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For those focused on performance as the criteria, with "show" low down on their priority list, this sort of simple mod will probably never make their to-do list.

For those who are more into polishing their ride to a perfect gleam rather than thrashing it in 4 wheel drifts around hairpin curves at Road Atlanta, such a modification makes perfect sense.

As a beautification item, it boils down to what is "pretty" in the eye of the beholder.

I consider it good value for the effort and expenditure. I would hope that the company might also come out with other dress up items of a similar nature that could fill some of the gaps in the aftermarket as well.

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I've been quite amused by some of the responses regarding the caliper covers by MGP. It always amazes me what people assume without first educating themselves on the subject it doesn't matter if it's a toothpick or a medical disease. All of us need to read and find the facts without first bashing a product, person, belief or idea.

I like the idea of caliper covers for several reasons, one being I've spent more than my share of afternoons painting my calipers with the so-called high temp paint they we all can buy from your local auto parts store. After reading and following the instructions to a "T" the paint never held up, chipping and peeling was always a factor and I got tired of constantly touching up my calipers with paint to didn't work. Now some of you will say "why don't you get them powder coated". Too expensive and time consuming. I was gun ho on getting my calipers powder coating until I called my local powder coating shop and they told me that I needed to disassemble my calipers....WHAT! That means I needed to have them rebuilt with new seals...Mo Money Mo Money. So now my car is down for 2-3 weeks. So the other debate is why don't you get REAL Brembros!! Now you must be kidding me some of us don't want to spend the extra money for premium gas now we want to spend more than $4,000 for a big brake kit. So how did I come up with 4K for brakes you ask? You forgot to factor in the cost of the brakes along with a new set of wheels and tires that will fit over your nice shiny Brembros. Most of the after market wheels for our Stangs do not offer the clearance for a big brake kit. Remember you want to run or stop with the big dogs so you have to pay. A good friend of mine told me about a comparison test with a GT500 vs Mustang GT that has been modified. In the GT Mustang all they did was change the stock brake pads to Hawk and the GT stoppped in a shorter distance then the GT500 with it's shiny new 4 piston Brembros. This is a fact see the link with the video. Just a set of Hawk pads.

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The final reason why I like the MGP Caliper Covers is it's a product that is made in the U.S.A. Maybe some of you don't realize just how much stuff that we buy isn't made here on this soil. Our country is struggling due to importing and outsourcing of jobs and products. Have you ever called your credit card company and the person that answers the phone you can't seem to understand them.....it's another country my friend. The BIG Dogs for the big money ran their little tails overseas to China and a bunch of other countries to
make cheap and sell high. Everyone in this forum knows somebody that has lost a job and maybe a house due to the Big Dogs running to a foreign for manufacturing. It make me SICK.

PLEASE support our US companies and what they're trying to do and that's give jobs to people here in this country, not China.

I'm "Detroitmuscle and" that's my opinion.


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For those focused on performance as the criteria, with "show" low down on their priority list, this sort of simple mod will probably never make their to-do list.

For those who are more into polishing their ride to a perfect gleam rather than thrashing it in 4 wheel drifts around hairpin curves at Road Atlanta, such a modification makes perfect sense.

As a beautification item, it boils down to what is "pretty" in the eye of the beholder.

I consider it good value for the effort and expenditure. I would hope that the company might also come out with other dress up items of a similar nature that could fill some of the gaps in the aftermarket as well.

Welcome Home to AFM, MGP!
Our company has over 25 years of engineering experience. We welcome your ideas for new products. Keep in mind that we have a product that is truely unique, not another spoiler. Send me your suggestions via PM.

Thank you for your constructive input. You are correct that people do prioritize their car projects differently based on their own personal taste. We have experienced many people come to us that they need caliper covers now and have been waiting for this kind of product for a long time because painting their calipers were last on their list.

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Thank you so much Cardinal and MGP for your researched and concise information. While I don't think that this modification is for me (as I'd rather put the money towards some Brembos ), I think that this is a a superb product for beautification of an otherwise potentially ugly piece of machinery.

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The final reason why I like the MGP Caliper Covers is it's a product that is made in the U.S.A. Maybe some of you don't realize just how much stuff that we buy isn't made here on this soil. Our country is struggling due to importing and outsourcing of jobs and products. Have you ever called your credit card company and the person that answers the phone you can't seem to understand them.....it's another country my friend. The BIG Dogs for the big money ran their little tails overseas to China and a bunch of other countries to
make cheap and sell high. Everyone in this forum knows somebody that has lost a job and maybe a house due to the Big Dogs running to a foreign for manufacturing. It make me SICK.

PLEASE support our US companies and what they're trying to do and that's give jobs to people here in this country, not China.

I'm "Detroitmuscle and" that's my opinion.

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So have any members actually installed a set of these caliper covers? I would like to see them on some mustangs. Looks like a great product.

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