News & Blog

June 19th 2019
Essex Customer Takes First at Bimmerfest

First place with a 1:45 lap time!

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June 13th 2019
Mitsubishi Owner Shares Thoughts on New Brake Kit

"I don't need to worry about brakes anymore"

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June 11th 2019
Customer Breaks 2 Minute Lap Time at VIR with Essex/AP Racing Brake Kit

Deeper into braking zones & confidence all around the track

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June 11th 2019
AP Racing/Essex Customer Takes Home Three Wins in one Weekend!

Brakes were incredible compared to what we used last year!

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June 6th 2019
Cayman GT4 Owner Shares Thoughts on his Essex/AP Racing Brake Kit

Looks, durability, and control.

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June 4th 2019
Scion Owner Wins Summit Point with Essex Designed AP Racing FR-S Sprint Kit

AP Racing Kit on the podium once again!

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June 3rd 2019
Harper Takes Second on AP Racing in USTCC action at Cal Speedway

The AP Radi-CAL on the podium again

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June 3rd 2019
C6Z Owner Shares His Confidence in AP Racing Brakes

Before I switched to AP, I was bleeding brakes twice a day and cracking the OEM rotors regularly

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June 3rd 2019
Porsche 991.2 GTS​ Owner Review of the 2-Piece Disks

"I give Essex and their kit a 10/10!"

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May 29th 2019
C5Z Owner Climbs the Podium at COTA on First Outing with the AP Radi-CAL

"The brakes were not an issue as they have been in the past!"

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May 23rd 2019
Video: FCP Euro shoots for a sub-minute lap at Limerock with Ferodo DS2500 Pads

"Absolutely awesome, light years better than the stock brake pads."

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May 22nd 2019
E92 M3 Owner's Initial Track Impression of AP Radi-CALs

"Wouldn't feel comfortable pushing this car if I hadn't upgraded to your brakes."

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May 20th 2019
Porsche 997 Owner Shares Detailed Feedback on his Essex/AP Racing Brake Kit

An exuberant response after nearly 500 hard laps at Sebring.

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May 16th 2019
Essex/AP Racing Competition Brake Kit five year review!

"5 Years & 50,000+ Blissful Miles" on one set of discs!

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May 9th 2019
AP Racing-equipped 991 GT3 RS battling in One Lap of America

Pics and video inside.

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April 19th 2019
Customer's performance at Daytona secures invitation to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Braking Godzilla confidently from 186 mph at Daytona.

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April 16th 2019
BRZ Owner's Review of our Essex/AP Sprint Brake Kit

Save money, go faster!

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April 16th 2019
E90 M3 owner shares some thoughts on our Essex Designed AP Racing BBK

Confidence, no fade, and easy pad changes.

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April 16th 2019
Subaru STI Owner shares his AP Racing Brake Kit Experience

"I can now focus on my driving and having fun."

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April 16th 2019
C7 Z06 owner ditches Carbon Ceramics for our AP Radi-CAL Brakes

And he's not looking back!

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April 12th 2019
991 GT3 customer shaves 2 seconds off lap time with our AP Radi-CAL Brake Kit

Goodbye PCCB, hello AP Racing Iron

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April 5th 2019
Experienced FR-S Owner Reviews our Essex/AP Racing Sprint BBK

"The Essex kit reduced the cost of brake consumables by 50%."

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April 5th 2019
Customer Review: AP Racing Eliminate Brake Fade, Impove Driving Technique

"These completely outperform BMW M brakes in every single way."

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March 18th 2019
Customer Review: Shaving time and saving money

"Added confidence and extended sessions, continuing to maximize my dollars"

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March 6th 2019
Customer Review: AP Racing Radi-CAL dramatically improves track experience

"My most valuable car modification, even considering the cost, has been adding the AP Racing brakes."

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March 4th 2019
TAPG Motorsports wins 2018 NASA WERC E1 Class Championship on our AP Racing Sprint Brake Kit

"The Sprint Kit was a game changer"

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February 26th 2019
E92 M3 owner experiences the tremendous cost savings, ease of use, and confidence of our BBK

"I didn't have to change the rotors for 25 track days!"

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February 25th 2019
Essex/AP Racing Brake Kit Review and Video: Increased confidence, new fastest lap, and better wear rates.

"I realized these brakes would take anything I threw at them."

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February 20th 2019
Customer Review: AP Racing Brakes eliminate uncertainty

"It just works, works again, and again, and again."

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February 19th 2019
Customer Review: AP Racing Radi-CAL transforms track experience

"Increased confidence, superior pedal feel, decreased consumable costs."

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February 4th 2019
Race video: What can the best brakes on the planet do for you? Watch this to find out.

