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AP Racing World Radi-CAL II Calipers

Where do they come from?

These brakes may look alien but they come from the master minds in the engineering department at AP Racing.  In 2007 AP Racing revealed the original World Radi-Cal brake calipers to the world at Watkins Glen on Tony Stewart’s NASCAR race car.  He went on to win the race crediting his brakes with giving him the upper hand over his competition.

In fact, they were so dominant that NASCAR actually outlawed the brakes until all of the other teams were able to have equal access to them!  Since then the race spec calipers have become the spec calipers used on DTM touring cars, Aussie V8 super cars as well as filling out most of the Formula One field and sports cars around the world including LMP1.

When AP Racing were thinking of developing a new caliper they decided to take a very unusual approach… They started with a blank sheet of paper.  They did not want to rely on “what they knew” and instead they wanted to test themselves, their finite element analysis software and challenge themselves to reinvent what a brake caliper is.

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During their testing and development they used an FEA analysis software that is common in the engineering world.  However, they quickly realized that FEA analysis software is designed to introduce a static load and the intense environment of a braking system is far from static.  The heat generated, the RPM of the rotor, the modulation of the brake pedal, all of these factors and more equate to a very dynamic environment that can’t be treated like a traditional mechanical part.

AP Racing knew that the only way to move forward was to develop their own proprietary FEA analysis software.  AP Racing began working on developing a software that could replicate the incredibly diverse and ever changing environment that is a braking system.

During their initial testing the AP Racing engineers recognized that the friction between the brake pads and rotors was literally trying to rip the caliper from its mounts.  In a static environment the only way to test the rigidity of a caliper is to introduce a pressure and measure the amount of flex in the caliper.  This flex is basically how much the caliper expands horizontally.

During their dynamic testing they noticed that the caliper was actually twisting diagonally due to the forces created by the RPM and mass of the rotor interacting with the friction created by the application of the brake pads.  The solution was to reinforce and stiffen the caliper in key locations to counteract this force.  In turn, AP Racing realized that they could remove material that was unaffected by these forces.  The end result is an asymetrical design that is incredibly stiff yet also lightweight.  To further improve the rigidity of the caliper AP Racing implemented their patented “stiffening bands” which wrap around the caliper to form a “chassis” of sorts which ties all points together offering an even stiffer design.

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AP Racing knew that the World Radi-CAL brake technology was the way of the future and that they needed to find a way to bring this technology to the road car market.  While race calipers offer a no compromise solution, they also mean higher prices and more regular service intervals.  AP Racing leaned on their expertise in developing a road car brakes for the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron as well as McLaren, Lotus, Holden, and more.  By applying their OEM manufacturing standards and test procedures AP Racing was able to launch the World Radi-CAL I road car calipers with STILLEN at the 2014 SEMA show.

These road car calipers employ all of the features of the race calipers but also add other features that make them suitable for daily driving as well as high performance environments.  Road car calipers are manufactured out of pressure forged aluminum.  This manufacturing process is less expensive than a Monobloc caliper which makes these fantastic brakes accessible to the average road car enthusiast.

Additionally, these calipers are equipped with dust seals which prevent road debris and dust from entering the hydraulic circuit or caliper pressure seal over time.  Road car calipers also feature anti-rattle clips to prevent any issues with pad knock back or residual noises.

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Never ones to settle, AP Racing again went back to the drawing board to develop a range of calipers that would take even more from the racing world.  Enter, World Radi-Cal II.  World Radi-Cal II calipers offer the unique look and style that is associated with the Radi-Cal race brakes.  The goals for Radi-Cal II were simple: Make the caliper stiffer, lighter and look even more aggressive.  We are excited to say that each of those goals was achieved with unbelievable results.  The Radi-Cal II calipers also feature the superior stiffening bridge that not only ties the caliper together horizontally but also vertically by connecting the top and bottom of the caliper.  Even with this incredible rigid structure the design still allows for quick pad swaps that do not require removal of the caliper.

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Further improvements were made to the calipers by removing additional material and pocketing around the calipers and non-structural areas of the caliper.  One of the benefits of removing this material is not only the weight savings but also the improvements with the unobstructed airflow around and through the caliper.  This airflow improves cooling and reduces overall operating temperatures.

