New! 2008-2013 Nissan Altima Sway Bar – Coupe or Sedan

April 8, 2014

STILLEN is proud to announce the launch of the Nissan Altima rear sway bar. This rear sway bar has gone through extensive R&D and testing to eliminate the common Nissan Altima rear sway bar defect. Due to many complaints from customers and vehicle owners, STILLEN decided to take a very close look into the design of the factory 2008 to 2013 Nissan Altima rear sway bar. In doing so, our engineers discovered that the cause of the failures is the design of the bar and the way the leverage is applied to the bar.

Finding the Nissan Altima Sway Bar Design flaw

The first thing the STILLEN engineers did was examine the entire suspension of the Altima rear end. To do so, we started by removing the driver side rear spring. This allows us to put a jack underneath the rear of that control arm and compress the rear suspension. By doing so, this simulates the cars suspension travel and shows the engineers what the rear suspension and most importantly the rear sway bar goes through during a full cycle.

Altima Coupe Sway Bar_Jack

Nissan Altima Coupe Sway Bar Test

Factory Nissan Altima Sway Bar Broken Due to Poor Design

Right away our engineers could see the problem. Due to the design of the sway bar, the suspension is not actually twisting the bar. Instead, as the suspension compresses up into the wheel well the sway bar actually bends at the middle rather than twist like it should. Illustrated in the pictures below, you can see what our engineers saw. To start with this is what the sway bar looks like when both corners are at “full droop.” This means there is no load applied to either corner and the sway bar is “at rest.” In these images we have included a straight edge to better illustrate exactly what we’re talking about.

Factory sway bar at rest:

Nissan Altima Stock Sway Bar Before Test

Nissan Altima Stock Sway Bar – Normal

Here is an image of the factory sway bar with one corner compressed:

Altima Coupe Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

Altima Coupe Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

Not only was the sway bar not twisting properly but the factory rubber bushings were also deflecting in a manner they shouldn’t be.

Nissan Altima Stock Bushings

Nissan Altima Stock Bushings

Fixing the Problem

To remedy the situation our engineers started by throwing out the factory design of the 2008 Nissan Altima sway bar altogether. After looking at the design of the bar, it was easy to see that the angle of the sway bar from the end link to the middle of the bar is simply insufficient and does not actually allow the bar to twist.

STILLEN Sway Bar vs. Factory Sway Bar

STILLEN Sway Bar vs. Factory Sway Bar

When looking at the factory sway bar compared to the STILLEN sway bar you can quickly see the entire design is different. By adding the additional bends in precise locations the sway bar now applies the torsional load from the suspension travel to the center of the sway bar in a twisting fashion as opposed to a leveraging angle. During the testing the STILLEN engineers performed the same test on the STILLEN sway bar as the factory sway bar. Here are the results:

STILLEN sway bar at rest:

STILLEN Nissan Altima Replacement Sway Bar

STILLEN Nissan Altima Replacement Sway Bar – Normal

STILLEN sway bar with one corner compressed:

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

STILLEN sway bar with one corner compressed, stock bushing very little deflection:

STILLEN Altima Coupe Sway Bar Bushings

STILLEN Altima Coupe Sway Bar Bushings

Due to the new end link mounting angle of the sway bar our engineers were uncomfortable re-using the factory end links as the angles did not match in a satisfactory position. Because of this STILLEN’s engineers designed new end links for the Nissan Altima, utilizing high durometer urethane couplers with high tensile strength steel hardware finished with a black powdercoating to protect from road debris and corrosion.

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar and End Links

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar and End Links

More Reasons Why You Should Upgrade To A STILLEN Altima Sway Bar

The STILLEN sway bar is more than a Nissan Altima replacement sway bar. By upgrading to STILLEN’s performance sway bar, you not only get a higher quality, better designed sway bar, but you also get to enjoy better handling it brings. Here are a few of the other benefits you can enjoy:

  • Better Handling – This sway bar is designed to handle comfortably on the street, while also making your Altima more fun to drive.
  • Warranty – Buy with confidence knowing that you are getting a genuine STILLEN sway bar that is made with the highest quality materials and comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year limited warranty.
  • Made in the USA – know that you are supporting American workers when you purchase STILLEN parts. For each STILLEN part, we make every effort possible to ensure that it is designed and manufactured in the US.

STILLEN 304236 – 2008-2013 Nissan Altima Sway Bar (Fits 2008-2013 Coupe or 2008-2012 Sedan)

Next Steps

If you have any questions about the STILLEN replacement sway bar for Nissan Altima Coupe or Sedan, please contact us at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you live in the southern California area and would like to get your new sway bar installed by the experts, please stop by the STILLEN performance shop. We feature an expert team that will be happy to install your sway bar for you or other Nissan Altima performance parts you may be considering like exhausts, air intakes, and more!

