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Meet Paul and Robyn Mullen of Australia, who are taking a neat trip on the historic Route 66 from California to Chicago.  The Mullen’s are recently married, and taking their honeymoon on the road, after purchasing the Ford Mustang we built and hitting the pavement hard on a multi-state US trip!

Paul Mullen and Steve Millen have known each other for years and years, with Paul heading up Black Magic Media, a television production company which has handled coverage on numerous New Zealand Targa Rallies Steve has raced in.

Paul and Robyn are doing an excellent job in capturing their trip, blogging daily about the quirks and interesting things they have discovered along the way, with plenty of pictures as well.  Neat to see the Mustang stretch it’s legs, and get to see it pictured along all of the cool roadside attractions on the nostalgic-ridden Route 66.

This 2007 Mustang features a variety of upgrades, from the Magnuson intercooled supercharger system, AP Racing front and rear big brake kit, STILLEN polyurethane body kit, custom paint and full audio installation, wheels and tires, and Eibach upgraded suspension. Just shows how a properly set up vehicle can have huge increased power, performance and handling, and still be qualified for long trips and remain comfortable and fun to drive.

We encourage you to follow along in their journey, it looks like a blast!

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Nick is an avid Nissan enthusiast and he and I have been sharing emails back and forth for about a year now as we helped him take his standard Altima Sedan from stock to one-of-a-kind.  Nick has done a lot of work to this car and his passion shines through in every way!  We are extremely proud to say that a lot of the parts Nick has on his ride are STILLEN original parts or one of the many great vendors we carry.

This Altima has been transformed from front to back and top to bottom!  Proving that even the smallest, subtle changes can make big impacts!  Here is the long list of modifications performed to the Altima.

Engine / Handling / Performance

Exterior

  • BlueBatmobile – GT-R Headlight overlays, Eyelids**, GT-R Taillight Overlays
  • AIT Carbon Fiber Roof Spoiler
  • Nismo Trunk Spoiler
  • STILLEN Front Fascia
  • STILLEN Side Skirts
  • Painted Roof Black
  • Nismo A34 Rims with Yokohama S.Drive tires (245/40/19)
  • Upper & Lower Billet Grille**
  • Ebay Sport Mesh Grille**
    ** – not currently on the car

Future Plans

  • STILLEN Big Brake Kit
  • STILLEN Rear Sport Rotors
  • Carbon Creations GT Concept Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Aftermarket rear bumper, if a company makes one that I like, which is unlikely.. lol.. STILLEN?
  • BC Coilovers
  • Set of wheels/tires for the track, undecided on both

As it stands now this car is “finished”.  Future plans are in every modders mind but so are new cars.  Nick says he has his eyes on a new 370Z, preferably a Nismo.  However, he is also a fan of the STILLEN front fascia for the Z so who knows!  If you see this Altima rolling around Nick’s home state of New York be sure to give him a wave.  If Nick’s not in the car anymore then watch out for what’s sure to be a beautiful Z soon to come!

We have never been busier here at STILLEN, with the R&D department at full throttle, new products launching left and right (515hp 370Z/G37 Supercharger, 370Z Body Kit, just some of the recent launches), the sales team busy on the phones, and all of us putting the final touches on what is shaping up to be a great Open House event here this Saturday!


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We’ve been getting tons of feedback for our 25th year in business and are just as excited as the Nissan and Infiniti owners who are making the journey (from 5 different states!) out to the STILLEN headquarters this weekend to help us celebrate. We’ve done our part to make this event special.  In our previous post we’ve outlined some details of the event (and they are recapped below), and we’re working hard to make this even even more special.

We’ve invited both the mainstream automotive media, as well as local media to this event, and are proud to announce we have a great lineup of editors coming out to take photos, film coverage of the event, AND also  scout for potential feature vehicles to cover.  This is your chance to be in your favorite magazine!  So far we have confirmations from the following:

In addition to all of the magazine and video coverage, we’ve also asked some selected partner vendors of ours to bring out their booths and new products and display at the show.  They will be on location in a new larger Vendor Row to show off everything new they have. We’ve also asked all of them to contribute prizes for the raffle that will be going on all day at the show.  There will be thousands of dollars in giveaways for you to win just for showing up and registering at the event which is free!  Current list of vendors are:

Recap of Show Details

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 – 9am – 2pm

3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The STILLEN Open House event is arguably the largest gathering of Nissan/Infiniti owners in the world.  Showcasing some of the most highly modified vehicles you can imagine from all over the United States.  This day-long event is here at the STILLEN facility, and in 2008 we had to block off more of the street than usual and this year we are hoping to go even further!  This show brings thousands of cars and is a great place to see all kinds of modified vehicles from mild to wild!

Come down, bring your Nissan or Infiniti (or just yourself) and join us as we celebrate 25 years of STILLEN and Nissan/Infiniti performance!

