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      02-13-2012, 05:34 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Remonster View Post
A brake caliper acts like a heat sink, so a bigger one is more resistant to fade, but you can't just stick 8 piston calipers on every car, if it doesn't need to dissipate that much heat you're just adding unnecessary unsprung weight which slows the car down and ruins its ride quality. Having extra unsprung weight even makes a car more jumpy over rough roads.

The next time you think you know better than the engineers at Kia, much less BMW, consider pulling your head out of your ass.
Technically I will argue that point is incorrect.

Maybe it is not exactly what you meant but reading your exact words you are implying that a multi piston calliper weighs more than a single piston calliper just because it has more pistons and also you have failed to explain the other benefits.

I can show you a set of multi piston callipers that are far lighter than some single piston callipers.

There are many many more variables that you have failed to even consider or explain in your post which could be viewed as misleading.

You are painting with very broad brush strokes to make such blanket claims.
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