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.
SEE THIS: Mustang Melee, Part 2
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.