Not only is World Radi-CAL II the most technologically advanced caliper ever made.  The aggressive design also makes it the best looking caliper available today.  World Radi-CAL II calipers are sure to draw attention with their unique futuristic styling and their performance numbers to back it up.
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AP Racing World Radi-CAL II Big Brake Kit

  • AP Racing patented asymmetrical, forged aluminum WR2 6 piston brake calipers
  • 6061-T6 aluminum high strength bracket and billet aluminum rotor hats
  • DOT Compliant stainless steel braided brake lines
  • Designed to work with OEM brake master cylinder and ABS system
  • Unique scannable QR code for authenticity
  • 6 piston calipers are 150g lighter and 33% stiffer than Radi-CAL I calipers
  • 4 piston calipers are 100g lighter and 28% stiffer than Radi-CAL I calipers
  • Engineered to fit most 18 inch wheels (370mm rotor applications)
  • Toughest testing standards in the industry
  • Engineered for compatibility with OEM brake master cylinder and ABS systems
  • Finished in OEM quality red or black anti-corrosion finish

In 2014 STILLEN introduced AP Racing World Radi-CAL road car brakes at SEMA show which very quickly became recognized as the best aftermarket big brake kits available.  For the past 3 years our customers have been reporting back that the STILLEN AP Racing brakes are adding improved looks and style to the car as well as reducing lap times when used at high performance driving days!

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AP Racing World Radi-Cal road car calipers take the features of the asymmetrical design, reinforced stiffening bands and pair them with a cost effective, strong and lightweight pressure forged aluminum manufacturing process to deliver superior results for the road car market.

Following on from the success of motorsports Radi-CAL™ brake systems, AP Racing has brought the same design philosophy to the road performance market in the form of the new World Radi-CAL II calipers.  These new pressure forged aluminum 4 and 6 piston calipers incorporate AP Racing’s patented technology allowing the road user to experience the superior performance that World Radi-CAL™ offers.

05_Header_3_Calipers_v2World Radi-Cal II calipers incorporate all the features demanded by the road performance market including boot type dirt seals, advanced anti-corrosion attractive paint finish and noise abatement solutionsCompared to WR1 calipers, WR2 calipers are stiffer (6-piston: 33% stiffer, 4-piston 28% stiffer) and lighter (6-piston: 150g lighter, 4-piston 100g lighter). Utilizing the latest FEA (finite element) analysis software and brake dynamometer testing, it was designed to implement the latest technologies learned through 40+ years of highly successful motorsports participation and an unparalleled 700+ F1 Grand Prix victories.

AP Racing pressure forged aluminum caliper bodies are tested at over 500,000 cycles of pressure and torque to meet AP Racing’s stringent OE and high performance road use validation testing to ensure maximum stiffness and durability required for use on road registered vehicles. The forged aluminum process was chosen as it offers a 25% stronger and lighter caliper than similarly sized units using a casting process. These larger, lightweight AP Racing calipers replace the typical heavy cast iron OE calipers that are designed for low cost and little regard to high performance driving.

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The opposed piston design guarantees maximum stiffness for better pedal feel, modulation and immediate braking action from the drivers input. Four piston and six piston designs allow a larger pad area to be used which decreases heat at the friction point between the pad material and disc surface while maintaining the same brake torque. This single detail increases both rotor and pad service life. Additionally, a larger caliper aids in braking performance by acting as a more efficient lever on the rotor. This in turn applies more torque to the rotor thus increasing the force applied to the rotor.

The asymmetrical design achieves improved stiffness while also reducing weight by removing material where there is little dynamic load and relocating that material to areas that need additional reinforcement due to the dynamic forces that occur during high performance driving.  This revolutionary caliper design guarantees maximum stiffness for better pedal feel, modulation and immediate braking action from the drivers input.  Additionally, AP Racing WR2 calipers offer the largest pad possible.  The larger pad decreases heat by distributing the kinetic energy generated during braking across a larger surface area thus better controlling the thermal dynamics of your braking system.  Additionally, this larger piston/pad surface area applies superior clamping force to the rotor.  Furthermore, the larger diameter rotor allows us to move the caliper further out thus increasing the brake torque applied to the rotor assembly.

