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2013-15 Nissan Altima Rear Diffuser

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Part Number(s):

KB13145 (Raw, Unpainted)

KB13145MB (Matte Black)

Ready to add visual impact to your Nissan Altima? STILLEN now offers its polyurethane rear diffuser for the 2013-15 Altima.

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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!

If you have questions or are ready to order the STILLEN 2013-2015 Nissan Altima Rear Diffuser, reach out to us at 866-250-5542, via email at sales@stillen.com or via live chat at stillen.com!

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Does your 2016+ 4WD Titan 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 half-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.

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  • 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

 

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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.

Coulter Nissan’s parts and service department works closely with STILLEN to offer you the parts, accessories and installation services to suit your needs.

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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 (866-275-1294) or shoot us an email (jrsmith@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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Corrected Air Flow (CAF) lbs/min:

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Pressure Ratio (PR):

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So for stock boost our table will look like this:
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)!

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*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

#1 – AP Radi-CAL II and AP Racing by STILLEN

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AP Racing by STILLEN introduced the World Radi-CAL II Braking System. These revolutionary Forged Calipers are the most advanced brakes on the market. Forging makes them Lighter and Stiffer than Casting. The Asymmetric Design allows for optimal strength while still using Sequential Sized Pistons for even pad wear. Quick Change Pads are as simple as removing the retaining pins. The calipers still feature High Temperature Double Sealed Pistons so they are safe for road use but will stand up to the high temperatures of track use. The AP Radi-CAL II are available in Red, Black or Silver Calipers (custom colors available – contact us for pricing).

Comparison: Radi-CAL I vs Radi-CAL II

  • 4% Lighter than Radi-CAL I
  • Stiffer than Radi-CAL I (6-piston: 33% stiffer | 4-piston: 28% stiffer)
  • Incorporating iconic Radi-CAL Stiffening Band
  • 6-Piston Radi-CAL II Caliper can effortlessly fit behind an 18-inch wheel with a 370mm rotor.

One of the best parts about Radi-CAL II is you can easily swap out Radi-CAL I Calipers for a Radi-CAL II upgrade! So if you already have our Radi-CAL I kit, you can simply swap out calipers to upgrade!

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AP Radi-CAL II behind a Flow Form 18 inch wheel (HRE FF15 18×9.5)

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#2 – Widebody Civic Sedan from Seibon (teamed with AP Racing and Mackin Industries)

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The Honda Civic is still one of the most commonly modified cars of all time. The thing is, this isn’t a true statement for a lot of Honda’s post millenia change. Countless enthusiasts started out in the Honda scene and many have moved on to different platforms because of the void of performance potential left vacant by Honda with the early-to-mid-2000’s Civic. Perhaps not on purpose, but certainly to our delight, the Civic now comes with a turbo motor available. While the 10th generation Civic is still developing in the market, it is exciting to see what is already available.

This wide body Civic Sedan kit produced by Seibon Carbon was inspired by the Type-R concept to give the sedan an aggressive look and stance. This kit also allows for you to run wider wheels and tires for the performance minded. We assume we will see these kits on the turbo model sedans mainly as we have already seen impressive results from bolt-ons and tuning. This kit will be available exclusively through STILLEN. If you would like more information on the Seibon wide body kit please give us a call or email sales@stillen.com.

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This build featured some of the best names in the industry with AP Racing by STILLEN creating a prototype Radi-CAL Brake Kit, Rays Performance Wheels, Cusco Suspension, Pioneer Audio, Razo Lighting, and Continental Tires. After seeing this kind of effort put into the new Civic we can only imagine what kind of resurgence we will see in the Honda scene.

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#3 – Honda Civic Type-R Concept & the Honda Civic Variants

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The Civic Type R Prototype is all kinds of crazy and we love it. The visual differences are instantly obvious, but the most impressive part of this car is it is all functional. The wider fenders accommodate a larger tire for additional grip while the splitters and diffuser aid in down force and overall aerodynamic efficiency. The 3 tail pipes are all completely functional as is the hood scoop to feed the 2.0L Turbo motor. Numbers haven’t been officially released but the European Type-R makes 306 horsepower and there are rumors that there may be a 340 horsepower version.

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#4 – Vossen Wheels

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Vossen Wheels has been an industry leader for years in the aftermarket wheel industry. STILLEN has been privileged enough to work with them on several projects and are always blown away with how they are always innovating. This SEMA Show they debuted their new 3-piece forged series which blew us away. The detail and options available are amazing!

