Caliper Covers for Tesla Model 3
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Caliper Covers for Tesla Model 3

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Designed and tested to specifically fit over Tesla Model 3 stock factory brake calipers, these Caliper Covers will give your Models 3 a “big brake” race-ready look that will turn heads. Caliper Covers not only look fantastic, but, they also add function by reducing brake dust and dissipating heat. Caliper Covers are made from lightweight 6061-T6 Aerospace Aluminum that covers the caliper for an optimal fit. Caliper Covers are then powder coated in red for a long-lasting, beautiful look and each cover includes the T E S L A logo in silver paint fill. The installation brackets are TIG welded in place for extra strength. Made in the USA.

Please Note: These are compatible with 18", 19" and 20" factory Tesla Model 3 Wheels.

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Specifications

Caliper Covers are manufactured in the USA with 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum. The manufacturing process utilizes CNC machining, hydraulic forming, and, TIG welding for strength, powder-coating for durability, and a patented stainless steel fastening system for optimal fitment. No adhesive, tape, or caliper modifications are required. Caliper Covers have been engineered specifically for the the Tesla Model 3 to ensure proper clearance and a secure fit. The included stainless steel fastening system is also specific to the Model 3 factory brake caliper. 

Caliper Covers are engineered, developed, and manufactured in the USA under strict quality control guidelines and procedures. Every order that ships is hand-inspected for quality and accuracy. In addition, Caliper Covers are tested regularly for safety and quality at the OEM level. Some of these tests include but are not limited to: heat soak testing, track testing (on-road), track testing (off-road), long-term road testing, stress testing, corrosion testing. For more on the manufacturing process, check the "Videos" tab. 

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Please note: All Caliper Covers include the T E S L A logo (in a silver paint fill). We do not offer any other logo or mark in this area. Caliper Covers standard red is not "matched" to the Model 3 red factory paint.

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Features

Note: Video below showcases our Caliper Covers on the Tesla Model 3 and also includes an in-depth installation walk-through for your professional installer...

ENHANCE THE LOOK

Designed and tested to specifically fit over Tesla Model 3 stock factory brake calipers, Caliper Covers provide a “big brake” race-ready look that will turn heads— in fact, many want caliper covers for appearance. To that end, Caliper Covers don't just hide an unattractive part, but create a unique look of their own.

REDUCE BRAKE DUST

These Caliper Covers not only look fantastic, but they also act as a protective brake dust shield to help keep your rims looking cleaner longer. In other words, far less time spent cleaning intricate wheel designs. If you're fastidious about your wheels, then you know what kind of problem brake dust can be — Caliper Covers direct the air and dust toward back side of wheel, keeping the front of the wheel much cleaner.

HEAT DISSIPATION

Your calipers will also run cooler with Caliper Covers. Field testing on their Caliper Covers with an infrared heat detector, there was anywhere from a 20-50 degree difference in brake temperatures. The increased surface area in direct contact with your brake calipers provides a very large heat sink for your brakes.

“It is common engineering knowledge that increasing surface area allows heat to dissipate thus reducing the temperature build up. Electronic components use aluminum heat sinks as common practice to reduce heat build up. We wanted to assure customers that the Caliper Cover don't increase heat, it actually reduces it.” - Mike Barland, President

Caliper Covers give the heat your brakes build up a way to dissipate out of the system more rapidly. Lower overall temperatures could, in turn, give your Model 3 less brake fade potentially resulting in better/shorter stopping distances, increased brake pad life, increased brake rotor life, and reduced rotor warpage.  For more, see the "Videos" tab to check out the Heat Testing video.

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Gallery

Manufacturing Process

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Paint Application

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Installation

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Model 3: Before... and After

Model 3: Before... and After

Model 3: Post-Installation

The Close-Up

Model 3: Enhanced with Caliper Covers

Combining Caliper Covers with Wheel Bands

Many Model 3 owners will combine Caliper Covers with our rim protection (and rim styling) product, Wheel Bands. A popular look for Model 3 wheels include both Caliper Covers and Wheel Bands — for an example, see below.

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Installation

Installation Video

Professional Installation is required. 

Installation Guide

Installation time: Average installation time is about one hour.

Tools required: Safety glasses, floor jack, impact wrench or lug wrench, torque wrench, 3/8" wrench, 0.13mm paper feeler gauge (included with set). Note: there is no tape, glue, adhesive, or brake caliper modifications involved in the installation.

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Installation PDF File 

Caliper Cover Instructions

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FAQ 

Will caliper covers fit with my Model 3 wheels?

Yes, Caliper Covers fit all versions of the Model 3. These custom-fit Caliper Covers have been designed for optimal fitment for both 18" and 19" Model 3 factory wheels. 

Caliper Covers will guarantee brake caliper fitment when utilizing the appropriate EVANNEX Caliper Cover part number specific to the Model 3.  In addition, installation must be performed in adherence to the included installation instructions. 

