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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:18 AM
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Fake Brakes

Hello,

I like the idea of having the nice Brembo look, but I'm not going to pay for the real calipers because they are beyond my budget. Knowing from experience, you get what you pay for. So I found these Brembo covers on ebay, but I think they are the ones that you glue to the caliper and I know how glue and heat react. They do look high quality but I know for $40, what can I expect, so my question is: Is there any higher quality caliper covers that use a system such as screws for example besides glue and maybe made out of aluminum as appose to plastic?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-pcs...ht_6363wt_1167
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:21 AM
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Yes they make them, I saw some the other day on BavAuto.

Ok, I found them again, but BavAuto doesn't have a link:
Go to www.bavauto.com and put in your car
Go to "Departments>Brakes>Caliper Covers"

Part Number: 22018-S-FN

Hope these help, they cost alot but are aluminum

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:27 AM
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Are you talking about this ??
If you like the looks, why not ?? the rear may not fit and you need to get the largest caliper cover for the front, otherwise will NOT fit.

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:51 AM
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:06 PM
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:51 PM
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Just paint them. Unless you think that some plastic covers will increase your manhood.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:54 PM
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:03 PM
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I hope you willl add M5 badges and a giant wing on the trunk too, to complete the look....
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:17 AM
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Come'on guys, give the OP a break....he's new, cut him some slack. We all know that short of an M5, most of our mods "ought" to be as close to factory or at least with as much name-brand parts as possible. The guy just wants to make his car nicer - not unlike the rest of us - so perhaps a more constructive approach to feedback?

To the OP, welcome to the 'fest. Most of us are pretty nice here, but it's a tough crowd sometimes. I'm on my sixth Bimmer, and Bimmerphiles have a much narrower bandwith of what are "acceptable" mods - moreso than other makes/models.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:11 PM
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Come'on guys, give the OP a break....he's new, cut him some slack. We all know that short of an M5, most of our mods "ought" to be as close to factory or at least with as much name-brand parts as possible. The guy just wants to make his car nicer - not unlike the rest of us - so perhaps a more constructive approach to feedback?

To the OP, welcome to the 'fest. Most of us are pretty nice here, but it's a tough crowd sometimes. I'm on my sixth Bimmer, and Bimmerphiles have a much narrower bandwith of what are "acceptable" mods - moreso than other makes/models.
Agreed, no reason to chase off a new enthusiast.

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:17 PM
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:25 PM
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I too like the looks of the caliper covers but wouldn't put them on my car, lest I be flamed by the purists. I say just paint the OEM ones, it's acceptable.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:33 PM
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I've always been more impressed with how my brakes work versus how they look but I can understand the need for visual stimulation.
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