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Painted Calipers

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by WHITE16SR5, Apr 7, 2017.

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Painted Calipers on a 4Runner

  1. Yes - Red

    26.7%
  2. Yes - Another color, please specify

    40.0%
  3. No, it's just wrong for a 4Runner

    33.3%
  1. Apr 7, 2017 at 1:43 PM
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    WHITE16SR5

    WHITE16SR5 [OP] New Member

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    I've owned a few Ford Mustangs and it was fairly common to have the calipers painted. My last Mustang was white and I painted the calipers dark Ford Motor Blue. Looked good.

    I've noticed that I don't see many painted calipers on 4Runners. I think it would look sharp with black wheels (like the popular TRD wheels that I am running) and although I sometimes like to think that I don't care what others think, I really do. Sad - I know.

    So, what's the deal, red calipers on a 4Runner would look wrong and we should leave the painted calipers for the Honda Civics, Acura Integras and Ford Mustangs?

    Please partake in the poll. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    Stuck CAPS

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    If you're painting for looks, it's pobably gonna get messed up if you wheel it, so if people paint the calipers on their truck it's usually some black, easy to touch up, rust-preventative paint.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    WHITE16SR5

    WHITE16SR5 [OP] New Member

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    43 views and only 3 votes. Hmmmmmmmm People care enough to click on the thread but not enough to cast a vote. Why the filibuster?
     
  4. Apr 8, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    alittleoff

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    Yeah why not. Probably in Matte Gray to match the TRD Pro wheels.

    Steve
     
  5. Apr 9, 2017 at 5:37 AM
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    j cat

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    my toyota calipers are factory silver color .. looks good as it matches the wheels. also they are painted unlike GM trucks like my 2000, which then messes up the alloy painted wheels . so ON my GM truck I did paint them a high temp flat black .. being that color and protected I still have the 17 year old front calipers. the rear calipers did not have a rust problem but the pistons being made of some funky material got distorted @20K miles so I had to replace them .. I then painted those also flat black ..

    toyota does a better job on component protection compared to GM ..I recommend painting them if not painted or if rust appears. you do not want iron on the alloy wheels .. brake pads iron dust not good.
     
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