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We also love the Vossen X Work wheels. The collaboration of the two companies produced some beautiful 2-piece wheels that appeal to a wide variety of owners. We have seen them on a lot of Nissan & Infiniti builds that we have greatly admired.

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Vossen also debuted their “Wheel Configurator” which allows users to preview every Vossen wheel available on their car. It includes options such as Lowering, Camber, Vehicle Color, Wheel Color, Tire Size, etc. You can try it out from yourself – http://www.vossen3d.com/

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#5 – Garrett Turbo Systems

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Honeywell Garrett has been a leader in the Turbo industry for decades. While STILLEN has shied away from Turbos in recent history, the introduction of factory turbo cars from so many manufactures has allowed us to get back in the turbo game without violating EPA or CARB policies. Now Garrett is the manufacturer of the turbos in the new VR30 DDTT motor found in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60.

Knowing what some of their systems are capable of, maybe we will get the opportunity to work on some CARB Legal Turbo Upgrades in the future.

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#6 – NITTO Tire’s Drifting Huracan

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Nitto recently worked with stunt driver Stina Hübinette to bring us the drifting Huracan. It’s not everyday you get to see an exotic driven like this. Check out the video on youtube: The Hübinettes Star in #HuracánDrift

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#7 – Mazda Miata RF Kuro

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The Mazda Miata has been the best selling two-seater convertible in the world since it’s release in 1989. Mazda debuted their Miata RF Kuro concept as their foray into the sport compact coupe segment. While nothing is certain about production plans, the RF Kuro gives drivers a glimpse of what a coupe could be like and gives the Miata a new look that we are sure everyone is going to love.

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#8 – Ford Booth

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Ford is always known to have quite the display at SEMA. 2016 was an exciting year for them and their booth definitely showed it. Showcasing cars like the new Ford GT Racecar, the Focus RS (which is proving to be quite the little beast), and even a wide body Fiesta ST. Ford is definitely making their presence felt in the performance world and we look forward to seeing more amazing cars from them.

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#9 – Lexus LC500 F-Sport Concept

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We have all seen the Lexus LC500 in the media and at auto shows. However, we had the opportunity to see the F-Sport concept version in the Lexus booth. Aside from the bright yellow paint, this car really makes a bold statement. Lexus is definitely doing a lot to shape their image in a more “sporty” light. We didn’t get many details, but we liked what we saw.

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#10 – Ferrari-powered Scion FRS/Toyota 86

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When someone puts a Ferrari motor in anything it’s bound to grab some attention. This Ferrari-powered FR-S is absolutely nuts!

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That wraps up our SEMA 2016 Top 10. Stay tuned for our upcoming SEMA 2016 gallery…

When it comes to trucks, more than half of an audience will agree that having one on a lifted suspension is better. So what do you do when you purchase a brand new Nissan Titan XD and want to lift it 6 inches and throw some 35-inch tires on it? Several Nissan dealerships now have a solution for you with the Rough Country Lift Kit.

There are some huge advantages buying your Titan XD from the dealership pre-lifted.

  1. The cost of the parts and labor can be rolled into your financing.
  2. The dealership will be your warranty center for your truck and your parts.
  3. The dealership works closely with STILLEN to make sure you are getting quality parts you can trust.

Check out the trucks below for examples of what this kit will do for your Nissan Titan XD.

Loving Nissan of Lufkin, TX did an amazing job with this Titan XD 4wd.

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Harbor Nissan in Port Charlotte, FL used the Rough Country 6 inch Lift Kit and N-Fab goodies to make this Titan XD shine.

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The Rough Country 6-inch Suspension Lift Kit for the 2016+ Titan XD is currently only available for 4wd models. This complete lift kit includes everything you need for making your Titan XD perform better both on and off-road. On top of an aggressive appearance you get:

  • Lifetime construction warranty
  • Levels the front with the rear of the truck for enhanced road handling
  • The 6-inch increase over stock height allows you to install up to 35″ tires
  • No exhaust modifications required
  • Comes with all necessary hardware to complete the install
  • Backed by Rough Country’s lifetime replacement warranty

Here’s a visual breakdown of the Rough Country kit for those who are curious.

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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) or shoot us an email (sales@stillen.com).

