June 25, 2013
A rare sight to see a Chevy SSR on the road and even less likely to see one in the STILLEN Performance Shop. These Super Sport Roadsters were only built from 2003 to 2006. The early models had a 5.3L Vortec V8 producing around 300 HP. The later models got a LS2 motor and pushed closer to 400HP, so it’s no surprise that the owner wanted to drop a Magnuson Supercharger on this 2003.
This SSR is definitely one of the cleanest we have seen in the shop, complete with a fresh ghost flame paint job and air bag suspension.
Chevy SSR Magnuson Supercharger Installed
For more information on Magnuson Superchargers or any other performance products for the Chevy SSR, give us a call at (866) 250-5542.
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! Be sure to check out all of our Nissan Maxima performance parts.
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.