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      12-27-2012, 05:02 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by mlhj83 View Post
I will only change the caliper if it:
-uses a common shaped pad
-has a larger friction surface area than OEM
-has taken brake torque, balance and heat into account

I have a lot of practical reasons to not want a BBK that I shan't bore you with, but neither am I looking to upgrade the caliper just for cosmetic purposes. I'm happy with the performance of track pads with the OEM setup and don't need the additional thermal capacity of a BBK as I don't tend to do more than 10-15mins of hard driving each time I go out on track. But I do like the benefits of a properly engineered fixed caliper over a sliding one.
As we talked about last time, been looking at BBK options over Xmas, APs still look like the go (as far as fitting under the OEM 18s) but this also seems like an interesting option if it were to work out
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