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Old 04-22-2014, 03:13 PM
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Hey hows it going everyone. I am looking for a set of BMW M brake caliper covers for my 2011 335is, I have been looking on the web and haven't been able to find any official BMW. I only seem to find MGP covers. To be honest, Im not even sure that a pair of M3 caliper covers would fit correctly on my car. Can someone point me in the right direction please. Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:23 PM
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bmw does not make caliper covers. only full brake systems.
any bmw covers you find with a bmw or M logo will not be official bmw, aftermarket with counterfeit logos.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:56 PM
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But of course the ones that come fitted on m3s and such are official ones from bmw, they just come with the whole brake system? Also, If I happened to find a set of m3 covers on eBay, would they fit my car?
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M3s don't have caliper covers. I even think they are the same design as 335is, the only difference is that they are painted black. If you have seen different, they might be aftermarket big brakes


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M3s don't have caliper covers. I even think they are the same design as 335is, the only difference is that they are painted black. If you have seen different, they might be aftermarket big brakes


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Unfortunately, our 2011 E90 M3 does not have proper brake caliper covers either. I think BMW just started offering them for the F Series.
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Unfortunately, our 2011 E90 M3 does not have proper brake caliper covers either. I think BMW just started offering them for the F Series.
Maybe thats where I have been seeing a lot of them, on the new M4s and M3s. Man do they look pretty. Would love to get a set of the blue or red to put on my 335is.




Here are some pics of what I am talking about. Wish BMW offered some for sale.

Also, sorry about the size of the pics, not sure how to resize them.

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Hey hows it going everyone. I am looking for a set of BMW M brake caliper covers for my 2011 335is, I have been looking on the web and haven't been able to find any official BMW. I only seem to find MGP covers. To be honest, Im not even sure that a pair of M3 caliper covers would fit correctly on my car. Can someone point me in the right direction please. Thanks for your help.

Really, you're much better off affixing M badges to your ride. Easier and much more visible than caliper covers, they set a tone!


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Maybe thats where I have been seeing a lot of them, on the new M4s and M3s. Man do they look pretty. Would love to get a set of the blue or red to put on my 335is.
As I think someone pointed out already, they are not caliper covers. They are complete, painted or powder-coated, multi-piston brake calipers--that is, an entirely different brake system. AFAIK, no, they will not fit your car. However, an aftermarket big-brake kit will give you a similar look albeit with a different logo (e.g., StopTech). These can usually be had for the low, low price of $5,000 or thereabouts...plus installation.
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The MGP Caliper covers should fit your 335 calipers no prob. They are more of a cosmetic improvement and dust cover, and they fit right over the original caliper. I have seen them on and from a short distance, look like upgraded calipers. Not too shabby.
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Those are the calipers for the carbon ceramic brakes available on the new m3. I believe they are manufactured by Brembo for BMW.

[EDIT] just saw the picture on a big screen - those are the fixed caliper brakes that BMW now uses.

If you don't want to buy an aftermarket kit ($2800+). A good powder coating or paint shop can recolor your calipers, which requires dismantling to look good, for less.

Please don't slap on some masking tape and try and paint them still on the axle.


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Those are the calipers for the carbon ceramic brakes available on the new m3. I believe they are manufactured by Brembo for BMW.
If you don't want to buy an aftermarket kit ($2800+). A good powder coating or paint shop can recolor your calipers, which requires dismantling to look good, for less.

Please don't slap on some masking tape and try and paint them still on the axle.

OH YES, OH YES, OH YES!


You got it Bro - quick and effective fix! The right tape, temperature sensitive, will fuse to form a contiguous layer just like powder coat!

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:26 AM
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Thanks for the clarification guys. I will prob pick up some MGP covers. I just think the ones on my car are so ugly, and I always notice it as an eye sore. Here is a pic of what I currently working with. Just curious on your guys opinion, what color covers do you think would look good? Red, Blue, Green, maybe Black ones?



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Cheap and easy improvement: Clean up the anti-rattle springs and leave the calipers alone. Your calipers appear to be in good condition; it's only the spring that is rusting. It is a trivial task to remove and replace the anti-rattle spring (if you would install caliper covers yourself, you can handle the spring). Sand the body plate, prime it, paint it grey or silver to match the calipers, let dry overnight, re-install, done.

(Personally I think caliper covers--at least the MGP example--look cheesy but to each their own.)
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