Special Features and Attractions:

  • Over a thousand highly modified Nissan/Infiniti cars from around the country
  • Discounted Dyno Runs
  • Free Install on Selected Items
  • Show Specials on Products
  • Special Guest Appearances
  • Shop Tours
  • Technical Seminars
  • New Product Launches
  • Vendors Displaying Product and Answering Questions
  • Great Raffle Prizes and Giveaways
  • And much much more!

Check out some photos from our previous events:

Join the discussions, and join the caravans forming to head down to the event!

…many more, check your favorite forum!

Mark your calendars:  STILLEN’s Open House Customer Appreciation Day is

May 8th, 2010!

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2009 brought some high highs and some low lows.  Through the tough economic times STILLEN pushed ahead with new products, new race programs and took the STILLEN prepared Nissan R35 GT-R to a first place finish in the Targa Newfoundland Rally.  All the while continuing growth saw the expansion of our manufacturing facility and more development out of R&D.

Development of that race program prevented us from being able to hold our annual Open House Customer Appreciation Day, but we are very excited to announce that 2010 will see the return of the highly anticipated event.  We would like to invite you to come down and celebrate our 25th year in business!

The STILLEN Open House event is arguably the largest gathering of Nissan/Infiniti owners in the world.  Showcasing some of the most highly modified vehicles you can imagine from all over the United States.  This day-long event is here at the STILLEN facility, and in 2008 we had to block off more of the street than usual and this year we are hoping to go even further!  This show brings thousands of cars and is a great place to see all kinds of modified vehicles from mild to wild!

Come down, bring your Nissan or Infiniti (or just yourself) and join us as we celebrate 25 years of STILLEN and Nissan/Infiniti performance!

Special Features and Attractions:

  • Thousands of highly modified Nissan/Infiniti cars from around the country
  • Discounted Dyno Runs
  • Show Specials on Products
  • Special Guest Appearances
  • Shop Tours
  • Technical Seminars
  • New Product Launches
  • Great Raffle Prizes and Giveaways
  • And much much more!

Join us Saturday, January 16th at STILLEN as we host the first BIG Detail Clinic of 2010!

STILLEN relies on Adam’s Polishes to keep all of our show cars looking the way they were meant to be, and we’re opening up the shop to give our customers an up-close look at these detailing products in action.

Adam’s experts will be on hand, demoing Adam’s most popular products, new detailing tools and accessories, and giving you first hand advice for getting the absolute best shine possible. Plus, there will be one-day-only special savings and FREE Adams’s samples for all that attend.


The clinic runs from 9AM until whenever, with the official Adam’s Polishes demos from 9AM-10AM.

 

Have a particular detailing question or challenge you’d like us to address? Just let us know and we’ll be ready with answers. And if possible, bring the car in question – we’ll work on it on the spot!

Adam’s Polishes are also available for sale and shipping from the STILLEN website:  Adam’s Polishes

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Nissan Cube with STILLEN Intake and Exhaust on Dyno

Recently a customer (Chris K. in Canada) put our exhaust and intake on his Cube, and took it to the local dyno to check what type of numbers it put down. Follow the jump to see the surprising results…

STILLEN Nissan Cube Intake Installed on the Cube's 1.8L MR18DE Engine

Chris was so excited about the new STILLEN Nissan Cube Intake and STILLEN Nissan Cube Exhaust that as soon as he received them he immediately installed them on his car. Unfortunately that means he wasn’t able to do a “before” dyno. However the MR18DE engine in the Cube is rated at 122 hp @ 5200rpm and 127 lb-ft @ 4800rpm at the crankshaft from the factory. Applying an industry standard 15% drivetrain loss results in 104 hp and 108 lb-ft at the front wheels.

Nissan Cube with STILLEN Intake and Exhaust strapped to the Dyno at D'Sousa Performance

After the dyno was booted up and the car turned the drums at D’Sousa Performance in Milton, Ontario – Chris saw 125 hp and 122 lb-ft at the wheels. That could be as high as 21 hp and 14 lb-ft above our estimated factory whp rating. While it is possible that the Cube is underrated from the factory, that doesn’t seem very likely on an engine like the MR18DE.

Nissan Cube dyno sheet from D'Sousa Performance's Mustang Dyno

Chris was also very satisfied with the quality, fit and finish of the products, saying:

 

From the moment I unpackaged the parts, it was very clear to me that these were high quality products. Installation was a snap. Everything literally clicked into place and there was no need to modify anything for a perfect fit.


The pieces look fantastic on the car for sure, but the best part has to be the deep rich sound. The combination of the STILLEN CAI and the STILLEN muffler have really transformed my Nissan Cube into something not so SQUARE!

