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View Poll Results: Do you want the Brembo Calipers to be Red from GM?
Yes, I definitely want GM to make the Brembo calipers Red! 127 53.14%
I want a choice of color for the Brembo Calipers from GM and will pay extra for my color! 57 23.85%
I could care less if the Brembo calipers are colored, or just the parts bin gray! 55 23.01%
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Red Brembos!

How many folks want the Brembos on the 2010 Camaro to be red? This is a major pet peeve for me. I pretty much feel they HAVE to be read, whether they come from GM, or if I have to make them red myself. However, the finish will look MUCH better if red from the factory, and will be more durable.

So the question, for GM to review, is do you want red calipers with Brembos?
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Yeah actually I wouldn't call the colour they come in parts bin grey, I think your being a bit dramatic. I actually prefer that to the boy racer red (aka ferrari red), it matches the car much better and doesn't take away from the car itself. Bright red brakes look good on civics and such because they keep your eyes away from the fugly car.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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I think you should pay for what color you want cause i'd want black ones.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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they are red from, why not keep them that way.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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Red!!!!! Well I would really like orange... but red will do!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #8
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I'd rather have them grey...I don't need it to be flashy..
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:30 PM   #9
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something tells me it will be easier for us to powder coat or paint them ourselves then try and get GM to change this. The things they have changed so far are things which do not cost much to change, the wheels are already an option so minimal cost was incured with that change, offering the blue as a color, again they already offer that color on other GM products. With painting the brake calipers, they now go back to their vendor and renegotiate the contract so the vendor will paint them a different color, I assure you the vendor will charge for the new color. Then if they offer different colors as a extra cost option, they now make production a little more complicated. Now instead of just slapping brakes of the same color on each car, they have to verify the correct color is on the car. Might only take a few seconds to verify but multiply that few seconds by 80,000 to 100,000. In a production enviroment those seconds make a difference.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #10
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I wanted red before but after seeing the Camaro Black concept I'll probably get them powder coated black instead.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:41 PM   #11
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Red, black car, red brembos always liked that combo.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:41 PM   #12
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On Camaro Black the calipers are black. I would like mine black also. I ma getting black Camaro. Red would be good too.

They will get a lot of brake dust. How many will really keep up with washing the calipers. Most daily drivers don't. Just look at the front wheels of other cars, they're nasty. I will try to keep mine clean, it just a little more detail to do whne cleaning your car. It's like the auxilary lights on my Colorado, it's a pain but I take the grills off to clean them and the lights, and inside all the holes in the wheels when ever I handwash.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:48 PM   #13
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RED Calipers look great on any color car. Red is a Brembo Standard Color, shouldn't be extra. They are Red on the Challenger as well.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:18 PM   #14
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Red calipers would look great, but around here they're just another reason for the cops to pull you over and check for illegal modifications, which is pretty much ANYTHING. The looks aren't enough to make that hassle worth it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #15
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i feel the red calipers will only look good on ceritn colors such as red, black, white, grey, IOM, and possible yellow. ever see a blue car with red brakes is brutal. the second color for brake pads is usaly black or yellow. black goes with any color and yellow goes nicly with, yellow, blue, black, grey, orange and white.

to each their own tho i would pay the extra money to get the calipers whatever color i feel nessicary. ( yea i know my spelling sucks huge)
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Red is too flashy, imo. Even on high-end cars like Porche's, and the few Lambos I see...I think the red calipers look ridiculous.

Camaro, by using silver/gunmetal (NOT parts-bin grey ) gives off a more down-to-business feeling to me.
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Red is too flashy, imo. Even on high-end cars like Porche's, and the few Lambos I see...I think the red calipers look ridiculous.

Camaro, by using silver/gunmetal (NOT parts-bin grey ) gives off a more down-to-business feeling to me.
This is kind of contradictory to me. Porche, Lambo, Ferrari, and even Camaro are all flashy cars to begin with. They're SUPPOSED to have red Brembos!

Now red calipers on a Honda Civic, that is ridiculous looking.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:35 PM   #18
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Red is nice, but I just don't care. We've got so many good things in the Camaro that red calipers just aren't on the list of must-have features for me. Those of you that want to paint them will have a fun little weekend project.
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This is kind of contradictory to me. Porche, Lambo, Ferrari, and even Camaro are all flashy cars to begin with. They're SUPPOSED to have red Brembos!
They're definitely flashy attention-getters, for sure!!

I get that reaction a lot whenever I say that, though. It might just be that I don't like bright red on cars at all...but red calipers have never been my thing. Blue...silver...(I've seen a few orange and yellow)...those I like. They add character behind the rims, especially Blue...red just never sat well with me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #20
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It would be nice, but not a must have.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:12 PM   #21
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i voted no....because mine will stand out more when i have mine painted red....
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i voted no....because mine will stand out more when i have mine painted red....
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i voted no....because mine will stand out more when i have mine painted red....
How are you going to get the Chevrolet and Brembo lettering on your painted calipers?
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red brembos would just help round out my black/red theme for my camaro.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #25
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The poll is skewed. How about those of us who like the silver and don't think GM needs to open up the option?


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RED Calipers look great on any color car. Red is a Brembo Standard Color, shouldn't be extra. They are Red on the Challenger as well.
Well, Orange is also a Brembo Standard Color.

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As is silver. This is actually the same exact brake setup we're getting.



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i feel the red calipers will only look good on ceritn colors such as red, black, white, grey, IOM, and possible yellow. ever see a blue car with red brakes is brutal. the second color for brake pads is usaly black or yellow. black goes with any color and yellow goes nicly with, yellow, blue, black, grey, orange and white.

to each their own tho i would pay the extra money to get the calipers whatever color i feel nessicary. ( yea i know my spelling sucks huge)
Blue cars with red brakes? I don't think it's so bad.















That having been said, I still like the silver calipers.
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