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yellowduc_1 12-19-2006 04:30 PM

Re: Floating/Semi Floating/Full Floating?
 
Mostly correct as it pertains to cages. Cars (and trucks) have floating calipers, most non performance apps have single piston calipers. Most bikes have fixed calipers and floating rotors.

Aero_Mongoose 12-19-2006 06:30 PM

Re: And what else floats?
 
Exactly. So, logically...

Holy_Kaw 12-21-2006 05:40 PM

Re: Floating/Semi Floating/Full Floating?
 
Leave it to you to bring reason!



Any fool knows that the difference between semi and full floating calipers refers to the specific density/gravity of the components involved. Basically one floats and the other has a neutral buoyancy. Since we know that unsprung weight is a MAJOR BAD, obviously, the lighter, "floating", version is better.



PS The proceeding is BS intended for the amusement of those that know. If you don't understand the difference erase what I just said from your memory, trust me, your understanding will be hurt by paying any attention to some of what what I just said.


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