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The Nissan Juke is the latest mini-crossover to be released, and with it’s unique look, turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6L engine with solid performance numbers (not to mention available in AWD!), it’s no wonder this car is making waves and creating buzz.

UPDATE 3/2011:  We have made a change to the stainless steel tip – Improving the flow with the Juke body, and going with a dual wall slash cut tip.  See below for images installed on the Juke!

The calls were almost immediate from Nissan dealerships across the country inquiring what our plans were, and when STILLEN would have upgrades available for the Juke. We at STILLEN are happy to announce that day is here, beginning with the STILLEN Nissan Juke Exhaust. [Video Below]

STILLEN has added another application to the popular Front License Plate Bracket kits available for most Nissan and Infiniti vehicles with the inclusion of the new 2011 Nissan Juke!

For all of you who don’t want to have to drill the factory plastic license plate brackets into your bumper, damaging it and leaving you without options if you don’t want to run a front license plate, this kit is for you.  This kit uses the factory tow hook on the front of the vehicle, which is accessible by a small removable panel in the fascia, and makes it easy to add or remove whenever necessary.

No more worries about being pulled over, or ticketed when parking for not having a front plate, you can simply install this into the tow hook when needed, and have the freedom to remove it whenever, keeping the clean look without the plate.  Kit includes everything necessary to install, including a billet aluminum post, and steel backing plate for a solid installation.

These popular kits are available for the following applications:

During the product development process at STILLEN, our designers and engineers come together to make products that marry form and function to create durable parts that enhance your cars looks and performance. Here’s a sneak peek at how we make body kits and body components for cars like the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

With the goal of enhancing the Genesis’ body lines in mind, our design team sketched several variants of a front lip spoiler. After the best concepts were selected, the engineering staff reviewed and revised each mock up, narrowing the ideas down to the most aerodynamically sound and aesthetically pleasing.

Inside STILLEN’s modeling shop, our veteran modelers fashion the first physical version of the 2D mockup to reflect the mock-up penned by the designers. This process is all done on an OEM bumper, which makes for perfect fitment every time.

After taking meticulous measurements and addressing slight changes to contours of the lip spoiler, one side is completed:

…and it can be symmetrically replicated on the opposing side:

Check back soon for more updates on the process of creating a lip spoiler at STILLEN, including the first urethane mold, mounting, and the final product.

It’s bound to happen, you pull into that parking stall in a hurry, clipping the parking block and hearing that dreaded grinding noise.. Or seeing that impossibly sharp driveway, gripping the wheel tighter as you slowly creep over it, hoping the front won’t get damaged too much as you hear the scraping happening and you’ve already committed..

STILLEN has developed a protective skid plate made from urethane to combat this exact problem.  This piece is designed to conform to the bottom side of the front fascia, and protect against scraping and bumps.  It’s designed to be sacrificial, and made from durable urethane that can stand the abuse, leaving your factory bumper free from mishaps.

This item is very easily installed, and can be done quickly at a shop, as well as in your driveway with minimal effort.  Everything needed to install is included in the kit, and provides full coverage across the bottom of the front fascia.  These are available and shipping now, pricing and ordering information available on the STILLEN website.

More information from the STILLEN Product Page:

STILLEN has developed a urethane Skid Plate which protects the OEM fascia and paint from scrapes and light bumps.  This piece is specifically molded to the GT-R’s front bumper, and installs with 3M automotive acrylic foam tape and self-tapping screws to the underside. Durable urethane construction ensures no cracking, and doesn’t require painting, although can be color matched if desired.

As with all STILLEN urethane body components, these are proudly designed and made in the USA at our Costa Mesa, California facility.

 

The STILLEN / Vortech V-3 series supercharger is unique in that it uses a self-lubricating oil.  This means there is no need for running additional oil lines, or tapping the oil pan.  All of those inconveniences (and future leaks) from previous versions are a thing of the past.

The V-3 utliizes a very simple stainless braided hose that is designed to hang down near the shassis of the car.  Oil changes are made easy by simply removing the drain bolt, and refilling to the specified level.  Please follow these guidelines in servicing your supercharger unit. DO NOT OVERFILL!

