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The annual OC Auto Show has always been a great way for Orange County Residents to see what is current in the Automotive world without having to make the big trek up to Los Angeles a month later.

If you are in Orange County and want a convenient way to go look at all the cars currently on the market and a few prototypes as well, the Auto Show is a great event. There are definitely some great cars that we found interesting and exciting. Our top 3 would have to be…

Toyota FT-1:

The “Supra Successor” has been a big topic of discussion in the car community for years. While there are still a lot of detail unreleased, if this car makes it to production in the near future it will be epic. If you haven’t had a chance to see it in person, photos don’t do it justice.

Ford Focus RS:

The epic hatch is filling the empty shoes left by the late Mitsubishi Evo X. With a 2.3L Turbocharged Engine putting down around 350 HP to all 4 wheels. Looks like the Subaru WRX STI is gonna have some competition again.

Lexus GS-F:

Lexus has been teasing GS owners for years with the idea of a M5 competitor. With the newest generation of the GS released, Lexus has finally delivered on their promise. Though not the most stunning in stock form, we feel the body lines and shape have great potential to our fellow enthusiasts out there.

If you want to check everything out in person tickets are only $12.00 and the show runs from now through Sunday (Oct. 18th).

 

STILLEN is a company that is proud to be owned and operated by automotive enthusiasts. This month’s employee spotlight is on another one of our veterans here.

Kenny Duong

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Kenny has been a performance specialist at STILLEN since 1999. Before working for STILLEN, he was already an avid car enthusiast. Kenny has owned some of the most Iconic cars from the 90’s imaginable. When he started at STILLEN he drove a FD RX-7 and has had cars like the S13 240SX and MKIV TT Supra in his stable. Now as time passes our taste in cars can change. Kenny decided to switch things up around 2012 and got himself a 997 911 Turbo, “That car is amazing!”. As many of have experienced, as we have matured our tastes in cars have changed a little, but there is that magical appeal of those dream cars from years past. Cars like the 300ZX, RX7, Supra, NSX, etc will always hold a special place in our hearts and always tempt us to bring one home. There is one car for most import tuning enthusiasts that some might call the “holy grail” which is the Nissan Skyline GTR. A performance car that was never legalized in the States and is more rare to see than almost any super car does not usually cross people’s minds when they are considering a car to purchase. We won’t go through all the details, but a handful of R32 and R33 Skylines were legalized here in the US and are very sought after.

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R33 Skyline GTR

Kenny felt that itch to own a piece of Tuner Car history and set out on a mission to buy a Skyline. After months of searching, Kenny finally found his Federal and California Legal R33 Skyline GTR. Many of us here at STILLEN could tell you about those months spent searching and we got to see the struggle as well as the excitement when the car was finally in his possession. Kenny loves owning such a rare car and is really a dream come true.

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If you ever get a chance to talk to Kenny over the phone or in person, make sure to ask him about his Skyline.

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The Nissan Altima has been a major contender in the mid-sized market for decades. The past five years have proven to be the most successful for the not so little sedan. With this recent track record it is no surprise that they decided to do a facelift to keep up with the rest of the Nissan lineup. A mid model refresh is not uncommon, but they went a little further than that.

2016 Nissan Altima

As you can see in the photos, the 2016 Altima Sedan’s new styling cues have adopted the new “Energetic Flow” design that guided the inspiration of the new Murano and Maxima. On top of the styling updates, this redesign also changes the performance and dynamics of the car.

Improvements include:

Reduced coefficient of drag – 0.26 Cd (down from 0.29 Cd)

Weight reduction

Increased structural rigidity

Reduced NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness)

Increased Fuel Economy (for 2.5L and 3.5L variants)

2016 Nissan Altima

Along with the standard changes, Nissan has added a SR trim to both the 2.5L and 3.5L models. The SR will be the “sporty” options for those looking for some added performance and style from the factory. The SR trim will feature things like 18 inch wheels, revised suspension, and a manual paddle shifting mode. Styling wise, the SR will feature smoked headlight housings, DRL’s, Fogs Lights, and a rear spoiler.

