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You may often hear how STILLEN® Products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Costa Mesa, California.  In this video, we are going to show you what that looks like by following the production of our polyurethane styling products.

STILLEN Polyurethane Body Styling

All of STILLEN’s designs are originated in-house and put into physical form by our craftsman in our modeling shop. First Articles are carefully scrutinized by the entire STILLEN staff before the final design goes into production.

STILLEN Polyurethane Body Styling

STILLEN has perfected their proprietary blend of polyurethane. The material has an excellent balance between rigidity and flexibility. This prevents the cracking or breaking often seen with fiberglass or Carbon Fiber materials. STILLEN’s Polyurethane products can be ordered in a raw finish; for easy prep and body matching color, or be ordered in a factory quality matte black finish.

STILLEN Body Styling Polyurethane

STILLEN Body Styling is designed to have an excellent fit that is designed for your specific vehicle ensuring a trouble free; simple installation.  Every STILLEN product is test fit in our R&D facility to ensure proper fitment before going into production.

When you choose STILLEN Body Styling Products, you are choosing a premium USA Designed, Engineered and Manufactured Product.


For more information or to place your order on STILLEN Polyurethane products, please give us a,

Call: 866-250-5542
Email us: sales@stillen.com
or Live Chat at stillen.com!

The STILLEN® Cat-Back Exhaust System for the VR30DDTT Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 3.0t has an aggressive tone under hard acceleration, but mellow during cruising, with that unmistakable STILLEN sound. STILLEN engineers unlocked a 26WHP and 29WTQ Gain. Those numbers are nothing to sneeze at, and you’d be hard pressed not to notice an additional 29lb/ft of torque.

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0T DYNO

STILLEN went through extensive design, engineering and testing to ensure the STILLEN Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat-Back Exhaust Systems would be the best available for our customers. Designed to fit beautifully into the OEM valance or as a compliment to a STILLEN® Rear Diffuser, this system looks as good as it sounds. Available with three tip options to suit your tastes – choose from Carbon Fiber, Polished or Burnt-Titanium Look Tips to give your Q’s rear end that ‘extra something’ it needed.

2017-2018 Infiniti Q60 3.0TT Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System

Years of racing and product development have taught STILLEN that relying on computer software simulations or using comparable product data is not enough to produce the best possible product for our customers. There is no substitute for physical validation especially when it comes to the Nissan’s VR30 Engine. Numerous Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat-Back Systems were tested through dyno pulls and extensive data logging. STILLEN’s rigorous procedures even included testing different merge angles between pipes. The result of STILLEN’s rigorous program found a “Y-Pipe” layout similar to what is found on the Nissan GTR VR38 Engine produced the best result.

The STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust System consist of a Y-Pipe, Mid- Pipe, and Dual Mufflers w/ Interchangeable Tips. The 2.5″ diameter Y-Pipe configuration allows for better airflow. The Y-Pipe than connects to the Mid-Pipe. The 3″ diameter Mid-Pipe than carries the exhaust gases to the rear of the vehicle where it branches back into 2.5″ diameter dual rear exit. Upon meeting the rear exhaust pipes the exhaust gases flow through the STILLEN engineered and manufactured mufflers. The 4.5″ diameter bolt-on exhaust tips enable you to adjust the tip position for a proper fit no matter what bumper or aero you choose to run at the back. Finally, the exhaust note is mild and well-mannered under normal driving conditions, but quickly turns aggressive and authoritative when under throttle. The overall size of the STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust System will differ to the Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 respectively.

STILLEN‘s use of mandrel bent 304 Stainless Steel backed by a limited lifetime warranty ensures your cat-back exhaust will last. The VR30DDTT Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q60 Cat Back Exhaust is proudly engineered and manufactured in the USA at its facilities in Costa Mesa, California.


For more information or to place your order about the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 VR30DDTT Cat-Back Exhaust from STILLEN®

Chat with us 866-250-5542
Email sales@stillen.com
or Live Chat at stillen.com!


The first annual Nissfest Norcal 2019 took place this past weekend in Modesto, CA – 6/8/2019. STILLEN was proud to sponsor the event that brought out a full field of incredible Nissan and Infiniti vehicles from both Northern and Southern California.

Drift Demos, great weather and awesome vehicles entertained all that attendees.


