Ever take physics? It's all in the lever-arm that the caliper has to provide stopping force. The larger the diameter of the rotor, the more distance the outside perimeter travels in a rotation, thus the caliper covers more area and is able to reduce velocity much quicker.Howdy all,
I am wondering how increasing the size of your rotors in addition to increasing the rim size, weight/tire size/weight will increase braking power. Is the difference in rotor size really enough to offset the additional weight?[/b]
Never did take physics, some day I might though.
I figured the larger rotor wouldn't add much more weight, but since I have 15" rims/tires and the larger rotors require 16" rims/tires, I would add additional weight there. I figure if the 16" rim weighs 2 more pounds and the tire adds the same, I would be adding 4 pounds per wheel/tire combo. This is the weight that I would be concerned with.[/b]
I figure if the 16" rim weighs 2 more pounds and the tire adds the same, I would be adding 4 pounds per wheel/tire combo.[/b]