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Old 04-21-2009, 02:04 AM   #86
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Seems odd, there's no point getting worked up about it but I look forward to hearing from GM what the deal is.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:27 AM   #87
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The plot thickens...
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:27 AM   #88
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Maybe they are there to keep the front wheels on the ground
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:26 AM   #89
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Is it possible that it's some type of wheel positioning sensor that is used for stabilitrack?
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #90
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Is it possible that it's some type of wheel positioning sensor that is used for stabilitrack?
see that's what I thought besides being a tire pressure reader for the OBD tire pressure readout but have researched both technologies...and nothing comes close
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:32 AM   #91
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It's been a very long time since I've seen that but back in the ol' days.... '70s-'80s, they were used to balance the brakes during stops. i.e.-- Prevent vibrations during hard braking! I assume this is for the same reason!
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #92
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Weights on Brake Calipers

Gentlemen As far as the brake weights go I heard from a fellow in the GM plant, the brakes were squeeling and by weighting the calipers the squeel went away Brembo has, since then sent a new batch of calipers to correct this problem Hope this helps
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:54 AM   #93
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Gentlemen As far as the brake weights go I heard from a fellow in the GM plant, the brakes were squeeling and by weighting the calipers the squeel went away Brembo has, since then sent a new batch of calipers to correct this problem Hope this helps
Does that mean there might be a possible recall for early production Camaros, to replace the brakes?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:40 AM   #94
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The weights

Gentlemen;

Wow, I never thought this would create such an uproar. THe car was at the dealer last night for an Eastern Michigan Camaro Club meeting and several opinions were thrown around. One member had a theory and it seems plausable about the weighting, far be it for me to question it as well. Finally the President of the club suggested we contact Scott, he will, and we'll end this when we get that answer. Sorry about the dirt on the inner wheel. We just spent the day driving around town when I was cleaning them is when I noticed the weights. Also I am going today to lay out the stripes with the painter and will update with pictures when they are done. I know a few will be disappointed when the stripes don't go all the way down the front but it was recommended that we don't go into the front bumper for paint matchin reasons. I will be glad to share to cost figure when I get it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:43 AM   #95
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I just saw this thread.... I just want to point out that my Brembo's have absolutely NO weights on them.... I dont understand what purpose they could possibly serve
Hmmm...now this is interesting. Two people or more with the weights. One without..
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:00 AM   #96
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Gentlemen As far as the brake weights go I heard from a fellow in the GM plant, the brakes were squeeling and by weighting the calipers the squeel went away Brembo has, since then sent a new batch of calipers to correct this problem Hope this helps
haha, i posted last night saying that a mass damper like this would be a piss poor way of fixing an NVH problem, it sucks being right... oh well at least they are addressing the problem appropriately in the future
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:22 AM   #97
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Wheel weights on my Camaro's calipers Part II

I feel this is an important issue. For those of you who are getting your Camaro's with the "quick fix for the squeally brakes" problem," I definitely think you should have your dealer order the "corrected brembos" that others are getting.


The reason behind the problem answered by Camkid54

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=102

Original thread.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19161

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:24 AM   #98
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Folks, this thread wasn't created in order to be a b*tch and moan session, but to be informative and for an answer to be found for the 2 owners that have these pieces on their brakes.

Future off-topic posts will be removed.
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what VINs are getting the new Brembo's and which ones are getting the weights?
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:33 AM   #100
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Whoooaaaa... Sure glad mine isn't in production yet. Sometimes it pays to be last
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #101
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what VINs are getting the new Brembo's and which ones are getting the weights?
So far the first Camaro five member to receive a Camaro does not have the problem while two others do.

Gm is going to address this issue and wether or not those with these quick fix weights on the brakes will be getting the newer ones from Brembo that correct the problem to be installed by the dealer ofcourse.
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so... can the guys that have the weights please post the last 4 numbers of thier VIN?

I am sure that there is a VIN cutoff

EDIT: #2937 does not have the weights .... cutoff is lower than 2937 .... hopefully lower than 1691
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