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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.

The Power Flow Short Ram Intake by Injen is for the driver who wants to get an affordable deal on some serious performance and help his brand new 2014 Silverado/Sierra 1500 5.3L breath better for the duration of its life on the road. This short ram intake makes some serious power, with up to 15.14HP and 15.07Ft/lbs gained, you’ll feel the difference as soon as you step on the pedal for the first time after installing the Power Flow Short Ram Intake.

Short Ram Intake

The Power Flow short ram intake comes with the heat shield built-in and each has a large 5-inch dry supernano web filter, a 3.75-inch with 3.5-inch mandrel bent induction tube, re-enforced silicone hoses with stainless steel band clamps and a CNC machined billet MAF adapter. All these features demonstrate the time and research Injen invested into the Power Flow Short Ram Intake Systems, and they provide you an edge over the stock intake system that’s not only noticeable in the way your Silverado or Sierra feels to drive, but also in the way it breathes once the short ram intake is installed.

Short Ram Intake Installed

Show your powerful new SUV you care and install a Power Flow Short Ram Intake today, to boost your performance with an affordable, lasting upgrade to your air flow. Check the Power Flow Short Ram Intake out and get ahold of STILLEN to place your order today, and you come to the Performance Shop if you want to do the install here, or just handle the simple process at home.

PF7064P – 2014 Silverado 1500 V8 5.3L – Polished

Short Ram Intake Inside

Check out all the Injen we carry here at STILLEN and call (866) 250-5542 to speak to an expert or place an order, or visit the Performance Shop site and schedule everything from a full build to a regular install or maintenance.

It’s official the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ has the aftermarket industry in a buzz and although we would LOVE to get our products out on the market as soon as possible, we always make sure the products do what they should before you put them on your vehicle. Case in point the STILLEN designed intake for the Scion FR-S.
Dyno Testing a Scion FRS at the STILLEN Performance Shop

Here’s a quick teaser vid of the FR-S putting the intake to good use… We can’t wait to hear a customer scream by the building as soon as they get theirs installed.

Make sure you visit our website or give us a call for more information on STILLEN SCION FR-S and SUBARU BRZ goodies.
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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

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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.

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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?

Increase horsepower and improve gas mileage on your 2012 Infiniti M37 with Stillen’s Gen 2 Dual Intake Kit.

STILLEN Intake Kit

STILLEN Intake Kit

The STILLEN Infiniti M37 intake kit replaces the restrictive factory air boxes with 2 dual cone genuine K&N reusable high flow conical air filters. These filters are designed with an integral velocity stack and attach to our newly designed polished aluminum long tubes. Replacing the factory intake tubes with the STILLEN design adds additional horsepower, and a great look for the engine bay. We have also included two paint able urethane heat shields to keep the intake charge as cool as possible.

STILLEN Intake Before & After Dyno - Added +5 HP and +4lb Feet of Torque

STILLEN Intake Before & After Dyno – Added +5 HP and +4lb Feet of Torque

By installing just the intake kit we have seen a gain of +5 horsepower and +4lb feet of torque at the wheels on our test vehicles. Plus, you getting the added bonus of adding a little grunt to the intake sound of your M37.

 

50 State Legal Intake

 

For more information on the Infiniti M37 STILLEN Intake kit, click here. 

 

Nissan Cube with STILLEN Intake and Exhaust on Dyno

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…

STILLEN Nissan Cube Intake Installed on the Cube's 1.8L MR18DE Engine

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.

Nissan Cube with STILLEN Intake and Exhaust strapped to the Dyno at D'Sousa Performance

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.

Nissan Cube dyno sheet from D'Sousa Performance's Mustang Dyno

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!

Continuing with the performance success of the STILLEN Generation 3 Intake System for the 3.7L engines in the G37 Coupe and G37 Sedan, as well as the Dual Throttle Body 3.5L in the G35 Sedan – STILLEN is proud to release the Generation 3 Intake for the Dual Throttle Body 350Z.

STILLEN 350Z Dual Throttle Body Intake

When developing these intakes, we’ve seen the highest gains after 7-8 dyno runs.  During our testing, gains were up at 20hp to the wheels (dyno after the jump)!

STILLEN 350Z Dual Throttle Body Intake Dyno Graph  +20HP

With the G3, sound is mild during normal driving but spirited under acceleration, intensifying over 5,500 RPM.  These intakes are in stock and shipping.  Visit the product page for pricing and additional information HERE.

A video (for approximate reference on sound levels) and more info is available on the G37 Coupe Gen 3 Intake Blog post located HERE.

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.

2009 2010 Nissan Cube Intake System STILLEN

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 excited to release the newest Gen 3 Intake System, extending the application list to include the 2009 370Z (Part #402852). This highly anticipated intake utilizes the principles proven with the G37 3.7L system, creating horsepower gains of +17.5 at the wheels.

STILLEN 370Z Generation 3 Ultra Long Intake

STILLEN 370Z Generation 3 Ultra Long Intake

 

The 370Z Generation 3 Ultra long intake features a proprietary intake design devised to maximize horsepower from the VQ37 engine.

As with all of the Gen 3 Intakes, these pass beyond the stock airbox location, and reside just in front of the radiator, allowing for cool air provided from the front grille, avoiding the troublesome location of at ground level, where asphalt temperatures can dramatically increase the intake air temp, and hydrolocking is most common. Slight enlargement of the factory core support is necessary to accommodate the pipes, which is achieved easily with a dremel or other cutting tool.

370Z with STILLEN Gen3 Ultra Long Intake

370Z with STILLEN Gen3 Ultra Long Intake

 

Pricing, Installation Instructions and additional information can be found at the STILLEN Generation 3 Intake Product Page

Dyno sheets and photos are listed below: