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The mecca of automotive enthusiasts (aka SEMA) took place on November 1st-4th in Las Vegas, NV. STILLEN & AP Racing by STILLEN had a solid presence this year. We debuted our new AP Racing Radi-CAL II brakes in Central Hall and even took home a Global Media Award for new product. What you will see below is our SEMA quick look- a summarized view of what went on.

The world debut of the AP Racing Radi-CAL II.

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It was a great honor to receive the SEMA Global Media Award!

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Tein Suspension’s Q50 featuring the STILLEN Aero Kit.

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The Seibon widebody Civic was a huge show stopper. AP Radi-CAL Brakes gave this car some serious presence.

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SUBISPEED’s WRX running AP Racing Brakes.

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The Vossen GTI hiding AP Radi-CAL Brakes behind forged wheels.

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Nissan Maxima outside bagged with the STILLEN Body Kit.

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DINAN M3 sporting AP Radi-CAL BBK behind Vossen x Work Wheels.

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Radi-CAL II on display in the new product gallery

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K-Pax Racing with AP Racing brakes.

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In an attempt to keep their best-selling model attractive to prospective car-buyers, Nissan has given the Altima quite the makeover.  After an extensive mid-cycle refresh, the 2016 Nissan Altima sports all-new front and rear fascias.  These updates are a breath of fresh air, featuring the assertive styling that now accompanies most of Nissan’s other offerings.  Leading the way for this new design language is the “V-Motion” grille, giving the 2016 Altima an aggressive face.  In order to back up this sporty appearance, the 2016 Nissan Altima comes equipped with either a 182-HP 2.5-liter four cylinder or a hearty 270-HP 3.5-liter V6 under the hood.

Our friends over at Dennis Dillon Nissan have recently equipped a showroom 2016 Nissan Altima with some tasteful aftermarket modifications.  Featuring a STILLEN front splitter, rear diffuser, and a set of 18″ Verde Saga wheels, this modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR certainly stands out from the rest of the crowd.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Dennis Dillon’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR commands a striking presence on the showroom floor.

 

Modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR – STILLEN Style

Dennis Dillon Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR has been given some STILLEN flare, sporting our new front splitter and rear diffuser:

Front Lip Splitter:  The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima front splitter accentuates the car’s new assertive body lines.  The front splitter gives the car a sporty appearance up front, possibly passing off for a subtle OEM upgrade.  It is fabricated from durable and resilient polyurethane and comes pre-installed with 3M automotive trim foam tape.  This combination helps result in a relatively quick and easy installation process.

STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima front splitter

The STILLEN front splitter juts out assertively underneath the Altima’s new front bumper.

 

Rear Diffuser:  On the other end, the STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima rear diffuser helps achieve a performance-oriented look in the back.  Similar to the STILLEN front splitter, the rear diffuser is also made of polyurethane and comes with 3M installation tape.  When combined together, the two STILLEN pieces can really help transform the overall look of the vehicle!

STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima rear diffuser

We could stare at that rear diffuser all day long.

 

Part Number

STILLEN KB13152 Front Splitter – Matte Black

STILLEN KB13158MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

 

Dennis Dillon Nissan:  Boise Beloved

Located in Boise, Idaho, Dennis Dillon Nissan has been serving the surrounding Treasure Valley community for the past 40 years.  Not only is it Boise’s only authorized Nissan dealer, it is the number one dealer in Idaho when it comes to both volume and pricing.  Offering a wide selection of competitively-priced new and pre-owned vehicles, Dennis Dillon has something for everyone.  And, most importantly, Dennis Dillon Nissan is your “one stop shop for factory and aftermarket accessories.”  Judging by this modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR, this certainly appears to be the case!

To schedule your appointment with Dennis Dillon Nissan’s sales staff (or for a chance to see the STILLEN Altima), please call (866) 343-4930 or visit them at 8727 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704.  For more information, please visit Dennis Dillon Nissan’s website.

Dennis Dillon Nissan 2016 Nissan Altima

If you ever find yourself in Boise, Idaho, swing by Dennis Dillon Nissan and check out the STILLEN Altima!

