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Old 04-12-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: Caliper Covers

Last year Walmart was clearing out some blood red Dupont caliper paint, I think it was $15. I finally got around to do doing my calipers last weekend while changing to my summer tires/rims. It took a bit of time to prep the calipers but it gave me a chance to check over my brakes. They turned out fine but I will do a second coat in the fall.
$200 for these covers seems about $100 to high IMO.
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Re: Caliper Covers

Ive seen them on ebay for less than $180
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:52 PM
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Last year Walmart was clearing out some blood red Dupont caliper paint, I think it was $15. I finally got around to do doing my calipers last weekend while changing to my summer tires/rims. It took a bit of time to prep the calipers but it gave me a chance to check over my brakes. They turned out fine but I will do a second coat in the fall.
$200 for these covers seems about $100 to high IMO.
X2 $25 each is a good price
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Re: Caliper Covers

FYI-the MGP caliper covers are not plastic...they are 6061 aluminum I think. Aluminum and engraving is not cheap....see Billet Tech.
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Re: Caliper Covers

Does anyone know if the brake calipers changed on the Overland V8 hemi between 2011 and 2012? I think the answer is no, but wanted to see if anyone knew for sure?

These covers say for 2011 and I haven't been able to confirm if these will fit the 2012 brakes.


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Re: Caliper Covers

someone bring them a V6 so they can get them made!
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Caliper Covers

You know, I think what's bothering about these is the Painted "faux" Bolts. They're just covers, and that's cool. I think it's these fake bolts that are making them "pretend" to be a big brake kit. Maybe just have the Logo without the painted bolts. Then they'd clean up the look, be attractive brake "covers", without trying to look like something they're not. Whatdoyathink??
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Agreed, but you can get them in all one color so the bolts don't stick out.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: Caliper Covers

Yeah, I think in Mineral Gray with the Jeep Logo in Silver (no faux bolts) would look cool.
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Nice way to mess up the brake cooling via air flow. air flow helps cool your brakes when you use them. less air flow means higher temps which equals more wear on the pads and possibly warped rotors and other issues.
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Nice way to mess up the brake cooling via air flow. air flow helps cool your brakes when you use them. less air flow means higher temps which equals more wear on the pads and possibly warped rotors and other issues.
Good point!
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Nice way to mess up the brake cooling via air flow. air flow helps cool your brakes when you use them. less air flow means higher temps which equals more wear on the pads and possibly warped rotors and other issues.
Exactly what I was about to say! Brakes are very susceptible to heat, if you cover them in more metal they aren't going to cool properly. You want looks or performance?
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