June 19, 2013
More supercharger goodness here in the STILLEN Performance Shop. This time in the form of a Magnuson Supercharger System dropping into a 2011 Victory Red Chevy Camaro SS. The stock Camaro SS is a 6.2L V8 powerplant that is said to boost 426 horsepower and 420 Foot Pounds of Torque in this 6-speed manual transmission.
Along with the supercharger, we bolted on a few Pfadt Suspension pieces.
The Chevy Camaro SS Pfadt Rear Arm Package includes Rear Trailing Arms and Rear Tie Rods. These stainless steel arms increase strength while reducing overall weight. This allows the Camaro rear suspension to react quicker while keeping the rear tires in contact with the road for greater traction. The Pfadt Rear Arm Packages includes all required upgraded replacement bushings.
Pfadt Camaro Front and Rear Adjustable Sport Sway Bars
5th Generation Camaros are notorious for under-steer. The Pfadt Sport Sway Bars eliminate that by providing a proper rate of stiffness and balance. This reduces body roll and increases steering response resulting in a better driving experience. Pfadt Sport Sway Bars include greasable graphite-impregnated polyurethane bushings and new mounting brackets for a complete installation.
After it was all said and done, the supercharged Chevy put down 521 horsepower and 495 foot pounds of torque!
For more info on any of the performance products installed in this Chevy Camaro SS or to schedule an appointment with our ASE Certified Technicians for an install, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit http://www.stillen.com
June 17, 2013
In addition to the handful of customer vehicles we have been featuring lately, there have plenty of others. Here are just a few Nissans that have come through the STILLEN Performance Shop in Orange County recently.
The owner of this Nissan Juke wanted to minimize wheel well gap without compromising ride quality. The Nissan Juke Eibach Pro-kit Lowering Springs does just that. While only dropping the car around 1.2″ in the front and rear, the Eibach springs still allow plenty of room for the suspension to travel.
We had a local 2013 Nissan Maxima owner come down to get a STILLEN Nissan Maxima Intake installed. The STILLEN Maxima Intake increases horsepower and torque while utilizing the included genuine K&N air filter. This intake integrates into the factory air inlet directing the fresh air straight into the filter allowing for the best source of fresh air to allow the engine to breath! To complete the performance look each intake is polished to set off the engine bay and add a little extra excitement!
A set of Tein Coilovers with EDFC ACTIVE went into this 350Z. EDFC ACTIVE allows the driver to adjust dampening force from inside the car. This is controlled by step motors installed on each shock absorber.
The owner of this Malbec Black Infiniti G37 Convertible wanted a little more power and opted for the STILLEN VQ37 Supercharger System. This 50 state smog legal G37 Supercharger pushes the VQ37 to over 500 horsepower while retaining reliability!
Also bolted on a set of STILLEN Cross Drilled Sport Rotors to better slow down the additional horsepower.
Speaking of horsepower, this Nissan 350Z also got the STILLEN treatment with a STILLEN 350Z Supercharger System and Dyno Tune.
For more information on the STILLEN Performance Shop or any of the thousands of products STILLEN carries, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit http://www.stillen.com
June 10, 2013
The black 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 we had in the STILLEN Performance Shop just a few weeks ago is back for a little upgrade. Seems like the Vortech Supercharger and Centerforce Clutch we installed is generating a little too much power for the suspension and brakes to handle.
After the Dodge Challenger SRT8′s upgraded Eibach suspension was in, It was time for the computer alignment and corner balancing final touches.
After the techs improved the cars ability to handle the twists and turns, it was time to improve the cars ability to handle the increased power. To achieve this the guys installed a set of DBA 4000 Series Drilled and Slotted Rotors paired with a set of Hawk Brake Pads and Goodridge Brake Lines for fade resistance and improved stopping power.
For more information on Dodge Challenger performance products available from STILLEN, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit http://www.stillen.com
June 7, 2013
It’s not easy to improve a car like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500, but when the owner of this 550hp beast wanted to upgrade the suspension and brakes, he turned to the trained professionals at STILLEN’s Orange County Performance Shop for a proper install. Numerous upgraded parts including an Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coilover Kit, Fays2 Suspension Watts Link, slotted brake rotors, and a carbon fiber intake kit were all waiting for their new home.
When the new slotted rotors were installed in the Shelby GT500, the caliper mounting brackets were changed out to compensate for the larger diameter brake rotors.
Shelby GT500 Eibach Multi-Pro R2 rear installed.
Front Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coilovers going in.
After the new Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coilovers were installed, computer alignment was taken one step further and the Shelby GT500 was corner balanced for optimal handling.
May 29, 2013
I think it’s safe to say that most of you don’t get tired of seeing superchargers, especially when they go into a Nissan 370Z Nismo as clean as this one. Already having it’s share of mods, including the STILLEN 370Z Gen 3 Intake, the owner decided it was time to supercharge the VQ37.
The attention to detail on this white 370Z Nismo is very impressive. White powder coated front strut bar, flat black headlight housing with white projector rings, red carbon fiber interior accents, flat black wheels and white brake calipers are only a few of the custom touches that make this Z stand out.
The STILLEN 370Z Supercharger is a 50 State legal, bolt-on install that uses the Vortech V3 self-lubricating supercharger system. This force induction kit has shown a dyno proven increase to over 500 horsepower!
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/
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.