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Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> IT'S PART ONE OF OUR BLOWN ZO SIX SWEEPSTAKES TRANSFORMATION WITH A POWER STOP BRAKE KIT, SUSPENSION, AND POWER UPGRADES.

(PAT)>> WELCOME TO AN ALL NEW EPISODE OF ENGINE POWER, AND THIS IS A GREAT WEEK TO JOIN US BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA BE GIVING AWAY AN AMERICAN SUPER CAR THAT ORIGINALLY CAME OFF THE LINE WITH 505 HORSEPOWER.

(MIKE)>> UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK, YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE

2015 CORVETTE STINGRAY. NOW THE NEW ZO SIX IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST POWERFUL AND QUICKEST VEHICLE EVER PRODUCED BY GM. IT'S AN AWESOME PACKAGE. ULTRA LIGHT ALUMINUM CHASSIS, WIND CHEATING CARBON FIBER BODY PANELS, REACTIVE MAGNETIC SELECTIVE SUSPENSION, AND A CHOICE OF SEVEN SPEED MANUAL OR A PADDLE SHIFTED EIGHT SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

(PAT)>> AND THAT THING FLAT OUT FLIES THANKS TO A SUPERCHARGED SIX POINT TWO LITER LT FOUR THAT PUTS OUT 650 HORSEPOWER AND IT'S STOPPED BY CARBON FIBER SIX PISTON BREMBO BRAKES.

(MIKE)>> GRANTED IT'S WELL WORTH THE $80,000 DOLLAR PLUS ASKING PRICE, BUT THAT BIG NUMBER GOT US THINKING. ONE, COULD WE TRANSFORM AN OLDER ZO SIX TO HANG WITH THE NEW ONE? AND TWO, CAN WE DO IT FOR LESS THAN HALF THE COSTS? WE THINK THE ANSWER IS YES AND YES.

WE'RE STARTING WITH THIS STOCK 2008 ZO SIX. YOU CAN FIND TYPICAL 40,000 MILE CARS LIKE THIS AS LOW AS $30,000 DOLLARS, BUT THIS ONE IS NOT TYPICAL.

(PAT)>> OURS HAS A HISTORY. IT'S THE TEST CAR BONDURANT DRIVERS AND THE BRAKE ENGINEERS AT POWER STOP USED TO DEVELOP THE LATEST ZO SIX CARBON FIBER SLASH CERAMIC BRAKE TECHNOLOGY.

(MIKE)>> OUR JOB IS TO GIVE IT A NEW LEASE ON LIFE AND ADD TO ITS ALREADY INCREDIBLE TRACK CREDIBILITY. NOW WE'LL DO THAT BY ADDING PARTS LIKE THIS

EDELBROCK EFORCE SUPERCHARGER, WHICH WILL TAKE THAT LS SEVEN TO OVER 650 HORSEPOWER. THEN WE'RE GONNA ADD A SET OF THESE BEAUTIFUL JBA LONG TUBE HEADERS TO LET IT BREATHE AND PURPOSE SWAY BARS TO LET IT HANDLE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER. PLUS YOU'LL SEE SEVERAL OTHER PARTS AS THE BUILD GOES ON.

(PAT)>> AND WHEN WE GET EVERYTHING FINISHED UP NEXT WEEK WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THIS TO THE NEW ROAD COURSE UP AT THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY.

(MIKE)>> THEN IT'S BEING GIVEN AWAY IN THE POWER

STOP ULTIMATE ZO SIX SWEEPSTAKES.

(PAT)>> WHEN AN ENGINE MAKES 650 HORSE AT THE FLYWHEEL, IT REQUIRES A GOOD CLUTCH TO HANDLE IT. THAT BEING SAID, DOING A CLUTCH SWAP ON ONE OF THESE VEHICLES REQUIRES REMOVAL OF MOST OF THE DRIVETRAIN. SO THAT'S WHERE THIS BUILD IS GONNA START, BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY.

