: Indy 500 Camaro Pace car has wheel weights out the behind



Blackout
05-24-09, 02:08 PM
http://jalopnik.com/5267582/camaro-pace-cars-have-brake-weights-crazy-wheel-imbalance


Camaro Pace Cars Have Brake Weights, Crazy Wheel Imbalance
By Ben Wojdyla, 8:00 AM on Sun May 24 2009
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You might think the General would have addressed the brake weights added to the Chevy Camaro's squealing calipers for their Indy 500 pace cars. You'd be wrong, because these have those plus a ton of weights for actual wheel balancing.

Shhhh, those are probably just "speed weights," you know, to keep the car firmly on the ground during high speed pace car duties.

ballstothewall
05-25-09, 01:15 PM
Yep, I saw those on both of the Camaros I looked at the dealership the other day...

DILLIGAF
05-25-09, 11:06 PM
Maybe they should have rotated that tire 180.Most wheel tire combos use less weights.

fierodough
05-26-09, 10:30 AM
Maybe they should have rotated that tire 180.

The UAW would never allow GM workers to do that! :histeric: Way to much thinking involved and the labor? :helpless:

thebigjimsho
05-26-09, 04:41 PM
Hmm, they must be using Ford suppliers. Good thing it's not Nissan, they'd void your warranty if you changed the weights...

The Tony Show
05-26-09, 04:49 PM
What's the point of this again- that Goodyear makes crappy tires? :yawn:

V-Eight
05-26-09, 06:52 PM
Hmm, they must be using Ford suppliers. Good thing it's not Nissan, they'd void your warranty if you changed the weights...

Ahaha, well said.

Aron9000
05-27-09, 02:42 AM
What's the point of this again- that Goodyear makes crappy tires? :yawn:

I think that is exactly the point. I have never had good luck with goodyear tires on three different vehicles.

DopeStar 156
05-27-09, 02:45 AM
I think that is exactly the point. I have never had good luck with goodyear tires on three different vehicles.

Second.... Bridgestone all the way....

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
05-27-09, 05:50 PM
The weights are generally there for imbalance i the tyres, not the wheel. Not GM's fault.

Plus they could have been balanced by a complete r***** (yes even with a computer balancing machine).

thebigjimsho
05-28-09, 02:45 AM
I've never had a set of Goodyears wear evenly. Nevermind balancing...

LS1Mike
05-28-09, 03:07 PM
I have never had good luck with any of my Goodyears. I had F1's on the WS6, Crap. GS-Cs on all my Z28s, Crap.
RS-As on my CTS, Crap. Now I have Bridgestones on everything but the WS6. I have a set of Falkens on there which I absolutely love! The Bridgestones have also been top notch.

Blackout
05-28-09, 04:15 PM
I've loved my RS-A's on the FTS. But once it's time to look for new tires I'm upgrading to some Z rated rubber

Kev
05-28-09, 04:26 PM
I've never had a set of Goodyears wear evenly. Nevermind balancing...I had 3 sets of Goodyear Eagle GT II wear very evenly all the way to 80,000 miles each on my 88 Mustang LX, 5.0 with Eibach springs and sway bars. :)

Kev
05-28-09, 04:31 PM
I remember when the hot ticket was to mount the tire and then put it on a lathe to true it round. Few weights required after that.

thebigjimsho
05-28-09, 04:31 PM
I had 3 sets of Goodyear Eagle GT II wear very evenly all the way to 80,000 miles each on my 88 Mustang LX, 5.0 with Eibach springs and sway bars. :)
I'd go play the lottery if I were you...

Kev
05-28-09, 04:34 PM
I'd go play the lottery if I were you...Why, because I got 80k out of each set of Goodyears or have a Mustang that has clocked over 335,000 relatively trouble free, fun miles? :D