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Nissan Maxima Exhaust Cat Back

All-New 2016-2019 Nissan Maxima STILLEN® Cat Back Exhaust System

STILLEN® is excited to announce the release of the STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust Part # 504398 for the 2016-2019 Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima offers an exciting driving experience that can be further enhanced by the great sound and performance of a STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust.

Nissan Maxima Cat Back Exhaust

Built with a purpose in Costa Mesa, CA; this Nissan Maxima Cat Back Exhaust will stimulate your Maxima driving experience.

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FEATURES:

  • Increase of Power and Torque
  • Mild at Idle/Cruising – Aggressive Note Under Throttle
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Polished Dual Wall tips
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Combine your STILLEN Maxima Cat Back Exhaust with a matched STILLEN HI-Flow Air Intake Kit for an impressive gain in performance and sound.

STILLEN has not stopped at the engine with our Maxima development; STILLEN offers a Front Splitter in Matte Black, a Roof Spoiler in Matte Black or Unpainted and Rear Diffuser in Matte Black or Unpainted

Choose STILLEN and Maximize your Maxima!

If you have any questions about the Nissan Maxima STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust Systems or any STILLEN products for the Nissan Maxima on our website, give us a call at (866) 250-5542, email at sales@stillen.com, or message us on our Live Chat!

Z32 300ZX ZZRIDER Red at STILLEN (2)

It’s getting rarer and rarer to see a Z32 in good shape anymore, so that’s why when this particular example from Huntington Beach stopped by last week, we had to stop and snap a few photos. Rocking a classic red/chrome aesthetic, the chrome plated Z32 5 spoke 16’s key in beautifully with the polished tips of a STILLEN Exhaust.

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Despite its age, this Z32 looks like it came out of a showroom yesterday – even the black behind the clear lens of the tail lamps was fade-free and the lenses flawless.

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The contours of the car still look sharp – it’s hard to believe this design debuted 30 years ago.

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From this angle, it almost looks as if STILLEN Z32 300ZX TT Intercooler Ducts are present, but it’s hard to tell.

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The STILLEN Generation I Nose Panel for 300ZX looks fantastic and keys in with the car’s front end aesthetic, but it’s functional as well. STILLEN’s nose panels for the 300ZX give the Z some much needed additional airflow to the radiator, making the stock cooling system much more effective and making even better use of an oversize radiator.

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A fun fact about the Z32 is that the Lamborghini Diablo used 300ZX headlamps.

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Red is a particularly difficult color to keep nice, as red oxidizes faster than other colors, for some reason. The gloss and clearcoat here is flawless.

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One of our favorite 90’s features was T-Tops. The fun of a convertible but without dropping the top! Unfortunately, they’re not great for structural rigidity, so they’ve mostly disappeared.

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Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the photos!

If you’re looking to get more power out of your Z, G or Q naturally aspirated, this car proves that not only can it be done, but there’s a good bit of power to be had before forced induction. Call us today to see how we can get more out of your car! Shop our selection of Z32 300ZX Parts here.

Thanks for joining us, and we’ll see you next time.

Here at STILLEN, we’re pretty proud of the products we make. We know firsthand how much time and effort goes into sourcing the correct materials, developing the perfect design and testing the prototypes all so that we are 100% confident that the aftermarket parts our customers are putting into their cars are the best they possibly could be. We tested our brake cooling ducts for Nissan 370Z on a real race track and verified everything worked with cold, hard data – but of course, the standard for any experiment is that someone else should be able to repeat your experiment and get the same result – so of course, we were happy to give our friends at MotoIQ the chance to test our brake cooling ducts for themselves.

As proud as we are of the parts we make, we are even more proud when a third party recognizes a STILLEN part for its quality. Needless to say, the office was abuzz this week when we found out how well the STILLEN brake cooling kit for the Nissan 370Z did in MotoIQ’s Project 370Z Brake Cooling Duct Review article!