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN parts featured on Dennis Dillon Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR, please contact us by calling (866) 250-5542.  Our experts will be happy to answer any of your questions, make recommendations, and help you plan out how to upgrade your 2016 Nissan Altima!

 

Also, feel free to check out our STILLEN Dealer Services pages on social media!

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Twitter: @StillenDlrSvcs

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The 2016 Nissan Altima signifies a step in the right direction for Nissan’s best-selling vehicle.  Thanks to an extensive mid-cycle refresh, the 2016 Nissan Altima sports all-new front and rear fascias and lights.  The changes are definitely a breath of fresh air, leaving the Altima looking as stylish and attractive as ever.  Its V-shaped grille resembles those of the 2016 Murano and Maxima, signifying a distinguishing new feature of Nissan’s design language.  In order to back up this sporty appearance, the 2016 Nissan Altima comes equipped with either a 182-HP 2.5-liter four cylinder or a hearty 270-HP 3.5-liter V6 under the hood.

Over at Imperio Nissan of Irvine, a showroom 2016 Nissan Altima has been given yet another makeover, this time with aftermarket modifications.  These include a STILLEN front splitter and rear diffuser, Eibach lowering springs, and even some 19” Infiniti Q50 Sport wheels (yes, for those wondering – they fit!).  Imperio Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima sounds like the ultimate package deal, if you ask us.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Altima

Imperio Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima looks visually stunning.

 

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Altima

Imperio Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima features both STILLEN and Eibach aftermarket parts, including:

Front Lip Splitter:  The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima front splitter helps achieve a sleek, attractive appearance on the face of the car.  It compliments the car’s new body lines in a way that is subtle, yet striking.  It is fabricated from durable and resilient polyurethane and comes pre-installed with 3M automotive trim foam tape, resulting in a relatively quick and easy installation process.

Rear Diffuser:  The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Altima rear diffuser offers a more performance-oriented look in the back of the vehicle.  It certainly will help turn heads when cruising down the block!  Similar to the STILLEN front splitter, the rear diffuser is also made of polyurethane and comes with 3M installation tape.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Altima

The Eibach lowering springs and Q50 Sport wheels make for a perfect combo.

Eibach Lowering Springs:  The Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs help reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in corners, and excessive nose-dive under braking.  They also help decrease extra fender-well clearance, giving your modified 2016 Nissan Altima a lower, more aggressive stance.  Performance and aesthetic upgrades all in one?  Sign us up!

Infiniti Q50 Sport Wheels:  Imperio Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima also features a set of Infiniti Q50 Sport wheels.  These 19-inch alloy wheels look like a stellar OEM upgrade, offering a little bit of “up-scale” flair to your ride.  Hey, they’re both made by Nissan, so we’re certainly not complaining!

 

Part Number

STILLEN KB13152 Front Splitter – Matte Black

STILLEN KB13158MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

Eibach EIB63115140 Pro-Kit Lowering Springs

 

Imperio Nissan of Irvine – Exceptional Customer Service

Serving the Irvine, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa and Lake Forest regions, Imperio Nissan of Irvine’s staff strives to provide each customer with a stress-free experience every time they step onto the lot.  Imperio Nissan is especially well known for their exceptional customer service.  Their sales staff aim to provide top levels of professionalism and accommodation throughout the entire car buying experience.  By listening to every one of your needs, Imperio Nissan of Irvine will help you find the vehicle best-tailored for you.  Offering an extensive selection of Nissans and thoroughly inspected pre-owned vehicles, there is sure to be something for everyone.

To schedule your appointment with Imperio Nissan of Irvine’s sales staff (or for a chance to see their modified 2016 Nissan Altima), please call (888) 863-7322 or visit them at 32 Auto Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618.  To get in contact with their service staff, you can call (888) 740-8004.  For more information, please visit Imperio Nissan’s website.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Altima

Imperio Nissan of Irvine’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima is truly the ultimate visual package of style, sophistication, and performance.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN or Eibach parts featured on Imperio Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Altima, please contact us by calling (866) 250-5542.  Our experts will be happy to answer any of your questions, make recommendations, and help you plan out how to upgrade your 2016 Nissan Altima.

