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I then added the red caliper covers by MGP.



I swapped out my 20" Chrome Clad "pimp" wheels for the Mopar Premium Painted (Black) Cast Aluminum Wheels, the ones that came standard on the 2011 Detonator an Shock. I like them because they have no lip. But, with out the lip, they are balanced with stick on paste weights, which I do not like!
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After seeing these Nitro MGP Red Caliper Covers posted by dhh3 I had to have a set too! Ordered today from CarID (one of several Supporting Vendors of this Site) and will post pictures when installed with the stock factory R/T 20" wheels. While they may not be as outstanding as on the Mopar wheels of dhh3 I am looking forward to another modification on my Nitro!
 

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MGP® - Caliper Covers - 2007 Dodge Nitro Caliper Covers

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Dodge Nitro R/T / SLT / SXT 2007-2008, Full Set (4) Caliper Covers by MGP®. Fits wheels 17" and larger. Upgrade the appearance of your calipers, reduce their operating temperature, and reduce the amount of brake dust on your wheels with these caliper covers. These quality, aerospace aluminum covers are the smart alternative to painting your calipers, and come in your choice of finish. Everything is included for an easy installation.
 

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CaliperCovers on Feb 9, 2012

Increase curb-side appeal, reduce brake dust, patented stainless steel fastening system, T-6061 aluminum, powder coated, TIG welded, 3 year warranty and Made in the USA! Over 600 vehicle applications available. Custom colors and engravings available!
 

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Just as an FYI, they are very easy to install. There are 2 metal clips that just slip onto the caliper - the ones for the front calipers are different than the ones for the back calipers. Here are some pictures that I took - one set has the bolt on the clip, the other set has the bolt on the cover. It's been so long, that I can't remember which is which. There has to be about a business card thickness between the clip and the rotor. One of my rotors must have been slightly out of round because I heard a slight squeak for about 2 weeks! I could hear it when I put the windows down - it sounded like it was coming from the passenger side.







 

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Thanks dhh3 for the pictures and info!

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Factory R/T Wheels



REAR Covers Installed







FRONT Covers Installed

 

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Rick, those look great. I did not think that so much of the cover would be visible with the chrome clad wheels. Nice job, and good contrast with your white body color. Did you have any issues with fitment? My squeak went away after about 2 weeks! And, I still get a lot of compliments. I found some "SRT6" logos on ebay. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.........

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I too was surprised that they look as good and visible on these wheels. Thanks to your post another add-on to my already modified one-of-a-kind Nitro!
 

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I too was surprised that they look as good and visible on these wheels. Thanks to your post another add-on to my already modified one-of-a-kind Nitro!
Rick - This is the nice part - having a one-of-a kind vehicle, and getting nods of approval wherever I go. The Nitro was a great base vehicle to start this adventure. I'll keep looking, for us(!), and see what I can come up with!

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Thank you. That is what this forum is all about - a place to share ideas. What color is your body? I saw the red ones advertised on a Mustang - I never thought to consider another color.

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Dodge Nitro Detonator / Heat / SE / SXT / Shock 2010, Full Set (4) Caliper Covers by MGP®. Fits wheels 17" and larger. Upgrade the appearance of your calipers, reduce their operating temperature, and reduce the amount of brake dust on your wheels with these caliper covers. These quality, aerospace aluminum covers are the smart alternative to painting your calipers, and come in your choice of finish. Everything is included for an easy installation.
Welcome to the forum. Tell us about your Nitro.

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I believe there were 2 different brake sizes for the front and rear wheels in Dodge Nitro 2007-2010. The SE and SXT came with 17" wheels and had smaller brakes. The R/T came with 20" wheels and had larger brakes. At least in the EU (export) versions.

If I want to buy this covers for my 2008 SXT, will it fit?
 

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I believe that there are two different rotor sizes; one slightly smaller than the other. But I'm not sure if all of the calipers are the same size. The way that they mount, I do not believe that this small difference would be an issue.

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Transform Dull, Ordinary Brake Calipers With MGP Caliper Covers

Mar 10, 2020



Let’s talk about your brake calipers. Chances are, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them, right?



But if you’ve ever seen those glossy, powder-coated calipers commonly worn by thoroughbred exotics, you know just how much a fetching set of calipers can do for a car’s appearance. Sleek, brightly-colored, and often adorned by an attractive, painted and engraved logo, these bits of automotive eye candy can’t help but draw attention.

Yet despite everything that a good-looking set of brake calipers can do to elevate a car’s appearance, most factory calipers come off the line with no dressing up whatsoever. Dull, drab, often unpainted, they’re just sort of there, humbly extending over the brake discs behind your wheels without doing your car’s looks any service.

That’s where MGP Caliper Covers comes in. Based out of San Diego, MGP Caliper Covers manufactures slick-looking covers that clip onto your car’s factory calipers and take their appearance to the next level. They’re vehicle-specific, ensuring a perfect fit over any set of OEM brake calipers, and they’re a breeze to install, slipping right over the caliper and attaching via a simple set of metal clips. Better still, they’re made of aerospace-grade 6061-T aluminum for next-level durability – not plastic, which is a very good thing in an application where lots of heat is involved.

A set of caliper covers can completely change your car's look.

But what’s really cool about MGP Caliper Covers is the amount of customization available to buyers. MGP offers a range of different heat-resistant powder-coating colors, which can be had with or without an engraved MGP logo — but in addition to that, customers can tweak the design however they see fit. That means choosing whether or not they want faux bolt heads engraved into the cover, selecting from a range of different licensed logos from automakers like Ford, GMC, Honda, and much more. You can even design and upload your own image for engraving, adding a whole nother level of customization, ensuring your car truly is one of a kind.

And for those of you considering going the DIY route to dress up your calipers, you might want to think again. Painting brake calipers is a route a lot of car owners take, but depending on your level of expertise, results can vary – a lot – and the effort required is significantly higher if you want a finish that actually lasts longer than a few spins around the block. Not only that, but most DIYers don’t really have the option of a perfectly-machined engraving, and if your calipers are of the two-piece “sliding” variety, there’s no mistaking them for anything but a basic, low-cost set of brakes, no matter what.



Compared to a DIY job, MGP’s covers are much less effort to apply, and they’re built to last with a three-year manufacturer warranty. That’s not all, either: since they carry the added benefit of helping to keep brake dust at bay, the caliper covers help keep your wheels looking clean for longer. As a matter of fact, if you plan on upgrading your ride’s wheels in the near future, a set of brake caliper covers is almost essential — both to keep your wheels from getting coated with nasty brake dust, and to make sure that what’s behind your new wheels looks sharp enough to suit.

MGP Caliper Covers are available straight from the company’s website, and if you’ve got a custom design in mind and a new set of wheels on the way, we recommend putting your order in sooner rather than later — there’s a lead time on custom-designed orders, and you’re going to want these in your hands as soon as possible. Trust us.


 
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