New Dry Filter Intake Option for Select Intake Kits

April 3, 2014

Select STILLEN Air Intake Kits are now available with the option of an AEM dry intake filter! Dry filters don’t require being oiled routinely for maintenance, which helps remove the guesswork involved with keeping an intake’s filter clean. Instead, these high-quality dry filters use AEM’s synthetic air filter cleaner at intervals of 50,000 miles (depending on driving conditions). This cleaning method loosens dirt and grime particles in the air filter so that they can be easily rinsed away with water.

STILLEN dry filterSTILLEN Gen 3 Dry Intake FilterSTILLEN Gen3 Intake Dry Filter

STILLEN chose the AEM Dry Filter option for its high performance nature. It exhibits high air flow qualities while maintaining proper engine protection.

Gen-3-Dry-Filter-G-3

All STILLEN air intakes are developed in-house by our engineers, who optimize each intake for peak horsepower and increased torque.  Because the process is so intensive, we only select a few applications each year to develop intakes for. This allows us to take as much time as we need to ensure that we are able to produce the best air intake for each vehicle application. When you use a STILLEN air intake, you know you are using the best intake available and are sure to get the performance gains you are looking for!

STILLEN Dry Filter

STILLEN Intake Kit with Dry Filter Vehicle Applications

The STILLEN air intake kits with dry filters are now available for the following applications:

Contact Us

If you have any question about the new STILLEN dry filter intake option for intake kits, please contact us at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. We also feature a full service performance shop in our Costa Mesa, CA headquarters. We specialize in all performance work including installing brakes, superchargers and more!

2013-2014 Ford Fusion T-Rex Upper Class Mesh Grilles

March 31, 2014

STILLEN is proud to announce the addition of six (6) all new T-REX Upper Class mesh grilles for the 2013-14 Ford Fusion model lineup. These new additions to the T-REX Grilles Upper Class Series line were specifically crafted to satisfy the diehard customizer looking for a fresh look to the newest Ford Fusion model.

Move Your Ford Fusion Into….The Upper Class

The Upper Class Grille Series features embedded fine woven formed mesh set in precision laser cut frames. These new T-REX Grilles were designed in house to compliment the recently redesigned 2013-14 Ford Fusion and are manufactured to exacting specifications in the U.S. for a perfect fit and finish every time. T-REX Grilles makes transforming the look of the 2013-14 Ford Fusion simple!

All 2013-14 Ford Fusion T-REX Grilles are available in polished or black finish and are backed by an industry leading Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and 3 Year Limited Finish Warranty.

Polished Stainless Steel T-Rex Upper Class Mesh Grilles

T-Rex 54531 – 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class Mesh Grille – Replacement

2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Polished Stainless Steel

T-Rex 54531 – Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Replacement

  • Polished Stainless Steel
  • 3 Window Mesh Grille
T-Rex 54531 – 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Replacement

2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class Main Grille w/Full Opening – Polished Stainless Steel

T-Rex 54532 – Upper Class Main Grille with Full Opening – Replacement

  • Polished Stainless Steel
  • Full Opening Mesh Grille 
T-Rex 55531 - 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class Mesh Grille –  Bumper Replacement

2013-2014 Ford Fusion T-Rex Upper Class Bumper Grille – Polished Stainless Steel

T-Rex 55531 – Upper Class Bumper Grille – Replacement

  • Polished Stainless Steel
  • Matches Upper Grille Selection

Black Powdercoated T-Rex Upper Class Mesh Grilles

T-Rex 51531 - 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Replacement

2013-2014 Ford Fusion T-Rex Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Powercoated Black

T-Rex 51531 – Upper Class 3 Window Main Grille – Replacement

  • Black Powdercoated Mild Steel
  • 3 Window Mesh Grille
T-Rex 51532 - 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class Main Grille Full Opening – Replacement

2013-2014 Ford Fusion Full Opening Main Grille Black Powdercoated

T-Rex 51532 – Upper Class Main Grille Full Opening – Replacement

  • Black Powdercoated Mild Steel
  • Full Opening Mesh Grille
T-Rex 52531 - 2013-2014 Ford Fusion Upper Class Grille Bumper – Replacement

T-Rex 52531 – Upper Class Grille Bumper – Replacement

T-Rex 52531 – Upper Class Grille Bumper – Replacement

  • Black Powdercoated Mild Steel
  • Matches Upper Grille Selection 

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Trex Upper Class grilles or any of the Trex grilles we carry, please contact one of our experts at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. We also carry a wide variety of Ford Fusion parts and offer a full service performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA. We specialize in dyno tuning, exhaust installation, air intake installation and more. Just call to make an appointment!

