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blkgt08 01-13-2014 10:21 PM

caliper cover help
 
I bought mpg caliper covers and am having alot of fitment issues on the rears. The clips that hold the cover onto the caliper are grinding on the topside of the rotor and making a very loud squeal. Iv tried to bend the clips etc and its still in contact with the rotor. I have stock bullet 18's and drilled slotted rotors. Does anyone know how to fix the clearance issue or somehow install the covers without the clips? Iv ran out of ideas and would really appreciate any help

dkpGTCS 01-13-2014 10:47 PM

I don't know if I can help but I just installed mine this past weekend and had the same issues. I ended up redoing the rears last night. I was able to readjust them to a point where a piece of paper would slip through. Then I had to hold them in place while tightening them down. Didn't eliminate the noise but got rid of most of it. (The first attempt was so loud it was embaressing.)

I ordered new drilled/slotted rotors from AM yesterday so I figure will take them off next weekend anyway...

I will say that it is an extremely tight fit - and from I found many people have the same problem. Some said that sanding the clip down helped. Some others said they trimmed the clip down - not sure I would try that as it seems it would come off easier. If I have any issues next weekend with the rotor replacement I am going to try the sanding route.

blkgt08 01-13-2014 11:01 PM

Im gonna try and sand them down as well. Someone I know notched their clips but they drive an Acura. All I know is its a pain in the ass and the noise is definitely embarrassing

MELLOWYELLOW06 01-13-2014 11:31 PM

Have you tried calling them and see what they suggest?

blkgt08 01-14-2014 02:27 AM

I was planning on calling the manufacturer tomorrow

blkgt08 01-14-2014 08:20 PM

The manufacturer told me to raise my caliper...loosen the bolts and put two flat head screwdrivers beneath the caliper to raise it a bit and tighten the bolts back up. Is this actually possible or just a dumb idea?

xx10Gt 01-14-2014 08:27 PM

i dont see how thats possible... the bracket is held on by 2 bolts as well as the caliper. Its in a fixed position.. unless im not fully understanding what they mean.

blkgt08 01-14-2014 08:44 PM

Exactly. I do my own brakes and do not at all see how that will fix the clearance issue. These covers are becoming a headache

xx10Gt 01-14-2014 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blkgt08 (Post 8335874)
Exactly. I do my own brakes and do not at all see how that will fix the clearance issue. These covers are becoming a headache

i had the same problem with the mgp covers on my old '10 gt. eventually i bent the clips to get them to work and they were fine ever since. sucks when you cant get something to work right.

Cruzinaround 01-14-2014 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blkgt08 (Post 8335861)
The manufacturer told me to raise my caliper...loosen the bolts and put two flat head screwdrivers beneath the caliper to raise it a bit and tighten the bolts back up. Is this actually possible or just a dumb idea?

That's a dumb suggestion on their part. If you can do this it would pull some of the pad over the edge of the rotor. The pads could wear abnormally.

Long way to go for a caliper cover.

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dkpGTCS 01-14-2014 10:28 PM

Mine started getting a bit worse again tonight. I'm hoping that the new rotors will give me a hair more clearance. I personally really like the looks so I'm going to keep trying.

blkgt08 01-14-2014 11:06 PM

Yeah its a pain. .ill mess with them this weekend when i have more time. Ill post if i find a solution

Rudolph Hucker 01-15-2014 09:33 AM

mine all fit perfectly
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...ps4447067b.jpg

157dB 01-15-2014 11:23 AM

Find a trash can and ditch those faux covers
and the ridicule that is associated with them...

Put future $$ towards go fast items and less on cheap appearance items... :)

dkpGTCS 01-15-2014 08:43 PM

I personally like the matte black ones I put on. They're not near over bearing in person as they look in some pictures. Figured I'd spend a few $ on them since I just finished up my order for my GT500 exhaust + diffuser, Carbon Fiber CAI, Boss 302 manifold w/ the BBK TB, and tune. Was thinking headers but will hold off for a couple months.

StangingAround 01-16-2014 09:22 AM

I have a suggestion, don't put them on because they are rice. Good day.

Rudolph Hucker 01-16-2014 09:37 AM

mine were already fitted..they suit my car well though.maybe i'll look a total twat at the wheel being 50 years old..
seems better than painting em though..and i must say the layman says nice brakes

dkpGTCS 01-19-2014 01:19 AM

Just a quick update on mine. Put the new rotors on, reinstalled the covers, and the noise was worse than ever. Ended up taking off the rears for the day - the fronts work perfectly. The rear clips show where the rubbing is at so tomorrow I will hit the hardware store and start sanding them down. My dremel is at home, 1700 miles away, so I guess I'll do by hand.

I realize a lot of people don't like them, but the matte black with the new drilled/slotted rotors look fantastic IMO.

StangingAround 01-19-2014 08:03 AM

I guess I just don't understand why people fake the funk putting on these faux BBK covers. It looks tacky as hell and offers no benefit whatsoever to your braking system (containing heat not good). Obviously people can do what they want as this is a free country. I just wish it wasn't at the expense of the mustang as we get enough crap already from kids screwing up their rides adding fart cans, wings, flames, autozone special, etc.

blkgt08 01-19-2014 11:14 AM

I suppose its the rotor being a bit larger than stock rotors. I haven't gotten around to messing with it yet bc I haven't received my new clips yet. To everyone who thinks its rice....its not. I am by far not a fan of AutoZone specials and Honda fart pipes.everything thing iv done to my car is all custom from which I get a ton of compliments. I do not do anything to my car if I think it has a cheesy look. If you dont like it that's perfectly ok. Its not your car


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