Project 370Z Article Summary

As the article mentions, the goal of Project 370Z is to get some track time with their 370Z. As improvements to the car have led to improved lap times, they have also led to more stress on the brakes. With this in mind, the team decided it was time to upgrade with the STILLEN 370Z brake cooling kit. With that decision made, it was time to actually install the kit and test it. By this time, most of the STILLEN team was on the edge of their seat wanting to hear how our in-house testing was comparing to MotoIQ’s third party testing. Checkout the quote below to see how our brake cooling kit fared:

“With the brake ducts covered, the right front caliper temperature peaked at 272 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rotor at 529 degrees Fahrenheit. The Left front caliper reached 259 degrees, with the rotor at 550 degrees. Once the ducts were opened, both the left and right side caliper dropped 44 degrees. The right front rotor dropped 156 degrees, and the left front rotor dropped a whopping 216 degrees! This is a significant reduction and spot on with STILLEN’s in house testing at the same track. We were truly impressed with the numbers.

Also, the brake feel and control stayed more consistent throughout the session with the ducts functioning. Any 370Z that sees a decent amount of track time should look into purchasing this kit, it’s a cost effective way to give yourself a higher temperature threshold for your brake system and also prolong the life of the wear items, such as pads, rotors, piston seals, and brake fluid.– Clint Boisdeau, MotoIQ

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Get More Information On the STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit for Nissan 370Z

For more information on this great brake cooling kit check out the full article on MotoIQ here, check out our writeup on the STILLEN 370Z Brake Ducts here or visit www.stillen.com for more details.

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If you would prefer to speak with our experts about this kit or any of the other Nissan 370z parts we sell, please call 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

The STILLEN Engine Damper Brace for 2007-2008 Nissan 350Z (part #307360) for the new VQ35HR Nissan 350Z engine has been released, and is now available for shipping.  These braces dampen the engine’s torque, recovering wasted motion into forward momentum.

STILLEN 07-08 350Z VQ35HR Engine Damper Brace

2007-2008 Nissan 350Z Engine Damper Brace

These are a similar design to the already available Engine Damper Braces for the previous 350Z, G35, and 300ZX Nissan/Infiniti models.  Care and detail were taken in the manufacturing and design of this brace, and subsequently cost was reduced, reducing the final price on these.

An isolastic mount acts as a shock absorber and dampens unwanted motion. With no hydraulic parts to wear or fade in use, this is a long term solution. Easy mounting uses existing holes and complete instructions are provided.

2007-2008 Nissan 350Z VQ35HR Engine Damper Brace Available from the STILLEN site here

2003-2006 Nissan 350Z VQ35DE Engine Damper Brace Available from the STILLEN site here

Lightened Flywheels for 2003-06 Nissan 350Z [Z33], 2003-07 G35, Nissan 370Z [Z34] & Q60 3.7
Don’t Miss this Upgrade When Upgrading or Replacing your Clutch – Get More WHP & Faster Response

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Most enthusiasts know that replacing the OEM clutch with a high performance unit transfers more power to the ground, improving acceleration and performance. What not everyone realizes is that there are two sides to the clutch system besides the disc and pressure plate – the flywheel is just as important.

When it comes time to replace your OEM clutch, or if you’re thinking about upgrading to a high performance clutch in your Nissan 350Z or Infiniti G35, 370Z, G37 or Q60 3.7, you’re likely worrying about stuff like how many pucks your clutch has and its friction material – but you’re probably not thinking about your flywheel and really, missing this upgrade while you have everything apart during a clutch install is doing yourself and your Z, G or Q a disservice.

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What not everyone realizes is that a lightened flywheel is one of the best modifications you can make to any manual transmission vehicle. So? The engine feels much more powerful and responsive- the whole car generally feels more lively. A lightened flywheel won’t ADD horsepower or torque, but rather, with it, you regain power and response that is normally consumed by drivetrain loss. By reducing some of the loss from the drag of the drivetrain on the engine, more engine power makes it to the wheels.

