TAR-OX BRAKE DISCS

Mr. Taroni, widely known throughout Italy as the specialist of braking science, has devoted almost 40 years of his life to research and develop the ideal 'brake'. TAR-OX is an Italian brake company that has been established since 1940.  The quality of their products are well-known and has been involved in the racing scene like the F1 and the European Touring Car Championship. You can find out more about the company and their products at www.tarox.com 

Braking surface of TAR-OX discs are obtained from iron castings produced by ISO9000 and TUV certified specialist foundries.

Each casting is subjected to stringent quality controls, including sample testing, to avoid potential problems due to internal and external blowholes, cold shots, sand inclusions and other defects

Different types of cast iron are selected depending on the final use of the discs so that it can be chosen to put the emphasis either on strength rather than lightness, especially if the brake discs are used in competition.

All the blank castings are subjected to structural stress relieving heat treatment at the end of each machining phase. It is this process which underpins the quality of TAR-OX brake discs. Facing is performed on CNC turning machines or on traditional parallel lathes for small production lots.

Another distinguishing feature of TAR-OX brake discs is their perfectly level surface machined to a tolerance approaching 0.015mm, achieved during the final finishing of the braking surfaces on grinding machines; each disc is ground individually in what is still a manual process. TAR-OX brake discs are immediately recognisable above all for the machining of the braking surface.

 

TAR-OX G88 DISC

  The G88 is probably the best known of all TAR-OX discs and the most instantly recognisable with its multiple radial grooves on the braking surface of the discs. These grooves are designed to generate a turbine effect which dissipates heat build up, allowing the discs to run cooler and reducing the possibility of warping, vibration or cracking. All G88 discs are heat treated for strength, hand finished to ensure the smoothest possible braking surface and TV approved.

TAR-OX SPORT JAPAN DISC

As the name implies Sport Japan discs were originally designed for the Japanese market where tough looks and high performance are important factors. Sport Japan discs feature 6 grooves on the braking surface which deglaze the pads and help vent the gasses and scale which cause fading. Drilled holes remove heat from the discs, allowing the discs to run cooler. All Sport Japan discs are heat treated for strength, milled on numerically controlled machines and hand finished to ensure the smoothest possible braking surface. Sport Japan Discs are TV approved.

TAR-OX MONZA DISC

The 4 grooves machined onto the braking surface of the discs deglaze the pads while the drilled holes remove heat from the discs, allowing the discs to run cooler. Designed for the hot hatches market where looks, performance and value for money are important factors. The TAR-OX Monza range provides the usual TAR-OX quality and good looks with a price to suit everyone's budget.

 

TAR-OX CALIPERS AND BRAKE KITS

At the start of 1993 the new 6-pot calliper was designed and manufactured. Thanks to the various adapting mounting brackets the TAR-OX caliper can be installed on the car without any major modifications thus allowing the use of thicker and larger discs than the original ones. 

Although the new TAR-OX 6-pot caliper system was originally designed for competition use it also delivered surprising performances and smooth braking when used on everyday road use vehicles. In the following years the brake conversion kit application list soared: it included 100 cars in 1997, 200 cars in 1999 and nearly 500 cars by the end of 2002. 

Besides having nearly 500 different applications of TAR-OX caliper kits, TAR-OX also offers a smaller B28 6-pot caliper upgrade. This B28 caliper has been designed to be used with the car's original discs for a powerful and yet economical upgrade, with wheels of 15"+ diameter.

  4-Pot Brake Caliper Kit

 

 

The TAR-OX 4-Pot caliper brake system is recommended for light cars under 700kg with wheels smaller than 14. Particularly suitable for cars like the 'old' Mini Cooper.

6-Pot Brake Caliper Kit

 

 

Fitting a TAR-OX upgrade kit will give you amazing braking performance and total confidence. By matching six piston calipers to the discs, problems such as disc failure, deformation and vibration are eliminated . TAR-OX offer a variety of calipers to suit various applications and customer requirements. The diameter of the pistons in the calipers are specific to each application to take into account the car's master cylinder.

Each kit contains 2 six pistons brake calipers, 2 brake discs including alloy bells, 2 adaptor clamps, 1 set of brake pads and 1 set of brake lines

The conversion kits are available with the spiral grooved F2000 discs as standard or with Sport Japan Plus or D95 discs as an option.

10-Pot Brake Caliper Kit

TAR-OX is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a TEN pot caliper for road and track day use.