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By controlling the operating temperature caused by the friction between the pads and rotor we are able to better manage the performance of the big brake kit. Controlling the temperature in a braking system is one of the biggest goals when engineering a system. A vehicle will create the same amount of heat when stopped from the same speed, the brake component choices will control how that heat is managed. Both pads and rotors have optimum operational temperature ranges. For a street car, we must make sure the brakes work flawlessly at sub-zero temperatures but still offer excellent performance when being pushed in a high performance environment and being pushed to their limits. All calipers are double sealed to protect piston bores and pressure seals from road debris. High temperature seal material is used to ensure safety at high temperature use. These seals are designed to minimize off brake pad drag on the disc which will increase pad and disc life.

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Light weight, improved rigidity and better cooling characteristics than other competitions’ conventional brake caliper designs.  AP Racing World Radi-CAL™ concept represents a major innovation in braking technology.

Rotors:

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The AP Racing discs in the Radi-CAL big brake kits are directionally curve vane vented for maximum air flow through the disc. AP Racing’s unique curve vaned discs are Dyno and race proven as the best designed rotors for optimized cooling. The curve vane rotor acts as an air pump pulling air into the center of the rotor and blowing it through the veins and out of the top of the rotor. This act allows the rotor to be self-cooling and work extremely efficiently.01_Header_Rotor_v1

AP Racing’s Wide Disc Technology (WDT) is used for the most efficient way to transfer heat to from the disc. Designs using wider discs with larger air gaps increase air flow rates within the discs as proven by AP Racing’s FEA, CFD and TSA testing. This goal was achieved while also  decreasing disc weight and  disc stress as well as  decreasing disc temperatures by up to 300 degrees F.

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Larger two piece rotors allow for greater thermal capacity with an eye on weight by using aluminum center bells (hats) that minimize the unsprung weight of the overall disc assembly. This means greater heat management without increasing corner weight. It also increases the effective radius (leverage point) of the brake system which creates more brake torque with same braking effort.

Floating rotor assembly hardware is used to allow the brake disc and bell (hat) to move freely radially and axially to allow the disc to expand and contract under thermal stress without  binding or cupping. This allows the disc to stay centered to the caliper and reduces pad knock back. STILLEN utilizes McLaren tension springs on all floating assemblies to reduce any noises or rattles and to meet our NVH standards.

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Lightweight billet aluminum bells (hats) are made vehicle specific to match the OE bell (hat design) for a perfect match to the OE hub. For the AP Racing Radi-CAL brakes STILLEN has selected an aircraft grade 6061-T6 billet aluminum. This is the same material used by AP Racing in their aluminum hats.   6061-T6 aluminum is considered the standard aluminum used in all aerospace applications and offers excellent strength and durability along with excellent longevity and service life.  Caliper and rotor location is optimized during the hat and bracket engineering phase by moving the caliper and rotor as far inboard to the wheel well as possible.  This ensures that AP Racing by STILLEN big brake kits fit the widest range of wheels possible.

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“Industry standard” is to use a 10 point bolt pattern to connect the rotor and hat assemblies.  AP Racing and STILLEN have chosen to go with a 12 point bolt pattern configuration.  This means that the stresses and loads put on the braking system is distributed more evenly across both the rotor and the hat thus reducing the stress and fatigue placed on the system components.

  • All kits feature 2 piece full floating rotors for lightweight and high durability
  • All rotors are available in either J hook or cross drilled slotted patterns
  • Rotors feature AP Racing wide disc technology to allow for better cooling and longer service life
  • Directional vanes are used in every rotor to allow optimal airflow and cooling efficiency

Performance Brake Pads

The friction material used in the brake system is a key factor for the overall performance of the system. There are many variables to consider including pad material heat range, dust, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) issues and of course performance characteristics. Most OE and aftermarket brake pad materials concentrate on low dust and NVH issues while sacrificing performance levels. AP Racing and STILLEN consider all four points in the selection of the supplied brake pad material.

