SERVICE BAY SNAPSHOT- MID WEEK MADNESS

May 2, 2012

It’s the middle of the week and our Performance Center is operating on all cylinders today, excuse the horrible pun please.  We have a car in just about every department getting the attention they deserve.

Aaron is taking car of a G35 on the dyno, and releasing some reliable torque and horsepower by way of an UP REV tune.

 

We have a twin pair of FORD GT’s getting some suspension love by way of PENSKE coilovers and alignment.

It doesn’t get much better than a brand new set of external reservoir Penske 8300 Shock absorbers.

 

Not only do we have one gorgeous 370z in the shop but we have two, getting some routine maintenance done…

 

As you can see, the guys in the Performance Center have had a very busy day, but that’s not to say we don’t have time for new projects here at STILLEN. Make sure you give us a call if you need anything done, from oil changes to custom builds, these guys quite literally do it all.

STILLEN Performance Center
(866) 250-5542

 

Service bay Snapshot: BOSS 302 MUSTANG

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?

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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.

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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

 

 

SERVICE BAY SNAPSHOT: NEW CLUTCH ON A FORD GT

March 20, 2012

Although FORD GT owners are few and far between, we pride ourselves on providing a complete array of services for that particular vehicle. From offering a full spectrum of performance parts, to doing oil changes, and full transmission rebuilds, we offer it all.

Here’s a quick snapshot of Aaron in our service department prepping a Ford GT for a new clutch.
ford gt service

And if you were wondering what that bad boy looks like without the bonnet on.

Ill take one of those superchargers with a side of fries please!!

Be sure to check out our FORD GT section of the site for all your performance needs.

SNAPSHOT: STILLEN FORD GT AT 2012 TARGA BAMBINA

March 19, 2012

We decided to start your week off with a snapshot of Steve piloting the STILLEN Ford GT into some serious airtime, during the 2012 Targa Bambina in New Zealand.

ford gt 40 air time

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.

Congratulations Guys!!

STILLEN GT-R Immortalized with Scalextric 1:32 Scale Slot Car

December 15, 2011

Few things stick out in my life as such happy times as ripping open the giant Slot Car box at Christmas with the TYCO logo and the huge “Zero Gravity Cliff Hangers” or            “US1 Trucking” emblazoned on the side, shoving aside other gifts and wads of torn and crumpled wrapping paper to clear enough room and take over the living room.

Getting the track set up, plugged in, the hum of the power supply, finally jamming a finger down on the trigger and watching the little car shoot down the track at what seems like 900mph with tiny sparks visible under the chassis, not having a chance in the world at making the turn and spiraling off somehow getting airborne and disappearing in the depths and darkness behind the Christmas tree in the corner.. Controller surprisingly hot in my hand and a curl of smoke coming up through the vents..

For those who hung on to those good times and continued on with Slot Car Racing, no doubt Scalextric is a name you’ve heard of and trust. They specialize in bringing realistic vehicles to the slot car world, and this year they’ve taken on recreating the STILLEN R35 Nissan GT-R in striking detail.

The Nissan GT-R is done in a 1:32 scale, and even be modified just like the real thing, changing anything from tires to gears to swapping motors. Check out the detail in the pictures below:


Steve Millen and STILLEN have a history with Scalextrix, as they also did the STILLEN Ford GT a couple of years back after it competed in the New Zealand Targa:


So if you are a slot car enthusiast, or know of one, this is a perfect Christmas item to add to the vehicle fleet!

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