Monthly Archives: March 2009

STILLEN is excited to release the newest Gen 3 Intake System, extending the application list to include the 2009 370Z (Part #402852). This highly anticipated intake utilizes the principles proven with the G37 3.7L system, creating horsepower gains of +17.5 at the wheels.

The Generation 3 Ultra Long Intake Kit features a proprietary intake design devised to maximize horsepower from the VQ37 engine.

R&D on the new Nissan GT-R is in full swing at STILLEN, and just released are the functional urethane GTR R35 body components, including Lip Spoiler and Side Skirts, designed to improve downforce and add unique styling.

Nissan GT-R with R35 Body Components

Nissan GT-R with R35 Body Components


These pieces are constructed of 100% durable polyurethane, able to withstand the abuse of the racetrack as well as a night out on the town.  As with all STILLEN urethane components, these also feature a limited lifetime warranty.  See below for additional photos and information. Pricing is available on the STILLEN Product Page.


Quick video of Steve Millen discussing the STILLEN R35 Nissan GT-R Urethane Lip Spoiler being installed. Video shot alongside a Road & Track camera crew for an upcoming feature on the STILLEN GT-R (look for some really cool updates on this soon).


Product information from the STILLEN Product Page:

Front Lip Spoiler:

Enhancing the aerodynamic performance of such a finely tuned car like the GT-R is no small feat.  When developing the car Nissan did a great job of developing an aero package that works well, but left some room for improvement for the true enthusiast.  One of the most common complaints of GT-R owners is the car has a tendency to “push” when exercised hard on a race course (understeer).  Two ways to fix this condition are through the suspension, or increasing downforce via aerodynamics of the car at higher speeds.  Increasing the aerodynamic downforce keeps the front end of the car planted and therefore improving front grip, reducing the “push” effect.


The STILLEN Urethane Lip Spoiler adds 2″ of length to the OEM fascia, and installs directly onto the vehicle over the factory piece. This lip spoiler is designed to hold additional air onto the nose, with flares on the side corners producing a canard effect for extra control.


Another major benefit of the front lip spoiler is the durability.  Constructed out of high-quality polyurethane, this front spoiler is nearly indestructible and carries a limited lifetime warranty. This means it can stand up to the hazards of the race track or the drive around town with 100% driver/owner confidence.


Side Skirts:

Continuing the aerodynamic stabilization of the GT-R, STILLEN has developed new side skirts with a 2 inch ledge built in to apply more downforce to the car.  This design comes from the testing performed on the legendary IMSA Nissan 300ZX, campaigned in the IMSA sports car series at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.  Tested in the Lockheed Martin wind tunnel, the Nissan engineers found that by enhancing the side ledge on the rocker it applied a incremental amount of downforce at higher speeds thus keeping the car planted and more stable through high speed corners.


Another major benefit of the rockers is the greatly improved appearance.  Offering a much more aggressive look and race proven engineering these rockers are sure to catch attention and compliments.  Just like all STILLEN body work these are constructed out of durable polyurethane, ready for paint, and offer a limited lifetime warranty.  Perfect for daily driving or track days and utilize the factory skirt mounting points to ensure a perfect fit and finish.

Unfortunately with the first go around on the sale of the STILLEN Supercharged 350Z, the winning bidder on eBay was not able to complete the transaction.. so we’ve decided to relist this car for another round.

STILLEN 350Z

STILLEN 350Z

Over $70,000 invested in this car, and has almost every STILLEN produced part for the 350Z.  Click Here for the original blog post with all of the products, pictures, video and details of the car, and you can see the eBay auction here as well.  Happy bidding!

We’d like to thank folks for coming out for the first GT-R Day and Monthly Mini-Meet here at STILLEN. With a total of 12 GT-R’s on-site it was a good turnout for a basically unpublicized event, and gave people a chance to hang out and see what we’re up to.

Customer GT-Rs at STILLEN's GT-R Day

Customer GT-Rs at STILLEN’s GT-R Day

On display was the STILLEN gutted GT-R being prepared for the Targa Rally Newfoundland, as well as some of the new products we’re about to release:

  • STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • STILLEN Adjustable Sway Bar Set – w/Bushings and Adjustable Endlinks
  • STILLEN Aero Lip Spoiler
  • STILLEN Aero Side Skirts

Look for these new products to be released and available within the next couple of days, along with detailed specs and pricing.

Visitors also had a chance to hear from Chris Bernal, our Brake Manager, go into detail on the new AP Racing Curved Vane Slotted Rotors, and some new brake pad options.

Here’s some photos from the event:


Please join us on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 for our next GT-R day. We’ll be showing the continued progress on the Targa Rally GT-R, and all the new products we have in development.  For more information or questions please contact Kyle Millen.

STILLEN is excited to announce the availability of select AP Racing brake systems in a limited-edition caliper color – Competition Gray.

STILLEN AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

AP Racing Competition Gray Big Brake Kit

Racing fans will notice this color is exactly what full-blown race calipers from AP Racing look like. But unlike the race-only hardware, these are built for every day use with secondary dust seals, anti-rattle clips and extra corrosion protection. Finally – the best of both worlds with no compromises!

As top dog in Formula 1 (634 wins!), NASCAR (2008 championship in Sprint Cup and Camping World Series), World Rally Championship (WRC), LeMans prototypes, Super GT, World Touring Car Championship, Moto GP and more, no other brake equipment company has done more to help drivers win than AP Racing. Don’t be fooled by lesser imitators as this is the genuine article.

That is why you will find AP Racing road car brakes as original equipment on cars made by Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lotus, McLaren, Aston Martin, Holden HSV, Noble, Rossion, Ultima, Caparo, Ascari, Tramontana, Spyker, Pagani, Morgan, Farbio, Seat, Zolfe, Gumpert, Caterham and other limited, high-end exotic supercars. They could have any brakes in the world and chose AP Racing. So can you.

And, as you will notice in the detailed pictures below, the front 6-piston calipers are the first ones to arrive with the latest in improvements

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

AP Racing Competition Gray Calipers

  1. Relocation of bridge bolts: Experience gained by Radi-Cal racing caliper development is leading to stiffness improvements across many caliper models. This change improves the dynamic stiffness of the CP7040 caliper considerably.
  2. Now using external TORX-head bridge bolts: These highly engineered bolts allow better and more consistent torque when assembling calipers.
  3. Revised caliper face: AP Racing redesigned the face of the caliper for a more up-to-date look along with some weight reduction. In COMPETITION GRAY, they look awesome!

Interesting note for you Top Gear fans.. AP Racing are the factory brakes for the top 6 of 10 fastest cars on the Top Gear Lap Chart:

  1. Gumpert Apollo (AP Racing)
  2. Ascari A10 (AP Racing)
  3. Koenigsegg CCX (AP Racing)
  4. Pagani Zonda F (AP Racing)
  5. Caterham R500 (AP Racing)
  6. Bugatti Veyron (AP Racing)
  7. Maserati MC12 (Brembo)
  8. Ferrari Enzo (Ferrari / Brembo)
  9. Ariel Atom (Alcon)
  10. Lamborghini LP560 (Brembo)

And if Top Gear hadn’t refused to test the Ultima GTR.. they might have found as much as 4 seconds quicker on the same track, again with the help of a full AP Racing setup.

Competition Gray Limited Edition Calipers Available In The Following Kits:

Front 6-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

Rear 4-Piston AP Racing Big Brake Kit

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