January 22, 2013
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
For more information on this event make sure you check out their website http://highoctanetuners.info/index.html
August 20, 2012
After sifting through literally 100′s of designs we have narrowed it down to the TOP 5… and boy was that difficult.
There were plenty of exceptional designs and we have spent hours debating the pros and cons of each. Now it’s your turn to tell us what you want….
Click here to vote or you can click the image. Either way, we WANT YOUR VOTE!!
August 14, 2012
Muscle cars are built for one reason and one reason only… to go fast! While doing burnouts and donuts in the local empty parking lot is always fun, it’s not necessarily legal. In the case of this Ford Mustang, the owner wanted to take the “go fast” concept to a whole new level and build his mustang to be a drag strip king so he could have as much go fast legal fun that he wanted.
Upon first glance this pony looks relatively stock.
“stock” until you notice the full set of slicks that the car is sporting. This isn’t one of those weekend warrior mustangs that just throws a set of slicks on to impress the slowpokes in the bracket racing classes. This thing is build for speed…
Check out the gutted interior and cagework.
While I don’t have all the details on what’s in the motor. I hear this car can do 9′s in the 1/8th mile at 109 and lifts the tires all the way through 1st.
Evidence of a weekend well spent.
Since the customer was so satisfied with our supercharger install and tune, he drops the car off to us on a regular basis to make sure we take care of all the maintenance on this pony as well.
Feel free to give us a call at anytime if you have any build questions or need to dial in your pony to rule the street or strip.
STILLEN Performance Center
3176 Airway Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
August 10, 2012
It’s official the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ has the aftermarket industry in a buzz and although we would LOVE to get our products out on the market as soon as possible, we always make sure the products do what they should before you put them on your vehicle. Case in point the STILLEN designed intake for the Scion FR-S.
Here’s a quick teaser vid of the FR-S putting the intake to good use… We can’t wait to hear a customer scream by the building as soon as they get theirs installed.
Make sure you visit our website or give us a call for more information on STILLEN SCION FR-S and SUBARU BRZ goodies.
August 1, 2012
We have a very interesting special guest on the Dyno today getting some baseline runs in… Although we can’t exactly say what is in store for this little pick up…. Just know there is some serious heat in store for this pick up by way of Truckin’ magazine.
Keep your ear’s to the ground because after everything is said and done with, this little truck is going to be making a lot of noise.
July 30, 2012
The response to our FR-S body kit design contest has been overwhelming, don’t for get to send in your designs as soon as possible.
We are getting a lot of really awesome work sent in.
Don’t miss out on getting your entry in before it’s too late.
July 23, 2012
We have been getting an overwhelming response to our STILLEN FR-S body kit design contest. While we are basing our judging on overall design and function and NOT on technical ability, some of the designs that have been sent in are very impressive.
Here are some examples of the quality of work we have received.
We have more coming in each day so stay tuned for some really amazing examples. Also if you haven’t done so already, make sure you stop by www.STILLEN.com/frscontest to get started on your design before it’s too late.
July 18, 2012
We here at STILLEN are very excited about the release of the new Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ. In typical STILLEN fashion, we have already got the ball rolling on many upgrades for the car, but here is YOUR chance to make your mark on the aftermarket FR-S world.
For the first time in STILLEN history, we are giving YOU, the public, the chance to design the next STILLEN lip kit that will be produced by STILLEN for the Scion FRS.
That’s right YOU DESIGN IT, WE BUILD IT!
We are accepting submissions today through August 14th 2012, once all the submissions are collected (send to: firstname.lastname@example.org ) we will pick the top 5 designs for people to vote on via facebook poll. The designs must be able to be reproduced out of urethane only. Sorry guys, no carbon fiber or fiberglass work. You can include them in your renderings but just know, we won’t be manufacturing those pieces.
Submissions must be based off the downloadable templates (found here) and can either be hand drawn or digital.
After all the facebook votes have been tallied, the winner will be announced by us on August 20th 2012.
The grand prize winner will receive:
THEIR BODY KIT BEING BUILT AND SOLD BY STILLEN
2 NIGHTS STAY IN VEGAS FOR SEMA 2012
SEMA SHOW PASSES TO SEE THEIR BODY KIT REVEALED FOR THE FIRST TIME
This is your chance to build the Scion FR-S of your dreams. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.
July 16, 2012
How can you possibly make a FORD GT look any better? From the factory these things are the perfect combination of vintage throwback looks and modern bad assery.
While the phrase “you don’t mess with perfection” comes to mind every time I think of adding a “body kit” to a Ford GT. There are very very few products I would put on my Ford GT if I owned one, could you imagine seeing one with a Black Widow body kit on it ? Oh dear god. That being said, I have to say these dry carbon pieces from Tecnocraft most definitely raise the game of any Ford GT to a whole new level.
This Ford GT received the FULL dry carbon aero treatment. Front lip, Side skirts, Rear diffuser, and custom painted spoiler. I’d say it looks amazing wouldn’t you agree?
Check out the custom paint work on the dry carbon spoiler…. the beauty is always in the details.
For more info on this build please feel free to give one of our product specialists a call.
3176 Airway Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626