March 25, 2014
When it comes to the 2014 Chevy Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra, everyone wants their truck to be a bit different than the rest. This is one of the best-selling trucks in the US, so it’s no wonder many STILLEN customers want to stand out from the crowd and make their truck distinctly theirs. Like most trucks, the front end of the Silverado and Sierra is the most recognizable part of the vehicle and one of the best ways to improve it is with a grill.
The Best Grilles in the Industry
STILLEN offers grilles from two of the best manufacturers in the industry: Rolling Big Power (RBP) and T-Rex. Both companies offer grilles offer a huge selection, pretty much guaranteeing that they have a grille to fit your style. Both companies have everything you could want. From aggressive grilles with off road functionality to classy grilles that would make the VIPs jealous of your car or truck, you’ll be able to find want your dream grille at STILLEN.
For the off road specialist or the back hills driver, both T-Rex and RBP offer LED option grilles. These grilles help increase the light output of your vehicle and help keep the stock lines of the truck, without needing a light bar mount. They also make it easy to install with a plug and play harness. Needless to say, these grilles are the most popular option for off-roading trucks right now!
Below are a few of the LED Grilles we carry:
Billet & Mesh Grilles
If the LED lights on your grille is not your style, RBP and T-Rex have a wide selection of billet grilles and wire mesh grilles to fit your taste. These billet or mesh grilles help give the Silverado and Sierra a more aggressive look, while keeping the same body lines and classy look that the factory designed them to have. These grille styles also come as a grille insert and some come as a complete shell and grille- it all depends on what you are looking for.
Check out a few of the billet grilles and wire mesh grilles we carry:
- T-Rex X-Metal Grilles
- Rolling Big Power Main Grilles
- T-Rex Billet Grille & Grille Inserts
- T-Rex Upper Class Series Grille
Each grill can also be matched with a lower grill to compliment the main grill. T-Rex and RBP both offer bumper grilles for a wide selection of vehicles to compliment the other cars and trucks in your driveway as well.
See below for some of the lower grilles we carry:
You can see our full collection of grilles at www.stillen.com. We are adding new grilles often, so be sure to check back regularly. We also have a wide variety of other parts for Chevy Silverado trucks and GMC Sierras, including side steps, bull bars, tonneau covers and more. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (714)540-5566 or stop by our performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA and we will be happy to help you!
March 18, 2014
Here at STILLEN, we love cars and the Infiniti Q50 is no exception. This car has already become a favorite among the STILLEN team, so it’s no wonder that we’ve been hard at work developing brand new performance parts that will squeeze every ounce of power, sound and performance out of this car. Just a few months ago, we introduced you to the STILLEN 504440 cat-back exhaust for the Infiniti Q50 (read more about this exhaust our blog post by clicking here) and now we’re proud to introduce you to the STILLEN 403230 Generation 2 Dual Cold Air Intake Kit for Infiniti Q50.
History of Excellence
The STILLEN R&D team has a long history of developing top of the line air intakes for the Nissan and Infiniti cars and chose to incorporate many of these principles in the Infiniti Q50 Gen2 cold air intakes. Like our other Gen2 intakes, this Infiniti Q50 air intake kit comes with polyurethane heat shields that effectively direct air inside the engine bay to maximize performance.
While many of us upgrade to aftermarket intakes from the stock intakes for the performance gains, sound is also another reason to upgrade. Aftermarket intakes just sound better and this is definitely true for the STILLEN Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50. With these hi-flow intakes you can enjoy a mild sound while cruising, but also enjoy a richer sound as the engine comes to life under acceleration.
The Best Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50
Heat shields and sounding good aren’t the only reasons we believe the STILLEN Generation 2 Dual Cold Air Intake Kit is the best cold air intake available. Here are a few more reasons why we like this cold air intake:
- Twin mandrel bent polished aluminum intake tubes
- Comes with two K&N Filters
- 1,000,000 mile warranty on filters
- Dual cone integrated with velocity stack
- No check engine light (CEL) problems – guaranteed!