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What does a flywheel do, anyway?
To understand why a lighter flywheel makes such a big difference in performance and response, you need to understand how a flywheel works. To put it simply, a flywheel is an energy storage device – the flywheel stores inertia energy. The purpose the flywheel in your car serves is smoothing out the fluctuations of torque on the crankshaft, as well as helping to maintain engine speed (RPM) at a designated level. In other words, the flywheel helps keep your engine from stalling as you feather on the clutch when taking off from a standstill, for example.

How does a flywheel work in practice?
Ever play with one of those “pull-back” toy cars as a kid? Those pull back toy cars rely on a flywheel to work. The wound up spring spins a flywheel, the spinning mass of the flywheel creates inertia, meaning the flywheel wants to keep spinning, thus keeping the toy car moving after the spring has delivered its initial thrust.

Imagine trying to run in work boots. Now  imagine trying to run again after changing the work boots for a pair of running shoes. Same idea. As your engine turns, it takes some energy to get the weight of the flywheel moving. In turn, the flywheel wants to keep moving, helping smooth operation and idle. The more mass a flywheel has, the more energy it will take for your motor to gain RPM. Most manufacturers opt for a heavier flywheel, the reason being that it makes the engine less likely to stall and much easier to use in stop-start traffic. When you reduce the weight of the flywheel, the vehicle feels more powerful as a result, because less energy is required to overcome inertia and get the flywheel moving. As a result, more of the engine’s motive power is transferred to the wheels, and since there is less weight holding back the engine, it will gain and drop revs more quickly as well.

There’s an anecdote that illustrates this brilliantly, funnily enough from an old Kung Fu movie, but hear us out here. So, there’s this climactic fight between two skilled fighters. The whole movie, one fighter is always seen wearing heavy ankleweights… but even with the weights on, he’s very quick, but his opponent is even faster. Just before the fight, to everyone’s surprise, the guy removes his ankle weights. With the resistance of the weights gone, the fighter has use of his full potential, giving him the extra performance needed to best his opponent. That’s effectively what’s happening when you fit an engine with a lighter weight flywheel.
Removing the unnecessary resistance unleashes your engine’s full potential.

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Your Flywheel & Clutch Are Both “Wear Items”

Most people don’t consider that your flywheel wears out, just like your rotors wear away on your brake system. Not everyone realizes the flywheel’s friction surface wears out too, so some folks neglect to resurface or replace their flywheel when installing a new clutch disc, and that’s really only doing half of the job. The clutch grabs onto the flywheel’s face, wearing it out as well as the clutches’ friction material, so like your brake pads, rotors and clutch, it too is a wear item and should also be serviced whenever you’re replacing the clutch.

AASCO Billet Flywheel

On the Nissan VQ engines used in manual transmission-equipped 350Z, 370Z, G35 , G37, and Q60 3.7 the difference is especially noticeable. In the 370Z and its VQ engined sisters, the OEM flywheel weighs in at a whopping 25-26lbs – by contrast, the STILLEN Flywheel for Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37/Q60 tips the scales at only 14.25 lbs, a difference of more than 10lbs. For the earlier Z and G models, the STILLEN Flywheel for Nissan 350Z / G35 offers similar weight reduction.

As the flywheel turns, centrifugal force and inertia make the flywheel act as if it is many times heavier than it is, which holds your engine back significantly.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

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As an alternative, the ACT Streetlite Xact Flywheel for 370Z, G37 and Q60 3.7 is slightly heavier at 17.4lbs, and that’s still a big improvement over the stock 25lb part. The additional mass makes it just a bit friendlier on the street while still offering the benefits of a lightweight flywheel, and it’s a good bit less expensive at just $366 (as of press time).

The tradeoff is that this flywheel is non-serviceable, so once you’ve worn it out, you’ll need a new unit (as opposed to resurfacing or replacing it), and of course, it will be a little slower to drop or gain revs compared to the STILLEN unit because the ACT unit is 3lbs heavier, but it’s still a significant improvement over stock.

 

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Face to Face: The black disc on flywheel is what makes contact with the face of the clutch

The clutch and the flywheel are as critical to each other as peanut butter and chocolate are to a Reese’s cup – it’s not a Reese’s without both, so be sure to service your flywheel whenever you replacing the clutch. Doing one without the other is kind of like replacing just your brake pads without servicing the worn out rotors. While yes, it’ll bolt together if you skip replacing the rotors during a brake job or resurface the flywheel when doing a clutch, it’ll ‘work’, but it won’t perform as well as it should or could.

