Monthly Archives: October 2008

We’ve been working so hard on the three vehicles we have going to SEMA (2009 Nissan Maxima, 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe and 2008 Chevy Silverado.. more info to come on the other two builds soon), we’ve been a little laxed in our updates, and for that I apologize..

EDIT 11/08/08:  View the STILLEN Maxima in the Nissan Booth at SEMA

So here’s the final info on the 2009 Nissan Maxima build:

STILLEN 2009 Nissan Maxima SEMA Car Progress Final

More information and tons of photos after the jump…

WOOOO HOOOO!!!! We’re doin’ great!!!! Dad and I have been getting comfortable with each other’s styles and we are starting to lay down some great times through these stages. The GT is absolutely incredible. The upgrades that we did over the past two years have made a world of difference. With the 3.9 gear ratio this car pulls HARD in ANY gear. It is simply amazing. The Michelin tires are handling the abuse and weather much better than expected and offer a surprising amount of traction.

Kyle Millen STILLEN Ford GT Targa Rally

Well, today was an awesome day. Absolutely incredible. We ran the first eight stages of the event. Well, seven stages at least. One was canceled due to a bad accident/car fire. One of the Ford Escorts tumbled, rolled, flipped and crashed for about 100 feet before landing on its roof and bursting into flames. Fortunately both the driver and co-driver were able to escape with no injuries. However, stage 7 was closed and we continued on to the final stage.

STILLEN Targa Rally Day 1

Targa Rally Prologue

Well, today was the first day of the rally. Even though we weren’t actually “racing” we were able to put the car through its paces a little bit. None of today’s times or results will count towards the finish of the rally. It’s really seen as a P.R. stage designed to please the spectators and cause some excitement. In that regard it was a complete success. I was in the car for the first pass through the stage. Then Dad’s friend from the Ford New Zealand Motorsport division went for a ride.

More after the jump…

Every automotive enthusiast has their favorite stretch of road. Whether is a series of tight corners surrounded by trees and blind turns or a long straight road with no end in sight. The dreams is always the same. “Man, I wish I could run this road without the fear of oncoming traffic, police patrol, or any other hindrance.” Well, for those thrill seekers looking for a great time, the Dunlop Targa Rally New Zealand is the perfect place to go.

STILLEN Ford GT

More info after the jump…

On newsstands now! Modified Magazine’s Project G35 receives a full AP Racing brake upgrade this month, and the improvements in performance are impressive.

After realizing that a pad/fluid change could not bring the factory brakes up to snuff, Modified Magazine decided to step up to the big leagues with our AP Racing G35 Front Big Brake Kit (AP3700) and our AP Racing G35 Rear Big Brake Kit (AP3750).

AP Racing G35 Big Brake Kit

More info after the jump…

Welcome back. We’ve been hard at work on our 2009 Nissan Maxima body parts and have some new photos to share.

Here’s a look at the final pieces created in the modeling shop, before the molds are made. This is where the fine tuning comes in, this part of the process takes a designer with a keen eye for detail and a steady hand.

Maxima Rear Wing

More photos and info after the jump…

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