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The result is a material that produces a high, linear mu level for high initial bite and consistent grab through a wide heat range. These low dust brake pads are equipped with noise abutment shims that control NVH issues. Unlike carbon pads or ceramic pads, our high performance pad material is also environmentally complaint to the upcoming California and Washington legislation (pending in other states) that requires the elimination of copper and other harmful pollutant byproducts in brake dust that eventually make their way into our water systems.

STILLEN has also worked hard to ensure a wide range of pads are available for this caliper.  All kits come with the standard brake pad optimized for low dust, NVH and performance driving however race pads are available upon request.

  • Performance street brake pads included (various pad compounds available)
  • Standard pads feature low dust composition with performance street driving in mind
  • Optional brake pads for enthusiasts looking to take their driving to the next level

Stainless Steel Brake Lines

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This is an often overlooked component in performance braking. Brake lines used in the AP Racing Radi-CAL kits are built using extruded PTFE hose that is wrapped in corrosion and fire resistant stainless steel braided hose and then covered with a clear plastic coat for additional protection. Each brake line design goes through rigorous testing and must pass the whip test, where the line is whipped through thousands of cycles, before being approved for production.

The result is the most efficient delivery of fluid pressure to the brake caliper, bringing a solid feel to the brake pedal sure to inspire confidence at every brake zone. By reducing the factory rubber lines ability to swell or expand means a quicker response, firmer more consistent pedal feel that allows for great brake modulation.

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All AP Racing by STILLEN brake lines are provided by Goodridge.  Goodridge is the leading brake line supplier in the industry and one of the only companies to achieve DOT compliance.

 

Who is AP Racing

For over 50 years AP Racing has been recognized as the leader in motorsport friction technology.  In 2016 alone AP Racing supplied brakes and/or clutches to over 30 champions across multiple disciplines of motorsport.  AP Racing is the primary brake component supplier to NASCAR, WRC and other major forms of motorsport around the world as well as the spec clutch supplier for Formula One while also supplying half the field with racing brake components.  To date AP Racing has won over 700 Formula one Grands Prix.

There is no other friction manufacturer that has the experience, or track record to match AP Racing.

 

Who is STILLEN:

In 1990 STILLEN company founder Steve Millen was testing at Mosport International Motorsport Park only one day after joining his team in a successful campaign at the 24 hours of Le Mans.  The purpose of the test was to develop a new braking system for the world famous IMSA 300ZX twin turbo race car which Steve would later take to victories at Daytona, Le Mans, Sebring and multiple world championships.  During the test Steve discussed his passion for tuning high performance roads cars and that he was looking for a solution to improve the brakes.  He was making the cars more powerful, handle better and as an experienced racer knew that this improvement in speed needed to be matched with an improvement in braking.  Since this initial conversation in 1990 STILLEN has continued developing high performance big brake kits for all makes and models of cars, trucks and SUVs.

Holman Infiniti x STILLEN Body Styling!

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STILLEN proudly offers our products available for sale through new car dealerships around the country.  This relationship builds a great foundation for our customers to have a trusted local source who will install and service their performance parts and let them know that they are protected by the factory, dealership and/or STILLEN warranty.

Holman Infiniti in Maple Shade New Jersey recently upgraded one of their showroom model 2017 pure white Q50S luxury sedan with the complete list of STILLEN body styling components.  Kevin Shaw (Parts Manager at Holman Infiniti) had this to say “For this go around we started with a new for 2017 color Pure White Q50S. With that base I added an Infiniti Midnight Black Grille accompanied by the STILLEN Sport Front Bumper Splitter for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11225) finished in Matte Black. The side profile of the car was followed up with the STILLEN Rocker Panel Side Skirt Extensions for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11228MB) in Matte Black. Then to finish the aggressive look I added a STILLEN Rear Valance Diffuser for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11222MB) finished in Matte Black, an Infiniti Sport Exhaust with the no muffler option and Infiniti rear mudguards the we had wrapped in Matte Black vinyl by a local shop. Overall, the car looks absolutely stunning on our showroom floor and I could not be happier with it. Probably my favorite one so far! ”

The team at Holman Infiniti has done a great job on this build and we look forward to seeing what they come up with on their future cars!  Make sure to stop by and check out the car for yourself and see what kind of great deal they can offer you on this amazing car!

http://www.holmaninfiniti.com/

More pics of build:

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Parts used in this build:
STILLEN Front Bumper Fascia Splitter for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11225)

STILLEN Rocker Panel Side Skirts for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11228MB)

STILLEN Rear Bumper Valance Diffuser for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11222MB)

Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Text and Photos by Richard Fong

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The car show scene has exploded in recent years, with car events happening across the country and around the world throughout the spring, summer and fall. There is almost nary a weekend during the summer months that doesn’t have some sort of an event happening somewhere. Unfortunately, the shows become a blur when local events feature the same cars every weekend. This is where the Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day presented by Drivingline stands out from the rest.