By matching 10 piston calipers to the discs, you achieve:
1. More evenly distributed pressure on the pads,
2. Better cooling action of the pads, because of more airflow behind the pad's metal support
3. Less stress factor on the caliper itself
4. More clamping action resulting in more braking power due to the presence of more pistons
5. Firmer pedal Strongly recommended for cars that suffer from a spongy pedal,

TAR-OX offer a variety of calipers to suit various applications and customer requirement. The diameter of the pistons in the calipers are specific to each application to take into account the car's master cylinder.

Each kit contains 2 ten pistons brake calipers, 2 brake discs including alloy bells, 2 adaptor clamps, 1 set of brake pads and 1 set of brake lines

The conversion kits are available with the spiral grooved F2000 discs as standard or with Sport Japan Plus or D95 discs as an option. For top end performance, ten pot brake conversion kits are also available with Metal/Ceramic discs.

12-Pot B350 Brake Caliper Kit 

 

 

TAR-OX BRAKE PADS

 


Strada (.112)

These pads are ideal for fast road use and every day driving. They work from cold and provide immediate response without pre-heating like an O.E pad but at the same time offer a higher coefficient of friction for improved braking power, improved resistance to high temperatures and a longer service life than O.E materials. Provides excellent pedal feel and allows full control over braking for the driver.

Able to withstand temperatures of up to 600C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 150C to 200C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 400C.

mHot = 0,38

mTypical = 0,35

 

Rallye (.113)

These pads are designed specifically for fast road use. They are perfectly suited to spirited driving on B-roads and country lanes. As with the Strada pad, they work virtually from cold but at the same time they offer a higher coefficient of friction for superior braking power. Unlike many uprated pads which are either on or off, these pads offer a more progressive feel which allows the driver to have constant control over the braking effort of the vehicle.

Able to withstand temperatures of up to 700C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 200C to 300C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 500C.

mHot = 0,40

mTypical = 0,35

  

Rallye + (.401)

Like the Rallye pad these pads are ideal for fast road use, but also offer excellent performance for light track day use. As with the Rallye compound, the Rallye+ works virtually from cold but has a slightly higher coefficient of friction and wider optimum operating temperature which makes it ideal for light track use in most small performance cars and hot hatches. Gives a very responsive pedal feel due to the low compressibility level. Will withstand high brake disc temperatures due to heat treating of the pad surface. The Rallye+ pad also features film transfer technology which prolongs disc and pad life.

Able to withstand temperatures of up to 750C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 200C to 350C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 550C.

mHot = 0,41

mTypical = 0,35

 

Corsa (.114)

The Corsa pad is a great all round pad, although primarily intended for race and track day use the pads can also be used to great effect for fast road use . Corsa pads are effective from cold and therefore give maximum performance at all temperatures. The high coefficient of friction gives plenty of pedal feel and massive amounts of bite, yet they are not hard on discs like some track type pads.

Able to withstand temperatures of up to 800C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 200C to 400C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 600C.

mHot = 0,47

mTypical = 0,43

 

Corsa + (.501)

The ultimate street usable pad in the Tarox range, designed with very fast road and hard track use in mind. These pads perform best when warmed up, but still offer braking power when cold. Can be slightly noisy in certain applications if used on the street at low speed. This compound can withstand near race conditions in terms of brake disc temperature. Has a very responsive pedal feel due to even lower compressibility but it still gives plenty of control to the driver.

Able to withstand temperatures of up to 900C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 250C to 550C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 700C

mHot = 0,48

mTypical = 0,36

 

Sintered (.115)

Formulated for fast road use with the Tarox Metal-Ceramic discs, but also a very effective race  compound for use on regular cast discs. They give a very hard, racecar style pedal feel due to the very lowest compressibility level and although these pads are race orientated they still give the driver full control over braking effort.

Able to withstand temperatures of over 900C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 350C to 650C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 800C.

mHot = 0,53

mTypical = 0,46

 

Racing (.601)

Suitable for race use. This is the material to use for pure racing. It will however give superior performance for road use when combined with Tarox Metal-Ceramic discs. Very hard pedal feel due to a low compressibility level. Has a superior release characteristic compared to other race materials making it easier to modulate. Will generate a transfer film when used hard on track.

Able to withstand temperatures of over 900C  this pad has an optimum temperature range of 300C to 700C, for best results do not exceed disc temperature of app. 800C.

mHot = 0,53

mTypical = 0,47

 

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