 

All STILLEN Superchargers CARB Approved Through 2014!

March 25, 2014

STILLEN is proud to announce that all current production STILLEN superchargers have achieved CARB exemption through 2014!  For many years, STILLEN has been recognized as the leader in NISSAN/INFINITI performance products and we continue our commitment by continuing to invest in tuning these fine vehicles. Our dedication to the NISSAN/INFINITI vehicles and the pride we have for the parts we manufacture for them shines through with this latest accomplishment.  The new CARB exemption order numbers (EO # D-426-19 and EO# D-436-20) cover all single and dual throttle body supercharger systems for the VQ35, VQ35HR, VQ37, VQ40 and VK56 engines.

STILLEN CARB Approved Supercharger for Nissan 350Z

STILLEN CARB Approved Supercharger for VQ37 engines

Not only is STILLEN the only company to offer CARB exempt performance parts for these vehicles, but STILLEN is the only company in the world to achieve CARB legality when tuning through the factory ECU with larger fuel injectors.  In the past, the only way to achieve CARB approval was with a piggyback ECU.

With the latest extension of CARB Exemption Order numbers, STILLEN is also excited to announce the extension of the powertrain warranty programs already in place for these supercharger systems.  When you purchase your supercharger kit you have the option of adding a 3 year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty.  STILLEN is the only NISSAN/INFINITI tuner in the world to offer this with their supercharger systems.

Note: CARB (California Air Resources Board), a division of the California state government, is widely recognized as the strictest emissions control in the US and is recognized in all 50 states as an emissions standard for all performance parts. If a performance part achieves CARB legality, it is recognized as 50-state legal.

STILLEN CARB Approved Superchargers:

Single Throttle Body Superchargers (EO# D-436-19)

50-State Legal Nissan 350Z Supercharger by STILLEN

50-State Legal Nissan 350Z Supercharger by STILLEN

Dual Throttle Body Superchargers (EO# D-436-20)

STILLEN 50 State Legal Supercharger for Nissan 370Z

STILLEN 50 State Legal Supercharger for Nissan 370Z

Want to see more photos of the of the STILLEN dual throttle body superchargers? Check out the slide show below!

Next Steps

For more information about STILLEN’s 50 state legal superchargers, please call us at (866) 250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. We also feature wide variety of other performance parts and a full service performance shop that specializes in dyno tuning, laser alignment, supercharger installations, and more!

STILLEN Cold Air Intakes CARB Approved Through 2014

March 25, 2014

2013 Infiniti G37 Cold Air Intake

STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Cold Air Intake

Just announced… STILLEN cold air intakes for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles have been CARB approved through 2014! For nearly 20 years, STILLEN has worked with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop products that are compliant with OE standards of total vehicle integration and performance. With this long history in mind, STILLEN is proud to announce the cold air intakes for the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 have been CARB approved. We are equally proud to announce year range extensions for the 2014 370Z , Maxima and more. For a full list of vehicle applications, please see below.

STILLEN was the first company to prove that a cold air intake on the VQ37 engine could actually make power and is still recognized as the leading cold air intake with the highly sought after Generation 3 long tube cold air intakes for the 370Z, G37 and Q60.   It took 6 months of in-house R&D and testing and 56 different variations of prototype intake systems but it was all worth it and the end result was the leading cold air intake for the VQ37 equipped vehicles.

Nissan Titan Air Intake

STILLEN Air Intake for Nissan Titan

When it came time to manufacturing air intake systems for vehicles like the Altima, Maxima, Titan, Frontier, etc. STILLEN leaned on its vast experience in manufacturing high performance parts for NISSAN/INFINITI vehicles.  On the Nissan Altima and Maxima applications STILLEN is the only manufacturer of high performance intakes that incorporates a poly-urethane ducted air intake path leading fresh air from behind the factory grille directly into the air intake filter.  Included in many of these kits is STILLEN’s unique velocity ring which increases the velocity of the air as it is drawn into the engine thus producing more power!

Note: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a division of the California state government and is widely recognized for having the most stringent emissions control regulations in the United States. Therefore, each of the 50 states recognizes its standards as the emissions standard for all performance parts. Each performance part that achieves CARB legality is considered 50-state legal.

STILLEN CARB Approved Cold Air Intakes (EO# D-436-21)

STILLEN CARB Approved Cold Air Intake

Contact Us

For more information about the STILLEN cold air intakes, please browse our website or call (866) 250-5542 to speak with one of our experts. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you life in the Orange County, CA area and need your air intake installed, we will also be happy to schedule an appointment for you in our performance shop.

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