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STILLEN, of course, represented with a NISMO 370Z, a WRX and a Rough Country Lifted Titan, courtesy of Surf City Nissan.

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Held on August 12, 2017 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, the Fifth Annual Auto Enthusiast Day takes the common car show to the next level. This entirely free event (to both attendees and vendors) featured acres of asphalt with over 130 vendor displays of all types, 1,000 show vehicles and seven demo vehicles, including special drift and off-road machines, smoking their tires throughout the day. Sound like overkill? Perhaps, but it was the right size to entertain and intrigue the more than 23,000 people that came through the gates.

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Evasive Motorsports brought its R35 GT-R to display in the Turn 14 Distribution booth.

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The vendor area featured everything from wheel and parts manufacturers to automotive lifestyle brands. There were even a few key media companies like DSPORT magazine, MotoIQ and SuperStreet magazine covering the event and displaying project cars.

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DSPORT magazine showcased Project Fiesta ST in its booth.

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MotoIQ brought a pair of BMWs to represent in its booth.

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The Purist Group’s founder and leader, Sean Lee, represented at the event with his Porsche GT3RS.

The Autocon main stage featured interviews throughout the day with key personalities who drove their rides up onto the stage. Hosted by John “Nads” Naderi, the interviews gave attendees insight into their vehicle builds as well as the shaping of today’s automotive lifestyle and reflection of how it has evolved throughout the years.

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The Autocon Main Stage was abuzz with activity as John “Nads” Naderi interviewed vehicle builders and talked about their builds.

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Super Street Alumni John “Nads” Naderi MC’d the Autocon Main Stage. One of his guests was a former peer from Super Street, Jonathan “JDM” Wong.

The demo area, located behind the Nitto Tires booth, gave everyone a clear view of pro drivers drifting, spinning, smoking the tires and jumping off ramps.

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Ryan Sage of Formula Drift took command of the mic, as off-road drivers, Formula Drift competitors and stunt drivers took to center stage.

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Formula Drift commentator Ryan Sage perched himself on the Nitto Tires Trailer to get a birds eye view of the action on the demo track.

Over 50 lucky VIPs went for ride alongs throughout the day as Vaughn Gittin Jr, Matt Powers and Alex Heilbrunn executed three-car tandem drifts to the spectators’ delight. Former Formula Drift champion Samuel Hubinette and his wife Christina demonstrated car control while smoking the tires of their specially modified RWD Lamborghini Huracan and a BMW coupe.

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Thousands lined the fences as the first demo session was about to begin.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr, Alex Heilbrunn and Matt Powers delivered three-car tandem drifts around the demo track.

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Sam Hubinette drifted his specially modified RWD Lambo Huracan around the track with ease. For many it was a thrill to see the Huracan, but to watch it smoking the tires was incredible.

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Sam’s wife Stina Stunts drifted an M3 during the demo with the Huracan.

As the sun began to set against the “Big A”, so ended another successfully executed Nitto Auto Enthusiast Day. A big thanks goes out to Harry Kong at Nitto Tires for putting together a great event for both enthusiasts and the aftermarket alike.

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Surf City Nissan provided STILLEN with a Titan XD equipped with a Rough Country Lift Kit.

STILLEN, we’re everywhere you’d want to be! Check us out online at www.stillen.com!

 

Dealership Profile: Melloy Nissan x Rough Country Titan Lift Kit

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Consumers gravitate toward vehicles that stand out, and aftermarket products can personalize a vehicle to stand out from the unmodified masses. For some buyers, these upgrades could very well influence their purchasing decisions, especially when the upgrades are available installed at the dealership.

