Re: [DML] Rear Calipers on Ebay
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Re: [DML] Rear Calipers on Ebay

Well, it's not just the smaller area against the pad,
it's the smaller volume inside the caliper for the
brake fluid to push against.  So therefore the ratio
beween master cylinder size and caliper cylinder size
does change.

I think it's more a question of brake balance than
braking power.  With a smaller cylinder in the caliper
you're going to get less braking force to the rear
pads.  Double that 5% by two for two calipers at the
rear, and you're talking about a total of 10% less at
the rear.  While this may not make THAT much of a
difference, I'm sure the brake balance is still


--- Harold McElraft <hmcelraft@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Actually from the physics thing - I think you will
> find that force 
> being applied at the caliper from the brake pedal is
> unchanged and 
> the pistons are the distribution medium. Therefore,
> the force is the 
> same it is just being distributed over a smaller
> area. Does that make 
> a difference in the braking? I don't know because
> the action on the 
> pads would have to be evaluated - but, I doubt if
> much is lost.
> Harold McElraft - 3354

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