STILLEN Infiniti Q50 Dealer Spotlight: Crest Infiniti

December 26, 2013

If you live in the Plano, Texas area, and you’re in the market for an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you owe it to yourself to stop by and visit Crest Infiniti. Not only do the guys at Crest Infiniti carry the best cars in the performance luxury vehicle segment, they also understand what it’s like to be enthusiastic about those cars. These guys know performance! When the new Infiniti Q50 came out, they immediately saw that what they had was an opportunity to build to the awesome platform that Infiniti had given them, and take it to another level with appropriate, but distinctive modifications.

Crest Infiniti Q50

Crest Infiniti Q50 side shot

The Infiniti Q50 is already a great looking car. Right out of the gate it’s one of if not the most exciting car in its category. From the factory it has incredible styling that is aggressive, yet refined with a strong fascia accentuated by the large grill, menacing headlights and wide stance. Yet somehow, at the same time, the car retains a sense of elegance and class. Not only did Infiniti install their fantastic VQ37 3.7 liter V6 engine producing 328 horsepower between the frame rails, but they took it a step further and actually made hybrids exciting! The hybrid model comes with the tried and true VQ35 3.5 liter V6 and when mated to the state of the art hybrid technology, the car is rated at 360 horsepower! Who thought we’d live in a world where hybrids were exciting!!!

Crest Infiniti Q50 rear

When the team at Crest Infiniti got a hold of this car they knew they had to do something special and do something to take it even further than Infiniti had already managed to. When a car is this new, it can be a challenge to accomplish that, as it takes a while for everyone else to keep up. Fortunately, we were able to support the designers at Crest Infiniti with the STILLEN Infiniti Q50 cat-back exhaust.  Once the exhaust was completed the car received a matte black wrap along with a set of Vossen CV5S wheels to round out the build.

Crest Infiniti Stillen exhaust

Where to Find the Infiniti Q50 with STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust

Crest Infiniti has been a trusted STILLEN dealer since 2005 and continues to impress us with each of their project vehicles! If you have any questions about this car, be sure to contact the Crest Infiniti dealership in Plano, Texas for more information. Additionally, if you live in the McKinney, TX area and are looking to customize your car or truck, be sure to contact Whiteside Customs. They did a fabulous job on this Q50! Finally, if you have any questions about the STILLEN performance parts that were used, please be sure to contact us at www.stillen.com or by calling 866-250-5542.

Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install & Magnaflow Exhaust Install | STILLEN Performance Shop

September 23, 2013

Wrinkle Red Magnuson Corvette Supercharger Install

Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger Installed

The Chevy Camaro SS has been a staple in the STILLEN Performance Shop for a while now and is always welcome for a Camaro LS3 supercharger install. We bolted on a Magnuson Supercharger to the 6.2L V8 motor, but this time with a different look… a Wrinkle Red finish.

Wrinkle Red Magnuson Camaro Supercharger

Wrinkle Red Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger

Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install

  • Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger System – Part #MAG012360173BL
  • You may remember the beautiful Victory Red Camaro SS in the shop back in June, but this Camaro LS3 supercharger install is slightly different, this Magnuson Supercharger has a wrinkle red finish. The wrinkle red Magnuson Supercharger is not as common as the black finished version, in fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find one as we have sold out of this color and is now only available as a special order, but the bright red color gives an aggressive look and style to this black Camaro LS3 engine bay.

    Intake Manifold Removed for Camaro Supercharger Install

    Intake Manifold Removed during the Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install

    Wrinkle Red Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger Installed

    The Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger is a hybrid-roots supercharger with OEM-like fitment that does not require any modifications to the hood.

    Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install - Side View

    Wrinkle Red Magnuson Supercharger Close Up

    Magnuson Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install – Close Up

    You can rest assured knowing this bolt-on system carries a 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty on supercharger hardware and a 1-year limited warranty on electronics. Magnuson also offers an optional 3-year / 36,000 mile, 5-year / 60,000 mile or 5-year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty for the Camaro LS3 supercharger at an additional cost. Visit the Magnuson Superchargers website for more warranty information.

    In addition to Magnuson Superchargers, STILLEN is an authorized dealer and installer for Edelbrock Superchargers, Vortech Superchargers, and Whipple Superchargers.

    Camaro Magnaflow Exhaust Install

  • Camaro Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System – Dual Split Rear Exit – Part #MA16579
  • A Camaro Magnaflow Exhaust is a perfect companion to any Supercharger install, creating better exhaust airflow as well as a smooth deep tone. The Magnaflow 100% Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust System shows dyno proven increases in both horsepower and torque and carries a lifetime warranty.

    Magnaflow Camaro Exhaust Install

    Magnaflow Camaro Exhaust Installed

    For more information on the Camaro LS3 Supercharger Install, the Camaro Magnaflow Exhaust Install, or any other aftermarket performance parts for your vehicle, please give us a call at (888) 366-0686 or visit the STILLEN website.

