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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.

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.

When a car is just done right, there’s that jolt that seems to travel directly from your eyeballs to your brain when you see it, causing you to mouth the word ‘whoa…’

STILLEN 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Nissan Maxima Body Kit White Lip Spoiler Side Skirts Rear Corners

Such is the case with STILLEN customer Alden Arneson and his 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Sport, taking advantage of almost every product STILLEN manufactures for the 7th Generation Maxima and showcasing what a cleanly modified Max can achieve to be.. and he’s not done yet!  Alden worked closely with our dealer Revision Audio near his hometown in Hawaii to make his dream a reality.

Alden’s Maxima takes everything into account.. Full STILLEN polyurethane body kit, performance products including a cold-air intake and stainless catback exhaust system, suspension system featuring coilovers, sway bar and braces, and what most people seem to forget when building a high performance vehicle, a complete AP Racing big brake upgrade by STILLEN.

STILLEN Nissan Maxima 7th Gen Body Kit Rear Corners Side Skirts SSR Wheels

Maxima Modification List

 

We asked Alden about his build, why he chose the Maxima, and what he has planned next, and here’s his thoughts:

I became interested in the maxima after I had seen the new body style.  I loved how aggressive it looked.  After I took it for a test drive, I was sold.  At first, I told my self that I wasn’t going to mod this car.  I previously owned a fully built Mitsubishi Galant.  I was always into building something different.  Needless to say, I got bored.  I decided that I would just drop the car and be done with it.

Well, then came the rims.  The addiction had started again.  I began to look around for parts.  I knew that STILLEN had been making Nissan parts for a long time.  To my amazement, I found a whole bunch of parts for the Maxima.  I knew that I had to have everything that was out there for this car.  Fast forward about a year and the project is still going.  My future plans include a full air bag suspension setup from AirRunner systems.  A full custom audio setup is also in the works currently.

Just want to thank STILLEN for making awesome parts.  I hope there are more in the works.  I also wanna give a shout out to Revision Audio.  They have pretty much built my car from the bottom up.  Special thanks to Samson Mak, Derek Katayama, and Todd Oya for all of your help.

Newmarket Infiniti/Nissan’s latest build: this stylish 2012 Nissan Maxima.

Parts List

Nissan Maxima Body Kit

Newmarket Infiniti/Nissan Maxima with Hi-Flow Intake and Front Lip

Newmarket Infiniti/Nissan Maxima with Cat-Back and Roof Wing

If you’re in Ontario, Canada and want to check out this modified Maxima and others like it, stop by New Market Infiniti/Nissan or call Tom @ (905) 895-8785

On Saturday we opened up the parking lot and the doors to STILLEN as a place for guys at NICO to come down and throw a BBQ meet.  We were really impressed at the number of attendees, and the quality of the vehicles that showed up!

NICO Meet July 19 2009

This was also the first time anyone has seen (and heard!) the STILLEN GT-R in a public setting, and the build is getting much closer to being finished in preparation for the upcoming Targa Newfoundland Rally in September.

We recently introduced the STILLEN Roof Wing for the 04-06 Nissan Maxima (Part# 108264), and wanted to showcase it on a customer vehicle, and Maxima.org member Fastmax05 was up for the challenge.

As you can see the STILLEN Maxima Roof Wing adds a unique, finishing touch to the lines of the 6th generation Maxima, and is a very easy install.

STILLEN Roof Wings are constructed of high quality, durable urethane, and feature a lifetime warranty, and are secured to the rear glass with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape pre-installed to the wing for ease of installation.


Justin’s (Fastmax05) 2005 Maxima SE has a myriad of modifications he’s made, and is a great example of a really clean 6th Gen Max.  Some photos and a detailed modification list is below.  Thanks Justin for the pictures!


Modifications:

Engine

  • Fujita CAI Wrinkle Black Finish
  • MagnaFlow Mufflers
  • Cattman B-Pipe
  • Cattman Y-Pipe
  • NWP Spacer Kit
  • NWP VIAS Block Off Plate
  • SSIM Port
  • Cosmo Racing UDP
  • Timing Advance 17*
  • Grounding Kit

Exterior

  • Infiniti G35 Coupe 18inch Wheels
  • 255/40/18 Michelin PS2 Tires
  • EzKoncepts Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Ionic Dynamics Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
  • JDM Ebay Grill Painted High gloss Black
  • STILLEN Front Lip *Pending*
  • STILLEN Roof Spoiler
  • Painted Engine Bay Pieces K11 / Smoke Color
  • Fujita Oil Cap
  • Tinted Taillights
  • Limo Tint
  • Rear Deck Lip Spoiler
  • Painted Chrome Roof Strips
  • Hyper White License Plate LED’s
  • PIAA H3 Fog Bulbs
  • LED Turn Signal Switchbacks
  • ParadoxSystems Eye lids Painted K11 / Smoke Color
  • Painted Black Headlight Housing

