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STILLEN is proud to announce that all current production STILLEN superchargers have achieved CARB exemption through 2014!  For many years, STILLEN has been recognized as the leader in NISSAN/INFINITI performance products and we continue our commitment by continuing to invest in tuning these fine vehicles. Our dedication to the NISSAN/INFINITI vehicles and the pride we have for the parts we manufacture for them shines through with this latest accomplishment.  The new CARB exemption order numbers (EO # D-426-19 and EO# D-436-20) cover all single and dual throttle body supercharger systems for the VQ35, VQ35HR, VQ37, VQ40 and VK56 engines.

STILLEN CARB Approved Supercharger for Nissan 350Z

STILLEN CARB Approved Supercharger for VQ37 engines

Not only is STILLEN the only company to offer CARB exempt performance parts for these vehicles, but STILLEN is the only company in the world to achieve CARB legality when tuning through the factory ECU with larger fuel injectors.  In the past, the only way to achieve CARB approval was with a piggyback ECU.

With the latest extension of CARB Exemption Order numbers, STILLEN is also excited to announce the extension of the powertrain warranty programs already in place for these supercharger systems.  When you purchase your supercharger kit you have the option of adding a 3 year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty.  STILLEN is the only NISSAN/INFINITI tuner in the world to offer this with their supercharger systems.

Note: CARB (California Air Resources Board), a division of the California state government, is widely recognized as the strictest emissions control in the US and is recognized in all 50 states as an emissions standard for all performance parts. If a performance part achieves CARB legality, it is recognized as 50-state legal.

STILLEN CARB Approved Superchargers:

Single Throttle Body Superchargers (EO# D-436-19)

50-State Legal Nissan 350Z Supercharger by STILLEN

50-State Legal Nissan 350Z Supercharger by STILLEN

Dual Throttle Body Superchargers (EO# D-436-20)

STILLEN 50 State Legal Supercharger for Nissan 370Z

STILLEN 50 State Legal Supercharger for Nissan 370Z

Want to see more photos of the of the STILLEN dual throttle body superchargers? Check out the slide show below!

Next Steps

For more information about STILLEN’s 50 state legal superchargers, please call us at (866) 250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. We also feature wide variety of other performance parts and a full service performance shop that specializes in dyno tuning, laser alignment, supercharger installations, and more!

2013 Infiniti G37 Cold Air Intake

STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Cold Air Intake

Just announced… STILLEN cold air intakes for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles have been CARB approved through 2014! For nearly 20 years, STILLEN has worked with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop products that are compliant with OE standards of total vehicle integration and performance. With this long history in mind, STILLEN is proud to announce the cold air intakes for the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 have been CARB approved. We are equally proud to announce year range extensions for the 2014 370Z , Maxima and more. For a full list of vehicle applications, please see below.

STILLEN was the first company to prove that a cold air intake on the VQ37 engine could actually make power and is still recognized as the leading cold air intake with the highly sought after Generation 3 long tube cold air intakes for the 370Z, G37 and Q60.   It took 6 months of in-house R&D and testing and 56 different variations of prototype intake systems but it was all worth it and the end result was the leading cold air intake for the VQ37 equipped vehicles.

Nissan Titan Air Intake

STILLEN Air Intake for Nissan Titan

When it came time to manufacturing air intake systems for vehicles like the Altima, Maxima, Titan, Frontier, etc. STILLEN leaned on its vast experience in manufacturing high performance parts for NISSAN/INFINITI vehicles.  On the Nissan Altima and Maxima applications STILLEN is the only manufacturer of high performance intakes that incorporates a poly-urethane ducted air intake path leading fresh air from behind the factory grille directly into the air intake filter.  Included in many of these kits is STILLEN’s unique velocity ring which increases the velocity of the air as it is drawn into the engine thus producing more power!

Note: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is a division of the California state government and is widely recognized for having the most stringent emissions control regulations in the United States. Therefore, each of the 50 states recognizes its standards as the emissions standard for all performance parts. Each performance part that achieves CARB legality is considered 50-state legal.

STILLEN CARB Approved Cold Air Intakes (EO# D-436-21)

STILLEN CARB Approved Cold Air Intake

Contact Us

For more information about the STILLEN cold air intakes, please browse our website or call (866) 250-5542 to speak with one of our experts. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you life in the Orange County, CA area and need your air intake installed, we will also be happy to schedule an appointment for you in our performance shop.

