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Old 04-22-2009, 10:11 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by King James View Post
So I am to understand that the only thing that makes this a problem is the fact the bleeder valve is in the wrong spot.....and to negate this all you have to do is bleed the caliper off the car?
Yup Just take the caliper off, stick a block of wood in it, and bleed.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #62
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That really isnt much of a problem at all when you do the work on your car anyways

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:50 PM   #63
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makes sense to me.....and the spoon calipers are f'in bad!!!!
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:42 AM   #64
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Wow. I know this post is ancient, but the OP's info is way off with the explanation as to why one shouldn't use calipers from a Legend and flip them left to right. That illustration is a bit misleading too. It doesn't explain really what's going on. The point about the bleeder valve location is a valid point, easily solved by the flip.

Caliper pistons don't get engaged with different speed/pressure if they are different sizes. They'd have to be working off of different brake line circuits for that to happen. The equal pressure between the pistons is focused more acutely from the smaller piston to the pad versus the larger piston to its portion of the pad.

From Wilwood's website:
Q: What's the purpose of having a big piston and a small piston in a Caliper (staggered pistons)?

A: Multi-piston calipers, normally with six or more pistons, have bore sizes that increase in size from front to rear.

This allows a pressure differential between the leading and trailing edge of the caliper, thus providing an even wear pattern along the entire length of the brake pad, hence it controls brake taper. This is necessary because incandescent material and debris from the leading edge of the pad is trapped between the pad and rotor; it tends to float the trailing edge of the pad off the rotor. A larger piston at the trailing edge of the pad provides more pressure to compensate for this debris buildup and keep the pad flat against the rotor. --End

For my money I'd go with those that say the Legend calipers fit when they're flipped and work well.

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Old 09-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #65
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Yeah, I can't think of anyone that actually installed them that said they had discernible wear issues.
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