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Old 05-15-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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Black wheels yellow Calipers, or Silver Wheels red calipers?

So I need to redo my brakes, and my boxster is a base model so the calipers are just gray. I want to paint them either red or yellow but I cant decide so Im looking for opinions.
My car also has black wheels. Im not sure if the black finish is OEM or not though

Anyways, should I leave my wheels black, and paint my calipers yellow, or Refinish the wheels in Silver, and paint my calipers red?


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Old 05-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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Go yellow & black attack, red looks like I want it to appear to be an S. If you're going to pose go big and make them think they're ceramics, that's what I did with my 986 and yellow would look even better against black.
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I would refinish the wheels in a gun metal color which I think you can do with a duplicolor can. Might take some trial and error. A few coats of clear so it won't fade after washing/rain. Paint the calipers red and add some PORSCHE decals on the doors in a dark grey to match the wheels. And I'd paint the roll bar hoops the same color as wheels -- check forum sponsor Klisstle, the paint would be DIY.
A lot of bang for very little buck with those mods.
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I freshened mine up with silver calipers and new black Porsche decals. Check out my sig and see what you think. I like it. Just my 2 cents.
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Im actually leaning towards the black wheels/yellow calipers option, with new black Porsche decals.

I agree the red calipers may be a little "poser" as if I was making it an S model.
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^ Plenty of Porsches have had red calipers over the years. It's not just a 3.2 Boxster option. If anything I find it odd that Porsche would go out of its way to paint a caliper a different color. Just like going out of its way to make a different engine when the 3.6 would have worked perfectly well in a Boxster. It's like they are intentionally taking the shine off product A just to upsell product B. --Weak sauce.
Yellow calipers might arguably be a "poser" option since they're generally associated with carbon brakes which ALL Porsche fans know are very rare on most Pcars.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #7
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Yeah I'd go red, will mesh with the car better. and then get some smoke/red DEPO LED tails.
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Yeah I'd go red, will mesh with the car better. and then get some smoke/red DEPO LED tails.
where do I find these DEPO lights? I cant seem to find them. I wanted to do my headlights and taillights
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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Ebay. Think I paid $180 shipped for the pair adn they're a huge aesthetic upgrade from stock.

For headlights, get ready to shell out a lot. Check out the DIY section, there's a thread in there about shaving down the amber in the headlights where a guy posted some pricing on all LED with black or chrome housing headlights that look sharp.

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