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When you hear the phrase, “exhaust system,” MagnaFlow is a name that instantly comes to mind.  At this point, the words have become practically synonymous with one another.   Over the past 30 years, MagnaFlow has earned the reputation as being one of the most preeminent exhaust manufacturers in the world.  It strives to consistently produce some of the best sounding, performing, and most durable exhaust products on the market.  As such, we here at STILLEN are proud to announce that our very own Jospeh Tu has had a hand in helping MagnaFlow continue to fulfill this mission.  MagnaFlow has recently announced an upcoming lineup 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust systems, with Tu’s 2016 Camaro SS serving as one of the developmental vehicles that helped it all come together!


Let the Power Flow Through You

Sporting a loud, rumbling 6.2L V8 producing 455 HP, the new 2016 Chevy Camaro SS is already a more-than-capable machine from the factory.  The power, sound, and performance of the new Camaro is sure to put a smile on its driver’s face every time he or she takes the car out for a spin.  However, our friends over at MagnaFlow – as they always do – wanted to take things one step further (and make that smile just a little bit wider) with their new lineup of 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust systems.  The systems come in either cat-back or axle-back variants for both the 6.2L V8 and 3.6L V6 versions of the car.  However, all of the exhaust systems are constructed out of stainless steel and feature a polished tip finish.  Each system has also been dyno tested and proven to offer performance gains in both horsepower and torque, all while offering MagnaFlow’s lifetime construction warranty.


Street King or Track Day Hero?

Depending on your driving needs, there is a choice of either the “Competition” or “Race” series for each 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust system.  If you’re looking for an excellent driver for the streets, the Competition Series features an aggressive exhaust note and a reduced system mass.  On the other hand, if you’re looking to possibly track your Camaro, the Race Series offers a muffler-less design and emits – as described by MagnaFlow itself – the “most aggressive race car sound”.  Either way, you really can’t go wrong with whatever series you choose.

Magnaflow 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust

Joseph Tu’s 2016 Chevy Camaro SS showing off its MagnaFlow exhaust at STILLEN’s recent Car-B-Que gathering!


The Waiting Game

We personally cannot wait for the release of these new MagnaFlow 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust systems, which are currently available for presale.  If you wish to check out all of the upcoming 2016 Chevy Camaro exhaust products and their respective features and prices, please see this list provided by Magnaflow.  In the meantime, you can also check out this teaser clip featuring the loud rumble of the Camaro SS equipped with the new MagnaFlow exhaust.  The aggressive growl is sure to really get your blood flowing.


With deep roots in the Nissan community, it’s only natural that STILLEN has introduced a new line of power, performance and styling products for the 2016 Nissan Maxima. Our design goal was straightforward: offer enhanced performance and add a hint of aggression to the jet-inspired styling, controls and luxurious appointments of the newly updated Maxima.

2016 Nissan Maxima with Stillen power, performance and body styling parts

STILLEN power, performance and body styling products catapult the 2016 Nissan Maxima into the Jet Set.

The Strong, Silent Type

Reviewers from Car and Driver praised the newly redesigned interior. It’s the rare review that doesn’t wax poetic about the enveloping, technology-rich driver compartment, said to be inspired by a fighter jet cockpit.

Yet the latest Maxima offers reduced cabin noise on par with leading luxury brands. Isn’t this a bit like Top Gun minus the control tower flybys?

Blue Angels

Nissan designers visited the Blue Angels for inspiration and ideas they incorporated into the redesigned 2016 Maxima. Not a bad day in the office!

Still a classic movie and all, but for Maxima pilots looking to enhance the engine note both inside and out, STILLEN offers an axle-back exhaust system to open up the afterburners a notch while offering a bump in horsepower and torque numbers.  Like a navy jet catapulting off a carrier deck, your 0-60 launch will sound a lot sweeter.

Stillen 2016 Nissan Maxima Axle-Back Performance Exhaust System

The STILLEN axle-back performance exhaust turns the 2016 Maxima afterburners up a notch.

Living on the Edge

The heavily restyled Maxima incorporates lots of angles and v-shapes (more fighter jet influence?). You could literally and figuratively describe the ’16 Maxima design as “edgy”. So our designers finished the axle-back exhaust system with 4-inch angle cut, dual wall, tapered exhaust tips. They fill the factory exhaust cutouts nicely, delivering an aggressive look that matches the enhanced exhaust note.

Getting Shredded

Everybody knows you stand clear of jet intakes…unless you want to get shredded the bad way…aka like Parmesan cheese instead of like Ahhhhhhnold.  Turbine engines and car engines both rely on free flowing air to make power (trust us on this, we looked it up on howstuffworks.com).

close up of a navy jet intake

Highway to the Danger Zone!

