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Brembos, AP racing.....etc

Has anyone swapped the standard calipers on their GP yet??
I have the active sport which has the blue symbol and i thought a nice set of blue ap racing calipers would look pretty smart.
Anyone tried it yet or got any photos?? are they even available yet?
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

not replaced the whole unit yet, but thinking of converting my read drum's to discs so will probably do the fronts to brembo's too.

But if your just after the colour, a cheaper alternative is to paint them
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

Quote Originally Posted by Kaldra666
not replaced the whole unit yet, but thinking of converting my read drum's to discs so will probably do the fronts to brembo's too.

But if your just after the colour, a cheaper alternative is to paint them
Good ol' British thinking!!! no wonder we conquered the world!!!

Didn't even think of that myself!
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

make sure you get proper heat-resistant brake caliper paint though, otherwise itl just melt and potentially set on fire lol
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

wheres a good place to buy this kind of paint? any recommendations?


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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

ebay usualy is the cheapest, such as http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAKE-CALIPER-...QQcmdZViewItem,

or for those of you who dont trust ebay http://www.extremeautoaccessories.co...p?section=1243
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

All ready done mine 3 months ago . Although a different colour.

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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

not bad, did you paint them on or take it apart? also did it need much sandind down?
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

I painted them while they where on the car and I didnt sand them down just gave them a good scrub with alloy wheel cleaner before painting to remove brake dust.
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

You want to spend nearlly 1k on a brake setup for the colour....

Yea, paint them. Or better still, take them apart and have them powder coated
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While your doing it have a look at these.
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Re: Brembos, AP racing.....etc

nice find, cant decide what colour to paint the calipers though, i thought blue...as ive got the 1.4active sport, the lil' mans head on the back is blue, and my car mats,footwell neons are blue. but all my friends say red, which is also nice but doesnt suit theme, lol.
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blue sounds nice, or a light silver perhaps?
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