Making all the difference, one brake zone at a time.

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January 9th 2019
AP Racing Brake Review & Hi-Res Gallery: Datsun-Inspired GT-R!

"Nothing has ever instilled more confidence in my driving than this brake kit."

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December 6th 2018
Radi-CAL Brakes Installed on Gorgeous Porsches!

The ultimate functional jewelry on some rare beauties.

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November 13th 2018
F80 M3 Customer's Initial Impressions of our Radi-CAL Brake Kit

"I’ve had Brembo BBKs in my last 3 M3’s. I’m not going back."

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October 11th 2018
BMW M4 Owner's Long-Term Review of AP Radi-CALs vs. OEM Carbon Ceramics

Surpassing Expectations One Customer at Time

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October 9th 2018
Video: 2019 ZR1 with Essex Designed AP Radi-CAL Brakes Tearing up COTA

A damp track only enhances the fun!

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October 3rd 2018
Evo X Goes One Second per Lap Faster on Radi-CAL, Sets New PR and Track Record!

An entire second attributed to the brakes!

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September 28th 2018
Customer Perfects his Dream Porsche GT3RS with our Radi-CAL Brake Kit!

Putting the icing on a nearly perfect cake.

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September 19th 2018
Video: C6 Z06 customer shaves 2.4 secs off personal best at Mid-Ohio with AP Racing and Ferodo Brakes

No fade, no fuss, faster lap times.

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September 13th 2018
AP Racing Radi-CAL helps Rob Harper seal USTCC Victory in his C5Z06 at Sonoma!

"I have to sincerely give this win to the AP Racing team as late braking was the key to the win."

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August 3rd 2018
Toyota 86 Racer Grabs His First Win on Our Venerable Sprint Brake Kit

"It was one of the best modifications I have done to the car!"

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August 3rd 2018
Camaro SS Owner Shocks Friend with Radi-CAL Brake Performance

"You have brakes for days."

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July 13th 2018
Porsche 991 GT3 Customer Reviews our Radi-CAL Competition BBK after First Track Day

His first "Cheater Parts" on the car

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May 24th 2018
Video: C6Z06 customer running sub-2 minutes at VIR in race traffic

Reeling in the competition under braking!

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May 22nd 2018
Video: Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL BBK in action at Laguna Seca on 991.2 GT3!

Crank your volume for a personal best lap with the Radi-CAL.

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May 14th 2018
Speed Academy FR-S gets 50+ days out of their AP Racing J Hook discs!

Use them, abuse them, but just don't throw them away!

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May 3rd 2018
C5 Corvette owner wins class in Chihuahua Express Road Rally on AP Racing Brakes

Our first AP BBK for the Corvette still gets it done.

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May 1st 2018
F80 BMW M3 owner reviews Ferodo Racing's DSUNO pads

Bite, modulation, and confidence.

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May 1st 2018
991 GT3 customer gets 70+ track days out of his Essex Designed AP Racing 2-piece J Hook Discs!

Even the Energizer Bunny would be envious.

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April 30th 2018
991 GT3 owner's initial impressions of our Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL Brake Kit!

"Two words: Damn good."

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April 13th 2018
Ford Focus RS owner in Iceland provides initial feedback on his Essex/AP Racing BBK

You can only make a first impression once.

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April 12th 2018
Porsche 981 Cayman Radi-CAL Brake Kit Impressions after first track day

Porsche owners are finally getting the good stuff!

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March 19th 2018
C7 Corvette owner review: Essex Designed AP Racing 2-piece J Hook Discs and Ferodo DSUNO Pads

Happy stopping all day from 150 mph.

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February 7th 2018
E90 M3 owner compares Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL Competition Kit to his previous AP Racing Brake Kit

New technology brings new benefits!

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December 21st 2017
AP Racing Pro5000R Radi-CAL's and Ferodo DS1.11 take on the BAJA 1000!

And you thought they were just for the tarmac...

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September 19th 2017
Track experience customers get a taste of the Essex/AP Racing Radi-CAL recipe in an e92 M3.

The AP Racing Radi-CAL works better, lasts longer, and saves money!

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August 15th 2017
Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL BBK helps Shelby GT350 owner secure podium at Redline Time Attack

Second Place Unlimited RWD Class at Buttonwillow!

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July 25th 2017
Customer Review: BMW 1M Coupe owner drops 4 seconds per lap with Essex/AP Racing Competition BBK!

A thorough review after a year with our brake system.

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May 16th 2017
Ferodo pads and AP Racing Competition BBK massively decrease customer's running costs.

His BBK will pay for itself in no time!