More Affordable Than You Think

The other thing is, the 370Z, G37, Q60 3.7 and late-production 350Z models use a dual mass flywheel. What this means is that the average machine shop cannot resurface it, it has to be sent out to a specialty machine shop, meaning that for many people, an expensive OEM replacement flywheel is the only viable option.

Trouble is, a replacement OEM flywheel is a whopping $1200 USD at press time. By comparison, the STILLEN flywheel is less than half that at $535 USD (at press time), saving you nearly $650. What’s unique to the STILLEN Lightweight Flywheel for 2008-10 Nissan 370Z is that unlike virtually every other lightened flywheel available for these cars, the STILLEN flywheel is rebuild-able. This means that when its friction surface wears out, you’re only buying a $125 replacement component. With a flywheel that is not rebuildable, you’ll be stuck buying a whole new flywheel when it wears out.

The reality is, if you’re upgrading or replacing your clutch, you’re already doing the majority of the labor needed to install a lightweight flywheel. That makes a lightweight flywheel the perfect “While I’m At It” mod.

For your convenience, STILLEN also offers a flywheel and clutch package, the STILLEN High Performance 350Z / 370Z / G37 Clutch / Flywheel Combo, which includes the STILLEN Flywheel, an ACT Clutch / Pressure Plate and of course, a new Pilot Bushing with clutch alignment tool. Available for $989.50 (as of press time), this package saves you some green when compared to buying the included items one-by-one.

We’ve covered the performance benefits and potential cost savings, there is one more CRITICAL item you really should replace while you’ve got your car taken apart, and not replacing this one little part can really bite you in the behind later on, and take your Z, G or Q out of commission when it goes.

DON’T FORGET THE SLAVE CYLINDER! OR ELSE…

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One of the notorious issues specific to the 370Z, G37 and Q60 3.7 is the clutch slave cylinder. The OEM Nissan unit is a rather brittle little plastic part – and ludicrously prone to failure.

The Problem
If you’re installing an aftermarket performance clutch in your 370Z or G37, it is a GUARANTEE that your OEM Nissan clutch slave is going to fail on you in the very near future. We don’t say that kind of thing lightly. The OEM clutch slave might survive with a stock clutch, but it can’t manage an aftermarket clutch. Yes, you can use an OEM Nissan replacement for your failed clutch slave, but remember, the design and materials are still the same, which means the replacement will also inevitably fail too.

The frequency of failure isn’t an exaggeration, either. The OEM slave really is that bad on the 370Z, one only needs to google “370Z problems” to see just how frequently the CSC’s fail, and we’ve even seen it firsthand on customer vehicles – in one case, the customer opted to skip the clutch slave when installing a new clutch disc despite our warnings, and unfortunately, within 2 months the OEM CSC unit failed, just as we had cautioned it would. The customer’s 370Z had to be taken apart all over again to replace it, and when you consider paying for the labor of dropping a transmission twice, that’s a rather pricey gamble.

The Solution

ZSpeed Performance Slave Cylinder MAIN
This brittle and leak-prone plastic OEM CSC was such a nuisance, it drove ZSpeed Performance to develop their heavy duty ALL-METAL Concentric Clutch Slave Cylinder for the 370Z and G37 (and late 350Z’s with the HR engine), and given the ridiculous failure rate, the experts at STILLEN highly recommend ZSpeed Performance’s Heavy Duty Clutch Slave as a part of any G37 or 370Z clutch service. On the earlier 350Z and G35, the slave was serviceable from the outside of the transmission… on the 370Z and G37, you’ve got to do all the work you’d normally do while replacing the clutch in order to replace it.  We STRONGLY recommend installing this upgrade with any clutch replacement – take our word for it, you’ll regret it later if you skip the slave when replacing or upgrading your clutch.