So the perfect pairing with the axle-back exhaust is a STILLEN cold air intake system. It offers performance gains in the 8-10 horsepower range across the entire powerband. Like the exhaust system, the ram air intake amplifies the engine note just enough to add a sporty edge to the lux interior environment.

Stillen 2016 Nissan Maxima Cold Air Intake

The cold air intake adds firepower to the 2016 Maxima Air Force.

The intake retains the factory intake tract which leads into the STILLEN polyurethane air chamber, ensuring the coldest possible air reaches the engine. A sleek, polished aluminum intake tube adds to the look and durability of the unit. It wouldn’t look out of place on an FA-18 Hornet jet fighter. A genuine K & N high flow air filter ensures the Nissan VQ35 3.5-liter V-6 engine breathes cleanly and freely.

Amping Up the Style

For Maxima owners looking to personalize their ride with some subtly aggressive exterior cues, STILLEN designers hand-crafted some great body styling pieces.

Stillen 2016 Nissan Maxima Rear Diffuser

STILLEN designers took their cues from the Maxima’s ‘Flying V’ taillights to create an edgy, muscular rear diffuser.

The STILLEN Rear Diffuser adds some low-down aggressive styling to the rear end of the Maxima. Our designers realized the stock Maxima backside looked rounded and soft compared to the angular front end. They resolved this split personality disorder with a muscular diffuser that is much more cohesive with overall vehicle styling cues. Once installed, the STILLEN diffuser “wakes” up the angular taillight design and covers up the stock exhaust cans for a more finished look. Engineered and constructed for precise fit, the rear diffuser is available either unfinished and ready for paint or painted matte black.

Stillen 2016 Nissan Maxima Roof Wing Spoiler

The STILLEN roof wing spoiler streamlines the Maxima swept roof line. Supersonic, baby!

For owners looking to enhance the Maxima roof line and improve aerodynamics, STILLEN offers a high quality polyurethane roof wing spoiler. Engineered and constructed for precise fit, the roof wing is available either unfinished and ready for paint or painted matte black.

Stillen 2016 Nissan Maxima front splitter

The STILLEN front splitter will make you shout ‘Great Balls of Fire!”

Nissan’s designers hit their target with the Maxima front end design.  A light touch was all that was needed to add a little jet fuel to the fire – we created a suitably aggressive front lip/splitter that complements the natural lines of the front bumper while adding a subtle edge.

All of the STILLEN brand 2016 Nissan Maxima body styling products are constructed of durable polyurethane using a proprietary formulation. We’re so confident in their durability that we offer a limited lifetime warranty. They’re easy to install, offer precision fit and finish and include genuine 3M auto trim tape and installation instructions.

Check out these how to videos for installing your 2016 Nissan Maxima body styling kit


So if your stock 2016 Maxima doesn’t quite “Take Your Breath Away”, STILLEN has your six…teen covered.

The 2016 Maxima performance and styling products are proudly Made in the USA by expert craftsmen at the STILLEN hangars in Costa Mesa, California.

STILLEN combines best in class automotive parts and accessories with expert service to deliver personalized lifestyle solutions for automotive enthusiasts seeking power, performance and style.

Go from tame to authoritative with a touch of the gas pedal, as you accelerate in your Infiniti Q50 with STILLEN exhaust! The STILLEN Infiniti Q50 axle back exhaust kit is meticulously engineered and manufactured by our experts, so it provides you with the perfect blend of performance and power. This exhaust truly takes the already exemplary Q50 to the next level!

Infiniti Q50 Axle Back Exhaust Installed

Infiniti Q50 Axle Back Exhaust Installed

Expert Craftsmanship

Made in the USA from the highest quality materials by expert craftsmen, this Q50 exhaust is made to last. It features mandrel bent piping, free flowing performance mufflers and tips that are constructed from 304 grade stainless steel. Plus, we are so confident in the quality or our work that each exhaust comes with a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.

Unmistakable Sound

Refined, yet aggressive is the most common way STILLEN exhausts are described and this Infiniti Q50 axle back exhaust is no exception. Like other STILLEN exhausts, it is mild and well-mannered under normal driving conditions, but quickly turns aggressive and authoritative when under throttle. Play the video clip below to listen and decide for yourself:

Versatile Design

Just because you want to be environmentally friendly doesn’t mean you should sacrifice performance and power! The STILLEN Infiniti Q50 rear section exhaust fits both hybrid and non-hybrid models!

