Ford Raptor Supercharger Install – From 360 HP to 502 HP!

December 31, 2013

Since STILLEN signed the agreement with Whipple Superchargers to become the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area, the STILLEN Performance Shop  has been booked solid installing these beauties. The dominant car has definitely been the Chevrolet Camaro, but the latest installation was on this absolutely gorgeous Ford F150 6.2 Liter SVT Raptor.

Ford Raptor Supercharger with Whipple Supercharger installed

Ford F150 SVT Raptor with Whipple Supercharger

To say we were excited to get right into the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be a huge understatement, the whole office was buzzing and taking bets (no money was exchanged- just bragging rights) on how much h.p. this beast would pull on the Dyno after the install.

Ford Raptor Supercharger by Whipple

Ford Raptor Supercharger engine view

We’ve had plenty of trucks come through the doors here to get work done, but this was the first Raptor, and a heavily modified one at that with a full RPG suspension, cat-back exhaust, LED lights, winch, 37’s, etc.

Ford Raptor Supercharger front engine shot

With the latest technology, the all new Whipple supercharger kit creates more power than any other superchargers on the market and is 100% complete and designed for stock engines, but also has enough capability to work with the heaviest of modified engines. With this in mind, we were expecting the Whipple to add about 25% extra horsepower at the wheel to this truck’s already impressive resume!

Ford Raptor supercharger Whipple close up in engine

Ford Raptor Supercharger engine bay with whipple installed at Stillen

After the Ford Raptor Supercharger Install

On the baseline run on the Dyno the truck pulled 360 h.p. at the wheel. After the install, we mounted it up again and this time the results were drastically different!!! The truck laid down 502 h.p., an almost 40% increase.

Ford Raptor F150 H.P. Dyno pull Stillen WhippleAdditionally, our customer saw an increase from 386 to 485 in FT Lbs. of Torque, a 25% increase!!!!

Ford F150 Torque Dyno pull Stillen WhippleTo say our customer was happy after the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be an understatement…..he was over the moon!!! He knew in an instant he had made the right choice on not only the Supercharger, but also on the highly skilled team of technicians at STILLEN to get it installed correctly!! Click on the video below to see second Dyno pull and check out the results.

Whipple Superchargers Installed By STILLEN

STILLEN continues to be the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area for all Whipple Supercharger installations. When you have your supercharger kit installed by the STILLEN Performance Shop you can be rest assured that your vehicle will be eligible for coverage under the Whipple Supercharger 3-year/36,000 mile, 5-year/60,000 mile or even the 5-year/100,000 mile warranty options!

Whipple supercharger from Stillen

Whipple Superchargers are designed and manufactured in the US and utilize their innovative Twin Screw Compressor technology and only require oil replacement every 100,000 miles. We have Whipple Supercharger kits available and ready to install on your American Car, Truck, or SUV! Call the STILLEN Performance Shop today at (866) 250-5542 to schedule an appointment.

Dealer Spotlight: Auto West Infiniti Q60

December 20, 2013

It’s always exciting for us when we speak with a dealership who understands the real purpose of a car.  The purpose of a car isn’t the same as what we do with our cars, or what we use our cars for.  We use our cars to get us from point to point.  We use our cars to haul our families around.  We use our cars to get groceries.  However, the purpose of a car is to enjoy life.  The purpose of a car is to get us from point to point, quicker.  The purpose of the car is to enjoy the road trip with our families.  So to fully enjoy life – and your car at the same time, it’s important you work with a dealership that understands how much the true joy of owning an Infiniti Q60 can bring to someone.  Enter Auto West Infiniti of Richmond, British Columbia.

STILLEN Infiniti Q50

Auto West Infiniti clearly understands what life is all about.  Not only do they sell the highest level of luxury performance cars having chosen the Infiniti franchise, but they have also chosen to outfit those cars with STILLEN performance parts to further enhance the new owners excitement about driving such an awesome car like an Infiniti Q60.  We’ve decided to do a spotlight on the latest creation by the team at Auto West Infiniti.

