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    Exclamation AP Racing Big Brake Group Buy

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Don Weberg, and I am the marketing coordinator for STILLEN in Costa Mesa, California. One of our divisions, Brake-Pros, is the Exclusive North American Distributor for AP Racing Brakes. As such, they can put together some great deals on their products.

    AP Racing builds a Big Brake Upgrade for the Cadillac Escalade comprised of massive 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted 2-piece rotors, 6-piston alloy calipers, and all necessary hardware including stainless steel lines. The upgrade is perfect for towing, descending long grades, or emergency stopping as they resist fade extremely effectively and offer excellent initial bite. The upgrade also ensures an excellent pedal feel, inspiring confidence.

    Aside from the performance aspect of the brakes, they look terrific behind rims which can make stock brakes look tiny. The calipers are available in subtle black with yellow lettering or eye-popping red with black lettering.

    This brake upgrade is a true AP Racing upgrade, not a kit with an AP Caliper and no-name rotor and hardware. The components are derived from AP's experience at racing circuits worldwide such as Formula 1, World Rally, and NASCAR.

    The Group Buy works like this:
    Regular Price = $2,995
    2 or more people = Group Buy Price $2,795

    If you have any questions, post them here, or email me directly. Thanks very much for you interest, and I'll hope to hear from you!

    Sincerely,
    Don Weberg
    Marketing Coordinator
    STILLEN
    dweberg@stillen.com
    714.540.5566

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    You have any brakes for the '80-'92 Fleetwood Broughams (RWD)?

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    Hello Mad'Lac!

    In terms of Big Brake Upgrades, no, there are none, and to the best of my knowledge no aftermarket company makes them. However, what we do have are Sport Rotors and Metal Matrix Pads.

    These are direct replacement rotors and pads which offer a higher level of heat dissipation and grip than OE brakes, which equates to better stopping distances and less fade. To complement the kit, Motul 600 Brake Fluid and stainless steel lines are recommended.

    The pure synthetic (not silicone) fluid helps to keep temperatures down, and density up, meaning that pedal feel is improved. Stainless lines (if available for your make/model/year) would further enhance firm pedal feel as there is no "line flex" which rubber lines are prone to doing.

    Check out www.stillen.com and look into the Brake Pros section for more info on the Sport Rotors and Metal Matrix Pads. I think they might be of interest to you and your car!!

    Sincerely,
    Don Weberg
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    714.540.5566
    dweberg@stillen.com

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    Don, I have a few questions for you, I have used your Sport Rotors and Metal Matrix Pads on two of my 5.9 Grand Cherokee's and two of my Overland Grand Cherokee, your rotors are first rate, your Metal Matrix pads worked great on the 5.9 Grand Cherokee's but squeeled very bad on the Overland's, and this is a common problem on Grand Cherokee's from 99-03 due to the fact that you do not have your pads shimed for these Jeeps, you can see the problems on the different Jeep Forums. With this big brake kit can you use the stock 17" wheels on the 03' Escalade? I run 22" wheels in the spring summer and fall but put the stock wheels back on for the winter months to use all terrain tires, thank you.

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    Hi
    To the best of my knowledge, you need 18-inchers for this brake kit. The factory 17s are just not big enough. I'll double check with the brake manager to be certain, but that's usually the case with AP Racing.

    On another note, I'm looking at your signiture, and you've got some super sweet rides! I'm actually looking into purchasing an M5 (2002) from a friend of mine who is going to be getting into an S8 pretty soon. It's red/tan, and all stock with only 6k miles on it, as he works mainly from home and when he goes out he usually uses a Lexus SC400 (1996, 234k miles, no problems...kinda scary). How do you like the M? Have you had any problems with it? Just curious...thanks!!

    Cheers,
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    Don, thanks for the kind words. The M5 is a great car, I am sure you would be very happy driving it around, it offers Corvette performance to 100 and the handling is great as well, it's a fun car to drive

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    Yea, yea...sure, tease me with it! hehe...no, thanks very much, I'm glad to hear no problems with yours and that you like it. I have always been a BMW junkie, and when I rode in my buddy's I was sold.