What if I have aftermarket wheels?

Caliper Covers are designed for a close fit. If you have aftermarket wheels and would like to determine whether you have enough clearance, measure from the back of the wheel to the front of the caliper. If you have 1/8" (approximately 3mm) of clearance, you have enough space.  To test - if you can slide two stacked quarters between the brake caliper and the wheel, you should have enough clearance. If a vehicle has been fitted with aftermarket wheels, it is the customer’s responsibility to verify a 3mm clearance prior to placing the order. Because of the vast variety of aftermarket wheels, it is imperative that this be executed before an order is placed. Caliper Covers require 3mm of clearance between the brake caliper and the inside face of the wheel. If a customer is unsure as to whether the wheel configuration has the necessary clearance, it is recommended that you contact us prior to placing an order. 

Do the caliper covers hurt or help with heat dissipation?

They help. Heat testing has demonstrated that Caliper Covers improved heat dissipation. The Caliper Cover only covers the front of the caliper allowing all heat to escape up through the top of the caliper. See “Features” tab for more on heat dissipation, and "Videos" tab to watch Field Heat Testing.

Will caliper covers reduce brake dust on my wheels?

Customers report a significant decrease in brake dust after installation of Caliper Covers. See the “Features” tab for more.

When using regenerative braking with my Model 3, will brake dust or heat dissipation still be factor?

You'll still use your brakes. But it's true that you'll use your brakes less in a Model 3 than someone driving a gas-powered internal combustion engine vehicle due to regenerative braking.

To get that "pop" of color, can't I just order red calipers with my Model 3?

At this time, red calipers are not an option with Model 3.

What about painting my calipers?

You can try painting your calipers, but be prepared for a lot of work. First, you'll need to get the whole car up on jack stands. Then you'll have to decide whether to paint them in place or disassemble them. Either way, everything will have to be completely clean or the paint won't stick. If you're painting the calipers in place, you'll need to use a brush, but there will be areas that will be hard to get to. Caliper Covers provide a more convenient and cleaner approach.

Can I purchase aftermarket brake calipers instead?

Aftermarket calipers can certainly provide a different look, and, depending on the brand, they might work better than your stock calipers, but the high price point (sometimes thousands of dollars) for aftermarket brake calipers should only be considered if you mainly want an upgrade in brake function. 

Why not install custom plastic brake covers?

Installing plastic covers on brake calipers is discouraged by many in the industry. The reason: a brake system converts the forward motion of the vehicle into heat by pressing the brake pads against the rotors, the plastic could melt causing your brakes to malfunction. In addition, be prepared to spend time trying to fabricate them to fit, often difficult installation, and, not worth the hassle. And, post-installation, it can be difficult getting them to stay in place.

Do caliper covers form-fit to the surface shape of my calipers like plastic brake covers?

No. Caliper Covers simply cover what many consider an unattractive part of the wheel, the brake caliper. Check out our "Gallery" or "Videos" tab for a closer look.

Will the red coating on my caliper covers hold up to the heat?

Caliper Covers are powder coated for high heat, durability and toughness.

Are caliper covers removable for brake service?

Yes. Reverse installation, remove, and replace after service.

Can I order a blank caliper cover or one with a color of my choice?

No, the only options available are the options in our pull-down menu.

Does the red used on Caliper Covers perfectly match the Tesla red body paint?

No, the red used for Caliper Covers is called “Red Baron.” It is a fairly standard color used by most of the popular big brake companies. Nearly all customers with red cars are perfectly fine with this color. Since the brakes are not against the body of the vehicle, the red being slightly different is not very blatant / obvious. And, according to our customers, it blends in nicely and looks very sharp. However, this is subjective.

Can I install caliper covers myself?

Professional installation is required. Instructions will be provided with the product for the installer and instructions are also available in digital format within our "Instructions" tab (and we've also included an instructional video as reference in our  "Videos" tab).  Note: professional installation of Caliper Covers should take 45 minutes - 2 hours depending on the installer.

Where can I find a professional installer?

In every area, there are competent wheel and tire service centers / shops that have specialty in aftermarket product installation, these installers tend to be the most adept at installs like Caliper Covers. However, it is imperative that you ask your installer follow the instructions provided. Note: although we've had reports of some customers having their aftermarket products installed at a Tesla Service Center, in general, this is unlikely as their policy is not to install aftermarket parts.  

How long does it take to ship caliper covers?

We target your shipment from 1 - 2 weeks after the date of order.  Note: your shipment will be sent via USPS, FedEx or UPS Ground.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! We ship via internationally, and, a significant number of our orders are shipped (daily) to international locations worldwide.

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Videos

Manufacturing Process

Features Overview

Heat Testing

For more information on Caliper Covers and heat dissipation, please check out the "Features" tab.

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