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As usual, STILLEN is excited to get our hands on one of these new Altima’s and see what we can do with it. We love where Nissan is heading with it’s unique styling and improved performance. You can expect to see some sporty body components and performance upgrades from STILLEN in the near future.

Here is a quick rendering of what we think the Altima could look like with just a few simple mods.

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If you have been following the STILLEN Facebook page or STILLEN Instagram, you know we’re getting pretty excited about this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. If you haven’tbeen following, let us catch you up.. It’s the 20th anniversary of STILLEN founder, Steve Millen’s win at Le Mans. He and a few others from the STILLEN team have been invited by Nissan to attend this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend in celebration. Needless to say, everyone here at STILLEN is excited to celebrate the anniversary and we’re all looking forward to watching this year’s race unfold.

STILLEN founder, Steve Millen, Driving in the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans

STILLEN founder, Steve Millen, Driving in the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Entries to Watch

This year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is going to be a great competition with a lot of very qualified teams racing and a lot of new technology on the track. Below, we’ve listed a few of the cars we’re excited to see run.

Audi R18 vs. Porsche 919

As sibling rivalries go, this feud is pretty intense – both teams desperately want to win and have made some strong improvements to their cars to try to get a leg up on the competition. Watching these two teams compete against one-another on the track will definitely be one of the highlights this weekend. Here are a few reasons we’re looking forward to seeing these cars run:

Audi R18:

Audi R18

Audi R18

  • The front axle is electronically powered, making the R18 the first Audi race car not powered exclusively by a combustion engine
  • Ultra-light weight design with a one-piece carbon fiber monocoque (introduced in 2011)
  • Carbon fiber composite casing gearbox
  • 3.7 liter V6 TDI engine with mono turbo charger makes 490 hp and 850 Nm of torque

Read more about the Audi R18 specs here.

Porsche 919:

Porsche 919

Porsche 919

  • Turbo charged 2 liter 4 cyl engine with direct fuel injection
  • Combustion engine is supported by two energy recovery systems and stored in a liquid cooled lithium ion battery
  • Made of carbon, high strength aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys combined with an expert construction to achieve a lightweight, efficient design
  • Makes up to 500 hp + electric machine makes up to 250 hp

Read more about the Porsche 919 specs here.

Nissan ZEOD

Nissan ZEOD

Nissan ZEOD

This is probably the car we are most excited about seeing run. Not only does it look like it shouldn’t be fast (but actually is very fast), but it will run a portion of the race on electricity only. In fact the goal for the Nissan ZEOD is to be the first car to complete a full lap around the Le Mans circuit under 100% electric power with no assist from the gasoline engine and still maintain top speeds – pretty impressive to say the least. Here are a few more reasons to be impressed:

  • 1.5 liter 3 cyl turbo makes 400 hp from a 40kg engine
  • A single lap of each stint will be powered by electricity only
  • DIG-T R engine specs:
    • Weight: 88 lbs.
    • Dimensions: 19.68” x 15.74” x 7.78”
  • Revs to 7500 rpm and produces 380 Nm of torque
  • Has 10 hp/kg – this means this engine has a better power-to-weight ratio than Formula 1 cars

For more information on the Nissan ZEOD, check out Nissan’s press release here.

Follow the Action at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans

To keep up with all of the excitement at the track, be sure to check the STILLEN Facebook and STILLEN Instagram regularly. We’ll be posting updates, photos and live video of the race all weekend long!

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. 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 the STILLEN brake cooling kit for the Nissan 370Z was featured in a MotoIQ Project 370Z article!

MotoIQ Reivew: Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

Nissan 370z with STILLEN Brake Cooling Kit

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 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 370 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 will also prolong the life of the ware items such as pads, rotors, piston seals, and brake fluid.” – Clint Boisdeau, MotoIQ

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 here or visit www.stillen.com for more details. 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. For our Southern California 370Z enthusiasts, we also have a full service performance shop that can install everything from brake cooling kits to superchargers and exhausts. If you want your kit professionally installed, just let us know and we’ll schedule an appointment for you!