Infiniti Q50 Axle Back Exhaust

Infiniti Q50 Axle Back Exhaust

Where to Find the Infiniti Q50 Axle Back Exhaust

If you’re ready to upgrade to the STILLEN Infiniti Q50 axle back exhaust, then please give our experts a call at (866) 250-5542. They will be happy to answer any questions you have about this rear section exhaust or any of the other Q50 parts we manufacturer. Additionally, if you live in the Southern California area and would like to have your aftermarket parts professionally installed, please be sure to visit our performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA. To make an appointment, simply give us a call and we will be happy to add you to our schedule!

If you want to take your ride to the next level, then the new Magnaflow 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 exhaust is the systems for you. Not only does this system feature the signature sound only a Magnaflow exhaust can bring you, but it is also dyno tested and proven to make power. Just think of the fun you can have with a little extra power and how great a new exhaust will sound on your C7!

Magnaflow 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Exhaust

Magnaflow 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Exhaust

Signature Sound:

This 2014 Corvette C7 axle back exhaust features Magnaflow’s signature sound and boasts a smooth deep tone that will make everyone jealous. Click the video below to hear what we’re talking about:

Magnaflow 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Exhaust Available in Black or Stainless Steel Finishes:

Magnaflow is now offering the Corvette C7 axle back exhaust in an iconic stainless steel finish or for someone that is looking for a more aggressive look, a black over stainless steel finish. Check out the photos below!

Magnaflow 15316 Chevy Corvette Stingray Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust - Quad Center Rear Exit

Magnaflow 15316
Chevy Corvette Stingray Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust – Quad Center Rear Exit

Other Reasons Why We Love the Magnaflow Corvette C7 Exhaust:

  • 3″ mandrel bent tubing
  • 4.5″ polished stainless tips
  • 5″ x 8″ x11″ polished stainless mufflers
  • Quad center rear exit exhaust
  • Fits V8 6.2L C7 Corvettes
  • Lifetime warranty on stainless steel; 1 year warranty on black finish

How to Order

To order the stainless steel or black over stainless steel Magnaflow Corvette C7 exhaust, simply click the links below or call us at (866) 250-5542 and we will be happy to help you.

If you’d like to get your new exhaust professionally installed at the STILLEN Southern California performance shop, simply give us a call at (866) 250-5542 and we will be happy to get you on the schedule!

Our friends at Nissan Lloydminster are at it again with another souped-up Titan. The goal of this project truck was to make it powerful and fast to leave other trucks in its dust… They definitely met their goal with this Titan! The list of upgrades on the Nissan Lloydminster truck is impressive and is definitely enough to turn any enthusiast’s head!

Nissan Lloydminster souped-up Nissan Titan

Nissan Lloydminster souped-up Titan

Adding Horsepower to the Souped-Up Titan:

To get the horsepower they were looking for, the Nissan Lloydminster team started by replacing the stock intake with a STILLEN Hi-Flow cold air intake. They also removed the stock exhaust and added a STILLEN 503257 dual exhaust. Not only do these upgrades improve horsepower, but they also help improve air efficiency. However, these changes were not enough for the Lloydminster Nissan team… They wanted more power! To accomplish this, they decided to supercharge the engine with a STILLEN 407570 supercharger, which has brought the power on similar Titans up to 379HP at the wheels. Now, this Titan can really haul!

Note: Dyno results will vary based on temperature, altitude, and other environmental factors.

Lloydminster Nissan Titan with STILLEN supercharger

Lloydminster Nissan Titan with STILLEN supercharger

Don’t worry though, this Titan didn’t just get a STILLEN power boost. It also got several other upgrades to round out its makeover. Other upgrades made include new wheels and tires, lowering shackles, transmission mount and chrome billet grille.

Nissan Lloydminster Nissan Titan with STILLEN upgrades

Nissan Lloydminster Titan with STILLEN upgrades

The Full List of Upgrades:

Check out the full list upgrades this project Titan has:

Lloydminster Nissan Titan with custom STILLEN parts

Lloydminster Nissan Titan with custom STILLEN parts

How to Find This Souped-Up Nissan Titan:

If you are as excited about this truck as we are and are in the Lloydminster, AB area, you’ll want to stop by the Lloydminster Nissan dealership or give them a call at (888) 273-4071. Additionally, if you have any questions about the STILLEN parts on this truck or any of the other parts we manufacturer, please give us a call 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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!

Break out of the ordinary and take your new 2008-2014 Nissa Altima to the next level with a new STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-Back exhaust. Just released, these exhaust systems for the Altima are the pride of the STILLEN R&D team. With mandrel bent piping, dual wall tips made of polished stainless steel and a 304 stainless steel construction, it’s easy to see why.