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January 10th 2017
Videos: Essex customers driving into ponds and catching fire before our brake upgrade!

Another AP Racing Tribe Surfaces.

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September 29th 2016
369 WHP S2000 owner review of Essex/AP Racing BBK with on-track video

Chasing Ferrari, Porsche, GT-R!

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September 19th 2016
Video: e92 M3 lapping Spa with an Essex Designed AP Racing Competition BBK

Exercising our brake kit among the beatiful pines.

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September 7th 2016
Three sweet M3's hunting Porsches at VIR with Essex and AP Racing- video inside!

This is why we love Monday mornings.

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August 30th 2016
S2000 Customer Review: Two years of reassurance and lower running costs with Essex & AP Racing

Easy install, long pad life, rock-solid performance.

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August 29th 2016
S550 Mustang owner drops 20 unsprung lbs. from nose with AP Racing discs!

Far less weight, superior cooling, incredibly durable

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July 27th 2016
Bye bye carbon ceramic brakes, hello AP Racing iron: 757 HP Callaway C7 Z06

Superior performance all around vs. the OEM CCM Z07 brakes

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July 26th 2016
Customer Review: Essex and AP Racing bring confidence to a Z06 owner at the Glen

Predictable, repeatable performance at one of America's toughest braking tracks

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July 12th 2016
Customer Review: M4 owner shaves a whole second from personal best lap time with Essex & AP Racing

Skip the Carbon Ceramic option and get the real deal.

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July 12th 2016
Customer Review: C7 Z06 goes from 2nd lap brake fade to no fade all day with Essex & AP Racing!
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June 7th 2016
Customer Review: Essex Designed AP Racing Endurance Brake Kit for a Spec86 BRZ

No more wimpy stock brakes.

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May 27th 2016
Customer Feedback on CL Brakes Sintered Racing Pads from VIR

CL's RC6 compound in action

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May 27th 2016
Customer Feedback: Essex Designed AP Racing Brakes for e36 M3

We fix a weakness of a classic track car

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May 18th 2016
Customer Review: Essex Designed AP Racing BBK solves all brake woes and saves money!

Flawless performance while saving money...a great combo!

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May 5th 2016
In-Car Video and review: Porsche GT4 lapping COTA on AP Racing discs and Ferodo pads

Putting Ferodo DS1.11 and AP Racing discs to the test

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May 4th 2016
Long-term Customer Review: Essex Designed AP Racing BBK for Ford Focus ST

Over 2 years and 30+ track events from first set of discs!

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April 28th 2016
Video: C7 Z06 hot lapping Hockenheim, and driver impressions of Essex Designed AP Racing Brakes

Fast, demanding F1 circuits require the ultimate brake package.

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April 21st 2016
Ferodo DSUNO brake pads carry The Prototype Development Group Factory Five GTM to pole and victory at Buttonwillow

Ferodo DSUNO pads get the job done under hours of intense pressure.

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March 24th 2016
FR-S owner gets 3 years of track use out of his first set of AP Racing J Hook discs!

Go fast, save money, and win trophies for looking good.

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March 24th 2016
Another happy C6 Vette owner tackles VIR with the AP Racing Radi-CAL Pro5000R's

A long-time customer moves from a smaller AP front kit to a larger four wheel kit. Happiness ensues.

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March 21st 2016
Video: Watch a C7 Z06 run down some very fast Porsches with our AP Racing Pro5000R Radi-CAL BBK

Customer impressions after 12 track days included.

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March 17th 2016
350 WHP BRZ collects over a year of wins and podiums on his orignal set of AP Racing Discs!

Triple the pad life and an entire season+ on first set of discs.

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March 15th 2016
Another great customer review of our FT86 Sprint BBK!

"A Bulletproof Design"

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March 9th 2016
Customer sets new personal best at Road Atlanta on our Essex/AP Racing Competition BBK

"Why didn't I do this sooner?"

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March 9th 2016
A 490 WHP BRZ owner reviews our Essex/AP Racing Sprint BBK

Big power requires big brakes!

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March 4th 2016
Igor T. Reviews Essex Designed AP Racing Competition Sprint Brake Kit for the FR-S

Another 15 year track veteran impressed by AP Racing.

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March 1st 2016
Video: Customer M3 dicing it up with an R8 at Streets of Willow

Owner drops seconds from his personal best with our Essex/AP Racing BBK!

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February 29th 2016
14 year track verteran reviews our Essex/AP Racing BRZ Sprint Kit

Lower costs, superior performance, and a happy customer!

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February 19th 2016
Customer Review: Essex Designed AP Racing Competition Brake Kit for the WRX STI

Some nice feedback on our Essex Designed AP Racing BBK.

