May 23, 2013
It’s not everyday a 2011 Ford Edge shows up in our shop, so we were excited when this black one, with monster 24″ wheels, came in wanting to reduce some of the wheel gap. The customer wanted to change the look without sacrificing the ride quality, so he opted for some H&R Sport Springs for his Ford Edge Sport.
The 2011 Ford Edge H&R Sport Springs (Part #HR51605) are roughly a 1.75″ drop in the front and 1.5″ drop in the rear. In addition to reducing the wheel well gap, the Ford Edge H&R Sport Springs lower the center of gravity while reducing body roll for better handling. The Sport Springs have a progressive spring rate design which provides excellent ride quality and comfort.
The Ford Edge has some fairly large wheel wells, so even with the 24s there is plenty of room for the suspension to travel without rubbing.
May 20, 2013
Your heart definitely starts to race when you see this Dodge lineup in the shop all getting supercharger work done. What’s even better are the options these American muscle cars have available for aftermarket performance parts, especially when it comes to horsepower.
We here at STILLEN get pigeon-holed sometimes thinking we are just a ‘Nissan Shop’ or that we just push products around, but don’t do service work at our facility. Both aren’t true, as you see these 3 MOPAR beauties getting some STILLEN treatment in our 5-bay service shop. And in the best kind of way.. forced induction!
We have done numerous mods on this Vortech supercharged Dodge Charger SRT8 over the years. It is back now getting some custom internal engine parts installed.
This beautiful red, 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 was already packing some power under the hood when it came in stock, but the owner wanted it’s true potential to come out and opted for a Magnuson Supercharger to drop on to the 6.1 Liter Hemi.
This black 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 decided to go a different route and will be getting a Vortech Supercharger.
Be on the lookout for some heavy Mopar horsepower to be hitting the streets soon!
For more info on Mopar performance products we carry here at STILLEN, please give our American Muscle department a call at (888) 366-0686
May 10, 2013
A brand new 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab came into the shop for a McGaughys Lowering Kit install. This mild 2/4 kit is a 2” drop spindle up front and 4” flip kit in the rear along with McGaughys rear shocks. It is a bolt on kit that is CNC machined, made in the USA and designed to work with the factory suspension components without any major modifications to the truck.
After lowering any car or truck, it is key to get it aligned to take full advantage of the new suspension and to avoid irregular tire wear. Our 4-wheel computer alignment got the 2013 Tundra back into spec.
With just a simple drop this 2013 Toyota Tundra now has a nice lower stance with improved handling. Can’t wait to see what the owner has in store next for this great truck.
Call (866) 250-5537 today for more information on McGaughys products for your truck or SUV.
May 3, 2013
A customer brought in his brand new, bright red 2013 Nissan 370Z with Sport Package recently to add a few finishing touches to his ride. It arrived already equipped with our STILLEN 370Z Stainless Steel Exhaust System installed by the dealer, but needed one more piece for maximum air flow; the STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit.
This STILLEN 370Z Cat-back Exhaust and Gen 3 Intake combination is a bolt-on upgrade that has shown to put an additional 35 horsepower to the wheels!
The new 2013 370Z design is similar to previous years, with a few minor upgrades. A stand out is the LED lights on both corners of the front fascia, but more notably the Sport Edition comes with a new set of 19″ Ray’s Wheels. This new twisted design, like previous Ray’s versions, are forged, lightweight, and look great.
The Sport Package 370Z also comes equipped with Nissan’s Performance Brake system. But to push these brakes to the next level, Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines and AP Racing Brake Fluid were installed. Upgrading to a high performance brake fluid and stainless steel brake line increases pedal feel and response while reducing volumetric expansion, or “mushy brakes” caused by stock rubber brake lines. If you are interested in upgrading your brake system, call (866) 250-5542 today to find out what high performance brake fluid and brake lines will best fit your car and driving style.
