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One of the most common questions and fears we get from customers or potential customers is a valid one: “Will adding aftermarket parts void my warranty?”

It’s a scary premise, and unfortunately one some uneducated dealerships seem to drill into their customers, that using non-OEM parts or upgrades will void the factory warranty, and leave you the new car owner to fend for yourself, without support from the vehicle maker.

Thankfully this isn’t the case, and there is legislation in place to protect you, the consumer, from these types of situations.  The Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act was passed way back in 1975 to combat this exact subject, and ensure that you have the freedom to choose aftermarket parts and upgrades without having your warranty stripped or voided.

Dealerships and car companies are required to prove that any modification of the vehicle with aftermarket parts is the cause of the failure.  

We had a blast working with GM this year with their 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab pickup.  We wanted to do something striking for their booth, as we had heard outside of some Hummers, this would be the only pickup present for 2008. The final result is below:

STILLEN Silverado at SEMA

Look for a complete outline of the build to come soon, for now here are some photos from the GM Booth at SEMA, and the final build sheet.

2008 Chevy Silverado Complete Build Sheet:

Exterior

Performance

Suspension

Braking

Wheels/Tires

Interior

Make sure you check out the other two vehicles we built for 2008 SEMA!

STILLEN manufactures a wide variety of premium quality Silverado aftermarket parts.

 

For this years SEMA Show, we were asked by Infiniti to build a G37 Coupe to take to their booth at SEMA, and we jumped on board.  This year Infiniti had their own area at SEMA, and we were proud to bring a shining example of their flagship coupe for display.

STILLEN G37 Coupe at SEMA

We quickly got the 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe into the urethane modeling shop and developed the Lip Spoiler for use with the Sport Model front fascia.  As always, components are build our of durable urethane, for OEM fitment and quality.

From there we worked on a rendering, including a 3-tone paint scheme utilizing some BASF R-M Carizzma paint to create a charcoal top with a red stripe on the factory silver paint.

While in the modeling shop we also created our signature Roof Wing, as well as a rear deck wing that covers the chrome strip and follows the contours of the vehicle.

Combined with the suspension goodies reknown from the R&D department at STILLEN, and some new performance items just released (like the STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Intake Kit), not only does this G37 Coupe look good, but it’s ready to hit the track.  Build sheet and products list below.  Look for more photos and studio shots soon.

2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe Complete Build Sheet:

Exterior

Performance

Suspension

Brakes

Interior

Here is more information on the other two new vehicles we brought to this years SEMA Show:

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).

STILLEN 2009 Maxima at SEMA

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:

STILLEN 2009 Nissan Maxima SEMA Car Progress Final

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 info@stillen.com!

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.

Maxima Rear Wing

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.

STILLEN Maxima in the Modeling Shop

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!

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