The Nissan Altima has been a major contender in the mid-sized market for decades. The past five years have proven to be the most successful for the not so little sedan. With this recent track record it is no surprise that they decided to do a facelift to keep up with the rest of the Nissan lineup. A mid model refresh is not uncommon, but they went a little further than that.
As you can see in the photos, the 2016 Altima Sedan’s new styling cues have adopted the new “Energetic Flow” design that guided the inspiration of the new Murano and Maxima. On top of the styling updates, this redesign also changes the performance and dynamics of the car.
Reduced coefficient of drag – 0.26 Cd (down from 0.29 Cd)
Increased structural rigidity
Reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness)
Increased Fuel Economy (for 2.5L and 3.5L variants)
Along with the standard changes, Nissan has added a SR trim to both the 2.5L and 3.5L models. The SR will be the “sporty” options for those looking for some added performance and style from the factory. The SR trim will feature things like 18 inch wheels, revised suspension, and a manual paddle shifting mode. Styling wise, the SR will feature smoked headlight housings, DRL’s, Fogs Lights, and a rear spoiler.
As usual, STILLEN is excited to get our hands on one of these new Altima’s and see what we can do with it. We love where Nissan is heading with it’s unique styling and improved performance. You can expect to see some sporty body components and performance upgrades from STILLEN in the near future.
Here is a quick rendering of what we think the Altima could look like with just a few simple mods.
The Nissan Altima has some seriously sharp styling from the factory, but for the true enthusiast, STILLEN has developed an all new 2010-12 Nissan Altima Front Lip Spoiler* that will have your Altima the envy of every Nissan owner on the street today.
STILLEN 2010-12 Nissan Altima Front Lip Spoiler
The STILLEN Nissan Altima Front Lip Spoiler, made from highly durable and flexible polyurethane – the primary material used in O.E. applications, has been completely designed, tested and manufactured in-house at the STILLEN headquarters located in Costa Mesa, California. STILLEN has been producing body kits in-house for over 20 years, and customers have long enjoyed the benefits of polyurethane over the easily breakable fiberglass parts found on the market today.
The Nissan Altima Front Lip Spoiler* is:
• Ready to be paint matched and installed on the car.
• Pre-installed with genuine 3M Foam Trim Tape and hardware.
• Guaranteed to fit your vehicle perfectly right out of the box.
• Designed, tested and manufactured in the U.S.
• Nissan Altima Front Lip Spoiler is backed with a STILLEN Limited Lifetime Warranty.
*For the sedan version only.
To speak with an expert and place your front lip spoiler order, give us a call at (866) 250-5542. You can check out all the STILLEN front lip spoilers we carry, or explore all the items we have for sale here at STILLEN.com. You can also schedule anything from a routine maintenance or install to a full scale racing build on the Performance Shop site.
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 Exhaust
- STILLEN Intake
- 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
- STILLEN Cross-Drilled Rear Brake Rotors
- STILLEN Metal Matrix Rear Brake Pads
Wheels / Tires
- Enkei Forged Wheels 18×8
- Yokohama Advan Tires 225/45ZR18
- Classic Soft Trim Custom Leather Front Seats
- Classic Soft Trim Custom Leather Rear Seats
- Classic Soft Trim Door Panels
- Custom Lamborghini 3 Part Orange
The Orange County Register was also on hand for the delivery of the vehicle, and have also done a writeup, as well as took these photos as well. OCRegister.com – Laguna Hills High auto shop receives car
Photos courtesy of OCRegister.com
Nick is an avid Nissan enthusiast and he and I have been sharing emails back and forth for about a year now as we helped him take his standard Altima Sedan from stock to one-of-a-kind. Nick has done a lot of work to this car and his passion shines through in every way! We are extremely proud to say that a lot of the parts Nick has on his ride are STILLEN original parts or one of the many great vendors we carry.
This Altima has been transformed from front to back and top to bottom! Proving that even the smallest, subtle changes can make big impacts! Here is the long list of modifications performed to the Altima.
Engine / Handling / Performance
- BlueBatmobile – GT-R Headlight overlays, Eyelids**, GT-R Taillight Overlays
- AIT Carbon Fiber Roof Spoiler
- Nismo Trunk Spoiler
- STILLEN Front Fascia
- STILLEN Side Skirts
- Painted Roof Black
- Nismo A34 Rims with Yokohama S.Drive tires (245/40/19)
- Upper & Lower Billet Grille**
- Ebay Sport Mesh Grille**
** – not currently on the car
- STILLEN Big Brake Kit
- STILLEN Rear Sport Rotors
- Carbon Creations GT Concept Carbon Fiber Hood
- Aftermarket rear bumper, if a company makes one that I like, which is unlikely.. lol.. STILLEN?
