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Is this AP/Essex-equipped R34 GT-R ahead of the curve?
Nearly 10 years after its introduction, our CP5060/5040 kit is still the carrot to chase.
Reviving and improving a neglected E90 M3
"It's a set-and-forget proposition that has inspired big confidence in my ability to set corner entry speeds."
"To sum it all up, I'm so grateful for the brake kit and I yell about it on a hill top to other M2C owners."
"I won my regional SCCA STX class with this brake kit, and have won every NASA time trial I've been able to drive in this year."
BRZ owner gets a taste of AP's legendary durability.
"It's consistent lap after lap and inspires the requisite confidence to deepen the brake zones..."
"For my entire racing career I've only used Essex."
"Consistent, no fade, no pulsing."
"I can go deeper, and deeper, and deeper into each turn"
"It was worth every dollar I spent knowing I will never have to trust my life on a sub-optimal braking system."
"When I had switched to the Essex brakes it changed everything!"
"No mod I've ever done to any of my builds has ever given such a dramatic positive impact on performance."
This is your fantasy run up your favorite mountain road, with no threat of jail time!
After some extensive upgrades, JDP Motorsports puts their Corvette C7 nicknamed "Bernice" back in victory lane!
Porsche hunting with AP Racing by Essex Brakes
Did we get them into or out of a bind? You decide.
"Going from the stock front brakes to the Essex Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kit was night and day difference."
"After 6 years of very hard dusty and muddy use, any “concerns” about the lack of rubber dust seals in the calipers have proven completely unfounded."
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"These brakes inspire loads of confidence in the pedal!"
"The rotors have lasted so long that I don’t remember when I bought them."
"I was impressed from mile one."
Grabs a Top 10 at One Lap of America Race 2021 in the process.
A collective sigh of contentment from our Porsche brake kit clients.
"I swapped out PCCB on my GT4 with the AP BBK set and I have significantly more brake feel and modulation, which has helped trail braking tremendously."
Hint: Stock brakes won't cut it.
"I have much more confidence that the AP brakes will stop my car at whatever speed."
"The AP Racing Kit has afforded us the confidence to really use the car to its potential..."
Helping owners climb the podium for years on end.
All the goodies required to make the GT4 a track terror
How to blow your rear diff on the first lap of qualifying and still claim a championship!
"I can run the same pads, rotors and fluid an entire year (8-9 days) at Road America without any type of issue. Ever."
Sonic_M2c closes out the season in proper form.
Fast-lap video included!
"There is no pucker factor when going from 130mph down to 40mph, and the brakes just get the job done, again and again."
"...you have a customer for life."
Checking in with friends and customers
"The New AP calipers and the bedded rotors have works flawlessly every step of the way."
"Entering braking zones at 135-145 mph with full confidence..."
Another AP Racing-equipped Corvette collecting the spoils, this time in NASA ST2.
"I can brake deeper and never have a concern about stopping ability or fade."
"Going fast is fun/optional, stopping is mandatory."
"The craftsmanship is superb, and only bettered by the customer service"
"Heat, brake fade, pedal consistency were never an issue."
A modern take on the classic Fuchs style
Smoking the competition by a whopping four seconds!
"Consistent all weekend zero issues. Braking from 155mph + perfect every time."
Hold onto your seat...scary fast!
M2C owner Farkle0079 carefully walks us through the install process.
Removing the OEM carbon ceramic brakes is the next step towards track domination.
Paul Costas comes from last place to take the win...must watch!
APR's Porsche calibration lead offers a brake review after doubling his horsepower!
"I can't say enough good things about the kit on the car."
“They didn't show any signs of giving up!”
"I am happy to report new personal best times at all three tracks that I've visited this year."
"They shortened my brake zones significantly and by the end of the 1st day I has shed almost 2 seconds off my lap times."
"I have no worry about quick/easy pad changes and broken ceramic pucks anymore."
"Most people don’t realize what a limiting factor the stock brakes are until they try something better."
Less weight/superior brakes= more speed
The best road/track hybrid pad available today
"Knowing the brakes were going to give me a consistently repeatable result was invaluable."
Congrats David Farmer!
"Everything I could have asked for."
"I credit the brakes for helping me feel more confident in the car."
Setting a track record in the process.
Twelve races and only one pad change.
Consistent & fade-free, with outstanding modulation
Our CP8350 brake kit is small but mighty.
Congrats to TAPG Motorsports on an outstanding 2019 season!
A Radi-CAL solution to one of Europe's toughest circuits
Longer lasting, but shorter lap times.
'I cannot say enough good things about this kit."
Essex restores confidence after an OEM brake failure.
"Go right to AP Racing immediately and don't look back."
"Just looking at the parts you can clearly see the difference in quality."
First place with a 1:45 lap time!
"I give Essex and their kit a 10/10!"
Deeper into braking zones & confidence all around the track
Brakes were incredible compared to what we used last year!
Looks, durability, and control.
The AP Radi-CAL on the podium again
Before I switched to AP, I was bleeding brakes twice a day and cracking the OEM rotors regularly
"The brakes were not an issue as they have been in the past!"
"Absolutely awesome, light years better than the stock brake pads."
"Wouldn't feel comfortable pushing this car if I hadn't upgraded to your brakes."
An exuberant response after nearly 500 hard laps at Sebring.
"5 Years & 50,000+ Blissful Miles" on one set of discs!
Pics and video inside.
Braking Godzilla confidently from 186 mph at Daytona.
Save money, go faster!
Confidence, no fade, and easy pad changes.
"I can now focus on my driving and having fun."
And he's not looking back!
Goodbye PCCB, hello AP Racing Iron
"The Essex kit reduced the cost of brake consumables by 50%."
"These completely outperform BMW M brakes in every single way."
"Added confidence and extended sessions, continuing to maximize my dollars"
"My most valuable car modification, even considering the cost, has been adding the AP Racing brakes."
"The Sprint Kit was a game changer"
"I didn't have to change the rotors for 25 track days!"
"I realized these brakes would take anything I threw at them."
"It just works, works again, and again, and again."
Making all the difference, one brake zone at a time.
"Nothing has ever instilled more confidence in my driving than this brake kit."
The ultimate functional jewelry on some rare beauties.
"I’ve had Brembo BBKs in my last 3 M3’s. I’m not going back."
Surpassing Expectations One Customer at Time
A damp track only enhances the fun!
An entire second attributed to the brakes!
Putting the icing on a nearly perfect cake.
No fade, no fuss, faster lap times.
"I have to sincerely give this win to the AP Racing team as late braking was the key to the win."
was one of the best modifications I have done to the car!"
"You have brakes for days."
His first "Cheater Parts" on the car
Reeling in the competition under braking!
Personal best lap with the Radi-CAL.
Use them, abuse them, but just don't throw them away!
Our first AP BBK for the Corvette still gets it done.
Bite, modulation, and confidence.
Even the Energizer Bunny would be envious.
"Two words: Damn good."
You can only make a first impression once.
Porsche owners are finally getting the good stuff!
Happy stopping all day from 150 mph.
New technology brings new benefits!
And you thought they were just for the tarmac...
The AP Racing Radi-CAL works better, lasts longer, and saves money!
Second Place Unlimited RWD Class at Buttonwillow!
A thorough review after a year with our brake system.
His BBK will pay for itself in no time!
Another AP Racing Tribe Surfaces.
Chasing Ferrari, Porsche, GT-R!
Exercising our brake kit among the beatiful pines.
This is why we love Monday mornings.
Easy install, long pad life, rock-solid performance.
Far less weight, superior cooling, incredibly durable
Superior performance all around vs. the OEM CCM Z07 brakes
Predictable, repeatable performance at one of America's toughest braking tracks
Skip the Carbon Ceramic option and get the real deal.
No more wimpy stock brakes.
CL's RC6 compound in action
We fix a weakness of a classic track car
Flawless performance while saving money...a great combo!
Putting Ferodo DS1.11 and AP Racing discs to the test
Over 2 years and 30+ track events from first set of discs!
Fast, demanding F1 circuits require the ultimate brake package.
Ferodo DSUNO pads get the job done under hours of intense pressure.
Go fast, save money, and win trophies for looking good.
A long-time customer moves from a smaller AP front kit to a larger four wheel kit. Happiness ensues.
Customer impressions after 12 track days included.
Triple the pad life and an entire season+ on first set of discs.
"A Bulletproof Design"
"Why didn't I do this sooner?"
Big power requires big brakes!
Another 15 year track veteran impressed by AP Racing.
Owner drops seconds from his personal best with our Essex/AP Racing BBK!
Lower costs, superior performance, and a happy customer!
Some nice feedback on our Essex Designed AP Racing BBK.
Yes, he likes 'em!
This enthusiast now spends about 1/4 of the money on brakes that he previously did on OEM equipment.
Sometimes doing the job right the first time is the only logical answer!
After switching to our BBK, one S2000 owner got five times the pad life vs. running the same compound in his OEM calipers!
Once again, AP's newest calipers score a victory in their debut race!
Brake kit review inside!