Upgraded Infiniti G37x – Supercharged, Enhanced Suspension & More!

March 31, 2014

Every so often we get a car come through the performance shop that is BIG news here at STILLEN and that happened just a few weeks ago with an Infiniti G37x. It all started a few months ago when one of our performance specialists took a call from a potential customer about a supercharger for a G37x. Over the course of a few months, the performance specialist worked with the customer making suggestions and answering questions until the customer was completely confident in his purchase. By this time, this car had transformed from a very nice G37x into many employees’ dream car.

Infiniti G37x Customized with STILLEN Parts

Infiniti G37x Customized with STILLEN Parts

The Infiniti G37x Wish List

This customer is a professional mountain bike racer, who also manufactures mountain bike and motorcycle performance parts. He wanted to make sure that he could modify a G37x to handle and perform as close to a GT-R as possible. To achieve his dream, he was looking to combine GT-R performance with the luxury and practicality of a sedan. Therefore, speed, handling and braking were of utmost importance to him. This car needed to be able to perform and handle the way everyone dreams a sports car will handle, but also be reliable so that the customer could drive on a variety of services with confidence. That meant that he was looking to upgrade the car’s power, suspension, braking and also had to make sure he had all of the other performance upgrades necessary to ensure the other aspects of the car were ready for the modifications that were being made.

Shop

Infiniti G37x in the STILLEN Performance Shop

Performance Upgrades

Supercharger

Infiniti G37x with STILLEN Supercharger

Infiniti G37x with STILLEN Supercharger

Parts: STILLEN 407730 Supercharger System, STILLEN 400338 STD Crank Pulley

Since additional horsepower was what had originally drawn the customer to STILLEN, we wanted to make sure we got him set up with the perfect blower for his car.  We recommended the STILLEN Supercharger for Infiniti G37, which comes in a polished or satin finish. This customer elected for the satin finish. While we haven’t dyno tested this customer’s car, this blower has previously been tested during development to output over 500 horsepower.

Cooling Kits

G37x with STILLEN Supercharger and Cooling Kits

G37x with STILLEN Supercharger and Cooling Kits

Parts: STILLEN 400740 Transmission Cooler, STILLEN 400632 Gold Oil Cooler

While power is important, so is longevity. Since this was also one of the customer’s concerns, we recommended he add a STILLEN transmission cooler and STILLEN oil cooler to the car. The transmission cooler will help preserve the car and help with power during hill climbs. The oil cooler will help keep the oil at the right temperature to make the supercharger last.

Coilover Shocks

Infiniti G37x with Aftermarket Coilover Shocks

Infiniti G37x with Aftermarket Coilover Shocks

Part: BC Racing BCRV-08U BR Serues  Coilover Shocks*

Since this customer’s vehicle is all wheel drive (AWD), our shock selection was admittedly slim. That being said, we found a solid option in the BC Racing coilover shocks. With their swift spring upgrade, it allowed the customer to get a higher quality shock with a more consistent spring rate. These coilover shocks also feature less coils per spring rate, which allow for a larger spoke and better travel.

*Note: These coilover shocks are not available online. Please call 866-250-5542 for more information.

Sway Bar

Part: STILLEN 304375 Adjustable Sway Bar Kit

Being an experienced driver that wants to enjoy a thrill when he drives, this customer was looking for a bit more oversteer than the stock sway bar could provide. With that in mind, we recommended that the stock sway bar be replaced with a STILLEN adjustable sway bar for G37X. This sway bar is made from high strength aircraft grade steel and is specially designed to reduce body roll and improve cornering.

Grounding Kit

Part: STILLEN 606358R Grounding Kit

With all of the upgrades being made to the car, we wanted to make sure that the electrical components were as optimized as possible and the customer agreed. To do this the sales representative recommended a grounding kit be added to the vehicle.  By adding this feature, it will allow the electrical system to work better, allowing the customer to enjoy all the performance benefits of the upgrades he had made.

Cat-Back Exhaust

Infiniti G37x with STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust

Infiniti G37x with STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust

Part: STILLEN 504377 Cat-Back Exhaust

The STILLEN cat-back exhaust was added for performance gains and sound improvement. Like our other STILLEN exhausts, it features a mandrel bent 304 stainless steel construction and boasts the trademark STILLEN sound that is mild while cruising, but becomes more aggressive as you accelerate.

Big Brake Kit

Infiniti G37x with Big Brake Kit

Infiniti G37x with Big Brake Kit

Parts: AP AP5700R-X Front Brake System, AP AP3752R-X Rear Brake System

When your car packs as much power as this Infiniti G37, it’s important to make sure that it has the necessary stopping power to safely slow the car down. In this case, stock brakes just weren’t going to cut it. That’s why we recommended the cross drilled and slotted AP Racing Brake Kit, which are known for being the top big brake kit manufacturer in the industry.

Wheels

G37x Aftermarket Wheels

G37x Aftermarket Wheels

Parts: TSW 1985NUR455114S76 Nurburgring Wheel, TSW 1995NUR415114S76 Nurburgring Wheel*

To complete the makeover, we suggested the customer go with a set of TSW wheels.  This was because the customer’s existing wheels would not fit the big break kit that was installed and because he wanted a sportier look with better functionality. Additionally, these wheels have a rotary forged design, which maintains strength and durability, while being light weight.

*Note: These wheels are not available online. Please call 866-250-5542 for more information.