    Corvette Dyno Tune with Magnuson Supercharger

    September 20, 2013

    The 2001 Chevy C5 Corvette is back in the shop after the Magnuson Corvette Supercharger install, running strong and with a freshly painted hood. Now it’s time for the Corvette dyno tune to dial in the Supercharged LS1 V8.

    Supercharged Corvette Dyno Tune

    2001 Corvette Dyno Tune

    Supercharged 2001 Corvette Dyno Tune

    Magnuson Supercharger Installed on Corvette Hooked up for Dyno Tune

    Magnuson Supercharger Hooked Up on Dyno

    2001 Corvette Dyno Tune - Rear

    Corvette Dyno Tune – Rear Wheels

    2001 Corvette Dyno Tune - Strapped in.

    Corvette Dyno Tune – Strapped in

    Supercharged  2001 Corvette Dyno Tune

    Fans Cooling Down the Supercharged Corvette

    The California sun was beating down on the fresh black paint and pushing temperatures close to 100 degrees, which isn’t ideal for optimal horsepower gains. Powering through the heat and after a few pulls, the Corvette dyno tune showed increased power to 394HP on the Magnuson supercharged C5!

    To schedule a Corvette dyno tune or dyno tuning for any vehicle, please contact the STILLEN Performance Shop in Orange County at (888) 366-0686 or visit the Performance Shop webpage for more information.

    Magnuson Corvette Supercharger Install & Magnaflow Exhaust Install

    September 5, 2013

    magnuson corvette supercharger install front view

    Since 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has been a true American Classic. Old or new, it’s always a treat to have a Vette in the STILLEN Performance Shop, especially for a Corvette supercharger install on top of the LS1 V8.

    magnuson corvette supercharger install

    Magnuson Corvette Supercharger Install

  • Magnuson TVS2300 – Part# MAG011058015SL
  • With the Corvette supercharger installed, the Hybrid-roots supercharger produces 6 lbs of boost and delivers performance power while retaining reliability and drivablity.

    magnuson corvette supercharger install - side view

    magnuson corvette supercharger install - 2001 c5 orvette

    magnuson corvette supercharger close up

    Magnuson Superchargers comes with a 3-year / 36k mile warranty on supercharger hardware and a 1-year limited warranty on electronics.

    After the 2001 Chevy Corvette supercharger install, a new RK Sport fiberglass hood was put in place to cover it and Dual Stainless Steel Magnaflow Exhaust installed for increased flow.

    RK Sport Corvette Supercharger Fiberglass Hood

  • RK Sport RK5 Supercharger Hood – Part# RKS04011007
  • In addition to the Corvette supercharger install, a new hood is required to clear the blower. We opted for the RK Sport RK5 fiberglass hood, not only for clearance, but for the sleek, aggressive look it adds to the front of the car.
    rk sport fiberglass corvette supercharger hood installed
    The RK Sport RK5 Fiberglass Hood for the supercharged Corvette comes raw and ready for prep and paint.

    Magnaflow Corvette Exhaust System

  • Magnaflow Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust Systems – Quad Center Rear Exit – Part# MA15660
  • The Corvette Magnaflow exhaust is a bolt on application constructed from mandrel-bent, stainless steel tubing. The stainless steel Magnaflow Performance mufflers and polished rear exhaust tips generate a smooth, pleasing, deep tone.

    corvette magnaflow exhaust install - bottom view

    corvette magnaflow cat-back exhaust system
    The Corvette Magnaflow exhaust system carries a limited lifetime warranty and has been dyno tested and proven for performance gains in horsepower and torque. It is a perfect add-on after the Magnuson Corvette Supercharger install.

    The Supercharged Corvette is now off to have the hood painted, but will be back soon for the Corvette dyno tune.

    For more information on this Corvette supercharger install or any of the products used on the Corvette upgrade, give us a call at (888) 366-0686 or visit www.STILLEN.com.

    Performance Shop: Red Ford GT Service

    August 29, 2013

    The classic Ford GT is always a welcome sight in the STILLEN Performance Shop, and there is nothing that says classic race car like a white striped, Mark IV Red beauty.

    ford gt on rack

  • Ford GT ready for service.
  • Whether it’s a minor service for your Ford GT or a full track build, you can rest assured knowing the factory trained STILLEN technicians know your Ford GT inside and out and will give your supercar the proper care it deserves.

    ford gt rear wheel

  • Ford GT waiting for new tires.
  • This Ford GT service included some general maintenance along with a mount and balance of 4 fresh Michelin tires. From there, the Ford GT went on the rack for a complete computer alignment.

    ford gt new tires

  • After the new tires are installed, the Ford GT will get the proper computer alignment treatment.
  • ford gt front

  • Ford GT: A Classic Beauty
  • To schedule an appointment with our STILLEN Performance Shop technicians for your Ford GT, call (888) 366-0686 or visit the STILLEN Performance Shop Page.

    STILLEN also carries a complete line of performance products for the Ford GT including Big Brake Kits, Exhaust Systems, Coilover Suspension, and much more. Here is a link to view the complete line up of Ford GT aftermarket parts and accessories.

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