March 28, 2012
Often times we get customers who stop by to pick up parts they purchased from our online store and they aren’t aware of our fully functioning service bay. Heck, it even surprised me when I first showed up here. We know that in this day and age it’s very rare to have an actual shop that allows local pick up of purchased parts and it’s even MORE rare to have a kick ass service bay attached to that shop that will install those parts for you. We pride ourselves in providing both to our customers.
That was actually the case for the customer with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Being an avid ford enthusiast, he has more than one Ford vehicle in his driveway, a (550 hp) Ford GT, a “plain old” (400hp) Mustang GT , and this (440hp) Ford Mustang BOSS 302 are a few of the ponies in his stable. Guess which one he takes to track the most?
Yeah, I wouldn’t take my priceless FORD GT to the track that much either, and the Mustang GT I would probably let the wife use to get groceries and roast boy racers on the weekends. Which leaves only one option… BOSS!
Having a weekend warrior track car usually means that you burn through items such as brake pads and tires pretty quickly, and the only shop he trusts to do all his maintenance work is, yeah you guessed it, STILLEN.
We threw the thoroughbred BOSS 302 up on the lift and swapped out the Brembo brake pads and added new brake fluid in a jif, so our customer can spend more time at the track with rock solid brakes and less couch time.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service appointment for your car please feel free to give us a call at (888) 366-0686 or go to www.STILLEN.com
March 20, 2012
STILLEN is proud to announce the release of the new brake cooling option for 370Z owners looking to improve track times and lower brake temperatures.
The efficient design of the STILLEN 370z brake cooling kit can lower brake surface temperatures by as much as 25%. Or as much as 140F. (Yeah that’s a lot of heat). The best part about this kit is it can be used with just about any brake set up and it works perfectly with the STILLEN 370Z front bumper or the Stock 370z front bumper, WITHOUT any cutting.
We spared no expense in the quality of components of this kit, from the High Temperature hoses to the CNC machined stainless steel mounting brackets. We made sure that everything fit perfectly and worked perfectly.
After we made sure all the components of the kit fit properly, we decided to take our test vehicle to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA for some serious testing.
We installed the 370z Brake Cooling kit on one side of the vehicle and left the other side untouched. We then installed temperature sensors on both sides of the vehicle to give us our comparison figures.
The results ended up being much better than we expected, and we saw a difference in over 140 F between the two sides. In case you’re wondering what the advantages of running cooler brakes are, here’s a quick list:
• Decrease in braking distance – Reduction in brake fade
• Prevents warping – Reduced chance of pad glazing – Extends life of brakes
• Reduces the chance of brake fluid boiling
• Decreases the chance of catastrophic damage to brake system
• Improved track time and longer track sessions
Below is an illustration on how brake discs vent out heat under operating conditions, as you can see from the illustration, brake temperatures will substantially increase under periods of prolonged use. Our 370z Brake Cooling kit is specifically designed to reduce brake surface temperatures by supplying a constant stream of fresh air to the brake rotor, allowing it to vent out heat more efficiently.
From weekend warriors to the occasional autocross 370z owners, The STILLEN 370z Brake Cooling Kit is sure to become a “must have” item.
March 16, 2012
Increase horsepower and improve gas mileage on your 2012 Infiniti M37 with Stillen’s Gen 2 Dual Intake Kit.
The STILLEN Infiniti M37 intake kit replaces the restrictive factory air boxes with 2 dual cone genuine K&N reusable high flow conical air filters. These filters are designed with an integral velocity stack and attach to our newly designed polished aluminum long tubes. Replacing the factory intake tubes with the STILLEN design adds additional horsepower, and a great look for the engine bay. We have also included two paint able urethane heat shields to keep the intake charge as cool as possible.
By installing just the intake kit we have seen a gain of +5 horsepower and +4lb feet of torque at the wheels on our test vehicles. Plus, you getting the added bonus of adding a little grunt to the intake sound of your M37.
