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Old 9th March 2011, 02:14   #1
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Black Car, Black wheels, Orange Calipers?

So, My car is jet black with lightly tinted windows. I have the stock orange in the reflector in the front lights.
Can I get away with orange calipers or should I stick with the traditional red?? Should I also paint my wheels black and THEN do the orange calipers?

Kinda like this....



I want to do something that is subtle, but yet sporty.
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Old 9th March 2011, 02:27   #2
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Do you have a BBK? If not then leave them alone or go with black. PLEASE dont paint stock yellow, orange or red.

That being said if you do have a BBK then I like the orange, its sporty and different. You dont see that around much at all.
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Old 9th March 2011, 02:28   #3
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Oh boy! A gold/orange BBK would be cool but I agree if you are talking about stock calipers, black, silver, dark gray, etc.

Props on retaining the amber headlights, by the way.
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subtle you say? nothing subtle about orange calipers against an otherwise, completely black "background". subtle might be only painting certain aspects of the calipers. I have a jb m5 w/ tint and the PO painted the STOCK calipers red....not a fan, at all. like the previous poster, that is only SOMEWHAT tasteful if it's a BBK. then again, you are asking opinions.
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Cool color combination, but doesn't fit the e39 character.
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Interesting perspectives guys. Although I can respect the fact that BBK's are badass and they can be pink and still look good, you guys are making it sound the stock M5 brakes are as small as a Civic's. Drawing attention to 14" rotors and a good size calipers isn't necessarily embarassing.

Anyway, the car will be lowered very soon and I wanted to do something that would kind of make it my own and "pop" I guess if you will. I am going to try red and orange and post some pictures, I can always go to black if I don't like it in the end.
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No shortage of opinions here. lol I agree with them, but you have the right attitude. If they don't look right to you, you can always go back.

They do look good in that pic tho.

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There was one of those Lambo's in front of the hotel here in Saigon the other day. Probably cost the owner $1,000,000 to have it imported here with all the duties and taxes added on.

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There was one of those Lambo's in front of the hotel here in Saigon the other day. Probably cost the owner $1,000,000 to have it imported here with all the duties and taxes added on.

Is the owner standing by the left front tire? If he isn't, he needs to back off that car!! That situation annoys me the most! Not your car? Don't go near it! You didn't pay for it, you have no right to be within a two foot radius of it! Unless you know the owner of course...

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Sorry, off topic.

I think all black with orange calipers would look kinda epic!

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+1 only if it's a big brake kit


any color imo would look go, just avoid the Yellow & Red + plain colors i.e. blue/green - Silver & Black work great they have that purpose/subtle look

i.e.

if i had jet black i would consider
Teal
British Racing Green
Emerald
Avus Blue
Alpina Blue
Alpina Green
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