Here at STILLEN, we’re pretty proud of the products we make. We know firsthand how much time and effort goes into sourcing the correct materials, developing the perfect design and testing the prototypes all so that we are 100% confident that the aftermarket parts our customers are putting into their cars are the best they possibly could be. As proud as we are of the parts we make, we are even more proud when a third party recognizes a STILLEN part for its quality. Needless to say, the office was abuzz this week when we found out the STILLEN brake cooling kit for the Nissan 370Z was featured in a MotoIQ Project 370Z article!

MotoIQ Reivew: Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

Project 370Z Article Summary

As the article mentions, the goal of Project 370Z is to get some track time with their 370Z. As improvements to the car have led to improved lap times, they have also led to more stress on the brakes. With this in mind, the team decided it was time to upgrade with the brake cooling kit. With that decision made, it was time to actually install the kit and test it. By this time, most of the STILLEN team was on the edge of their seat wanting to hear how our in-house testing was comparing to MotoIQ’s third party testing. Checkout the quote below to see how our brake cooling kit fared:

“With the brake ducts covered, the right front caliper temperature peaked at 272 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rotor at 529 degrees Fahrenheit. The Left front caliper reached 259 degrees, with the rotor at 550 degrees. Once the ducts were opened, both the left and right side caliper dropped 44 degrees. The right front rotor dropped 156 degrees, and the left front rotor dropped a whopping 216 degrees! This is a significant reduction and spot on with STILLEN’s in house testing at the same track. We were truly impressed with the numbers. Also the brake feel and control stayed more consistent throughout the session with the ducts functioning. Any 370 that sees a decent amount of track time should look into purchasing this kit, it’s a cost effective way to give yourself a higher temperature threshold for your brake system and will also prolong the life of the ware items such as pads, rotors, piston seals, and brake fluid.” – Clint Boisdeau, MotoIQ

Get More Information On the STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit for Nissan 370Z

For more information on this great brake cooling kit check out the full article here or visit www.stillen.com for more details. If you would prefer to speak with our experts about this kit or any of the other Nissan 370z parts we sell, please call 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. For our Southern California 370Z enthusiasts, we also have a full service performance shop that can install everything from brake cooling kits to superchargers and exhausts. If you want your kit professionally installed, just let us know and we’ll schedule an appointment for you!

Here at STILLEN, we love cars and the Infiniti Q50 is no exception. This car has already become a favorite among the STILLEN team, so it’s no wonder that we’ve been hard at work developing brand new performance parts that will squeeze every ounce of power, sound and performance out of this car. Just a few months ago, we introduced you to the STILLEN 504440 cat-back exhaust for the Infiniti Q50 (read more about this exhaust our blog post by clicking here) and now we’re proud to introduce you to the STILLEN 403230 Generation 2 Dual Cold Air Intake Kit for Infiniti Q50.

STILLEN Infiniti Q50 Air Intakes

STILLEN Infiniti Q50 Air Intakes

History of Excellence

The STILLEN R&D team has a long history of developing top of the line air intakes for the Nissan and Infiniti cars and chose to incorporate many of these principles in the Infiniti Q50 Gen2 cold air intakes. Like our other Gen2 intakes, this Infiniti Q50 air intake kit comes with polyurethane heat shields that effectively direct air inside the engine bay to maximize performance.

Infiniti Q50 Intake by STILLEN

Impressive Sound

While many of us upgrade to aftermarket intakes from the stock intakes for the performance gains, sound is also another reason to upgrade. Aftermarket intakes just sound better and this is definitely true for the STILLEN Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50. With these hi-flow intakes you can enjoy a mild sound while cruising, but also enjoy a richer sound as the engine comes to life under acceleration.

