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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Last edited by josiahg52; 9th March 2011 at 03:31.
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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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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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...
Sorry, off topic.
I think all black with orange calipers would look kinda epic!