Tags Posts tagged with "Nissan"

Nissan

Dealership Profile: Melloy Nissan x Rough Country Titan Lift Kit

162146_1494714271930

Consumers 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.

Melloy Nissan of Albuquerque, New Mexico understands what its consumers want and gives them something tangible to look at instead of having to imagine it. One of the most popular upgrades for Titan fans is the Rough Country 6″ Lift Kit for 2017 Nissan Titan 4WD.

20170205_152950

According to the Parts Manager Jorge Nanez, “As soon as the sales department gets another batch of 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 lift kits 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 4WDRough Country Pocket Fender Flares for 2017 Nissan Titan, and Rough Country Black Series LED Light Bar for 2017 Nissan Titan. The New Mexico state fair is coming soon and our plan is to display our modified Titans at the fair!”

 

storageemulated0Androiddatacom.android.mmsfilesimage(53)

 

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!

Port City Nissan x STILLEN 2017 Nissan Maxima

IMG_3297

Nissan has put the “sport” back into its original “four door sports car”, the Maxima. After unveiling the Sport Sedan Concept early in 2014, it built up anticipation for the eighth generation A36 Maxima for the 2016 model year. Nissan did not disappoint and the numbers prove it, as Maxima sales in March 2017 outperformed the previous 39 months and were the second highest overall in the last 88 months (according to ANDC research).

IMG_3290

Riding the wave of the Maxima’s popularity, Nate Price, a Parts Consultant at Port City Nissan in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, decided to outfit one of the hot selling sedans with aftermarket components. He installed a STILLEN Front Lip Spoiler and Axle-back Exhaust to add a more aggressive look and sound to the Maxima. The chassis was then outfitted with Giovanna 20-inch Haleb wheels before dropping the chassis on a set of Eibach lowering springs. According to Price, “We liked the way it turned out, the parts fit like a glove.”
IMG_3295

IMG_3294
To outfit your Nissan with STILLEN products, don’t hesitate to contact the dealerships in the STILLEN Dealer Network. If you’re close to Portsmouth, contact Nate Price at Port City Nissan at 603-431-6500 extension #3.

IMG_3291

To order or if you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call (800-576-2131), shoot us an email (sales@stillen.com) or reach out to us on Live Chat at STILLEN.com.

STILLEN Event Tracking: Z ATTACK 2017

 

img 17

April 21-22, 2017

Images by Michael Whitten, Middle Tennessee Z Club

Garage Shot

Nissan North America moved from Southern California to Franklin, Tennessee back in the mid-2000s. This move to the east centralized Nissan Headquarters and made the facility more accessible to fans and followers of the marque. The location of the new headquarters happened to be within two hours’ drive from the members of the Middle Tennessee Z Club. Co-founders Robert “Bob” McGehee and Randy Shemin approached Nissan North America’s public relations division and worked out the details to hold its Z ATTACK Car Show at the corporate headquarters.

img 16

img 1

img 5

img 12

 

img 7

img 8

img 11

The Z ATTACK event drew 83 Z cars and a dozen Nissan/Infiniti vehicles in the new Open class at the Saturday car show. McGehee commented, “Unlike the favorable weather we enjoyed at our 2014 event, foul weather forced us to relocate to Nissan’s parking structure where enthusiasts could enjoy the opportunity to catch up with other Z owners and admire a wide range of entries. We had entrants from Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky, and from as far north as Illinois and even Canada. They all said the trip was well worth the effort.”

img 15

img 14

img 13

The weekend kicked off Friday with group tours of the Nissan manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. That evening, the Middle Tennessee Z Club hosted a barbecue dinner and a private tour of the Lane Motor Museum. The Lane houses many significant vehicles in the Nissan Heritage Collection which are not available for viewing by the general public.

img 6

img 3

img 4

In conjunction with Nissan’s ongoing corporate support of non-profit community organizations, the Middle Tennessee Z Club collected donations which were shared with Lifehouse Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Lifehouse is a small agency that works to find forever homes for abandoned and abused animals and rescues dogs whose time has expired at kill shelters.

x_Ron White_3rd_5gen Stock x_Neal Burton_2nd_2gen Stock x_Juan Amaro_1st_5gen Mod x_John Pritchard_3rd_3gen Stock x_Fred Burton_3rd_6gen Stock x_Diana Russ_3rd_2gen Stock x_David Plott_2nd_1gen x_Calen Cussimanio_2nd_3gen Stock x_Bob Speights_1st_4gen Stock

Nissan videographers filmed the event for a future video and interviewed several attendees as part of its ongoing efforts to honor the heritage and recognize the enthusiasts who are ambassadors for the brand. This will be shared with Nissan staff at headquarters and manufacturing employees in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee.

