Supercharged Chevy SSR

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.

Chevy SSR

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 front fender flames

chevy ssr rear custom paint

Chevy SSR Stock Engine Bay
chevy ssr stock motor

Chevy SSR Supercharger

Chevy SSR Magnuson Supercharger Installed
Chevy SSR Supercharger Installed

chevy ssr tail light

chevy ssr front

For more information on Magnuson Superchargers or any other performance products for the Chevy SSR, give us a call at (866) 250-5542.

Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS

June 19, 2013

Camaro SS Magnusson Supercharger Installed

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.

Chevy Camaro SS engine bay with Magnuson Supercharger

Magnuson Supercharger

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 Rear Trailing Arms and  Rear Tie Rods for Chevy Camaro SS

Camaro SS Stock Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm

Stock Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm

Camaro SS Pfadt Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm Installed

Pfadt Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm Installed

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.
Pfadt Rear Sway Bar for Chevy Camaro SS

Pfadt Rear Sway Bar Installed on Camaro SS

Pfadt Rear Sway Bar Installed

After the Pfadt Front and Rear Sway Bars and Rear Arm Package were installed, it went up on the rack for computer alignment to get it back into spec.
Stillen Performance shop computer alignment Camaro SS

Then it was out to the Dyno to see this Magnuson Supercharger in action.
Supercharged Camaro SS on Dyno Front

Supercharged Camaro SS on Dyno Rear

After it was all said and done, the supercharged Chevy put down 521 horsepower and 495 foot pounds of torque!

Chevy Camaro SS with Magnusson Supercharger Dyno Sheet

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

STILLEN Performance Shop Update

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.
Nissan Juke Lowered with Eibach Pro-kit Front
Nissan Juke Lowered with Eibach Pro-kit Rear


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.
Maxima Rear Tail Light
new STILLEN Maxima Intake


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.
350Z Tein Coilovers EDFC Front

350Z Tein Coilovers EDFC Rear


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!
Supercharged G37 Convertible

Also bolted on a set of STILLEN Cross Drilled Sport Rotors to better slow down the additional horsepower.
G37 Convertible Sport Rotors Installed


Speaking of horsepower, this Nissan 350Z also got the STILLEN treatment with a STILLEN 350Z Supercharger System and Dyno Tune.
Nissan 350Z STILLEN Supercharger
Supercharged Nissan 350Z on Dyno
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

More Mopar Monday

June 10, 2013

Dodge Challenger SRT8

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.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Vortech Supercharger

The owner opted for a set of Eibach Multi-Pro R1 Coilovers and Eibach front and rear sway bars to tighten up the suspension.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Eibach Multi-Pro R1

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.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 Alignment and Corner Balancing

For more information on Dodge Challenger performance products available from STILLEN, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit

Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Suspension and Brake Upgrade

June 7, 2013

Ford GT 500 Shelby Cobra rear

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.

Ford GT 5000 Eibach Multi-Pro-R2 coil-over kit

Ford GT 500 Fy's Watts Link

Ford GT 500 Carbon Fiber Intake

gt500 front passenger side

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.

GT500 Eibach Coilovers Rear


Shelby GT500 Eibach Multi-Pro R2 rear installed.

gt500 eibach r2 coilover rear


Front Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coilovers going in.

Mustang GT500 Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Front Installed


Fays2 Suspension Watts Link was installed to eliminate unwanted lateral motion in the rear suspension of the Mustang Shelby GT500.
GT500 Fay's 2 Watts Link rear view

GT500 Fay's 2 Watts Link side view


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.


ford mustang shelby gt500 corner balance

Shelby GT500 Corner Balancing

gt500 shelby cobra hood


For more information on the STILLEN Performance Shop for installations, or brake and suspension options for your vehicle, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit

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