Many automotive enthusiasts go to great lengths to remove all orange (amber) lights and reflectors from their vehicle. Now here is a customer who not only wanted to add some orange accents, but did it with some flair. There is a lot more to this Z than meets the eye though. Subtle clues hint at the potential of this 370Z…

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Tom S. brought his 2010 Nismo 370Z to STILLEN with big plans. He wanted raise the performance level of his Z in every aspect possible. We sat down and went through all the upgrades and how they would benefit the car. In the end Tom made his decisions wisely.

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He chose the STILLEN 370Z Supercharger Kit (407770NP) paired with the STILLEN 370Z SS Cat-Back Exhaust (504355) for added power. Taking the Nismo from 350hp to over 500hp is absolutely mind bending. With the added power from the STILLEN 370Z supercharger, the Z’s slight handicap in the straights is gone. Throw in the STILLEN Short Throw Shifter (452352) for quicker shifts and you’ve got yourself a competitor off the line.

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We all know the VQ37 has heat issues. We always suggest the STILLEN Setrab 25 Row Oil Cooler (400638) to keep those oil temperatures down and your Z out of limp mode.

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Any 370Z owner can tell you the car handles pretty well out of the box. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t improve upon that as well. The best handling upgrade for the Z is definitely the STILLEN Sway Bars (304375). With the car setup from the factory with safe understeer in mind, balancing out the body roll and oversteer/understeer dynamics is a huge improvement (read more about 370Z sway bars here: STILLEN Buying Guide – Aftermarket Swaybars).

We round out the rest of the suspension with the top of the line RS-R Sports-i Coilovers (RSRXSPIN134M). RS-R makes one of the best street performance coilovers we have ever tested. They are incredibly comfortable on the street but can still perform on the track and twisty roads. We left the ride height at the RS-R factory preset which gives us ideal suspension geometry for handling as well as plenty of clearance for speed bumps and steep driveways. SPC Front Upper Control Arm Kit (SPC72130) & SPC Rear Camber Arm Kit (SPC72262) were both installed to make sure we are able to set up our alignment perfectly to take advantage of all our new suspension mods and not burn through tires too quickly.

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What good is power with no control, and what good is going fast if you can’t stop right? Well believe us…this car can stop. Tom S. wanted the best, and he got it (with his own personal touch too). The AP Racing by STILLEN Radi-CAL Big Brake Kit (APR57100APR37702) in Solar Orange (custom option) are the finishing touch on this Z. With more stopping power than a GTR, controlling all the power we added is easy.

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This Supercharged Z is an absolute blast to drive. The car made 430 whp and 318 ft-lbs of torque on our Dyno (on California 91 Octane gas). We know the owner will absolutely love the results and we are looking forward to our next unique build. Who knows, it might be your car on our blog next.

If you have any questions about the car, its STILLEN 370Z supercharger, or any of the other parts shown please leave a comment, shoot us an email (sales@stillen.com), or call (800-576-2131).

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Nissan’s self-proclaimed ideal “four-door sports car” is back and better than ever.  Living up to its name, the new 2016 Nissan Maxima has won over our hearts here at STILLEN with its combination of performance, style, luxury, and practicality.   Boasting a rumbling 3.5-liter V-6 producing a whopping 300 HP, the 2016 Nissan Maxima has more than enough power to push you back in your seat with just the lightest touch of the gas pedal.  This kind of performance – paired with aggressive, futuristic styling and a spacious, luxurious interior – results in a car that checks off all of the right boxes.

Up in northern California, Premier Nissan of Fremont proudly displays the new Maxima in their showroom for all customers to see.  However, upon closer inspection, one realizes that this example isn’t just any regular old Maxima.  Here at STILLEN, we are pleased to announce that Premier Nissan of Fremont is the latest dealership to feature our products on their showroom 2016 Nissan Maxima.  Adorned with a STILLEN front splitter and rear diffuser, the new Maxima has sure been turning a lot of heads on the showroom floor!

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The STILLEN-equipped 2016 Nissan Maxima is breaking necks in Premier Nissan’s showroom!

 

New STILLEN Front Splitter and Rear Diffuser for 2016 Nissan Maxima

The new STILLEN front lip/splitter and rear diffuser have been designed to subtly compliment the naturally aggressive lines of the 2016 Nissan Maxima.  If one didn’t know any better, they could very well appear to be OEM additions.  Both products are fabricated from durable and resilient polyurethane, meaning they are built to last.  Additionally, each piece can be installed with relative ease thanks to our 3M automotive trim foam tape that comes pre-installed.  With these STILLEN body modifications, the Premier Nissan of Fremont’s Maxima is quickly becoming quite the showstopper (or, in this case, a showroom-stopper).

