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      08-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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AP Racing appreciation - brake, clutch, pedal box, air jack masters

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...but the focus here is on their braking systems. No braking company has more panache all-around than AP Racing, not even Brembo. From Chris B: "The Brembo Group purchased AP Racing (formerly Lockheed/AP founded in 1919) in 1999, yet each still operate separately today. Brembo's headquarters are in Italy and AP is in England.

Both compete against each other in nearly all global racing series, with some mildly applied rules for OE accounts. Brembo is better equipped to handle the larger production runs (like Porsche, Mercedes, Nissan, Hyundai, Ford, GM, etc.) with factories in many countries, while AP Racing is often better suited for more specialized, short-run manufacturers (Bugatti, McLaren, Koenigsegg, Lotus, Pagani, Spyker, GTA, etc.). As always, there are exceptions to this paradigm, often due to long established technical or business relationships.

All that said, Brembo has a much, much, much stronger marketing department, getting most of their OE accounts to run their name on the caliper faces. Hardly any AP Racing OE accounts openly advertise they use AP equipment, but it can be found out by looking a bit or reading a vehicle's technical specs. AP is basically a big building full of engineers who spend more time designing, tooling, purchasing, etc., with just one "marketing engineer" tasked to get the word out (in typically subtle British fashion) as well as update the catalog, tech sheets and the web site. No contest there!

Also, AP Racing is considered by most to the the leader in racing and high-performance clutch technology, an area where Brembo is not involved at all."

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      08-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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      08-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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      08-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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that's dedication researching and collating all those pics!
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amazing shots!
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Might have to agree with you there.
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      08-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Some awesome pics!
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      08-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #10
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i didn't realize i liked looking at brake set-ups this much.

thanks op!!
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      08-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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Penis hardening material indeed!

Hmm, I might consider AP racing brakes for the M3.
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Awesome - great to see the focus on racing.
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wow..!!! .. amazing
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that's dedication researching and collating all those pics!
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As an Engineer I'm very impressed. World Class
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Wow, great pics! Didn't realize AP was that bigtime. Awesome.
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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?
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Nice pics.

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

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If only I could afford a set for my M... Just wow
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