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MGP Caliper Covers - Are they Cool or Chessey?

  • They are super cool!

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Okay I'm on the fence with the caliper covers from MGP. On one hand they look to be made very well, installation is a breeze, and the result is a nice clean look. I know other members have debated things like reduced brake dust and cooling but I'd like to just focus on aesthetics in this thread. The other option is to just paint the current calipers which would require mostly time since the paint is cheap at <$30. The MGPs are around $200 a set.

So, cheesy or cool?
 

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save the $200+ and put it towards the real thing. They make a HUGE difference.
 

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I would just paint em.

Here're a few pics of painted vs the covers on a 12 and 14 overland




from my sig, you can notice how well the covers on the wk2 pops
 

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save the $200+ and put it towards the real thing. They make a HUGE difference.
Does Brembo make a kit for the nonSRT8 WK2? If not, does anyone?



I would just paint em.

Here're a few pics of painted vs the covers on a 12 and 14 overland

http://s301.photobucket.com/user/GaMeGoLd/media/IMG_0561TIF.jpg.html
http://s301.photobucket.com/user/GaMeGoLd/media/IMG_0548TIF.jpg.html

from my sig, you can notice how well the covers on the wk2 pops
Yeah, I'm leaning toward just painting them....thanks bro!
 

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I used Duplicolor Caliper Paint in Red. It's brush on. Simple to do, just clean up the brake dust and road grime build up and brush on. I put on 3 or 4 coats.
 

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Does Brembo make a kit for the nonSRT8 WK2? If not, does anyone?

Yeah, I'm leaning toward just painting them....thanks bro!
Yep....from the srt jeep. Thr calipers and rotors bolt straight up. I have them on my wifes durango

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You can get them any color...any script...logo...no logo...no nothing
 

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I used Duplicolor Caliper Paint in Red. It's brush on. Simple to do, just clean up the brake dust and road grime build up and brush on. I put on 3 or 4 coats.
X2

I got mine on sale at walmart for $10
 

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I debated the same thing, and I chose the covers.
sold them because Im doing brembos but was happy with them as an interim solution and would have kept them on indefinitely

They look nice and are of very good quality - they are pricey for what they are but its a quick, easy and clean install as opposed
to a drawn out and slower messier paint
project on an ugly hunk of metal

My personal opinion: plastic covers posing as brembo's like those found on ebay (Brembo logo and all!) = CHEEZ

MGP CC's = acceptable, more attractive than stock/generic OE calipers (which were especially boring and ugly on my '13 Durango)

also no need to choose a bright red cover, if you want to go more subtle and just "delete" most of the caliper (as opposed to attracting more attention to it) go with a color that blends with the body paint or the wheels, that was actually my goal


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I've got the Mgp covers and think they look good, I tried painting the calipers on my 300c and they were nice for a while but after a year they started to get a bit grubby, after I changed to Mgp covers they were easy to clean and still looking good after 2 years.

So other than a full SRT8 brake swap I'd go for Mgp.
 
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