Suspension / Brakes

  • H&R Springs Front/Rear
  • KYB GR2 Shocks
  • Racingline Tower Brace
  • Racingline Battery Tie Down
  • Roto Pro Rotors
  • E.B.C. Red Stuff Pads

Interior

  • Relocated info Screen
  • Indash Kenwood DVD/CD/Mp3 Touch Screen
  • Pioneer 800Watt Amp
  • Rockford 12in Sub

After wrapping up the final details with the STILLEN 2009 Maxima we showed you earlier, we hustled it onto a transporter last week for delivery to Las Vegas and the 2008 SEMA Show (click HERE for Autoblog’s coverage of the show).

STILLEN 2009 Maxima at SEMA

The Maxima is the featured vehicle of the Nissan booth (besides the unique Nissan Z Highboy with a Nissan powerplant installed).  A list of products installed on this Maxima are available HERE. Below is some photos from the booth.  Look for more photos and studio shots soon.


Here is more information on the other two new vehicles we brought to this years SEMA Show:

We’ve been working so hard on the three vehicles we have going to SEMA (2009 Nissan Maxima, 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe and 2008 Chevy Silverado.. more info to come on the other two builds soon), we’ve been a little laxed in our updates, and for that I apologize..

EDIT 11/08/08: View the STILLEN Maxima in the Nissan Booth at SEMA

So here’s the final info on the 2009 Nissan Maxima build:

STILLEN 2009 Nissan Maxima SEMA Car Progress Final

The Maxima has been completed, and is prepared for the transport leaving tomorrow to take this car into the Nissan booth at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For those of you attending, we hope you get a chance to stop in and see it.

Here is the gallery of images of the car just rolled out of the back of the warehouse, look for studio shots as soon as we can get it back from SEMA.

For the previous coverage of the Maxima, check out the other blog posts:

To confirm the products being put into production:

Let us know what you think at info@stillen.com!

Welcome back. We’ve been hard at work on our 2009 Nissan Maxima body parts and have some new photos to share.

Here’s a look at the final pieces created in the modeling shop, before the molds are made. This is where the fine tuning comes in, this part of the process takes a designer with a keen eye for detail and a steady hand.

Maxima Rear Wing

During this session some final changes and tweaks were made to the pieces.

The next step is creating the molds to make the parts. After that we’ll have final fitment checks on first production pieces. Stay Tuned – next time we’ll look at the 2009 Maxima performance part development and check in on some of our other projects.

Planned products coming for the 2009 Nissan Maxima:

  • STILLEN 2009 Nissan Maxima Urethane Body Kit:
    • 2009 Maxima Lip Spoiler
    • 2009 Maxima Grille – Urethane Surround w/Speed Grille Mesh
    • 2009 Maxima Side Skirts (Rockers)
    • 2009 Maxima Rear Wing (Spoiler)
    • 2009 Maxima Roof Wing
  • STILLEN 2009 Maxima Intake Kit
  • STILLEN 2009 Maxima Grounding Kit
  • STILLEN 2009 Maxima Cat-Back Exhaust System
  • STILLEN 2009 Maxima Sway Bars
  • AP Racing 2009 Maxima Big Brake Kit
  • AP Racing 2009 Maxima Cross-Drilled / Slotted Rotors
  • Mintex Xtreme 2009 Maxima High Performance Brake Pads
  • Goodridge 2009 Maxima Stainless Steel Brake Lines

For those that missed the original 2009 Maxima update, it’s available HERE

EDIT 10/30/08:  The Maxima is finished!  Click HERE for pictures/info!

We thought it would be interesting to show everyone out there what goes on behind the scenes during the big SEMA push here at STILLEN. The first project car we’re going to reveal is our 2009 STILLEN Maxima. As usual we’ve got a comprehensive build planned which addresses all of the major systems on the car including power, suspension, braking, appearance and entertainment.

The first and one of the most time consuming parts of the process is creating appearance upgrades in our durable STILLEN urethane.

STILLEN Maxima in the Modeling Shop

These pictures are coming direct from our on-site body styling studio where some of our most talented and trusted employees begin the mock-up process for our STILLEN body parts.

The process begins with a concept sketch, that is then transferred onto the car and shaped by hand. This step is where the design actually comes to realization on the vehicle. Once the sculpting is complete, we’ll post an update here, so stay tuned!

EDIT 10/13/08: Update Part 2 Live!

EDIT 10/30/08: The Maxima Is Finished!

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