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Old 04-21-2009, 02:58 PM   #151
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Is this on a car that will be getting 21" wheels? I wonder if the factory stashes extra wheel weights on the calipers for orders that will get dealer installed 21" wheels? I would think that the 21" wheels should be balanced prior to shipment, but who knows. If that's the case, they should peel off the caliper very easily.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:08 PM   #152
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Is this on a car that will be getting 21" wheels? I wonder if the factory stashes extra wheel weights on the calipers for orders that will get dealer installed 21" wheels? I would think that the 21" wheels should be balanced prior to shipment, but who knows. If that's the case, they should peel off the caliper very easily.
I would leave them there till we get official word why they are their.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:15 PM   #153
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they add 96 horse power, just like all those stickers/spoilers/lights people put on their cars
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:23 PM   #154
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That is the ABL feature on the car.

Ambient Brake Lead.

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Maybe the mole and his friends spent to many hours on this forum and forgot to balance the wheels and tires and put the weights on....
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:37 PM   #155
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That is the ABL feature on the car.

Ambient Brake Lead.

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Maybe the mole and his friends spent to many hours on this forum and forgot to balance the wheels and tires and put the weights on....

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Old 04-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #156
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I was just on Yahoo, and typed "camaro brembo weights problem" and on the 4th page it showed:

Camaro meets the press, GM execs tout mpg - Automotive News
We are working on correcting the problem. Please bear with us. Most Read. Latest Issue ... standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models ...http://www.autonews.com/article/2008...5/682473876/-1 -


Unfortunately, they want a $100 subscription for me to get access to autonews website!
Sorry, wasn't worth it to me. If someone has access maybe they can find out the story. The description is kind of encyptic so it may be about something else wrong.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #157
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That is the ABL feature on the car.

Ambient Brake Lead.

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Maybe the mole and his friends spent to many hours on this forum and forgot to balance the wheels and tires and put the weights on....
I like that!
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #158
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maybe they are there to protect the caliper when setting the rim in place for attachment
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:55 PM   #159
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7 pages and a day. Still no answers... When we do figure out, hopefully the mods put it on the homepage.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #161
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I am sure there will be an answer at some point. I did not see these weights on the pre production cars so it seems to be a purposeful change. I am waiting till December to get my car so by then I will know. Personally I would just take them off.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #162
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This should be simple! Take the dam things off, call your dealer and tell him so and let the dealer tell you what,s what. He will have to call GM and get the low down. If GM put them there for anything other then an assembly assit they will repsond rather then have a mass waiting line into the service bays under warranty. GM will have to pay for the visits to the dealers, or the dealers will have to refuse to look at the issue. Push it and you will get an answer!
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:57 PM   #163
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Maybe I'm crazy, but taking them off when we don't know what they are for sounds like a horrible idea to me...
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:59 PM   #164
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Its just enough weight to keep the car from doing a wheelie taking off!








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Old 04-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #165
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #166
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Man I dunno.

The only thing I can think of is what other's have, and that it's to kill an unwelcome resonance/howl when the brakes are applied. But, that's silly on it's surface.

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:43 PM   #167
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I was just on Yahoo, and typed "camaro brembo weights problem" and on the 4th page it showed:

Camaro meets the press, GM execs tout mpg - Automotive News
We are working on correcting the problem. Please bear with us. Most Read. Latest Issue ... standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models ...http://www.autonews.com/article/2008...5/682473876/-1 -


Unfortunately, they want a $100 subscription for me to get access to autonews website!
Sorry, wasn't worth it to me. If someone has access maybe they can find out the story. The description is kind of encyptic so it may be about something else wrong.
They're offering a free "open house" trial right now, according to the link you provided. Does anyone want to register?

Anyway, I did some googling with phrases from your quote, and "We are working on correcting the problem. Please bear with us." appears on every page on autonews.com, it's a problem with their site. The Camaro stuff you found is almost certainly just a normal announcement about the Camaro, not about the brake weights.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:50 PM   #168
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Not so far. Mrs. Number 3s car as well as Fbodfathers cars both great as was the Black 2SS I had home this weekend. Wheels are not getting dirty as you suggest. Look at all the photos I've posted. Not saying if you won't during a track day, but normal driving for a total of 12,000 miles on the 3 cars has not really shown any brake dust on the wheels.
well that would be great!!!! it was such a pain in the azz on the srt....
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #169
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The weights are actually really powerful magnets, helps keep brake dust from building up on the rotors. haha right...
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Is it possible brakes became magnetized, causing weights to separate from wheel?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:23 PM   #171
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You have detected the evil Decepticon transforming suppression circuits.

It is unknown which vehicle is the ACTUAL Bumblebee…any Autobot can change it’s color…so they are attached to all Camaros!
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Is it possible brakes became magnetized, causing weights to separate from wheel?
Wheel weights are lead, which is not attracted to magnets.

(And they wouldn't pile so neatly or be on so many people's brakes.)

(And brakes wouldn't become magnetized.)
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:38 PM   #173
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I have never seen that before. BTW I love the silver car with the hockey stripe.
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