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Old 12-30-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Arrow NEW type of Camaro SS Caliper Brake Noise Dampener "Weights" implemented

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...

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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That looks like a roller skate attached to the brake...hmmmm.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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that is just as stupid.....why the hell can't the get it right.........
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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WTF?
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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This is wrong!
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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I hope this helps the issue....thanks for the info!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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Let be be the first to say that's WORSE than the stick-on weights.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:24 PM   #8
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What's the VIN?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:26 PM   #9
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What's the VIN?
7734-666?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #10
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Let be be the first to say that's WORSE than the stick-on weights.
+1 I totally agree
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #11
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Why in the helllllll is this happening???????? Mine dont have them. But seen others with the flat weights...................... Whats the purpose??????????????????
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:35 PM   #12
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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
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:36 PM   #13
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I noticed these to at the local Cars & Coffee meet last weekend. They look Fugly
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:37 PM   #14
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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
ever heard of harmonics?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:41 PM   #15
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ever heard of harmonics?
So, they aren't weights they are Harmonic Dampeners. That could make sense do to the fixed differential. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #16
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So, they aren't weights they are Harmonic Dampeners. That could make sense do to the fixed differential. Thanks
They were never "weights", but only called that because they resembled wheel balancing weights. They have always been there to provide harmonic dampening.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:46 PM   #18
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Thanks Tran, this is why I like Camaro5 so well, you learn something new every day.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:49 PM   #19
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Yea.......... I think I'll keep my stick ons!
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #21
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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!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #22
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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.

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Old 12-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #25
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should be a recall. my brakes squel from the beginning and now at 8800 miles. vin 12550. WTF
Go see your dealer. This is why we have warranties.
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