(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- MGP Mustang Caliper Covers Installation Guide
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- How to Install Caliper Covers on you Mustang GT and V6
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The MGP caliper covers in black should appeal to the S550 V6 and EcoBoost owners out there who are looking to spice up the factory caliper area, adding some bling behind your favorite set of wheels, and reducing brake dust on those wheels at the same time. Now, the MGP options that we have here will fit on the two piston front and rear calipers, meaning these particular options will not fit on the performance pack cars. Prospective buyers will need to run at least an 18-inch wheel or larger to accommodate the covers themselves, and you can expect to spend right around 200 bucks to grab the black Tri-bar Pony options that we have here. The bolt-on install will involve removing those wheels, but will be pretty straightforward other than that. So, therefore, we'll call it one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, with a little bit more detail to come later in the video. All right, guys, so I'll just come right out and say it. Caliper covers like this aren't always everyone's favorite modification. In fact, I like to think they easily fall in that love it or hate it category. So, obviously, if you're not a fan of these things, then you probably already have your mind made up. On the other hand, if you're on the fence or maybe you really dig the look, then hang out with me for a little bit, guys, and we'll run down some of the benefits and the features of the MGP options that we have here. Now, MGP definitely has their flag planted firmly in the caliper cover market and produces a number of options for a bunch of different generations, including different colors and logo options. As you can see, the ones we have on the table here do feature that iconic Tri-Bar Pony logo for the rears, while the fronts are gonna be showing you that Mustang lettering, all of it officially licensed by Ford. Again, pretty obvious to see that the covers we are featuring in this particular video are powder coated black, but you can grab the same logo option in both red and also yellow if you're after a slightly different look. Now, as far as your construction is concerned, well, the covers themselves have been made from a durable and lightweight 6061 aluminum, easily being able to withstand the high temps of the brake area. And that powder coat will, of course, help these things remain looking good for many years to come. And speaking of looking good, with the MGP covers in place, they will actually act as a dust shield and help keep your wheels a little bit cleaner in the process. And listen, guys, the biggie here no doubt is the fact that these MGP covers will be dressing up a not so pretty factory caliper, which some owners don't mind but others really don't enjoy. Now, would a big fat pair of Brembos look awesome in place of those factory calibers instead? Absolutely. But the reality is, not everyone has the $1,000, the $2,000 to fork out for one of those big brake kits. And if that is the case and you really can't stand the look of your scrawny factory calipers, the MGP options that we have here are going to serve that aesthetic purpose but for a fraction of the cost of those big brake kits. But let's get into the install briefly, guys. And as I just pointed out, you really aren't looking at anything too intense, so I'm going one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Maybe 30 minutes to an hour of your time, depending on your setup and just how fast you like to work. Tool wise, well, again, those wheels will need to come off. So, therefore, have your jack and jack stands ready to go or maybe a lift if you have access. You will also need a pair of wire snips and pliers, in addition to a 3/8 inch wrench or socket to help you snug up the bracket nut. Getting started, go ahead and pop those wheels off and grab your wire snips. Now, if your Mustang still has the factory brake pads in place, chances are you're gonna see these factory wires sticking out or protruding from the brake pad area. These are the things you will need to trim up. Otherwise, guys, this will interfere with how the MGP cover sits. So go ahead and trim those off, making sure you use some eye protection in the process. With that clip out of the way, now you can grab your caliper cover and the corresponding brackets, attach those to the factory caliper using the included clip, and of course the hardware. Now you're gonna need to tighten that 3/8 inch nut to 25 inch-pounds, or as MGP calls it, a quarter turn once the nut is snug. After that, guys, your installation is complete. Repeat this for all four corners, making sure to spin those wheels and tires once they're reinstalled, checking for any rubbing or clearance issues, and you're good to go. While the caliper covers might not appeal to all owners out there, they will certainly dress up the bland factory caliper area for a fraction of the cost of those big brake kits and they'll help keep your wheels a little bit cleaner in the process. So be sure to check out the rest of the MGP options available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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March 24, 2020
Really dresses up the calipers
These caliper covers really make a difference. They show up real nice through the spokes of my 20" wheels. Installation was pretty easy and simple. I recommend that you make sure you don't push the stainless steel clips onto the calipers too far, it will make a very loud noise. It was easy to adjust the one set of clips that was making a noise. My wheels have wide enough spokes that I was able to reach through them and make the adjustment. Be sure to use the cardboard gauge to check the clearance of the clips and you won't have the noise problem. I purchased these from American Muscle as an open box item, at a very reduced price, they disclosed that the clips were missing. I contacted the manufacturer and they were able to sell me a complete set of clips at a very reasonable price. Even my wife says the ar looks so much nicer with these covers on! I definitely recommend these Caliper covers to everyone looking to dress up those ugly plain calipers.Helpful (0)
March 21, 2020
Fit perfect and look great. No issues at all would purchase them againHelpful (0)
March 15, 2020
Makes the car look a lot better and ties everything together nicely. This is the second time I have purchased MGP’s products. Gave 4 stars because both times the fitment was a bit off. Pieces required bending or alteration in order to mount properly. Once they’re on, though, they are amazing!Helpful (0)
February 27, 2020
Great, but not perfect
The product itself looks amazing; however, the back two caliper covers on my stang ended up grinding on the inside of my rims. I think i can modify the back two caliper covers so this doesn't occur but paying 250$ on parts that caused damage to my rims isn't acceptable.Helpful (1)
February 22, 2020
Easily installed, and adds a great look to my vehicle!Helpful (0)
December 15, 2019
Completely change look.