- 50 State legal
- Customizable – paint the urethane intake boxes to match your car or leave natural black
- Hassle-free, bolt-on installation with easy to follow instructions
- Made in the USA
For more information about the STILLEN Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50 or browse our selection of other Infiniti Q50 parts, please visit www.STILLEN.com/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=released_q50_cold_air_intakes. Also, if you would like us to install the intake for you or need any other installations done, we feature a full service performance shop at our headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. We specialize in a wide variety of performance part installations, dyno tuning and more. Just give us a call at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you or answer any questions you have about cold air intakes or any of the other parts we carry!
February 21, 2014
So you’re thinking about upgrading your brake kit, but aren’t sure if you want to go with cross drilled slotted rotors vs J-hook rotors. First, both are great options and you will notice significant improvement in braking power over your factory discs. Now, it’s time to discuss the differences between the two brake disc options. See below for benefits of each option.
Cross Drilled Slotted Rotors
Cross drilled slotted rotors are characterized by the lines or slots that are machined into the disc and span the face of it. They also feature holes that have a chamfered edge that are drilled into the rotor and must align with the internal vanes of the rotor.
Aids in Cooling- The cross drilled design that works with vanes of the rotor to help keep your brakes cool, which allows you to push your car harder and still know that you will be able to stop without a problem.
Provides Extra Bite- Cross drilled slotted rotors improve initial pad bite with the leading edge of the hole and slot. This allows the pad to really grab a hold of the rotor and bring you to a stop faster.
Fresh Pad Surface & Optimum Performance- Get the most out of your high performance brakes with cross drilled slotted rotors. The design of the rotor allows it to evenly go over the pad and also allows for outgassing to keep the pad fresh.
J-Hook Brake Rotors
J-Hook rotors prominently feature a hooked pattern that is machined into the face of the rotor. This pattern has previously been utilized on the track and has just recently become available for general use.
Increased Durability- During the machining process, J-Hook rotors are not penetrated through the rotor. This makes the rotor more durable and helps prevent surface cracks. What this means for you is the rotors can be driven harder and at higher temperatures than other comparable rotors.
Additional Bite- If you’re looking for extra bite, the j-hook rotors are the brake discs for you. Like cross drilled rotors, they provide a great initial bite on the pad and extra grip, but they take it a step further. The J-hook design provides leading edges for the brake pad that create additional bite you are looking for.
Cleaning & Outgassing- Like the cross-drilled rotor, the J-hook rotor cleans the pad surface and allows for outgassing through it slotting of the rotor face.
More Information About Cross Drilled & Slotted vs J-Hook Rotors
Learn more about the differences between cross drilled slotted vs J-hook rotors at apradical.stillen.com. We feature a full J-hook rotor page and a full cross drilled/slotted rotor page that allows you to get more detailed information about each option. We also feature a full team of specialists that are happy to answer any questions that you have. Just give us a call at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to help you!
Last, but not least, if you’ve made up your mind about which brake kit you want and are just looking to get them installed, check out the STILLEN performance shop. We have a full team of expert mechanics that specialize in big brake kit installations.
February 20, 2014
When it comes to your new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra 1500 there are quite a few options for a more aggressive look. One of the best ways to add an aggressive look to the already beefy styling of the new 2014 trucks is to add some bigger tires. From the factory, the Silverado and Sierra come with a staggered stance, where the rear of the truck is higher than the front. This limits the tire size you can add to the front of the truck without rubbing the tire on the inner fender and suspension components. Adding a leveling kit is a great way to raise the truck enough to clear bigger tires, increase the off road potential of the truck and improve the look – all without spending a tremendous amount of money and maintaining the factory suspension characteristics. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite leveling kits for the 2014 Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra.
McGaughy’s Leveling Kit for 2014 Silverado & GMC Sierra
McGaughy’s offers a great, affordable spacer that works with the 2WD and 4WD trucks. The spacer is good for 1.5 inches of lift in the front. It does this by utilizes a billet spacer on the upper strut and under lower strut mount. This kit allows you to run up to a size 32.5 inch tire without rubbing and a 33 inch tire with minor rubbing.
