Now slowly heading towards its rightful place in the classic car pantheon, BMW’s hugely sought-after E36 M3 has now firmly entered the realm of truly iconic collector’s machines. With an eye on maintaining original brake hardware for originality’s sake, many owners will be looking to upgrade their cherished example to keep for years to come – or indeed, keep it working hard as it was always intended to do. So, if you’re an enthusiast that likes to indulge in such activity – or even if you just want to increase your margin of active safety, Italian brake manufacturer Tarox has the perfect solution in their uprated front disc and pad sets for all models. These kits offer a direct replacement to the OEM parts – but with significantly greater performance and much less tendency to fade.
Each disc undergoes a structural stress-relieving heat treatment at the end of each machining cycle which increases durability and massively reduces the risk of warping under repeated heavy braking.
All discs are CNC machine-faced for the perfect braking surface, down to a tolerance of 0.015mm, not only resulting in the perfect performance, but also the perfect finish, to accentuate the overall look of the car.
Four styles are available. The OEM-esque ‘Zero’ with its factory good looks for the concours purist or collector, the diagonally vented ‘G88’, the JDM inspired ‘Sport Japan’ and the classic, spirally grooved ‘F2000’.
The perfect discs need the perfect pads, and here Tarox have ticked all of the boxes, too. Tarox’s ‘Strada’ pads offers the perfect compromise for cars that are driven daily with excellent cold performance, instant bite and great wear rates. For those M3s still being enjoyed on track, or for fast road work, the Corsa pads are just the ticket, offering fade-free performance all day. Finally, for drivers looking to keep their M3s in race trim, the Competizione pad should need little explanation. Tarox offers every application available for both 3.0 and 3.2 models.
Prices start from just £318.00 for a 315mm front pair of any of the disc designs. Pads start from £85.20 for the Strada ‘street’ pads. All prices include VAT. Nothing increases driver confidence, or reduces lap times, like a set of decent brakes, so if you want to increase safety and enhance the value and enjoyment of your E30 M3, then these brakes are the perfect upgrade.
For more information, or to order, please click to www.tarox.co.uk