- BC Coilovers
- Set of wheels/tires for the track, undecided on both
As it stands now this car is “finished”. Future plans are in every modders mind but so are new cars. Nick says he has his eyes on a new 370Z, preferably a Nismo. However, he is also a fan of the STILLEN front fascia for the Z so who knows! If you see this Altima rolling around Nick’s home state of New York be sure to give him a wave. If Nick’s not in the car anymore then watch out for what’s sure to be a beautiful Z soon to come!
STILLEN Brake Pros is proud to introduce the STILLEN Front Big Brake Kit for the 2007-2008 Nissan Altima (Coupe or Sedan). This kit utilizes STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers, 13″ 1-Piece Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors, high performance Mintex Xtreme brake pads, stainless steel brake lines, and all necessary brackets and hardware.
This kit will CLEAR THE STOCK OE 17″ 12-SPOKE WHEELS!
This kit is expected to start shipping the last week of September 2008.
This is a perfect upgrade for anyone looking for additional braking performance for spirited driving. The combination of a 2-Piston Caliper, dramatically improved Brake Pads, and Stainless Steel lines will ensure a firm pedal, zero brake fade, and improved stopping distances.
Upgrading to this kit from your stock 1-piston OEM calipers offers uniform clamping to the pads, increased clamping pressure, more leverage via the new caliper mounting point and the included larger rotors.
Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads are very high performance street pads that can handle temperatures from cold to over 1300°F, and are linear and predictable under all conditions. These pads have excellent grip, but retain important features like lower brake dust, moderate wear rates, and are much more rotor-friendly compared to other high performance compounds.
For those looking to take your Altima to the track, we also have the AP Racing 4-Piston Kit, both front and rear, which will stand up to as much abuse as possible both on the street and at the track.
30-8020 STILLEN Big Brake Kit Specifications
- STILLEN / PBR 2-Piston Calipers (Black Caliper w/Red “STILLEN” script)
- 13″ (330mm x 28mm) 1-Piece Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
- High Performance Mintex Xtreme Brake Pads
- Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (DOT Compliant)
- All necessary brackets, hardware and instructions are included
- Fits factory 12-spoke 17″ OEM wheels
- Fits both 2007-2008 Altima Sedan and 2008 Altima Coupes
- Matching Rear Cross-Drilled and Slotted Sport Rotors (NIS5301XS) are also available
Rounding out the 2007-2008 Altima Sedan body components is the two rear treatments offered by STILLEN. The STILLEN Rear Wing (Spoiler) is a very sleek, subtle and clean way to add an aggressive look to the back of the Altima. The STILLEN Roof Wing complements both the STILLEN Rear Wing and the OEM wing alike, and adds a unique touch to the car that you can’t help but notice.
As with most STILLEN items, these pieces are made of high-quality urethane, have a limited lifetime warranty for a long life and OEM quality. The warranty ensures workmanship of the material against cracking or breakage for as long as you own the vehicle. These pieces come raw urethane, ready for priming and painting.
Step by step instructions are included, and 3M tape is pre-installed, making installation of these pieces extremely easy.
Special thanks goes out to NICO members Jose3.5 again for use of his vehicle for the Rear Wing, and to ursus for getting us pictures back on the Roof Wing.
Click Here to see the other body components available for the Altima Sedan.
We have released the STILLEN 2007-2008 Altima Sedan Front Lip Spoiler, as well as the Side Skirts (Rockers). The Lip Spoiler is an alternative to the complete Front Fascia which is also available. The Side Skirts are a perfect match to either front treatment choice.
Altima Sedan Lip Spoiler & Side Skirts
These are constructed from high-quality urethane, ensuring OEM quality and a long life. They feature a limited lifetime warranty against breakage or cracking during normal use for as long as you own your vehicle. These pieces are raw urethane, ready to be primed and painted to match your vehicle.
Installation is a breeze, with 3M tape pre-installed on the pieces, hardware included, and detailed step by step instructions (lip spoiler / side skirts). The side skirts will replace the OEM pieces, and the lip spoiler is a direct fitment over the OEM bumper cover.
Special thanks goes to NICO member Jose3.5 for coming down on several occasions for final fitments, and allowing us to get some preliminary photography. Look for a vehicle to hit the photo studio soon for some more detailed pictures.
Also, Click Here to see the STILLEN Roof Wing and Rear Wings that are available as well.
STILLEN customer Blaine M. of Missouri was nice enough to send us some photos of his 2007 Altima Sedan with his modification progress with some of the things he’s picked up from STILLEN.
Blaine, don’t forget the fascia is available and shipping!: STILLEN Altima Sedan Fascia
Also, we are literally days away from having finished product on the new STILLEN Altima Sedan Lip Spoiler. Look for more information on that coming soon.
Here’s his current specs:
Injen SP Series Short Ram Intake
STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-Back
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
Wheels and Tires:
Nismo 19 in. on Goodyear Eagle F1
Alpine Head unit
JL Audio separates and co-axes
dual 12″ MTX Subs