(MIKE)>> INSIDE THE CAR THE CENTER CONSOLE HAS TO BE REMOVED TO ACCESS THE SHIFTER, AND UNDER THIS DOOR IS SOME STUFF YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE. ALL OF THESE CABLES AND JUNCTION BOXES ARE PART OF THE TRACK DATA ACQUISITION USED OUT AT BONDURANT TO DEVELOP THE BRAKE SYSTEM. WE'LL REMOVE THE SHIFTER KNOB RETAINING BOLT AND THE KNOB BY PULLING IT UPWARD. BY REMOVING TWO MORE FASTENERS THE CENTER FASCIA IS PULLED OFF, AND THE HARNESS IS UNPLUGGED FROM SEVERAL SWITCHES. THE DUST AND NOISE COVER ARE REMOVED, PLUS FOUR

BOLTS TO FREE UP THE SHIFTER.

(PAT)>> IT DOESN'T GO RIGHT ON THE LIFT.

(MIKE)>> CLEAR?

(PAT)>> YEAH, HOLD ON. A LITTLE FINESSE IS NECESSARY BECAUSE IT SITS SO LOW. AT THE REAR OF THE CAR THE WHEELS AND TIRES COME OFF, FOLLOWED BY THE CALIPERS, WHICH ARE HUNG USING ZIP TIES. THE ROTORS GO AWAY AS WELL. TWO UPPER BOLTS GET REMOVED FROM EACH SHOCK BRACKET AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE UPPER CONTROL ARMS.

(MIKE)>> THE WAY BAR ALSO GETS DETACHED FROM THE CRADLE. LOOSENING THE MUFFLER PIPE CLAMPS AND THE HANGER BRACKETS WILL LET THE MUFFLERS HANG. NOW WE CAN REMOVE THE MID PIPE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE CENTER HEAT SHIELD, WHICH HAS A TON OF FASTENERS TO REMOVE. PAT MENTIONED EARLIER THAT MOST OF THE DRIVETRAIN HAS TO BE REMOVED TO DO A CLUTCH SWAP IN THIS CAR. THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE REALLY UNIQUE DRIVETRAIN

DESIGN IN THESE CORVETTES. NOW AT THE BACK OF THE ENGINE IS A SMALL BELL HOUSING WITH THE FLYWHEEL AND THE CLUTCH. HERE'S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING. A TORQUE TUBE WITH AN INNER SHAFT RUNS THE LENGTH OF THE TUNNEL, JUST LIKE A DRIVESHAFT WOULD IN YOUR RIDE. AT THE BACK IS THE TRANSMISSION, AND IT'S ATTACHED TO THE DIFFERENTIAL. SO ALL THIS HAS TO BE DROPPED SO THAT CAN SLIDE BACK TO ACCESS THE CLUTCH. WE'LL CONTINUE ON AFTER THE BREAK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WE'RE MAKING WAY FOR BIG POWER WITH A CLUTCH TO HANDLE EXTREME ABUSES COMING UP.

(PAT)>> WE'RE BACK AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE ULTIMATE ZO SIX SWEEPSTAKES BUILD FOR POWER STOP BRAKES.

THE INTENTIONS ARE TO REVAMP THIS '08 CORVETTE INTO A CLOSE COMPETITOR TO THE NEW 2015 ZO SIX THAT HITS THE ROADS THIS YEAR.

WE'RE CONTINUING ON BY REMOVING THE CAT PIPES FROM EACH SIDE.

THEN WE CAN SEPARATE THE DIFFERENTIAL COOLER LINES. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUPPORT THE REAR

SUSPENSION AND DRIVELINE. WE'RE USING A TRANS JACK TO HANDLE THE AWKWARDNESS. THE FASTENERS RETAINING THE TORQUE TUBE AND BELL HOUSING CAN BE REMOVED, AND AT THE REAR THE CRADLE BOLTS CAN BE REMOVED. FIRST ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE, AND THE PASSENGER SIDE IS MIRRORED TO IT.

(MIKE)>> ALRIGHT, SHE'S LOOSE.

(PAT)>> TAKE YOUR TIME LOWERING THE ASSEMBLY.

(MIKE)>> A LITTLE MORE, ALRIGHT PAT IT'S SEPARATING PRETTY GOOD, ARE YOU READY?

