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SpeedForSale Comprehensive Brake Hardware Upgrade Weights for R35 GT-R

February 27th, 2010

Something you don’t come across to often is a real thorough list of weight comparisons. The GT-R has some substantial braking hardware standard but upgrades are more substantial again. Are you packing on the pounds though or slimming down when you spend on this serious kit? You’ll know now with this handy reference thanks to Jeremy @ SpeedForSale.

Link: Brake Upgrade Weights @ SpeedForSale.com
Link: SpeedForSale.com

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STILLEN and AP Racing: More Carbon-Ceramic Brake Details for Nissan GT-R

August 22nd, 2009

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As the Targa Newfoundland rapidly approaches, STILLEN are wrapping up their own first tests of the AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake kit for the R35 GT-R. While STILLEN FedEx their car across country for the race they also posted a bit more on their website regarding the upcoming product release.

The STILLEN-AP Racing CCM brake upgrade kit will consist of the following:

  • Front & Rear CCM brake disc/hat assemblies
  • Front & Rear CCM-specific street & light track use brake pads
  • Caliper spacers
  • Active brake cooling package

There’s also a couple of new photos of the brakes, closeup and fitted to the STILLEN Targa GT-R (below). While there’s no pricing just yet, you can give STILLEN a call to reserve your place in line to find out as soon as it’s set. For now, check out the STILLEN site for updates regularly.

Link: STILLEN-AP Racing Carbon-Ceramic Matrix (CCM) Brake Kit

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Road & Track: STILLEN GT-R Vids With AP Racing Carbon Brakes

July 31st, 2009

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Picked this up off STILLEN’s twitter feed today. Road & Track have published a few new videos on their STILLEN GT-R video minisite of the car’s prep for the Targa Newfoundland. Some of these showing the fitting up of the new AP Racing Carbon Ceramic brakes for the GT-R as well as the bed-in procedure.

The car looks amazing and can’t wait to see more details on the carbon brakes.

Link: R&T: STILLEN GT-R Videos

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STILLEN Peek AP Racing’s Upcoming Carbon Brake Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

July 14th, 2009

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Rumors and gossip about the AP Racing carbon ceramic brake rotor upgrades being developed for the Nissan GT-R have been fueled again today with confirmation that they’re almost here by way of a sneak peek on the STILLEN blog.

These babies will see action in Newfoundland on Steve Millens GT-R targa car. Should stop nicely!

Thanks for the link Josh!

Link: STILLEN Sneak Peek

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AP Racing Release J-Hook Rotors for Nissan GT-R

April 8th, 2009

AP Racing J-Hook Rotors for Nissan GT-R

For those of you interested in serious braking performance with no compromises these may be the rotor upgrade for you. Released in addition to the earlier slotted design, this updated “J-Hook” design offers superior initial bite characteristics which leads to more confident braking performance.

Now combine this with the other features that the AP Racing rotors have such as improved airflow through the curved vein internal design, improved cooling, and cost savings by re-using OE aluminium hats. Overall they turn out to be one of the best value for money upgrades for the Nissan GT-R.

Price is around the $1,116 area from GT-RR.com for a pair including new hardware required to fit these to your existing hats.

Link: AP Racing Rotors Available Online – GT-RR.com

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Stillen Release AP Racing Rotor Upgrades for GT-R

January 14th, 2009

Cost effective brake upgrades don’t come around every day on the Nissan GT-R. When you have 380mm rotors standard clamped by massive Brembo calipers it has to be something pretty great to be considered an upgrade. Stillen have been working with AP Racing on putting together something that does just that though.

These AP Racing rotors feature an improved, track oriented design which is more suited to extreme temperature conditions without the cracking commonly being seen on the standard drilled rotor. The curved vein design manages heat better under stress as well.

Priced at $1,169.75 USD per pair this makes for a cheaper option than paying RRP for a set of OEM Brembo rotors if yours are worn or cracked. Your standard hats are re-used but new attaching hardware is supplied for that price.

Link: Stillen Web Site

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