A replacement OEM plastic clutch slave from Nissan is around $125, while the ALL-METAL Heavy Duty Zspeed Clutch Slave is a bit spendier at $325 (as of press time), but consider, for that additional cost, you’re getting all metal construction. That means you have peace of mind to drive and enjoy your car, as you’ve replaced the ticking time bomb of failure with a more durable version that will serve you reliably for many miles to come.

We realize we’re beating a dead horse a bit here, but seriously, save yourself the tow truck, the labor and the heartache and replace the slave while you have everything apart. After all, it’s not a matter of if, but WHEN your clutch slave is going to fail, and it would suck to have to pay for the labor twice. You’ll thank us later.

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Is a Lightweight Flywheel Street-Friendly?
The caveat to a lightweight flywheel is that going too light can cause driveability problems and make stop-start traffic challenging. The STILLEN Flywheel is designed with streetability in mind, offering both significantly enhanced performance and response while also keeping enough mass to ensure the car won’t stall out in stop/start traffic like it may with an ultra-lightweight RACING flywheel. The experts at STILLEN have spec’d out a flywheel with a great balance of weight reduction and real-world usability.
We do want to note here that a lighter flywheel will cause some light gear chatter- but pretty much any flywheel other than the OEM unit will chatter, too. If mild gear chatter is an issue for you, resurfacing or replacing your OEM flywheel could be a possible alternative option.

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Conclusion

In short, the STILLEN flywheel offers a major improvement in performance and response you’ll really feel on the ol butt-dyno and it’s less than half the price of a replacement OEM flywheel. Even if you add in the Zspeed Clutch Slave, you’re still spending hundreds less than an OEM flywheel for an increase in performance and response that few other mods can offer.

That about wraps it up – if you have questions or would like to order your own, reach out to us at 866-250-5542 to speak to our knowledgeable staff, and if the phone’s not your thing, you can always email us at sales@stillen.com or talk to us in real time by using the Live Chat on STILLEN.com

R&D on the new Nissan GT-R is in full swing at STILLEN, and just released are the functional urethane GT-R R35 body components, including 2009-11 STILLEN GT-R Front Splitter, 2012-15 STILLEN GT-R Front Splitter and 2009-15 STILLEN GT-R Side Skirts, designed to improve downforce and add unique styling.

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Nissan GT-R with STILLEN R35 Body Components

These pieces are constructed of 100% durable polyurethane, able to withstand the abuse of the racetrack as well as a night out on the town.

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As with all STILLEN urethane components, these also feature a limited lifetime warranty.  See below for additional photos and information. Pricing is available on the STILLEN Product Page.


Quick video of Steve Millen discussing the STILLEN R35 Nissan GT-R Urethane Lip Spoiler being installed. Video shot alongside a Road & Track camera crew for an upcoming feature on the STILLEN GT-R (look for some really cool updates on this soon).


Product information from the STILLEN Product Page:

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Front Lip Spoiler:

Enhancing the aerodynamic performance of such a finely tuned car like the GT-R is no small feat.  When developing the car Nissan did a great job of developing an aero package that works well, but left some room for improvement for the true enthusiast.  One of the most common complaints of GT-R owners is the car has a tendency to “push” when exercised hard on a race course (understeer).  Two ways to fix this condition are through the suspension, or increasing downforce via aerodynamics of the car at higher speeds.  Increasing the aerodynamic downforce keeps the front end of the car planted and therefore improving front grip, reducing the “push” effect.


The STILLEN Urethane Lip Spoiler adds 2″ of length to the OEM fascia, and installs directly onto the vehicle over the factory piece. This lip spoiler is designed to hold additional air onto the nose, with flares on the side corners producing a canard effect for extra control.


