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Old 06-27-2010, 10:01 AM   #651
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I think they originally said that they were to absorb the accoustic vibration.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:23 AM   #652
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Some of the Brembo equipped Camaros were having a squeel, squeek or hum during certain speeds/driving conditions. I don't think it was due to any phisical issue but harmonics. The weights were placed there until a "real" fix could be implemented. GM's fix was to install the "rollerskate wheel" things on the calipers. Pic: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=639

I found these after a quick search:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...squeel+weights
and http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...squeel+weights

As far as having weights on there, I'm good with it. I think the rollerskate wheels look kind of goofy and are very noticeable. People don't even notice the wheel weights until I point it out to them.

I think the chances of one falling off are slim to none.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:24 AM   #653
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Found this from blogs.gmhightechperformance.com;

In a statement from John Fitzpatrick, GM told the world that -

"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 06-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #654
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They have been referred to as 'ghetto weights'. GM's engineers half-ass way at addressing the problem (if there is really one).
Early in Q12010 production, they began to integrate the 'weights' into the brake pads. No more stick-on's. I had the dealer updgrade mine as there is a service bulletin on this.
Search the forum, that is where I read about it, there is also pics to make it clear (before / after).

The stick-on weights will fall off with heat and time.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:58 AM   #655
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Take it to a dealer they can swap it out with the corrected "roller skate" brake pads
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #656
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They're just a cheap pad/rotor combination...Never have seen any "ghetto" fab fix like this in over 10+ years of working on Euro vehicles with OE brembos or even aftermarket BBK
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:59 PM   #657
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SS Caliper rattles

I probably should have started a new thread, but this seemed like the right place. I recently upgraded my V6/RS with a set of SS calipers and rotors and they work great. They do have the roller skate weights. They now rattle when I go over bumps and was wondering if it was those weights or something else? I would appreaciate if anyone has experienced this, or if I incorrectly installed something.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:17 PM   #658
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Mine has those, I thought they were stuck there as a factory mistake but still left them there. Hmm
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:38 PM   #659
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ok I just got a set from slp with the rollers will the fit without any issue on my SYNERGY GREEN with 19 wheels I got the full front set plmk
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:51 PM   #660
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I probably should have started a new thread, but this seemed like the right place. I recently upgraded my V6/RS with a set of SS calipers and rotors and they work great. They do have the roller skate weights. They now rattle when I go over bumps and was wondering if it was those weights or something else? I would appreaciate if anyone has experienced this, or if I incorrectly installed something.
The weights may be making the noise, but that is not normal. Check the weights and see if they are loose. The rattling is not normal.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:13 AM   #661
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I probably should have started a new thread, but this seemed like the right place. I recently upgraded my V6/RS with a set of SS calipers and rotors and they work great. They do have the roller skate weights. They now rattle when I go over bumps and was wondering if it was those weights or something else? I would appreaciate if anyone has experienced this, or if I incorrectly installed something.
If the damping weights are rattling, that means the rivets are not upset completely. Have a shop take a look at them. They can probably be fixed in a press, or they will need to be replaced if the rattling is unacceptable to you.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:14 PM   #662
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I have a 1SS A6 Camaro and I ordered the car and picked it up from the dealer in September of 09. I looked today and my car has the weights on the from brakes. Im getting ready to put on 18 forgeline F14,,, will the weight hit the wheels?
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #663
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anyone knows if the corvette z06 caliper 6 pistons will fit on the 2010 camaro ss
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #664
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anyone knows if the corvette z06 caliper 6 pistons will fit on the 2010 camaro ss
It's not a bolt-on. And it would not be an upgrade if it was.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #665
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Vin#61096. They are stacked up on both of my front brakes.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #666
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wheel weights

Glad I saw this because my car came home from a 10-day stay at the dealer with so many other things wrong with the transmission and engine that I didn't even notice until later those little cubes were added! So I have a stack of wheel weights on RL and RR. No one in service ever told me why they put them on or what for but I see it in the parts list on my report.

I don't have an SS. So I don't think I understand why they randomly added them to my LT. What is this supposed to do?