To view these and other products for the Nissan 370Z, visit the STILLEN website here: http://www.stillen.com/vehicles/nissan-370z/
April 17, 2013
2013 Formula Drift season kicked off this past Saturday to a sold out crowd in Long Beach. Thousands of fans gathered as the the worlds best in drift battled it out for the top spot. After a long day of smoked tires, Daijiro Yoshihara in his 240SX came out on top, followed closely by Vaughn Gittin Jr. in second and Chris Forberg in third.
The Slammed Society Car Show and Vendor Village were a great way to kill some time in between rounds.
Quite a few of them fitted with AP Racing Big Brake Kits
All in all, a great day in Long Beach. Congratulations to the Formula Drift crew celebrating their 10th year. Round 2 will be held in Braselton, GA on May 10 & 11. Visit the Formula Drift site for more info: http://www.formulad.com/
For more photos of the event, visit the STILLEN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stillen
Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2013 Standings After One Event
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 112 Points
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang 92 Points
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z 79 Points
4. DeNofa, Chelsea BC Racing BMW 3 Series 75 Points
5. McNamara, Darren Falken Tire Nissan S14 64 Points
6. Tuerck, Ryan Team Retaks Scion FR-S 64 Points
7. Gushi, Ken Greddy / Hankook Scion FR-S 62 Points
8. Essa, Michael GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 62 Points
9. Moen, Kenneth Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX 58 Points
10. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 57 Points
11. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC 56 Points
12. Bakchis, Aurimas Nexen Tire Nissan S14 56 Points
13. Kado, Ryan DNA Motoring / Nexen Tire Nissan 350Z 55 Points
14. Powers, Matt Nitto Tire / Fatlace Nissan S14 55 Points
15. Mordaunt, Patrick Apexi / PM Racing / Diamond Lexus SC430 54.50 Points
16. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang 54.50 Points
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Event Results
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 Winner
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Ford Mustang Second Place
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z Third Place
Manufacturers Championship Standings After One Event
1. Ford 146.5 Points
2. Nissan 137 Points
2. BMW 137 Points
4. Scion 126 Points
5. Lexus 111 Points
Tire Championship Standings After One Event
1. Falken 176 Points
2. Nitto 167 Points
3. Hankook 141 Points
4. Yokohama 116.5 Points
March 22, 2013
The good folks at East Charlotte Nissan in North Carolina recently built their first full customized 370Z and came to STILLEN to get the proper parts for the build. They started out with a new 370Z and wrapped it in matte blue vinyl, blacked out the emblems and tinted the windows.
To harness the 370Zs newly acquired power, an AP Racing Big Brake Kit went in behind some 20″ Vossen VVSCV2 wheels fitted with Nexum tires. Eibach Lowering Springs were then installed to fill in the wheels wells and increase handling performance.
An ECU tune is also planned for the 370Z in the near future, but until then it currently sits on the showroom floor of East Charlotte Nissan and is available for purchase.
If you are interested in this blue beauty or looking for a local place in North Carolina to get STILLEN products for your Nissan, give the trained professionals at East Charlotte Nissan a call or visit their website at http://www.eastcharlottenissan.com
East Charlotte Nissan is located at 6901 Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28227.
March 5, 2013
We just finished installing a ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit and Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust System for a customer’s 2013 Toyota Tundra with TRD Package. These two bolt-on mods took this already great looking TRD Tundra and transformed the look and sound while retaining the stock ride and gaining a little more horsepower to the 5.7L V8.
2013 Toyota Tundra Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust System
The customer opted for the Magnaflow Off Road Pro Series Cat-back Exhaust that turns down under the bed in front of the rear tire. This Tundra Exhuast is mandrel bent, 2.5″ single tubing with a 3″ turndown tip. The 100% stainless steel Magnaflow Exhaust is dyno tested and has proven performance gains in horsepower and torque, which also carries a lifetime warranty. This great sounding exhaust has a smooth, deep tone and is built to last.