Meet Seth.  Seth is in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Seth is about to have a lot of fun.  Seth is the lucky winner of STILLEN’s 2009 Targa Newfoundland Sweepstakes.

STILLEN Targa Newfoundland Sweepstakes Winner

Seth and his cousin Glenn will be traveling with the STILLEN crew up to Newfoundland, Canada to watch the STILLEN R35 GT-R compete in the rally event.  The trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, rental car, meals and spending cash, along with

On Saturday we opened up the parking lot and the doors to STILLEN as a place for guys at NICO to come down and throw a BBQ meet.  We were really impressed at the number of attendees, and the quality of the vehicles that showed up!

NICO Meet July 19 2009

This was also the first time anyone has seen (and heard!) the STILLEN GT-R in a public setting, and the build is getting much closer to being finished in preparation for the upcoming Targa Newfoundland Rally in September.

We’re enthusiasts here at STILLEN, just like yourself. Whenever possible we like to get our hands dirty, especially when it gives us the opportunity to install some STILLEN products and get a real-world feel for them – just like you our customer will experience.

G35 Coupe Camber Kit

G35 Coupe Camber Kit


I drive a 2004 G35 Coupe, and after upgrading to 20″ wheels and installing an Eibach Pro-Kit and STILLEN Sway Bars, the resulting issue with camber on the front and rear was evident immediately, and I quickly realized that despite the fresh new rubber smell of the BFGoodrich’s I had just installed, these tires would be short-lived if I didn’t look for a camber solution ASAP.

That solution, thankfully, was a couple hundred feet away from my desk here at STILLEN, where we manufacture and assemble a full front and rear camber adjustment kit designed specifically to improve upon what Nissan left out, the ability to adjust camber in both the front upper control arm, or the solid camber and toe arms in the rear.

We documented the driveway install of these pieces, so others could get a feel for what went into the install.  Thankfully I was able to bribe Kyle and Mike here in the office with ‘refreshments’ for the use of Mike’s driveway (alley?) and his impossibly robust set of tools (did you need a Razor-Blade-On-A-Stick™ to remove some window decals, yea he’s got one of those..), and both of their wrenching skills to tackle this job.

I’m happy to report that when all was said and done, alignment shop visited, the BFGoodrich’s were planted to the pavement as they should be, and tire wear is extremely even, with no signs of feathering.

STILLEN Infiniti G35

STILLEN Infiniti G35

Hit the DIY Articles section of the STILLEN Blog to see the detailed installation articles, also listed below:

Our goal is to continue with these detailed installation articles, if you’d like to see something in particular, feel free to let us know.

We recently introduced the STILLEN Roof Wing for the 04-06 Nissan Maxima (Part# 108264), and wanted to showcase it on a customer vehicle, and Maxima.org member Fastmax05 was up for the challenge.

As you can see the STILLEN Maxima Roof Wing adds a unique, finishing touch to the lines of the 6th generation Maxima, and is a very easy install.

STILLEN Roof Wings are constructed of high quality, durable urethane, and feature a lifetime warranty, and are secured to the rear glass with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape pre-installed to the wing for ease of installation.


Justin’s (Fastmax05) 2005 Maxima SE has a myriad of modifications he’s made, and is a great example of a really clean 6th Gen Max.  Some photos and a detailed modification list is below.  Thanks Justin for the pictures!


Modifications:

Engine

  • Fujita CAI Wrinkle Black Finish
  • MagnaFlow Mufflers
  • Cattman B-Pipe
  • Cattman Y-Pipe
  • NWP Spacer Kit
  • NWP VIAS Block Off Plate
  • SSIM Port
  • Cosmo Racing UDP
  • Timing Advance 17*
  • Grounding Kit

Exterior

  • Infiniti G35 Coupe 18inch Wheels
  • 255/40/18 Michelin PS2 Tires
  • EzKoncepts Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Ionic Dynamics Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
  • JDM Ebay Grill Painted High gloss Black
  • STILLEN Front Lip *Pending*
  • STILLEN Roof Spoiler
  • Painted Engine Bay Pieces K11 / Smoke Color
  • Fujita Oil Cap
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Limo Tint
  • Rear Deck Lip Spoiler
  • Painted Chrome Roof Strips
  • Hyper White License Plate LED’s
  • PIAA H3 Fog Bulbs
  • LED Turn Signal Switchbacks
  • ParadoxSystems Eye lids Painted K11 / Smoke Color
  • Painted Black Headlight Housing

Suspension / Brakes

  • H&R Springs Front/Rear
  • KYB GR2 Shocks
  • Racingline Tower Brace
  • Racingline Battery Tie Down
  • Roto Pro Rotors
  • E.B.C. Red Stuff Pads

Interior

  • Relocated info Screen
  • Indash Kenwood DVD/CD/Mp3 Touch Screen
  • Pioneer 800Watt Amp
  • Rockford 12in Sub

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