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Yeah, pretty sure the AM ones are aluminum. Had them over the winter, painted them when I got warm out. Definitely notice a difference in brake dust...


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If you don't "track" your car, then the caliper paint is fine. If you do "track" it, then the caliper paint will turn dark and "flake" due to the very high heat of the calipers if you are "hard breaking" on a road course (I did that on my 2011 Mustang V6). For my 2013 GT I got the silver MGP caliper covers. They are very well made and are much easier to clean then the painted calipers.......putting bigger calipers on to get "red" is extreme. Then you need new wheels to fit over the calipers...and then new tires for the wheels....etc. etc.


The MGP covers are heavy aluminum. They act as a "heat sink" for the caliper and dissipate heat across their large area. I have never heard of "plastic" covers. I doubt any plastic would stand up to the heat of the caliper under heavy braking, like I was doing on the "road course" last weekend.


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Ordered some custom covers in matte black with silver lettering that say "mustang" and "GT/CS". They ship out at the end of the month so I'll post as soon as I get them on.

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i think theyre great
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Caliper covers have to be the single most ridiculous and over priced mod I've seen. +1 for paint if you just can't stand the look of calipers as they are.

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No more rediculous or overpriced than a carbon fiber radiator shroud or manifold cover or tape on hood scoops or side scoops or window louvers. All those cost about the same if not more, and are only for aesthetic value. At least the caliper covers reduce corrosive brake dust on our nice rims.

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Just got the image for my custom covers. I think they look great!

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If you don't care for the graphics on the covers, you could always sand them down and paint them whatever color you like.

Dark gray would be cool.
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