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The STILLEN rear diffuser compliments the already-aggressive lines of the 2016 Nissan Maxima.

 

Part Number

STILLEN KB12841 Front Splitter – Matte Black

STILLEN KB12818MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

 

Why Stop There?  Other STILLEN Upgrades Are Also Available!

In addition to the front splitter and rear diffuser featured on the Premier Nissan of Fremont showroom vehicle, STILLEN also offers other upgrades for the new 2016 Nissan Maxima in order to help maximize the vehicle’s look and performance.  These upgrades include:

STILLEN 402967 Cold Air Intake

STILLEN 504399 Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust System

STILLEN KB12844 Roof Wing

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A STILLEN exhaust would make the perfect pairing with the STILLEN rear diffuser. It’s almost as if they were made for one another…

 

Premier Nissan of Fremont – Making Your Car Dreams a Reality

Premier Nissan of Fremont is known throughout the northern California area for having a sales staff that is dedicated to providing their customers with the new or used vehicle of their dreams.  Each staff member boasts an extensive wealth of knowledge regarding their products and can help a customer find the right car that fits his or her needs.  Their parts department is also known for offering very competitive pricing, and, to a certain extent, is even willing to price match other competitors as well.

In regards to the STILLEN front lip and diffuser set offered for the 2016 Nissan Maxima, Premier Nissan of Fremont claims that the products help set the car apart from all the other vehicles on the lot by transforming and enhancing the Maxima’s already sporty appearance.  They acknowledge that STILLEN products are backed by our long standing Nissan heritage, resulting in high-end parts that both they and their customers can trust.  We certainly appreciate having a dealership that values our history with Nissan as much as we do!  At Premier Nissan of Fremont, they take their representation of Nissan very seriously!

To schedule your appointment with the Premier Nissan of Fremont sales staff, please call (855) 862-2380 or stop by their showroom, which is located at 5701 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.  To get ahold of their service center, call (510) 455-7441.  For more information, please check out Premier Nissan of Fremont’s website.

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Feel free to check out the STILLEN Maxima at Premier Nissan of Fremont’s showroom!

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN parts featured on the Premier Nissan of Fremont Maxima, please contact us by calling (866) 250-5542.  Our experts will be happy to answer any of your questions, make recommendations, and help you strategize how to maximize your Maxima in both its performance and style.

 

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.

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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.

2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport

The End of an Era Begins

With the introduction of the Q50 Twin Turbo and 2.0 turbo, 2016 marks the beginning of the end for the now famous Nissan VQ family of engines.

For nearly two decades, the Nissan V6 engines have been based on the VQ platform. These engines have been widely revered as powerful, fun, and innovative V6 mills with a distinctive sound – some would argue the “best” sound on the market.

STILLEN has always been fond of the VQ and its many variants; VQ35, VQ35DE, VQ35 rev-up, VQ35HR, VQ40 (found on the mini-truck and compact SUV line), and of course, the swan song VQ37 featuring Nissan’s progressive VVEL technology.

Nissan Returns to Its Roots

With deep respect and fond appreciation we say good-bye to the VQ. Now, we’re ushering in a new era by going back in history about 25 years.

Sound weird?

To our eyes anyway, Nissan appears to be returning to its performance roots. Long time Nissan fans know that the epitome of a performance Nissan engine is the VG30 3.0 liter V6 engine found in the Z32 chassis Nissan 300ZX. These cars were feared and respected in their time and are now considered timeless classics.

The latest excitement surrounding NISSAN power plants is the new VR30 3.0 liter V6.

See the resemblance?

The VR30 comes in two flavors, 300HP and 400HP. Needless to say, here at STILLEN we can’t wait to work on these engines.

However, it isn’t the only interesting new turbo engine available from Nissan/Infiniti.

The new Q50 is already available with a 4 cylinder turbo engine sourced from Mercedes.

Which leads us to the question…

One Turbo or Two?

Contrary to all the talk about the Infiniti Q50 and the all-new VR30 Twin Turbo, there’s been nothing but crickets about the Q50 2.0 Turbo that recently hit Infiniti showrooms.