STILLEN 2008 - 2014 Nissan Altima full cat back exhaust

STILLEN’s Nissan Altima Exhaust Systems aren’t just built for looks or sound, but are built for power. Power that you can feel while driving! With this exhaust system, you are sure to enjoy the power band with a big gain on top. Additionally, mileage gains during highway travel can be expected as you cruise at steady speeds.

You’re sure to enjoy this STILLEN exhaust for Nissan Altima for many years. It features aluminized performance mufflers or stainless steel free flowing mufflers for long life. Plus, this system boasts the perfect fit and finish for the Nissan Altima!

STILLEN 2008-2014 Nissan Altima Exhaust

Finally, the improved airflow created by addition of the 2014 Nissan Altima cat-back exhaust is verified by the significant dyno HP increase. If you want to go faster, make your engine more efficient and enjoy a better sounding exhaust, adding the STILLEN Exhaust to your Nissan Altima is a must.

Please note: Actual product may vary slightly from image.

STILLEN Nissan Altima Stainless Steel Cat back exhaust

Features & Benefits of the Nissan Altima Exhaust by STILLEN:

  • Complete Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Polished Stainless Tips, End Pipes and Mufflers
  • Increase of Horsepower and Torque
  • Mild at Idle/Cruising – Aggressive Note Under Throttle
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

STILLEN NISSAN Altima cat back exhaust

Stock Exhaust vs. STILLEN Exhaust – Hear the Difference:

This full cat-back exhaust boasts the sound STILLEN exhausts are known for with an aggressive tone under hard acceleration to add a little bite to your drive. Watch the video below to hear the difference between the Altima stock exhaust and the STILLEN

STILLEN & Nissan – A Long & Lasting Relationship:

The relationship between STILLEN and Nissan has been a long and successful venture. With over 25 years’ experience installing and developing Nissan aftermarket parts, you can trust that the STILLEN team with your Altima. Each exhaust system is meticulously engineered and crafted by our research & development at our facility in Costa Mesa, California and is tested time and time again until we get the perfect sound and performance.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about this exhaust or any of our other products, please contact us! We will be happy to help you and offer recommendations based on your vehicle and needs. You can reach our Nissan performance part experts at 866-250-5542.

We also carry a variety of stainless steel Altima exhaust systems including Altima cat-back exhaust and Altima axle back exhaust systems. If you are looking to have some work done on your Nissan or Infiniti car, truck or SUV, be sure to check out the STILLEN performance shop in Costa Mesa, CA.  We offer a wide variety of services including brake installations, builds, alignments, dyno tuning and more!

Most people immediately associate STILLEN with everything Nissan, while we do pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of the name plate that was the corner stone of our founder Steve Millen’s racing career. We also, pride ourselves in our knowledge of just about every other make and model as well. We treat every car that comes into our performance center with extreme care and respect. From routine oil changes, to motor swaps, to brake jobs, there is never a corner cut or a shortcut taken in the work we do for our customer vehicles.  We are glad to see that word of this commitment to quality is spreading faster than ever,  a quick snapshot of the vehicles in our Performance Center today further illustrates this.

This customer is blending the line between street and track with an amazing suspension set up and a front and rear set of AP RACING brakes for his Subaru WRX STI


sti ap racing brakes

A different customer brought in his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro to get a Cat-back exhaust system installed in order to unleash the power and the sounds of his 6.2L  L99 Camaro SS.


We have a beautiful Nismo 350z in the corner of our shop getting a tune up and a Stage 3 Supercharger installed.

On our alignment rack we have a 2011 GT-R getting some angle dialed into it’s suspension in order to make it handle even better on the street and track.


If you happen to own a specialty vehicle and feel it deserves to get the respect and attention you put into it by a PROFESSIONAL mechanic. Please don’t hesitate to give us a ring. 1-866-250-5542 One of our specialists will gladly set up and appointment for you and make sure your ride gets the attention it deserves.


The SUBARU BRZ / SCION FRS is taking the sport compact world by storm and naturally the masterminds in our RD department have got the creative juices flowing in order to bring more excitement to this fantastic platform.

I can’t say what parts we currently have in the works so I’ll end this post with a question to all you FRS / BRZ owners.
What parts would you like to see us develop first for this bad boy?

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:

Also available for the 2011 Nissan Juke, the STILLEN License Plate Bracket, allowing the use of a front license plate without having to drill into the front fascia, like the factory Nissan bracket does.  More information here: 2011 Nissan Juke No Drilling Front License Plate Bracket Released!