Also, feel free to check out our STILLEN Dealer Services pages on social media!

Facebook:  Stillen Dealership Services

Twitter: @StillenDlrSvcs

Instagram:  @stillendlrsvcs

 

The 2016 Nissan Maxima – hailed by Nissan as the ultimate “four door sports car” – has been making waves amongst car enthusiasts this past year.  Its powerful, 300-HP 3.5-liter V-6 helps the vehicle rocket off the line, while its futuristic styling helps it simply look like a rocket.  Paired with a widely-acclaimed, lavish interior, the 2016 Nissan Maxima seems like the ultimate package of performance, style, and luxury.  We’re certainly fans, to say the least!

 

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima

Oakville Nissan of Oakville, Ontario, joins us in our praise for the new Maxima as a more-than-capable “four door sports car.”  In fact, Oakville Nissan sought to maximize the car’s potential with a STILLEN package of performance and exterior upgrades.  This modified 2016 Nissan Maxima features a STILLEN front lip splitter, rear diffuser, axle-back exhaust, and cold air intake.  It even has Eibach lowering springs installed for good measure!  As a result, this Maxima has been grabbing attention and turning heads on the showroom floor.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima

Oakville Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Maxima is quite the showroom-stopper.

 

Modified to the Max

Oakville Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Maxima features a plethora of aftermarket STILLEN (and Eibach) parts.  These products include:

Front Lip Splitter:  The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima front splitter is designed to complement the car’s new, assertive body lines.  The overall effect is subtle, resulting in a look that easily passes for OEM.  The STILLEN front splitter is made of sturdy and resilient polyurethane to help ensure durability.  It even comes pre-installed with 3M automotive trim foam tape for a fast, easy installation!

Rear Diffuser:  Much like the front splitter, the STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima rear diffuser pairs with the car’s styling quite nicely.  Its presence under the factory bumper gives the rear of the car a performance-oriented appearance.  The 2016 Nissan Maxima rear diffuser is made of the same durable polyurethane as the STILLEN splitter.

Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima STILLEN rear diffuser

The STILLEN rear diffuser and exhaust system make the perfect pair.

Axle-Back Exhaust System:  A STILLEN 2016 Maxima rear diffuser and axle-back exhaust system?  Sounds like a match made in heaven to us.  The combination of the two parts create a cohesive, high quality look in the back of the car.  More importantly, the stainless steel exhaust system features our sweet, signature STILLEN sound, all while still preserving a quiet cabin feel at the same time.

Cold Air Intake:  The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima cold air intake aims to enhance both the vehicle’s horsepower and torque.  Featuring a sleek, polished aluminum intake tube, the STILLEN cold air intake is both attractive and powerful, offering performance gains of up to 8-10 horsepower!

Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs:  The Eibach lowering springs help reduce squat during acceleration, body roll in corners, and excessive nose-dive under braking.  They also help reduce extra fender-well clearance, giving your modified 2016 Nissan Maxima a lower, more aggressive stance.  Performance and aesthetic upgrades all in one?  Sign us up!

 

Part Numbers

STILLEN KB12841 Front Splitter

STILLEN KB12818MB Rear Diffuser

STILLEN 504399 Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust System

STILLEN 402967 Cold Air Intake

Eibach EIB6392140 Pro-Kit Lowering Springs

 

Oakville Nissan – Exceptional Care, Exceptional Service

Located in Oakville, Ontario, Oakville Nissan has been serving the surrounding community for over fifteen years.  In fact, it offers the largest Nissan showroom in all of Ontario!  However, what really makes Oakville Nissan stand out is its exceptional customer service.  Oakville Nissan’s warm, welcoming environment puts customers at ease the moment they walk through the door.  Their sales staff works tirelessly to be as friendly, professional, and informative as possible, all while attempting to provide extremely competitive pricing to boot.

To schedule your appointment with Oakville Nissan’s sales staff (or for a chance to see their modified 2016 Nissan Maxima), please call (905) 827-1177 or visit them at 2316 South Service Rd W., Oakville, ON L6L 5M9.  To get in contact with their service staff, you can call (905) 827-1178.  For more information, please visit Oakville Nissan’s website.

