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    New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Just put some new Red Socks, (caliper covers), on my Silver Fox! Makes my Fox look even more sporty! #ilove

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Covers? Are these the cheap plastic Ebay covers?

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    I like the idea of red calipers. Not so much red covers.

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    No not the cheap plastic covers, these are custom made steel covers from MGP. I did the covers because paint eventually chips. These are NICE!

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Close up pics?
    Are those the 19" ATS Cadillac wheels?

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Quote Originally Posted by SxyDivva View Post
    No not the cheap plastic covers, these are custom made steel covers from MGP. I did the covers because paint eventually chips. These are NICE!

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    http://calipercovers.com

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    A good brake-caliper quality paint shouldn't chip. Powdercoating however is the the best option IMO. I do like the look.

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Well they dont look bad...but I just had the Brembo's on my SS Powdercoated Fire engine Red with heated white brembo stickers put on overtop and it really does look better than covers.


    ...oh and paint shouldn't really chip either as long as it's been degreased

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Quote Originally Posted by exbagboy View Post
    Close up pics?
    Are those the 19" ATS Cadillac wheels?
    I have 18inch wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SxyDivva View Post
    I have 18inch wheels.

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    I'll post close up pics tomorrow...

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    I had the MGP covers. They look good and can be taken off with clips to service the brakes. Not like the glue in type plastic ones. I just don't want to cover up my brembos.

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    Where can I get the caliper Cadillac decals from? Ones I have seen don't look like the OEM style writing?

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Which wheels are they?

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    becarefull!!!! when i worked at corvettes of houston as parts dept mngr we used to sell those (not because i wanted to) they are junk they come loose rattle (even with red loctite) and even had a few come off at destroy the wheels and chew up the calipers. we finally got to stop selling them after that. if you want red calipers for same price as you paid for the silly covers you could have had them powder coated. and for less yourself.

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    Where can I get the caliper Cadillac decals from? Ones I have seen don't look like the OEM style writing?
    have a local sticker shop make them for you less than $20 for 4

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Quote Originally Posted by exbagboy View Post
    Which wheels are they?
    www.voguetyres.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfkiller View Post
    becarefull!!!! when i worked at corvettes of houston as parts dept mngr we used to sell those (not because i wanted to) they are junk they come loose rattle (even with red loctite) and even had a few come off at destroy the wheels and chew up the calipers. we finally got to stop selling them after that. if you want red calipers for same price as you paid for the silly covers you could have had them powder coated. and for less yourself.

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    have a local sticker shop make them for you less than $20 for 4
    Thanks for the heads up smurfkiller! I'll keep an eye on them. I don't drive the ATS that often and when I do, it's not long distance. Also, I have friends who have had these particular covers for years, no issues with them, and they race their vehicles. Thanks again for the warning.

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    The mgp ones are on with clips not the glue. The clips hold well.Yes the other ones you glue on. Glue ones will come off.
    Quote Originally Posted by smurfkiller View Post
    becarefull!!!! when i worked at corvettes of houston as parts dept mngr we used to sell those (not because i wanted to) they are junk they come loose rattle (even with red loctite) and even had a few come off at destroy the wheels and chew up the calipers. we finally got to stop selling them after that. if you want red calipers for same price as you paid for the silly covers you could have had them powder coated. and for less yourself.

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    have a local sticker shop make them for you less than $20 for 4


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    I have looked around for decals and no one has anything that can hold up to the heat. The other option is to get the logo painted on. I want my calipers painted but at the same time I don't want to lose the Cadillac logo. I know Cadillac will do them but I won't pay that money for it.

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Quote Originally Posted by duneless View Post
    The mgp ones are on with clips not the glue. The clips hold well.Yes the other ones you glue on. Glue ones will come off.
    Duneless....you're right! And all I've read is good reviews on the MPG covers! No worries here!

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    Re: New "Red Socks" for my ATS...

    Yeah those stay on well. I installed them before. But everyone should stay away from the glued ones like smufkiller said. You can mess your brakes up and other things for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by SxyDivva View Post
    Duneless....you're right! And all I've read is good reviews on the MPG covers! No worries here!

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