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Justin: The MGP Caliper Covers here in red should appeal to the 2019 and newer RAM owners who have a 20-inch or larger wheel installed, and would just like to dress up the unsightly factory calipers on your rig, while adding some dust reduction at the same time. Now, these officially licensed covers will be made from T6 billet aluminum, and will feature that officially-licensed RAM logo on both front and rear covers, of course, along with that bright red powder coat.Now, getting into the features here with the MGP options, and these are gonna offer a nice little dress-up opportunity for those RAM owners who are looking to hide those boring factory calipers, add a splash of color, all while helping to block the brake dust from getting on your stock or aftermarket 20-inch or larger wheels. Now, as far as construction is concerned, well, the covers themselves have been made from a durable and lightweight 6061 aluminum, and they will be able to withstand high temperatures of brake use, in addition to that powder coat just looking good for many, many years to come. Now, the cherry on top, in this case, will be the officially-licensed RAM logo, which is found on all four covers.Now, as far as your price is concerned, well, the MGP logoed options are gonna land around the mid-to-high $200 price point, which is a little bit more than some of your other non-licensed options here on the site, such as Rough Country for instance. You can get in a set of those for about 100 bucks less than the MGP options. Now, even with all that said, guys, the MGP covers are still a fraction of the price of an aftermarket big brake kit from Brembo, Baer, or Wilwood. Typically, those cost about $1000 to $2,000, at least. So, if you're going for a similar look but you don't necessarily want that price tag, these are certainly, again, gonna be a far more affordable option.But now let's get into the install, and the site has this one pegged at a solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, about an hour to complete from start to finish, using the included brackets and hardware. But now what do you say we head out to the shop for our detailed walkthrough and quick tool breakdown?Jake: Tools used in this install include a ratchet, a 3/8-inch shallow socket, a small hammer, and the included feeler gauge.All right. So, we're gonna start with our front caliper covers here. I'm just gonna take the cover itself. These come with the lock nuts already on them, so I'm just gonna loosen them up so we have enough clearance here. All right. So, we'll take our cover here, kind of get this set roughly in place where we want it to be. And then we're gonna take our clip at the top here, get that in. You can tighten it down by hand too, if you'd like. Then we're gonna do the same thing down here on the bottom.These clamps are gonna go over the outside of the caliper bracket, and then you can tighten them down here. Again, if you need to adjust a little bit, this one needs to come up a little bit towards the top here, so we can do that. And once you're satisfied with where those are, then you can go ahead and tighten them down using our 3/8-inch socket on our 1/4-inch drive ratchet here. And you don't wanna go too tight with these. Torque specs are included in the box. For our purposes right now, we're just gonna tighten them down, because these are not gonna be staying on the truck. Once you're satisfied with that, make sure nothing is rubbing, either on the brackets or on the front here. And once you've checked the clearances, you're ready to move on to the rear.Now, once you've got these adjusted and tightened up, you wanna check your clearance. Now, MGP does provide you with a little piece of paper here that kind of serves as a feeler gauge. If you have your own set at home, again, the specs are included in the box. But you can just take this, run it through on both sides of the rotor. You should feel little to no friction at all here. And you're gonna do the same thing on the bottom here as well. Same thing goes down here. You should be able to insert this feeler gauge underneath of that clip that we just put on, and there should really be no friction at all. Once we've got our wheel back on too, you'll just wanna check, kind of run it around and make sure that there is no clearance issues with these. But if you've got them tight, and the clearances work here, you should be okay.All right. So, now we're gonna move on to the rear, and the process is similar but not exactly the same. So, one difference is the brackets for the rear have the studs and the nuts going on them, as opposed to the caliper cover itself. So what we're gonna do first is I'm gonna loosen these guys up a little bit. You can also just take these nuts off, because we're gonna need them off in a moment anyway. So, again, we're gonna put this bracket right up here on the top of our bracket for the caliper. Now, this is likely not gonna go on with just your hands, so I'm gonna take my small rubber mallet and I'm just gonna gently tap this down so it lines up with that bracket. Nice and straight, just like that. Once we've got that one on, we're gonna go ahead and do the same thing on the bottom. And, on the bottom here, we're gonna do the same thing we just did on the top. Again, I'm just gonna kind of get this started, and then I'm gonna take my rubber mallet and just gently tap this into place. All right. And once you've got that sitting nice and straight, we can go ahead and put the cover itself on.Once you've got those brackets installed, we can go ahead and put on the cover itself. So we're just gonna line up these two holes with the studs on those brackets that we just put on, and then we'll take our nuts with the lock washers on here and start tightening them down. And just like up front, we're gonna take our ratchet with the 3/8-inch socket and we're just gonna tighten these down. Now, you wanna be sure not to go too tight with these. The torque spec is 25 inch-pounds, but not everybody has a torque wrench that does inch-pounds. It's not a whole lot of pressure, so just get them snug. Maybe go, like, a quarter turn past at most. That should be more than enough to hold them in place. Again, we'll do the same thing on the bottom here. Get it nice and snug, and just go maybe a quarter turn past. We'll check that to make sure everything is nice and tight, and then we'll go ahead and check our clearances.Next, we're gonna use either our feeler gauge, or the one that's provided in the kit here, and we're just gonna check the clearance between the bracket and the rotor itself. Again, you should really not feel anything. That was actually me catching it on the brake pads down here. You do the same thing on the top and on the bottom. Again, there should be basically no drag on this at all, on either side. Once you're satisfied with that, make sure that everything is nice and tight, and then you can go ahead and repeat this same process on both axles on the other side of the truck.That's gonna wrap it up for our review and install of the MGP Red Caliper Covers with RAM Logo, for the Front and Rear, fitting 2019 and newer RAM 1500s with Standard Rear Calipers and 20-Inch or Larger Wheels. Thanks so much for watching. 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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Custom Styling. Add a "big brake" appearance to your RAM 1500 with a set of front and rear gloss red MGP Caliper Covers. These officially licensed MGP Brake Caliper Covers feature the RAM logo embossed in them for true custom styling. Whether you're accenting your new wheels or just adding some extra flare to your ride, a set of MGP caliper covers will be sure to turn heads.
Reduces Brake Dust. These MGP Brake Caliper Covers not only look fantastic, but they also act as a dust shield to keep your vehicle's wheels looking cleaner longer.
Quality Construction. MGP designs and manufactures their Brake Caliper Covers in the USA from light weight 6061-T6 Aerospace Aluminum that is formed to the shape of the caliper for a perfect fit. The covers are then completed in a durable gloss red powder coated finish for great looks and long lasting corrosion resistance. The supplied installation brackets are TIG welded in place for extra security.
Easy No Mess Install. Painting your brake calipers can be messy and time consuming, but these MGP Caliper Covers simply install over your stock calipers and are held securely in place with the supplied clip and bolt. For an easy no muss, no fuss installation.
Application. These MGP Red Caliper Covers with RAM Logo; Front and Rear are designed to fit 2019-2023 RAM 1500 models with Standard Rear Caliper and 20 plus inch wheels
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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