May 20, 2013
Your heart definitely starts to race when you see this Dodge lineup in the shop all getting supercharger work done. What’s even better are the options these American muscle cars have available for aftermarket performance parts, especially when it comes to horsepower.
We here at STILLEN get pigeon-holed sometimes thinking we are just a ‘Nissan Shop’ or that we just push products around, but don’t do service work at our facility. Both aren’t true, as you see these 3 MOPAR beauties getting some STILLEN treatment in our 5-bay service shop. And in the best kind of way.. forced induction!
We have done numerous mods on this Vortech supercharged Dodge Charger SRT8 over the years. It is back now getting some custom internal engine parts installed.
This beautiful red, 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was already packing some power under the hood when it came in stock, but the owner wanted it’s true potential to come out and opted for a Magnuson Supercharger to drop on to the 6.1 Liter Hemi.
This black 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 decided to go a different route and will be getting a Vortech Supercharger.
Be on the lookout for some heavy Mopar horsepower to be hitting the streets soon!
For more info on Mopar performance products we carry here at STILLEN, please give our American Muscle department a call at (888) 366-0686
May 10, 2013
A brand new 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab came into the shop for a McGaughys Lowering Kit install. This mild 2/4 kit is a 2” drop spindle up front and 4” flip kit in the rear along with McGaughys rear shocks. It is a bolt on kit that is CNC machined, made in the USA and designed to work with the factory suspension components without any major modifications to the truck.
After lowering any car or truck, it is key to get it aligned to take full advantage of the new suspension and to avoid irregular tire wear. Our 4-wheel computer alignment got the 2013 Tundra back into spec.
With just a simple drop this 2013 Toyota Tundra now has a nice lower stance with improved handling. Can’t wait to see what the owner has in store next for this great truck.
Call (866) 250-5537 today for more information on McGaughys products for your truck or SUV.
May 3, 2013
A customer brought in his brand new, bright red 2013 Nissan 370Z with Sport Package recently to add a few finishing touches to his ride. It arrived already equipped with our STILLEN 370Z Stainless Steel Exhaust System installed by the dealer, but needed one more piece for maximum air flow; the STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit.
This STILLEN 370Z Cat-back Exhaust and Gen 3 Intake combination is a bolt-on upgrade that has shown to put an additional 35 horsepower to the wheels!
The new 2013 370Z design is similar to previous years, with a few minor upgrades. A stand out is the LED lights on both corners of the front fascia, but more notably the Sport Edition comes with a new set of 19″ Ray’s Wheels. This new twisted design, like previous Ray’s versions, are forged, lightweight, and look great.
The Sport Package 370Z also comes equipped with Nissan’s Performance Brake system. But to push these brakes to the next level, Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines and AP Racing Brake Fluid were installed. Upgrading to a high performance brake fluid and stainless steel brake line increases pedal feel and response while reducing volumetric expansion, or “mushy brakes” caused by stock rubber brake lines. If you are interested in upgrading your brake system, call (866) 250-5542 today to find out what high performance brake fluid and brake lines will best fit your car and driving style.
To view these and other products for the Nissan 370Z, visit the STILLEN website here: http://www.stillen.com/vehicles/nissan-370z/
April 22, 2013
STILLEN is pleased to announce new available parts and accessories for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan.
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Front Lip Spoiler (KB13142)
Add an aggressive look to your 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan with STILLEN’s urethane front lip spoiler. This high quality spoiler attaches to the stock front fascia with OEM-like fitment. Shipped ready for final prep and paint, the 2013 Altima Front Lip Spoiler offers the same durability and long life typical of STILLEN Urethane and carries a limited lifetime warranty against cracking or breaking during normal use.
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Roof Wing (KB13144)
The STILLEN 2013 Nissan Altima Roof Wing is designed, tested and built in-house at our facilities in Costa Mesa, California. The urethane Roof Wing attaches at the top of the rear window with high quality 3M tape and comes ready for prep and paint along with a limited lifetime warranty.
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Cat-back Exhaust 2.5/3.5 (508305)
This full cat-back exhaust system for both the 2.5 and 3.5 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan shows a dyno proven increase in horsepower and torque. Made in the USA from 304 Stainless Steel, this Altima Exhaust system adds a mild tone at idle/cruising with a more aggressive note under heavy throttle.