STILLEN / Vortech V-3 Supercharger Mainteance Schedule & Procedure

  • Check the supercharger fluid level using the dipstick at every 2,500 mile intervals.

  • Initial supercharger fluid change must be performed 2,500 miles after installation, and must then be changed at least every 7,500 miles from there on.
    • Drain the fluid; re-fill the unit with only 4 oz. of the Vortech supplied lubricating fluid.
    • Confirm proper oil level using the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL!!

  • Fluid level checking procedure:
    1. Ensure that the .06″ copper sealing washer is located on the dipstick base
    2. Thread the clean dipstick into the unit until it seats.
    3. Once the dipstick has seated, remove the dipstick from the unit. Fluid should register in the crosshatched area at the bottom of the dipstick.
    4. DO NOT OVERFILL! Drain excess fluid from the unit if it above the maximum level on the dipstick.

WARNING: Use of any other fluid other than the Vortech supplied special lubricating fluid will void the warranty and may cause component failure.

We recently worked with Truckin’ Magazine on some high speed brake testing, putting the AP Racing BBK designed by STILLEN to the ultimate test at El Toro Marine Base.

Truckin’ editor Dan Ward pushed their 2004 GMC Sierra “Project Novakane” to the limit with repeated 80-0 mph stops beginning with the factory setup, swapped brake systems, and repeated the aggressive testing on the truck after outfitting the AP Racing setup onto the truck.

Below is an excert from the article with performance data from their extensive testing:

Truckin’ Magazine – October 2010 Issue

“Rather than test the truck from 60 mph, we hit the ‘whoa’ pedal at 80 mph, after all, do you really drive 60 mph on the freeway? Factory braking performance was dreadful, as a combination of grooved rotors and newish pads made for chassis vibrations when stopping and a weak pedal. After bolting on the 20-inch wheels and tires to the Sierra, the sticky Nitto tires actually improved the stopping distances, which confused us at first, but then we released the overall weight of the new wheels and tires wasn’t much heavier than our OE combo.

GM touted the redesigned ’99+ fullsize trucks as having the best brakes in their long history of building trucks. That’s nice marketing hype, but GPS data acquisition doesn’t lie and the new AP Racing brakes are the double-D cups to the OE’s training bra. We weren’t surprised to have better overall stopping power, after all, that’s what we expected from a company with a rich racing heritage, but what did surprise us was the pedal feel. Without being touchy, the brake pedal is now very linear with minimal inputs doing an impressive job of bringing the 4,300-pound truck to a standstill. As expected, the aggressive brake pads are heavy on the dust, which provides us another excuse to wash the wheels/tires more often. This upgrade was expensive, but unlike in many cases, you actually get what you pay for from Stillen.

With the AP kit bolted on, we made several 80-0 mph test runs and came away with an average of 226 ft, more than 144 ft than better than stock. That’s equivalent to stopping in only 5.56 school buses or basically stopping before going through an entire intersection and saving the lives of more than 350 kids in those buses.

Also, the green AP heat paint that was applied to the stock rotors burned white, meaning they exceeded 430 degrees Celcius during hard braking, but the new AP rotors didn’t burn through the green paint. This translates into the drilled holes and vents doing their job by keeping the rotor surface cooler, longer. If safety and performance are high on your list, bringing your truck to an immediate halt doesn’t get much better than with AP Racing’s bolt-on big brakes.”

You can read the full article here, and below are some images from the story:
Truckin’ Magazine Project Novakane Part III: AP Racing

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STILLEN OFFERS NEW AP RACING
2008-2010 BMW M3 (E9x)
FRONT AND REAR BIG BRAKE KITS

Features innovative Strap Drive System for road and track day applications

Costa Mesa, Calif. AP Racing, the braking technology choice of professional race teams worldwide (including Rahal Letterman IMSA ALMS GT2 M3, BMW Motorsports FIA GT2 M3, etc), has introduced front and rear Big Brake System for the 2008-2010 BMW M3 (E9x). Available from the Brake Pros product division of STILLEN, these new brake upgrades fit most 18″ and 19″ OE wheels. They are compatible with OE ABS, traction control, stability systems and factory brake master cylinder.