ReadyLift Leveling Kits for 2014 Silverado & Sierra
ReadyLift offers two different leveling spacer kits that work with both 2WD and 4WD 1500’s 6-lugs. The first kit is an upper strut spacer that offers 1.5 inches of leveling. This spacer allows for up to a 32.5 inch tire. The second kit offers 2.25 inches of leveling using a billet upper and lower strut spacer. The larger leveling kit allows you to run a 33 inch tire without any rubbing.
2014 Silverado and Sierra Icon Leveling Kits
Icon Vehicle Dynamics offers a more advanced style of leveling kit. Icon’s kit is a standard coilover kit. The coilover kit replaces the stock strut unit with an adjustable coilover unit. This unit is designed to allow you to adjust you ride height from the stock height to an additional 2 inches of ride height with keeping the same stock control arms. This will allow you to clear 33 inch tires at the 2 inch adjustment. The advantage to getting a coilover is getting a drastically improved suspension, both off-road and on-road use. Icon also offers an extended travel coilover that can work with aftermarket control arms to give you an extra inch of adjustment and clearance.
These leveling kit options are just the start to the options available to your new 2014 Silverado or Sierra 1500. We also have full lift kits available for a more extreme look and off road capability, superchargers, exhausts and more. For more information on our full line of Silverado performance parts and GMC Sierra performance parts, please visit www.stillen.com or call us at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. If you live in the Orange County, CA area, be sure to stop by our performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA. Every day, we are installing exhausts, body kits, superchargers, brake kits and more. We’d love to talk with you about any ideas you have for upgrading your truck!
February 18, 2014
Once you check out the new ReadyLIFT Dodge Ram Off Road Lift Kits for the 2009-13 Ram 2500/3500 4WD trucks, you’ll know why things have changed forever in the world of Dodge Ram Off Road capabilities!! ReadyLIFT is confident in the product development and testing they put into the brand new 5″ lift they build right here in the US, so much so that they make an array of guarantees on the performance they will provide.
The ReadyLift Dodge Ram Guarantee:
- Keep your factory ride
- Never wear, break or fail
- Have the Toughest finish
- Safest way to lift your 2009-13 4WD Ram 2500/3500
These Dodge Ram Off Road Lift Kits are entirely comprehensive, and come with everything you need to make your 09-13 4WD Dodge Ram off road ready like you’ve never known. ReadyLIFT has brought the power of their research, development and production expertise to bear and created this kit to have all clearance and durability necessary for owners to take their 4WD 2500 or 2500 Dodge Ram off road and getting wild without fear of a breakdown at the first, or last obstacle.
Features of ReadyLift 5″ 4WD 2500/3500 Dodge Ram Off Road Lift Kit:
- 5″ Powder Coated Steel Front Coil Springs
- 1-3/4″ – 5/16″ DOM Tube Steel Upper and Lower Control Arms
- Special Currie Original Johnny Joints for Every Pivot Point – TOUGHEST Joints on the Market
- Zinc-plated Johnny Joints are 100% Serviceable and Provide Maximum Articulation
- Track Bar Bracket Designed to Correct Axle Swing on 5″ Lifts
- Forged Steel Pitman Arm to Correct Steering Angle of Lift
- 2″ OEM Style Cast Iron Rear Lift Blocks with New Longer E-Coated U-Bolts
- Special Polyurethane Bump Stops
- Extended Length Sway Bar Extensions
- Brake Line Extension Brackets and Adapters
- All Required Hardware
Give us a call to speak to an expert @ (866) 250-5542 and place your order for this Part – 49-1000 today, and have your Dodge Ram Off Road after a quick install. You can also check out all the ReadyLIFT products we have to offer, or just see the STILLEN site to see all the performance options we have for any of your vehicles. Visit the Performance Shop site to schedule anything from a routine maintenance or install to a full-scale race build.