April 17, 2013
2013 Formula Drift season kicked off this past Saturday to a sold out crowd in Long Beach. Thousands of fans gathered as the the worlds best in drift battled it out for the top spot. After a long day of smoked tires, Daijiro Yoshihara in his 240SX came out on top, followed closely by Vaughn Gittin Jr. in second and Chris Forberg in third.
The Slammed Society Car Show and Vendor Village were a great way to kill some time in between rounds.
Quite a few of them fitted with AP Racing Big Brake Kits
All in all, a great day in Long Beach. Congratulations to the Formula Drift crew celebrating their 10th year. Round 2 will be held in Braselton, GA on May 10 & 11. Visit the Formula Drift site for more info: http://www.formulad.com/
For more photos of the event, visit the STILLEN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stillen
Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2013 Standings After One Event
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 112 Points
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang 92 Points
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z 79 Points
4. DeNofa, Chelsea BC Racing BMW 3 Series 75 Points
5. McNamara, Darren Falken Tire Nissan S14 64 Points
6. Tuerck, Ryan Team Retaks Scion FR-S 64 Points
7. Gushi, Ken Greddy / Hankook Scion FR-S 62 Points
8. Essa, Michael GSR Autosport / Yokohama BMW M3 62 Points
9. Moen, Kenneth Nexen Tire Nissan 240SX 58 Points
10. Saito, Daigo Achilles Tire / Bridges Racing Lexus SC430 57 Points
11. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC 56 Points
12. Bakchis, Aurimas Nexen Tire Nissan S14 56 Points
13. Kado, Ryan DNA Motoring / Nexen Tire Nissan 350Z 55 Points
14. Powers, Matt Nitto Tire / Fatlace Nissan S14 55 Points
15. Mordaunt, Patrick Apexi / PM Racing / Diamond Lexus SC430 54.50 Points
16. Pawlak, Justin Falken Tire Ford Mustang 54.50 Points
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Event Results
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 Winner
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Ford Mustang Second Place
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z Third Place
Manufacturers Championship Standings After One Event
1. Ford 146.5 Points
2. Nissan 137 Points
2. BMW 137 Points
4. Scion 126 Points
5. Lexus 111 Points
Tire Championship Standings After One Event
1. Falken 176 Points
2. Nitto 167 Points
3. Hankook 141 Points
4. Yokohama 116.5 Points
March 22, 2013
The good folks at East Charlotte Nissan in North Carolina recently built their first full customized 370Z and came to STILLEN to get the proper parts for the build. They started out with a new 370Z and wrapped it in matte blue vinyl, blacked out the emblems and tinted the windows.
To harness the 370Zs newly acquired power, an AP Racing Big Brake Kit went in behind some 20″ Vossen VVSCV2 wheels fitted with Nexum tires. Eibach Lowering Springs were then installed to fill in the wheels wells and increase handling performance.
An ECU tune is also planned for the 370Z in the near future, but until then it currently sits on the showroom floor of East Charlotte Nissan and is available for purchase.
If you are interested in this blue beauty or looking for a local place in North Carolina to get STILLEN products for your Nissan, give the trained professionals at East Charlotte Nissan a call or visit their website at http://www.eastcharlottenissan.com
East Charlotte Nissan is located at 6901 Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28227.
January 18, 2013
STILLEN is pleased to announce new available products and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cold Air Intakes
The most popular upgrade! Solid dyno-proven horsepower increase, improved throttle response and under full throttle an amazing engine note sure to put a smile on your face. STILLEN’s Gen 3 Cold Air Intakes for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan use long mandrel bent polished aluminum intake tubes fitted with genuine K&N Filters that carry a 1,000,000 mile warranty. A Gen 2 version is also available and features aluminum piping mating to polyurethane filter covers to providing cool air from outside the engine bay. The Cold Air Intakes are also CARB Approved and 50-state legal. Gen 3 Intake shown above.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Superchargers
Increase your G37 Sedan from 328 horsepower to over 500 horsepower with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Supercharger. These are turn-key tuned kits that are a bolt-on installation. The STILLEN superchargers incorporate the Vortech V3 self-lubricating supercharger system and install cleanly under the stock G37 Sedan hood, without any modifications required. The 2013 G37 Sedan supercharger is 50 state street legal with an optional 3 year/36 mile warranty.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Sway Bars
Heavy cars create body roll when cornering, combat that by upgrading to STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sway Bars, and take corners with stability and confidence! STILLEN Sway Bars are constructed from high strength aircraft-grade steel with a high quality powdercoated finish to prevent corrosion. The 2013 G37 Sedan Sway Bars include a 5-Way Adjustable Front Bar (21-48% Stiffer) and 3-Way Adjustable Rear Bar (37-70% Stiffer) to fit any style of driving, whether on the track or cruising around town.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-back Exhaust
Unleash the true sound of the Infiniti 3.7L engine with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhausts. Constructed from 304 Stainless Steel with polished 304SS dual wall exhaust tips, the 2013 G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhaust Systems show a dyno proven 19 horsepower increase with a pleasing sound while driving around town, but have an aggressive note under full throttle. All STILLEN 2013 G37 Sedan Exhausts come with a limited lifetime warranty.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket utilizes the factory tow hook to relocate the front license plate without having to drill into the front fascia. The License Plate Bracket includes all hardware and instructions for the 2013 G37 Sedan for a quick and easy install. Save yourself the hassle from potential tickets without ruining your front bumper by drilling in a plate bracket.