STILLEN is proud to announce the 2011-2014 Nissan Juke all-wheel drive rear sway bar is now available.  The STILLEN 2011-2014 Nissan Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar is rear mounted and offers more rigidity than the factory rear sway bar to aid in cornering and vehicle stability.  STILLEN has designed this sway bar to be stiffer than the factory bar which will allow for better turn-in, rotation, and overall improved stability when pushing either a Nissan or Nismo Juke hard through canyon roads, on the track, or even trying to get to work in the morning!

 

STILLEN 2011-2014 Nissan Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

STILLEN 2011-2014 Nissan Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

 

A common complaint on all wheel drive vehicles is the experience of “understeer.”  Understeer is where you are driving the car spiritedly and the car doesn’t want to rotate through the turn.  Instead the front tires just “push” or “under steer.”  By stiffening the rear suspension, the chassis will be more planted and allow the car to rotate better which gives drivers a more positive feel as they accelerate through turns.

STILLEN Rear Sway Bar.
The STILLEN sway bar for the AWD Nissan & Nismo Juke is:

•    Made out of high-tensile strength steel.
•    Incorporates precision laser cut end link brackets.
•    Finished in a brilliant red powder coat finish.
•    Protects against corrosion and wear & tear.
•    Designed to keep the underside of the car looking great!
•    Backed with a STILLEN lifetime guarantee!

Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

To speak with an expert and place your sway bar order, give us a call at (866) 250-5542. You can check out all the STILLEN Sway Bars we carry, or explore all the items we have for sale here at STILLEN.com. You can also schedule anything from a routine maintenance or install to a full scale racing build on the Performance Shop site.

The number of Nissan Infiniti Canadian STILLEN dealers keeps increasing and quite a few of them have been customizing some great cars with STILLEN products. Of the Canadian STILLEN dealers, Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan in Nepean, Ontario, is no exception. Not only do they carry and display STILLEN product right in their showroom, but the team at Tony Graham uses STILLEN aftermarket parts to modify and customize their vehicles, most recently, a 2014 Nissan Juke and a 2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD.

Canadian STILLEN Dealers - Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan

Canadian STILLEN Dealer: Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan

STILLEN Product at Nissan Infiniti dealer

STILLEN Product Display in Showroom

In a growing number of Nissan and Infiniti dealers like Canada’s Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan, you can walk right into the showroom and see the latest STILLEN products available for your vehicle.

Canadian STILLEN Dealers - STILLEN Product Display in Showroom

See the latest STILLEN product on display

STILLEN Equipped 2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD

Canadian STILLEN Dealers - 2014 Q60 S AWD

Modified 2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD

2014 Infiniti Q60 S with STILLEN Gen 3 Intake

2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD with STILLEN Gen 3 Intake

2014 Q60 STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit

2014 Q60 S AWD STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit

The STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit is a cold air intake that allows for optimum cold air flow resulting in a significant increase in horsepower and torque. Combine this cold air intake with the STILLEN stainless steel cat-back exhaust system for the 2014 Q60 S and you will unleash even more power out of the VQ37 motor while generating an authoritative, yet pleasing, exhaust tone.

2014 Q60 STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust

2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD STILLEN Stainless Steel Cat-back Exhaust

2014 Infiniti Q60 S Rear View

2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD – Lowered with Eibach Pro-kit

2014 Infiniti Q60 S AWD Aftermarket Parts Include:

STILLEN Equipped 2014 Nissan Juke

STILLEN Equipped 2014 Nissan Juke

Modified 2014 Nissan Juke

2014 Nissan Juke STILLEN Cat-back Exhaust

2014 Nissan Juke STILLEN Cat-back Exhaust

The STILLEN 2014 Nissan Juke Cat-back exhaust system is a mandrel bent, stainless steel system that not only looks and sounds good, but has shown dyno-proven increases in horsepower and torque.

2014 Nissan Juke Carbon Fiber Wrapped Hood, Side Mirrors and rear wing

2014 Nissan Juke carbon fiber wrapped hood, side mirrors and rear spoiler

The Tony Graham crew did a beautiful job adding a few subtle exterior touches, including new 18″ SPYN Wheels, Eibach Pro-kit lowering springs and a carbon fiber wrap on the hood, side mirrors and rear spoiler.

