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:
A little while back we had a chance to meet up with Matt Farah and his awesome crew from TheSmokingTire.com and show them around the buildings here at STILLEN.
Matt and Steve then jumped in the bright orange STILLEN GT-R and took a run through some of the local canyons. See below for the video!
Matt started The Smoking Tire video series last year, and previous to that was the driving force behind Garage419. Two minutes with him is all it takes to recognize that he’s a true car enthusiast, and he’s as genuine as he comes across in his videos. Be sure to check out and subscribe to his video series here.
Recently a customer (Chris K. in Canada) put our exhaust and intake on his Cube, and took it to the local dyno to check what type of numbers it put down. Follow the jump to see the surprising results…
Chris was so excited about the new STILLEN Nissan Cube Intake and STILLEN Nissan Cube Exhaust that as soon as he received them he immediately installed them on his car. Unfortunately that means he wasn’t able to do a “before” dyno. However the MR18DE engine in the Cube is rated at 122 hp @ 5200rpm and 127 lb-ft @ 4800rpm at the crankshaft from the factory. Applying an industry standard 15% drivetrain loss results in 104 hp and 108 lb-ft at the front wheels.
After the dyno was booted up and the car turned the drums at D’Sousa Performance in Milton, Ontario – Chris saw 125 hp and 122 lb-ft at the wheels. That could be as high as 21 hp and 14 lb-ft above our estimated factory whp rating. While it is possible that the Cube is underrated from the factory, that doesn’t seem very likely on an engine like the MR18DE.
Chris was also very satisfied with the quality, fit and finish of the products, saying:
From the moment I unpackaged the parts, it was very clear to me that these were high quality products. Installation was a snap. Everything literally clicked into place and there was no need to modify anything for a perfect fit.
The pieces look fantastic on the car for sure, but the best part has to be the deep rich sound. The combination of the STILLEN CAI and the STILLEN muffler have really transformed my Nissan Cube into something not so SQUARE!
As soon as the Nissan Cube’s began to hit the streets here in the US, we knew these fun little cars would spice up the Mini-MPV market, and STILLEN went to work in our R&D department to develop some bolt-on performance items for the enthusiasts looking to take their Cube to the next level.
The STILLEN Hi-Flow Intake System for the Nissan Cube features bolt-on installation, removes the factory baffling and creating a direct intake air path.
STILLEN is proud to release something we’ve been developing and fine-tuning for quite some time, our Secondary Cat Delete Y-Pipe for the Nissan GT-R!
The factory equipment this replaces contains two flow-robbing cats and weighs in at a hefty 30.25 lbs! Our new Y-pipe replaces those cats with polished 304 stainless steel resonators and drops an astounding 47% of that weight, coming in right at 16 lbs.
There is a lot of power held back by the factory exhaust system on the Nissan GT-R. By eliminating the factory catalytic converters, STILLEN has successfully improved flow, creating power gains as well as dramatically improving sound.
Catalytic converters are not only very restrictive to the exhaust flow and performance, but they also act as mufflers, greatly reducing the sound that enthusiasts desire.
This Secondary Cat-Delete Y-Pipe System is TIG welded and constructed out of polished 304 stainless steel with laser-cut and CNC machined 304 stainless steel flanges. The resonators themselves are also TIG welded, polished 304 stainless steel.
To allow the exhaust system to flex with the movement of the engine, yet stand up to the heat and flames coming off of the turbos, we have used nothing but the best turbo specific flex joints on this application. Under hard driving, flames will travel through the exhaust system, and only turbo specific flex joints will stand up to the heat generated in those circumstances.
These parts are currently in production, and will begin shipping soon. Make sure to get your order in now before the first batch sells out!
STILLEN is excited to announce the release of our premier Nissan GT-R Exhaust System. After numerous systems were designed, fabricated and tested; Steve Millen selected this configuration as the one to put into production.
Meeting all of his criteria for power, sound and appearance this cat-back system uses 304 Stainless Steel, is TIG welded throughout, 27% lighter than stock (30 lbs versus 41 lbs for stock) and results in an aggressive (but not obtrusive) tone.
The custom fabricated quadruple 5″ tips really fill the factory exhaust cutouts in the rear fascia and let everyone know that your GT-R is tuned by the experts at STILLEN.
STILLEN is proud to offer the premier exhaust system for the 2009 Nissan GT-R. After many different styles and months of development Steve Millen and the engineers at STILLEN have come up with an exhaust system that offers increased performance, race-car sounds, unmatched quality and ‘work of art’ appearance.
This exhaust system is constructed out of high luster polished 304 Stainless Steel. During the production process the rear exhaust components are polished five times to ensure a brilliant finish and to make sure that every part of the exhaust exudes excellence.
To ensure superior quality the exhaust is TIG welded by hand and the weld ‘burns’ are left to maintain the race car heritage and look of the Nissan GT-R.
The exhaust has been tested and tuned to offer superior performance and sound while offering a reasonable price. This exhaust comes with a lifetime warranty and is supported by years of racing experience from the experts at STILLEN.
These parts are currently in production, and will begin shipping shortly. Make sure to get an order in now – don’t miss out!
• Lightweight Materials – 27% Lighter than factory
• Increased Performance
• Race-Car Like Sound
• 304 Stainless Steel – Lifetime Warranty
• Polished Rear Section and Quadruple 5″ Tips
The 370Z is responding excellent to power modifications, and our heritage with tuning the Z car has allowed us to squeeze an additional 18whp from this upgrade. See below for the pictures and video.
STILLEN 370Z Cat-Back Exhaust Sound Clip
Here’s the product information from the STILLEN Product Page:
“STILLEN is proud to offer the complete, true dual, stainless steel exhaust system for the NISSAN 370Z. Constructed out of polished stainless steel and finished with 4.5″ polished 304 stainless tips and polished mufflers this exhaust nets a gain of 18 rear wheel horsepower! With years of experience on the VQ35 engines STILLEN was able to utilize that knowledge with the larger 3.7 liter and find hidden power in the factory exhaust system.
In years past, magazines have always shown the STILLEN exhaust to be the most powerful exhaust when tested in their comparison shootouts. Constantly remarking on the superior construction, perfect fit and finish and attention to detail. With a sound that offers an aggressive, yet refined note that does not disturb the senses or drone inside the vehicle.”
Maximum Horsepower – Dyno proven +18hp at the wheels
We received the first batch of Mine’s Silence VX Pro Titan II Titanium Cat-Back Exhaust Systems for the R35 Nissan GT-R’s, and pulled one out of the box to get a closer look at this completely titanium system, see what all of the fuss is about, and shoot some pictures.
The construction on this exhaust system is beautiful, with every flawless weld point showcasing that signature heat treated titanium color band.
This system is extremely light weight, with the rear section weighing in at 19lbs, and the center section at 5lbs, for a total exhaust system weight of 24lbs.
Full Titanium Construction
Bolt-On Application for R35 GT-R
80mm Main Pipe Diameter
(4) 120mm Exhaust Tips – Heat Treated
These systems are in stock and ready for shipping, more information at the STILLEN Product Page.
As you can see in the following photos, this exhaust has a very striking appearance, and will reduce weight compared to the factory exhaust.
Other Nissan GT-R Products available from the folks at Mine’s:
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.