STILLEN Product Announcement: 2013-15 Nissan Altima Rear Diffuser

KB13145_IMG_01_13_15_Nissan_Altima_Diffuser

Part Number: KB13145 (Raw, Unpainted)

KB13145MB (Matte Black)

3R1A9427 Edited

Ready to add visual impact to your Nissan Altima? STILLEN now offers its polyurethane rear diffuser for the 2013-15 Altima. Designed and manufactured in the USA at STILLEN in Costa Mesa, California, this durable, urethane diffuser is available unpainted or in a matte black painted finish. It comes complete with double-sided trim adhesive, adhesive promoter and screws. Our proprietary polyurethane formula is so strong and resilient that we offer a limited lifetime warranty on materials. Our diffuser enhances the Altima’s existing body lines for a subtle yet aggressive appearance! Get yours today!

KB13145_IMG_03_13_15_Nissan_Altima_Diffuser

Available in two finishes: Raw Urethane, ready to paint, or prepainted Flat Black, ready to install!

KB13145_IMG_02_13_15_Nissan_Altima_Diffuser

STILLEN’s proprietary polyurethane formula is so durable that we back our body styling components with a limited lifetime warranty on materials!

If you have questions or are ready to order, reach out to us at 866-250-5542, via email at sales@stillen.com or via Live Chat at stillen.com!

STILLEN Event Tracking

IMG_4269_edited

Formula Drift Round 1: The Streets of Long Beach

April 1, 2017

By Richard Fong

IMG_4074_edited

On the streets of Long Beach, April 1st was no Fool’s Day. Drivers waged fierce battles in the first round of the Formula Drift Championship, leaving no room for anyone faint of heart or too timid to push beyond the limit.

 

Now in its fourteenth year, Formula Drift kicked off the 2017 season on a moderate spring day in Long Beach. The weather could not have been more conducive for a day of tire-smoking fun and enjoyment for all. Attendees could walk through the competitor pits while also checking out the expanded vendor row that occupied the area adjacent to the pits as well as the infield behind the bleachers with the AutoCon Car Show.

IMG_4255_edited

Bye, Bye, Bye

As fans of drifting, we were bummed about the number of bye runs that kicked off the Top 32 eliminations. The top five drivers enjoyed automatic advances into the sweet 16 round for a couple of reasons. First, the usual attrition that comes with drifting, K-rails and tire barriers and, second, a reduction in the number of qualified drivers on the Pro roster. There just weren’t enough to fill a field of 32. We are hopeful that more drivers will see the opportunity to compete and fill the driver list in the near future.

IMG_3133_edited

Upsets Abound

Despite the number of bye runs, the 2017 season kicked off with a shake-up of the norm as numerous upsets throughout the eliminations by up-and-coming drivers sidelined veterans and champions alike. Top qualifier Vaughn Gittin Jr. faced elimination in the Top 16 round at the hands of Dean “Karnage” Kearney.

IMG_2925_edited

Former champions Dai Yoshihara and Michael Essa faced off in the first round. Yoshihara suffered an unfortunate mishap when he snapped a power steering belt just before finishing turn 10. This caused him to straighten out and almost collide with the K-rail, suffering a loss.

IMG_4450_edited

The 2015 champion Fredric Aasbo competed in his new Toyota Corolla iM drift car as if he’d been driving it for years. After his first round bye run, he beat Kristaps Bluss to move on to the Great 8 against Alex Heilbrunn. Heilbrunn also enjoyed a first round bye before beating Juha Rintanen to advance to his match up with Aasbo. Heilbrunn upset the Norwegian Hammer and advanced to the Final 4.

IMG_4004_edited

Three-time champion Chris Forsberg defeated Alec Hohnadell in the first round before facing Ken Gushi in a too-close-to-call second match. Forsberg and Gushi delivered a great battle that many felt could have gone for a one-more-time rebattle, but the judges ruled in Forsberg’s favor to the dismay of the crowd, who chanted a chorus of “One-More-Time” as the judges’ decision was posted on the Jumbotron. Forsberg faced elimination by the number two qualifier, James Deane in the Great 8. Deane enjoyed a bye run before defeating Essa on his way to face Forsberg. Deane’s victory over Forsberg put him into the Final 4.

IMG_4617_edited

First Time Finalists

Bakchis has competed for seven years and podiumed six times, while Tuerck has thirteen years in Formula Drift competition and twelve podiums to his credit, according to driftstats.com. By comparison, Heilbrunn has just one year in Formula Drift Pro2 and one year in the Pro Championship. Deane competed at four rounds of Formula Drift competition back in 2010 and returned for the first time since to compete in the USA at Long Beach. Bakchis paired with Heilbrunn while Tuerck matched up with Deane.  The sophomore drivers each prevailed, putting both into the finals for the first time. When the smoke cleared and the contenders lined up in front of the grandstands, the judges awarded James Deane his first Formula Drift event victory as Heilbrunn proudly claimed his first podium as runner up. Since Tuerck qualified higher than Bakchis, he was awarded third spot on the podium.

IMG_4667_edited

With the first round in the books, Formula Drift and its roster of drivers prepare to make the trek across the US of A to Round 2 at Orlando Speed World. On the weekend of April 28-29, the state of Florida will feel the thunder as both the Pro and Pro2 divisions lay down rubber to the tarmac. This season is already shaping up to be an exciting one so be sure to keep your eyes focused on the Formula Drift Championship!

AutoCon LA 2017

E16A6312

March 25, 2017

Images Courtesy of Tyler Lee @ CarNinja

 

E16A6413

The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts some of the most epic automotive events in the nation. On March 25, 2017, AutoCon filled the halls with a few of the finest machines from across the country. Crowds came in droves, lining up outside the convention hall for hours, waiting for their chance to file into the grand halls of the Convention Center. For an event held on a Sunday afternoon from 1pm-to-8pm, thousands of attendees waited in lines that snaked all the way out the front of the convention hall as interest in the event and the excitement of anticipation built up to a fever pitch.

E16A6520

Once inside, the fans were greeted by a balanced presentation of high quality vehicle builds ranging from vintage rides and domestic muscle to aggressive imports and European exotics. AutoCon attracts a strong following of quality builds, ensuring that everyone in attendance experiences the finest in vehicle construction. There was no shortage of eye candy and inspiration for the car lover in us all.

E16A6503

E16A6391

E16A6415

Slammed chassis, custom paint, aggressive aerodynamics and numerous engine swaps could be found throughout the vast convention halls. Eye catching machines showcased the latest trends and delivered a good idea of what is popular in the scene. The bolt-on overfender styling of Rocket Bunny, Liberty Walk and RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB) continues its foothold in the scene as platforms ranging from the accessible FR-S/BRZ up to the more exotic GT-Rs and Ferraris featured wide over fenders and aggressively offset wheels.

E16A6377

E16A6512

E16A6477

E16A6508

E16A6526

The “slammed and stanced” trend continued as some machines had so much negative camber that the car was rolling on its inner side walls while the outer shoulder of the tires never touched the pavement. Note the daylight shining through?

E16A6375

Honda chose this particular venue, rather than a traditional main-stream auto show like Detroit or Los Angeles to debut its entry in the hot hatch category: the 2017 Civic Type-R. This machine just captured the FWD track record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife Circuit from the previous record holder, the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport, with a lap time of 7 minutes 43.8 seconds. (Check out the latest video on YouTube)

E16A6491

As the night drew to a close, the grand exodus of these machines formed a procession of horsepower leading out of the halls and onto Downtown Los Angeles’ streets, a sight to truly behold. We can hardly wait for next year.

E16A6479

 

E16A6401

E16A6487

E16A6364

STILLEN Event Tracking

3R1A9420 edited

Skyline Syndicate Launch Event

March 11, 2017

By Richard Fong

3R1A9406 edited 3R1A9414 edited

Ideal car meets are, at best, a fair weather experience. People lose interest quickly at the first sign of precipitation. When clear skies and warm temperatures are the first things to greet you as you walk out the front door, it’s a good bet that a great day and an even greater event await your arrival. This is especially true when the event is focused on the Nissan Skyline GT-R.

