Re: [DML] Low Drag Disc Brakes
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Re: [DML] Low Drag Disc Brakes

The Workshop Manual doesn't say anything about it, at least not in the 
Brakes section.

Farrar Hudkins

Bob Brandys wrote:
> In the early 80s, cars shifted to low drag disc brakes.
> For example, the 82-83 AMC Spirit disc brakes were low friction
> compared to the 78-79 Pacer disc brake pistons. The parts are
> interchangable so you can upgrade a Pacer to the low friction pistons.
> What about the D? Are these low friction disc brakes?
> Are there later model calipers that are low friction.
> Typically, the low friction pistons slightly retract after application.
> This could be a spring in the main piston that creates a little
> negative hydraulic pressure to retract the pistons.
> Drum brakes used to do this with springs.
> Bob

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