Nissfest Norcal 2019


For very hot running engine, an oil cooler kit is a must have. Too much heat is an enemy of any combustion engine. Having your oil temperature up to 30 degrees cooler during normal driving will add many 1000’s of miles to the life of your engine and improve performance.

Oil is rerouted to the oil cooler outside of the engine and is cooled prior to circulating back into the engine. The oil cooler kit is not too dissimilar from a car’s radiator. You will have to use up to two quarts more oil to fill up the coils and lines in the oil cooler unit. The end result is a healthier engine that will last much longer than an engine without an oil cooling unit.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Street and Race Kit
  • 19 – 25 Row Core
  • Increased Oil Capacity
  • Helps Prevent Engine Oil from Overheating
  • Includes Goodridge Stailess Steel Lines, All Needed Fittings, Hoses and Hardware
  • Thermostatic Sandwhich Plate – Prevents Overcooling of Oil
  • Vehicle Specific Bracket

OIL COOLER KIT AVAILABLE FOR*

  • Nissan 370Z and 350Z
  • Infiniti G37 and G35
  • Infiniti Q50 and Q60
  • Nissan Maxima and Altima
  • Nissan Titan

*Check Year, Make, and Model to Confirm Availability

If you’re interested in keeping your car cool with a STILLEN® Oil Cooler Kit, call us at 866-250-5542 to speak with our experienced performance Specialists, or chat live with the team at www.stillen.com – thanks for joining us! Catch you next time.

2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 & ZR1 Body Styling By Street Scene Equipment

Street Scene is pleased to introduce their latest body styling products for the late model domestic sports car market with the 2014-2019 Chevy Corvette C7 Performance Body Styling Ground Effects Kit.

2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 & ZR1 Body Styling By Street Scene Equipment

This Street Scene Kit designed for the 2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray and Grand Sport offers an excellent value; with a simple installation you can truly transform the looks of your Corvette. Components of this kit can be purchased individually or as a whole.


BODY KIT


2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 & ZR1 Body Styling By Street Scene Equipment

2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray and Grand Sport Ground Effects Kit. Transform your C7 with an aggressive functional design with the Street Scene C7 Corvette Ground Effects Kit. This Street Scene Kit designed for the Corvette C7 Stingray and Grand Sport offers an excellent value; with a simple installation you can truly transform the looks of your Corvette.


FRONT SPLITTER


2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 & ZR1 Body Styling By Street Scene Equipment

2014-2019 Corvette C7 Front Splitter. Fits the 2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray and Grand Sport. Street Scene Equipment Polyurethane Front Splitter for the C7 Corvette adds great style and performance. Paired with the Street Scene Corvette C7 Side Skirts and Rear Corners to completely transform the look of your Corvette C7.


SIDE SKIRTS W/ REAR CORNERS


2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06 & ZR1 Body Styling By Street Scene Equipment

2014-2019 Chevy Corvette C7 Side Skirts w/ Rear Corners. This Four Piece Kit includes Side Skirts (Side Splitters/Rockers) as well as the matching Rear Corner pieces. Designed to work with factory mounting locations for the 2014-2019 Corvette C7 Stingray and Grand Sport. Combine with Street Scene Corvette C7 Front Splitter for a complete ground effects kit for your C7 Corvette.

FEATURES:

  • Aggressive race-inspired style and aero enhancement for your C7 Corvette
  • Polyurethane construction is both rigid enough to enhance aerodynamics while remaining durable enough for daily street use
  • Comes ready to paint or paintable finish
  • Easy installation using factory mounting locations
  • Designed, Engineered and Manufactured in Costa Mesa, CA USA

 

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Ready to add a stylish Body Kit to your 2014-19 Chevy C7 Corvette? Reach out to us at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via live chat at stillen.com! Demand for these products are unprecedented, so order yours Today!

Infiniti of Melbourne 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport - STILLEN Performance and Body Styling

When it comes to building a 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport, Infiniti of Melbourne certainly has that figured out. Infiniti of Melbourne has made a few STILLEN additions to this 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t making this “Q” turn heads with its aggressive looks and sporty exhaust note.

Infiniti of Melbourne 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport - STILLEN Performance and Body Styling

They’ve built this Q50 for the enthusiast, sporting a STILLEN Axle Back Exhaust, an Air Intake Kit and RS-R USA RWD Down SUS Lowering Springs.

