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Which paint color caliper should I get ?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Corsair, Jul 10, 2018.

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Which color should I roll in ?

  1. Red

    19 vote(s)
    59.4%
  2. Gold/Yellow

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Gloss/Matte/Satin Black

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  4. Bright Blue

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Orange

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Corsair

    Corsair Member

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    Ok, I'll admit it. I can't afford a P100D, but like the red caliper styling.

    It's a Metallic Silver Model S 100D with 21" Sonic Twin Carbons

    This place I'm going to does them in different colors.

    Would I stand out like a pariah if I choose something other than red ?

    I've heard rumors of choosing Gold/Yellow adds +50bhp
     
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  2. BIG ACH

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    I say go with Red - keep it Tesla :-D

    I'm going to get my calipers painted next month. I have an S85... but I'm making some Tesla upgrades... (the P85D appearance package lol)

    What I've added so far: 21" Grey turbines, Tesla carbon fiber spoiler, and the Tesla metal performance pedals.

    All that's left now is to paint the calipers red :-D


    Upgrading to the nicer seats would really pull it all together, but I think thats kinda overkill - for me at least.


    But i say - maybe the boring answer - go with Red :-D
     
  3. cryptyk

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    I used to have orange with white lettering on my old 85D. Looked awesome.
    Or go so the way and paint them in 3m reflective paint :)
     
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  4. logan

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    Everyone and their mother in the car world has red calipers. It's beat to death and boring IMO. If you're going to spend the money to do this aftermarket go with a unique color. Personally, I just did my brake calipers in Porsche Mexico Blue.
     
  5. Astraviel

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    I have red calipers and they look nice. If I had a black Model S I would paint mine baby blue or gold. For metallic silver I still think red would look the best.
     
  6. Corsair

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    No votes for yellow callipers? I'd imagine they would go well with silver.

    Ok, majority wins .. Red it is.

    Thank you all for contributing :)
     
  7. Struja

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    I'd go with Blue on a Silver car. Mine are red because I thought that would look best on white but Blue would stand out nicely on silver and your car would stand out from the masses of us with red.
     
  8. cryptyk

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    Don't go with the majority unless you want to be like everyone else.
     
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  9. timvracer

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    Red = fast Tesla
    Any Other Color = "look at me, look at me"

    Just depends on what you are goin' for. ;-)
     
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  10. BigCity

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    I went outside the box with mine, might get them installed this weekend if I get motivated enough.
     

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  11. Corsair

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    Right! Since noone voted Gold/Yellow ...
     
  12. Struja

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    Love them.
     
  13. x4er0

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    Don't do black because i have black calipers, hehehehe
     
  14. mknox

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    Never understood the attraction of highlighting a mechanical component that I really don't think is supposed to be seen in the first place. Reminds me of my High School days when guys would spray paint their rear differential orange for some reason.
     
  15. timvracer

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    Well... it's the same with any cosmetic "sport" change (like the carbon fiber spoiler), which really doesn't matter for performance. High end sports cars started using Red for their calipers long ago, so now red== performance, and a car with red calipers "looks" fast.

    But they are still sucky Tesla brakes that would never make it on the track.

    I love the look myself, so I painted mine red :) I also got the 21" turbines, which I think look awesome and fast... but after driving a loaner S with I think 19" wheels (maybe 20's), I realize it actually handles better and smoother on the taller tires.

    As for other colors, I don't believe that the association with green/blue/black/etc. has been made to performance, which is why I call those colors "look at me", or "be different". All my silly perspective, but I would stand behind the basic notion that red triggers "performance" in most people's minds.


     

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