Melloy Nissan of Albuquerque, New Mexico understands what its consumers want and gives them something tangible to look at instead of having to imagine it. One of the most popular upgrades for Titan fans is the Rough Country 6″ Lift Kit for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820).

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According to the Parts Manager Jorge Nanez, “As soon as the sales department gets another batch of Titans in inventory, they immediately send a couple of them over to the shop to be modified. Displaying upgraded vehicles always gets buyers’ attention. Even if customers do not jump at the chance to buy the showroom model, they are inspired to modify their new vehicle in the same way but in their own choice of color and trim package. We have sold over 15 Rough Country to customers since they became available, and that does not even include the demo models that sell off the showroom floor! We are preparing six more demo vehicles, each being set up with a Rough Country 6″ Lift Kit for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820)Rough Country Pocket Fender Flares for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820), and Rough Country Black Series LED Light Bar for 2017 Nissan Titan [H61] 4WD (87820). The New Mexico state fair is coming soon and our plan is to display our modified Titans at the fair!”

 

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STILLEN’s network of dealerships not only share the STILLEN product line with its customers, they also offer products from STILLEN’s extensive catalog of brand partners! If you’re in Albuquerque, contact Jorge Nanez at 888-599-8674 or check out the Melloy Nissan website at www.melloynissan.com for more information. Otherwise, you can contact STILLEN directly at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via Live Chat at www.stillen.com. We’re everywhere you’d want to be!

Magnaflow is First to Market with a CTR Exhaust

Honda created quite a buzz when it’s new Civic Type R FK8 set a class record at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany. They maintained this momentum with the announcement that the Type R trim would be returning to America for the first time since 2001 and for the first time as a Civic Type R.

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The Type R FK8 comes from the factory with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine generating 306 horsepower. As with any turbocharged engine, the easier that the turbo can breathe, the more efficiently it will operate and the greater the potential output. Unfortunately, most factory exhaust systems are built conservatively to keep sound levels and cost down. This is also a common bottleneck for performance.

Exhaust manufacturer Magnaflow prides itself for being at the forefront of development, especially when it comes to supporting new vehicle models and platforms. Magnaflow’s latest development is the first cat-back exhaust system to market for the new Civic Type R FK8.

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The new Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust for 2017 Civic Type R [FK8] (19383) is the latest addition to the Competition Series of exhausts. This exhaust features mandrel bent, 2.5-inch 409 stainless steel tubing with V-band clamp connections. A straight through pipe (included with this exhaust system) can be easily swapped with the resonated presilencer for a more aggressive exhaust note. The exhaust terminates into a triple muffler configuration finished with carbon fiber tips. Magnaflow states that this exhaust lends to a more aggressive exhaust note while reducing overall system mass, shedding unwanted, excessive weight. Like all Magnaflow exhausts, the new Civic Type R Cat-back Exhaust features Magnaflow’s limited lifetime warranty.

Magnaflow is first to market with this exhaust for the new Civic Type R FK8… Be among the first on the streets with it! STILLEN is taking preorders on this exciting new exhaust, place your preorder today! Contact STILLEN at 866-250-5542, email us at sales@stillen.com, or hit us up on Live Chat at www.stillen.com!

STILLEN Dealer Profile: Infiniti of Melbourne x STILLEN Q60 Red Sport

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The twin-turbocharged Infiniti Q60 V36 Red Sport has been gaining traction with the aftermarket as development progresses on this exciting new luxury coupe. This is evident to us here at STILLEN, as we get feedback from our vast network of partner dealerships. One such dealership, Infiniti of Melbourne in Melbourne, Florida, has seen an increase in the sales of the Q60.

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Body Styling and Lowering are on the Rise

In conjunction with this rise in sales is a corresponding increase in aftermarket upgrades purchased. We spoke to Infiniti of Melbourne’s Parts Department manager, Luke Degraff, who shared some of his observations. “The increased sales of the Q60 coupe, along with its sedan sibling, the Q50, have led to an increase in aftermarket parts sales, especially the STILLEN Unpainted Front Bumper Splitter for 2017 Infiniti Q60 [V36] and the STILLEN Rear Valance Diffuser for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 [V36]. A good number of customers have also chosen to lower their new Q50 or Q60 with a set of RS-R Lowering Springs for 2009+ Infiniti Q60 [V36] RWD (N120D). We chose Vossen Wheels to complete the showroom model. The presentation has been very well received!”

