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Is there a problem from installing brake caliper covers ?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Mohamed emarah, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Mohamed emarah

    Mohamed emarah Active Member

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    Thoughts ?
     

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  2. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    Only in the brain that thinks this is a good idea.

    Apart from the fact that you're making it harder for the brake to dissipate heat, if that lump of crap comes loose on the move can you imagine how badly your day might turn out?
     
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  3. BigJase88

    BigJase88 Jase

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    Watch the fashion police don’t pull you over

    please throw these straight in the bin, fake is fake
     
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  4. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon s(k)nob down the street ;)

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    At best they’ll make your brakes perform worse and clog them with dust and people will take the piss.

    At worst they’ll melt and destroy your brakes and you’ll have an accident.
     
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    If they're in an accident as a direct result of them your insurance will be void.

    Hardly worth it for something that looks shite anyway.
     
  6. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Active Member

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    I see a pattern forming here?
     
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  7. Oldbutswift

    Oldbutswift Active Member

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    As I understand it these covers makes fine job of improving the brakes on old Vauxhall Corsas,but,as others have said,don’t really work well on Leons.
     
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  8. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    You do realise hes not UK based so that statement is probably invalid.

    They are a terrible idea however, I've heard horror story's of them coming off and getting stuck in wheels etc.
     
  9. Sharpy

    Sharpy This place has cost me a fortune....

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    While 17 year old me would probably have considered them I think they look a bit odd, you appear to have massive calipers and tiny discs. It just doesnt look right.

    There are then the issues noted above that cause brake performance issues. Personally i'd get some big brakes if you want the look of big brakes.
     
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  10. Stefan147

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    These are f@@@@n disgrace for any car guy out there!
     
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  11. Rookiereece

    Rookiereece Active Member

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    The fr logo looks to be printed really terribly and this will probably melt and get stuck in the caliper, I'd just save for a year or two and buy a big brake kit REVO do a great kit
     
  12. Butty

    Butty Active Member

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    Why not just spray the existing calipers in gold whilst still mounted and hand write "BREMMBO" on the face?
     
  13. queen

    queen ~Nassia~

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    Ricer mod. Save your money and buy a BBK.
     

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