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Racing Friday | 2015 Corvette Quarter Mile Run
Words kind of fail to describe how cool this brand new 2015 Corvette C7 Z06 is on its first quarter mile run. Check out the video to see it complete a sweet little burnout and then haul @ss down the track.
With a pretty sound time of 11.7 seconds at 120.5 mph, he seems to have missed the stated time of 11.2 seconds with the manual and an unbelievable time 10.95 seconds with the new 8-speed auto shifter. Still, it’s fun to watch.
A Little Bit about MGP
As anyone who has been reading this blog knows, we love MGP Caliper Covers here at Rvinyl. Engineered and manufactured right here in the USA with standards that are second to none, MGP Caliper Covers really are a unique product that combine the best of form and function. According to their site “There is a vast amount of technology and engineering behind each and every component. MGP utilizes aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel, CNC machining, hydraulic forming and TIG welding.” Sounds high tech doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. BUt in addition to the exacting standards that MGP has for its products it also puts them through a rigorous testing process in order to ensure durability and, above all else, safety.
Installing MGP Caliper Covers on the Scion FR-S
Today’s post isn’t really a vague plug for MGP though, instead it’s centered on one of my favorite rides: the Scion FR-S. Take a look at the video below and see how the red caliper covers make the wheel pop.
VHT: Very High Temperature Caliper Paints
Caliper painting is a great addition and/or alternative to using ABS or MGP Caliper Covers to add style and personality to your brake calipers. VHT caliper paints (which unsurprisingly stands for very high temperature) is, as you probably know, formulated to withstand incredibly high temperatures of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit which makes it perfect for your brakes and calipers. So, not only can you get the look you’ve been dreaming of but it will actually protect all of the components you spray from oxidation.
At Rvinyl we currently carry a full selection of their colors but I am most excited about their cast aluminum ever since MGP discontinued their silver caliper covers. As you can see in the video above, application is relatively easy and all you really need to know how to do is remove your tire to get at the caliper.
Dupli-Color: Tried and True
I think almost anyone, even if they’re not an enthusiast, will recognize the name Dupli-Color. Known for dependability and quality the Dupli-Color Caliper Paint Kits we carry offer the same ease of installation as the VHT sprays but are a complete solution in a box. Available in five great colors (yes, they have silver too!) these kits come to you complete with caliper cleaner, high temperature paint, an application stirrer, brush and masking tape. Check out the easy to follow video below and you’ll see just how easy it is to get the results you want:
G2: The New Kid On the Block
At Rvinyl, we’re always looking for new products to solve your custom vehicle modification needs. G2 is the latest addition to our caliper customization lines and will be available soon on our site. The most exciting thing about the G2 selection of caliper paints is that they not only ofer a ridiculous amount of colors but they also have a color match kit which lets you paint your calipers to match your car or truck’s paint. How freaking cool is that? Look for it in the next month or so on the site (I promise I’ll let you guys know when it’s lve though).
What’s a Caliper Cover
Alright so you might not need caliper covers but after you check out the video and some of the pictures you’ll see why you want them. Caliper covers, and especially those made by MGP, are a great way to add style and (possibly) protection to your brake calipers. MGP covers are made from aircraft grade aluminum and go through a three stage process during fabrication for the ultimate in durability and restyling quality. Just check out tthevideo if you don’t believe me:
What Do MGP Caliper Covers DO?
You may already believe they look good and are built to last if you watched the video but did you know that the can also act as heat-shields and protect your brakes from dust and debris? My favorite types of accessories are the ones that kill two birds with one stone and with MGP caliper covers you’re actually killing a small flock of them.
Protect and Style: Wheel Bands
Wheel Bands are one of my favorite wheel accessories (if a person can have a favorite wheel accessory) just because of how cool they are. They are really one of the only products I can think of that truly do the double duty off enhancing the look of your car, truck or SUV and actually offering it protection as well. If you take a look at the Mustang shown above you’ll see what I mean. So, how does it work? Check out the video below and you get a better idea.
Make sense now? The most revolutionary aspect about Wheel Bands is the fact that the inserts can be removed when damaged or when you want a change and replaced with the same color or any other that is offered for that matter. And, they’re available in a huge selection of colors (yes, they even carry pink). So, if you have some time on your hands and want to learn more check out our selection of Wheel Bands now.
American Muscle Fail Compilation Video
It’s Sunday again which means it’s time for funny car pics, videos and epic fails. This week’s edition is all about American muscle cars. The first video is a kind of longish compilation but there are some gems there so it’s worth watching:
Classic American Muscle Car Memes
And where would any car failround-up be without the ridculously ubiquitous demotivational memes? Here are a few to get your Sunday off to a good start:
Okay, so maybe the humor’s not high-brow but does everything have to be so serious? Anyway, wishing you all a great Sunday and see you here tomorrow to start off the week!