Anyway, I have more sad stories to tell under transmission but was hoping someone could answer that for me. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:08 AM   #667
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I probably should have started a new thread, but this seemed like the right place. I recently upgraded my V6/RS with a set of SS calipers and rotors and they work great. They do have the roller skate weights. They now rattle when I go over bumps and was wondering if it was those weights or something else? I would appreaciate if anyone has experienced this, or if I incorrectly installed something.
It is not normal,I would recheck the mounting bolts and the rattle clips/pins on top of the brake pads.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #668
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is this RIDICULOUS wheel weight situation fixed yet or has GM decided to blow off thousands of customers that have these on their beautiful Brembos??? I hate this stuff on my brakes and have NO confidence they wont fly off on the highway....what is current status?? is there a FIX for god's sakes GM??
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:54 AM   #669
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is this RIDICULOUS wheel weight situation fixed yet or has GM decided to blow off thousands of customers that have these on their beautiful Brembos??? I hate this stuff on my brakes and have NO confidence they wont fly off on the highway....what is current status?? is there a FIX for god's sakes GM??
When did you buy your car? I thought it was only the earlier ones that had the wheel weights on the Calipers. GM has since brought out pads with weights attached to them. They are more "cosmetically" pleasing. LOL

I would check with your service department and see if they would install those pads and remove the wheel weights from the calipers. Would be worth a try.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #670
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When did you buy your car? I thought it was only the earlier ones that had the wheel weights on the Calipers. GM has since brought out pads with weights attached to them. They are more "cosmetically" pleasing. LOL

I would check with your service department and see if they would install those pads and remove the wheel weights from the calipers. Would be worth a try.
have e mailed my service manager....will update on what he says....no matter what these wheel weights are going away this summer. I hate them.
and GM not sending me a notice on a fix is inexcusable.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #671
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? just pop them off? They're just stuck on like they would be stuck to your wheel. If you have the ones that stick out of your calipers you can cut them off with a dremel.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #672
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GM put them on there because brembos have a tendency to squeal until they are all the way warmed up. It's so crybabys dont hear normal brake squeal from a performance caliper and pad setup!

.....and why is this thread back from the dead? People are still buying first batch 2010s?
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #673
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sorry to bring back this Zombie thread, but doing a search as to why I had wheel weights on my calipers...I wanted to say to davidcroft...

Yes, we are....some with only 18k miles on them.

And since I put it back on top, will mikethepowdercoater just pull those weights when / if I send them in as cores for the next guy assuming they are there for pad squeal? Secondly, if I replace pads with Hawk HPS, I assume the squeal goes away with fresh powdercoated calipers and the new pads?
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The four pot fronts were added to the Camaro late in the game. Brembo and GM both felt they had suffcient experience with the brakes and were confident the combination would present no unusual issues. They wre about 98% correct. The brakes and pads are among the best combination for street and track available. Unfortunately, there is a squeal than many Camaro owners found unacceptable. The fix is to add mass to the caliper. The stick on wheel weights add mass and reduce the noise. The roller skates work the same way.

If cosmetically the weights of skates bother you, remove them.

What you should not do iss change from the excellent OEM brake pads to get less dust or less noise. Unless you are changing your brake pads to a more aggressive, more brake dust and more squeal track oriented pad you are making a mistake.

Brake dust is the combination of metal from the rotor and pad material worn away by the friction of stopping your car. If you install a pad that makes less dust, you installed a pad with less friction. Less friction means you have compromised your braking. Your brake no longer work as well as they did from the factory. Stay with the OEM brake pad.

Brake squeal is the result of two hard surfaces rubbing against each other. To reduce the squeal the only option is to install a softer pad. Softer pads generate less noise because they produce less friction. Go to any local autocross or road course and listen to the brakes squeal. You'll find true enthusiasts that understand what makes for good braking. The squeal from their brakes tells all those in the know that this is a serious car, with serious brakes and a serious owner.

Stop complaining and thank The Camaro TEAM for putting a good set of brakes and pads on the muscle car we love.
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