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The STILLEN equipped Q60 was a hit at Infiniti of Melbourne’s Cars and Coffee event this past Saturday, July 22.

Infiniti of Melbourne also hosts a Cars and Coffee event at the dealership. During the recent event held last Saturday, July 22, 2017, the STILLEN/RS-R/Vossen equipped Q60 V36 drew plenty of attention from visitors checking out the vehicles on display.

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Are you ready to upgrade your Q50 or Q60 V36? If you’re already a customer or live near Infiniti of Melbourne, give Luke Degraff a call at 877-707-1190. If you have any other questions about STILLEN Products, please feel free to contact us directly at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via Live Chat at www.stillen.com!

STILLEN Dealer Profile: Holman Infiniti X STILLEN Q50S AWD

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The Holman Group is at it again! Knowing what the customer wants and working with the right companies to showcase what can be done is what Holman Infiniti does well. Kevin Shaw in the Parts Department looked at the Iridium Blue Q50S V37 AWD that was sitting on the showroom floor and saw the opportunity to do something eye catching.

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The amber turn signals really stand out against the red lenses.

Holman Infiniti has used STILLEN products on several of its previous showroom queens, making the body styling decisions for this Q50S quite easy. Kevin started with a STILLEN Premium Front Bumper Fascia Splitter for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11226), STILLEN Sport Front Bumper Fascia Splitter for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 (KB11225), and STILLEN Matte Black Rear Valance Diffuser for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 AWD (KB11222MB) or STILLEN Unpainted Rear Valance Diffuser for 2014-2017 Infiniti Q50 V37 AWD (KB11222) followed by an Infiniti Sport Exhaust. Then, to make it really stand out from the rest, he ordered up and installed the first known set of JDM Q50 taillights in the USA. The dark red lenses with the amber turn signals stand out from the typical USDM Q50 variants.

The following images show the difference between the USDM factory taillights (bright red plastic with red turn signal) versus the JDM taillights (darker red plastic with amber turn signal).

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The US Domestic Market (USDM) Q50 V37 taillights are red on red, including the turn signal.

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The Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Q50 taillights feature an amber colored turn signal.

Holman Infiniti is a proud member of the STILLEN Dealer Network. They can assist you with all of your STILLEN parts purchases as well as installation on your new Infiniti vehicle. Reach out to Kevin Shaw at Holman Infiniti’s parts department at (856) 234-4400, Ext. 55512 to get more information or to place your order! You can also contact STILLEN at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com, or via Live Chat at www.stillen.com. We would be happy to address any questions you might have.

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2016+ Nissan Altima 3.5L V6 Axle-back Exhaust

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Nissan gave its fifth generation Altima a facelift for 2016, which includes revised front and rear bumpers, new headlights and taillights, and a refined interior. During the summer of 2016, STILLEN answered with a STILLEN Matte Black Front Bumper Splitter for 2016+ Nissan Altima (KB13152) and STILLEN Matte Black Rear Valance Diffuser for 2016+ Nissan Altima (KB13158MB) to complement the enhanced and striking lines of the Altima. STILLEN furthered its development of the revised Altima, offering its latest axle-back exhaust system for the STILLEN Stainless Steel Axle-Back Exhaust System for 2016-2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 + 3.5 SEDAN (508321).

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STILLEN’s stainless-steel axle-back system for the Altima features mandrel bent T304 stainless-steel piping welded to resonated stainless-steel muffler sections. The stainless-steel muffler tips can be adjusted to match the rear fascia and is a great complement to the STILLEN Matte Black Rear Valance Diffuser (KB13158MB). If you’re looking to make more power, STILLEN also offers its STILLEN Hi-Flow Intake kit for 2013-2015 Nissan Altima Sedan (402875).

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  • T304 Stainless-steel Construction
  • Slip-fit Connectivity
  • Adjustable Tips
  • STILLEN Precision
  • Designed and Manufactured in the USA

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STILLEN engineers select the components for every exhaust system to deliver the best performance, sound and fitment. STILLEN proudly designs, tests and manufactures every exhaust in the USA at the STILLEN facility in Costa Mesa, CA.

