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Old 20 Dec 2005, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Going Fast, But Need To Stop!

Read some ads on Godspeed 4 pot big disk conversion (335mm).

Any one got them fitted or know how good or not so good they are?

If the disc is wider and the calipers have to have a spcer in, does this not cut back the pressure that can be applied as the pistons will be further back then when fitted to a normal disk?????? I am not an expert and may be breaks don't work on the same principal sas leverage.

Please send me the knowledge and may the force be with you.
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Read some ads on Godspeed 4 pot big disk conversion (335mm).

Any one got them fitted or know how good or not so good they are?

If the disc is wider and the calipers have to have a spcer in, does this not cut back the pressure that can be applied as the pistons will be further back then when fitted to a normal disk?????? I am not an expert and may be breaks don't work on the same principal sas leverage.

Please send me the knowledge and may the force be with you.
The disks are wider to be better. Wider disks mean better cooling and stronger disks.
The spacer moves the calipers to the outer area of the disk. So its like instead of clamping a small disc on outside edge you are clamping a larger disk on the outside edge. Disk for disk the larger you have the better brakes you have. Other factors also come in like material groves holes etc.
You can get larger disks to fit STD 2 pot calipers but moving to 4 pot does give greater force over a larger area.
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Old 23 Dec 2005, 02:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It all comes down to torque radius, the larger the disc and the nearer to the outer edge of the disc you can apply the stopping force, the greater the effect will be. Isn't physics just great......
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