2013 Toyota Tundra ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit
The 2013 Toyota Tundra ReadyLift strut extension provides 3.0” of front lift and creates a “prerunner” stance with the front end sitting slightly higher than the rear, which also allows for a larger tire size upgrade if preferred. The ReadyLift 3″ Leveling Kit for the 2013 Toyota Tundra also carries a lifetime warranty.
February 12, 2013
A STILLEN customer picked up some new Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for his 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and sent in a few photos of the quick and easy install. These Eibach Pro-Kit Springs were on the car in just a couple hours and transformed the Sonic Hatchback into a fun driving little commuter.
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs are available for the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and 2013 Chevy Sonic Sedan.
The rear is so easy you can actually change the rear spring without removing the tire if you wanted to. With a jackstand under the rear axle, just remove the shock bottom bolt then slowly lower the jack stand. The rear spring tilts right out.
Eibach Pro-Kit installed on the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback with stock 15″ wheels.
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs for the 2013 Chevy Sonic Hatchback and 2013 Chevy Sonic Sedan (part no. 38160.140) available here: http://www.stillen.com/product/lowering-kits/eibach-prokit-lowering-springs-4-springs-38160140-eib38160140-115186.html
January 18, 2013
STILLEN is pleased to announce new available products and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cold Air Intakes
The most popular upgrade! Solid dyno-proven horsepower increase, improved throttle response and under full throttle an amazing engine note sure to put a smile on your face. STILLEN’s Gen 3 Cold Air Intakes for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan use long mandrel bent polished aluminum intake tubes fitted with genuine K&N Filters that carry a 1,000,000 mile warranty. A Gen 2 version is also available and features aluminum piping mating to polyurethane filter covers to providing cool air from outside the engine bay. The Cold Air Intakes are also CARB Approved and 50-state legal. Gen 3 Intake shown above.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Superchargers
Increase your G37 Sedan from 328 horsepower to over 500 horsepower with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Supercharger. These are turn-key tuned kits that are a bolt-on installation. The STILLEN superchargers incorporate the Vortech V3 self-lubricating supercharger system and install cleanly under the stock G37 Sedan hood, without any modifications required. The 2013 G37 Sedan supercharger is 50 state street legal with an optional 3 year/36 mile warranty.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Sway Bars
Heavy cars create body roll when cornering, combat that by upgrading to STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sway Bars, and take corners with stability and confidence! STILLEN Sway Bars are constructed from high strength aircraft-grade steel with a high quality powdercoated finish to prevent corrosion. The 2013 G37 Sedan Sway Bars include a 5-Way Adjustable Front Bar (21-48% Stiffer) and 3-Way Adjustable Rear Bar (37-70% Stiffer) to fit any style of driving, whether on the track or cruising around town.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-back Exhaust
Unleash the true sound of the Infiniti 3.7L engine with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhausts. Constructed from 304 Stainless Steel with polished 304SS dual wall exhaust tips, the 2013 G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhaust Systems show a dyno proven 19 horsepower increase with a pleasing sound while driving around town, but have an aggressive note under full throttle. All STILLEN 2013 G37 Sedan Exhausts come with a limited lifetime warranty.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket utilizes the factory tow hook to relocate the front license plate without having to drill into the front fascia. The License Plate Bracket includes all hardware and instructions for the 2013 G37 Sedan for a quick and easy install. Save yourself the hassle from potential tickets without ruining your front bumper by drilling in a plate bracket.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing is designed, tested and built in-house at our facilities in Costa Mesa, California. The Trunk Wing is crafted to keep the functionality of the 2013 G37 Sedan’s rear backup camera while keeping an OEM-like fitment without any drilling to the car to install. All STILLEN body components are constructed from high quality polyurethane, ready for prep and paint (as shown above) and have a limited lifetime warranty against cracking or breaking under normal use.
Also Available for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan:
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Oil Coolers
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan AP Racing Big Brake Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Lowering Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Coil Overs, and more.
STILLEN also carries a full line of auto parts for the entire Infiniti family of cars. Call for more information.
For more information on available auto parts and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan, call (866) 250-5542 or visit www.STILLEN.com
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.