Front systems may be ordered with AP Racing’s newly updated 6-piston CP5555 calipers finished in black (AP7100), red (AP7100R) — or — limited-edition Comp Gray (AP7100G). For optimum mechanical and thermal balance, complimentary rear systems are advised. The rear systems are supplied with AP Racing’s new CP5306 4-piston calipers in matching colors (AP7150 / AP7150R / AP7150G).

Manufactured for maximum stopping power and minimum brake fade, the kit offers high performance braking capability with race proven technology and comes complete with calipers, rotors, brake pads, coated stainless steel braided brake lines and all necessary mounting hardware for immediate bolt-on.

Two-piece modular rotors float on an aluminum hat and have 72 directionally curved vanes to maximize cooling in extreme brake situations. Both front and rear rotors are available in a cross-drilled and slotted pattern for an aggressive pad bite and better face cooling or can be purchased slotted only for aggressive track use. The AP Racing Strap Drive System has been developed for both road and track day applications. It uses a series of stainless steel straps to locate the disc to the mounting bell, producing a flexible coupling between the hub and the disc faces. This allows the disc to run true in the caliper under all conditions and also permits the disc to expand and contract without being restricted.

Strong, durable and designed to withstand any punishment, AP Racing Brake calipers are manufactured with a lightweight, pressure cast aluminum alloy 2-piece body and finished with a hard anodized 2-part paint finish. This 2-piece design is more rigid than commonly available monoblock calipers. Differential piston bores eliminate pad taper and maximize braking efficiency, and the anti-rattle clip eliminates pad knock and noise. A fixed radial mount ensures minimal caliper flex for the best available brake feel under all operating conditions.

To learn more about AP Racing Big Brake upgrade kits for the 2008-2010 BMW M3 and other high performance vehicles, visit www.stillen.com, e-mail pr@stillen.com, or call (888) 221-2012.

For high resolution images, please view the main Press Release here.

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About STILLEN

Developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, STILLEN is a manufacturer and distributor of premium high performance products for late model import and domestic vehicles. Founded in 1986 by renowned professional driver and race car builder, Steve Millen, STILLEN incorporates cutting-edge race proven technology and advanced aerodynamic designs into the company’s proprietary performance and appearance product lines. Millen is known worldwide for achieving the greatest number of wins in IMSA GT history during the course of an impressive 30-year racing career. Family owned and operated, STILLEN branded products include exhaust systems and components, superchargers, fuel systems and components, brake kits and components, and urethane body styling products. In addition, STILLEN is an online reseller of many high performance products for late model cars and trucks, import and domestic, and creator of unique, one-of-a-kind performance project vehicles.  For more information, visit www.STILLEN.com.

For Further Information, Contact:

Josh Biggers
Marketing
STILLEN
(714) 540-5566, ext. 157
jbiggers@stillen.com

Recently we lauched the press release and information regarding the STILLEN 3.7L Supercharger for the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37, along with some video of track testing and data logging as we put the supercharger through it’s paces in a demanding environment.

Our testing doesn’t stop there.  Steve Millen personally has been putting thousands of miles on the STILLEN 370Z in all types of environments, altitudes, deserts, long trips through surrounding states, and earlier this week spent some time in the snow and cold for some cold weather endurance testing, including freezing temperatures, cold starts below freezing, etc.

We’re happy to report the STILLEN Supercharger is performing excellent and exactly to our standards, and we are excited for the release to customers later this month. STILLEN is accepting pre-orders on this kit, please call 866-250-5542 for more information, and a special intro price!

NOTE:  Take a sneak peek at the first production pieces of the STILLEN 370Z Side Skirts (unpainted)!  These are functional pieces made of very durable polyurethane, and ther design assists in adding downforce to the car.

STILLEN Supercharger Development Posts

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2010

STILLEN Introduces 500+HP Supercharger System for Nissan 370Z / Infiniti G37

STILLEN 370Z G37 Supercharger System

(Costa Mesa – CA) – After more than a year of development and testing, Steve Millen Sportparts (STILLEN) is proud to announce the release of the STILLEN Supercharger System for the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37 with the 3.7L VQ37 engine.