3R1A9462 edited

Skyline Syndicate, which started as a group of friends with a passion for all things Skyline, quickly gained momentum and evolved into a brand of its own. On Saturday March 11, a meet to celebrate Skyline Syndicate’s Launch Event took place in the City of Industry, California. With the support of the Purist Group, led by Sean Lee, this social media-promoted event drew import and European enthusiasts of all walks, in addition to the fortunate few that own Skylines.

3R1A9389 edited 3R1A9393 edited

Upon arrival, a walk through the parking lot gave attendees plenty to look at, including some gorgeous Supras, NSXs, BMWs and other desirable platforms. But the stars of the events were located close to the warehouse entrance. After passing a few R35 GT-Rs, we came upon a trio of R32 Skyline GT-Rs near the entrance to the warehouse.

3R1A9464 edited 3R1A9462 edited 3R1A9458 edited

Once inside the warehouse, a few more R32s along with a Stagea lined the walls leading up to the heritage row. Parked side-by-side, a triumvirate of Skylines (an R32, R33 and R34) was staged up on display. Near the loading docks, a NISMO equipped R33 was positioned next to TK Taka’s red Hakosuka.

3R1A9394 edited3R1A9396 edited3R1A9401edited

Although the event was scheduled to last from 10am to 3pm, the camaraderie, conversations and anecdotes kept some attendees at the event to well past 6pm. As the sun set on the event, the Skyline Syndicate enjoyed a great start to its brand. We can hardly wait for the next event!

3R1A9418 edited 3R1A9447 edited

Coulter Nissan x Rough Country Titan 1/2 Ton Lift Kit

IMG_1719_WM

Does your 2016+ Titan 4×4 need a lift? Rough Country’s solution could be the answer you’re looking for! Recently released for the Titan XD, Rough Country now offers its popular lift kit for the ½-ton Titan 4WD. This comprehensive and durable kit includes everything you’d need for excellent off-road performance. The benefits of this 6-inch lift kit include increased ground clearance, stronger lifted knuckles, strengthened front and rear cross members and upgraded rear shocks. Together, these components give your Titan a more rugged appearance while inspiring confident, off-road handling.

Rough Country Lift Kit

 

  • Lifetime Construction Warranty
  • Levels the Front and Rear of the chassis for enhanced road handling
  • The 6-inches of added clearance permit the use of larger tires up to 35-inches
  • No exhaust modifications required
  • Includes all necessary hardware to complete the installation
  • Backed by Rough Country’s Lifetime Replacement Warranty

IMG_1720_WM

Coulter Nissan of Surprise, AZ has already installed the Rough Country Lift Kit on a half-ton Titan. The six-inches of added lift complement the Titan’s already imposing chassis. When matched with aftermarket wheels and off-road tires, it’s simply stunning. Prepare your half-ton Titan for the road and the off-road with a Rough Country Lift Kit.

IMG_1722_WM

 

 

Coulter Nissan’s parts and service department also works closely with STILLEN to offer you the parts, accessories and installation services to suit your needs. Get in touch with them for your Rough Country and STILLEN upgrades!

Rough Country Lift Kit Installed_WM

To order or if you have any additional questions about the Rough Country Lift Kit for the Titan XD 4wd please feel free to give us a call (800-576-2131), shoot us an email (sales@stillen.com) or reach out to us on Live Chat at STILLEN.com.

 

Nissan redesigned the iconic Titan for the 2016 model year. With that release came the Titan XD. A Cummins-powered full-size pickup with styling that appeals to a wide variety of consumers. Now anyone who knows trucks, knows that one of the most popular modifications is a lift kit.

Nissan Titan XD Lift Kit

The second Harbor Nissan (Port Charlotte, FL) found out the Rough Country lift kit was available for the new Titan XD, they jumped on the opportunity and immediately had 5 of their Titans sitting high above the rest.

Nissan Titan XD Lift Kit

The Rough Country lift kit raises the Titan XD by 6-inches along with leveling out the “nose-down” factory look of the truck. The kit maintains factory ride quality while increasing ground clearance as well as allowing the use of up to 35-inch tires. The lifted trucks they modified moved off the lot right away and Harbor Nissan is already in the process of lifting a few more of their Titan XDs in order to keep the sales momentum.

