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      08-16-2012, 12:09 AM   #23
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I am glad there are many motorsport fans and people who can appreciate fine engineering and art.

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Incredible collection of photos.. I didn't know AP Racing was on so many racing applications.. The Real Question is, what racing application doesn't us AP Racing?
The 'Big 3' are Alcon, AP Racing, and Brembo without a doubt as they are all involved in every facet of motorsports. Performance Friction is a key player as well but they don't have nearly as much product applications as the former three. Also from what I have read their caliper tech still trails behind the others although their discs are highly regarded, oftentimes used in place of the others.

I'm quite positive they are involved in every level of professional motorsports including Nascar, grand am, etc.
Here is a shot of a Nascar Sprint Cup setup.


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Nice pics.

Could someone explain what all that gear is around those F1 brakes???

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Maybe someone with F1 braking knowledge can chime in what all the components do for braking. Here's a couple other shots in higher-res of the system.




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If only I could afford a set for my M... Just wow
Their Formula 'street' kits are something you can consider. They cost around the same as a Brembo GT kit if I recall correctly.

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Wow, AP has a great racing pedigree. Awesome pics, great brakes
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Wow! That's an incredible collection of photos. I was drooling the whole time, and I have AP on my M3!! They are incredible on the track. The pedal feel never changes, no matter how much you pound on them.

If you don't mind, here's my addition of my humble car. My calipers are a one-off gloss black/yellow paint job from the factory.
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This thread delivers! Thank you so much for putting it together.

This is real engineering... no "Trak" (cough cough) wheels here
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WOW !!! THIS IS the single most informative thread i have read a long time since being here!!!

Thank you OP for posting it, and thank you Jason for featuring it on the first page !! Totally deserve!!

I wonder if you are not the single english marketing Engineer from AP
whether or not, you did a very good job at advertising and showcasing the history and pedigree of the company!!

I am sold and am convince now... I thought Brembo was the best but no more!

Looking forward to seeing more AP products on cars


OP: you wrote Bugatti Beyron

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This thread > than any porn site.

Is it weird that i agree?

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Penis hardening material indeed!

Hmm, I might consider AP racing brakes for the M3.
I am all Gay about it now !! in the proper sense of the term.

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As an Engineer I'm very impressed. World Class
Same here!

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This thread delivers! Thank you so much for putting it together.

This is real engineering... no "Trak" (cough cough) wheels here
Totally, This thread is a game changer for me, i am learning something new !!
something i never new before (in relations to car)
Go AP!

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You should have labelled this NSFW. Because in this thread you will fap lol.
The only thing left to do is smoke one

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      08-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #36
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I am sold and am convince now... I thought Brembo was the best but no more!
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Can someone explain to me why some discs have grooves that look like small fish-hooks? Instead of the normal grooves
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And here I thought the Associated Press had a racing team! Silly me.
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Wow, AP has a great racing pedigree. Awesome pics, great brakes
AP Racing (formerly Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Co.) has roots dating back to 1919. Brembo wasn't established until 1961, 42 years later.


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Wow! That's an incredible collection of photos. I was drooling the whole time, and I have AP on my M3!! They are incredible on the track. The pedal feel never changes, no matter how much you pound on them.

If you don't mind, here's my addition of my humble car. My calipers are a one-off gloss black/yellow paint job from the factory.
I'm a big fan of the yellow text over black, an AP signature combo. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you were able to pull some strings to have them done one-off at the factory. Extra kudos for putting them to proper use on the race track.

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My AP Racing BBK
Beautiful, thanks for sharing your 4-wheel Formula setup as well.

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You should have labelled this NSFW. Because in this thread you will fap lol.
Fap away fellas, it's healthy to keep those little squiggly ones with flagella moving along in the male reproductive system. No backing up here mates!

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WOW !!! THIS IS the single most informative thread i have read a long time since being here!!!

Thank you OP for posting it, and thank you Jason for featuring it on the first page !! Totally deserve!!

I wonder if you are not the single english marketing Engineer from AP
whether or not, you did a very good job at advertising and showcasing the history and pedigree of the company!!

I am sold and am convince now... I thought Brembo was the best but no more!

Looking forward to seeing more AP products on cars


OP: you wrote Bugatti Beyron

here below is a compilation of my LOL favorite posts reading this thread:


Is it weird that i agree?



I am all Gay about it now !! in the proper sense of the term.



Same here!



Totally, This thread is a game changer for me, i am learning something new !!
something i never new before (in relations to car)
Go AP!



The only thing left to do is smoke one
It would be nice if AP hired me as a branding/marketing associate but alas, I am just your typical car guy who has a penchant for AP brakes. So no, I do not work for AP Racing but that would be my dream job that's for sure. Maybe in my next life

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Can someone explain to me why some discs have grooves that look like small fish-hooks? Instead of the normal grooves
The fish hooks you see are better known as AP's proprietary J-hook design. They claim several benefits as you see below. Each company (Alcon, AP, Brembo, Performance Friction) have their own proprietary grooving designs and floating systems.




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I love this thread. I used to work for AP Lockheed in the 1980's/early 90's and has brought back lots of fond memories.
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Incredible collection of photos.. I didn't know AP Racing was on so many racing applications.. The Real Question is, what racing application doesn't us AP Racing?
The 'Big 3' are Alcon, AP Racing, and Brembo without a doubt as they are all involved in every facet of motorsports. Performance Friction is a key player as well but they don't have nearly as much product applications as the former three. Also from what I have read their caliper tech still trails behind the others although their discs are highly regarded, oftentimes used in place of the others.

I'm quite positive they are involved in every level of professional motorsports including Nascar, grand am, etc.
Here is a shot of a Nascar Sprint Cup setup.


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Nice pics.

Could someone explain what all that gear is around those F1 brakes???

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Maybe someone with F1 braking knowledge can chime in what all the components do for braking. Here's a couple other shots in higher-res of the system.




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If only I could afford a set for my M... Just wow
Their Formula 'street' kits are something you can consider. They cost around the same as a Brembo GT kit if I recall correctly.
It is inaccurate to say that PFC has inferior tech. In fact they easily go head to head with AP in NASCAR, ALMS and Grandam. In fact they have won a few championships in Grandam and NASCAR. They do have far fewer applications for sure and I'm not knocking AP in any way. PFC doesn't spend much to market their calipers because they don't have any consumer offerings although that is changing somewhat.

The advantage to PFC is that their consumer grade stuff is much closer to their race stuff than most others (not many other consumer kits use monoblocks). Of the AP and Brembo kits I've seen for street cars and weekend racers few have anything in common with their race tech. It is still good quality and I would run them for sure.

AP does have a corner on the esoteric market of F1 and LMP but we could be waiting decades for that to trickle down.

Nice thread though and awesome pics. How fun it would be to squeeze the binders on these works of art.
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