TAROX racing brake rotors are available for any motorsport application. The raw materials used in the manufacturing process come from specialised foundries that are ISO9000 and TÜV certified.
TAROX rotors are produced from solid billet and are designed to have an exceptionally high tensile strength. The Ultimate Tensile Strength (U.T.S) for these rotors is rated at 3200lbs per square inch, exceeding the industry standard for racing specification discs which is typically 2100lbs per square inch. Naturally TAROX racing rotors also surpass the CEE standard U.T.S of 1400lbs per square inch.
Two manufacturing processes make TAROX rotors unique:
- All TAROX racing rotors are subject to a residual stress relieving heat treatment to deliver superior performance in all conditions. This also enables the rotor to remain stable at extreme temperatures. Heat treatment ensures TAROX rotors are less prone to warping, cracking, fade and knock off, which act to reduce pad and rotor life. As a result, TAROX rotors provide greater braking performance and longer rotor and pad life.
- After machining, the surface of each TAROX rotor is manually ground to a tolerance approaching 0.015mm/0.0006″. This creates a perfectly level surface for the pad to contact and ensures that the rotors run true.
TAROX racing brake rotors are available in a range of sizes from 254mm/10″ to 410mm/16.14″ and can be ordered with the following braking surfaces.
For further information on the products available:
- Straight slots (C83)
- Cross drilled – with countersunk drillings for fracture reduction (D95)
- Curved slots (F2000)
- Slots alternated with cross drilling (Sport Japan Plus)
- Plain braking surface (ZERO)
Racing Rotor Homologation
In some racing series brake choice is restricted by the relevant technical rules: in some cases the brake surface must be perfectly plain, in others it must follow a precise pattern dictated by homologation papers. TAROX are able to develop solutions to maximize braking performance within series rules and also produce braking components to homologation specifications.
Matching rotors & calipers: the “F” Factor
All rotors listed in the TAROX racing catalog are provided with a maximum pad depth (“F”). Some TAROX calipers work with a 50mm/2″ pad depth while others have a larger 60mm/2.4″ pad depth. When matching rotors with calipers it is essential to consider this dimension to ensure the best performance. If in doubt please contact the TAROX Technical Department for advice.
Rotor Mounting : Bolted vs. Floating
The TAROX racing rotors list features rotor-rings with both floating and bolted arrangements. Where rules permit, floating rotors are usually favored in professional circuit racing applications. Bolted fitment is ideal where durability is preferred over outright performance; as such this method is popular for rally cars and track enthusiasts. Floating rotors require cleaning to ensure correct operation while bolted rotors are a more rugged option. Floating rotors are preferred when stability at extreme temperatures is required. This is particularly relevant to larger rotor diameters. Some TAROX kits have been prepared with floating and bolted rotor options for this reason. All motorsport applications can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
TAROX Racing Rotor Codes
Each TAROX racing brake rotor is identified by a unique part number.
Customized Racing Rotors
TAROX list a variety of ready to order rotors that cover most popular racing applications. Alternatively, TAROX can build a bespoke rotor for your unique application.
Aluminum Alloy Hats
All TAROX alloy hats are manufactured in-house from solid billet and are made to the same exacting standards as all other TAROX components. Floating and bolted rotors can be ordered complete with alloy hats or as a separate replacement rotor-ring. Additionally, TAROX are able to offer replacement rotor-hats providing an accurate technical drawing is supplied. Specially ordered hats and custom parts for motorsport use can be manufactured and delivered in a matter of days and replacement rotor hardware is also available separately for TAROX rotors.