Rough Country Nissan Titan XD 6-inch Lift Kit includes:

FRONT

  • Lifted knuckles
  • Front crossmember
  • Upper strut spacers
  • Bumpstop spacers
  • Differential skid plate
  • Sway-bar links
  • Brake line brackets
  • Hardware

REAR

  • Fabricated anti-wrap lift blocks
  • Rear crossmember
  • U-bolts
  • Sway-bar links
  • Brake line brackets
  • Hardware

SHOCKS

  • (2) Premium N2.0 Series (Rear)

The Rough Country Nissan Titan XD kit is $1499.95 + shipping. To order, give us a call 800-576-2131, email sales@stillen.com, or use our LiveChat feature on our website.

Rough Country Lift Kit Titan XD

Keep your eyes open for Rough Country’s Nissan Titan (non-XD) lift kit – coming soon!

4

The VR30DDTT is an impressive motor. It is underrated from the factory as we have seen with dyno testing. The Hi-Output version is rated at 400 hp and 350 ft-lbs at the crank and the Low-Output version is rated at 300 hp and 300 ft-lbs at the crank. We have consistently seen ~375 whp and ~350 wtq from the Red Sport Q50’s and Q60’s and ~300 whp and ~290 wtq from the “300 hp” versions.

That being said, everyone is still excited to see what these motors can do. With factory forced induction there is often a ton of room for gains when you simply tune the car and crank the boost up. Now there is a lot to consider before assuming power gains by simply increasing boost and tuning. So strap on your thinking caps and prepare for the math!

The factory turbos on the VR30 are produced by Honeywell-Garrett. The model of the turbo is MGT14446LKSZ. We could talk technical specifications*, but in the end let us just say the turbos are small. What is more important is we have the turbo map for the MGT1446 turbo. This has allowed us to see what efficiency range the turbos are operating under stock boost, as well as the limits of the turbos when it comes to boost levels and power gains.

compressor-map-garrett

We can see the VR30 Red Sport (400) boost curve looks something like this. With this knowledge, we can run a series of calculations to see the efficiency of the turbos throughout the RPM range.

q50_ficbe_ldp_vs_stock_large

For everyone who would like to do the math themselves the basic formulas are as follows.
Cubic Feet/Min:

cfm-formula
Corrected Air Flow (CAF) lbs/min:

caf-formula
Pressure Ratio (PR):

p-formula

So for stock boost our table will look like this:
*we use 1.5 liters as displacement as only half the motor feeds each turbo.

Q50 Red Sport – Stock (14.5 PSI)
400-hp-stock-turbo-table

Utilizing the same formula and increasing boost, we made a graph then overlaid onto the Turbo Map. We included the Low-Output graph for reference as well.

q50-turbo-map-hi-and-low-output1

You can see that even at stock boost (for the Red Sport) the turbos are off the efficiency island (below 60%) post 5750 RPM. So what happens as you move off the island? As turbo efficiency goes down you begin to generate more and more heat for the given boost pressure.

If you look at the stock dyno sheet, you can see where the horsepower curve begins to flatten out at around 5000 RPM. We have also seen with an aftermarket exhaust and secondary cat deletes the gains past the 5000 RPM area are far less significant. This can pretty much all be attributed to the turbos.

2017 Q50 Red Sport Dyno

2017 Q50 Red Sport 3.0tt Stock Dyno Sheet

We went ahead and also did graphs of increased boost pressure following the factory curve up to max pressure. We assume the lower boost pressure below 4000 RPM is to keep the torque under control for driveability’s sake.

turbo-mapping-vr30ddtt-with-notes

Looking at the chart, one can see that as you increase the maximum boost levels you move out of the efficiency island very quickly. At 17 PSI you move below 60% efficiency at 5500 RPM which is not much worse than stock. However, once we get into the 19 PSI Range you can see us leave efficiency by 5250 RPM. On top of that we are moving over 23.6 lbs/min (or 342 CFM) at 6250 RPM very far outside of the efficiency island. This puts a lot of stress on both the engine and turbos.

So aside from changing the turbos (which there are no upgrades available at this time), what can we do to safely increase power? We believe it is unwise to spin these turbos much past 17 psi in search of a lot more power (at least above 5000 RPM). So with a moderate increase in boost pressure, the name of the power game will be EFFICIENCY (yes I’m sure you’re tired of reading that word).