Makes us wonder: is two the minimum number of turbos required to generate online chatter these days? Or is it more about engine displacement? Both?

Regardless, as usual the car with the smaller engine gets ignored. Here at STILLEN, we love underdogs because they usually embody the kind of performance challenge we love to take on.

And we know there’ll be plenty of enthusiasts who will pick up a Q50 4-banger and promptly begin to modify it.

So color us inspired!

Your 15 Seconds of Fame

Everyone dreams of owning that 500+ horsepower monster…the one that gets you daydreaming. You know the scenario: that magical day you line up on a Ferrari and live out everyone’s Fast and Furious fantasy.

The one where you:

  1. Win the race
  2. Shame the dude
  3. Get the girl

Ahhh yes…

Now that you’ve taken a second to imagine that scene from the movie, let’s return to reality. Because of real life concerns like budgets, insurance, significant others and gas mileage, lots of people will be purchasing the 2.0 Turbo version.

You know..the model that only has one turbo.

“One turbo? Old school, Bruh”.

Nah…the truth is, turbos in any quantity are back to stay and will likely usher in a golden era of automotive performance that we last enjoyed in the turbocharged 90’s.

No Replacement for Displacement?

Sure, bigger displacement motors will always be the dominant power plants in regards to hop up potential. There truly is no replacement for displacement after all.

And there seems to be a particular stigma in the Luxury Sport Sedan/Coupe scene about small displacement motors. While many owners now equate larger displacement 6 cylinder engines with luxury, let’s not forget that these 4 cylinder turbo motors aren’t that different that those found in other sporty cars.

A Weighty Decision

The weight differential between “pure” sports cars and “luxury” sport cars is less than you might think. For example: Subaru WRX – 3400 lbs, Audi S3 – 3400 lbs, Mitsubishi Evo – 3500 lbs. Granted, the Q50 2.0t weighs in around 3700 lbs. And yes, those other cars come from the factory with a lot more power.

However, there are plenty of indications that this engine is very capable of respectable output. We already know some versions of this motor (sourced from Mercedes) make 241 hp from the factory. The 208 hp version has been tuned to around 260 hp (and 302 lb-ft torque) with the stock turbo.

Needless to say, it appears there’s room for growth. If it’s possible to get the 2.0t into the 300 crank horsepower range, it will definitely be a blast to drive. It’d pretty much erase the 200 pound penalty and deliver all the real world benefits of a smaller displacement engine (insurance, gas mileage, happy girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc).

Go Fast Bits – Developing Q50 Turbo Aftermarket Parts

STILLEN has already confirmed fitment of our body styling polyurethane parts (Splitter, Diffuser, Side Splitters, Roof Wing, and Deck Wing), Axle-Back Exhaust, and Rear Sway Bar. We have a cat-back exhaust in development and more goodies on the testing bench.

Handling wise, our friends at RS-R already have lowering springs and coilovers done.

So the power, performance and style parts for the 2.0t Q50 are already on tap and ready to quench your thirst.

Driving Impression: Torque to the Rescue

When Infiniti released the Q50 back in 2013 (as a 2014 model), the enthusiast community was impressed by its styling, comfort, and performance. The tried and true VQ37 provided ample power for a bit of fun and that refined feeling. It was only a matter of time before Infiniti followed the market trend and began spec’ing a small displacement turbo engine for the base model. Like most people, we thought this was a bit of a travesty (we’d grown rather fond of the raspy V6).

Now that we finally got a chance to drive the 2016 version of the small displacement Q50…it’s..not so bad.

At the bottom end, horsepower feels a bit anemic, but a dose of torque on the low end of the curve helps move things off the line.

At the other end of the spectrum, the car definitely lacks the top end power we were accustomed to with the previous engine. Once you pass about 5K rpm it feels like the motor is being reined in. The power stops building and the acceleration falls off a bit.

It isn’t terrible, but it’s a little disappointing to say the least.

Good News Travel Fast

The good new is, our initial testing with exhaust parts has definitely yielded improved feel in top end power. This hints that the car will be very responsive to mods. Who knows…maybe a STILLEN modified 2.0t will end up being faster than the VQ37 equipped Q50’s. Time will tell.

Meanwhile…

Call your STILLEN Power, Performance and Style expert at 866-250-5422. We’ll help you build the Q50 of your dreams!