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To order or for more information, reach out to us at 866-250-5542, by email at sales@stillen.com or via live chat at stillen.com! We can barely keep these exhausts on the shelves, so order yours Today!

STILLEN Product Announcement: Street Scene 2016-17 Camaro RS/LT/LS Body Styling

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Due to popular demand and the huge success of its body kits, Street Scene Equipment proudly released its Street Scene Matte Black 5 piece Body Kit for 2016 + Chevrolet Camaro SS ZL1 Body Kit Drawing inspiration from the sharp design and sporty looks of STREET SCENE’S Camaro SS (6th Gen) Body kit, this Street Scene Matte Black Front Bumper Splitter for 2016 + Chevrolet Camaro SS ZL1 and Street Scene Matte Black Rocker Panel Side Skirt Extension and Rear Winglet Kit takes the Camaro to the next level, making it more attractive than ever.

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Here we have an aerodynamic-diffuser Street Scene Rocker Panel Side Skirt Extensions for 2016 + Chevrolet Camaro SS ZL1 (6th Gen) extending off the sculpted to complement the Camaro’s already aggressive lines, this new body kit adds a custom appearance that stands out on the road. Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA from a high quality, proprietary polyurethane formula, this new body kit features the durability, fit and strength that is backed by Street Scene’s limited lifetime warranty.

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These little Street Scene Rear Winglets Aerodynamic Flare for 2016 + Chevrolet Camaro SS pieces are included with the side skirt kit, cool cosmetic additions that really tie in the side skirt extensions, and at the same time give the rear of the car some aggressive characteristics.

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Add style to your Camaro SS with a Street Scene Rear Trunk-lid Duck Bill Spoiler for 2016 + Chevrolet Camaro SS ZL1 that was inspired by a Chevrolet Corvette, providing some extra downforce and some aggressive sharp looks.

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For more information or to place your order, please call STILLEN at 866-250-5542 or hit us up on Live Chat at stillen.com. You can also send our sales team an email at sales@stillen.com.

STILLEN Product Announcement: MagnaFlow Exhaust for 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

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It’s always nice to be the first to market with a product, and for the extremely popular 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, MagnaFlow has beaten everyone to the punch. For the new 2017 F-150 Raptor, Ford abandoned the naturally-aspirated V8 engine in favor of a potent, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. This engine boasts improved mileage efficiency to go with its dirt-kicking 450 horsepower with 510 lb-ft torque.
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For even greater output and a more aggressive exhaust note, the new EcoBoost engine can benefit from being allowed to breathe easier. Newly developed is the MagnaFlow Black Dual Same-Side Pass Exit Cat-Back Exhaust System for 2017+ Ford F-150 Raptor Ecoboost (15366). Composed of dual 3-inch piping for reduced back pressure and improved exhaust flow, the stainless-steel exhaust system incorporates a pair of MagnaFlow’s straight through mufflers that terminate in Split Rear Exit Black Coated 5 inch Tips for 2017 Ford F150 Raptor V6 3.5L (19350). Polished tips are also available in Split Rear Exit Polished 5 inch Tips for 2017 Ford F150 Raptor V6 3.5L (19346). This exhaust allows the turbochargers to spool more quickly for improved response and output while adding a deeper, more aggressive exhaust note.

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This system, like all MagnaFlow performance exhaust systems, is 50-state emissions compliant. Additionally, all MagnaFlow exhaust systems come with a Lifetime Warranty, and each kit includes all the necessary hardware and components for a complete, bolt-on installation. MagnaFlow products are proudly made in the USA.

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  • Dyno tested and proven to make power
  • Performance gains in both horsepower and torque
  • MF Series: Balanced interior and exterior sound levels
  • Maintains exhaust system efficiency
  • Easy to install design made from mandrel-bent tubing
  • Welded Stainless steel construction that is built to last
  • Limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects

Be the first to add bark to your Raptor’s bite with this new MagnaFlow Exhaust today! Contact STILLEN for more information or to place your order by calling us at 866-250-5542. You can also reach us by email at sales@stillen.com or via Live Chat at stillen.com.