Restrictions:

With any factory setup, there are going to be restrictions. Some are cost related, some are emissions related, and some are Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) related.

We already know the first restriction point lies in the intakes. Factory intake systems are the first point of emissions and sound control on a car. The STILLEN intakes have already shown impressive gains in the mid-range powerband. This makes sense as the highest efficiency range of the turbo at factory boost levels (and even elevated boost levels) will be in the 3250-5000 RPM range.

The factory exhaust system on the VR30 powered cars is definitely a bottleneck as well. We know the secondary catalytic converters narrow down to 1.5 inches (diameter) just before the cat-back. On top of that the factory cat-back exhaust is a mere 1.75 inches (diameter). Now removing the factory catalytic converters is frowned upon by the EPA, so we can’t recommend changing those out. However, a cat-back exhaust is perfectly legal and voids no warranties (which we are sure most of you know). On top of giving the Q50 & Q60 the exhaust note it deserves, the cat-back greatly increases the efficiency of the turbos by reducing back pressure. This reduction in back pressure reduces the resistance on the turbines and in turn allows them to spool faster and easier. This means for the same given turbine speed, you are able to create more boost (or the same boost) with less heat.

Cooling:

While heat is necessary for an engine to run properly, too much is definitely a bad thing. While on a naturally aspirated motor, a cooler intake charge can greatly improve performance. Forced induction doesn’t yeild as impressive of results. Why is this? The air pulled through the intakes enters the turbo which compresses the air. The compression of air causes an increase in air temperature (see Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law) which is problematic for internal combustion engines. With most forced induction setups there is an intercooler (or aftercooler) which is located between the turbo and the lower intake manifold. Said intercooler can be either an Air-to-Air or Air-to-Water system. The VR30 uses a pair of Air-to-Water intercoolers. The heat exchanger for the intercoolers (how the heat is removed from the system) is located in front of the radiator behind the grille.

The Red Sport version of the Q50 and Q60 both come with two waterpumps (push-pull) to increase cooling for the intercoolers. This makes sense as the Red Sport boost levels create a lot more heat at higher RPM than the 300 hp version. Knowing that many people will be increasing the boost of both models, everyone could definitely benefit from more cooling. While the intercooler units themselves would be difficult to upgrade since space in the engine bay is quite limited, the heat exchanger up front has some room to grow. Increasing the size of the heat exchanger does two things: allows for more heat to be extracted from the hot fluid, and increases the volume of fluid which increases the overall thermal capacity of the system. While this isn’t the ultimate solution, it would make running higher boost levels (17-18 psi) safer as well as reducing potential heat soak after prolonged aggressive driving.

Tuning:

While there is still a lot of exploring to do when it comes to tuning, there are several things we can see just by looking at the turbo map and dyno sheets. Your biggest gains will all be in the mid-range (2500-5000 RPM) with the stock turbos.

Based on the turbo map, tuning to 18 PSI from 4000-5000 RPM puts you in a very ideal efficiency range for the turbos. Now dropping the boost after 5000 RPM is important as holding too much boost is not ideal for the motor or turbos, but also won’t gain much additional power. This fine tuning of boost pressure adjustment is made easier by the factory electronically controlled wastegate actuators.

400-hp-optimal-turbo-table

q50-stock-boost-vs-optimal-boost1

While we are still waiting on the tuning companies we work with to release official software, we are confident it won’t be much longer. You can bet we are just as anxious to start tuning these cars as you are, but with any new platform the best products take a little time to develop.

infiniti_VR_engine_03

Although we probably won’t be seeing any 600 whp Q50’s or Q60’s without bigger turbos, there is still a lot of potential even on the factory units. Needless to say, we are all working on more ways to make power with this platform. STILLEN is about to release our new intake system for the 3.0t Q50 & Q60 along with our Cat-Back Exhaust for the 3.0t Q50!  Our engineering department has done a lot of work on these products and designed them with the factory setup in mind as well as future upgrades. Stay tuned (pun intended)!

___________________________________________
*From the information we could find from Garrett:
Compressor side: TRIM 55 – A/R 0.46
Turbine side: TRIM 76 – A/R 0.40
Cooling: Oil and Water