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Old 12-31-2009, 11:48 AM   #57
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How do you spell unsprung weight
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:43 PM   #58
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I hope GM not have to pay for that bad Brembo's or sue the damn Germans !!

Why don't they put some USA-made brakes ?? Baers/Stoptech (are that USAbrands ? )
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:02 PM   #59
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DO NOT PUT ANY TYPE OF LUBE ON YOUR BRAKES!
I expect that the poster means to apply the lube to the points where the pad backing plate sits in the caliper. Inadequate lubrication at those points contributes to squealing.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:07 PM   #60
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I think we should coin the term "Training Wheels" for these horrid things.


I'll take the painted weights glued on my car over these ~ They're barely visible from a distance.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:53 PM   #61
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I hope GM not have to pay for that bad Brembo's or sue the damn Germans !!

Why don't they put some USA-made brakes ?? Baers/Stoptech (are that USAbrands ? )
Brembo = German? Try again.



FWIW I think this is a technically and aethstetically superior solution. The pads are what makes the noise so it makes sense to put the dampeners on the source. I used to put little aluminum (I think, maybe tin) shims on brake pads to quiet them down.

Do I think it could have been done better, yeah probably. Everyone has a budget and GM is struggling. I'm sure there just isn't a ton of $$s around for stuff like this. Like one other poster said, it isn't going to stop him from buying one.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:10 PM   #62
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Obviously these dampeners are on the cars for a reason if you guys hate it that much come up with a better solution
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:27 PM   #63
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Obviously these dampeners are on the cars for a reason if you guys hate it that much come up with a better solution


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Go see your dealer. This is why we have warranties.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:31 PM   #64
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Looks like they are permanently attached caliper harmonic dampeners. I'll be making sure I get these, over the wheel weights.

Best thing they could do, short of redisigning the caliper. Maybe they'll do that as time permits.
Getting them? You mean paying for them? Or taking it in to the dealer for warranty repair because of squeaky brakes?
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:55 PM   #65
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This is a haphazardaly attempt to delete brake harmoics that are typical of this design flaw. By adding additional unsprung weight is a deterient to the handling characteristics of the suspension geometry - further thought would be appreciated to the Engineering staff at GM.

Much Appreciated, Thank You.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:10 PM   #66
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Very odd design

BMW have some cars with dampener weights added to the calipers too - but they are designed to blend into the line of the caliper - these look very strange - never seen anything like them before.

Just surprising that after nearly a year the fix looks so "Heath Robinson"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_Robinson
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:11 PM   #67
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ok, so some people on this thread pointed out that it would be a problem if you tried fitting smaller rims than the stock 20''.... would it have trouble as well if you tried installing a bigger brake disc???
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:16 PM   #68
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The problem is it doesn't stop squeaking on all the cars... brake weights, then roller skates.. how about replace the whole caliper? and stop putting band-aids on it.
it costs alot to replace the whole piece tho... =/
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:29 PM   #69
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Looks like total garbage. Wonder why the challengers arent having these issues?
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:34 PM   #70
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Looks like total garbage. Wonder why the challengers arent having these issues?
I agree. This makes the crappy weights that are already a part of the early camaro's look great in comparison. Let's hope this is fixed for the 2011 model year.
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