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      11-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #23
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Gsier the fact that them look l'me, number of thse cliner convers are know to melt under hard braking i let you imagine the service Bill to fix that."
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Stupid idea.
Nope...get 'em. You can get a variety of colors and logos. Easy to install. Looks much better than paint - IMHO.

http://www.calipercovers.com/_e/dept...-011/22211.htm

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Nope...get 'em. You can get a variety of colors and logos. Easy to install. Looks much better than paint - IMHO.

http://www.calipercovers.com/_e/dept...-011/22211.htm

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Thinking about getting these. Not for "bling" but mainly to try to reduce brake dust. I'm cleaning the brake dust off my wheels once a week and it's a real PITA!

If I buy them, I'll buy them in black to match my car but also in order to NOT to look like a complete poser. LOL!
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Saw a car with these a couple weeks ago and they looked cheap as hell. Paint or powder coat them man.
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Saw a car with these a couple weeks ago and they looked cheap as hell. Paint or powder coat them man.
Yeah, I've read the various threads that flame on this idea but I've also seen pics of them and I don't think they look THAT bad, especially if you get the custom engraved version w/"BMW"on them. OBTW these are NOT cheap! The cost for custom engraved covers is $270 from MGP. So, these are NOT the tacky and phony "Brembo" plastic glue-on covers that you see on eBay.

Also painting or powdercoating the calipers is just too much trouble and costly to me and doesn't really deal with the problem that I'm "hoping" the covers will solve, which is excessive brake dust residue on the wheels. However, I've also read posts by owners of these caliper covers who say that they don't really help in reducing brake dust and that's the main reason I'm probably NOT going to buy them especially for that price.

On the other hand, $270 is certainly no more than others would pay for essentially useless body parts like mirror covers, spoilers, diffusers, etc. The MGP covers look well made and are very easy to install or remove. So, I "may" get them but, if I do, it'll just be a "bling" fling

BUT, if you just want to cover up the calipers (which I think look "unfinished"), I really don't think they look that bad as long as you get them in BLACK. The one's I've seen in red standout too much. See for yourself. Here are some pics of the black custom engraved covers mounted on a 2006 650i Coupe that I found online:





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I think people are under the impression that you're buying caliper covers such as the fake Brembo's to give the appearance of having a BBK while running stock brakes. That i think is just cheap and riced out. Though the above pictures with a cover that fits onto the stock brakes and merely keeps them clean seems relatively fine to me, its not trying to be something that its not.
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They should try to market it as being a heatsink for your calipers to help them stay cool with heavy use. And make it look as such. Then all the people that shit all over covers will have an excuse to want it.
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