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STILLEN is excited to announce the availability of select AP Racing brake systems in a limited-edition caliper color – Competition Gray.

STILLEN AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

Racing fans will notice this color is exactly what full-blown race calipers from AP Racing look like. But unlike the race-only hardware, these are built for every day use with secondary dust seals, anti-rattle clips and extra corrosion protection. Finally – the best of both worlds with no compromises!

As top dog in Formula 1 (634 wins!), NASCAR (2008 championship in Sprint Cup and Camping World Series), World Rally Championship (WRC), LeMans prototypes, Super GT, World Touring Car Championship, Moto GP and more, no other brake equipment company has done more to help drivers win than AP Racing. Don’t be fooled by lesser imitators as this is the genuine article.

That is why you will find AP Racing road car brakes as original equipment on cars made by Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lotus, McLaren, Aston Martin, Holden HSV, Noble, Rossion, Ultima, Caparo, Ascari, Tramontana, Spyker, Pagani, Morgan, Farbio, Seat, Zolfe, Gumpert, Caterham and other limited, high-end exotic supercars. They could have any brakes in the world and chose AP Racing. So can you.

And, as you will notice in the detailed pictures below, the front 6-piston calipers are the first ones to arrive with the latest in improvements

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

  1. Relocation of bridge bolts: Experience gained by Radi-Cal racing caliper development is leading to stiffness improvements across many caliper models. This change improves the dynamic stiffness of the CP7040 caliper considerably.
  2. Now using external TORX-head bridge bolts: These highly engineered bolts allow better and more consistent torque when assembling calipers.
  3. Revised caliper face: AP Racing redesigned the face of the caliper for a more up-to-date look along with some weight reduction. In COMPETITION GRAY, they look awesome!

Interesting note for you Top Gear fans.. AP Racing are the factory brakes for the top 6 of 10 fastest cars on the Top Gear Lap Chart:

  1. Gumpert Apollo (AP Racing)
  2. Ascari A10 (AP Racing)
  3. Koenigsegg CCX (AP Racing)
  4. Pagani Zonda F (AP Racing)
  5. Caterham R500 (AP Racing)
  6. Bugatti Veyron (AP Racing)
  7. Maserati MC12 (Brembo)
  8. Ferrari Enzo (Ferrari / Brembo)
  9. Ariel Atom (Alcon)
  10. Lamborghini LP560 (Brembo)

And if Top Gear hadn’t refused to test the Ultima GTR.. they might have found as much as 4 seconds quicker on the same track, again with the help of a full AP Racing setup.

Competition Gray Limited Edition Calipers Available In The Following Kits:

Front 6-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

  • 2003-2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe
  • 2003-2008 Infiniti G35 Sedan
  • 2008-2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe
  • 2009-2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan
  • 2001-2007 Mitsubishi EVO VII-IX
  • 2008-2009 Mitsubishi EVO X
  • 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX
  • 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z
  • 2009-2010 Nissan 370Z (coming soon)
  • 1989-1998 Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • 2002-2009 Subaru Impreza WRX / WRX STi

Rear 4-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

  • 2003-2007 Infiniti G35 Coupe
  • 2003-2008 Infiniti G35 Sedan
  • 2008-2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe
  • 2001-2007 Mitsubishi EVO VII-IX
  • 2008-2009 Mitsubishi EVO X
  • 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX
  • 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z
  • 2009-2010 Nissan 370Z (coming soon)
  • 1989-1998 Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • 2002-2007 Subaru Impreza WRX / WRX STi (coming soon)
  • 2008-2009 Subaru Impreza WRX / WRX STI

STILLEN and AP Racing are proud to announce the release of upgraded Curved Vane Front and Rear Brake Rotors for the R35 Nissan GT-R.  These AP Racing R35 GT-R Brake Rotor are a track-proven upgrade to the OE Brembo components.

STILLEN AP Racing Nissan GT-R R35 Upgraded Curved Vane Brake Rotors

The STILLEN / AP Racing Curved Vane Rotors utilize a curved-vane core (48 vanes) which allow for better thermal management, providing improved cooling over the OE pillar vane design.  They also have 12 curved slots which improve pad bite and not prone to cracking under severe use, which the OE rotors are plagued by.

Nissan GT-R Brake Rotor Cutaway

The need for these rotors became evident quickly when GT-R owners in the UK began touring various race tracks, and having issues with standard discs only lasting 2-3 track days at the maximum.  AP Racing was contacted, and within a couple of weeks rotors were available and testing began.

Results were all positive, with no signs of cracking, and consistency of pedal and performance were reported.

Highlights from the STILLEN R35 GT-R Brake Rotor Product Page:

  • Top quality, proprietary iron alloy with multi-stage thermal processing.
  • Curved-vane core (48 vanes) for better thermal management under extreme use. More expensive to make, but improved cooling over the OE pillar vane design.
  • 12 curved slots (not drilled!) to improve pad bite and resist cracking under severe use.
  • Precisely balanced at high RPM for smooth operation at any vehicle speed.
  • Friction faces finished on the latest generation twin-turning equipment, better DTV (Disc Thickness Variation) and less runout than typical double-disc grinding machines.
  • Includes fresh hardware for track-day confidence every day.
  • Added bonus: Even priced less than the standard OE discs!

More product information and pricing available here.

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the STILLEN Front Big Brake Kit for the 2007-2008 Nissan Altima (Coupe or Sedan). This kit utilizes STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers, 13″ 1-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors, high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit for the 07-08 Altima


This kit will CLEAR THE STOCK OE 17″ 12-SPOKE WHEELS!

This kit is expected to start shipping the last week of September 2008.

This is a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving. The combination of a 2-Piston Caliper, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Upgrading to this kit from your stock 1-piston OEM calipers offers uniform clamping to the pads, increased clamping pressure, more leverage via the new caliper mounting point and the included larger rotors.

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.

For those looking to take your Altima to the track, we also have the AP Racing 4-Piston Kit, both front and rear, which will stand up to as much abuse as possible both on the street and at the track.

30-8020 STILLEN Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers (Black Caliper w/Red “STILLEN” script)
  • 13″ (330mm x 28mm) 1-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits factory 12-spoke 17″ OEM wheels
  • Fits both 2007-2008 Altima Sedan and 2008 Altima Coupes
  • Matching Rear Cross-Drilled and Slotted Sport Rotors (NIS5301XS) are also available

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

 

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the AP Racing Rear Big Brake Kit for the 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 or FX45. This kit utilizes AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers, 15?(378mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors, high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware. The factory parking brake is also retained.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit Infiniti FX35 FX45AP Racing Big Brake Kit Infiniti FX35 FX45This kit is expected to begin shipping by Mid-September (update 9/16 – Now Shipping!).

When combined with our 6-Piston AP Racing Front Big Brake Kit, this is a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving. The combination of a 4-Piston Caliper, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Upgrading to this kit from your stock 1-piston OEM calipers offers uniform clamping to the pads, increased clamping pressure, more leverage via the new caliper mounting point and the included larger rotors.

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.

AP5550 and AP5550R Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Caliper)
  • 15? (378mm x 26mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits both 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45