STILLEN modified 2016 Nissan Maxima

Come visit Oakville Nissan’s showroom to see their modified 2016 Nissan Maxima!

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN parts featured on Oakville Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan 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 plan out how to upgrade your 2016 Nissan Maxima!

Also, feel free to check out our STILLEN Dealer Services pages on social media!

Facebook:  Stillen Dealership Services

Twitter: @StillenDlrSvcs

Instagram:  @stillendlrsvcs

 

Offering a nice balance of performance, styling, and luxury, the Infiniti Q50 is quickly gaining a reputation as a formidable sport sedan.  Having replaced the outgoing Infiniti G-Series for the 2014 model year, the Q50 has since sought to improve upon its predecessor’s winning formula.  However, the Infiniti Q50 really began to find its stride with its 2016 update, featuring a line of all new power plants.  These include a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo and a 3.0L twin turbo V6 that is available in both 300 and 400 HP variants.  Thus, no matter what level Q50 you choose, a turbo is guaranteed to be sitting under the hood.  Hey, we’re certainly not complaining!

Over in Santa Clara, CA, the team at Frontier Infiniti have been enjoying all of the turbo-goodness of their Q50 lineup.  In fact, they sought to take things one step further, equipping a 2016 Q50 3.0T Premium with both a STILLEN front lip splitter and rear diffuser.  Turning heads on the showroom floor, this STILLEN modified 2016 Infiniti Q50 certainly is certainly helping put the “sport” back in this sport sedan!

 

STILLEN Modified 2016 Infiniti Q50

Frontier Infiniti’s modified 2016 Infiniti Q50 features a new STILLEN front splitter and rear diffuser, helping to subtly compliment the car’s already aggressive body lines.  In fact, this particular Q50 features a front splitter that is specifically designed for the Premium trim, resulting in an upgraded front fascia that is quite striking, to say the least.  In fact, “Premium” would just so happen to be the perfect word to describe it.

Modified 2016 Infiniti Q50 with STLLEN front splitter

The STILLEN front splitter compliments the assertive, menacing face of this 2016 Infiniti Q50.

Both pieces are made from durable and resilient polyurethane, resulting in products that are built to last.  Additionally, they can be installed with relative ease thanks to our 3M automotive trim foam tape that comes preinstalled.  Frontier Infiniti’s modified 2016 Infiniti Q50 displays its STILLEN upgrades in a matte black finish, but both pieces can always be painted if desired.

Modified 2016 Infiniti Q50 with STLLEN rear diffuser

The STILLEN rear diffuser on the Q50 helps to emphasize the performance aspect of the sport sedan.

 

Part Numbers

STILLEN KB11226 Front Splitter (Premium)

STILLEN KB11222MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

 

Other STILLEN Infiniti Q50 Upgrades

In addition to the front splitter and rear diffuser, STILLEN also offers other upgrades for the new 2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0T in order to help elevate the vehicle’s appearance.  These upgrades include:

STILLEN KB11224 Roof Wing Spoiler

STILLEN KB11223 Rear Trunk Wing Spoiler

STILLEN KB11228MB Side Skirts – Matte Black

STILLEN KB11225 Front Splitter (Sport)

 

Frontier Infiniti – There Since the Beginning

Frontier Infiniti has been serving the Silicon Valley and Bay Area communities since 1990, when Infiniti was first introduced as a brand in the United States.  Since then, Frontier Infiniti has gained a reputation as one of California’s top Infiniti retailers, based upon their passion for excellence.  Striving for a warm, welcoming environment, Frontier Infiniti hopes to always provide exceptional service and ultimately build lasting relationships with each of its customers.

To schedule your appointment with the Frontier Infiniti sales staff (or for a chance to see their modified 2016 Infiniti Q50!), please call (408) 426-5089 or stop by their showroom, which is located at 4355 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95051.  To get ahold of their service center, call (408) 427-9624.  For more information, please check out Frontier Infiniti’s website.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Infiniti Q50

Stop by Frontier Infiniti’s showroom to check out their STILLEN modified 2016 Infiniti Q50!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN parts featured on Frontier Infiniti’s modified 2016 Infiniti Q50, 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 upgrade your Q50!