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The vehicle Aesthetics include a STILLEN Rear Diffuser (Matte Black), STILLEN Front Splitter (Matte Black), Infiniti Sport Grille and lastly VOSSEN VFS1 Staggered 20” Wheels in Matte Graphite with Michelin Sport Tires.

Infiniti of Melbourne 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport - STILLEN Performance and Body Styling


For more information on Infiniti of Melbourne and this 2019 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport, please contact Parts Manager Luke DeGraff at (321)728-8880. Thanks again to our friends at Infiniti of Melbourne for sharing these photos with us.

Want your Q50 to turn heads? Call us at (866) 250-5542 to order the same STILLEN Upgrades seen here for your vehicle or chat live with the STILLEN Team using the LiveChat on STILLEN.com

 

509560 2016 - 2018 Nissan Titan Cat Back Exhaust System

STILLEN® is excited to announce the release of the STILLEN Cat Back Exhaust Part# 509560 for the 2016-2018 4×2 and 4×4 Nissan Titan.

The Nissan Titan is a capable truck in both utility and sport; whether you are using your Nissan Titan for fun or work, the addition of a STILLEN® 2.5 inch Cat-Back Exhaust System will help your truck deliver the performance you demand.

509560 2016 - 2018 Nissan Titan Cat Back Exhaust System

The result is a 2.5” Cat Back System that delivers a max increase of 43 WHP (Wheel Horse Power) @ 4,100 RPM and a very impressive +61TRQ ( Torque) @ 3,800 RPM.

509560 2016 - 2018 Nissan Titan Cat Back Exhaust System


Dual Exhaust Construction:


509560 2016 - 2018 Nissan Titan Cat Back Exhaust System

STILLEN® went through a strict regimen of design, engineering and testing to ensure the STILLEN 2.5” Cat Back Exhaust for the Nissan Titan delivered performance where you could feel and use it best. STILLEN tested 2”, 2.25” and 2.5” tubing to ensure the most power gains across the meat of the power-band.


Single Muffler Design:


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The dual mandrel bent 2.5 inch exhaust tubing construction continues all the way to a single muffler. Then exits through a single 3 inch exhaust pipe that finishes with a beautiful polished tip.This cat back exhaust is equipped with our signature STILLEN® muffler producing the aggressive sound you hear under throttle.


4″ Engraved Tip:


509560 2016 - 2018 Nissan Titan Cat Back Exhaust System

The powerful muffler has been paired up with a 4 inch polished tip that has been engraved with our signature STILLEN® branding for authenticity and style.

Ready to add horsepower and torque to your 2016+ Nissan Titan? Reach out to us at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via live chat at stillen.com! Demand for these products are unprecedented, so order yours Today!

Nissan Maxima Exhaust Cat Back

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

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

Nissan Maxima Cat Back Exhaust

Using our extensive experience with the VQ35 DE (3.5 liter) V6, STILLEN® offers our cat back exhaust for the 8th generation Nissan Maxima A367. It will enhance your Maxima with the sound that you are looking for, plus, deliver an increase in performance and efficiency.

Nissan Maxima Cat Back ExhaustIf you want a more aggressive exhaust note, look no further than the STILLEN® Stainless Steel Cat Back Exhaust System for Nissan Maxima A367.

Nissan Maxima Cat Back ExhaustBuilt with a purpose in Costa Mesa, CA; this Nissan Maxima Cat Back Exhaust will stimulate your Maxima driving experience. We love style as much as you do, so we finished the Maxima exhaust with dual polished 4 inch angle cut tips. These tips come pre-welded to the mufflers for a precise fit and finish tailored specific to the Maxima platform.

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FEATURES:

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

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

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

Choose STILLEN and Maximize your Maxima!

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

402883DF 2018 Kia Stinger GT Intake

STILLEN is proud to announce the release of our KIA Stinger GT 3.3L V6 Twin Turbo Hi-Flow Air Intake.

STILLEN Hi-Flow Intake Kit – Oil Filter

STILLEN Hi-Flow Intake Kit – Dry Filter

402883DF 2018 Kia Stinger GT Intake

After many different prototype configurations STILLEN combined our multiple decades of experience with metal fabrication and poly-urethane manufacturing to produce a hi-flow air intake. We utilizes both processes as well as the factory ducting to produce an air intake capable of providing an additional 25 horsepower and 31 lb./ft. of torque.

