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 14, 2010
A little while back we had a chance to meet up with Matt Farah and his awesome crew from TheSmokingTire.com and show them around the buildings here at STILLEN.
Matt and Steve then jumped in the bright orange STILLEN GT-R and took a run through some of the local canyons. See below for the video! 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
July 31, 2009
Steve Millen and the R&D crew here at STILLEN are at full throttle wrapping up the build of the STILLEN GT-R, and Road & Track has been continuing their great video coverage of the build and testing.
July 13, 2009
The office was buzzing today, as development continues on braking improvements to the R35 Nissan GT-R. Here’s a teaser shot of the upcoming STILLEN / AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrades currently in R&D here at STILLEN.
More information is coming soon.. be sure to follow our RSS Feed for up-to-date information as we release it.
June 17, 2009
Take a peek as they go through the steps of upgrading a 2008 Ford Mustang GT with STILLEN Sport Rotors and STILLEN High Performance Metal Matrix Brake Pads. Read more
April 4, 2009
We are sorry we haven’t had a chance to get some of the cool things we’ve been working on up, we have a bunch of new content that’s in the can, we’ll be working feverishly to get that up.
In the meantime we had some GT-R’s out to the STILLEN workshop this morning, and while we had some of the new AP Racing Curved Vane Rotors out, thought it might be a good time to grab the camera and shoot some video with our Brake Manager Chris Bernal (with little to no warning.. sorry Chris!)
These rotors are an excellent upgrade for anyone serious about performance on their GT-R, and correct the problems associated with cracking cross-drilled holes and wear issues of the OEM rotors. Bonus is they are half the cost of the factory replacements, with the improved performance and longevity.
These rotors are now available in a Slotted or J-Hook rotor face configuration, depending on the goal of the owner. More information on the AP rotors can be found on our previous blog post on these rotors.