[200q20v] Re: Brake clamping forces

Joseph Vanzeipel vanzeipel at mac.com
Wed Jul 4 12:17:35 EDT 2001

A popular hotrodding article I read recently may have some insight.  They
said that a dual sided caliper has less deflection than a single sided
caliper.  In practice, a dual sided caliper is more reliable because of it's
design, it won't "twist" (or deflect) under heavy braking.

Joseph Vanzeipel
200q20v 113k

on 7/4/01 8:21, TM at t44tq at mindspring.com wrote:

> So then in the case of same piston area, why even go with a dual
> sided caliper?
> I didn't really get your point about rigidly mounting the caliper- can't
> this be done in either case (single or dual)?
> Why would Porsche have gone to a monoblock caliper if the two-piece
> design was better? Cost savings?
> Taka
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