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Old 07-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #26
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Are we SURE that the skates are attached to the pads and don't somehow remain permanently on the caliper when the brake pads need replacing?
Yes. They are riveted to the pad back plate, which was revised to include this feature. Other compounds and/or other rotors may not require this extra damping mass to mitigate vibration.

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Old 07-08-2010, 03:50 PM   #27
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Yes. They are riveted to the pad back plate, which was revised to include this feature. Other compounds and/or other rotors may not require this extra damping mass to mitigate vibration.

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So then if I read this correctly, my original assumption is correct: The average Joe can not buy the pads (with skates) from their local autoparts store. When pads need to be changed, a person must buy these "special" ones from a Chevy dealer. Only people who have the original "sticky" weights will be able to go to NAPA for example and buy replacement pads. Correct?
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So then if I read this correctly, my original assumption is correct: The average Joe can not buy the pads (with skates) from their local autoparts store. When pads need to be changed, a person must buy these "special" ones from a Chevy dealer. Only people who have the original "sticky" weights will be able to go to NAPA for example and buy replacement pads. Correct?
Correct on the OE weighted pad configuration, at least for now. But that does not mean an aftermarket pad in a standard "weightless" D1001 shape will not work. In fact, there are several pad compounds that will work better than the OE pads. Others will dust less, etc. The damping mass is likely not necessary for many of them. Remember: It is needed for that specific pad compound in that specific caliper running on that specific rotor on that specific car. Change any one or more of these elements and those weights may not be needed. That's just how harmonic vibrations work.

Unless one of the pad manufacturers finds a need to include them for their specific compounds, they will not go to the added expense and complication of putting them there. Typically, some will eventually feel pressured by customers (especially the chain stores) to make their pads "just like OE", even if it is not necessary to do so. Be prepared to pay much more for those.

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Old 08-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #29
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I just had my Brembo Calipers powdercoated and they took the weights off before coating. I haven't noticed any squeal or noise from mine since reinstallation without the weights (stick-on). I have the Hawk ceramic pads too and don't notice any noise. Of course that could be because I have the ultimate solution....High Frequency hearing loss. I can't even hear wear sensors when they're screaming, so I have to feel pad wear through the pedal.
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I just had my Brembo Calipers powdercoated and they took the weights off before coating. I haven't noticed any squeal or noise from mine since reinstallation without the weights (stick-on). I have the Hawk ceramic pads too and don't notice any noise. Of course that could be because I have the ultimate solution....High Frequency hearing loss. I can't even hear wear sensors when they're screaming, so I have to feel pad wear through the pedal.
How do you feel pad wear through the pedal??
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