Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Danville, CA USA
Stiffer calipers and/or larger rotors, make the system more linear. This makes it possible for the driver to hold the brakes on the edge of lockup more closely. That can reduce stopping distances some, especially in nonABS applications.
Stiffer calipers also taper the brake pads much less. The more tapered the pads are, the spongier the brakes get as they wear.
PBR calipers are the least stiff calipers available, but they are very inexpensive.
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