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Ohhhh Noooo - Glue-on Brembo brake caliper covers



Poseurs, take note: you can finally corral all that imaginary power your Hyundai Elantra SRT8 isn't making underhood. Eric Hsu at JDM Insider's Beyond the Dyno blog came across what'll doubtless be the latest trend to show up on M-badged Plymouth Breezes everywhere: bogus, glue-on brake caliper covers that give you the high-performance Brembo look while perfectly maintaining your fakemobile's incomprehensible lameness. When it comes to things that suck, innovation knows no bounds.
What a joke. :(
 

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For what those cost, you could probably upgrade your pads, replace your rubber lines with some braided lines (okay, maybe), get some decent fluid, and actually improve your brakes. Unless there's some hidden ducts, these will do the opposite. Whatever.
 

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For what those cost, you could probably upgrade your pads, replace your rubber lines with some braided lines (okay, maybe), get some decent fluid, and actually improve your brakes. Unless there's some hidden ducts, these will do the opposite. Whatever.
But why would you actually spend the money to improve braking performance when this is so much more tackier and idiotic?
 
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I know I'll hate myself in the morning. Next they'll make them light up so you can see them at the stoplight.
 

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A lot of people would be surprised at how much better there brakes would feel if they just bleed the lines especially if the car's 10+ years old

this is silly though...check out those massive calipers on those tiny rusty rotors
 

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For what those cost, you could probably upgrade your pads, replace your rubber lines with some braided lines (okay, maybe), get some decent fluid, and actually improve your brakes. Unless there's some hidden ducts, these will do the opposite. Whatever.
You're saying that you can do all that for $50 ?
 

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So will this be as pouplar as fender vents?
The number of people out there that put those stick on fender vents and don't know what they mean is amazing.

Lets see base off the the number of stick on fender vents I have seen :

One V10 Honda Civic :lmao: :lmao:
Three 4-Cylinder Crown Vics :lmao:
One V8 Nissian Altima :lmao:
Five V6 Chrysler 300s (when on the trunk lid it says HEMI :doh:)

I see alot of V8 SUVs with only Six stick on vents.


^^^I could go on all day. If your going to stick something on your vehicle know what you are communicating.

Back to topic: Wouldn't the Glue Melt?
 

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I don't know if the number on the vents really "means" anything, I mean I know in the 1950's Buick used to put 8 of them on 8 cylinders and 3 of them on sixes but...
besides engine size the vents on old Buicks were a culture symbol of how successful you were. i know it sounds a tad absurd now but back in the 50's If you had a Buick with a V8 that symbolized success whereas if you owned a V6 Buick then you weren't as successful. History lesson aside I've seen all sorts of cars with fake vents. I've seen a fair amount of grand marquis with them a friend of my brothers has them on his Buick century along with a landau roof and wire rims, And I even saw a Range Rover that had vents on it and lets just say a land rover with Buick style vents looks really weird
 

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I don't know if the number on the vents really "means" anything, I mean I know in the 1950's Buick used to put 8 of them on 8 cylinders and 3 of them on sixes but...
I'm pretty sure post-war Buick didn't make a six cyl until the 1960s V6 ;)

Eight 'ventiports' signified the big-engined Century & Roadmaster models
 

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Weren't the vents modeled after exhaust outlets (as if the headers dumped straight from the cylinders through the fenders / hood)? Hence four per side for V8's, three for V6's.
 

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Weren't the vents modeled after exhaust outlets (as if the headers dumped straight from the cylinders through the fenders / hood)? Hence four per side for V8's, three for V6's.
Nice logic but that would have meant fitting eight ventiports onto only one side of the hood (to suit their once-famous Straight-Eight engines) because Buick didn't build a V8 until 1953, nor offer any kind of post-WWII 6-cyl motor until their 1962 V6

Ventiport history
http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/2006/05/01/hmn_feature20.html

On older Buicks the ventiports denoted model-trim and their respective engine capacity, not cylinders:

six-port Special & Super = smaller capacity I-8 or the later V8
eight-port Century & Roadmaster = larger I-8 or V8
 

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I'm pretty sure post-war Buick didn't make a six cyl until the 1960s V6 ;)

Eight 'ventiports' signified the big-engined Century & Roadmaster models
You are correct....4 on each side for Roadmaster or Century......3 on each side for Super or Special. Nothing to do with the engine just the model.
 

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Nothing to do with the engine just the model.
The engine-size deliniation worked for '3 port' (Special & Super) models too because these were only available with the smaller capacity motor

Only the Century & Roadmaster got the big kahuna :drive:
 

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The engine-size deliniation worked for '3 port' (Special & Super) models too because these were only available with the smaller capacity motor

Only the Century & Roadmaster got the big kahuna :drive:

Yes sir defacto !! Back then the Buick brand still had major prestige. And even as a 5 year old I knew 4 ventiports was above the 3 ports. The original Skylark was probably my first "dreamcar".:D
 
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