Testing began by removing the factory air intake and thoroughly measuring and inspecting the intake tract, factory couplers, turbine housings, and filter surface area.  After measuring these key areas our engineering and fabrication team set to work in producing a pair of 3” mandrel bent intake tubes that provide a perfectly smooth airflow path from the air filters in to the turbine housings.

402883DF 2018 Kia Stinger GT Intake

By increasing the surface area of the filter by more than 50% and cleaning up the air flow with less drastic mandrel bent tubing we are able to control the air flow leading into the turbos and improve the efficiency of the intake tract and the turbos ability to draw air.

402883DF 2018 Kia Stinger GT Intake

To complete the air intake a set of poly-urethane shields were created which block off the hot air from the engine bay and prevent this heated air from entering the intake tract.

402883DF 2018 Kia Stinger GT Intake

Unsatisfied with simply developing a kit that fit and produced significant gains in power and torque, STILLEN held the release of the intake until it had been tested for more than 5,000 miles.  We worked with a local owner who drives their vehicle long distances and offered the use of the vehicle for durability and long term testing.  Here are his thoughts:

“I went on another trip to Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon with the KIA Stinger. Stock I would get a 26 mpg (highest ever recorded stock). But on this trip, I logged the best 32.1 mpg at 90mph I did not get a pic of that, but I did get one of 31.9 mpg at 80 mph with the intake and tune that’s a 6mpg improvement! (long range driving). And when I filled it with gas, I got 375 mi usually it’s around 300-330 mi depends on my driving habits…. this was done on sport mode, that’s all I ever put it on.  P.S. I love the intakes especially when boost hits, if I’m next to someone and they hear the intakes most of the time they won’t pull up next to me (intimidating turbo sound, LOL) and it holds up good to the 107 heat in Arizona.”

STILLEN 2018 Kia Stinger GT

STILLEN is very excited to enter the KIA market with our poly-urethane body kit, cold air intake, and soon to be released cat-back exhaust.  For over 30 years STILLEN has been recognized as a leader in the high performance automotive industry and we are proud to bring our expertise and American Made manufacturing to new communities.  Look for more products from STILLEN soon!

Also available for the 2018+ KIA Stinger GT 3.3L Twin Turbo:

STILLEN 2018 Kia Stinger GT - Front Splitter

2018 Kia Stinger GT Front Splitter – Matte Black

2018 Kia Stinger GT Front Splitter – Unpainted

STILLEN 2018 Kia Stinger GT - Rear Diffuser

2018 Kia Stinger GT Rear Diffuser – Matte Black

2018 Kia Stinger GT Rear Diffuser – Unpainted

Ready to add horsepower and style to your KIA Stinger GT? Reach out to us at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via live chat at stillen.com! Demand for these products are unprecedented, so order yours Today!

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Amuse Vestito Front Bumper / Carbon Signal V1 Fenders / Aeroflow Dynamics Side Splitters / STILLEN Rear Spoiler / Satin Vampire Red/Carbon Fiber 3M Wrap
Rohana RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires / Tein S-Tech Springs / Hotchkis Sway Bars / 3.7 VLSD

John J is a Z man today- though for years that wasn’t the case – and through a strange twist of fate, John found himself both cursed and enamored by Nissan’s legendary sportscar. John currently has a 370Z, but picked it up after getting over a bit of tragedy. The pic above you see is one of the photos of the car in its original form – a far cry from the crimson machine in the driveway today. After getting through his suite of Nissan 370Z Mods, fate stepped in to put the original car he’d dreamed about as a teenager and young adult in his driveway.

the Z31 300ZX 2+2 driven by Bruce Willis in BLIND DATE

(Bruce Willis, Driving a Z31 300ZX 2+2 in the film Blind Date… read more about that here)

“Naturally, when I was growing up, the Z was one of my favorite cars.  A cross between a muscle car and a roadster.  I fell in love with the Z31 300ZX and the pointy nose driven by Bruce Willis (this is a reference to the film BLIND DATE). For many reasons, I never purchased a Z in my youth.  Money, priorities, responsibilities or whatever it may be…  I never even had the opportunity to ride in a Z!
That changed one night in 1997, at what was supposed to be the culmination of an awesome night out with friends, John got his first chance to ride in a Z in the back of his dearest friend’s boyfriend’s Z32 300ZX 2+2.

