335
First Lieutenant
Silver&Terra335's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i // Silver // Terra
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 E46 330i  [0.00]
Klove83—stop being a dick on the forum. I was just asking a question about a product...nothing more. You must have too much time on your hands...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #8
klove83
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
651
Posts

 
Drives: Red E90, Red E36 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Your naming off the qualities about the product and the they look ridiculous with the fake sticker bolts.

JayKay335i's told you to sell your car because it will be a sad day to see these on a bmw.

Like I said we dont need someone selling BS on the forums.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2011, 11:15 PM   #9
Silver&Terra335
First Lieutenant
Silver&Terra335's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i // Silver // Terra
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 E46 330i  [0.00]
It's called "copy and paste"...taken from their website. Did you not read my post which actually had a question in it? Tools like you remind me why I never visited these sites, despite being a BMW enthusiast for years. Like they say, one bad apple ruins the bunch...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-26-2011, 12:17 AM   #10
JayKay335i
Banned
Egypt
77
Rep
5,047
Posts

 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

iTrader: (1)

Its a crap product that looks like crap and serves no function but will also decrease the air flow to your breaks and probably lead to increased wear. The fact that you are even looking at products like this is disconcerting.
Appreciate 0
      03-26-2011, 03:14 AM   #11
klove83
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
651
Posts

 
Drives: Red E90, Red E36 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver&Terra335 View Post
It's called "copy and paste"...taken from their website. Did you not read my post which actually had a question in it? Tools like you remind me why I never visited these sites, despite being a BMW enthusiast for years. Like they say, one bad apple ruins the bunch...
Ok hit the road jack
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-26-2011, 05:33 AM   #12
Spydeputy
Brigadier General
Spydeputy's Avatar
Germany
49
Rep
3,211
Posts

 
Drives: 2012,E92,335is/2008,E90,335xi
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harford County, Maryland

iTrader: (18)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.00]
2012 335is  [1.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Spydeputy
Go with Paint!

S&T335, Don't waste your money, they really don't do your BMW the justice it deserves. Clean up your calipers, and paint them silver, gray, or black seems to be the best options. You also might want to clean the rust off the inner hub of the rotors and paint them as well. I did this the 1st week I had my car, as I could see a little rust already starting on the rotors. I went with the silver hammered look paint by Rust-Oleum.
http://www99.epinions.com/review/RUS...t_478240411268
Lets keep this civil, it's why were are on this forum in the first place.
__________________
2012, E92, 335is, Space Metal Gray, DINAN Stage 2, Helix FMIC, M Sport Pkg, Dbl Spoke 313 Wheels, Gray & Blk Leather, Conv. Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Prem Pkg, 7 Sp DCT, Navigation, Satellite / Harman Kardon Radio.
BMW CCA Member
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #13
TedRoc335i
Private
TedRoc335i's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: 09 335 LCI Sedan Alpine White
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 335 Sedan  [0.00]
I'm not sure I'd go with them... but I can tell you I saw them in person on an M6 and surprising looked quite nice. It was a white M6 with the red MGP caliper covers and it looked clean; not at all what I expected. The gentlemen said it minimizes brake dust as well. Who knows if he was just talking them up or not? It comes down to personal opinion though... Good luck.
__________________
2009 BMW 335i LCI SPORT SEDAN
Alpine White / Black Leather / Brushed Aluminum Trim / Heated Seats / Sport Package / 6-Speed Manual
7Logic / 19" M6's / 35% tint / Front Splitters / M3 Lip / Lux H8 Angel Eyes / Lamin-x yellow fogs / Painted Reflectors / Coco Mats / COBB AccessPort coming soon
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2011, 03:34 PM   #14
krnboy817
Major
krnboy817's Avatar
South Korea
13
Rep
1,012
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DFW texas

iTrader: (3)

seen these on 2011 mustang GT. not my style but thought it was stock OEM mustang part for a sec.
__________________

driving is poetry in motion.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #15
shaun85
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

 
Drives: BMW, 320D SE Touring
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melton Mowbray, UK

iTrader: (0)

I've had these on my e91 320D for just under a year, not bad bit of kit was very sceptical when first ordered but. You will be surprised they actually look ok. A lot of people have stopped and asked about them as they like the look of them. With regards to brake dust if have to disagree they do not stop it. Lol



These are now up for sale tho as just traded the car in. If anyone want a a bargain in the uk. Save on the importation charges.
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #16
roadkillrob
Brigadier General
United_States
58
Rep
3,914
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335Cic, 2011 X5 35i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston

iTrader: (14)

If your asking, you already know better!
__________________

2008 E93 335i, GIAC Stage 2, HPF IC, Injen Intake, Defective AR Design DP's with useless cats
2014 X3 35i JB Stage 1
Appreciate 0
      10-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
koreez88
Всем привет ;)
Russian Federation
50
Rep
3,251
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 SG e90 335d
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (11)

Send a message via Skype™ to koreez88
Just googled some images - actually those don't look that bad. As long as they are not red, yellow, or any other bright color.
Appreciate 0
      10-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #18
DC_Oldboy
Q(*.*)-D Q-(^.~Q)
DC_Oldboy's Avatar
United_States
74
Rep
5,301
Posts

 
Drives: like an old person.
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bothell, WA

iTrader: (39)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330i  [4.11]
Lol yeah I have to agree with the others, don't get them. I was looking into them a year ago but decided against it. I painted my calipers black a month ago and love it! That's what you should do.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #19
techietaichi
Captain
techietaichi's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
982
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i Pre-LCI
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Massghanistan, USA

iTrader: (1)

I've been looking at these for a while and frankly I don't see the big deal. Whether someone thinks they're "poser" or not just seems juvenile to me, so who cares? I would agree that the fake bolts do look stupid though and do wonder if MGP would do a logo only. I've looked at a few BMW's that installed these and tbh they didn't look too bad at all. For me, I just don't have the time or the tools to pull my calipers, clean them up, paint them, and then reinstall. All for something which longevity is at best, questionable. To each his own, you know.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #20
techwhiz
Lieutenant Colonel
techwhiz's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,672
Posts

 
Drives: e90 335i Sedan - Arctic
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bay Area, Ca

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by techietaichi View Post
I've been looking at these for a while and frankly I don't see the big deal. Whether someone thinks they're "poser" or not just seems juvenile to me, so who cares? I would agree that the fake bolts do look stupid though and do wonder if MGP would do a logo only. I've looked at a few BMW's that installed these and tbh they didn't look too bad at all. For me, I just don't have the time or the tools to pull my calipers, clean them up, paint them, and then reinstall. All for something which longevity is at best, questionable. To each his own, you know.
You only need to pull the wheels to do caliper paint.
Take the rattle clips off and paint them separately.

Putting covers on probably takes about as much time as paint.

You may not be a poser, but caliper covers make you look like one.
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #21
-StanceCity-
Banned
19
Rep
1,344
Posts

 
Drives: love to piss on fucker's face
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: are you that fucker? lol

iTrader: (2)

do it and post pix here for a full blast response?
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #22
McAuley7
@McAuley7
McAuley7's Avatar
4
Rep
405
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Depending on your rim if it shows a lot like my stocks hide calipers so I painted them red lol FORUM members hate on it but actually look good. Still a BMW ppl at meets like it. They don't hav nice calipers as it is so at least paint them. People love comparing anything to honda
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST