Audi Q3 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
audiq3forum.com Vendor
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
When you install aftermarket wheels with thin spokes brake calipers are often being exposed. Brakes get dirty and sometimes don't really look very nice.
However you can dress up the calipers with special covers created by MGP. They are inspired by large sport brakes like Brembo and Baer, and they are addressed
to drivers who doesn't really want to change factory designed brake components and simply wants to get that stylish look. Caliper covers don't improve
the brake performance or something, and work only as a styling component.

MGP® - Audi Q3 2015 Caliper Covers with MGP Engraving





These Calipers are 100% safe on the other hand. Designed to be used on wheels with 17" diameter and larger (this size is needed to accommodate the calipers
between the back side of the rim and brake calipers. Manufacturer also claims that they reduce the caliper operating temperature and protects them from dust.




We've found pictures on the Internet, so they are used for the reference only.

- Makes ordinary brake calipers look great;
- Less time and effort than painting with better results;
- Made from 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum;
- Hydraulically formed to fit each caliper;
- Available customized with your choice of color, engraving and bolt color;
- Comes with everything required for an easy installation;
- Backed by a 3-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects;
- Proudly made in the USA;

Also guys, don't forget to check out this MGP Caliper Covers installation video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AW_xwOon8

Would you install a set of those calipers on your Audi?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,484 Posts
ooof !! Maybe for a Civic, NOT an Audi ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
603 Posts
Yea I don't think these are quite up to par with the quality of an Audi. I wouldn't want to put these on an Audi, Camaro or NSX. Maybe a Civic or a Dodge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
914 Posts
I agree, it's more of an entry-level tuner car and domestic car thing to do. You won't see folks doing this to their Corvettes or GT-R's but Civic's, FR-S's, etc... it's likely.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
603 Posts
I agree, it's more of an entry-level tuner car and domestic car thing to do. You won't see folks doing this to their Corvettes or GT-R's but Civic's, FR-S's, etc... it's likely.
This would be great for an FR-S. That I would definitely consider. Not appropriate for an Audi though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
How about some caliper paint? anybody tried it?

Calipers are kinda small so I dunno if they would look good painted...
I wouldn't go there either. Any painted calipers look very tacky with some time, in my opinion.
 

·
audiq3forum.com Vendor
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
@ PuroMexicano

Actually, it's much easier to install a set of caliper covers, than paint the brake calipers. Moreover, unlike the paint, caliper covers will stay looking great for many years to come.

Did you check our article Caliper Covers vs. Caliper Paint?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I wouldn't go there either. Any painted calipers look very tacky with some time, in my opinion.
I don’t know... I kind of like the look of painted calibers if they are done subtly. It bothers me when the calibers get some age on them and they just start to look dirty all the time. I get the tires and rims looking good then what stands out for me is the caliber... A good coat of say a nice black looks much better than “dirty”. I say this yet none of our cars have the calibers painted but I do have it on my car too-doo list for sometime in the future.:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I like the color - goes with the truck -
Yeah In a way but that loooks like "Plymouth Blue" engine paint on a Dodge pick-up.... Shouldn't that be "Dodge red"???;)

edited to add;
Okay maybe its a RAM pickup anyone know the correct RAM color?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
603 Posts
I thought that you would just paint the outside part of the brake not the entire center circular part. Sorry I'm not up on the technical names.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I thought that you would just paint the outside part of the brake not the entire center circular part. Sorry I'm not up on the technical names.
Yes, correct, just the calibers (the part that resembles the covers that started this string) not the rotors or other stuff in the way, but hey this appears to be a pickup truck guy.... :)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,484 Posts
...and he's got a hemi-head - maybe 3 !
 

·
audiq3forum.com Vendor
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Painting calipers still require a lot of man hours. It needs preparation and painting. The color fades with time and you need to repeat this procedure again and again, so in many cases caliper covers is a more convenient way to get this custom look.

In this YouTube video you can see how easy is the installation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2sEqV0g8bY
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
181 Posts
My husband paints his calipers. They look good for a long time if you're patient with the curing. If not, they chip like crazy and look terrible. I've never seen the covers in the wild, but suspect I would not like them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
914 Posts
My husband paints his calipers. They look good for a long time if you're patient with the curing. If not, they chip like crazy and look terrible. I've never seen the covers in the wild, but suspect I would not like them.
I think there's even a finish you can use to pro-long the overall finish so it won't break down as quick. Seen how horrible they look when really broken down.
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top