(PAT)>> YEAH I'M READY, GO AHEAD.

(MIKE)>> A LITTLE NUDGE AND WE ARE CLEAR.

I GOT THIS.

(PAT)>> MAKE SURE THE HARNESS IS DISCONNECTED AND REMOVED FROM ALL SENSORS AND RETAINING TABS.

LOWER IT SLOWLY IN STEPS AND KEEP AN EYE ON EVERYTHING.

(MIKE)>> THIS IS THE FIRST ONE OF THESE WE'VE DONE AND WE WOULD NEVER EVEN ATTEMPT IT ON A SET OF JACK STANDS. MAKE SURE A TWO POST LIFT IS AVAILABLE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE ACTUAL CLUTCH SWAP IS THE EASIEST PART OF THIS WHOLE PROCESS. NOW WITH THE AMOUNT OF TRACK USE THIS CAR SAW AND THE CLUTCH CHATTER WE FELT WHILE DRIVING IT IS A GOOD INDICATION THAT ONE IS ON ITS LAST LEG. THE STARTER IS THE FIRST THING WE'LL LOOSEN UP AND PULL OUT OF THE WAY. NOW THE SHORT BELL HOUSING CAN BE REMOVED TO EXPOSE THE PRESSURE PLATE AND FLYWHEEL. THIS TYPE OF PRESSURE PLATE USES A MULTIPLE FINGER DIAPHRAGM, NOT A THREE FINGER BORG AND BECK STYLE. AND IT'S BEING DISCARDED ALONG WITH THE DISC. THE FLYWHEEL LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. A LITTLE BIT OF HOT SPOTS UP IN THIS AREA.

SO THE CHATTER MUST HAVE BEEN ON THE PRESSURE PLATE SIDE. REGARDLESS WE'RE REPLACING IT TOO. OUR NEW CLUTCH KIT IS MADE IN AMERICA BY AMERICAN POWER TRAIN. NOW THIS IS THEIR BILLET STEEL FLYWHEEL. IT'S NEUTRAL BALANCED AND FITS SIX BOLT LS CRANKSHAFTS. THEY ALSO OFFER THEM FOR EIGHT BOLT SETUPS. NOW THIS THING IS BUILT TO SFI STANDARDS AND IS COMPATIBLE WITH 11 AND 12 INCH PRESSURE PLATES AND DISCS, WHICH GIVES YOU THE CUSTOMER A BETTER SELECTION OF CLUTCH KITS. WITH AMERICAN POWERTRAIN BEING ONE OF THE FEW COMPANIES TO PUBLISH THEIR TRUE TORQUE RATINGS ON ALL THEIR CLUTCHES AND A WARRANTY TO BACK IT UP, THE MAN IN CHARGE SENT US THEIR STAGE ONE PRESSURE PLATE THAT IS RATED TO HANDLE AT LEAST 670 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. THE CLUTCH DISC IS THEIR REALLY POPULAR STREET SLAYER. NOW IT FEATURES A 10 PUCK DESIGN, WHICH ARE MADE OF CERAMIC FRICTION MATERIALS THAT ARE BONDED TO A RIVETED CARRIER WITH CAPTIVE SPRINGS FOR ULTIMATE REBOUND CONTROL. IT'S PERFECT FOR THE STREET, THE TRACK, OR MIXED USE. FIRST TO GO BACK ON IS THE BILLET FLYWHEEL. NOW AMERICAN POWERTRAIN SENDS NEW HARDWARE, SO MAKE SURE TO USE IT. THE TORQUE SEQUENCE IS DONE IN THREE PASSES. FIRST 15 POUND FEET, THEN ANOTHER IN THE SAME PATTERN AT 37 POUND FEET. THE FINAL IS 74. USING THE ALIGNMENT TOOL THE DISC CAN BE POSITIONED ON THE FLYWHEEL, FOLLOWED BY THE PRESSURE PLATE. I LIKE TO TIGHTEN IT IN AN EVEN PATTERN