Another major benefit of the front lip spoiler is the durability.  Constructed out of high-quality polyurethane, this front spoiler is nearly indestructible and carries a limited lifetime warranty. This means it can stand up to the hazards of the race track or the drive around town with 100% driver/owner confidence.
Also available: 2012-15 STILLEN Nissan GT-R Front Splitter


Side Skirts:

Continuing the aerodynamic stabilization of the GT-R, STILLEN has developed new 2009-15 Nissan GT-R side skirts with a 2 inch ledge built in to apply more downforce to the car.  This design comes from the testing performed on the legendary IMSA Nissan 300ZX, campaigned in the IMSA sports car series at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.  Tested in the Lockheed Martin wind tunnel, the Nissan engineers found that by enhancing the side ledge on the rocker it applied a incremental amount of downforce at higher speeds thus keeping the car planted and more stable through high speed corners.


Another major benefit of the rockers is the greatly improved appearance.  Offering a much more aggressive look and race proven engineering these rockers are sure to catch attention and compliments.

Just like all STILLEN body work these are manufactured in durable polyurethane, ready for paint, and offer a limited lifetime warranty.  Perfect for daily driving or track days and utilize the factory skirt mounting points to ensure a perfect fit and finish.

STILLEN VQ35HR 350Z & G35 Supercharger Now Available

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STILLEN is proud to announce the availability of the 2007-2008 350Z supercharger kit for the dual throttle body VQ35HR powered Nissan 350Z.

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This STILLEN supercharger system took over a year to develop and involves revolutionary designs to offer customers easy upgradability and installation.

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With this supercharger system, power for the 350Z and G35 is boosted to 450 horsepower at the crank (or 360-375whp), and this system won’t give you a hard time when you need to smog, because these kits are CARB Exempt. Thanks to that CARB Exempt EO#, this means when smog – or inspection – rolls around, your car is 100% emissions legal. Since California is the strictest state in the union when it comes to emissions, if it passes CA standards, it probably will pass your local regulations. (Be sure to check your local laws to ensure you’re compliant anyways)

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Air to water intercooler: By redesigning the intake manifold we were able to incorporate the intercooler inside the manifold, thus allowing us to cool the air charge immediately before the air enters the engine.

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On the dual throttle body VQ35HR engines found in 2008-09 Nissan 350Z and 2008-09 Infiniti G35, power is slightly lower than the VQ37HR, due to the engine being smaller and the fact that VQ37HR has VVEL whereas the VQ35HR does not. Power output is typically around 450 horsepower to the crank (stock is 300hp to the crank), which ends up working out to around 360whp, in most cases.

Supercharged Silver 350Z on Dyno-3

Additionally, the front mounted heat exchanger does not block the airflow supplying cool air to other vital coolers such as the radiator, engine oil cooler, transmission cooler, power steering cooler or the A/C condenser.

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Because water is 4 times more efficient at dissipating heat than air, we are able to utilize a more compact heat exchanger to cool the water.

Street Legal 350Z Supercharger

** Individual results will vary based on the baseline of the stock engine, type of dynamometer used, temperature, elevation, fuel and various other factors.

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We put hours of testing and development into ensuring this kit performs as well on the 350Z and G35 as it does on the 370Z.

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We offer this kit in 2 versions – the Tuner Kit, which does not include the tuner cable, tune file or license and assumes you’ve already got those items – and the Tuned Kit, which includes the tuner cable, a custom tune file and tuning support from STILLEN. Available in your choice of Satin, Polished and Black Powdercoated Finishes for the Supercharger and chargepipes.

Check out Yoshio testing the performance of his newly Supercharged 2008 G35 Sedan in the video below:

Check it out on a Supercharged VQ35HR 350Z in this clip:

Have questions or want to order this kit for yourself? Give us a call at 1-866-250-5542, chat live with the team at STILLEN.com or email us at sales@stillen.com – and of course, you can always stop by the shop during business hours.

The Nissan Titan has a lot of strengths, but as countless owners know, one of them is not the factory OEM radiator.  It’s combination of aluminum and plastic end tanks do one thing really well, and that is crack, dumping all of the engine coolant, leaving you helpless and stranded.

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Plastic endtanks failing is nothing new, they’re less expensive for OEMs than an aluminum unit, but long term, those plastic endtanks are a recipe for failure. When those plastic endtanks inevitably crack and fail (cos they will), it sure sucks – for most that meant getting towed to the dealership, paying upwards of $600 for a new radiator and you’re on your way right? Well sure, the first time… and then it happens again, the plastic end tanks crack and void the contents of the cooling system on the ground below. By the way, coolant isn’t exactly cheap – and it keeps getting pricier every year.