 

The 2016 Nissan Maxima has been causing quite the buzz since its initial release last year.  Hailed by Nissan as the ultimate “four door sports car,” the Maxima is surely beginning to live up to its potential.

Sporting an impressive 300-HP 3.5-liter V-6, the vehicle certainly packs a punch in the performance department.  However, the Maxima is not simply a rugged, fire-breathing machine.  Aside from the powerful engine, the car also features a roomy, luxurious interior as well as a sleek, attractive exterior.

As a result, the 2016 Nissan Maxima appears to be the perfect example of a sporty, yet refined daily driver.

The team over at Matt Castrucci Nissan in Dayton, Ohio, has decided to take things one step further with one of their Maxima’s in order to max out the fun factor.  Featuring a full-blown STILLEN package – including a front lip splitter, rear diffuser, axle-back exhaust system, and cold air intake – this modified 2016 Nissan Maxima has become quite the showroom-stopper.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is the ultimate blend of performance and luxury.

 

STILLEN Upgrades for the 2016 Nissan Maxima

Here at STILLEN, we have developed a slew of aftermarket parts for the new Maxima, ranging from aesthetic upgrades to performance enhancements.  Matt Castrucci Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan Maxima features most of these parts, including:

Front Lip Splitter – The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima front splitter has been designed to subtly accentuate the car’s new aggressive body lines.  The overall look is striking, yet passes for an OEM addition.  The STILLEN front splitter is made of durable and resilient polyurethane and comes pre-installed with our 3M automotive trim foam tape to help with easy installation.

 

Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima STILLEN Front Splitter

 

Rear Diffuser – Similar to the front lip splitter, the STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima rear diffuser is also a nice complement to the car’s new styling.  The rear diffuser looks right at home underneath the Maxima’s factory rear bumper, imparting a performance-oriented appearance.  Once again, the 2016 Nissan Maxima rear diffuser is made of long-lasting polyurethane and features 3M automotive trim foam tape for installation.

 

Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima STILLEN rear diffuser

 

Axle-Back Exhaust System – The STILLEN 2016 Maxima axle-back exhaust system serves as the perfect paring for the STILLEN rear diffuser.  Although the axle-back system features an aggressive exhaust note, it is still refined enough to preserve a quiet cabin feel, maintaining the new Maxima’s balance of performance and luxury.  Overall, the STILLEN exhaust system offers your Maxima a high quality look and that sweet STILLEN sound.
Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima STILLEN axle-back exhaust system

 

Cold Air Intake – The STILLEN 2016 Nissan Maxima cold air intake aims to maximize your vehicle’s horsepower and torque.  Featuring a sleek, polished aluminum intake tube, the STILLEN cold air intake is built to last, all while offering performance gains of up to 8-10 horsepower!

 

Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima STILLEN cold air intake

 

Part Numbers

STILLEN KB12841 Front Splitter

STILLEN KB12818MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

STILLEN 504399 Axle-Back Exhaust System

STILLEN 402967 Cold Air Intake

 

Matt Castrucci Nissan – Community First

For many years, Matt Castrucci Nissan has served the community of Dayton, Ohio, and its surrounding area.  Each day, they take pleasure in meeting new customers and further maintaining connections with existing ones.  For each customer, Matt Castrucci Nissan hopes to become a trusted source for any and all automotive needs, whether he or she is looking to purchase a vehicle, receive maintenance/service, or seek help with financing.

Matt Castrucci Nissan believes Nissan is on “the cutting edge when it comes to style, performance and efficiency” and, personally, we could not agree more!  We are excited to begin this relationship with Matt Castrucci Nissan and cannot wait to see what other plans they have in store for our STILLEN products.

If you are interested in seeing the STILLEN modified 2016 Nissan Maxima at Matt Castrucci Nissan, feel free to stop by at their location at 3013 Mall Park Dr, Dayton, OH 45459 or give them a call at (855) 299-1946.  For more information, please check out their website!

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the STILLEN parts featured on Matt Castrucci Nissan’s modified 2016 Nissan 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.