The Best Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50

Heat shields and sounding good aren’t the only reasons we believe the STILLEN Generation 2 Dual Cold Air Intake Kit is the best cold air intake available. Here are a few more reasons why we like this cold air intake:

  • Twin mandrel bent polished aluminum intake tubes
  • Comes with two K&N Filters
    • 1,000,000 mile warranty on filters
    • Dual cone integrated with velocity stack
  • No check engine light (CEL) problems – guaranteed!
  • 50 State legal
  • Customizable – paint the urethane intake boxes to match your car or leave natural black
  • Hassle-free, bolt-on installation with easy to follow instructions
  • Made in the USA

STILLEN Cold Air Inake Installed in Infiniti Q50

Next Steps

For more information about the STILLEN Cold Air Intakes for Infiniti Q50 or browse our selection of other Infiniti Q50 parts, please visit www.STILLEN.com/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=released_q50_cold_air_intakes. Also, if you would like us to install the intake for you or need any other installations done, we feature a full service performance shop at our headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. We specialize in a wide variety of performance part installations, dyno tuning and more. Just give us a call at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you or answer any questions you have about cold air intakes or any of the other parts we carry!

For many years STILLEN has been recognized as a leading manufacturer of high performance parts. From exhausts and intakes to supercharger and turbocharger kits, STILLEN has done it all. Over the years questions have been asked as to why STILLEN prefers some of its manufacturing steps over other more popular standards. The best answer to this question is an explanation of the companies history.

STILLEN was founded by Steve Millen. A legendary race-car driver, he won races around the world including the 24 hours of Le Mans, 24 hours of Daytona, numerous championships in many different series, open wheel, sports car, and even Mickey Thompson off-road racing. STILLEN the company, has been manufacturing high performance parts for cars and trucks for nearly 25 years. All of the parts manufactured by STILLEN have many years and hundreds of victories and dozens of championships backing them up. We know what it takes to win races and championships on the race track as well as make parts that last for many, many years on the street.

STILLEN Nissan 2008 - 2014 Full cat back stainless exhaustWhen developing a performance exhaust system the engineers at STILLEN take many things into consideration to help ensure each exhaust meets our high standards.  Here are a few top items the STILLEN team considers when developing a new exhaust system:

  • Power development
  • Sound
  • Quality
  • Fit
  • Finish
  • Ease of installation
  • Aesthetic appeal

Exhaust Power Development

STILLEN has been known to test many different configurations of exhaust systems before signing off on a particular design.  Many vehicles have seen as many as 15 different exhaust configurations on our dyno before testing is complete.  Our goal is to make the most power possible without sacrificing any part of the cars power band. By improving the exhaust’s efficiency we can gain power across the entire RPM band.  STILLEN has been apart of numerous magazine tests on many of our performance exhaust systems and each time we are considered to be among the top performers if not the best.  One of our exhaust systems has been tested by 5 different magazines and each test has shown STILLEN to be the best exhaust system. 2013 Nissan 370z Stillen Exhaust

Exhaust Sound

Performance exhaust systems not only need to develop more power than stock, but they also need to offer the driver an enjoyable sound.  A “good sounding exhaust” is purely objective and is open to interpretation.  Some people like one sound while other people like a completely different sound.

STILLEN always strives for a refined sound that offers a nice blend between mild and wild. During normal driving conditions a STILLEN exhaust will offer a mild sound that is barely noticeable over stock.  Under heavy acceleration, however, the exhaust will come alive.  Letting everyone around the car know that you are all about performance and you are moving fast.  It is difficult to get the right mixture of sounds, but it is very important.  The last thing we want for you want is a droning exhaust system that drives you crazy.

Quality of Exhaust System

STILLEN manufactures all of their exhaust systems out of a combination of polished 304 and 409 stainless steel.  All of the pipes are polished 409 stainless steel and the mufflers and tips are polished 304 stainless steel.  After many years of testing and manufacturing it has been determined that the increased carbon levels in the 409 stainless steel material act as a resonance buffer.  Because 409 stainless steel is slightly heavier than 304 stainless steel, due to its higher carbon levels, it prevents harmonic vibrations that can fatigue metal and cause stress fractures. STILLEN 2008-2014 Nissan Altima ExhaustThis is also helpful in preventing any drone as the exhaust pulse is less likely to hit the harmonic frequency of the metal.  304 stainless steel is better used in areas like mufflers and exhaust tips because the 304 stainless steel will not lose its luster while 409 stainless steel will dull over time.  On most of our exhaust systems the mufflers and tips are in locations that show off the exhaust system.  Because of this we want to make sure those parts are always looking their absolute best.

