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BRAKE PADS

Road, Track or Race.
Our three compounds are all designed with the perfect balance of brake performance without compromising the life of the brake disc.

Our unique compounds offer outstanding performance with improved modulation.

  • Strada Compound offers exacting OE size and specification with improved bite and greater thermal stability
  • Corsa Compound’s ability to work from cold makes it a track day enthusiasts’ favourite
  • Large application list with the latest models added daily
  • Competizione compound delivers reliability and braking power without compromise


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Foundation for excellence

We always start with the absolute highest level of raw materials. The bare cast iron rotors that are the foundation of any of our performance discs are always European sourced from the best foundries and where possible using a cast with the highest possible carbon content. From this base we can then apply processes of which we have had 33 years of experience of perfecting.

Our first process is always heat treatment, known to offer big improvement to how cast iron behaves. The benefits are great but so is the time-cost and infrastructure involved, making TAROX unique in this approach.

What the metal industry experts say about the benefits of
heat treatment:

The heat treatment of gray irons can considerably alter the matrix microstructure with little or no effect on the size and shape of the graphite achieved during casting.

‘’Gray iron is normalized by being heated to a temperature above the transformation range, held at this temperature for a period of about 1 hour per inch of maximum section thickness, and cooled in still air to room temperature. Normalizing may be used to enhance mechanical properties, such as hardness and tensile strength’’- Source

‘’Normalizing heat treatments for castings:  The process can be employed on cast products to homogenize grain structure, improve machinability and response to subsequent heat treating processes. The normalizing process is commonly applied to carbon and alloy steel castings in order to refine grain structure and produce a more uniform distribution of carbon content throughout the material after the casting process. During normalizing, castings are typically heated to a temperature slightly above the austenitizing temperature to promote atomic mobility that enhances homogenization of the steel.  The final result is a casting that will machine more easily and have more uniform micro-structure.  Normalized castings respond to heat-treating better and have more uniform mechanical properties.’’
Source

CNC work

Each new application gets a custom designed CNC program for each TAROX disc design, to ensure any modifications do not affect structural integrity. For instance, when designing a program for our Sport Japan brake disc – which features fully drilled holes – it is essential to not fully drill where a hole may foul an internal structure vane while ensuring as many holes as possible allowing air to flow in between the channels of the internal cooling structure. This is again a time consuming and costly process and one of the reason performance disc manufactures only use a dimple – which does not allow air to move from the surface in to the internal cooling channels. Any drilled hole on a TAROX disc is countersunk to prevent against cracking.

Our G88 has a unique look and amazing road performance. It features 40 radial grooves on each side – rather than a slots – as they are channeled using a custom machine designed and manufactured in house allowing us to achieve a surface that does not compromise pad life but offers performance of a drilled disc but with the structural benefits of a slotted disc.

Final balance and polish

The final stage and one that really sets a TAROX disc apart is the hand finishing. Each and every brake disc before they are ready to ship are balanced on a specialist machine which perfectly balances the discs to 0.001 – ensuring the flattest disc on the market. The process of achieving a perfectly flat surface not only enables the brake pad to bed in quicker and more effectively but reduces chances of the disc developing lateral oscillation (run out) – A perfectly machines part with a high shine which oozes quality is just the icing on cake.

STRADA

CORSA

COMPETIZIONE 116

STRADA

The Strada pads are ideal for street use and everyday driving.

Strada work great from cold and provide immediate response, without pre-heating, while also offering a higher coefficient of friction for improved braking power, improved resistance to high temperatures and a longer service life than O.E materials. They provide an excellent pedal feel and allow full control over braking for the driver.

Strada has been specifically designed to work with our heat treated hand finished range of performance brake discs.

Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 600°c, this pad has an optimum temperature range of 200°C to 350°C.

Coefficient of friction:
Cold 0.37
Hot 0.42

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CORSA

The great all rounder, Corsa is track inspired but road proven.

Primarily intended for track day use, the pads can also be used to great effect for street use on more powerful cars. Corsa pads are still effective from cold and therefore give maximum performance at all temperatures.

The high coefficient of friction gives amazing levels of pedal feel and massive amounts of bite, yet they are not hard on discs like some track type pads.

Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 800°C, this pad has
an optimum temperature range of 250°F to 500°F.

Coefficient of friction:
Cold 0.47
Hot 0.49

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COMPETIZIONE 116

This is the compound to use for pure racing performance and delivers reliability and braking power without compromise. Featuring a high coefficient of friction, Competizione 116 has a superior release characteristic compared to other race materials making it an exceptionally easy pad to modulate. The low compressibility level delivers a hard, confident pedal and an outstanding thermal stability that ensures consistent braking performance, lap after lap.

Coefficient of Friction
Hot = 0,51
Normal = 0,44

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