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing is designed, tested and built in-house at our facilities in Costa Mesa, California. The Trunk Wing is crafted to keep the functionality of the 2013 G37 Sedan’s rear backup camera while keeping an OEM-like fitment without any drilling to the car to install. All STILLEN body components are constructed from high quality polyurethane, ready for prep and paint (as shown above) and have a limited lifetime warranty against cracking or breaking under normal use.
Also Available for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan:
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Oil Coolers
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan AP Racing Big Brake Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Lowering Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Coil Overs, and more.
STILLEN also carries a full line of auto parts for the entire Infiniti family of cars. Call for more information.
For more information on available auto parts and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan, call (866) 250-5542 or visit www.STILLEN.com
April 9, 2012
Before we dive directly into the crazy action that went down this Saturday in Long Beach, I’d like to first thanks John P and everyone over at Formula D for accomodating us with press passes for the event. We had a wonderful time and we are already stoked for the next one. Secondly, I’d like to say it’s amazing to see how much the sport has grown over the past six years. Cars are getting faster and faster (even with the new tire size rules) and drivers keep pushing the limits of their vehicles I can’t wait to see how much farther Formula Drift will go before the end of this season.
Our day at the Streets of Long Beach started rather early which gave us a good amount of time to get some test shots in and walk around the event before the mayhem ensued.
Our first destination was the car show area presented by FATLACE / SLAMMED SOCIETY because we wanted to check out as many cars as we could before too many people got in the way.
As soon as we crossed the bridge to the car show area, we noticed a beautiful widebody s2000 that happened to be running some serious AP RACING brakes.
It’s very hard to beat that set up in terms of looks and performance. I especially love the road debris still stuck on the sideskirts from the drive in.
After we were done drooling over the widebody glory we noticed a very clean 350z
The “It’sJDMYO 350z was running an equally as clean Supercharger set up that was tucked in the engine bay very well.
Right in front of the Supercharged Z was a fine example of what happens when you combine the best of two world’s when it comes to car design.
American muscle plus Japanese flavor make for a very clean and mean set up courtesy of JonSibal and Dodge.
A sectioned off skate area that had everything from mini ramps to ledges to fun boxes made for some unexpected action. I almost ran to the car to grab my Psycho Stick and join in on the action until I saw this guy bust a Tail Blunt to varial and kill all my confidence.
There were some AMAZING cars on display that day and there were some cars that made us wonder if the owner just entered the car show for a good parking spot. After we were done geeking out over show cars we directed our attention and lenses to some practice sessions.
As you could see the guys were wasting no time getting used to the track before qualifying sessions started and the crowds showed up. Darren Macnamara and Frederick Asbo were going hard all day long.
Everyone’s favorite new kid on the Block Daigo Saito was getting used to the car, the track, and judging his gaps all at the same time in a few of his first outings in his new car.
Saito wasn’t the only Japanese Driver laying down some heat early in the day. Daijiro Yoshihara was getting himself warmed up for qualifications as well.
After we were done watching the crazy practice sessions, we took it as a good opportunity to walk the rest of the midway and grab some lunch.
Ever get sick of driving in traffic on your way to work? Why not just drive OVER it?
After we were done stuffing our faces and getting some refuge from the sun, it was time to announce the top 16 drivers.
Everyone’s favorite new kid in town Daigo Saito was getting a lot of attention before it was time for him to strut his stuff.
Chris Forsberg was quite literally taking his driving to a whole new level for the top 16 round.
SPOILER ALERT!!: Justin Pawlak was looking to repeat his success in 2011….. He ended up achieving that goal and taking home the W.
Matt Powers was also looking to repeat last year’s results. He gave it his all against number one qualifier Ryan Tuerck and he ended up securing himself 4th place for the weekend.
Tyler McQuarrie can just about drive the pants off anything and judging by the insanely small gap between him and Ryan Kado I’d say he was wearing his not afraid pants that day.
Ken Gushi was showing off what the new GREDDY built FT86 could do, and it was looking great all weekend.
After all that was said and done with, the 2012 Long Beach Formula Drift podium ended up shaping up like this.
