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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 

 

Contact Us

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!

 

How to Pick the Perfect Aftermarket Swaybars

Every week our automotive experts get questions about swaybars from automotive enthusiasts.

No wonder…swaybars, a.k.a anti-roll bars, are a popular and cost-effective way to significantly improve vehicle handling in corners, through slaloms and during evasive maneuvers.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question: “Which swaybar is right for me?” Picking your perfect swaybar requires consideration of key factors including:

  • The make and model of your car or truck
  • How and where you’ll drive it
  • What you hope to gain from suspension upgrades like sway bars

This sway bar buying guide will help you decide which anti-roll bars are right for you.

Soon you’ll be on the road to happier handling!

Stillen sway bars shown on Infiniti Q50

You can enjoy simple, cost effective handling improvements with a set of STILLEN sway bars

Begin at the End

By which we mean:

  • The best sway bar for you depends on how you’ll use your vehicle. Is it your daily driver, canyon carver, weekend track car, full-time race car, rock crawler or desert mauler?
  • The right sway bar is part of an integrated suspension system that reflects your primary vehicle use. For track days or racing, the optimal suspension setup may include shocks, springs and wheel alignment changes along with aftermarket sway bars.

Take the Bar Exam

So what is a swaybar exactly? Simply put, it’s a metal crossbar that ties the driver and passenger side chassis and suspension together. When a car is traveling straight down the road or track, a sway bar has little effect on handling.

But as soon as you crank on the steering wheel and enter a corner, a sway bar ‘springs’ to life to help control the weight shift that occurs during cornering.

Here’s how a swaybar works:

  1. As your vehicle turns into, say, a left-hand corner, a portion of vehicle weight transfers (‘rolls’) to the right-hand side of the vehicle.
  2. This rolling effect loads the suspension, steering and tires on the right-hand side of the vehicle. Some side loading is desirable and necessary as long as it’s controlled.
  3. A sway bar helps control this rolling effect by twisting along its axis as the chassis and suspension moves.
  4. As the bar cycles through its range of travel, it offers progressively more resistance to twisting.
  5. The sway bar’s ever-increasing resistance to twisting works to counter the force of vehicle roll.

Check out this cool animation showing a swaybar in action:

Not all Plants are Potted

After installing a swaybar, the effect you’ll notice from the driver’s seat is that your car feels level or ‘planted’ as you take a corner.

This ‘planted’ stance is the result of better weight distribution and traction.

Not only does it feel good, it offers big benefits:

  • A car that’s more planted through a turn allows for better rotation and more control
  • A car that’s more planted lets you get back on the gas sooner, resulting in quicker acceleration out of the turn

With the right sway bars on board, you’ll soon be taking familiar corners at higher speeds than you used to.

And grinning a lot more too.

Stiffer Isn’t Always Better

Is an aftermarket swaybar always necessary?

Given that STILLEN is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket sway bars, our answer may surprise you.

The answer is: No, an aftermarket sway bar isn’t always the best solution for every vehicle, driver or environment.

Here’s why:

  • In most cases, an aftermarket sway bar is going to be stiffer than the factory sway bar
  • In most cases, this is going to improve the performance and handling of the car
  • For most drivers, these improvements are going to make them happy and they’ll quickly adjust to the improved handling characteristics of their car

But we won’t tell you that installing a swaybar is the right thing for all drivers vehicles and situations.

Real World Results May Vary

For instance, suppose you’re looking to improve the handling of your daily driver and you install a sway bar rated at 200% stiffer than stock.

Rather than improve, your cornering performance, ride quality and traction will suffer on real world road surfaces. Potholes, mid-corner dips, and road kill will all fight against your uber-stiff setup.

Say your left side front wheel hits a bump mid-turn. Stock suspension or a moderately stiff aftermarket sway bar will transfer some of the energy to the passenger side front wheel – no biggie.

But an extremely stiff sway bar will transfer much more of the energy – maybe enough to unsettle the suspension and reduce traction by creating tire lift on the inside wheel and excessive sidewall flex on the outside tire.

The swaybar you installed to improve handling can work against you, especially paired stock springs and tires (more on this later).

Newfound Glory

Even world-class car handlers like STILLEN founder Steve Millen don’t automatically run stiffer swaybars.

Here’s a great example of a situation where an aftermarket sway bar wasn’t optimal for the conditions:

In 2009 the STILLEN rally team headed to Newfoundland, Canada, to compete in the Targa Newfoundland rally with a NISSAN GT R. Prior to the trip, the team engineered new Penske coil overs and new sway bars along with a host of other performance parts designed to enhance the already formidable GT R.

They also packed the factory front sway bar into the trailer.

You might think: “Well Duh, rally car….if you crash you need spares.”

But in reality, the team wasn’t convinced the stiffer sway bars they’d developed and tested on smooth roads during the Southern California summer were going to be suitable for the rough roads of Canada.

Especially when the forecast called for plenty of rain North of the border.

When driving in the rain, tire compliance is key to maintaining traction. When the road is dry and offers plenty of tire grip, you can stiffen the suspension and make the tire work harder.

But when traction is limited, a stiffer setup overworks the tires and traction suffers. Better to soften the suspension and make it more compliant to conform to the road surface.

In the end, the team found that the optimum setup for the STILLEN GTR on the Targa Newfoundland roads: run the OEM front sway bar and the STILLEN rear sway bar.