March 15, 2012
A quick snapshot of Colin setting up photos for our new R35 Nissan GTR brake options.
Sometimes the beauty is in the details.
IF the standard AP / DBA rotor options just aren’t enough for you, how about the holy grail of R35 GTR brake rotor options.
Check out more R35 GTR products on our website, and make sure to stay tuned for more DBA, APRACING, and STILLEN braking options coming your way soon.
March 4, 2011
Goodridge has released information on their new limited edition Phantom Gstop Brakeline kits available for popular selected applications. For the ultimate brake line upgrade, look no further!
Upgraded stainless steel brake lines are one of the easiest modifications to make and get tangible results from. Installing Goodridge G-Stop SS lines will dramatically improve brake pedal feel, eliminate the soft spongy feeling, and improve braking performance and reducing stopping distances.
The Phantom G-Stop kits take that performance and kick it up a notch, utilizing stainless hose ends, banjos and bolts, as well as feature black poly-coating to the stainless steel hoses. Even the brackets and hardware are protective coated, creating a superior appearance, and ensuring durability. Read more
November 19, 2010
For Immediate Release
STILLEN OFFERS RUGGED AP RACING BRAKE UPGRADE
FOR 2000-2010 GM 2500/3500 TRUCKS
Costa Mesa, Calif.– STILLEN announces the availability of a new front and rear big brake system for the 2000-2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 (including Dual Rear Wheel models). This rugged, state-of-the-art brake upgrade is based on AP Racing brake technology, the number one choice for a wide range of professional race teams that compete at the highest levels (i.e. NASCAR, FORMULA 1).
Available from the STILLEN brake product division, these GM Truck brake upgrades Read more
August 12, 2010
After months of testing and road racing, STILLEN is proud to announce the availability of the first Active Brake Cooling Package made specifically for the R35 Nissan GT-R. This kit has been shown to reduce rotor temperature on the AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrade by over 200 degrees F, and is also extremely effective for those running standard OEM Iron, or the AP Racing Curved Vane Rotor Upgrades.
The front cooling kit consists of weather resistant electric fans, polyurethane air diversion splitter, all appropriate mounting brackets, and includes a wiring kit as well as a switch. Read more
August 10, 2010
Truckin’ editor Dan Ward pushed their 2004 GMC Sierra “Project Novakane” to the limit with repeated 80-0 mph stops beginning with the factory setup, swapped brake systems, and repeated the aggressive testing on the truck after outfitting the AP Racing setup onto the truck. Read more
May 24, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STILLEN OFFERS NEW AP RACING
2008-2010 BMW M3 (E9x)
FRONT AND REAR BIG BRAKE KITS
Features innovative Strap Drive System for road and track day applications
Costa Mesa, Calif. – AP Racing, the braking technology choice of professional race teams worldwide (including Rahal Letterman IMSA ALMS GT2 M3, BMW Motorsports FIA GT2 M3, etc), has introduced front and rear Big Brake System for the 2008-2010 BMW M3 (E9x). Available from the Brake Pros product division of STILLEN, these new brake upgrades fit most 18″ and 19″ OE wheels. They are compatible with OE ABS, traction control, stability systems and factory brake master cylinder. Read more
January 7, 2010
This Strap Drive System has been developed by AP Racing both for Road and Race applications. The standard fitment brake discs on many performance cars can suffer from brake vibrations caused by disc distortion. This generally occurs on fast road and track installations.
On many performance cars the typical standard brake disc will be a heavy duty ventilated single piece casting. Couple this type of rigid disc to a standard hub and wheel bearing and the result is any hub distortion / run out will transfer onto the disc brake faces. This eventually results in brake vibrations, usually picked up through the steering wheel.
The AP Racing Strap Drive System offers a new take on the floating systems already in the market place. Strap Drive uses a series of stainless steel straps to locate the disc to the mounting bell, producing a flexible coupling between the hub and the disc faces. This allows the disc to run true in the caliper under all conditions and also permits the disc to expand and contract without being restricted. Read more