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Hi-flow Intake 2.5 (402875)
Improve throttle response and power with the 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 Intake. The Altima Intakes come fitted with genuine K&N Filters which includes a 1,000,000 mile warranty.
2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Front Strut Bar (307024)
Constructed from 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum, the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan Front Strut Bars are a simple and easy bolt-on modification that improves chassis rigidity and handling.
For more information on available auto parts and accessories for the 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan, call (866) 250-5542 or visit www.STILLEN.com
April 17, 2013
2013 Formula Drift season kicked off this past Saturday to a sold out crowd in Long Beach. Thousands of fans gathered as the the worlds best in drift battled it out for the top spot. After a long day of smoked tires, Daijiro Yoshihara in his 240SX came out on top, followed closely by Vaughn Gittin Jr. in second and Chris Forberg in third.
The Slammed Society Car Show and Vendor Village were a great way to kill some time in between rounds.
Quite a few of them fitted with AP Racing Big Brake Kits
All in all, a great day in Long Beach. Congratulations to the Formula Drift crew celebrating their 10th year. Round 2 will be held in Braselton, GA on May 10 & 11. Visit the Formula Drift site for more info: http://www.formulad.com/
For more photos of the event, visit the STILLEN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stillen
Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2013 Standings After One Event
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 112 Points
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang 92 Points
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z 79 Points
4. DeNofa, Chelsea BC Racing BMW 3 Series 75 Points
5. McNamara, Darren Falken Tire Nissan S14 64 Points
6. Tuerck, Ryan Team Retaks Scion FR-S 64 Points
7. Gushi, Ken Greddy / Hankook Scion FR-S 62 Points
8. Essa, Michael GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 62 Points
9. Moen, Kenneth Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX 58 Points
10. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 57 Points
11. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC 56 Points
12. Bakchis, Aurimas Nexen Tire Nissan S14 56 Points
13. Kado, Ryan DNA Motoring / Nexen Tire Nissan 350Z 55 Points
14. Powers, Matt Nitto Tire / Fatlace Nissan S14 55 Points
15. Mordaunt, Patrick Apexi / PM Racing / Diamond Lexus SC430 54.50 Points
16. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang 54.50 Points
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Event Results
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 Winner
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Ford Mustang Second Place
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z Third Place
Manufacturers Championship Standings After One Event
1. Ford 146.5 Points
2. Nissan 137 Points
2. BMW 137 Points
4. Scion 126 Points
5. Lexus 111 Points
Tire Championship Standings After One Event
1. Falken 176 Points
2. Nitto 167 Points
3. Hankook 141 Points
4. Yokohama 116.5 Points
April 8, 2013
What did you do this weekend? Mow the lawn? Have a BBQ? hang out at the beach? How about race a Ford GT supercar around closed public roads? Well that’s what Steve Millen found himself doing this weekend.
As you may know Steve was born and raised in New Zealand before moving to America in the early 80′s to launch his very successful North American racing career. Now that he no longer races professionally he enjoys competing in Targa Rallies, hill climbs, and “street sprints.” This particular event was the latter and basically consists of blasting around public roads (closed for the event) in your favorite weapon of choice. Here are a few pictures of Steve hustling the STILLEN Ford GT around the Ruakaka Street Sprint. Pictures come courtesy of Amy Davidson (Steve’s niece.)
March 28, 2013
STILLEN is pleased to announce the 2009-2013 Maxima Body Kit, now available with rear corners! Due to popular demand, we have now manufactured the 09-13 Maxima Body Kit Rear Corners to complete the existing STILLEN Body Kit. These polyurethane corners finish out the kit perfectly and are ready for prep and paint.
NEW REDUCED PRICE! – LIMITED TIME ONLY – CALL FOR DETAILS (800) 834-0376
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Rear Corners (KB12748)
Complete the full 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima body kit with STILLEN’s new Polyurethane Rear Corners. The corners were developed with the entire kit in mind, following the lines of the side skirts to flow the around the rear corner section of the 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima.
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Side Skirts (KB12745)
STILLEN’s 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Side Skirts are constructed out of high quality polyurethane and are custom designed for a perfect OEM-like fit. The Maxima Side Skirts, like all STILLEN urethane body components, are manufactured in house and feature a limited lifetime warranty.
