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SS/RS NJ 12-30-2009 04:57 PM

NEW type of Camaro SS Caliper Brake Noise Dampener "Weights" implemented
 
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As reported on Homepage Blog.

We just received our first Camaro 2SS with what appears to be a better solution than the adhesive weights on the caliper. Here is a shot from my phone, sorry about the quality.



This has probably already been posted but just in case...

John@Dalessio Chevy

bradRS 12-30-2009 05:09 PM

That looks like a roller skate attached to the brake...hmmmm.

Speedfreak 12-30-2009 05:26 PM

that is just as stupid.....why the hell can't the get it right.........

firestone_ss 12-30-2009 05:28 PM

WTF?:confused0068:

Ranger 75 12-30-2009 05:32 PM

This is wrong!

Iwantone2 12-30-2009 05:37 PM

I hope this helps the issue....thanks for the info!

Captain Awesome 12-30-2009 07:23 PM

Let be be the first to say that's WORSE than the stick-on weights.

slick rick 12-30-2009 07:24 PM

What's the VIN?

Captain Awesome 12-30-2009 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by slick rick (Post 1333357)
What's the VIN?

7734-666?

Andro 12-30-2009 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Awesome (Post 1333353)
Let be be the first to say that's WORSE than the stick-on weights.

+1 I totally agree

csjcsj 12-30-2009 07:31 PM

Why in the helllllll is this happening???????? Mine dont have them. But seen others with the flat weights...................... Whats the purpose??????????????????

PAS MSCL 12-30-2009 07:35 PM

I must be missing something here, but why are there weights on the Caliper? The Rotor turns with the wheel , not the Caliper. Please explain, Thanks:popcorn:

Camaro21 12-30-2009 07:36 PM

I noticed these to at the local Cars & Coffee meet last weekend. They look Fugly

bolteon593 12-30-2009 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by PAS MSCL (Post 1333387)
I must be missing something here, but why are there weights on the Caliper? The Rotor turns with the wheel , not the Caliper. Please explain, Thanks:popcorn:

ever heard of harmonics?

PAS MSCL 12-30-2009 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by bolteon593 (Post 1333394)
ever heard of harmonics?

So, they aren't weights they are Harmonic Dampeners. That could make sense do to the fixed differential. Thanks:chevy:

Tran 12-30-2009 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by PAS MSCL (Post 1333407)
So, they aren't weights they are Harmonic Dampeners. That could make sense do to the fixed differential. Thanks:chevy:

They were never "weights", but only called that because they resembled wheel balancing weights. They have always been there to provide harmonic dampening.

Captain Awesome 12-30-2009 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Tran (Post 1333411)
They were never "weights", but only called that because they resembled wheel balancing weights. They have always been there to provide harmonic dampening.

That sounds like something Mr. Spock would say. :D

PAS MSCL 12-30-2009 07:46 PM

Thanks Tran, this is why I like Camaro5 so well, you learn something new every day.:thumbsup:

herkman 12-30-2009 07:49 PM

Yea.......... I think I'll keep my stick ons!

Tran 12-30-2009 07:52 PM

FYI, for those who are newer to the community, here was GM's explanation for the original brake weights:

Some early Camaro customers noticed that there are weights on the Camaro SS calipers. With high-performance vehicles like the Camaro SS, minor brake noise is not uncommon. The weights act as a damper to reduce noise in certain driving conditions. This was done after careful evaluation and validation by our engineering team. These weights will only be added to early builds of the Camaro SS.

PAS MSCL 12-30-2009 08:06 PM

Looks as though GM has expanded there "Evaluation and Validation" and redesigned the newer parts. It would seem to me to be a good idea and would diminish the oscillations up and down each axle half. Might lesson the wear on the CV's as well. I want some!

Nxtr 12-30-2009 08:10 PM

So for those of us with the hodge podge stick on (Harmonic balancers) are we getting retrofitted, or just ride with what we have?

They may look fugly to some, to me its a whole lot better than the large chunk of black painted lead that look like wheel weights.

V/R,
Nick

The_Blur 12-30-2009 08:15 PM

Breaking down the 2010 Camaro is going to take at least thirds. The 2010 1/3 Camaro features brake weights. The 2010 Camaro 3/3 features roller skates. We've had a very interesting model year in braking.

ibznu2010 12-30-2009 08:23 PM

brakes
 
should be a recall. my brakes squel from the beginning and now at 8800 miles. vin 12550. WTF Have had 6 camaros in the past and none like this performance & style but come on GM lets get some results here on noisey brakes. My old camaros did not have this problem.

The_Blur 12-30-2009 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ibznu2010 (Post 1333547)
should be a recall. my brakes squel from the beginning and now at 8800 miles. vin 12550. WTF

Go see your dealer. :rolleyes: This is why we have warranties.


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