The Results

STILLEN upgraded 2013 G37x

STILLEN upgraded 2013 G37x

After the dust settled from all the upgrades were made, the customer was extremely happy with the power and performance he’s now getting from the car. As you can imagine, his car has plenty of power and torque to meet his goal of turning his G37 into a four-door GT-R. He’s also loved the suspension adjustments that were made with the sway bar and coilover shocks – it’s handling wonderfully for him. Plus, he gets to enjoy the stealth factor when street driving. Other drivers have no idea how fast his car can go until he chooses to leave them in the dust!

Check out the slide show below to see the full transformation this car made!

Next Steps

If you have any questions about the Infiniti G37 parts above or want to explore upgrading your car, please contact one of our performance specialists at 866-250-5542. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our parts, make suggestions of upgrades to make to get the most out of your vehicle, or schedule an installation appointment for you.

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.

2014 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra Grilles – Make Your Ride Standout!

March 25, 2014

When it comes to the 2014 Chevy Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra, everyone wants their truck to be a bit different than the rest. This is one of the best-selling trucks in the US, so it’s no wonder many STILLEN customers want to stand out from the crowd and make their truck distinctly theirs. Like most trucks, the front end of the Silverado and Sierra is the most recognizable part of the vehicle and one of the best ways to improve it is with a grill.

Rolling Big Power (RBP) Grille with LED Lights for GMC Sierra

Rolling Big Power (RBP) Grille with LED Lights for GMC Sierra

The Best Grilles in the Industry

STILLEN offers grilles from two of the best manufacturers in the industry: Rolling Big Power (RBP) and T-Rex. Both companies offer grilles offer a huge selection, pretty much guaranteeing that they have a grille to fit your style. Both companies have everything you could want. From aggressive grilles with off road functionality to classy grilles that would make the VIPs jealous of your car or truck, you’ll be able to find want your dream grille at STILLEN.

LED Grilles

Trex grille with LED Lights for Chevy Silverado

Trex grille with LED Lights for Chevy Silverado

For the off road specialist or the back hills driver, both T-Rex and RBP offer LED option grilles. These grilles help increase the light output of your vehicle and help keep the stock lines of the truck, without needing a light bar mount. They also make it easy to install with a plug and play harness. Needless to say, these grilles are the most popular option for off-roading trucks right now!

Below are a few of the LED Grilles we carry:

Billet & Mesh Grilles

T-Rex Wire Mesh Grille for GMC Sierra

T-Rex Wire Mesh Grille for GMC Sierra

If the LED lights on your grille is not your style, RBP and T-Rex have a wide selection of billet grilles and wire mesh grilles to fit your taste. These billet or mesh grilles help give the Silverado and Sierra a more aggressive look, while keeping the same body lines and classy look that the factory designed them to have. These grille styles also come as a grille insert and some come as a complete shell and grille- it all depends on what you are looking for.

Check out a few of the billet grilles and wire mesh grilles we carry:

Lower Grilles

Each grill can also be matched with a lower grill to compliment the main grill. T-Rex and RBP both offer bumper grilles for a wide selection of vehicles to compliment the other cars and trucks in your driveway as well.

See below for some of the lower grilles we carry:

Contact Us

You can see our full collection of grilles at www.stillen.com. We are adding new grilles often, so be sure to check back regularly. We also have a wide variety of other parts for Chevy Silverado trucks and GMC Sierras, including side steps, bull bars, tonneau covers and more. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (714)540-5566 or stop by our performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA and we will be happy to help you!

STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit for Nissan 370Z Review- Featured in MotoIQ!

March 21, 2014

Here at STILLEN, we’re pretty proud of the products we make. We know firsthand how much time and effort goes into sourcing the correct materials, developing the perfect design and testing the prototypes all so that we are 100% confident that the aftermarket parts our customers are putting into their cars are the best they possibly could be. As proud as we are of the parts we make, we are even more proud when a third party recognizes a STILLEN part for its quality. Needless to say, the office was abuzz this week when we found out the STILLEN brake cooling kit for the Nissan 370Z was featured in a MotoIQ Project 370Z article!

MotoIQ Reivew: Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

Project 370Z Article Summary

As the article mentions, the goal of Project 370Z is to get some track time with their 370Z. As improvements to the car have led to improved lap times, they have also led to more stress on the brakes. With this in mind, the team decided it was time to upgrade with the brake cooling kit. With that decision made, it was time to actually install the kit and test it. By this time, most of the STILLEN team was on the edge of their seat wanting to hear how our in-house testing was comparing to MotoIQ’s third party testing. Checkout the quote below to see how our brake cooling kit fared:

“With the brake ducts covered, the right front caliper temperature peaked at 272 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rotor at 529 degrees Fahrenheit. The Left front caliper reached 259 degrees, with the rotor at 550 degrees. Once the ducts were opened, both the left and right side caliper dropped 44 degrees. The right front rotor dropped 156 degrees, and the left front rotor dropped a whopping 216 degrees! This is a significant reduction and spot on with STILLEN’s in house testing at the same track. We were truly impressed with the numbers. Also the brake feel and control stayed more consistent throughout the session with the ducts functioning. Any 370 that sees a decent amount of track time should look into purchasing this kit, it’s a cost effective way to give yourself a higher temperature threshold for your brake system and will also prolong the life of the ware items such as pads, rotors, piston seals, and brake fluid.” – Clint Boisdeau, MotoIQ

Get More Information On the STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit for Nissan 370Z

For more information on this great brake cooling kit check out the full article here or visit www.stillen.com for more details. If you would prefer to speak with our experts about this kit or any of the other Nissan 370z parts we sell, please call 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. For our Southern California 370Z enthusiasts, we also have a full service performance shop that can install everything from brake cooling kits to superchargers and exhausts. If you want your kit professionally installed, just let us know and we’ll schedule an appointment for you!

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