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Old 09-08-2009, 07:59 AM   #1
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Brake Weights

I was washing my car the other day and noticed the brake weights for the first time since I got my car in June. So my question is, now that the initial shock of seeing them in those early pics is over and now that you've had your car for awhile, do you still care or are you like me, just so damn happy with the car you don't even notice it?
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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wheres it located? sorry im not a car techy dude
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #3
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wheres it located? sorry im not a car techy dude
They are on your brake calipers. Do a search if you want some pics. It was a 'panic du jour' about 3 months ago.


To the OP: Didn't care then, don't care now
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Definately cared then and still care now. Very stupid looking IMO .. GM should have done it right from the start.

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
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John Fitzpatrick, GM's Marketing manager for the new camaro gives the official statement saying "Some early Camaro customers noticed that there are weights on the Camaro SS calipers. With high-performance vehicles like the Camaro SS, minor brake noise is not uncommon. The weights act as a damper to reduce noise in certain driving conditions. This was done after careful evaluation and validation by our engineering team. These weights will only be added to early builds of the Camaro SS."
If you can live with the extra noise, just take them off. I believe GM has remedied the problem now, but don't know if they will retrofit the fix to the older cars or not.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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I for the moment don't care, I never even noticed them until someone else on another thread brought it to my attention, they are just not that noticeable to me to care about. Now if they fall off and then I get a vibration or squealing then I will take to the dealer and ask for the newer calipers that do not require them to be there. No one else has noticed them on my car and commented on them so I don't care at this point.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:05 AM   #7
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well my dealer got a new shipment of cars and 2 of them are SS camaros and they still have the weights on the calipers. but unlike earlier cars they painted the weights the same dark gray as the calipers so they are blended in but still stick out .
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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I like little mechanical oddities like that ,
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #9
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No weights that I have seen on mine...
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I removed and saved mine from day one. No problems noted. I think they look bad as well. They give our brake package a black eye IMHO.
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20270 has em, dont care!
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #12
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There is no reason to do a jury rigged half-assed fix on a car that experienced delay after delay after delay. Stuff like that just doesn't give you confidence in the engineering, design, and build quality.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:30 PM   #14
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I for the moment don't care, I never even noticed them until someone else on another thread brought it to my attention, they are just not that noticeable to me to care about. Now if they fall off and then I get a vibration or squealing then I will take to the dealer and ask for the newer calipers that do not require them to be there. No one else has noticed them on my car and commented on them so I don't care at this point.
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Ours fell off and the squeal is loud! Kind of an embarassing way to draw attention to the car at a stoplight.
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Here's one of them!
Like that?

I know I know, isolated incident, one in a million like the other stuff etc..etc... lol
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