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Byll 09-29-2012 11:43 AM

Caliper Covers
 
Is there a good quality colored caliper cover - metal or plastic, without tape mount - made for generation 5 N/A Legacies?

DeltaNu1142 09-29-2012 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Byll (Post 4092784)
Is there a good quality colored caliper cover - metal or plastic, without tape mount - made for generation 5 N/A Legacies?

You lost me at "quality colored caliper cover"...?

Rutchard 09-29-2012 12:02 PM

"Quality" and "caliper cover" don't belong in the same sentence, lol

Byll 09-29-2012 12:09 PM

Heh. Heh. Yeah. The alliteration is a little much. As for the quality: I have seen some that are aluminum on other cars.

I simply get tired of seeing the standard issue rust on calipers. I understand they can be painted. They often do not look as good as covers. And I expect the covers will lower 60 - 0 times, considerably... Right...

Cheers.
Byll

DeltaNu1142 09-29-2012 12:31 PM

It wasn't the alliteration that bothered me...!

I don't know how to evaluate a caliper for quality, I guess. If you're just looking to improve the appearance...? I dunno. Covers look ricey, and quality rice is sort of an oxymoron.

Byll 09-29-2012 01:16 PM

Yup. I now get it. I have seen my share of ricey covers, also. However, I have seen some nice ones... Yes, some have been on Porches, BMWs, etc. However, some have been on earlier generation Legacies, and have not tapped my rice detector...

I was hoping something like this existed for gen 5 N/A Legacies. Could be a pipe dream, I suppose...

BAC5.2 09-29-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Byll (Post 4092858)
Yup. I now get it. I have seen my share of ricey covers, also. However, I have seen some nice ones... Yes, some have been on Porches, BMWs, etc. However, some have been on earlier generation Legacies, and have not tapped my rice detector...

I was hoping something like this existed for gen 5 N/A Legacies. Could be a pipe dream, I suppose...

Pics?

Rutchard 09-29-2012 01:43 PM

Black or silver caliper paint kit would keep the rusty look away without being to flashy

Byll 09-29-2012 02:11 PM

Wish I had some pictures. I do not...

BAC5.2 09-29-2012 02:26 PM

Like this?

http://media.caranddriver.com/images...-s-520x318.jpg

Byll 09-29-2012 02:36 PM

Yeah. I suspect I have seen too many Porsche and Ferrari versions, at the local graphics shop. Sigh.

BAC5.2 09-29-2012 02:46 PM

Fail.

acumenhokie 09-29-2012 02:48 PM

Facepalm

Byll 09-29-2012 06:07 PM

Hmmm. Last comment was meant as a joke. I should have used the Smilie...

Rutchard: I will look into some paint to keep away the rust.
Thanks.

Philberto 09-29-2012 06:17 PM

Byll, I think caliper paint is probably the best long-term solution. It does look pretty good if done right. Add a Subaru sticker. :)


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