1ST JUSTIN PAWLAK
2ND DAIJIRO YOSHIHARA
3RD DAIGO SAITO
We are extremely excited to see how the rest of the season shapes up and we can’t wait to see our products in action for the rest of the year.
April 2, 2012
For the past couple weeks or so, we have been giving you random snapshots of our top-notch Performance Center in action. Although, most people aren’t aware that STILLEN has a full service garage, the people who do know keep coming back because they know this is one place where you can get the right work done at the right price. I could spend an entire week covering a new daily project the Performance Center is working on and I still wouldn’t be able to scratch the service all the services these guys do. From Dyno tuning, to Corner Balancing, to Fab Work, to Routine Oil Changes, we literally can do it all. If you don’t believe me, here are a couple photos that are prime examples of the range of work we can do.
Most people think that once you slam you’re car on a decent set of coil-overs you are ready to attack the street and track but more often than not your car’s alignment actually gets worse in terms of handling. That’s exactly why our Performance Center offers alignment and corner balancing services to keep your car planted to the ground and pointing in the right direction.
We are always working on improving and optimizing our current list of products available through our Performance Center.
The list of services we offer can be quite extensive, so make sure you give us a ring before you take your modified or stock vehicle to some other shop for service / maintenance.
I forgot to mention we are AFTERMARKET FRIENDLY!!! I know that seems rather obvious but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken my car to the WRONG shop for some routine maintenance and they have either broken or taken off my aftermarket parts because they had no idea what they did.
(I once had a dealership rip off my INGS+1 side skirts when I took my Subaru in for an OIL CHANGE!!! I wish I knew about STILLEN before I did that)
GIVE US A CALL TO SET UP YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT.
STILLEN Performance Center
3176 Airway Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
March 28, 2012
Often times we get customers who stop by to pick up parts they purchased from our online store and they aren’t aware of our fully functioning service bay. Heck, it even surprised me when I first showed up here. We know that in this day and age it’s very rare to have an actual shop that allows local pick up of purchased parts and it’s even MORE rare to have a kick ass service bay attached to that shop that will install those parts for you. We pride ourselves in providing both to our customers.
That was actually the case for the customer with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Being an avid ford enthusiast, he has more than one Ford vehicle in his driveway, a (550 hp) Ford GT, a “plain old” (400hp) Mustang GT , and this (440hp) Ford Mustang BOSS 302 are a few of the ponies in his stable. Guess which one he takes to track the most?
Yeah, I wouldn’t take my priceless FORD GT to the track that much either, and the Mustang GT I would probably let the wife use to get groceries and roast boy racers on the weekends. Which leaves only one option… BOSS!
Having a weekend warrior track car usually means that you burn through items such as brake pads and tires pretty quickly, and the only shop he trusts to do all his maintenance work is, yeah you guessed it, STILLEN.
We threw the thoroughbred BOSS 302 up on the lift and swapped out the Brembo brake pads and added new brake fluid in a jif, so our customer can spend more time at the track with rock solid brakes and less couch time.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service appointment for your car please feel free to give us a call at (888) 366-0686 or go to www.STILLEN.com
March 23, 2012
We are always working on new projects here at STILLEN, and today is a fine example of that. While we can’t give you all the details on the Street Scene F-150 project right now, we can give you a little teaser photo of what we are up to.
Can anyone guess what numbers this mildly modded bad boy put down? (Lowering springs and cat back exhaust)
March 19, 2012
Before this picture was taken, Steve had said that he was planning on taking it easy during the Rally and just enjoying the drive. Looks like “easy” includes strapping a set of wings on a GT40 and letting it fly.
Steve and Jodi, did a fantastic job during the Rally and the husband and wife team put the STILLEN FORD GT into second in class, third in two wheel drive modern, and sixth place overall. They also won the award for highest placed husband and wife team.
February 28, 2012
Beaverton Infiniti is bringing some serious heat to the showroom floor with this 2011 Infiniti G37S equipped with a Stillen supercharger custom tuned by PSI in Portland, Oregon to 400whp. They’re asking $61691 for this one of a kind G:
Contact Beaverton Infiniti if you have any questions (503) 626-8822 or check it out on their website.
February 10, 2012
Newmarket Infiniti/Nissan’s latest build: this stylish 2012 Nissan Maxima.
- STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust
- STILLEN Hi-Flow Intake
- STILLEN Front Lip (#KB12742)
- STILLEN Side Skirts (#KB12745)
- STILLEN Roof Wing (#KB12744)
- Eibach Lowering Springs (#6392.140)
- 20″ M56S Wheels in Toyo Tires
If you’re in Ontario, Canada and want to check out this modified Maxima and others like it, stop by New Market Infiniti/Nissan or call Tom @ (905) 895-8785