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Re: BMW 530i caliper conversion
> I guess cost isn't the only reason so many manufacturers are using floating
> calipers these days as they're a lot easier to package inside a wheel using
> a lot of negative offset (the BMW 530i wheel is 22mm and my 5k is 45mm).
But the question then becomes, why are they using so much offset? The answer,
as always, is cost! (smaller hubs, hub carriers, bearings -- but the downside
is more bearing loads, hence faster wear.)
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