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Old 04-21-2009, 11:20 AM   #120
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on my srt charger, we had the same problem of brakes squeeling and rotors warping...the outcome was that the brakes did not get up to temperature (since these brakes are high performance) causing the squeeling and warping of the rotors. there was a TSP to fix that and all rotors were replaced with slotted ones.

one thing though these brembo pads will be dust monsters!!!! you will be cleaning your wheels every two days.
i went with ceramic pads that elimated most of the squeeling and dust, but sacrificed stopping distance.... if you track your car, you would want to put the original pads back on since they are much better.

changing out the pads are a piece of cake.....remove the two studs and pads fall out.....(if they are the same brembo brakes as the srt, which they look similar)
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.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:39 AM   #121
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this is all fun but anyone actually trying to find the correct answer?
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #122
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Is it that big of a deal? Do they function properly? If so I wouldn't really care. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #123
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Just another example of mass hysteria
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #124
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So, people get lambasted every which way to Sunday for not liking the solution to the "pretty lights" missing from the dashboard, but a fix placed inside the wheel where nobody is going to see is sparking demand for dealer replacement?

I don't think this is a big issue.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #125
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:39 PM   #126
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this is all fun but anyone actually trying to find the correct answer?
Not really. The correct answer will be no big deal and boring.

The conspiracy theories in this thread are much more entertaining!
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:49 PM   #127
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I'm sure GM is aware of what they have done, and that people would notice - so it will probably be a free dealer fix after delivery. Don't panic.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #128
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First: CONGRATS on being the first and THANK YOU for your service to our country. Just how many weights are on yours. I have two layers with about 8 each.
Thanks... mine look exactly like yours do. Two layers... I would guess about 8 "weights" each
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #129
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Someone made the call to put them on there to fix something that was off somewhere. The funny part is they probably said, "ahhhh, they will never even notice it!"
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:19 PM   #130
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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
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the brakes where squeeling and gm's band-aid is to weigh the caliper up top... that is the answer... i can already see a recall when the double stick tape starts falling off and everyones brakes are squeeling, they should have addressed this a long time ago...
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #131
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(friend)"Hey, are those Brembos?"

...... "why yes they are. They come standard on the SS."

(friend)......."what the heck is that?"

... Oh, those are slabs of lead attached to the beautiful Brembo Caliper to stop brake squealing."

(friend)....."hahahahha"
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #132
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they could have gotten creative and used these for weight instead of wheel leads lol

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Old 04-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #133
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Putting them on there to dampen down resonance and kill "squeals" makes sense in theory at least

Fundamental thing here is that, per previous posts - if GM had alerted dealers/clients that they had decided to ship with workaround and will be following up with permanent fix then most sensible folks would understand that - but this is a very clunky looking fix and has been spotted by customers before any communications have been made.

Funny thing is that braking systems are normally last thing you would think of looking at but the Brembos are actually an identifiable differentiator for a sports car - so seeing a premium feature with this kind of work around just feels wrong going on this kind of car to this kind of customer base.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:46 PM   #134
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:50 PM   #135
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From Brembo:

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This year it’s the 420-hp, V8-powered Camaro SS that Motor Trend magazine calls “the most anticipated American musclecar in decades” that is equipped with four-piston, two-piece aluminum calipers and 14.0-in. (355mm) and 14.4-in. (365mm) rotors front and rear respectively. The two-piece aluminum front calipers are designed to weigh 32% less than the ones on the V6 and yet provide increased stiffness to reduce fluid displacement and caliper deformation. The overall effect enhances vehicle efficiency and dynamics.
Source: http://www.brembo.com

Adding the weights kinda defeats the purpose of the Brembo design. huh.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #136
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Maybe they shaved off too much weight lol.
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