STILLEN has long offered the solution to the headache of constantly-failing Nissan Titan radiators for years, designing and having CSF Radiators produce an all-aluminum 2-row performance radiator, which has been a lifesaver for Titan owners stuck replacing their radiators over and over again – but we’re always looking to make things even better and we’ve improved things once again!

Meet the Premium High-Performance Aluminum Radiator

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In 2013, a brand new drop-in replacement Premium High-Performance Aluminum Radiator for the 2004-2013 Nissan Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56 features a 3-row thick core, and holds twice as much coolant as the factory radiators!

Click Here to visit the STILLEN website and purchase the Premium High-Performance Aluminum Radiator
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Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

 

 

The construction is all-aluminum, and designed to improve reliability, airflow, total cooling and also comes with an internal transmission oil cooler just like the OE unit.  The Premium High-Performance Aluminum Radiator for Nissan Titan, Pathfinder Armada and QX56 is designed as a factory-style replacement for ease of installation, featuring drop-in fitment like the factory unit, and backed by a 3-year warranty.

Even with all of these improvements for the 2013 version, we were able to keep the price identical to the CSF 2-row version! For those on a budget or just want exact OEM replacements, we also offer an OEM Style Replacement Radiator for Titan as well.

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You know, your Titan’s getting older – and rubber doesn’t really age well. If you’re already in it for a radiator, it’s a great time to replace your hoses as well. Your OEM Rubber hoses are probably dry-rotted pretty good by now, so it’s great preventive maintenance. Available as a 6-piece kit with Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses, Reservoir Tank Hoses, Water Hose, and Thermostat Assembly or as a 3-piece kit with just the upper and lower radiator hoses and Water Hose.

Need a Premium High-Performance Aluminum Radiator for your Titan, Armada or QX56? Call us now at 866-250-5542, chat live with our experts right on the webpage at STILLEN.com, or stop by the showroom any time during business hours to order, or if you have questions or concerns.

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After months of testing and road racing, STILLEN is proud to announce the availability of the first Active Brake Cooling Package made specifically for the R35 Nissan GT-R.

This kit has been shown to reduce rotor temperature on the AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrade by over 200 degrees F, and is also extremely effective for those running standard OEM Iron, or the AP Racing Curved Vane Rotor Upgrades. STILLEN is proud to offer an active brake cooling option for R35 GT-R owners looking to improve track times and lower brake temperatures. These kits are for use with both traditional iron rotors, as well as the STILLEN Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brake Kit.

During the development of the STILLEN GT R Targa rally car Team STILLEN worked very closely with the engineers at AP Racing to develop the first aftermarket Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit in the world. One of the key components of that kit was brake cooling. Carbon Ceramic Brakes have an ideal operating temperature range where they perform at their best. Carbon Ceramic Brakes work well when cold however their true performance shines through during repeated hard, high temperature braking. However, there is a temperature threshold which should not be exceeded. During the development of the kit the engineers at AP Racing asked what we would be doing for brake cooling. We were open to all input from AP and their instructions were to use external fans directing air to the rotors and calipers. They said regardless how hot the air is coming off the engine, it’s a lot cooler than the heat coming off the rotors.

To test the performance of the STILLEN Active Brake Cooling Kit, we went to El Toro Air Force Base with temperature sensors on each rotor and caliper. We performed the tests with the active cooling on one side of the car, and not the other. We performed a series of 140-0 runs as well as laps around our test track. We also put temperature sensor stickers on each caliper that act just like temperature paint for the rotor. As the temperature of the caliper increases it burns off parts of the sticker so we know how hot the caliper is running. After all of the data was collected and analyzed we determined that with this brake cooling kit we successfully reduced rotor temperatures by over 200 degrees.

The STILLEN brake cooling kit is offered as a separate front and rear kit.

