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You're your only judge Moose. Only your opinion on them matter. The stock bare calipers are pretty hideous looking. Hell, mine's even worse because I painted all mine then had one of the fronts get damaged so I replaced it and the replacement sucks more than the stock ones but I didn't paint it. Looks horrible.

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I noticed these covers on fleabay and did a little research. The Brembo covers stick out a little too much and will not work with the stock rims.
I have these and with a dremel in hand stuck them on with high temp silicone. Plenty of room between cover and rim. Three years no problems just comments on the awesome brembo brakes. The guys that know what they are don't mind them it's a personal choice. My personal choice is they look a lot better than a painted caliper.'
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I have these and with a dremel in hand stuck them on with high temp silicone. Plenty of room between cover and rim. Three years no problems just comments on the awesome brembo brakes. The guys that know what they are don't mind them it's a personal choice. My personal choice is they look a lot better than a painted caliper.'
Honestly at a quick glance, I would think they were Brembos too. They look really good on there and definitely better than a painted stock caliper after a little while.


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I have these and with a dremel in hand stuck them on with high temp silicone. Plenty of room between cover and rim. Three years no problems just comments on the awesome brembo brakes. The guys that know what they are don't mind them it's a personal choice. My personal choice is they look a lot better than a painted caliper.'
They look really good. Did you just have to trim the edges back to make them work?

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OK honest opinion time

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Sorry, yours look really fake. Almost like you covered your stock calipers with legos.

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Those actually look pretty damn close to the real deal.

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They look really good. Did you just have to trim the edges back to make them work?
Yes I had to trim the short edges to sit on the caliper better and where one of the fake screws on the cover needed to be ground down. You will know right away because it will rock on that one.

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Like I said with Buddy's, I'd not realize they were fake at first glance. I think the biggest thing that would tip me off is the fact I don't think there is a rear Brembo kit that fits our cars. That's about the only thing that would make me take a closer look.

I've seen the ones Moose has in person and yea they look like covers. For some however, that's okay and really, it does look cleaner than the stock calipers. I just think most car guys have this thing against covering calipers...I don't know what it is. For me it's a heat issue. I drive the car hard and covers are going to keep cool air from flowing over them thus resulting in more heat being trapped in them and having brake fade onset quicker. Having almost driven off a mountain side due to fade that doesn't work for me. LOL


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OK honest opinion time

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Sorry, yours look really fake. Almost like you covered your stock calipers with legos.

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Those actually look pretty damn close to the real deal.

Attached is a picture of actual Brembo's to compare.
Like Legos?? Well sir, THAT is completely unsouthern!! LOL Thats what I was trying to do, just cover the ugly ass calipers with something clean and simple that matched the car color. I have something that only COVERS my gas cap too. Its all good, bro and BTW I answered your question about the TPMS.
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Like Legos?? Well sir, THAT is completely unsouthern!! LOL Thats what I was trying to do, just cover the ugly ass calipers with something clean and simple that matched the car color. I have something that only COVERS my gas cap too. Its all good, bro and BTW I answered your question about the TPMS.
You know, never thought of it that way. There is something about brakes in general that seems to be very polarizing. People give me grief about wanting to go with a Big Brake Kit too so believe me, it's not just covers. LOL


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People give me grief about wanting to go with a Big Brake Kit too so believe me, it's not just covers. LOL
Only if you say it is for performance without even trying some decent pads in the stock calipers......

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Robo, I agree about the covers cutting down on the cooling of the brakes if, like you said, your an aggressive driver. These dont sit that close to the calipers and I am a wuss driver. I'm 64 but drive like I'm 65. I find I replace fewer parts that way but I still have a ball.

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Only if you say it is for performance without even trying some decent pads in the stock calipers......
Well, I DO have stock calipers with Hawk pads and they work very well even for Autocross...as I proved by flat spotting my tires since my ABS is currently out...uhg. But I do like overkill and I haven't pushed the car on the mountain roads for a while because of my brake issues before. Stock pads suck.

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Robo, I agree about the covers cutting down on the cooling of the brakes if, like you said, your an aggressive driver. These dont sit that close to the calipers and I am a wuss driver. I'm 64 but drive like I'm 65. I find I replace fewer parts that way but I still have a ball.
That's all that matters...I do like to push things. LOL


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Well, I DO have stock calipers with Hawk pads and they work very well even for Autocross...as I proved by flat spotting my tires since my ABS is currently out...uhg. But I do like overkill and I haven't pushed the car on the mountain roads for a while because of my brake issues before. Stock pads suck.
Indeed. I have had good luck on the Solstice with EBC Redstuff, but would want something a bit different for competition. I have also been quite impressed with the Porterfield R4-S pads I have on my heavier BMW - if you need to try anything else those might be perfect for you. You COULD run their R4 or R4-1 if you ever managed to fade the R4-S, but I doubt that would happen.

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Indeed. I have had good luck on the Solstice with EBC Redstuff, but would want something a bit different for competition. I have also been quite impressed with the Porterfield R4-S pads I have on my heavier BMW - if you need to try anything else those might be perfect for you. You COULD run their R4 or R4-1 if you ever managed to fade the R4-S, but I doubt that would happen.
Yea, I haven't really faded the Hawks yet. The stocks would fad a bit on run 3 or 4 at autocross but not much. It was coming down the hill on S6 where they faded completely out and I just about punched my ticket. I know a BBK would be fine up there but I don't know how the Hawks would do and really don't want to push it. I'm getting the BBK for that piece of mind that I KNOW they won't fade on me even if I push them REALLY hard and they look cool.


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Now there are 2 beautiful cars. Love those covers, huh?
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