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      11-26-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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Caliper covers? O.o

Its safe to say that many of you guys will agree with me that our calipers are UGLYYYYYY! They look kinda tacky IMO and will bring points down when you go to car competitions or meets. I don't really care on other's opinions but I wanna know, are caliper covers available for an e90 328? Or even a 335 (debating on doing the brake conversion)
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Not really into all that flashy jazz just thinking it would be nice to have covers like the m or even the 135s have is all
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Not really into all that flashy jazz just thinking it would be nice to have covers like the m or even the 135s have is all
They don't have covers, they have actual calipers with that shape.

Covers are not only looking stupid, the prevent proper cooling of calipers and often melt on them. Now if you are for the look, there are plenty of paint options for calipers (G2, duplicolor, high heat ceramic enamel from VHT, etc).
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They don't have covers, they have actual calipers with that shape.

Covers are not only looking stupid, the prevent proper cooling of calipers and often melt on them. Now if you are for the look, there are plenty of paint options for calipers (G2, duplicolor, high heat ceramic enamel from VHT, etc).
If that were true then why do all of the M's have covers?
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If that were true then why do all of the M's have covers?
uhhh i dont think the m's have covers lol...like someone said above...they are the actual brakes...its the whole brake kit itself.

try to take the m3 brake cover off...you will find out that you cant and have to unbolt the whole assembly.
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uhhh i dont think the m's have covers lol...like someone said above...they are the actual brakes...its the whole brake kit itself.

try to take the m3 brake cover off...you will find out that you cant and have to unbolt the whole assembly.
Ahhh I see. They seem to be the same as caliper covers and I wanted something like that without having to buy a BBK (even if it is extremely nice and hellicious stopping power)
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i seen some guy with an e92 with caliper covers at LTBMW meet last year, I chuckled a bit. But they are available for our calipers.



Not trying to add gas to the fire, there are other options opposed to covers. BMW performance brakes look awesome and don't look tacky at all, not expensive compared to real BBK.

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Its safe to say that many of you guys will agree with me that our calipers are UGLYYYYYY! They look kinda tacky IMO and will bring points down when you go to car competitions or meets. I don't really care on other's opinions but I wanna know, are caliper covers available for an e90 328? Or even a 335 (debating on doing the brake conversion)
Our calipers perform very, very well, which is the most important part.

But if you're considering putting those covers, please sell your car and buy a civic. I hear they look great after you cut the springs.

If you'd prefer drive the ultimate driving machine, stick with the BMW with ugly calipers, or god-forbid, spend a few grand on your $50k machine, and get some better performing brakes that as a side-benefit, look nice too.

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Not really into all that flashy jazz just thinking it would be nice to have covers like the m or even the 135s have is all
No. The 1 series and M vehicles do not have covers. You're looking at the actual caliper assembly.
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i seen some guy with an e92 with caliper covers at LTBMW meet last year, I chuckled a bit. But they are available for our calipers.



Not trying to add gas to the fire, there are other options opposed to covers. BMW performance brakes look awesome and don't look tacky at all, not expensive compared to real BBK.

Now that I'm looking at it, a bbk or performance kit doesn't actually sound as bad, I just wish that it didn't look so mechanical. Why couldn't they offer this on the sports packages -.- lol
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Our calipers perform very, very well, which is the most important part.

But if you're considering putting those covers, please sell your car and buy a civic. I hear they look great after you cut the springs.

If you'd prefer drive the ultimate driving machine, stick with the BMW with ugly calipers, or god-forbid, spend a few grand on your $50k machine, and get some better performing brakes that as a side-benefit, look nice too.



No. The 1 series and M vehicles do not have covers. You're looking at the actual caliper assembly.
I wasn't really considering getting the caliper covers. I was just curious if there was a way to make them look "more appealing." I already have performance rotors but I wanted to have the appeal of the calipers to look as good as the rotors. I guess the only way is to get a bbk so it doesn't look "tacky." Or ill just paint the calipers. The only reason I asked is because some sections of the calipers are rusted and it looks horrible.
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If you get covers, at least get the Brembo ones.
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Lol ! That was the plan if I'm gonna pose for having a bbk might as well pay extra haha
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They don't have covers, they have actual calipers with that shape.

Covers are not only looking stupid, the prevent proper cooling of calipers and often melt on them. Now if you are for the look, there are plenty of paint options for calipers (G2, duplicolor, high heat ceramic enamel from VHT, etc).
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But...... I just manned up and will be purchasing stoptech BBK this weekend
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you're serious? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA holyshit and you thought the M cars have caliper covers and not actual big brakes (which have big calipers)? LOL!
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+1 Lol! But hey he always keeps the convos interesting whenever he's on a thread
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you're serious? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA holyshit and you thought the M cars have caliper covers and not actual big brakes (which have big calipers)? LOL!
I knew they had bbk's but though that the aesthetics were caliper covers, I never knew it was 1 whole system
shoulda researched on it before making an ass of myself lol
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Holy fck I just saw how caliper covers look and HELLLLLL no! It DOES look tacky and you could straight out tell its a cover!
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You have got to be the biggest troll I've ever seen on here, lol.
I'm pretty quiet and just read normally, but can't stand stuff like this.
There are some better trolls in the o/t section.

There's just a few things in this world I hate more than corvettes, mustangs and vipers.
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I'm pretty quiet and just read normally, but can't stand stuff like this.
There are some better trolls in the o/t section.

There's just a few things in this world I hate more than corvettes, mustangs and vipers.

I'd agree that caliper covers do not belong on a BMW.

Haha. Corvettes I don't hate so much, (newer type of the first five years produced. Mustangs, Yuck! Vipers? Eh. Lol.
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