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Old 12-21-2009, 07:24 PM   #21
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When I have an LSx in my Miata, you can laugh at the engine cover all you want

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the ferrari window has a purpose, the lambo window does not, making it homotastic.
naah :P just like the Lambos, the purpose of the rear glass in every mid-engine Ferrari model is to see the engine first and if it has a second function ... meh, no one cares about it ...











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Old 12-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #23
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naah :P just like the Lambos, the purpose of the rear glass in every mid-engine Ferrari model is to see the engine first and if it has a second function ... meh, no one cares about it ...










Hey Down's baby, that's not the image I quoted, dumbfuck power-queer.

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I think my mother and I actually got that book for my dad when I was younger. On several road trips I've actually cooked and warmed food in the engine bay..
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And these would look good if they didn't look like ****.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:04 AM   #26
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When I have an LSx in my Miata, you can laugh at the engine cover all you want
You know I was talking about an entire cover for the miata motor to simulate an LS7?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:56 AM   #27
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When I have an LSx in my Miata, you can laugh at the engine cover all you want
I'll only laugh if you install a window in the hood to show it off! Actually I take that back. In an LSx swap Miata that'd be less than Chevy's ZR1 peep hole.
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I think my mother and I actually got that book for my dad when I was younger. On several road trips I've actually cooked and warmed food in the engine bay..

I've warmed many a poptart under the hood of a car.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=Tomiata;4253934]
Then I learned that they not only look good, but also provide benefits that were unexpected: !) they actually help to cool the brakes - the cover acts like a heat-sink wicking away heat

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Yes, they seem expensive at first. And maybe they are for some. But if you want the look of "big brakes," but don't have the time or mechanical skill to paint your calipers this is a great alternative. And that makes their cost appropriate. Big brake kits go for thousands of dollars!

Because they improve performance

I saw a comment about the size in this thread, but that is the point, they are supposed to be larger than stock brakes. They are supposed to look like a "Big Brake system."

Is it "Ricer?" I don't think so.

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Below is a photo of a Ferrari at a recent auto show, next to it a photo of my car. IMHO I believe that these Voodoo Caliper Covers achieve the look I wanted, and are definitely NOT "Ricer." As always YMMV

Some may also be interested in this video test of heat dissapation on You Tube:

YouTube - MGP Caliper Cover Field Test
That video is wrong in so many ways. You cant shoot the temp gun at a hot caliper then compare it to a aluminum cover an inch off the caliper. If he had shot that temp gun at the caliper behind the cover you would have seen the same temps/or slightly higher due to blocking the heat from escaping. Knowone cares what temp the cover is...whats the caliper reading behind it? If you can show me that they lower the CALIPER temp I will order a set for my race car and run a huge banner on my front windsheld like talladega nights...really
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great job, look at post #53... and everything in between.
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Seriously Im waiting for the "Turbo Whistle" Group Buy
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #32
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http://www.calipercovers.com/images/...irections1.pdf

oh my god.

they're not even a solid piece. just a few pieces of bent sheet metal? FOR THAT PRICE?

AND "Some brake pads have wire clips from the factory. This clip
interferes with the Caliper Cover and pushes it closer to wheel. Use
pliers to flatten the clip and a straight edge to ensure the clips do not
protrude past the front of the caliper."

wat
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great job, look at post #53... and everything in between.
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Finally figured out what was missing from that thread, so I had to post...
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http://www.calipercovers.com/images/...irections1.pdf

oh my god.

they're not even a solid piece. just a few pieces of bent sheet metal? FOR THAT PRICE?

AND "Some brake pads have wire clips from the factory. This clip
interferes with the Caliper Cover and pushes it closer to wheel. Use
pliers to flatten the clip and a straight edge to ensure the clips do not
protrude past the front of the caliper."

wat
oh wow, i thought they at least kinda wrapped around a bit, in order to look like a real caliper. but theyre literally just a flat piece of sheet metal...

theyre so ******* stupid that i almost want to get them to be ironic
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:22 PM   #36
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omg...that place is over for me now
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I have to admit, it's a great idea. Don't buy better brakes, just overclock the ones you have.
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