Their designers started out with a 2014 Infiniti Q60 XS package.  From there, the master techs in their service department installed the STILLEN Gen 3 Infiniti Q60 cold air intake, STILLEN Cat back exhaust system for Infiniti Q60 with dual wall tips, Infiniti Q60 Eibach Lowering Springs, 20″ Infiniti Accessory Wheels and to preserve the factory bumper, the STILLEN no drill license plate holder.

STILLEN Infiniti Q60 Exhaust

Infiniti Q60 with STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust Installed.

STILLEN Infiniti Q60 GEN 3 Intake

Infiniti Q60 with STILLEN GEN 3 Long Tube Intake installed.

The end result is this stunning example of what is possible when you head to a dealership who truly understands the reason for owning a high performance luxury vehicle like the Infiniti Q60!  We would like to say great work to the guys at Auto West Infiniti!

Infiniti Q60

Infiniti Q60 STILLEN Parts List

Where to Find the STILLEN Infiniti Q60

If you have any questions about this car, please be sure to contact the Auto West Infiniti dealership in Richmond, British Columbia for more information. Likewise, if you have any questions about the parts that when into the STILLEN Infiniti Q60, please contact us by visiting www.stillen.com or by calling (866) 250-5542.

Customer Spotlight: Alden’s 2011 Maxima SV Sport

July 17, 2013

When a car is just done right, there’s that jolt that seems to travel directly from your eyeballs to your brain when you see it, causing you to mouth the word ‘whoa…’

STILLEN 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Nissan Maxima Body Kit White Lip Spoiler Side Skirts Rear Corners

Such is the case with STILLEN customer Alden Arneson and his 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Sport, taking advantage of almost every product STILLEN manufactures for the 7th Generation Maxima and showcasing what a cleanly modified Max can achieve to be.. and he’s not done yet!  Alden worked closely with our dealer Revision Audio near his hometown in Hawaii to make his dream a reality.

Alden’s Maxima takes everything into account.. Full STILLEN polyurethane body kit, performance products including a cold-air intake and stainless catback exhaust system, suspension system featuring coilovers, sway bar and braces, and what most people seem to forget when building a high performance vehicle, a complete AP Racing big brake upgrade by STILLEN.

STILLEN Nissan Maxima 7th Gen Body Kit Rear Corners Side Skirts SSR Wheels

Maxima Modification List

 

We asked Alden about his build, why he chose the Maxima, and what he has planned next, and here’s his thoughts:

I became interested in the maxima after I had seen the new body style.  I loved how aggressive it looked.  After I took it for a test drive, I was sold.  At first, I told my self that I wasn’t going to mod this car.  I previously owned a fully built Mitsubishi Galant.  I was always into building something different.  Needless to say, I got bored.  I decided that I would just drop the car and be done with it.

 

Well, then came the rims.  The addiction had started again.  I began to look around for parts.  I knew that STILLEN had been making Nissan parts for a long time.  To my amazement, I found a whole bunch of parts for the Maxima.  I knew that I had to have everything that was out there for this car.  Fast forward about a year and the project is still going.  My future plans include a full air bag suspension setup from AirRunner systems.  A full custom audio setup is also in the works currently.

 

Just want to thank STILLEN for making awesome parts.  I hope there are more in the works.  I also wanna give a shout out to Revision Audio.  They have pretty much built my car from the bottom up.  Special thanks to Samson Mak, Derek Katayama, and Todd Oya for all of your help.

 

Nismo 370Z STILLENIZED!!!

January 22, 2013

370Z Nismo Badges

Towards the end of summer we received a phone call from a gentleman who lives in Northern California. He told us he has a Nismo 370Z and enjoys taking the car to Infineon raceway and was looking to make a few upgrades to make it a bit more enjoyable around the track. So, the car was sent to STILLEN with around 1,500 miles on the odometer with a fairly normal build sheet. We were going to install the supercharger kit, oil cooler, power steering cooler, and cat-back exhaust.