Buckle up, it’s storytime, but stay with us here and you’ll see how this all comes full circle.

“At 3:30 a.m. on August 7, 1997,  that long awaited opportunity turned into the beginning of the worst day of my life…”

The Z became a curse in an instant when the car they were riding in side swiped a semi tanker, carrying a fuel even more dangerous than gasoline, Aviation fuel. With the 300ZX travelling at one hundred twenty miles an hour as it struck the fuel tanker, the impact was horrific, hurling the car some 800 feet down the road, pinballing off of the guardrails along the way. Even the best engineered vehicles aren’t designed for crashes at that speed – and car versus semi crashes never end well.

John’s close friend Jenny, sitting in the front passenger seat was ejected from the car, killing her instantly. The driver was injured badly, but survived the disaster. John and another friend who had also been stuffed into the back seat were very lucky, as John and the other rear passenger climbed out of the ruined hulk with hardly a scratch… but the damage was done. His close friend Jenny was gone at the age of 22, and what was once John’s dream car had now become a continuous reminder of that awful event.

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“I barely had a scratch externally… but for years after, I never looked at another Z.  I had no interest whatsoever for obvious reasons that were associated with PTSD from the accident.”  Seeing a Z was a trigger that brought back the terrible feeling of ‘survivor’s guilt’- something all too common among those who endure tragedies of this caliber- questioning your decisions wishing you had made one of a thousand decisions differently that night, and begging to change places with someone you loved, whose life was cut way too short.

John spent almost 20 years distancing himself from Nissan’s iconic sports coupe, but a simple trip carshopping for his next daily changed that.

“I didn’t look at another Z, not until March of 2016, when my search to lease a new Nissan Murano SUV with my girlfriend and life partner Sandy brought us to the local Nissan dealer.  So we are walking through the lot, talking with our salesperson about trying to get the best lease possible for the next utilitarian vehicle I will be driving, and walking towards the entrance to their dealership when Sandy pointed at these two cars sitting in front of the doors.

Naturally, like any dealership, they had their best on display -a couple of 370Z’s were front and center.  Sandy was the first to look closer and asked me to take a look at the car (noticing the affordability in comparison to leasing a Morano).  So I casually glanced at the Z at first, and then I couldn’t help staring at the car.  Since that night in 1997 I have always lived my life for two people, Jenny and I.  When presented with a decision that puts him out of his comfort zone, whether it is jumping off of a 30 foot high cliff in Jamaica or buying a defining car in his life John has always asked himself “what would Jenny do?”.

 Then it hit me. I thought to myself, I am 46, kids out of the house, I have been thinking about getting something for me, I have a wonderful girlfriend that supports me, and Jenny’s memory will be a part of this car and a part of my continuing recovery.  

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Amuse Vestito Front Bumper / Carbon Signal V1 Fenders / Aeroflow Dynamics Side Splitters / STILLEN Rear Spoiler / Satin Vampire Red/Carbon Fiber 3M Wrap
Rohana RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires / Tein S-Tech Springs / Hotchkis Sway Bars / 3.7 VLSD

So, rather than the Murano, we purchased the 370Z and started our mod journey to create a car that came from my heart, and bonds me with her.  The 370Z’s name is Jenny for that reason.” So out of that tragedy, John and Sandy found a way to heal, and like any good Z car, gave the car its own bit of soul – the car itself a way to memorialize a friend gone too soon. It’s not at all uncommon amongst gearheads like John, we tend to find ways to rebuild our broken hearts by turning wrenches – go to any busy car show, you’re sure to find a vehicle built in the memory of another, a way to remember those who have left our lives too soon, so our hearts never forget.

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Amuse Vestito Front Bumper / Carbon Signal V1 Fenders / Aeroflow Dynamics Side Splitters / STILLEN Rear Spoiler / Satin Vampire Red/Carbon Fiber 3M Wrap
Rohana RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires / Tein S-Tech Springs / Hotchkis Sway Bars / 3.7 VLSD

Long after John and Sandy first started their journey with Jenny, their Fairlady 370Z, a spark of inspiration nudged him to pick up a second Z… We’ll get into that other “new” car in a moment, but let’s talk about what’s been done to Jenny, this incredible Satin Red 370Z first.

