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Old 09-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by mtnbound View Post

A caliper cover directly affects brake temp. They essentially insulate the calipers, a part of the car that certainly doesn't need additional heat.

Cheap plastic covers can melt easily under the right conditions, resulting in bad news. It's as simple as that.

The main thing is that they restrict airflow to the calipers and pads. This builds up heat, and the more heat in the pads, the quicker they wear and the more dust they throw off.
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