370Z Nismo STILLEN Supercharger

STILLEN Polished Supercharger Kit
STILLEN Custom Street 19 Row Oil Cooler Kit
STILLEN Power Steering Cooler Kit
STILLEN Cat-back Exhaust

370Z Nismo rear

When the car arrived we received another phone call from the owner. He had decided to go ahead and add the ACT 370Z HDSS clutch along with the Aasco lightweight aluminum flywheel. We suggested that while the transmission was already out of the car it would be a good time to install the STILLEN short shifter as well and the customer agreed.

370Z Nismo Clutch and Sway Bars

STILLEN Short Shifter
ACT HDSS Clutch Kit & Aasco Aluminum Flywheel

370Z Nismo Short Shifter

This was a pretty straightforward installation and one our guys have done hundreds of time so we quickly called the owner to let him know the car was ready to go. During this phone call the owner of the car mentioned how he had seen the videos of our red 370Z on youtube and he really liked our front fascia with the functional brake cooling kit as well as the STILLEN sway bars and AP Racing big brakes that were on the red STILLEN 370Z. So, we took one of our fascias over to our local painter and had them do a perfect color-match to the factory gun metallic body panels. We made the recommendation that if we were going to be pulling the wheels off and doing the big brake kit we should really do some H&R spacers as they will flush out the factory Nismo wheels perfectly. The customer agreed so a set of 15mm DRS wheel spacers were installed front and rear

370Z Nismo STILLEN Front Fascia

STILLEN Front Fascia with Mesh Grille
STILLEN Brake Ducts
STILLEN “Fangs” Brake Duct Inserts
STILLEN Sway Bars
STILLEN AP Red Front 6 Piston 14.25” Brake Kit
STILLEN AP Red Rear 4 Piston 13” Brake Kit
H&R 15mm DRS Wheel Spacers Front & Rear

370Z Nismo AP Racing Big Brake Kit

During this conversation the owner of this beautiful Nismo 370Z asked if we could install some gauges for him on the A pillar. This is a fairly common request, unfortunately though, no one actually makes an A pillar gauge pod for the 370Z. So, our talented technicians got together with our in-house design studio where all of our urethane body kits are made and developed this custom, one-off A pillar gauge pod equipped with Auto Meter boost and air/fuel ratio gauges along with a seamlessly integrated Auto Meter LED dimmer control box. To wrap up the project completely the owner of this now fully customized Nismo 370Z knew that the factory differential probably wouldn’t survive long with over 500 horsepower when being pushed hard at a demanding track like Sears Point Raceway. So, a quick phone call was made to Kaaz USA where we sourced the 1.5 way limited slip differential.

370Z 370Z Nismo Differential

Kaaz 1.5 Way Super-Q LSD

Auto Meter Custom Full Length A Pillar Gauge Pod
Auto Meter Boost & Air/Fuel Ration Gauge
Auto Meter LED Dimmer Box

370Z Nismo Custom A Pillar Gauges

As you can see, this Nismo 370Z went from mild to wild in a short time! Now producing over 500 horsepower and well prepped for track day duty this car will be sure to turn some heads when blasting through the demanding road course. The owner of the car flew down yesterday and made the 350 mile road trip home. So, if you live near Northern California and you see this beautiful grey metallic Nismo 370Z pull next to you at the light…I’d recommend waving him on with a smile and a nod.

370Z Nismo STILLEN Front Fascia

370Z Nismo Gray

TAKING THE Z ON THE ROAD

August 23, 2012

If you have been following our blog for awhile, you know we have been gearing up for the Dublin Nissan Hot Summer Dayz car show up in Dublin, CA for awhile now, and guess what? IT’S THIS WEEKEND!!! If you’re in the area make sure you stop by and say hello to big red.

We are getting her all cleaned up just for the event.

For more information on this event make sure you check out their website http://highoctanetuners.info/index.html

We can’t wait to see you there.

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