    As for the rim question, 18-inchers are absolutes. Manager says the factory rims don't go over the APRs.

    Thanks again,
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    What about brake upgrade kits for a '95 Impala SS?

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    Hey Kevin

    One of my favorite cars! Stillen offers front and rear direct replacement rotors, pads, and stainless steel brake lines for the mid-1990's Impalas and Caprices (including Police Package Cars).

    The Sport Rotors are cross-drilled OR slotted and designed to litterally swap out the factory discs. They are superior to factory equipment in terms of heat dissipation, pad sweep, and initial pad bit, and look fabulous behind the wheels. The Metal Matrix Pads offer excellent bite and heat manangement, especially when used with the Sport Rotors. The Stainless Steel Brake Lines are made by Goodridge, who you may have heard from through various racing circuits. These lines reduce "line flex" which supports a firm pedal feel and keeps pressure up in the caliper, helping to ensure superior clamping force.

    Another way to further imrpove on these steps is to use Motul 600 Brake Fluid. This is a true synthetic (not silicone) chemical design offering an extremely high boiling point, which means it's not only a thicker fluid, but beter able to improve pedal feel.

    So there ya go...Front and Rear Sport Rotors, Metal Matrix Pads, Motul Fluid, and Goodridge Stainless Steel Lines. The combo will absolutely improve your pedal feel, braking distances, and overall fade resistance.

    FYI...This combination is also available for the Seville!

    Cheers,
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    I'm actually interested in something for my Caddy but nobody makes anything for it. Since I have the Impala SS wheels on it, I can utilize anything that fits an SS. I'm currently looking at a Baer Brakes upgrade kit. Do you feel that your "kit" will give me anywhere near the kind of performance increase that I should get from their "kit"? Or am I really in need of the upgraded calipers too?

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    Hey Kevin

    I'm honestly not too familiar with Baer products, so I can't safely say you do or do not need the upgraded calipers. The Fleetwood is a heavy car though, which I beleive shares the same system the Caprice, Impala, and Roadmaster use, which are modified Camaro/Firebird designs, depending on the year. So, there are two ways to look at it; one, Firebird/Camaro have over engineered brakes, or the Big GMs have inadequate brakes.

    Things to keep in mind when hunting down upgraded brakes or components are fitting, size, and cost though. Is the Baer Upgrade going to widen the vehicle's track? One thing I do know about some of their products is that they are prone to pushing the wheels out a little more than they should be, offering handling and ride issues. Be certain to check on that with Baer, make sure they promise the track will remain exactly as it is, or no more than an inch out.

    While Stillen doesn't offer an upgraded caliper, our product won't push out the wheels, and I'll bet the Stillen Combo won't hit your wallet for as many coin as the Baer.

    That's the best I can do with that question, so I hope it helps. If you need more, let me know.

    Cheers,
    Don Weberg
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    Hey,

    What do you have in the way for a 1994 infinti Q45??

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    Hi Wes....

    Now you're talking our language! Stillen's main forte is Nissan/Infiniti tuning, so when it comes to Q-ships, we've got you pretty well covered. Exhausts, Brakes, Intakes, Body Kits, Wheel/Tire combos, leather packages, and so on.

    Check out www.stillen.com and use the MAKE, MODEL, YEAR feature to locate your car and find more info!!

    Cheers,
    Don Weberg
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    PS....No Caddy???

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    Originally posted by stillen guy
    So there ya go...Front and Rear Sport Rotors, Metal Matrix Pads, Motul Fluid, and Goodridge Stainless Steel Lines. The combo will absolutely improve your pedal feel, braking distances, and overall fade resistance.

    FYI...This combination is also available for the Seville!
    I looked on Stillen.com, entered my data ('02 STS) and came up empty. Can you please verify what brake upgrade parts you have for my Caddy?

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    Hey Sandman
    We have sport rotors for the car. I know we do as their in my application guide.

    Give Sal Castaneda a call at 800.711.4123 x132. I'm pretty sure he can help you out better, but they are in the ap guide.

    Good luck,
    Don Weberg
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