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Old 05-08-2015, 04:59 AM
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Painting WK2 calipers

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I'm reposting here, might be a better forum. Just looking for some info here. I've got a 2014 limited and I'm looking to add some color accent regarding the calipers. I've had the MGP covers and I really tried to like them, even going as far as painting out the fake bolt heads. In the end, even though I liked the red accents, I didn't feel right about the covers. I'm trying to decide whether to paint the calipers to get the look back, but I'm thinking about a couple of things and wanted some opinions. The correct way to my mind is to remove the anti rattle clips and not paint the back of the brake pads. I also want to be careful not to get paint in the notch that the pads slide on. That would leave just the caliper itself and the bracket painted. I'm thinking that this may actually make the rears look kind of dinky (I'm sure that they are adequate,but they are rather small). If I painted the whole assembly, it would look bigger and probably better from a distance, but that doesn't seem like the proper way to do it. Maybe unless the calipers are a legit upgrade, they're better off not accented.Thoughts anyone?
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:49 PM
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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

I like the caliper covers I got for my 2014 overland. HEMI is inscribed on them in silver and they are black. I initially thought about painting the calipers for a split second but changed my mind and went with the easier solution and they look good imho,it's a subtle upgrade and I see other jeep owners looking at them when I'm out.
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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

So my jeep is in for service and one of the issues is brake squeal. I talked to the tech today and he says the mopar caliper covers are the reason the brakes are doing that because they don't allow enough heat to escape. What do you guys think?Attachment 56338
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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

I had the MGP caliper covers on from last spring until this winter and had no issues whatsoever with heat, noise or anything. I never ran them in snowy weather, I guess there is a possibility of collecting snow and ice.
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It's too bad the jeeps don't come with the ceramic pads because this wouldn't be an issue.
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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

Painted Calipers-'

Just go get the 20$ red paint at the auto store and paint everything while its on the vehicle...looks pretty good overall..

If you really want the BEST look...do the full Brembo Brake upgrade...I painted mine last year and then went to Brembos this year...even painted they looked pretty good though

Here's the stock calipers painted



And here's the brembos


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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

What was the cost of doing this if you dont mine asking also do you have to mod anything ?

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Are you asking about the stock calipers being painted?
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What was the cost of doing this if you dont mine asking also do you have to mod anything ?

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The SRT Brembo are a bolt on (no modification need) and price varies depending on where you buy the calipers and the type of pads/rotors you decide to buy. On the low end look to spend 1200 if you're doing it yourself with cheap pads and rotors. If you go Brembo pads/rotors closer to $2k.
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Re: Painting WK2 calipers

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The SRT Brembo are a bolt on (no modification need) and price varies depending on where you buy the calipers and the type of pads/rotors you decide to buy. On the low end look to spend 1200 if you're doing it yourself with cheap pads and rotors. If you go Brembo pads/rotors closer to $2k.

Do you need the actual SRT wheels to fit the caliper or do the "replica" wheels they sell online work too?

Gotta say the painted caliper looks good but damn do those Brembo's look better lol


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Do you need the actual SRT wheels to fit the caliper or do the "replica" wheels they sell online work too?

Gotta say the painted caliper looks good but damn do those Brembo's look better lol


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Not all replicas will work so make sure the seller confirms the wheels will fit on an SRT.

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