See...I apologize, but I just don't get that logic. I've seen a couple other guys going this route, but at least they have stated they bought brand new R calipers because they didn't want the down time, or got a smoking deal,or other similar logic. There is ZERO difference between the two brakes other than color, ZERO. Not like you're buying some special piece of kit. And at a $700 price delta...well...there's a lot of better stuff I could do with that money.
Your 100% correct on the product itself. ZERO difference between the calipers.
If your powder coating to a different color I total concur with your choice of action. Esp if you can afford the down time
However, when dealing with a $60,000 + car, if your going to the Red R color, I think wag makes total sense. Sure its cheaper having a shop powder coat all four calipers and yes you can save some money. I had the R calipers put on my car. Spent under $900 for the kit but I work for a dealership. Retail is about $1250 for the R kit.
When you powder coat, prices vary. I think the pricing that galaxy mentioned in his first post above was low. Most powder coating companies are going to charge around $150 and up per item to prep and powder coat. Thats a minium of $600-$800 to powder coat your stock calipers.
For an extra $500 I'd rather have the real deal and done professionally from Brembo and on this car $500 isnt a lot of money
my two cents worth
Edited by smokum, 03 January 2018 - 11:12 AM.
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