Source: Alcon post
TAMWORTH, U.K. – Alcon launched a new brake upgrade kit for the Ford F550 to support the performance off-road, specialist, armored and defense vehicle sectors.
The 6-piston caliper and pad kit is compatible with the stock original-equipment actuation and stability control system, so is easy to fit but has been fully “ruggedized” to ensure extreme levels of robustness and performance are balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.
The new Alcon F550 upgrade kit offers many advantages for serious off-road use. The cast iron housings allow the calipers to be fitted in many standard wheels, where aluminum calipers will not fit, allowing large specialist off-road tires to be used.
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The calipers are extremely stiff, giving improved pedal feel and the additional brake torque available reduces the increased brake efforts required when the vehicle is fitted with specialist tires, with larger than standard rolling radii.
As well, the sealing technology and dirt protection is the same concept as used on Alcon’s off-road motorsport product – a proven WRC Championship winner. All calipers sold for serious off-road use will be plated and painted for optimum corrosion protection and performance styling.
When optimized for specialist, armored and defense vehicle use, the Alcon F550 upgrade kit offers improved brake torque allowing the vehicles to be armored or modified to greater Gross Vehicle Weights. Reduced brake fade and enhanced corrosion protection combine with discrete styling to avoid attention being drawn to the fact that the vehicle has been armored or modified.
In addition, the secure design with bleed screws only on the inboard side makes them less likely to be tampered with and the materials and technology used is common with products already sold by Alcon to major global defense vehicle and axle manufacturers, that are now in use by security services and armed forces across the world.
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