Keeping an eye to the future includes everything from new vehicles, new products, and even new enthusiasts. This past Wednesday, December 15th, Steve Millen and the STILLEN crew delivered a modified Nissan Altima to the Coastline ROP Automotive Technology class at Laguna Hills High School.
This car was one of the main display vehicles for Nissan when they released the new model Altima, and was also an R&D project and show car for STILLEN for many years. The car has been outfitted with a long list of performance modifications, suspension improvements, brake upgrades, aesthetic enhancements by way of a body kit and custom interior. The car is even sporting a 3 part paint job featuring Lamborghini Orange.
Students get a chance to check out the car and meet and greet with STILLEN.
Laguna Hills High School offers its students a first-rate facility to learn about everything from proper maintenance to performance improvements. The students at Laguna Hills are guided by their teacher Tim Chambers. Mr. Chambers has already had the students build a Class 11 VW Beetle and a current ongoing project consists of a Ford Maverick drag car!
We enjoyed our time spent with the students discussing these projects. It was especially neat to see how excited they were about their work and their enthusiasm in continuing on with modifying vehicles in the future, and being part of the automotive industry. By giving the students a vehicle with aftermarket parts the goal is to allow them the opportunity to learn how performance parts work and how they can improve their own vehicles safely and legally.
It’s unfortunate that these awesome types of programs are few and far between, and with budget cuts and educational programs being trimmed all the time, we feel it’s vital for all of us to do what we can, and support automotive programs that can attract new young enthusiasts.
List of modifications performed to the Nissan Altima:
STILLEN Race Pipe
STILLEN Front Strut Brace
STILLEN Rear Sway Bar
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
Body / Aerodynamics
STILLEN Front Lip Spoiler
STILLEN Side Skirts (Rockers)
STILLEN Rear Corners
Street Scene Grille Shell and Mesh Grille
STILLEN AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers / 13″ Cross-Drilled / Slotted Rotors, Brake Pads, Stainless Steel Brake Lines
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]
The STILLEN Rear Section Exhaust System bolts up quickly, replacing the OEM section, and utilizing the factory hanger locations, making this an easy upgrade for any enthusiast. No welding, fabrication or cutting is required to install. Performance is fantastic, with the rear section exhaust generating 13HP and 14Lb/Ft at the wheels on the dyno!
The muffler and tips are of polished 304 Stainless Steel for protection against the elements, and offer a stylish appearance. The double-wall polished stainless tip makes cleaning a breeze, and features the STILLEN logo laser etched into the side.
The STILLEN Exhaust brings an aggressive tone to the otherwise noticibly quiet exhaust note of the Juke, but under normal cruising there is no exhaust drone and no audible presence of the exhaust. When the throttle is pushed, the true growl of the Turbo 1.6L MR16DDT engine comes alive.
More information and pricing can be found on the STILLEN Product Page:
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:
Founded in 1986, STILLEN is recognized as one of the premier tuners in the world. With Engineers and a full R&D department on location, STILLEN has long been engineering big brake kits with Brembo and AP Racing, developing superchargers with Magnuson, Edelbrock, Whipple, Vortech, and under the leadership of championship race car driver Steve Millen, trusted by thousands of enthusiasts, manufacturing STILLEN branded products and upgrades, as well as wholesale distribution and retail partners.