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Topic - Car Talk - Brake Kits

Richiehill - on 10 Jun 2013
Hello again all,

After a bit of information regarding Brake Kits.

Can anyone offer a decent explaination of why the greater "pot" a brake kit is, the greater stopping power/less brake fade. Or perhaps why bigger pistons are more important than more.

My guess is that it all boils down to Pounds Per Square Inch of pressure (PPSI). Meaning that the less pistons (pots) the higher amount of PPSI which then means greater stopping power. However the greater the amount of pistons, the greater amount of cooling and thus less brake fade. Also, the greater the amount of pistons, the greater the amount of surface area of the caliper in contact with the disk. But surely larger pistons can do the same job whilst keeping a higher PPSI?

Cheers for any info from the racers and mechanics out there!
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