Makes your mustang stand out! looks great with the black wheels and give the car a sportier look than the stock calipers.Helpful (0)
December 04, 2019
They went on super easy and look great underneath a black rim!Helpful (0)
November 08, 2019
Happy with Purchase
Excellent look, easy to install. I bought a scratch and dent unit, the defect was not even noticeable, and I saved over 30Helpful (0)
October 10, 2019
they look great , but there was a fitment problem, rubbed really bad on back. Requested new clips to see if that will resolve the issue.Helpful (0)
October 05, 2019
Nice but takes a bet of work
As other have said the fronts went on with out a problem the back was a hole different story. After a hour of trying to get them to fit with out scraping, I went to google to see how to fix it and I did find out how to make it to work. Had to cut a 1/4 of a inch off them and now they do not scrap. They do look nice and I would recommend it but make sure you cut a 1/4 inch off the back clips so you do have the problem I hadHelpful (1)
Will this fit the GT base model which is 18" tire?
Hello! Unfortunately these MGP Red Caliper Covers w/ Tri-Bar Pony Logo will not fit a gt since the brakes are larger.
Hello. I have a 2016 Ecoboost Convertible Premium with P255/40R19 tires mounted in the 19 inch low profile floss black aluminum wheels. I don't have the performance package, but I'm not sure if the calipers are 2 or 4 piston. Aside from taking the brakes off, is there an easy way to tell? Thanks.
The 2016 Ecoboost Convertible Premiums came standard with 12.5" front and rear rotors with 2 piston calipers. There is an optional 13" rear brake rotor with single piston and 14" front brake rotor with 4 piston calipers. To confirm which package of brakes you have on your Mustang (standard or optional) please check with your dealership or handbook to confirm.
I have heard these will NOt fit wit the 20" Foundary Wheel package, is that the case?
I have the 20" foundry wheels and put them on but it scrapped the wheels. These covers won't work with those wheels.
Will these fit a stock 2017 Mustang Ecoboost? I saw a review comment that said they did not fit on the rear and they had to call the manufacturer to get the right clips.
These will fit a base Ecoboost with the standard 2 piston brakes and 18"or larger wheels. It will not be compatible with Ecoboosts with upgraded 4 or 6 Piston models.
I have a 2015 ecoboost 50 yr edition, my wheels are P255/40/19, will it work fine?
This requires use of the 2-piston calipers and 18" or larger wheels on 15-19 V6's and EcoBoosts.
As long as you do not have big brakes and since you have the 18" wheels these would work without a problem.
These MGP Red Caliper Covers will fit the standard Ecoboost Mustangs equipped with 19" wheels.
These covers will fit all 15-19 EcoBoost models equipped with the standard brakes. If the vehicle is equipped with the performance pack, this kit will be needed: https://www.americanmuscle.com/mgp-red-caliper-covers-w-tribar-pony-logo-front-rear-1517-ecoboost-w-performance.html
The MGP Caliper Covers will fit your 2015 V6 Mustang equipped with 19" wheels.
To confirm which package of brakes you have on your Mustang (standard or optional) please check with your dealership or handbook to confirm.
The MGP Caliper Covers require a wheel or 18" or larger in order to safely install. This will not safely clear your factory equipped 17" wheels.
We do have a product video here for reference: https://youtu.be/e2WryBzqHs4
Yes, these caliper covers are compatible with the factory wheels. However, we would recommend test fitting the calipers covers with your wheels as you may need a small spacer for clearance.
Yes, these caliper covers will fit all 15-18 standard ecoboost models equipped with the 2-piston brakes.
The MGP Red Caliper Covers will be compatible with 2018 Ecoboost Pony Package models.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Does not fit 4-Piston or 6-Piston equipped models.