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Hey Guys,

I recently purchased my 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring a month ago. I am looking to paint my brake calipers red but others have said it may void your warranty. (which I find ridiculous). Therefore I was looking at willwood brake calipers, would willwood brake calipers work on the civic hatchback? Do you foresee any issues with installed new brake calipers?

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Just my two cents but I dont see a reason to need such expensive high quality brakes on a civic although I see you're doing it for looks dont they just have caliper covers you could buy and put over the stock ones? I dont see how that would void the warranty at all. Maybe something along the lines of these

https://www.carid.com/2017-honda-civic-caliper-covers/
I agree as I had a buddy who had a set paint matched to his Charger RT and they looked great and DIDN't affect braking performance but many here will bash you for bringing these up.........no one is open minded anymore about anything........especially Honda's.
 

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I can't see how painting a caliper could cause any brake failure as long as the paint is only on the exterior surface, and even if a caliper did fail that would be the only part that Honda could refuse to cover. So if your willing to pay out of pocket for Willwood why not just paint the OEM, chances are you will not have a failure and if you do chances are they will cover it and if they don't then you can buy the Willwood. P.S. yes a sticking caliper can lead to rotor damage and bearing damage if left too long.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. To be honest I think the caliper covers look a little tacky imo. Would a Honda dealership be able to paint the calipers? If so, then they could not use it as an excuse to void the warranty. Also, how much do you think painting the calipers would run?

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I'm sure several aftermarket brands will come out with BBK kits to choose, if not Honda themselves offering some sort of upgrade through HFP. I had beautiful Brembo 4-piston calipers all around on my last car from factory, so I love the functionality and looks of a BBK. If you're really serious, buy a kit and then swap back to original brakes when you will sell the car. Initial cost is expensive, but you'll make a part of it back when you sell the kit :)
 

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I'm sure several aftermarket brands will come out with BBK kits to choose, if not Honda themselves offering some sort of upgrade through HFP. I had beautiful Brembo 4-piston calipers all around on my last car from factory, so I love the functionality and looks of a BBK. If you're really serious, buy a kit and then swap back to original brakes when you will sell the car. Initial cost is expensive, but you'll make a part of it back when you sell the kit :)
Thanks for the insight. Do you know how long it will take to get more aftermarket parts for the hatchback. It's been a while since the car was released and there still is not many (or any) after market exhausts for the car.
 

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I'm sure several aftermarket brands will come out with BBK kits to choose, if not Honda themselves offering some sort of upgrade through HFP. I had beautiful Brembo 4-piston calipers all around on my last car from factory, so I love the functionality and looks of a BBK. If you're really serious, buy a kit and then swap back to original brakes when you will sell the car. Initial cost is expensive, but you'll make a part of it back when you sell the kit
Thanks for the insight. Do you know how long it will take to get more aftermarket parts for the hatchback. It's been a while since the car was released and there still is not many (or any) after market exhausts for the car.
With the launch of the Si and Type R, aftermarket development is ramping up. You'll see upgrades also trickle down to the other models that share similar parts.
 
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