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Old 01-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Our calipers...$1600 a piece!

I have a working customer relationship with my service manager,in fact i mostly deal with him.I showed him this pic,he sent it to GM and they are replacing my front's. This has happened at my last 3 track events.I know some have said this is normal,but i don't like them crying They want the old ones back,so good to see they are taking this issue serious.The 1LE calipers are $1600 a piece,thank god for warranties.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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So without the wrench and bleeder line on it it " cry's" fluid like that?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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Yes,the reason the wrench and hose are on there, someone told me they needed to bleed them.I just wanted to take a quick pic.Like i said, it has happened at my last 3 track days,and my brakes were HOT!...which means,i was having fun
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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Guess I'll keep a lookout for some tears of joy on the brembos :]
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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Guess I'll keep a lookout for some tears of joy on the brembos :]
That's funny
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #6
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Goodness. Arent 1LE Calipers just SS calipers painted red?

If one of mine ever has a problem outside of warranty, I'll be Ebaying one for $150, lol.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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That's 1600$ thru GM though... You can buy a reman CTS-V 6piston Brembo caliper from rock auto for $340 and sometimes find them cheaper than that. And the rears which are the same between the 2 cars are $220ish. Why not upgrade with a bolt-on rather than have warranty claims everytime you go track the car?
Payin $1600 for a caliper thru GM is like NASA paying $5k for a toilet seat... There's more efficient ways to accomplish the goal lol...
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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You sure they didn't quote that on the zl1 caliper by mistake?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:35 PM   #9
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You sure they didn't quote that on the zl1 caliper by mistake?
Yes,i said WTF and he said the were expensive.I know from my working relationship with him that he is taking this seriously, as well, he will be one of my passengers for the Fontana track day in May,yes my service manager is going for a ride .Those that dont know, there are a handful of us 1LE'rs that are running Fontana in May. So hope more can make it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:40 PM   #10
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Sorry for asking......is the problem due to the fact that brake fluid started leaking when you broke loose the bleeder in stead of it exiting thru the hose?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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What is the price difference between SS Brembo's and 1LE Brembo's? Are there any differences other than the paint color?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:57 PM   #12
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Our calipers...$1600 a piece!

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What is the price difference between SS Brembo's and 1LE Brembo's? Are there any differences other than the paint color?

My understanding is nothing but color.


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Old 01-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #13
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Sorry for asking......is the problem due to the fact that brake fluid started leaking when you broke loose the bleeder in stead of it exiting thru the hose?
No reason to be sorry.No,this is what i saw after i came off track from a hard fought battle with my stopwatch 2:00 flat,stock 1LE at Fontana last year.I had pulled the rim off to bleed the calipers from advice from another C5'er that was there. Realizing that i hadn't taken a pic yet,i took this pic after i put the tube,and wrench on the caliper.

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What is the price difference between SS Brembo's and 1LE Brembo's? Are there any differences other than the paint color?
That's what i thought,but apparently im wrong.

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My understanding is nothing but color.


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Again,that's what i thought,as im pretty sure i read here that the product numbers were the same,but maybe there was some wrong info. All i know now at 6:28 PM in Calif. there is an empty spot in my garage and my baby isn't in there,im pretty sure she's lonely right now too.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:47 AM   #14
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make sure you copy the service ticket for us
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:59 AM   #15
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1695.14 compared to 585.90 to be exact... seems there may be more going on than just the red paint.. if so an already GREAT performance package has just gotten better!!

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:19 AM   #16
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That's interesting!
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #17
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My SS calipers have done the same thing on ocassion after extreme road course use.

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:32 AM   #18
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I would like more information on this difference in calipers. It is hard to believe that there is an advantage since GM never listed an advantage when discussing the 1LE package.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:01 AM   #19
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The red callipers we have are the exact same ones that were/are used on the Synergy Series cars. Best I can figure is that red paint in limited numbers is EXPENSIVE. The exploded parts view and accompanying parts list of all the brembos are the same across the SS lineup.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:16 AM   #20
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The red callipers we have are the exact same ones that were/are used on the Synergy Series cars. Best I can figure is that red paint in limited numbers is EXPENSIVE. The exploded parts view and accompanying parts list of all the brembos are the same across the SS lineup.
Based on the presentation of the 1LE package, I would believe this to be true...but damn thats some expensive paint (or powdercoat).
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:43 AM   #21
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It stands to reason that the special order paint ones are going to be more expensive, you're talking a few thousand red calipers versus (don't know the actual production number) over the 10's of thousands of Camaro SS cars built from 2010 through today. That they are that much more is crazy.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:55 PM   #22
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Well baby's home,and safe in the garage with new calipers. My service manager said that GM's panties were all in a wad about my picture. It will be interesting to see what transpires from this issue.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:38 PM   #23
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That's 1600$ thru GM though... You can buy a reman CTS-V 6piston Brembo caliper from rock auto for $340 and sometimes find them cheaper than that. And the rears which are the same between the 2 cars are $220ish. Why not upgrade with a bolt-on rather than have warranty claims everytime you go track the car?
Payin $1600 for a caliper thru GM is like NASA paying $5k for a toilet seat... There's more efficient ways to accomplish the goal lol...
I concur with the above statement.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #24
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You'll find the same thing with the six piston CTS-V calipers. Same Brembo caliper except color. I just got a brand new set of the yellow CTS-V calipers for $516.00 for the pair plus shipping. The silver calipers are $680 for the pair and the red CTS-V calipers are $1718 for the pair. No difference except the color. I figure I can get the yellow removed and the calipers powdercoated in red for a whole lot less than $1200.

FYI Rock Auto has the 1LE four piston red caliper front or rear for $1022 EACH!!!
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