IN SMALL INCREMENTS. THIS METHOD ALLOWS THE PRESSURE PLATE TO HAVE AN EVEN LOAD AND NO BINDING APPLIED DURING THE INSTALLATION. BEFORE THE BELL HOUSING GOES BACK ON, UP TOP I'M

GOING TO REMOVE THE EXHAUST MANIFOLDS FROM THE ENGINE. FROM THE LOOKS OF IT WE MAY BE ABLE TO GET THE

LONG TUBE HEADERS ON WITHOUT A LOT OF TROUBLE. I FOUND A SMALL ISSUE WITH THE CAR. THE DRIVER'S SIDE MOTOR MOUNT IS FULLY COLLAPSED. NOW THESE THINGS ARE HYDRAULIC, MEANING THEY'RE FLUID FILLED. THIS ONE SEPARATED FROM THE SHELL, ALLOWING THE FLUID TO ESCAPE.

USING AN ADJUSTABLE TRIPOD STAND, I'LL SUPPORT THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE ENGINE. NOW I'LL UNBOLT THE ALUMINUM ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET FROM THE BLOCK. THEN THE SINGLE NUT SECURING THE MOUNT'S STUD TO THE CRADLE. WITH A LITTLE LIFT AND A TWIST IT COMES RIGHT

OUT AS AN ASSEMBLY. AND NOT A MINUTE TOO SOON. A DIRECT REPLACEMENT FROM GM FILLS ITS VOID. WHEN IT COMES TO QUALITY, APPEARANCE, AND PERFORMANCE, JBA NAILED IT WITH THESE LONG TUBE STAINLESS STEEL HEADERS FOR '06 THROUGH '13 ZO SIX CORVETTES. NOW THESE FALL UNDER THEIR 304 SERIES, WHICH IS A STAINLESS STEEL LINE. THEY WENT AN EXTRA STEP AND HAND POLISHED EACH SET. THE DRIVER'S SIDE GOES IN FROM THE BOTTOM. A SUPPLIED GASKET WILL SEAL THEM TO THE HEAD AND THE JBA HARDWARE WILL KEEP THEM THERE. THE PASSENGER'S SIDE GOES IN FROM THE TOP. THESE COLLECTORS ARE VBANDED FOR A POSITIVE SEAL. WITH THE BELL HOUSING GETTING SNUGGED DOWN WE'RE HEADING TO A BREAK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT WE FINISH THE DRIVETRAIN AND ADD ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS.

(PAT)>> WE'RE BACK WITH OUR POWER STOP ULTIMATE ZO SIX SWEEPSTAKES BUILD, AND THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS NOT NECESSARY FOR YOU GUYS TO DO.

OUR TRANSMISSION HAS SOME INTERNAL DAMAGE TO FIRST GEAR, AND IT PROBABLY HAPPENED WITH ALL THAT TRACK TIME DURING BRAKE DEVELOPMENT. SO SINCE WE'RE GIVING THIS AWAY TO ONE OF YOU, WE WANT IT TO BE 100 PERCENT. SO THIS NEW TREMEC TR 60-60 SIX SPEED MANUAL

WILL GO IN ITS PLACE. THIS ONE CAME FROM AMERICAN POWERTRAIN. TO START THE COOLER LINES NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM

THE TORQUE TUBE IN TWO LOCATIONS. NOW THE SHIFT ROD CAN BE DETACHED FROM THE TORQUE TUBE, FOLLOWED BY THE FASTENERS HOLDING THE TORQUE TUBE HOUSING TO THE TRANSMISSION.

THE TUBE SEPARATES AND SLIDES RIGHT OFF THE SHAFT'S SPLINES. SLICK, IT'S FAIRLY LIGHT AS WELL.

NOW WE'RE READY TO REMOVE THE BOLTS RETAINING THE TRANS TO THE DIFFERENTIAL CASE. THAT ALLOWS IT TO BE SEPARATED FROM THE REAR END ASSEMBLY AND SET ON THE GROUND.

(MIKE)>> YOU GOT THE TRANNY?

(PAT)>> I GOT THE WHOLE THING.

