A variety of TAROX Brake Kits are available to suit various applications and customer requirements. Every kit is produced from the finest materials and is manufactured in-house in northern Italy. As the kits are handmade to each customers individual specifications, delivery can take up to 14 days. In order to choose the most appropriate specification caliper for each brake conversion kit TAROX adhere to the following guidelines:
Each caliper is machined from a solid block of aluminium billet and hand assembled. In principle, the more pistons the better. The benefit of having multiple pistons can be summed up as follows:
Perpendicularly distributed pressure on the pads, resulting in a more even wear of the brake pad
Smaller pistons compared to those used on traditional calipers work perfectly parallel to the piston chambers, thus avoiding wear and loss of brake fluid
Increased cooling action of the pads, due to more airflow behind the pad’s back plate
Less stress factor on the caliper itself
More clamping action resulting in more braking power due to the presence of more pistons
The diameter of the pistons in the calipers are specific to each application to take into account the car’s master cylinder. Fitting a TAROX kit does not involve the replacement or the modification of other brake components (e.g. master cylinder, servo) and does not interfere with electronic devices like the ABS or SBS.
Brake Caliper Maintenance
All TAROX brake calipers are designed to be used without the need to be periodically serviced. The way each piston works in the chamber and the use of O-rings to keep out the dirt, dust and other agents does not require the use of dustcaps. It is advised that only experienced professionals dismantle the calipers: replacement components including O-ring fitted pistons can be ordered at your nearest TAROX distributor.
Brake Caliper Colour
All TAROX calipers come with grey or black hard (450 Wickers) anodising for maximum life. Colour anodised calipers can be specified and although glamorous looking, they demand more care and attention and do not deliver the same durability as the grey or black hard anodised calipers. Extra care must be used when cleaning alloy wheels because some cleaning product are acid based and may damage the calliper’s finish. For best results always remove the wheel before cleaning. Most colours are available on request at no extra cost.
Brake Kit Pads
TAROX brake calipers have been designed to host large brake pads, or in the case of the B350, B380 and B400 callipers, 4 smaller pads in each caliper. Kits can be specified with any of the following compounds at no extra cost:
Strada – Fast road use
Corsa – Fast road and track use
Competizione – Track use only
Brake Kit Discs
The discs featured in TAROX brake kits are developed to work perfectly with the calipers. Smaller kits feature a single piece disc whereas the larger kits feature a two piece disc in order to reduce weight and improve performance further. By default, kits are supplied with F2000 discs, but Sport Japan, D95 and C83 discs can also be specified when ordering at no extra cost.
Here at Retro Resus we are proud to be able to supply the full range of Tarox Brakes, including pads, discs and brake kits. Please contact us for more information.