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Old 07-17-2015, 03:50 PM
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Default Gray Calipers vs. Red Calipers

Look at the 2016 MODEL YEAR VIHICLE PRICE SCHEDULE:

Gray Calipers - $595
Red Calipers - $595

Hello If they are the same price, why do they charge you $595 when you specify Red. I'm getting the 3LT package, wouldn't you think you could get the color you want at no extra charge.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:59 PM
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standard base 123LT...optional Z06...Z51 unavailable

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Old 07-17-2015, 04:02 PM
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It's the same as the dark badges, $100 option for the Stingray with Chrome standard but included with the Z06 and $100 to get Chrome. Anything non-standard costs.
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The basic reasons is "because they can."

But to some extent is does cost them more to build something non-standard. There need to be extra steps and extra checks to make sure the non-standard colors match up with your specific car at the right time
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Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
The basic reasons is "because they can."

But to some extent is does cost them more to build something non-standard. There need to be extra steps and extra checks to make sure the non-standard colors match up with your specific car at the right time
Why not, look at all the buyers paying it.
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Originally Posted by alamo1974 View Post
Look at the 2016 MODEL YEAR VIHICLE PRICE SCHEDULE:

Gray Calipers - $595
Red Calipers - $595

Hello If they are the same price, why do they charge you $595 when you specify Red. I'm getting the 3LT package, wouldn't you think you could get the color you want at no extra charge.
Not being a smarta$$, they do it because they can. The price of special parts is crazy, but you are not buying a Yugo, either!
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Not being a smarta$$, they do it because they can. The price of special parts is crazy, but you are not buying a Yugo, either!
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I refused to pay it. Painted mine for around $50.

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I wanted red. After I blew past the $60k mark, I stopped worrying about adding the touches I really wanted.


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$600 for painted calipers is pretty steep. I painted the ones on my C5 myself and the cost was around $45. IMO, looks just as good as any factory painted calipers.
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I'm glad I wanted black calipers.
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Originally Posted by C7Joy View Post
I wanted red. After I blew past the $60k mark, I stopped worrying about adding the touches I really wanted.


That was my thought exactly. I'm paying so much for a car I should get exactly what I want
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Loving' my red ones, $595 but they look damn nice.
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IMO gray calipers only look good with a gray (maybe white) car.

Red looks good but has become too common as so many people get them.

I left my calipers black as they come with Z51. They look amazing. The red caliper color does not match torch red and clashes badly.
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Originally Posted by TennisFreak View Post
IMO gray calipers only look good with a gray (maybe white) car.

Red looks good but has become too common as so many people get them.

I left my calipers black as they come with Z51. They look amazing. The red caliper color does not match torch red and clashes badly.
I must be colorblind.....I still like my red ones with my Torch Red Vette.
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Originally Posted by TennisFreak View Post
IMO gray calipers only look good with a gray (maybe white) car.

Red looks good but has become too common as so many people get them.

I left my calipers black as they come with Z51. They look amazing. The red caliper color does not match torch red and clashes badly.
Really! Mine match perfectly with Torch Red.
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Originally Posted by Dr. ice View Post
Really! Mine match perfectly with Torch Red.
I just went out and looked at mine again and the match with the Torch Red may not quite perfect but damn close to my eye.
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Just went out for a look at mine and it is an exact match to my eyes (TR/red). Maybe the paint batches vary.

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Old 07-19-2015, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DUPSON View Post
I just went out and looked at mine again and the match with the Torch Red may not quite damn perfect but close to my eye.
👍. Mine must be close enough I can't tell the difference.......especially in the dark😜
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My wife and kids are color blind. I was planing to get a 2016 Torch Red with the Kalahari interior. They had just what I wanted with a black interior at the dealers and a convertible Red with the Kalahari, both were 2015 models. I liked the black interior much better with the red, both had L3 trim. Possibly the finish is a bit different between the cast calipers and the highly polished composite body. We all have different tastes, at first I swore that I would not have a Torch Red Vette because nearly every one I see is red. That was until I fell in love with the color.
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