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18″ SPYN wheels and Eibach Pro-kit on the 2014 Nissan Juke

2014 Nissan Juke Aftermarket Parts Include:

Canadian STILLEN Dealer: Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan

Weather you purchase a vehicle from Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan already equipped with STILLEN performance parts or bring your vehicle in to their top notch service center for an install, you can rest assured knowing that this Canadian STILLEN dealer is aftermarket friendly and will give your modified car the treatment it deserves.

If you are in the Ontario area looking pick up STILLEN product from one of our Canadian STILLEN Dealers, visit our good friends at Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan for all your STILLEN performance part and accessory needs.

Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan
2185 Robertson Rd
Nepean, Ontario
K2H 5Z2
(613) 596-1515

http://www.tonygrahamnissan.com/
http://www.tonygrahaminfiniti.com/
Twitter: @TonyGrahamAuto
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tonygrahaminfinitinissan

All photos courtesy of Tony Graham Infiniti Nissan

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.  Getting towed to the dealership, paying upwards of $600 for a new radiator and you’re on your way right? Until it happens again, the plastic end tanks cracking and emptying the cooling system on the ground below.

STILLEN has long been the solution to the 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.  And we’ve improved things once again!

Meet the STILLEN Nissan Titan 3-Row All-Aluminum Performance Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator All Aluminum 3 Row

In 2013 STILLEN has has redesigned a brand new drop-in replacement radiator for the 2004-2013 Nissan Titan, Armada and QX56.  This new radiator features a 3-row thick core, and holds twice as much coolant as the factory radiators!  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 STILLEN Radiator is designed to be an easy installation, with drop-in fitment like the factory unit, and features a 2-year warranty.

Even with all of these improvements for the 2013 version, we were able to keep the price identical to the 2-row version!

Click Here to visit the STILLEN website and purchase the STILLEN Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator
Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

Nissan Titan Radiator

 

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

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

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

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

Maxima Modification List

 

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

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

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

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

New 2013 Juke Nismo Aftermarket Parts
STILLEN is pleased to announce new performance parts and accessories available for the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo. The Nismo edition of the Nissan Juke is a new option for 2013 with both upgrades in styling and performance.

New Juke Nismo Aftermarket Parts

Nissan Juke Nismo Axle-back Exhaust

2013 Juke Nismo Axle-back Exhaust
The Nissan Juke Nismo axle-back exhaust system bolts on to the stock mid pipe and has seen a power increase of 12 horsepower at the wheels! Constructed from 304 Stainless Steel, the polished rear section exhaust is built to last and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Fits both FWD and AWD Juke models.

Nissan Juke Nismo Cat-back Exhaust

STILLEN Cat back Exhaust for Nissan Juke
The mandrel bent, 304 Stainless Steel constructed Nissan Juke Nismo cat-back exhaust combines the STILLEN axel-back exhaust and the STILLEN mid-pipe for up to a 20 horsepower increase at the wheels! Like all other STILLEN exhaust systems, the Juke Cat-back exhaust also carries a limited lifetime warranty. Fits both FWD and AWD Juke models.

Nissan Juke Nismo Front Strut Tower Brace

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Strut Bar
The Nissan Juke Nismo front strut tower brace is a simple bolt-on that noticeably improves handling and chassis rigidity. This reduces body roll and makes for a more enjoyable drive. Will NOT work with Injen Short Ram Intake.

Nissan Juke Nismo Injen SP Series Short Ram Intake

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo - Injen Short Ram Intake

Nisaan Juke Nismo Injen SP Series Cold Air Intake

2013 Nissan Juke Nismo Injen Cold Air Intake Black

These Nissan Juke Nismo SP Series Intake Systems from Injen feature a patent pending MR technology process for optimal power increase and a safe air/fuel ratio. Injen SP Series is the world’s first tuned intake system and is made in the USA. Both Short Ram and Cold Air options come standard with dry filters for easy cleaning and are available in both polished and black finishes.

For more information on any of these products for the 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo, please give us a call at (866) 250-5542 or visit www.stillen.com