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February 3rd 2016
Legendary Corvette engineer and racer John Heinricy reviews our AP Racing 2-piece J Hook Discs

Yes, he likes 'em!

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January 28th 2016
Tristan Reviews Ferodo FCP2R DS3000 Brake Pads
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November 24th 2015
An E92 M3 owner gets a taste of the AP Racing Pro5000R Radi-CAL

Sometimes doing the job right the first time is the only logical answer!

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November 24th 2015
An FT86 owner calculates his cost savings after switching to our Essex BBK

This enthusiast now spends about 1/4 of the money on brakes that he previously did on OEM equipment.

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October 9th 2015
Five times the pad life!

After switching to our BBK, one S2000 owner got five times the pad life vs. running the same compound in his OEM calipers!

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August 4th 2015
First race, first win!

Once again, AP's newest calipers score a victory in their debut race!

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July 24th 2015
Another stellar Scion FR-S AP Racing Sprint BBK Review!
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July 24th 2015
Another FR-S Sprint BBK winning races.
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June 9th 2015
How does an Essex/AP Racing CP5060 BBK compare to the OEM C6 Z06 brakes when put to the test at the Glen?
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June 9th 2015
An S550 Mustang Owner knocks 20 lbs. of unsprung weight off the nose with our AP Racing J Hook Discs!
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May 13th 2015
C5 Z06 sets pole and scores multiple podiums on AP Racing Competition Brake Kit
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May 13th 2015
A tarmac rally E36 M3 finds incredible value and performance in our Competition BBK.
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May 13th 2015
A friendly quarrel leads one Evo owner to our Essex Designed AP Racing Competition BBK.
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April 30th 2015
Chin Motorsports Event Mgr. Review of our Essex/AP Racing BRZ Sprint Kit (with video)
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December 4th 2014
Customer Product Review: Essex/AP Racing Competition BBK on a silly-fast BMW 1M Coupe
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October 27th 2014
Customer's end of race season review of our Corvette Endurance AP Racing Brake System
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October 27th 2014
GT86 customer dominates Option Cup time attack class with our AP Racing Sprint BBK

Brake kit review inside!

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October 22nd 2014
Customer's Initial impressions of our Ford Focus ST Competition BBK
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September 24th 2014
Speed Academy FRS captures podium at Targa Newfoundland with AP Racing and Ferodo brakes
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September 8th 2014
Customer beats personal best lap time at Watkings Glen by 1.5 seconds after installing our e90 M3 Competition BBK.
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August 27th 2014
Customer Review: Essex Competition Brake Kit takes C6 Z06 from feeble to fierce at Watkins Glen
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August 27th 2014
Fifteen year veteran racer wins 12 events in one year on our Corvette Competition Brake System!
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August 4th 2014
An Enthusiastic Big Brake Kit review from an SCCA Regional Champ
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July 24th 2014
One year customer review of our E46 M3 Big Brake Kit.
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July 8th 2014
Essex/AP Racing BBK helps 2015 WRX win 3 trophies in one weekend!
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July 7th 2014
550whp Z06 drops 2 seconds from personal best at Road America after Installing our Competition BBK
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July 1st 2014
Our C7 Stingray Competition Big Brake Kit transforms this owner's track day from frustrating to fun!
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June 6th 2014
A thorough and articulate owner review of our front and rear e92 M3 Competition Big Brake Kit
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May 20th 2014
Customer Review of FT86 Essex/AP Racing Competition Big Brake Kit
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May 14th 2014
BRZ owner doubles his car's horsepower...needs brakes! His review of our BBK enclosed.
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May 7th 2014
Customer Review of Scion FR-S Essex/AP Racing Competition Brake Kit
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April 30th 2014
Customer Review: Essex/AP Racing Competition Big Brake Kit for Lancer Evo
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April 28th 2014
More great feedback on our Competition BBK for the Corvette C5!
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April 28th 2014
Corvette C5 Brake Kit Review
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April 24th 2014
Customer Review of Scion FR-S Essex/AP Racing Competition Big Brake Kit
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April 22nd 2014
A little more love for our BRZ Competition Big Brake Kit
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April 16th 2014
A glowing review of our four wheel Endurance Competition BBK for the C6 Corvette!
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April 15th 2014
Essex/AP Racing FT86 Comp Kit Review...He likes it!
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April 11th 2014
Essex/AP Racing brakes improve yet another BRZ
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April 11th 2014
AP Racing brakes, making a fast Evo faster
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April 11th 2014
Fixing an FR-S' brakes the proper way
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April 10th 2014
Customer Review of our E36 M3 Competition Big Brake Kit
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