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Old 11-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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Opinions on brake caliper and wheel color

I'm trying to add some dimension to my arctics silver boxster and naturally, I think coloring the brake calipers and rims will help do just that. So far I've added an offset stripe and porsche badge to the back, but now I'm concentrating in the side view if he car.

I have a boxster base with a carrera front end and carrera rims. For brake caliper colors, I really like red, though it is 'reserved' for the S. But I'm thinking, since the car is already pretty unique with its front end, offset stripe, and iPad mini in-dash installation, I might as well give it a unique caliper color too. Currently, I'm bouncing between a line green color like in the photo below or a Mexico blue color instead. The rims will almost certainly be changed to matte or glossy black and I'll add a side stripe in the color that matches the caliper. Any suggestions or photos of your boxster are appreciated

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Old 11-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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I like the Mexico blue idea. Where can you source such paint? Specifically Mexico Blue.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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Very easy. You retrofit your headlights with GT style xenon projectors, add a set of c-lock style center caps (mexico blue), paint your wheels semi matte black (satin), calipers in speed yellow, add cool air valves & caps, clean your tire with a foam (no shines), and VOILA!

You get this:





^ I tell people at the circuit it's the new 2012 CGT model from the Porsche Asia-Pacific (sub-branch)
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If I didn't have the carrera headlights I would definitely be considering that look.


The taillights and back end are another story. I'd love a way to make the car beefier on the edge and give it a lower profile look like you have with the side skirts.

Yellow calipers on silver don't seem as flattering as they do on red though..
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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I just saw this thread.

Painting Calipers other than Red or Yellow

I really like the blue look, especially if I can accent it.

The 'acid green' on the 911 is perfect, I just don't know if it'll give the same effect on a boxster
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Some inspiration for your headlights





or... CF wrap with a retrofitted clear lens bi-xenon projector?



RE wheels, you need 23mm spacers in the rear and 10mm in the front. Your wheels are the ultra light ones so you should be just fine.

My box is the RoW german model so that's why it looks a bit low :/ I think you can achieve the same with the RoWM30 spring kit (cheap-cheap, and it adds +32RWHP)
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Headlight bi-xenon mod adds up +12rwhp. Almost forget to mention sorry
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I just saw this thread.

The 'acid green' on the 911 is perfect, I just don't know if it'll give the same effect on a boxster
It's actually not bad at all, have a look at Particlewave's (white) boxster. Can't seem to find a picture of his calipers for some reason
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Opinions on brake caliper and wheel color

I'm WAYYY to scared that I'd mess something up with my headlights if I start messing with them. No amount of added horsepower will offset the risk

I'll probably photoshop some caliper colors tonight and see what I get..

This is the side stripe I've been eyeing... I like how it extends from the front bumper. I'd either get one that looks like that, or one that extend front the front edge of the door to the back bumper... I don't really like the ones that go from rim to rim, just my opinion.
Of course, it would say 986 rather than 987 S... And it'll match the color of the calipers somehow

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I have blue calipers (done myself) with seal grey car. Just search thread with "here ya go, blue calipers" and you will see a few pics of my car.

In differing daylight, the calipers do look Monterey blue at certain times.
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Ok. This is why no one can ever find my thread. Please search "BLUE caliper" and you will see it. I guess it doesn't recognize the caps on.
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Green is a bold move...love it

I need bumper plugs.






And, of course, these are going to tie in nicely
Almost done!


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There you go, some choices! I've also installed a ROW M30 spring kit, an Alpine radio, and painted your headlights. The ROW springs takes a while to settle, it will look a bit lower when driven a few miles















Oh, and I've tuned your ECU. cleaned your tires, and de-rust your rotors

+47hp. Njoy!
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and looking at Particle's ride above, I'd definitely go for the green'ers. Looks cool

My choice:

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If you make the calipers green you are going to go with a green side stripe? I would not do that personally. I would either go with a side stripe that matches your racing stripe or one that matches the color of the wheels (black) when you decide to paint them. You might even consider painting the wheels in a charcoal color to match the stripe you already have so it all ties together.
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Opinions on brake caliper and wheel color

Nine8Six and particle wave, your expert brake caliper simulation and reference photo has brought me to a final decision lol. I'm going with a green themed brake caliper and trim accent job.

I've decided to do the brake calipers in the new acid green porsche color for their hybrid vehicles.


The trick will now be getting porsche to give me a bottle of it for my brakes (never gonna happen). I might go to a local auto paint shop and see if they can mix yellow and green caliper paint to give me that look.

In addition to the calipers, I'm going to add the side stripes like in the 987 photo I posted earlier. I'll probably put that stripe in black to match the painted rims or a ghost silver to match the stripe, but I'm going to try to have 986 written in acid green.

I'm going to have the side view mirrors two toned such that the now silver part will be gloss black and the underside that is now black will be acid green vinyl wrap... Like this


Finally, I'm considering having an acid green boxster vinyl put into the spoiler for when it goes up.. Maybe overdoing it with that.

I'm also looking for possible wheel caps in an acid green theme or possibly lining the inside of the tire, where it meets the rim, with an acid green stripe to seperate the black tire from the black rims...

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finally got it all worked out .... almost

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Absolutely horrible LOLLLL

(sorry, I get to say stuff like this when I start getting extremely JEALOUS. It's uncontrollable )
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ok ok ok, I just got over my bad-teenager behavior and have to admit this is pretty sexy man. Well bloody done

Post more pictures, different angles
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Opinions on brake caliper and wheel color

Haha... Ummm, that's a photoshop of what I'm going to do. Still playing with it a bit. I'm trying not to give it a hulk green so I keep tasking the color to subdue it a little before I go to an auto paint shop and ask them mix me the color.

I think the black side stripe with green '986' lettering will be the money maker

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