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Old 03-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Here ya go, BLUE Calipers

I have done this a while back, and finally got a chance to post to my 986 brothers.

DupliColor caliper paint, with "Porsche" sticker and clear coat over it. Wheels off and taped only.

I also redid the wheel bolts (again, learned from this awesome forum) and used I believe a Rust-Oleum or Krylon chrome with automotive primer underneath.

I think it turned out quite good with my Seal grey and grey top. You can see that the amount of sunlight that shines on it will give the calipers almost a different shade of blue. Enjoy!

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That will certainly throw a bunch of folks off into confusion! Pretty cool.Nice Box.I think the Corvette ZR-1 has the same color calipers.We went to the factory in Kentucky to see them being built.
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Looks great! Now you need some tinted tails
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:18 AM   #4
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Nice work. And I love the aero II kit.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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I like it, you don't look like a S poser with red calipers. Could you send a photo of the front of your car? I would like to see your front bumper. Wheels are nice too.

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Love the color combo....industrial cool.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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I think that looks really good, and original too. Well done!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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Three steps to reinforcing...

the stereotype.
1. Paint brake calipers blue.
2. Paint finger nails blue.
3. Blue rinse your hair.
Then we will need pics
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Cool. Thats a pretty serious drop.

I like the idea to finish the bolts. I was just about order chrome wheel bolts. Better to save that money towards those adjustable rennline pedals ive been wanting
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Loving the non-traditional color
Everybody has red, yellow, or black...boring! There was no way that I was going that route.
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Looks really nice!

Kindly let me/us know what wheels you have? Specs please?

TIA!
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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That will certainly throw a bunch of folks off into confusion! Pretty cool.Nice Box.I think the Corvette ZR-1 has the same color calipers.We went to the factory in Kentucky to see them being built.
That was partly where I got the inspiration. Gotta love Bowling Green (never done the tour myself). Do you own a vette?

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Looks great! Now you need some tinted tails
That was in my original plan for a long time, but believe it or not, I am digging the orange in the taillights.
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I like it, you don't look like a S poser with red calipers. Could you send a photo of the front of your car? I would like to see your front bumper. Wheels are nice too.

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I will post a pic of the front later in this thread. I wouldn't call red calipers poser, BUT it is really too common as almost every sports car has them

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Cool. Thats a pretty serious drop.

I like the idea to finish the bolts. I was just about order chrome wheel bolts. Better to save that money towards those adjustable rennline pedals ive been wanting
I was about to buy the chrome bolts also, but happened upon the diy thread. Saved me a cool $75-80.

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Looks really nice!

Kindly let me/us know what wheels you have? Specs please?

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BSA 18x8.5 and 18x10, I believe the same ET as the oem 18's.
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Don't own one of the blue caliper Vettes but have respect and admiration for Vette history of 60 years and US sports car effort!The factory and the 100,000 square foot museum is worthy of your time if ever convenient for you.
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986, how did you lower the car?
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986, how did you lower the car?
Just h & r springs, still have stock shocks.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:23 AM   #17
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986, how does it ride? I have heard good things about H&R's but not so good when paired to stock shocks? I really want to get mine down but i don't want it bouncing like a ricer, nor do i want to spend $$$ ?

What year is you car and what mileage is on the shocks?

Any problems, rubbing, etc etc
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Same question as Essex
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #19
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986, I gues one final question for me and heliguy - how many miles have you done since intsalling the H&R's as i am interest in tyre wear, especially to the rear.

Rather like our other questions which focus on handling and ride quality, people have concerns that relate to toe in and camber and the obvious damage the enforced new angles have on tyre wear.

So be interested to know how many mile you have now done and how the tyres are holding up assuming you haven't changed the rear links?

Apologies for so many questions but the stance on your car is so sweet, that of i could achieve this by just installing H&R's with no real negative impact it would be brilliant.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #20
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Essex and Heliguy,

Yes we are always looking for the perfect stance and yet retaining the original comfort and wear characteristics. Ok, this is from what I remember because it has been ~10 years since the H & R's were put on my 02 base.

I first had these installed with the stock 17" wheels and oe Conti Contacts. I think it was definitely stiffer, but no bounce. The Conti's in the rear ended up wearing inside prematurely I believe at 17k miles. No rub at all, except one time when I took the car to the grocery store and literally loaded the whole front trunk with canned goods and gallons and gallons of water (the extreme weight on the front end caused it to rub in the front).

Then I put on Bridgestone RE050's that refused to wear.

Shortly after I put on the 18's that you see here and I believe the ride was actually better. I don't know if it had to do with the offsets and the wider track that is obvious in the pics. I put on Fuzion ZR's on and it lasted at least 30k miles.

In the meantime since 2004 or so, I had started tracking the car with the original set of Bridgestones so some of the miles are on that track set also. Then moved to many,many sets of used and new R888.

I currently have 75k miles on the car, BFG KDW's (very good tire btw) and I must say the stock shocks and H & R's are still matching quite nicely with ride/handling capabilities/etc. You guys have to be a little careful though because I heard the shocks changed from Boge to Sachs from 2000 on???

So, all in all, very reliable, comfortable, and I always get compliments on the stance of the car.

Feel free to ask more questions. Cheers!!!!!
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