(MIKE)>> THAT LOOKS PRETTY COOL IN THERE. SEE THE RING GEAR, THE CENTER OF THE DIFF.

(PAT)>> HERE'S A QUICK SHOT OF THE INSIDE OF THE DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING IN CASE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ONE ON A CORVETTE. A NEW ORING IS PLACED ON THE NEW TRANSMISSION. GET IN THERE!

(MIKE)>> THERE IT GOES, BY HAND, BEAUTIFUL.

(PAT)>> IT MAKES THE SEAL TO THE DIFFERENTIAL. WE'RE ALSO GONNA UPGRADE THE SHOCKS ON ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE CAR. THE ORIGINAL ONES HAVE BEEN ON THERE SINCE 2008. SO WE'RE GOING TO BE REPLACING THEM WITH THESE ALUMINUM QA ONE STOCKER STAR SHOCKS.

THEY ARE SINGLE ADJUSTABLE AND THEY MOUNT TO THE STOCK LOCATION. AND QA ONE EVEN GOES THE EXTRA MILE BY DYNO TESTING

AND SERIALIZING EACH SHOCK FOR UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE. THE SWAP ON THE REAR IS FIRST, AND WE'RE TAKING CARE OF IT WITH THE ASSEMBLY STILL ON THE TRANNY JACKS. ONE LARGE BOLT AT THE BOTTOM FREES IT UP. THE NEW SHOCKS GO ON EASY AND REUSE THE ORIGINAL BOLT. AND WE'LL ALSO REUSE THE STOCK BRACKET ALONG WITH NEW BUSHINGS FOR THE TOP. THE FRONTS COME OFF WITH THREE FASTENERS. ONE AT THE TOP THAT IS ACCESSED THROUGH THE ENGINE BAY.

THE OTHERS ATTACH IT TO THE CONTROL ARM AT THE BOTTOM. ONCE REMOVED, THE NEW SHOCKS CAN GO RIGHT IN THEIR PLACE AND THE ORIGINAL HARDWARE LOCKS THEM IN. FOR STARTERS WE'LL ADJUST THEM TO TWO CLICKS. THE SHIFT ROD IS GOING BACK ON NOW, AND IT'S SECURED WITH A ROLL PIN.

AND THE ALMIGHTY TORQUE TUBE IS REPOSITIONED,

ALIGNED, AND MATED TO THE TRANS. ON THE OTHER END OF THE SHIFT ROD THE SAME TYPE OF CONNECTION IS HELD IN PLACE WITH A ROLL PIN. NOW THE COOLER LINES CAN GO BACK ON AND ARE SECURED WITH RETAINING CLIPS.

(MIKE)>> AMERICAN POWERTRAIN ALSO SENT US THIS OE STYLE SIX SPEED SLAVE BEARING. NOW THESE THINGS ARE MACHINE BLED AT THE FACTORY FOR THE CORVETTES, AND THAT'S A PROCESS THAT'S PRETTY HARD FOR US AVERAGE GUYS TO DO. SO THEY CAME UP WITH AN EASY SOLUTION. THEY SENT THESE TRICK LITTLE DASH THREE AN FITTINGS TO REPLACE ALL THE FACTORY LINES WITH DASH THREE LINES TO MAKE EVERYTHING A LOT SIMPLER. THIS IS THE SUPPLIED EXTENDED BLEEDER LINE SO YOU CAN BLEED THE CLUTCH SYSTEM WITH EVERYTHING INSTALLED IN THE CAR. TO INSTALL THE FITTINGS REMOVE THE FACTORY BLEEDER WITH AN 11 MILLIMETER WRENCH. SIMPLE SCREW THE AN FITTING IN AND TIGHTEN IT. THE FITTING FOR THE SLAVE IS REMOVED BY TAPPING OUT THE ROLL PIN AND GENTLY PULLING. THE NEW FITTING IS ORINGED AND IS RETAINED THE SAME WAY, WITH THE PIN. NOW THE BLEEDER LINE IS ATTACHED AND TIGHTENED, AND THIS HALF INCH CONCENTRIC SPACER WILL KEEP THE BEARING IN THE CORRECT ENGAGEMENT RANGE. THIS DASH THREE LINE IS CONNECTED TO THE SLAVE FITTING AND WILL BE ROUTED UP TO THE CLUTCH SLAVE AFTER THE DRIVELINE IS INSTALLED, WHICH WE'LL