STILLEN Modified 2016 Nissan Maxima

Matt Castrucci Nissan’s STILLEN modified 2016 Nissan Maxima is set to turn some heads.

 

You might be wondering… When it’s time to replace your brake rotors, should you upgrade your brake rotors or just replace them with identical OEM rotors? One tip the STILLEN brake experts offer: consider how you use your car.

Is it a daily driver used for commuting and errands? Are you an enthusiast who lives for the open road and canyon carving? Or maybe you participate in autocross or track days.

Regardless, there are many choices in rotors, and one way to shop for replacement brake rotors, as well as brake pads and brake fluid is with a Good- Better – Best approach.

For more info about this approach, check out this how-to video from STILLEN expert Mark.

 

Brake Rotor Upgrade Level: GOOD

Drivers seeking a good rotor that offers a performance and durability upgrade from OEM rotors should consider upgrading to STILLEN OEM replacement brake rotors.  They are well suited for aggressive driving and the occasional track day.

Features include straight cut vanes, zinc coating, chamfered slots and precision ground friction surfaces.  Multiple machining options are available, from slotted to cross drilled to the popular hook slot hybrid finish.

Available for virtually any passenger vehicle on the road today, STILLEN sport rotors are proudly Made in USA.

Brake Rotor Upgrade Level: BETTER

For hard core enthusiasts and track day fans concerned with high temperature heat management, a better option might be the DBA 4000 series brake rotors. These discs offer more sophisticated metallurgy for longer life.

They also feature DBA Kangaroo Paw vane technology. These vanes are multi-directional, meaning they draw cooling air in from any direction.

This improves heat dissipation and also permits the rotors to be mounted on both driver and passenger side hubs. Another stylish touch is the available gold rotor vanes and hats.

Brake Rotor Upgrade Level:  BEST

The ultimate brake rotor upgrade could be the DBA 5000 series.  Suitable for frequent track use, these rotors offer the Kangaroo paw vane technology and improved metallurgy of the 4000 series, but add a two piece design.

The rotor hat is a separate assembly that is bolted to the brake rotor. This helps isolate the wheel hub bearings from excess heat, reduces brake vibration caused by rotor warping under heavy use, and offers weight savings as well.

One indicator the DBA 5000 series are meant for serious drivers is the brake temperature paint applied to the rotor edges. These indicators help drivers ascertain the temperature range their brake system is operating in.

This in turn helps determine proper brake pad and brake fluid selection for track use.

Brake Pad Replacement and Upgrades

It’s always advisable to replace brake pads when mounting new rotors. STILLEN Metal Matrix brake pads offer a nice blend of bite and power along with reduced dust and noise. This makes them ideal for street and occasional track use.

Other brake pads might be better suited for full-on track use, such as the Hawk HPS 5.0s or Ferodo DS2500 HP.

Brake Fluid Replacement

When you’re considering brake system upgrades, it’s essential to include brake fluid replacement in the thought process.

One popular opinion is that it’s best to upgrade to racing brake fluid.

As STILLEN brake expert and all-around good guy Mark explains, this is a common misconception.

While your OEM brake fluid does have a limited heat capacity, so does your OEM brake system. Upgrading your rotors and pads does give you a higher threshold, but your calipers still have a limit.

If you upgrade your brake fluid past what the calipers can handle, you could exceed your brake systems operating envelope without knowing it. Should it occur, brake fluid boiling is an indicator that your brake system is overheating.

Going with a little bit of an upgrade is fine, but you don’t need to go with a full-on race brake fluid.

While shooting the how to video for brake upgrades, Mark installed the DBA 4000 series rotors and STILLEN Metal Matrix brake pads on his Subaru BRZ and had the following to report:

“After we finished the install on the brakes, we moved onto the bed-in procedure then onto our test drive and you could really feel the difference. Our stopping distances were much shorter, our initial bite was much better and brake fade was much less apparent as the brakes heated up so this is an awesome upgrade for the BRZ or for any vehicle. You can really improve your driving experience.”

Questions About Brake Rotors?

Our brake experts are standing by and will stop at nothing to help you in quest for better braking. Take a brake from whatever you’re doing and call them at 866-250-5542!