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GT-R Front Active Brake Cooling System
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The front brake cooling kit consists of a weather resistant electric fan, mounting brackets, wiring kit and switch, and poly-urethane air diversion splitter.

GT-R Rear Brake Cooling System

The rear cooling kit utilizes polyurethane air scoops which work in conjunction with the factory NACA ducts in the belly pan to route air to the braking system, and also features polyurethane air funnels, accordion tube and all necessary mounting bracketry.

It’s important to note that during our testing we also found that with the VDC off, the rear brake cooling isn’t 100% necessary. Because brakes work better with a bit of heat in them, we prefer to leave the rear brake cooling kit off of the car when Steve Millen drives, because he does not utilize the VDC control system. If you are like 99% of the owner’s of GT-R’s and are not in fact, a professional racing driver, you more than likely utilize the VDC function and therefore, we would suggest the rear brake cooling system.

These kits, while developed to aid in the necessary cooling for the Carbon Ceramic Brake setup, this kit is also extremely effective in lowering caliper/rotor temperatures for both stock iron rotor setups, as well as the AP Racing iron rotor upgrades.

For detailed information on the design and testing of the STILLEN Active Brake Cooling Package, please visit the STILLEN website for much more information.

Got questions or ready to upgrade your brake system? Reach out to STILLEN :
CALL US AT 866-250-5542
Email us at: sales@stillen.com
Or Live Chat at stillen.com

Dealership Profile: Melloy Nissan x Rough Country Titan Lift Kit

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Rough Country 6in Lift + N-Fab Cab Length Step Bars (Black)

As any enthusiast knows, people gravitate toward vehicles that stand out, and aftermarket products can personalize a vehicle to stand out from the unmodified masses. For some buyers, these upgrades could very well influence their purchasing decisions, especially when the upgrades are available installed at the dealership.

That’s why many dealerships choose to offer customized and modified vehicles as part of their new car stock, giving them that ‘extra something’ to draw the attention of potential buyers.

Melloy Nissan of Albuquerque, New Mexico understands this quite well, and having an already-customized vehicle on the showroom floor gives customers something tangible to look at instead of having to imagine the vehicle ‘as it could be’. One of the most popular upgrades for Titan fans is the Rough Country 6″ Lift Kit for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820), which is why offering new Nissan Titans with this kit already installed is an especially enticing prospect for new truck shoppers.

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Rough Country 6in Lift + N-Fab Cab Length Step Bars (Black) + Rough Country Pocket Flares + Rough Country Black Series LED Light Bar

Offering Nissan Titans with Rough Country lifts installed has proven so popular, it’s almost hard to keep up with the demand, according to the Parts Manager Jorge Nanez, who had this to say:

“As soon as the sales department gets another batch of Nissan Titans in inventory, they immediately send a couple of them over to the shop to be modified. Displaying upgraded vehicles always gets buyers’ attention. Even if customers do not jump at the chance to buy the showroom model, they are inspired to modify their new vehicle in the same way but in their own choice of color and trim package. We have sold over 15 Rough Country to customers since they became available, and that does not even include the demo models that sell off the showroom floor! We are preparing six more demo vehicles, each being set up with a Rough Country 6″ Lift Kit for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820)Rough Country Pocket Fender Flares for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820), and Rough Country Black Series LED Light Bar for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820). The New Mexico state fair is coming soon and our plan is to display our modified Titans at the fair!”

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Rough Country Black Series LED Light Bar for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820) / N-Fab Bed Access Wheel To Wheel Nerf Bars (Black 6 step)

Installing a Lift Kit not only makes the Nissan Titan look better, but a proper lift can seriously enhance your off-roading capabilities as well as a part of your build.

STILLEN’s network of dealerships not only share the STILLEN product line with its customers, they also offer products from STILLEN’s extensive catalog of brand partners! If you’re in Albuquerque, contact Jorge Nanez at 888-599-8674 or check out the Melloy Nissan website at www.melloynissan.com for more information.

Otherwise, you can contact STILLEN directly at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via Live Chat at www.stillen.com. We’re everywhere you’d want to be!