TAKE CARE OF DURING THE BREAK, WHICH IS A TWO HOUR JOB FOR US. IT GOES IN THE SAME WAY IT WAS REMOVED, WE'LL BE BACK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> ALL THESE UPGRADES WON'T MEAN A THING WITHOUT THE TECHNOLOGY TO SLOW IT DOWN. THE BRAKES ARE NEXT!

(PAT)>> SO FAR OUR GIVEAWAY POWER STOP ZO SIX VETTE HAS RECEIVED AN UPGRADED CLUTCH KIT FROM AMERICAN POWERTRAIN, BETTER FLOWING JBA LONG

TUBE HEADERS, A HIGH PERFORMANCE TREMEC TRANSMISSION, AND SINGLE ADJUSTABLE QA ONE SHOCKS.

THE UPDATED DRIVELINE IS FINALLY BACK IN PLACE, WHICH LEADS TO THE EXHAUST.

(MIKE)>> AND TO WRAP IT UP THIS JBA STAINLESS STEEL MID PIPE THAT'S FITTED WITH HIGH FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTERS. IT'S NEEDED DUE TO THE LENGTH OF THE LONG TUBE HEADERS, AND THE SUPPLIED CLAMPS WILL SEAL IT ALL UP. NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE BRAKES.

(CHRIS)>> THIS IS SPEC ME OUT A RACER.

(PAT)>> CHRIS MILLER IS WITH US TODAY FROM POWER STOP BRAKES. HE'S THE BRAND MANAGER FOR THE COMPANY THAT'S MAKING A BIG STOPPING POINT ON THE STREETS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

(CHRIS)>> IT'S ALL AROUND THE PLATFORM.

(PAT)>> HE HELPED DEVELOP THE NEW ONE CLICK TRACK KIT FOR THEIR ULTIMATE ZO SIX CORVETTE SWEEPSTAKES. IT'S A ROTOR AND PAD COMBINATION CATERED TO THE AUTOCROSSERS AND OPEN TRACKERS LOOKING FOR IMPROVED BRAKING, AND IT'S ALL UNDER ONE PART NUMBER.

(CHRIS)>> TODAY WE BROUGHT OUR TRACK DAY ONE CLICK

BRAKE KIT SPECIFIC TO THE CSIX ZO SIX PLATFORM. IT FEATURES OUR DRILLED AND SLOTTED ROTORS. THEY'RE ZINC PLATED TO PROTECT AGAINST CORROSION, DRILLED AND SLOTTED FOR COOLING AND FREE OF BRAKE DUST. THE ROTORS ARE ALSO INTERNALLY DIRECTIONAL, MEANING THAT THE COOLING VEINS ON THE LEFT AND THE

RIGHT BOTH WORK TO DRAW AIR THROUGH THE ROTORS TO KEEP THEM COOLER. PLUS OUR ROTORS ARE ALL MILL BALANCED FROM THE FACTORY FOR PERFECT BALANCE, READY TO INSTALL STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. THE PAD WE'VE DEVELOPED FOR THIS PLATFORM IS A SEMI METALLIC COMPOUND IDEAL FOR TRACK DAY APPLICATIONS. IT HAS A HIGH COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION AND IS

RESISTANT TO FADE AT BOTH HIGH SPEEDS AND HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE RESEARCH FOR THIS KIT BEGAN WITH FINDING THE RIGHT PLATFORM, AND THE CSIX ZO SIX WAS A NATURAL FIT. IT'S EXCEPTIONALLY CAPABLE FROM THE FACTORY AND WE THOUGHT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN IMPROVING FROM. OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING AFFORDED US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEST THIS NEW PRODUCT UNDER SOME OF THE HARSHEST CONDITIONS AVAILABLE BOTH ON THE TRACK AND ON THE STREETS.

