When a car is just done right, there’s that jolt that seems to travel directly from your eyeballs to your brain when you see it, causing you to mouth the word ‘whoa…’
Such is the case with STILLEN customer Alden Arneson and his 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Sport, taking advantage of almost every product STILLEN manufactures for the 7th Generation Maxima and showcasing what a cleanly modified Max can achieve to be.. and he’s not done yet! Alden worked closely with our dealer Revision Audio near his hometown in Hawaii to make his dream a reality.
Alden’s Maxima takes everything into account.. Full STILLEN polyurethane body kit, performance products including a cold-air intake and stainless catback exhaust system, suspension system featuring coilovers, sway bar and braces, and what most people seem to forget when building a high performance vehicle, a complete AP Racing big brake upgrade by STILLEN.
Maxima Modification List
We asked Alden about his build, why he chose the Maxima, and what he has planned next, and here’s his thoughts:
I became interested in the maxima after I had seen the new body style. I loved how aggressive it looked. After I took it for a test drive, I was sold. At first, I told my self that I wasn’t going to mod this car. I previously owned a fully built Mitsubishi Galant. I was always into building something different. Needless to say, I got bored. I decided that I would just drop the car and be done with it.
Well, then came the rims. The addiction had started again. I began to look around for parts. I knew that STILLEN had been making Nissan parts for a long time. To my amazement, I found a whole bunch of parts for the Maxima. I knew that I had to have everything that was out there for this car. Fast forward about a year and the project is still going. My future plans include a full air bag suspension setup from AirRunner systems. A full custom audio setup is also in the works currently.
Just want to thank STILLEN for making awesome parts. I hope there are more in the works. I also wanna give a shout out to Revision Audio. They have pretty much built my car from the bottom up. Special thanks to Samson Mak, Derek Katayama, and Todd Oya for all of your help.
Newmarket Infiniti/Nissan’s latest build: this stylish 2012 Nissan Maxima.
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
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!
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 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.
) 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!
- 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
- 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
- Relocated info Screen
- Indash Kenwood DVD/CD/Mp3 Touch Screen
- Pioneer 800Watt Amp
- Rockford 12in Sub
After wrapping up the final details with the STILLEN 2009 Maxima we showed you earlier, we hustled it onto a transporter last week for delivery to Las Vegas and the 2008 SEMA Show (click HERE for Autoblog’s coverage of the show).
The Maxima is the featured vehicle of the Nissan booth (besides the unique Nissan Z Highboy with a Nissan powerplant installed). A list of products installed on this Maxima are available HERE. Below is some photos from the booth. Look for more photos and studio shots soon.
Here is more information on the other two new vehicles we brought to this years SEMA Show:
We’ve been working so hard on the three vehicles we have going to SEMA (2009 Nissan Maxima, 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe and 2008 Chevy Silverado.. more info to come on the other two builds soon), we’ve been a little laxed in our updates, and for that I apologize..
EDIT 11/08/08: View the STILLEN Maxima in the Nissan Booth at SEMA
So here’s the final info on the 2009 Nissan Maxima build:
The Maxima has been completed, and is prepared for the transport leaving tomorrow to take this car into the Nissan booth at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For those of you attending, we hope you get a chance to stop in and see it.
Here is the gallery of images of the car just rolled out of the back of the warehouse, look for studio shots as soon as we can get it back from SEMA.
For the previous coverage of the Maxima, check out the other blog posts:
To confirm the products being put into production:
Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Welcome back. We’ve been hard at work on our 2009 Nissan Maxima body parts and have some new photos to share.
Here’s a look at the final pieces created in the modeling shop, before the molds are made. This is where the fine tuning comes in, this part of the process takes a designer with a keen eye for detail and a steady hand.
During this session some final changes and tweaks were made to the pieces.
The next step is creating the molds to make the parts. After that we’ll have final fitment checks on first production pieces. Stay Tuned – next time we’ll look at the 2009 Maxima performance part development and check in on some of our other projects.
Planned products coming for the 2009 Nissan Maxima:
- STILLEN 2009 Nissan Maxima Urethane Body Kit:
- 2009 Maxima Lip Spoiler
- 2009 Maxima Grille – Urethane Surround w/Speed Grille Mesh
- 2009 Maxima Side Skirts (Rockers)
- 2009 Maxima Rear Wing (Spoiler)
- 2009 Maxima Roof Wing
- STILLEN 2009 Maxima Intake Kit
- STILLEN 2009 Maxima Grounding Kit
- STILLEN 2009 Maxima Cat-Back Exhaust System
- STILLEN 2009 Maxima Sway Bars
- AP Racing 2009 Maxima Big Brake Kit
- AP Racing 2009 Maxima Cross-Drilled / Slotted Rotors
- Mintex Xtreme 2009 Maxima High Performance Brake Pads
- Goodridge 2009 Maxima Stainless Steel Brake Lines
For those that missed the original 2009 Maxima update, it’s available HERE
EDIT 10/30/08: The Maxima is finished! Click HERE for pictures/info!
We thought it would be interesting to show everyone out there what goes on behind the scenes during the big SEMA push here at STILLEN. The first project car we’re going to reveal is our 2009 STILLEN Maxima. As usual we’ve got a comprehensive build planned which addresses all of the major systems on the car including power, suspension, braking, appearance and entertainment.
The first and one of the most time consuming parts of the process is creating appearance upgrades in our durable STILLEN urethane.
These pictures are coming direct from our on-site body styling studio where some of our most talented and trusted employees begin the mock-up process for our STILLEN body parts.
The process begins with a concept sketch, that is then transferred onto the car and shaped by hand. This step is where the design actually comes to realization on the vehicle. Once the sculpting is complete, we’ll post an update here, so stay tuned!
EDIT 10/13/08: Update Part 2 Live!
EDIT 10/30/08: The Maxima Is Finished!