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Camaro Pace Cars Have Brake Weights, Crazy Wheel Imbalance

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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.

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

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How about Jalopnik calling Chevy PR and asking about the brake weight thing? You guys must have a phone number to someone who could answer why they put that there.

As for the weehl weights - necessary evil, so who cares. You just happened to find a wheel that needed a lot of weights. If it was my car and it was delivered to the dealership like that, I bet there's a good chance the dealer would swap it out with another one with less weights if you were that picky.