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Front Lip Spoiler (KB12742)
Add an aggressive look to your car with STILLEN’s 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Front Lip Spoiler. This spoiler fits the stock front fascia with the same durability and long life you expect from STILLEN Urethane Body Components while carrying a limited lifetime warranty against cracking or breaking during normal use.
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Roof Wing (KB12744)
The 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Roof Wing is manufactured in house for an OEM-like fitment. The Maxima Roof Wing attaches at the top of the rear window with high quality 3M tape and comes ready for prep and paint along with a limited lifetime warranty.
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Rear Wing (KB12743)
The 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima Rear Wing is a prefect finishing touch to the complete body kit and also looks great as a stand alone piece. The Maxima rear wing, like all STILLEN body components, attaches with the included 3M tape to avoid any drilling.
The STILLEN Front Lip, Side Skirts, Rear Corners, Trunk Wing and Roof Wing now available as individual sections, a 5-piece lower kit or a complete 7-piece kit for your 2009-2013 Nissan Maxima.
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN 7-Piece Polyurethane Body Kit With Roof and Rear Wings (KB12740KT1)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima 5-Piece Polyurethane Body Kit (KB12740KT2)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Side Skirts (KB12745)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Lip Spoiler (KB12742)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Roof Wing (KB12744)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Rear Wing (KB12743)
2009-2013 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Rear Corners (KB12748)
March 22, 2013
The good folks at East Charlotte Nissan in North Carolina recently built their first full customized 370Z and came to STILLEN to get the proper parts for the build. They started out with a new 370Z and wrapped it in matte blue vinyl, blacked out the emblems and tinted the windows.
To harness the 370Zs newly acquired power, an AP Racing Big Brake Kit went in behind some 20″ Vossen VVSCV2 wheels fitted with Nexum tires. Eibach Lowering Springs were then installed to fill in the wheels wells and increase handling performance.
An ECU tune is also planned for the 370Z in the near future, but until then it currently sits on the showroom floor of East Charlotte Nissan and is available for purchase.
If you are interested in this blue beauty or looking for a local place in North Carolina to get STILLEN products for your Nissan, give the trained professionals at East Charlotte Nissan a call or visit their website at http://www.eastcharlottenissan.com
East Charlotte Nissan is located at 6901 Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28227.
March 5, 2013
We just finished installing a ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit and Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust System for a customer’s 2013 Toyota Tundra with TRD Package. These two bolt-on mods took this already great looking TRD Tundra and transformed the look and sound while retaining the stock ride and gaining a little more horsepower to the 5.7L V8.
2013 Toyota Tundra Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust System
The customer opted for the Magnaflow Off Road Pro Series Cat-back Exhaust that turns down under the bed in front of the rear tire. This Tundra Exhuast is mandrel bent, 2.5″ single tubing with a 3″ turndown tip. The 100% stainless steel Magnaflow Exhaust is dyno tested and has proven performance gains in horsepower and torque, which also carries a lifetime warranty. This great sounding exhaust has a smooth, deep tone and is built to last.
2013 Toyota Tundra ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit
The 2013 Toyota Tundra ReadyLift strut extension provides 3.0” of front lift and creates a “prerunner” stance with the front end sitting slightly higher than the rear, which also allows for a larger tire size upgrade if preferred. The ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit for the 2013 Toyota Tundra also carries a lifetime warranty.
February 12, 2013
A STILLEN customer picked up some new Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for his 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and sent in a few photos of the quick and easy install. These Eibach Pro-Kit Springs were on the car in just a couple hours and transformed the Sonic Hatchback into a fun driving little commuter.
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs are available for the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and 2013 Chevy Sonic Sedan.
The rear is so easy you can actually change the rear spring without removing the tire if you wanted to. With a jackstand under the rear axle, just remove the shock bottom bolt then slowly lower the jack stand. The rear spring tilts right out.
Eibach Pro-Kit installed on the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback with stock 15″ wheels.
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and 2013 Chevy Sonic Sedan (part no. 38160.140) available here: http://www.stillen.com/product/lowering-kits/eibach-prokit-lowering-springs-4-springs-38160140-eib38160140-115186.html