This complete bolt-on kit includes everything needed to increase the factory 332 horsepower to a tire shredding 500+ horsepower on 91 octane pump fuel!

STILLEN designed a new cast aluminum intake manifold specifically for this system, featuring longer runners and a large plenum for the engine to draw air, complete with integrated air-to-water intercooler system, dramatically cooling the air charge from the Vortech V-3 Supercharger unit. The V-3 features a self-contained oiling system and quiet V-belt design, with plenty of additional boost capability for those wanting even more power down the road.

Much of the assembly of the kit is done in advance, with the main supercharger unit being pre-assembled to the laser-cut billet aluminum mounting brackets. Installation is very straight forward, including detailed step-by-step instructions, requiring a typical shop 12 hours for the complete install.

STILLEN took extreme care in designing this system, ensuring that all additional coolers (oil, transmission, power steering, etc) would work with the intercooler system, as the Nissan VQ37 engine is prone to high oil temperatures unless properly cooled. STILLEN manufactures bolt-on cooler kits to keep these temperatures at normal levels no matter how hard the vehicle is being pushed.

Tuning is done with the use of an ECU based tuning device (reflash), larger 600cc injectors, and high output fuel pump. Intake features include a Polished Aluminum Intake Charge Pipe, and Cold Air Intake Y-Pipe with draw through MAF sensor bosses and filtered using genuine K&N intake filters.

At all levels of development the system was tested, both for street drivability and reliability under normal traffic and freeway conditions, as well as being put through its paces at El Toro Air Base, 140+ mph runs, hard driving on tight courses with excessive revving and redlining, and extensive monitoring of all pertinent air and fluid temperatures, air temps before and after the intercooler, etc.

At the onset of this project Steve Millen established two primary goals, performance and reliability. After our extensive reliability and dyno testing we can confidently say that we’ve exceeded both of these.

Steve Millen and STILLEN have a longstanding history with Nissan. As the lead factory driver, Steve drove the famous #75 300ZX to numerous IMSA wins and two World Championships.  Millen founded STILLEN 25 years ago and uses his intimate knowledge of Nissan engineering to develop products such as forced induction, exhausts, air intakes, suspension kits, big brake kits and urethane aero body components.

To learn more about the STILLEN Supercharger System for the 370Z / G37 and other STILLEN products including Nissan 370Z big brake kits and Infiniti G37 performance brake kits, visit www.stillen.com, email for more information at pr@stillen.com, or call STILLEN’s knowledgeable tech staff at (800) 576-2131.

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About STILLEN
STILLEN, located in Costa Mesa, CA, is a premier manufacturer and distributor of a select line of high performance products for late model import and domestic vehicles — developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Founded in 1986 by renowned professional driver and race car builder, Steve Millen, STILLEN incorporates cutting edge race proven technology and advanced aerodynamic designs into the company’s proprietary performance and appearance product lines. Millen is known worldwide for achieving the greatest number of wins in IMSA GT history during the course of an impressive racing career that spans 30 years and numerous wins in series around the globe – from LeMans to the 24 Hours of Daytona.  Still family owned and operated, STILLEN branded products include exhaust systems and components, superchargers, fuel systems and components, brake kits and components, and urethane body styling products. The company’s race heritage and continued participation in motorsports has added special focus on motorsports proven R&D, manufacturing processes and materials, and expert, enthusiast-based customer support, distinguishing STILLEN in the field of performance manufacturers.  In addition, STILLEN is an online reseller of many high performance products for late model cars and trucks, import and domestic, and creator of unique, one-of-a-kind performance project vehicles.


For Further Information, Contact:
Josh Biggers
Marketing
STILLEN
714-540-5566, ext. 157
jbiggers@stillen.com

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STILLEN Supercharger Development Posts

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*Individual results will vary based on the baseline of the stock engine, type of dynomometer used, temperature, elevation, fuel and various other factors. Typical results are between 480-520HP (flywheel) at under 500′ elevation and below 75ºF.

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!

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