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Red brake calipers

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Dakkor, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Dakkor

    Dakkor Member

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    They are now available on the shop, is that a new thing? I knew that we could buy the spoiler but now the caliper are available
     
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  2. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Nice! $2.3k? hmmm. I'm about to (re)place my next Model S order, wish these were part of the factory options for non-Perf models.
     
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    That's got to have the decimal off a place, right? Holy crap! The EVANNEX red covers are $230! I saw a can of red, high-temp epoxy paint for calipers this weekend at DAP for $7.50! Are you kidding? $2,300?!!!
     
  4. Dakkor

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    I work at a car parts supplier and we have rebuilt caliper that can go up to 400$ each in rebuilt version so I can imagine brand new tesla caliper going for around 2K a set.... plus installation that would bring you 2.3k I guess.
     
  5. Chaz

    Chaz Big Kahuna

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    It appears that these are not covers, but actual caliper replacements and pads, plus installation.
     
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    Makes the $5K for the ludicrous upgrade seem only insane not ludicrous.
     
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    Anyone have any recommendations for red covers? Any brand in particular?
     
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    aus Member

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    Please don't put red covers on. It's a premium car and it's a total ricer move to put caliper covers on.
    Spend the money and them them properly powder coated. In LA, it's $1,000 to $600 but you're car is out of commission for a few days.
     
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    I just ordered the red calipers from the Tesla store - I needed new pads anyways.

    And I agree about avoiding the caliper covers. It is the best way to cheapen the look of a premium vehicle.
     
  10. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Frugal But Classy!

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    I have a full set for sale here: 2014 Model S Brake Calipers (Red)

    Much less than Tesla, and these have actually been powder coated and has 3 layers of clear coat on them.
     
  11. smilepak

    smilepak Active Member

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    How much better are them or is it just red
     
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    [QUOTE="montgb, post: 2234478, member: 62462 I agree about avoiding the caliper covers. It is the best way to cheapen the look of a premium vehicle.[/QUOTE]

    Agreed!! Right up there with obviously plastic Chrome!
     
  13. montgb

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    Man, I ordered the upgraded red calipers from Tesla over three weeks ago, and not a peep (other than order confirmation email). I called the local service center to check, but they don't track it. Maybe I should've painted them!

    Anyone else order the red calipers from Tesla and can comment on turnaround times?
     
  14. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    That's an incredibly reasonable price


    I got all 4 of my calipers painted for $300


    Lol
     

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