Fit and Finish of Exhaust

For many years STILLEN has been using exhaust clamps to secure the pipes to one another.  Exhaust flanges are ideal for one off applications, but they do not always work best in mass production.  For instance, it has been well documented that the factory exhaust on a Nissan 350Z or Infiniti G35 can come from the factory off center. Stillen exhaust on car We have seen hundreds of cases where the factory exhaust either did not line up or hung too low on one side.  This problem has to do with the location of the exhaust hangers on the chassis.  Because of this there is no room for adjustment if flanges are utilized.  This means that no matter what, if you have an exhaust that is not perfect from the factory, an aftermarket exhaust will also not be perfect.  However, with the exhaust clamps that we use there is plenty of room for adjustment. STILLEN Nissan GTR Exhaust Each connection consists of one pipe that has been cross-cut and stretched to accommodate another pipe inside.  This slip joint connection allows for a tight and secure fit when the clamp is tightened, closing the stretched pipe around the internal pipe.  With this setup we have plenty of room for adjustment and no chance of leaking or mis-alignment. STILLEN Nissan Titan Exhaust

Ease of Installation of Exhaust System

Each STILLEN exhaust system is manufactured in close tolerance fixtures and jigs.  There is one master part for each fixture that is constantly put into the rotation to ensure that the fixture and all parts coming out of the fixture are perfect and identical.

Contact Us

For more information on the different types of exhausts we manufacture, please visit www.stillen.com or call 866-250-5542. We also offer a full service performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA. We specialize in exhaust installations, dyno tuning and more!

Since STILLEN signed the agreement with Whipple Superchargers to become the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area, the STILLEN Performance Shop  has been booked solid installing these beauties. The dominant car has definitely been the Chevrolet Camaro, but the latest installation was on this absolutely gorgeous Ford F150 6.2 Liter SVT Raptor.

Ford Raptor Supercharger with Whipple Supercharger installed

Ford F150 SVT Raptor with Whipple Supercharger

To say we were excited to get right into the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be a huge understatement, the whole office was buzzing and taking bets (no money was exchanged- just bragging rights) on how much h.p. this beast would pull on the Dyno after the install.

Ford Raptor Supercharger by Whipple

Ford Raptor Supercharger engine view

We’ve had plenty of trucks come through the doors here to get work done, but this was the first Raptor, and a heavily modified one at that with a full RPG suspension, cat-back exhaust, LED lights, winch, 37’s, etc.

Ford Raptor Supercharger front engine shot

With the latest technology, the all new Whipple supercharger kit creates more power than any other superchargers on the market and is 100% complete and designed for stock engines, but also has enough capability to work with the heaviest of modified engines. With this in mind, we were expecting the Whipple to add about 25% extra horsepower at the wheel to this truck’s already impressive resume!

Ford Raptor supercharger Whipple close up in engine

Ford Raptor Supercharger engine bay with whipple installed at Stillen

After the Ford Raptor Supercharger Install

On the baseline run on the Dyno the truck pulled 360 h.p. at the wheel. After the install, we mounted it up again and this time the results were drastically different!!! The truck laid down 502 h.p., an almost 40% increase.

Ford Raptor F150 H.P. Dyno pull Stillen WhippleAdditionally, our customer saw an increase from 386 to 485 in FT Lbs. of Torque, a 25% increase!!!!

Ford F150 Torque Dyno pull Stillen WhippleTo say our customer was happy after the Ford Raptor supercharger install would be an understatement…..he was over the moon!!! He knew in an instant he had made the right choice on not only the Supercharger, but also on the highly skilled team of technicians at STILLEN to get it installed correctly!! Click on the video below to see second Dyno pull and check out the results.

Whipple Superchargers Installed By STILLEN

STILLEN continues to be the only recognized and warranty certified installer in the Southern California area for all Whipple Supercharger installations. When you have your supercharger kit installed by the STILLEN Performance Shop you can be rest assured that your vehicle will be eligible for coverage under the Whipple Supercharger 3-year/36,000 mile, 5-year/60,000 mile or even the 5-year/100,000 mile warranty options!

Whipple supercharger from Stillen

Whipple Superchargers are designed and manufactured in the US and utilize their innovative Twin Screw Compressor technology and only require oil replacement every 100,000 miles. We have Whipple Supercharger kits available and ready to install on your American Car, Truck, or SUV! Call the STILLEN Performance Shop today at (866) 250-5542 to schedule an appointment.

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