December 31, 2013
Since STILLEN signed the agreement with Whipple Superchargers to become the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area, the STILLEN Performance Shop has been booked solid installing these beauties. The dominant car has definitely been the Chevrolet Camaro, but the latest installation was on this absolutely gorgeous Ford F150 6.2 Liter SVT Raptor.
To say we were excited to get right into the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be a huge understatement, the whole office was buzzing and taking bets (no money was exchanged- just bragging rights) on how much h.p. this beast would pull on the Dyno after the install.
We’ve had plenty of trucks come through the doors here to get work done, but this was the first Raptor, and a heavily modified one at that with a full RPG suspension, cat-back exhaust, LED lights, winch, 37’s, etc.
With the latest technology, the all new Whipple supercharger kit creates more power than any other superchargers on the market and is 100% complete and designed for stock engines, but also has enough capability to work with the heaviest of modified engines. With this in mind, we were expecting the Whipple to add about 25% extra horsepower at the wheel to this truck’s already impressive resume!
After the Ford Raptor Supercharger Install
On the baseline run on the Dyno the truck pulled 360 h.p. at the wheel. After the install, we mounted it up again and this time the results were drastically different!!! The truck laid down 502 h.p., an almost 40% increase.
To say our customer was happy after the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be an understatement…..he was over the moon!!! He knew in an instant he had made the right choice on not only the Supercharger, but also on the highly skilled team of technicians at STILLEN to get it installed correctly!! Click on the video below to see second Dyno pull and check out the results.
Whipple Superchargers Installed By STILLEN
STILLEN continues to be the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area for all Whipple Supercharger installations. When you have your supercharger kit installed by the STILLEN Performance Shop you can be rest assured that your vehicle will be eligible for coverage under the Whipple Supercharger 3-year/36,000 mile, 5-year/60,000 mile or even the 5-year/100,000 mile warranty options!
Whipple Superchargers are designed and manufactured in the US and utilize their innovative Twin Screw Compressor technology and only require oil replacement every 100,000 miles. We have Whipple Supercharger kits available and ready to install on your American Car, Truck, or SUV! Call the STILLEN Performance Shop today at (866) 250-5542 to schedule an appointment.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
November 13, 2013
Ford Fusion Front Lip Spoiler
The second-generation Ford Fusion has some aggressive styling from the factory, but for the true enthusiast, STILLEN has developed a Front Lip Spoiler and Roof Wing to take that styling to the next level.
Both the STILLEN Fusion Front Lip Spoiler and Roof Wing are made from durable polyurethane, a flexible material also used in OE applications, and are designed and manufactured here in Costa Mesa, California at the STILLEN compound. STILLEN has been producing body kits in-house for over 20 years, and customers have long enjoyed the benefits of polyurethane over the inferior fiberglass parts others push into the marketplace.
The Ford Fusion Lip Spoiler comes ready to prep and paint, just like any other body part, and comes pre-installed with genuine 3M Automotive Foam Trim Tape and hardware, ready to be paint matched (or anything custom you want to do!) and installed on the car.
Ford Fusion Roof Wing
The Ford Fusion Roof Wing is an item STILLEN has been known for and extreme detail was taken with the Ford Fusion to integrate the roof with with the present 3rd brake light. The Fusion Roof Wing is also made from polyurethane, and like the Lip Spoiler is easily painted to match the vehicle, or do anything custom you can dream up. Installation is a breeze, as 3M Automotive Foam Trim Tape is pre-applied to the part, ready to adhere to the rear window glass for an easy installation.
All STILLEN polyurethane body components feature a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects, and guaranteed against breakage or cracking in normal use for as long as the customer owns the vehicle.
Give the STILLEN team a call today at (866) 250-5542 for your Ford Fusion body kit components, these are shipping now!
Additional pictures of the STILLEN Ford Fusion Lip Spoiler and Ford Fusion Roof Wing
November 5, 2013
It’s that time of year again.. thousands are burning up the 30+ miles worth of carpeted aisles at the infamous SEMA Show in Las Vegas! The STILLEN Team is no exception, with a big booth introducing the world to the new AP Racing Radi-CAL line of calipers used in the STILLEN-engineered Big Brake Kits.
These new Radi-CAL road calipers get there heritage from the racing Radi-CAL high performance calipers launched in motorsports in 2007, which have been dominating the likes of F1, F3, NASCAR and countless others. This new caliper design features a 2-piece aluminum body with H-structure, and a non-symmetrical design developed to have a large reduction in mass yet improved resistance to braking torque. Another benefit is increased caliper cooling surface without decreasing structural rigidity.
STILLEN has developed applications for many popular setups, which are listed below, and have plans to continue to grow the line.
- Nissan 350 big brake kit
- Nissan 370Z brake kit
- Infiniti G35 brake upgrade
- Infiniti G37 performance brake upgrade
- Audi A4 brake kit
- Audi A5 BBK
- Audi S4 big brake kit
- Audi S5 performance brake kit
- BMW 3 series E9x brake kits
- BMW M3 applications
- Chevy Corvette applications
- Chevy Camaro big brake kit
- Ford Mustang brake kit
We will be releasing much more information as we return from SEMA, and the response has already been overwhelming at it’s introduction!
When nothing but the best will do, serious customers look to AP Racing and STILLEN.
September 26, 2013
Due to popular demand, we have now manufactured a Maxima Rear Diffuser to complete the existing STILLEN Maxima Body Kit. Constructed from polyurethane, this Maxima Rear Diffuser finishes out the kit perfectly and is a great stand alone piece as well. The rear diffuser is available in raw urethane or painted matte black.
Maxima Rear Diffuser – Polyurethane Construction
Constructed from polyurethane, STILLEN body components are designed and manufactured in-house in our Southern California facility. Unlike fiberglass, polyurethane body components provide an OEM like fitment for a clean seamless look. Polyurethane is a more pliable material and is less likely to chip or crack.
The Maxima Rear Diffuser fits seamlessly with our complete Maxima Body Kit, but also adds an aggressive race look when installed on it’s own. Below are photo examples of different variations and other customizations for the Maxima Rear Diffuser.
Maxima Rear Diffuser – Installed
Custom Maxima Rear Diffusers – Customer Vehicles
A few customers have already taken it upon themselves to customize their Maxima Rear Diffusers. Check out what they have done.
STILLEN Maxima Rear Diffuser Custom Painted White – Installed with Rear Corners
Although the Maxima Rear Diffuser is not a functioning race component, it does add a race inspired look and styling to a rather conservative looking sedan. The Maxima Rear Diffuser is now available now at a special introductory price of $299 raw urethane (Part #: KB127418) and $349 painted matte black (Part #: KB127418MB).
Click here for more information on the STILLEN complete body kit for the Nissan Maxima.