Alcon launches next generation of armoured vehicle brake upgrade kits
Alcon Components Ltd, a UK-based brake and clutch company, launches their next generation of Civilian Armoured Vehicle (CAV) brake upgrade kits, which are an extension of the existing range and now cater for a wider range of SUVs and other modified vehicles.
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The next generation of Alcon vehicle brake upgrade kits extend the existing range of Ford F150, F550 and Ranger/Raptor series to now include: Mercedes Sprinter 4x4, GMC1500, RAM5500, Toyota Tacoma and Ford F250 / F350, Chevrolet’s Suburban and Suburban HD, GMT K2-based platforms Tahoe and Escalade, Toyota’s LC 200, Hilux, LC78-79 and VW’s Amarok and Crafter. (Picture source: Alcon)
For those seeking high-performance brake upgrades for increased braking capacity and improved safety to deal with higher Gross Vehicle Weights in armoured vehicles, the new Alcon range is the perfect solution. The new brake kits feature custom-designed multi-piston iron calipers and larger discs on both front and rear axles, which offer the following key advantages: compatibility with base OEM actuation and stability control systems (so are easy to fit and minimise additional parts required), compliance and certification against various standards associated with increased vehicle weight, reduced brake fade, increased braking torque and less wear leading to reduced through-life costs, acid zinc finish for maximum corrosion protection and inboard bleed screws to increase tamper-proofing protection.
All the kits have been designed and tested using the same concepts, expertise and technology as Alcon’s WRC Championship-winning motorsport products so they are robust, reliable and proven in the most demanding of environments.
Alcon has over 35years of experience in engineering brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles; from F1, World Rally and prestige performance cars to 30T-plus military armoured vehicles. Alcon’s off-the-shelf brake kits allow both OEM’s and vehicle modification companies to overcome the challenges posed by modifying vehicles for performance off-road, defence, security and other specialist purposes.