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Old 07-06-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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2011 Caliper Weights?

My neighbor works for a local dealership and drives different cars home, and he drove a 2011 2SS yesterday and walking around i noticed what appears to be a new style weight on the front calipers. Haven't seen anything posted about it, just thought i would throw it out there!
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Those are the 'roller skate' style weights that they started using last October (??) on the 2010s. The weights are attached to the pads.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:22 AM   #3
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I have a Oct. 2009 'production car', and they had the sticky weights. I believe the change took place somewhere in Q1, there is a TSB on the 'sticky weight' and the replacements - what you have shown. Do some searching, lots of info...

At least the 'new style' won't fall off.

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Old 07-06-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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I think i remember hearing something about it now..... i just havent seen any till this car, everybody us all have R6P cars with the sticky weights.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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I got my 2010 in march, ordered in feb, and I have these roller skate weights
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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I'd rather have my sticky weights.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:12 PM   #7
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Can someone explain to me why they are on rollers and are not of a "fixed" design. I'm trying to figure out the point of the "roller skate" style weights...
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Define "fixed" design?? The weights are part of the brake pads instead of being attached to the caliper. Other performance cars have them also but theres are much smaller and better concealed.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:48 PM   #9
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So, if you have the sticky weights and replace your pads, can you get roller weights at that time? It seems a more permanent solution than wheel weights tacked on.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:57 PM   #10
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So, if you have the sticky weights and replace your pads, can you get roller weights at that time? It seems a more permanent solution than wheel weights tacked on.
The "sticky weights" aren't falling off any time soon; it's not like the calipers rotate like the wheels do (at least I hope not ) where centrifugal force has a chance of dislodging the weights. I'm so used to them I could care less if they were ever replaced with the "roller skates". To answer your question though, I do not believe there is any "warranty upgrade" to go to the newer style if you have the old.
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The "sticky weights" aren't falling off any time soon; it's not like the calipers rotate like the wheels do (at least I hope not ) where centrifugal force has a chance of dislodging the weights. I'm so used to them I could care less if they were ever replaced with the "roller skates". To answer your question though, I do not believe there is any "warranty upgrade" to go to the newer style if you have the old.
I wonder what they would do if some of your sticky weights happened to mysteriously "fall off" and you complain of sqealing? Would they replace the sticky weights or give you roller weights? Not that I plan on doing it but it makes you wonder.
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If you really want the skates keep bitching to your dealer about your brakes making noise. There's a TSB that says to yank off the weights and install the pads with the skates.
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I'm just perplexed that the dealer would allow their salsepeople to drive home NEW car and put miles on it. Any of them around here driver the nicer used ones.
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I'm just perplexed that the dealer would allow their salsepeople to drive home NEW car and put miles on it. Any of them around here driver the nicer used ones.
Big Brunsy, you will not believe what I have found out (factually, not just hearsay) that some dealerships have allowed to be done with their new cars before selling them to unsuspecting customers!!
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