The Infiniti Q50 sport sedan offers a desirable balance between performance, styling, and luxury.  Following in the successful footsteps of the outgoing G37, the Infiniti Q50 captured the hearts of many when it came onto the scene in 2014.  The Q50 had big shoes to fill, but so far it has not disappointed.  The 2016 Infiniti Q50 seeks to only improve upon this winning formula with a whole new line of power plants under the hood: a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo and a 3.0L twin turbo V6 (available in both 300 and 400 HP variants).

We here at STILLEN recognize that many Infiniti Q50 owners are chomping at the bit to upgrade their new vehicles’ performance and aesthetics.  Well, you asked for it, and we delivered!  STILLEN is proud to announce a new line of products for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t, consisting of exhaust systems, body components, and handling parts that are sure to help this new sport sedan truly live up to its full potential.

2016 Infiniti Q50

The new 2016 Infiniti Q50 is the perfect blend of performance and luxury.

 

A Symphony for Your Infiniti

For the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t, STILLEN offers a stainless steel axle-back exhaust system that will sound like music to your ears.  In line with the Q50’s blend of performance and luxury, the STILLEN axle-back exhaust emits an aggressive and throaty growl under hard acceleration but manages to mellow out while cruising.  Thus, you can access that signature STILLEN sound when you want it (and quiet it down when you don’t).  The free-flowing axle-back exhaust system is finished with stylish 4-inch polished exhaust tips.  The tips look and feel right at home under the factory exhaust cutouts, subtly offering an aggressive appearance that matches the new, enhanced exhaust note that they emit.  Backed by a lifetime limited warranty, the STILLEN axle-back exhaust system is built to last.

2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t STILLEN axle-back exhaust system

The STILLEN axle-back exhaust system will make your 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t SING.

Part Number

STILLEN 504443 Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust System

 

Dress to Impress

With our extensive line of STILLEN 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t body modifications, it’s never been easier to further enhance the appearance of your new ride.  Ranging from trunk spoilers to rear diffusers, our products subtly flow with existing body lines and cues, resulting in a look that is both sporty and aggressive at the same time.  Each product is constructed out of durable polyurethane and protected by a limited lifetime warranty.  Each piece also includes genuine 3M auto trim tape, meaning that they’re easy to install and offer precision fit and finish.  Our line of Q50 body components includes:

Part Numbers

STILLEN KB11224 Roof Wing Spoiler

STILLEN KB11223 Rear Trunk Wing Spoiler

STILLEN KB11222MB Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

STILLEN KB11226 Front Lip Splitter – Premium

STILLEN KB11228MB Side Skirts – Matte Black

2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t STILLEN trunk spoiler

The new rear trunk spoiler for the 2016 Q50 juts out assertively, giving your car an aggressive look.

2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t STILLEN rear diffuser

The STILLEN rear diffuser pairs nicely with the STILLEN exhaust system on the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t.

 

Handling the New 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t

When it comes to upgrading the handling of your 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t, a new set of STILLEN sway bars may be just what the doctored ordered.  Whether you’re carving up your favorite canyon roads, cruising down the highway, or tearing it up at the local race track, a set of STILLEN sway bars will help improve your car’s balance and maximize your tire contact, resulting in the ultimate driving experience.  Our sway bars are made from high strength, aircraft-grade steel for maximum strength and durability and come finished in an attractive red powder coat.  Plus, having our sway bars be adjustable means you can fine tune the handling just the way you like it.

2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t STILLEN sway bars

Our STILLEN sway bars come in a striking red powder coat.

Product Number

STILLEN 304396 Adjustable Rear Sway Bar 

 

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If you have any questions about our new 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t products, please give our experts a call!  You can reach them at 866-250-5542 and they will be happy to give you more information, answer any questions you have, and help you order your new Q50 upgrades!

 

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!

Premier Nissan of Fremont 2016 Nissan Maxima with STILLEN package

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).

Premier Nissan of Fremont 2016 Nissan Maxima with STILLEN rear diffuser

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

Premier Nissan of Fremont 2016 Nissan Maxima with STILLEN rear diffuser

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.

Premier Nissan of Fremont 2016 Nissan Maxima with STILLEN package

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

 

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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.

 

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!