As so many of us do, John started with audio -the first mod to the 2016 Nissan 370Z was upgrading the radio and audio system – and right after those, first performance parts on the list was the 370Z intake and 370Z exhaust.

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After doing extensive research online, on the forums, and in the local Z/G clubs to pick other enthusiasts’ brains about what the best option was, John opted to go with a STILLEN Gen 3 Intake for 370Z, matched with a STILLEN Cat-Back 370Z Exhaust for maximum effect.

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The Stillen Gen 3 intakes feed into a Custom ported upper plenum

“The Stillen Gen 3 intakes are the best in breed and every other intake is referenced to it.  It opens up throttle response and lets the engine breathe.  The Stillen cat back exhaust isn’t the loudest and as a daily driver I appreciate that.  I don’t hear exhaust drone when cruising while hearing the car roar when accelerating.  Combined, my bolt on NA 370Z tuned at 330+ RWHP (with a large chunk courtesy of STILLEN).  Given their relationship with Nissan, STILLEN are who I trusted to provide the most power from my VQ37, and they came through.”

It’s no surprise the Gen III intakes are still considered one of the best possible options for naturally aspirated VQ37HR and VQ35HR engined cars – after all, we did go through fifty six – yes, 56, different prototypes before we worked out the design you’ve come to know and love that delivers the best gains available. Paired with a custom ported Upper Intake Plenum, throttle response is quite sharp.

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Stillen Cat Back Exhaust / Kinetix HFCs Give the 370Z An Aggressive Roar

As far as the exhaling side of the VQ37HR’s breathing was concerned, John opted to enhance flow with the STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust for Nissan 370Z. The oversized polished tips look great whether ensconced in the factory rear bumper, NISMO or any other option. Offering power, style and sound, the STILLEN Cat-Back is truly the complete package, offering a low-drone way to get a richer, more satisfying exhaust note out of the 370Z – you can still have a conversation with your date, codriver, business partner, dog, or whoever you talk to most often in your Z.

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The etched STILLEN logo on each tip gives the system a custom-tailored touch as well. After the performance modifications, next was the exterior – a new bumper, side skirt diffusers, a spoiler and a color change courtesy a custom wrap transformed John’s 370Z from ‘little black dress’ to ‘Jessica Rabbit’ aesthetic virtually overnight.

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Rounding out the visual modifications is a Stillen rear wing, custom-wrapped in Carbon Fiber look vinyl, adding a nice bit of detail against the intense satin red.

Lowered on Tein S-Tech Springs, the stock wheels have been swapped out for a set of Rohana RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 with a set of Hotchkis Sway Bars keeping the suspension compliant. Then to ensure the power is getting to both rear wheels, a 3.7 ratio viscous limited slip rear differential was fitted as well.

 

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Amuse Vestito Front Bumper / Carbon Signal V1 Fenders / Aeroflow Dynamics Side Splitters / STILLEN Rear Spoiler / Satin Vampire Red/Carbon Fiber 3M Wrap
Rohanan RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires / Tein S-Tech Springs / Hotchkis Sway Bars / 3.7 VLSD

“With the continuous love and support of my amazingly supportive girlfriend Sandy, we have started this journey with Jenny. I’ve been given an opportunity to work through another hurdle in overcoming the events of that fateful night and embracing the anxiety of seeing a Z32 as an important step in the healing process… as a result I have fallen back in love with the Z.” 

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Amuse Vestito Front Bumper / Carbon Signal V1 Fenders / Aeroflow Dynamics Side Splitters / STILLEN Rear Spoiler / Satin Vampire Red/Carbon Fiber 3M Wrap
Rohanan RFX5 19×9.5 / 19×11 on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires / Tein S-Tech Springs / Hotchkis Sway Bars / 3.7 VLSD

Check out the rather impressive list of mods the car already sports:

Current:

