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carid.com has the caliper covers but they are expensive $179.00 I think. Come in different colors, red are cool
They are also listed on ebay for less than $20.00 but it says they are compatible with the base model cadenza, not the limited.
They are Brembo but made in china I think so beware. look like plastic to me and you put the china ones on with silicone
 

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Thanks for the info Gene. I did see the MGP ones on Amazon same price $179.00, but they are out of stock. They are made with aluminum and stainless steel.
 

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Are these intensive to install? And it looks like $180 is the base which gets you red (glossy), black (glossy), or black (matte). Any other color is +$100. The website for Carid also says it fits 18"+ wheels, model not specified, you could always call. I think a type of purple or maybe red would look good on my Bronze Metallic. You can also put on graphics/words for like an extra $140+. I would seriously look into this if it's not hard to do, I was thinking of getting my calipers painted but a less permanent solution would also be nice.
 

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Gene those brembos are garbage I trashed the ones I bought lol
 

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Listed below are the Caliper Covers I purchased today for my Kia Cadenza 2014 Limited with 19’ chrome rims. I purchased them from CARiD. They are shipping out to me on Aug. 5, 2014.

http://www.carid.com/product.php?productid=17899529

MGP® - Gloss Red Caliper Covers with MGP Engraving

Kia Cadenza 2014, Full Set (4) Gloss Red Caliper Covers with MGP Engraving 21178SMGPRD by MGP®. Fits Models with 18" wheels diameter and larger. Upgrade the appearance of your calipers, reduce their operating temperature, and reduce the amount of brake dust.....
SKU:17899529
Price:$179.00
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Delivery:$179.00
 

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The MGP's are aluminum, powder coated, and easy to install. They also help keep the brake dust off the wheels. You will notice I said HELP. Those chrome wheels will get brake dust on them setting in the garage. Red really shows up on a black cadenza
 

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Thank you for the info Gene.
Any thing that can help kept the Chrome rims clean will be a big help. Just a short run to the local 7-11 and back and you can already see the brake dust.
I only have 350 miles on the car, do you think the brake dust problem will get better as the brakes wear down some of the high spots.

I purchased the Wheel Woolies Bundle - 3 Piece Kit from Detailer's Domain and they have been very useful in cleaning the rims.

https://www.detailersdomain.com/Wheel-Woolies-Bundle--3-Piece-Kit_p_721.html
 

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The caliper covers will help a little but don't think the brake dust problem will get any better, you will have to live with it. Maybe try a small hand held dust buster for the outside chrome surface.
I don't have the chrome wheels but a friend of mine does. 8000miles and he still gets it. My
cadenza is a year old now and they didn't have the chrome wheels. Mine are 19" but the first style wheels.
 

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Here are pictures of the MGP Red Caliper Covers I installed. They were easy to install on the fronts, but I had to grind down the rear clips so they would fit the rears. You can see them better (other drivers) when you are driving down the road.
 

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let us know if the caliper covers cut down on the brake dust
Here are pictures of the MGP Red Caliper Covers I installed. They were easy to install on the fronts, but I had to grind down the rear clips so they would fit the rears. You can see them better (other drivers) when you are driving down the road.
 

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Here are pictures of the MGP Red Caliper Covers I installed. They were easy to install on the fronts, but I had to grind down the rear clips so they would fit the rears. You can see them better (other drivers) when you are driving down the road.
Those look really nice. Red goes well with the black. Nice work!
 

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I have to say I was amazed with the results after installing the Caliper Covers. The brake dust problem improved 90%! I drove from Brick NJ to Syracuse, NY, about 300 miles and had very little brake dust on the chrome rims when I got there. I will see how they are in the next week or so after doing mostly local driving. The Tech at MGP told me I would see an improvement in how much less brake dust I would see. He was right! He also said they would help the brakes to run cooler.

Before and After Images posted
 

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I have to say I was amazed with the results after installing the Caliper Covers. The brake dust problem improved 90%! I drove from Brick NJ to Syracuse, NY, about 300 miles and had very little brake dust on the chrome rims when I got there. I will see how they are in the next week or so after doing mostly local driving. The Tech at MGP told me I would see an improvement in how much less brake dust I would see. He was right! He also said they would help the brakes to run cooler.

Before and After Images posted
Thanks for the pics. Are you worried about them coming loose over time? The instructions indicate a lock nut is used. Did they seem solid once installed? I might be interested in getting these.....
 
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