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Old 12-19-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Change on calipers VIN 79XXX

Anybody see the change to the calipers on newer VIN's?
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Is that your car? and what are the wheels on top? did they get the lead of the calipers.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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Is that your car? and what are the wheels on top? did they get the lead of the calipers.
I saw this on an SS at the dealer this morning, no lead weights stacked on it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Is this the official fix for the brakes? Does anyone else have this on their SS?
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
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Damn, I knew if I painted mine they would fix it!

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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It's on a 79000 car? Mine is a lot lower then that and is still shipping. I hope mine has them if it means no weights.
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Those are lead weights. They are coming from Brembo like this now. I don't have VIN ranges but it went like this:

- Pre-production (test fleet) cars - mostly no weights
- First month or so, ~ 1/2 lb stick-on lead weights, silver, installed in Oshawa
- Next couple months, same amount of weights, same type, installed by Brembo before sent to Ajax
- Next couple months, weights now come painted dark gray / black, same weights though
- A few weeks ago, switched to these style weights
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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At least it looks a little more high tech then the original stick on's.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #9
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What are the weights for?
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:33 PM   #10
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I still dont get why these calipers need any weights its just stupid. Brembo knows how to design a caliper and if there is brake pad chatter its in the spring design I would assume.

Still a bandaid and I never saw this on any car with Brembos before.

I am taking my weights off after they get painted just to see what happens.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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I used to do this when I worked for Toyota. We used to put stick on weights on the backing plate of the drum brakes on Sienna minivans. They're supposed to help stop squealing by absorbing the noise/vibration. It didn't work on the Sienna and it doesn't stop squealing on the Camaro either
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #12
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What are the weights for?
Used to dampen harmonic resonance. (stop the squeel)
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:32 AM   #13
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This is exactly what I said they would do to resolve it. GM needs to give me a job.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:09 AM   #14
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That will certainly make getting an aftermarket rim a little more interesting...
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