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Offline euroboy

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Tar Ox big brake kit
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:29:11 pm »
Hello all,

I have just come across this whilst on my internet travels:

http://www.tarox.com/en/news.php?id=47

Im starting to research brake upgrades and this looks a bit of a shoe-in.  You can either have 6 or 10 pot callipers with a range of different discs :)

I have just emailed them for info on prices and availability, looks fantastic though - a real worthwhile upgrade  :thumb:

http://www.tarox.com/en/galeria/full.php?id=210
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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 06:46:19 pm »
    I emailed them a while back and this is what they had to say:

    Dear Mr. Lagerlout,

    We offer two kits for the front of the Abarth 500 a rear kit is still in development I will pass on the details as soon as I have them. The first is one of the best kits available for fast road it uses our brand new B33 state of the art 10 piston lightweight alloy billet caliper and two piece discs. The second is a 305mm kit using our B30 6 piston caliper and single piece discs. Both will fit behind the standard 17’’ wheels.

    The first kit includes the following;

    2 x 330 two piece lightweight billet grooved discs
    2 x 10 piston TAROX B33 alloy calipers
    2 x Fast road brake pads
    2 x Alloy mounting bracket

    Braided hose for the front and fitting kit.

    For more info see http://www.tarox.com/en/grande.php

    RRP £1990 inc VAT

     
    The rear kit includes the following;

    2 x 305 single piece heat treated grooved discs
    2 x 6 piston TAROX B30 alloy calipers

    2 x Fast road brake pads

    2 x Alloy mounting bracket

    Braided hose for the front and fitting kit.

    For more info see http://www.tarox.com/en/compact.php

    RRP £1100 inc VAT

     

     

    The kits will be custom made in Italy which takes 10 working days then shipped to our UK office in Manchester.

     

    The 10 piston kit is one of the most sophisticated brake systems on the market today. Although it runs 330mm discs it has been designed to way in at 25 kg for the full front conversion, saving un sprung weight which is vital in maintaining the cars great handling. Our B33 calipers offer massive braking force while its 10 pistons keep the pedal smooth and progressive. It is the latest of all the Tarox calipers

     

    If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me, I have attached the press release for the smaller kit

     

    Kind regards

     

      Nicholas Counsell.

      Sales Manager.



      [email protected]

      Tel.     0870 777 27 27

       Fax.   0870 777 11 87

     

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 08:01:19 pm »
    I've always wondered how these radical brake upgrades work with the on board safety systems, are things like the ESP and TTC self adjusting? tbh 3k just for brakes seems insane on a 500 in my head but I suppose if you are upgrading the power you need better brakes.

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 08:13:57 pm »
    Do you really need the callipers though?
    Better pads and discs should be enough and would bring the cost down considerably.

    However the current set up is totally fine for road driving.  :thumb:

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 08:36:53 pm »
    Do you really need the callipers though?
    Better pads and discs should be enough and would bring the cost down considerably.

    However the current set up is totally fine for road driving.  :thumb:

    I very much doubt it. A set of braided lines, castrol SRF and good set of Pagids is all that you'd really need IMO. Still, they look very cool! ;)
    As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name "The Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Panic. The Best of Muddy Waters album was lying on the floor—and track one was 'Rollin' Stone Blues'".

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 08:53:13 pm »
    Can you do nose wheelies with this set up?
    Actually, these brakes are probably so good that the engine will rip from it's mountings and fly out of the front of the car. :o
    Red wheels - it's the future

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 08:58:38 pm »
    Do you really need the callipers though?
    Better pads and discs should be enough and would bring the cost down considerably.

    However the current set up is totally fine for road driving.  :thumb:

    I very much doubt it. A set of braided lines, castrol SRF and good set of Pagids is all that you'd really need IMO. Still, they look very cool! ;)

    Hmm I've had problems with Pagid RS14s (and so have a lot of friends) recently.  Cost me a fortune sorting my discs after serious pad transfer issues.  :thumbd:
    Though agree with braded hoses and SRF  :thumb:

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 09:08:07 pm »
    Pagids have to be bedded in properly from the get go or they can be big trouble, they also like to eat discs. Some manufacturers more than others. I ran an M3 CSL a few years back and Pagids were great on that. A lot of people go for AP upgrades but for the road I think Pagids or Ferodo upgrades are fine. They also squeak to all buggery on the road as they need to get nice and hot. If they don't reach their temps they moan and complain and they aren't great in all conditions, from memory they get glazed up only broken by a good thrashing. Thats the trade off compared to the manufacturer fit items which work well in all temps but can't cope with the heat once they start to get abused. I think I was using RS19's from memory.
    As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name "The Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Panic. The Best of Muddy Waters album was lying on the floor—and track one was 'Rollin' Stone Blues'".

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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 10:47:30 pm »
    There may be a Brembo kit available for the A500 in the near future :whistle:
    No idea of price before you ask.
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    Re: Tar Ox big brake kit
    « Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 10:52:46 pm »
    Other than their tendancy to squeak alot they should have been on from the start like the AGP. Oh well looks like Abarth might have come up with the second upgrade kit I would go for.