Monthly Archives: August 2008

We received the first batch of Mine’s Silence VX Pro Titan II Titanium Cat-Back Exhaust Systems for the R35 Nissan GT-R’s, and pulled one out of the box to get a closer look at this completely titanium system, see what all of the fuss is about, and shoot some pictures.

STILLEN Mine's GT-R R35 Silence VX Pro Titan II Exhaust System

The construction on this exhaust system is beautiful, with every flawless weld point showcasing that signature heat treated titanium color band.

This system is extremely light weight, with the rear section weighing in at 19lbs, and the center section at 5lbs, for a total exhaust system weight of 24lbs.

Specifications:

  • Full Titanium Construction
  • Bolt-On Application for R35 GT-R
  • 80mm Main Pipe Diameter
  • (4) 120mm Exhaust Tips – Heat Treated

These systems are in stock and ready for shipping, more information at the STILLEN Product Page.

As you can see in the following photos, this exhaust has a very striking appearance, and will reduce weight compared to the factory exhaust.

Other Nissan GT-R Products available from the folks at Mine’s:

  • Mine’s Super Catalyzer II
  • Mine’s VX Rom Engine Control Unit
  • Mine’s Super Outlet Pro II
  • Mine’s VX Air Filters
  • Mine’s Esta Full Spec Suspension II / III
  • Mine’s Eibach Spring Kit
  • Mine’s Big Brake Rotor Kit
  • Mine’s PAGID Brake Pads
  • Mine’s Carbon Fiber Accessories

STILLEN has teamed up with K&N to bring you a sweepstakes for 6 lucky winners through the month of September!

We will be giving away the following prizes:

STILLEN K&N Sweepstakes


Entering is easy, simply fill out the form located on the Sweepstakes Entry Page, and you’ll be all set!  All contest rules are also available on this page.  Contest is running from 8/26/08 through 9/30/08.

Get your entry in!

Car & Driver released their testing results on several Nissan GT-R’s they have had in their October 2008 article from their website.

Car & Driver Nissan GT-R Dyno

Excerpt from the online article:

On MotorCity Speed’s Mustang dyno in Commerce Township, Michigan, GT-R No. 4 produced a peak of 415 horsepower at the wheels. Based on our 20-percent loss estimate, the engine output was 519, or 39 horsepower more than Nissan’s stated 480.

They go on to state they felt this more accurately explains the testing results they’ve had against the Corvette Z06, where their test GT-R outran the Z06 in both 0-60 (3.3 vs. 3.4 seconds) and in the quarter mile (11.5 at 124 mph versus 11.8 at 125).

As a side note, it’s been our experience that Mustang dynos generally show lower horsepower numbers compared to other dynamometer companies, such as Dynojet, Dynapak, etc.

Click these links for more information and to see the entire story:

Photo from Car & Driver, Jeffrey G. Russel via caranddriver.com

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the STILLEN Front Big Brake Kit for the 2007-2008 Nissan Altima (Coupe or Sedan). This kit utilizes STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers, 13″ 1-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors, high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit for the 07-08 Altima


This kit will CLEAR THE STOCK OE 17″ 12-SPOKE WHEELS!

This kit is expected to start shipping the last week of September 2008.

This is a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving. The combination of a 2-Piston Caliper, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Upgrading to this kit from your stock 1-piston OEM calipers offers uniform clamping to the pads, increased clamping pressure, more leverage via the new caliper mounting point and the included larger rotors.

Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.

For those looking to take your Altima to the track, we also have the AP Racing 4-Piston Kit, both front and rear, which will stand up to as much abuse as possible both on the street and at the track.

30-8020 STILLEN Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers (Black Caliper w/Red “STILLEN” script)
  • 13″ (330mm x 28mm) 1-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits factory 12-spoke 17″ OEM wheels
  • Fits both 2007-2008 Altima Sedan and 2008 Altima Coupes
  • Matching Rear Cross-Drilled and Slotted Sport Rotors (NIS5301XS) are also available

Rounding out the 2007-2008 Altima Sedan body components is the two rear treatments offered by STILLEN.  The STILLEN Rear Wing (Spoiler) is a very sleek, subtle and clean way to add an aggressive look to the back of the Altima.  The STILLEN Roof Wing complements both the STILLEN Rear Wing and the OEM wing alike, and adds a unique touch to the car that you can’t help but notice.

Altima Sedan Rear Wing Spoiler

As with most STILLEN items, these pieces are made of high-quality urethane, have a limited lifetime warranty for a long life and OEM quality.  The warranty ensures workmanship of the material against cracking or breakage for as long as you own the vehicle.  These pieces come raw urethane, ready for priming and painting.

Step by step instructions are included, and 3M tape is pre-installed, making installation of these pieces extremely easy.

Special thanks goes out to NICO members Jose3.5 again for use of his vehicle for the Rear Wing, and to ursus for getting us pictures back on the Roof Wing.

Click Here to see the other body components available for the Altima Sedan.

STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the AP Racing Front Big Brake Kit for the 2002-2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI and AP Racing Rear Big Brake Kit for the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI. The front kit utilizes AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers, 14″x1.25″(355mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors and the rear kit uses AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers, 13″x1″(330mm x 25mm) 2-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted (or Slotted Only) Rotors. Both kits include high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware. The factory parking brake is also retained with our rear kit.

STILLEN Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lance Evolution '01-'07AP Racing Big Brake Kit Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution '01-'07


These kits will CLEAR THE OE STI 18-SPOKE BBS WHEELS!

When these kits are combined they are a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving, on the dirt and while conquering track days. The combination of 6-Piston and 4-Piston Calipers, two piece large diameter rotors, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.

Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and they are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.

AP6300 Front Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 6-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 14″ x 1.25″ (355mm x 32mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2002-2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI


AP6350
Rear Big Brake Kit Specifications

  • AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers (Black or Red Calipers)
  • 13″ x 1″ (330mm x 25mm) 2-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors (or Slotted Only)
  • High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
  • All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
  • Fits 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI

We showed some pictures of the STILLEN Production Facility Expansion in its earlier construction phase in late June, and as you can see from the photos below, construction is almost complete.  This expansion will double the size of this STILLEN building, giving us the much needed room to expand the fabrication and manufacturing divisions of STILLEN.

Everyone is chomping at the bit to get some machines in there and increase production…

We have released the STILLEN 2007-2008 Altima Sedan Front Lip Spoiler, as well as the Side Skirts (Rockers).  The Lip Spoiler is an alternative to the complete Front Fascia which is also available.  The Side Skirts are a perfect match to either front treatment choice.

STILLEN Altima Sedan Lip Spoiler & Side Skirts

Altima Sedan Lip Spoiler & Side Skirts

These are constructed from high-quality urethane, ensuring OEM quality and a long life.  They feature a limited lifetime warranty against breakage or cracking during normal use for as long as you own your vehicle.  These pieces are raw urethane, ready to be primed and painted to match your vehicle.

Installation is a breeze, with 3M tape pre-installed on the pieces, hardware included, and detailed step by step instructions (lip spoiler / side skirts).  The side skirts will replace the OEM pieces, and the lip spoiler is a direct fitment over the OEM bumper cover.

Special thanks goes to NICO member Jose3.5 for coming down on several occasions for final fitments, and allowing us to get some preliminary photography.  Look for a vehicle to hit the photo studio soon for some more detailed pictures.

Also, Click Here to see the STILLEN Roof Wing and Rear Wings that are available as well.

We ran across a thread from TitanTalk.com from one of our customers fillup who has had the STILLEN 5.6L Titan Intercooled Supercharger System installed for a while now and wanted to let everyone know his thoughts in his Titan supercharger review.

Customer 3 Year / 85,000 Mile Titan Supercharger Review

Customer 3 Year / 85,000 Mile Titan Supercharger Review

fillup gives his impressions on the kit, and how it has held up over the years:

I have now had my Supercharger for around 3 years and have managed to put 85,000 + miles on it. I have driven in every type of conditions imaginable from Living in Aspen to Working in Yuma and Spending way too much time in LA. My mileage has been 65% highway with rest in heavy urban environments.

I have owned a wide range of all motor and F/I vehicles. ranging from 360 AWHP Scooby’s to a 450+ RWHP Z’s and numerous all motor lead sleds. This however was my first modified truck.

As has been said the only thing better than power is more of it and the s/c has definitely delivered. The truck has a fairly linear torque curve with good power available from 1800 to 4500 rpm. The superman appeal of going from tire melting head jerking power to mild mannered truck is nice.

Another member RyTan adds:

Nice, I have had mine on for coming up on two years, and about 20,000 miles, and I have not had any real issues other than some belt squeak. Looks like a good installation can really be the deal maker for this add-on. Its good to hear from someone who has had a positive experience with their SC. Knew there was a risk when I put it on, but was willing to accept it. I feel that Stillen did a good job of maximizing what they could do safely without destroying the tranny, cats, etc. I am very curious to see what they have up their sleeve for the stage 3 upgrade.

For more information, including dyno numbers on the STILLEN Titan Supercharger, visit the product page HERE.  Also available is a kit for the Armada 5.6L and QX56 5.6L.

Another new suspension component that recently left STILLEN’s R&D Department and is now in production is the Front Core Support Brace for the 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z.

STILLEN Installed 350Z Front Core Support Brace

350Z Front Core Support Brace Installed

This brace adds crucial support and stiffness to the front clip of the 350Z, and is a must have for anyone looking for maximum cornering ability, especially anyone tracking their Z.

Construction is top notch, utilizing 304 Stainless Steel and TIG welding, and installs using pre-existing mounting locations for a perfect bolt-on installation.

STILLEN 350Z Front Core Support Brace

350Z Front Core Support Brace

Designed in conjunction with the STILLEN 350Z Chassis Support Braces, which help with the lower portion of the chassis.

Available now, visit the STILLEN Product Page which has high resolution versions of these images for more detail.

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