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On newsstands now! Modified Magazine’s Project G35 receives a full AP Racing brake upgrade this month, and the improvements in performance are impressive.

After realizing that a pad/fluid change could not bring the factory brakes up to snuff, Modified Magazine decided to step up to the big leagues with our AP Racing G35 Front Big Brake Kit (AP3700) and our AP Racing G35 Rear Big Brake Kit (AP3750).

AP Racing G35 Big Brake Kit

You can read the article here. Dave Pratte at Modified had this to say about our G35 AP Brakes:

The AP Racing brakes cut heat by almost 50 percent, but what these numbers don’t tell you is that after two hot laps the OE brakes were starting to fade, and by the fourth lap I had virtually no braking power whatsoever because the pads and fluid were completely overwhelmed by the heat buildup. With the AP brakes, on the other hand, I didn’t experience even a hint of brake fade after an extended lapping session where I abused the brakes as hard as I could.

The brake kits consist of the following:

AP3700 Front Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 14.25″ x 1.25″ (362mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2003-2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe
  • 2003-2006 Infiniti G35 Sedan
  • 2003-2007 Nissan 350Z

AP3750 Rear Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 13″ x 1″ (362mm x 335mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2003-2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe
  • 2003-2006 Infiniti G35 Sedan
  • 2006-2008 Infiniti M35 and Infiniti M45
  • 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
  • 2003-2007 Nissan 350Z
  • 2002-2008 Nissan Altima
  • 2009 Nissan Maxima

Steve Millen and the STILLEN crew are very excited to once again be participating in the Dunlop Targa Rally held in New Zealand with the STILLEN Ford GT. This is an annual road rally held on 38 stages run over closed public roads, with a variety of vehicles, from classics to Porsche’s, EVO’s, STi’s, Skyline’s and everything in between.

STILLEN Ford GT Prepped for Dunlop Targa Rally New Zealand

The competition stages are public roads which have been closed by the police and driven flat out. The goal is simple, the car that covers the distance in the shortest time wins.

EDIT: Here’s some additional coverage, photos, and previous stories from our friends at Autoblog.com

Videos of the 2006 Targa Rally, including in-car are available at the STILLEN GT Project Vehicle page

Last year we were unable to make the event due to medical issues of one of the major team members but this year we are heading back and plan to be better than ever.

In 2006 we competed with our 2005 Ford GT Supercar. In just a few months we took the car from a bone stock black GT and built ourselves a bright orange race car, including development of a performance exhaust, cat delete pipes, chromoly roll cage, AP Racing Front Big Brakes, and installation of other top quality products like Penske Racing Shocks, MOMO Racing Seats and Restraints, and some aerodynamic and body protection urethane pieces.

This year we will be returning with the same car however it has been MAJORLY improved. In the past year and a half we have continued developing parts such as:

  • Increased Horsepower from the Supercharged 5.4L Motor
  • Additional Suspension Upgrades
  • Larger Front and Rear AP Racing Big Brake Kit
  • New and improved AP Racing Clutch
  • Lower Final Drive Ratio (3.90:1) – By Ricardo
  • Michelin Performance Tires
  • CNC-Machined Teflon Skid Pucks
  • Functional brake ducts, and more
  • Nordskog Gauges & GPS Speedo

With these improvements we hope to be a strong competitor in this year’s rally. I will be returning this year as Team Navigator, riding with Steve and calling the turns, and will be posting daily updates from the hotel rooms. I invite you to follow along for this exciting event.

The team will be starting from Auckland on the North Island and over 6 days will travel south covering over 2,200 kilometers (1,350 miles).

Here are a few shots of the car prior to loading it into the shipping container headed for New Zealand!

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

EDIT 9/15: Container is loaded and on it’s way!

STILLEN Ford GT in Container

STILLEN Ford GT Headed to New Zealand

Update 10/27 – Here are the blog posts from this year’s event:

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the AP Racing Front Big Brake Kit for the 2002-2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI and AP Racing Rear Big Brake Kit for the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI. The front kit utilizes AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers, 14″x1.25″(355mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors and the rear kit uses AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers, 13″x1″(330mm x 25mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors. Both kits include high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware. The factory parking brake is also retained with our rear kit.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lance Evolution '01-'07AP Racing Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution '01-'07

These kits will CLEAR THE OE STI 18-SPOKE BBS WHEELS!

When these kits are combined they are a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving, on the dirt and while conquering track days. The combination of 6-Piston and 4-Piston Calipers, two piece large diameter rotors, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and they are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.

AP6300 Front Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 14″ x 1.25″ (355mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2002-2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI


AP6350
Rear Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 13″ x 1″ (330mm x 25mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the AP Racing Front Big Brake Kit and AP Racing Rear Big Brake Kit for the 2001-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The front kit utilizes AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers, 14″x1.25″(355mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors and the rear kit uses AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers, 13″x1″(330mm x 25mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors. Both kits include high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware. The factory parking brake is also retained with our rear kit.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lance Evolution '01-'07AP Racing Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution '01-'07

These kits will CLEAR THE STOCK OE EVO MR 14-SPOKE BBS WHEELS!

The front kit is expected to begin shipping by Mid-September (update 9/16 – Now Shipping!). The rear kit should be following shortly thereafter.

When these kits are combined they are a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving and track days. The combination of 6-Piston and 4-Piston Calipers, two piece large diameter rotors, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.

AP6800 Front Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 14″ x 1.25″ (378mm x 26mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2001-2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution


AP6850
Rear Big Brake Kit Specifications

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Infineon Road Course in Sonoma, California is one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit.  With 12 turns and high speed straightaways leading into 30 mile per hour corners these 3,000+ pound cars abuse their brakes to the limit.

Infineon Raceway Course

On June 22nd Kyle Busch put his AP Racing brakes to the ultimate test and came from 30th starting position to win the race.  This win moved him even further ahead as the points leader for the Nextel Cup Championship.

Immediately after getting out of the car the first company he thanked was AP Racing.  This is even more significant considering he did not thank his PAYING sponsors until after he thanked the manufacturer’s of a product his race team pays over $30,000 to use.  If AP Racing brakes can help Kyle Busch win in such a demanding environment, imagine what AP Racing street kits can do you for your car during the day to day grind.

Here is an excerpt of his victory speech from the Joe Gibbs Racing website:

“We unloaded here this weekend and we were absolutely horrible,” Busch said in his post-race press conference. “We were so bad we didn’t know what was going on. These guys worked their tails off and never gave up. We worked on it and worked on it – made changes to everything – and finally figured it out. I have to thank AP Brakes, MAC Tools, M&M’s, Snickers, Interstate Batteries, NOS Energy Drink and everybody that’s helped us here. For Toyota to win here at their home race, that’s pretty special, too.”

Track Photo Courtesy Wikipedia