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Old 07-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Dinan_M5 View Post
If the area of the single big piston in the floating caliper is greater than the total area of the 6 pistons in the fixed caliper then yes. However I doubt that is true.
If you think about the math behind circle area, it's actually not hard to achieve this. But increasing piston area will decrease your caliper pressure, so simply adding more pistons won't give you more braking power. However, having a wider, fixed caliper will increase your brake pad width (which, with the right compound, is what will get you more torque and much better fade resistance) and improve your brake pedal feel.
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