-Rohana RFX5 wheels 19X9.5/11 with Hankook tires

Tein S-Tech Springs

-Amuse Vestito front bumper

-Carbon Signal V1 fenders

-Aeroflow Dynamics side splitter

STILLEN Rear Spoiler

-iJDMToy smoked rear 4th brake / fog / reverse light

-3.7 ratio VLSD swap

STILLEN Gen 3 Intake

-Custom Ported Upper Plenum

STILLEN Cat-Back Exhaust for 370Z

-KINETIX HFC

WRAPPED IN:
-3M Satin Vampire Red primary wrap color with Black Carbon Fiber and gloss black as accent colors

Future Mods:

-Brake Upgrade (in-the-works… Akebono brakes currently at powder coat,  just waiting on new rotors)
-34 row oil cooler (Florida life)
-STILLEN Supercharger (once car is paid off)
-Level 10 built 7AT transmission
-Quaife Rear Differential & Upgraded Housing

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As fate would have it, right after Sandy and John had started talking about what their next car purchase would be. They were considering the ‘second car’s intended use – they agreed on the idea of a convertible garage queen to drive on the weekends… and then about a month ago, a neighbor two doors down pulled a gorgeous pearl white ’90 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo [Z32 TT] out of the garage.

“Naturally, I had to talk to him (though we’d only talked twice in the 5 years we’d been neighbors) about the car… and where it came from.”

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“I tracked down my neighbor and got the story on the Z: It was his wife’s father’s and had been given to (my neighbors) as a wedding present.  To my disappointment, he said someone had come and put down a deposit already, but did mention whoever it was had not picked it up yet – or paid in full.” With the neighbors new car occupying the Z’s former spot in the garage, the immaculate Z32 300ZX Twin Turbo now sat in the sun, waiting for its new owner to fetch it. Surely, someone who left a deposit will be back to get the car, right? Well.. maybe not.

A few weeks go by, during which time John and Sandy rented a Mustang convertible – and ended up not liking the convertible experience in a Mustang. This got them talking again about that ‘second car’, and what they didn’t like about a convertible… so a full convertible was out, but both of them agreed they loved T-Tops. So their plan for ‘a convertible’ had changed to ‘a car with T-Tops’. It should go without saying, but while Targa roofs have stuck around, the list of “Cars that Came with T-Tops” hasn’t had any new additions in a while.
‘Hmm… what car has T-Tops…’, they mused… and like a flash of lightning it the idea struck. The Z car sitting two doors down has T-Tops, and it’s no longer in a garage and exposed to the sun!

John went to see his neighbor the next day – weeks had passed and the car was still here, so he asked his neighbor what the deal was with the Z’s buyer.  John’s neighbor said still the guy hadn’t come to get it and hadn’t heard from him in a while. So, John told him he would be more than happy to take her (the 300ZX) off of his hands right now, if he was good with it. While money talks, for some people, it’s also about who the car is going to. John’s neighbor accepted, saying, “Absolutely! I know you’re going to take care of her (the 300ZX), which will make my wife’s father very happy that the Z he loved went to a good home!”

“Naturally, I had to name her (the 300ZX) after the woman that has been there by my side and supported me through this journey. I call her mZSandy.

 

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This ’90 Z32 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo is clearly not stock – while that’s not our aero kit (our guess is WingsWest), the STILLEN badging in various places on the car and level of modification suggest there may be a few goodies of ours – either produced by or sourced by us – hidden in there. The modifications are tasteful while also offering a snapshot of 90’s tuning trends. John’s as in the dark as we are, and the car is currently being gone over at a Z specialist to work out what’s been done and what, if anything, it needs.

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A front strut tower brace firms up the chassis of this T-Top equipped Z32, and as was the trend, there’s an abundance of red details like the wire looms and radiator supports.

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Out back, the polished mufflers of a STILLEN Exhaust for 1990-96 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo gives the car a more authoritative growl, sharper response and more power on tap when the twin turbos hit boost.

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While the plan for now is to work out what’s on the car, John’s planning a STILLEN Crankshaft Pulley for 300ZX in the future. Once the check-up is complete, this beauty should be a real joy to log miles on this summer.

A big thank you to John for sharing his story & photos with us and for making us a part of his build.

Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoyed the photos.

Interested in modifying your Z? Whether you’ve got a 300ZX or a 370Z, our experts here at STILLEN can help make it even better. Check out the site at STILLEN.com, chat live with the team using the LiveChat window to ask questions and get answers in real time, call us at 1-888-250-5542 7a-5p M-F PST or just stop by the shop during regular business hours. See you next time!