Review & Install Video
What's going on guys, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com. And today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the MGP Caliper Cover Kit in red featuring the Mustang logo up front and the GT logo in the rear, fitting your 2015 through current S550 GT. So, in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit's gonna appeal to, the construction and materials that are gonna be used here, what you should expect to be spending. And then I'm gonna take a quick look at the installation where I'm going to be giving this a very easy one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter and about an hour to get these onto your car. And I'll have a little bit more info on that for you later.
So, let's face facts. You've already bought the car, and it stops pretty well on its own, you're not looking at pickups, some caliper paint as it could be messy. If it's not applied right, you're not gonna be a happy camper. So, on the flip side, you don't want to spend anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000 either because that's gonna be enough to get you a supercharger, pay for it to be installed as well as get a slew of other supporting mods. And, if you're just gonna be looking for better-improved braking feel, you can just get into a set of pads and rotors. So, these are definitely gonna appeal to the S550 owner that again, doesn't want to spend an arm and a leg just to get some red caliper covers. But for someone that's looking to incorporate a ton of flair as these are incredibly bright, and they're gonna stick out like a sore thumb behind your wheels, but in a good way. So, additionally, you're not only gonna be getting away with some great looks as most, if not all, car guys are gonna look at your wheels first. And they're gonna see these sticking out, but these are actually gonna act as a dust shield to keep your brake dust at a minimum, so you're not running back and forth at the car wash just to clean your wheels.
So, in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, it's evident right out of the box these are definitely very well-built parts. And I've had my hands on these a few dozen times here over the past six years, and I've even installed a set on one of our project cars. So, looking closer, we're gonna see the team over at MGP is gonna have these manufactured out of a lightweight but durable 6061-T6 billet aluminum. It's then gonna be finished off in a red, powder-coated finish, not only for good looks, but to ensure that these are gonna last over a lifetime.
Now, one thing I definitely need to point out here is that you're gonna need to be running a four-piston brake setup as well as a 19-inch wheel in order for these to clear. But, if you're gonna be running a Brendle-equipped car, we are gonna have you covered on the website, and I would just make sure to check out some of the other options on the site.
So, in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending 200 bucks for this kit. Which, I know, might be a little bit on the higher side, but again, easier to give your car a very great custom look, and these will stick out like a sore thumb behind your wheels in a good way. Again, weigh that in comparison to picking up a big brake kit, which will run you anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000 depending on the brand. Or running down your local parts store and messing around with caliper paint which again, could be little bit on the messier side. As well as if it's applied incorrectly, it's gonna fade pretty quick.
So, switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at very simple one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about an hour's worth of labor to get these onto your car. So, I do wanna add that this is gonna be a quick glance at what's entailed to get these installed. A couple of steps might be missing here, but the guys over at MGP are gonna have some pretty detailed install info to get these onto your car, but to give you a quick idea, you're gonna need to obviously pull your front and rear wheels off. After that, you're gonna need to move the clip securing your caliper covers out of the way, slip these on, and then use the provided hardware from MGP. Again, much easier said than done, but, at the end of the day you're looking at a very easy, one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about an hour to get these onto your Mustang.
All right. So, just to wrap things up, here are some final thoughts. I definitely like this option from 2015 through current Mustang GT. Not only based on the fact that these are gonna give your car a much-needed dose of customization behind your wheels, but for the fact that you're not gonna be spending an arm and a leg on a big brake kit or having to mess around with caliper paint. So, that's my quick review and breakdown for the MGP Caliper Cover Kit featuring the Mustang logo upfront, as well as the GT logo in the rear, fitting your 2015 through current Mustang GT, available right here at americanmuscle.com.