(PAT)>> REMEMBER THE DATA ACQUISITION THAT WAS IN THE CENTER CONSOLE? HERE'S WHAT ITS JOB WAS.

(CHRIS)>> WE MONITORED BRAKE PRESSURES AT EACH CORNER, ROTOR TEMPERATURES, OUR SPEED,

LATERAL "G" FORCES OF THE CAR, AND ALL THE FACTORY SENSORS. ALL OF THAT DATA ALLOWED US TO DEVELOP A BRAKE KIT THAT WAS RESISTANT TO FADE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, RESULTING IN SHORTER STOPS AND A MUCH MORE CONSISTENT FEEL UNDER THE HARSHEST BRAKING CONDITIONS.

AND TO COMPLIMENT THE NEW BRAKE KIT WE'VE ALSO

INCLUDED THESE OPTIONAL POWER STOP STAINLESS STEEL BRAIDED BRAKE LINES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE BRAKING FEEL UNDER OE SPECIFICATIONS.

(PAT)>> CHRIS TELL US WHY THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS SO IMPORTANT TO POWER STOP BRAKES.

(CHRIS)>> EVERYBODY WANTS THE PERFORMANCE OF A NEW ZO SIX BUT FEW CAN AFFORD THE $90,000 PRICE TAG. USING POWER STOP BRAKES AND A COLLECTION OF AFTERMARKET PERFORMANCE PARTS, WE WERE ABLE TO CREATE A ONE OF A KIND VEHICLE THAT NOT ONLY OUTPERFORMS THE NEW ZO SIX, BUT DOES IT AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND THE POWERNATION TV VIEWERS

FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT.

(MIKE)>> BUT IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE UNTIL

THE BRAKES ARE ON. THE REAR FOUR PISTON CALIPERS ACCEPT THE TRACK DAY PADS AND GET REINSTALLED WITH THE FACTORY HARDWARE. THE OPTIONAL LINES ARE DOT APPROVED AND THE RED MATERIAL PROTECTS THE BRAIDED STAINLESS FROM THE ELEMENTS. THE FRONTS GO ON JUST AS EASY.

WE ELECTED TO POWDER COAT THE FACTORY WHEELS MATTE BLACK. THIS AREA WAS NOT COATED BUT LEFT ROUGH SO THE BEAD OF THE TIRE WOULD NOT SPIN DURING HARD ACCELERATION. WHO WOULD THINK ABOUT TAKING THAT EXTRA STEP? MISTER SPEED COATINGS, A FATHER AND SON OWNED BUSINESS IN GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE. NOW THEY SET THE STANDARD IN CUSTOM COATINGS FROM MILE TO WILD.

NO LIMITATION ON COLORS, DESIGNS, OR ITEMS. IF IT CAN BE POWDER COATED THEY WILL PERFECT IT. FROM CUSTOM SINGLE ITEMS TO QUANTITY PRODUCTION

RUNS, THEY CAN HANDLE IT ALL.

(PAT)>> THE WHEELS ARE WRAPPED ON CONTINENTAL

EXTREME CONTACT DW'S, WHICH STANDS FOR DRYWET. THEY'RE AN ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE SUMMER TIRE FOR YOU DRIVERS SEEKING EXTREME GRIP IN WET OR DRY CONDITIONS. THE TUNED PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ALLOW YOU TO KNOW WHEN A TIRE IS NO LONGER OPTIMIZED FOR ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE. WE'RE HALF THERE TO HAVING THIS POWER STOP ULTIMATE ZO SIX READY FOR ONE OF YOU LUCKY VIEWERS WHO REGISTERED TO WIN IT. THE PARTS WE'VE INSTALLED SO FAR SET THE STAGE FOR

THE SECOND PHASE, WHICH INCLUDES A POWER ADDER

THAT WILL PUT THIS ZO SIX AHEAD OF THE NEW ONE'S HORSEPOWER DEPARTMENT. THESE CARS ARE VERY INVOLVED TO WORK ON AND

REQUIRE SOME PATIENCE, BUT THE REWARD IS EXTRA GRATIFYING KNOWING WHAT THIS CAR WILL BE CAPABLE OF.
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