By retaining the stiffer rear sway bar they reduced the car’s natural tendency to understeer and made the car rotate better through the turns.

The next year when they took the car to the Targa Rally in New Zealand, they re-installed the STILLEN front sway bar and ran stiffer coil springs on the Penske shocks.

The roads in New Zealand are faster and offer more grip even in rainy conditions. The stiffer setup was spot on for maximum control in the challenging environment of rally racing.

Check out the results in this video from the 2011 Targa Rally:

Moderation for the Masses

For the vast majority of drivers using their vehicles for daily driving, canyon carving or occasional track use, sway bars that impart a moderate increase in stiffness are the best choice. The incremental stiffness will retain factory-like ride quality while offering improved handling in the corners and slaloms.

For even more versatility and fine-tuning, adjustable sway bars might be your best option.

The more adjustability a sway bar offers, the more you can fine tune your suspension to suit your needs and preferences.

What’s more, adjustable sway bars allow you to set up your suspension to favor:

Oversteer (when a car turns more sharply than desired by the driver), or

Understeer (when a car turns less sharply than desired by the driver), or

Neutral Handling (when a turns exactly as desired by the driver)

Illustration of a car in oversteer

Car in understeer condition

UNDERSTEER happens when a car does not turn as sharply as driver intends.

Z Well Adjusted Z

The Nissan 370Z is ideal for explaining understeer and oversteer and for illustrating the versatility of adjustable sway bars.

Check out the stiffness ratings of the 370Z sway bars listed in the below chart.

Brand Front Rear Adjustable
(F/R)
% Stiffer (F/R) Best For Size (F/R) Color Construction Endlinks Bushings
Stock Yes Yes No Stock N/A 26.5mm/24mm Black Hollow Stock Stock
Nismo Yes Yes No N/A N/A 27mm/25.5mm Black Hollow Stock Uses Stock
Eibach Yes Yes 2 way / 3 way 76, 117% / 67, 98, 130% Street & Light Track 32mm/29mm Red Hollow No Yes
Hellwig Yes Yes No / 3 way N/A Track & Occasional Street 35mm/25.5mm Grey Hollow No Yes
Hotchkis Yes Yes No / 3 way 205% / 40, 75, 120% Track & Occasional Street 35mm/28mm Grey Hollow No Yes
STILLEN Yes Yes 5 way/ 3 way 21-48% / 37-70% Street & Light Track 27mm/25.5mm Red Hollow No Uses Stock
Suspension Techniques Yes Yes 2 way / 2 way 55, 88% / 30, 66% Street & Light Track 28mm/24mm Green or Black Solid No Yes

 

You’ll notice the STILLEN option is a little different. We conducted extensive (and fun) road and track testing to get a feel for the 370Z and determine the best sway bar setup to optimize handling without diminishing the inherent nature of the car.

Like the majority of vehicles on the road today, for safety purposes the 370Z is set up from the factory to understeer a little.

The reason for this is liability and safety.  Auto manufacturers like Nissan have to build their cars for typical drivers who aren’t trained to handle a car in high-stress situations.

When the average driver experiences understeer, their natural reaction is to panic, let off the gas, and apply the brakes. Conveniently enough, this is exactly how to counter understeer.

With less gas and more brake, the vehicle will slow down, the tires will regain their composure and the vehicle will resume traveling in the desired direction. 

Too bad, because one of the biggest advantages of a rear wheel drive car like the 370Z is the ability to power through turns. With the factory setup favoring understeer, this advantage is lost.

All that beautiful power going to the rear wheels is pushing the car in a direction you don’t want to go.

Using a STILLEN adjustable sway bar, a 370Z the driver can fine tune the suspension to balance and improve the handling of the car.

This balanced feel will a give the Z pilot the confidence to  carry more speed through a turn as they begin to feel the car rotate through the turn as opposed to pushing through it.

Stillen 370Z rear sway bars

STILLEN rear sway bars take 370Z handing from great to superlative.

Through extensive testing and refinement, STILLEN identified stiffness increments we selected offer the 370Z driver great options. The STILLEN sway bars can be adjusted for a good balance of road comfort and crisper handling for spirited daily driving and canyon carving.

At the other end of the spectrum, drivers looking for maximum performance can adjust the bars to a stiffer setting for track days.

All Together Now

Along with a stiffer sway bar, for track or racing use, the key to maximum control and handling on the ragged edge may include shock or spring upgrades, tweaking wheel alignment and selecting the proper tires.
Here’s what the STILLEN experts recommend:

  1. Determine which tires you are going to run
  2. Select the springs you’ll run based on tires, track layout and conditions
  3. Select which sway bar is right for you
  4. Adjust wheel alignment to suit, keeping in mind a more aggressive sway bar usually requires more aggressive alignment settings

For example, for track use you might run an aggressive tire like a Nitto NT-01 or a Nitto NT-05. If you don’t mind running an aggressive alignment specification, a really stiff sway bar should work well.

However, if you’re using your car primarily for road use, you might run tires like the Nitto NT555 or an Nitto INVO. The ideal sway bar will be slightly stiffer than the factory bar. 

Sway Your Opinion

Bottom line: a properly matched set of sway bars will really improve the balance of your car or truck and is a great way to fine tune handling.

The result: major improvement in the joy you get out of hustling your ride through your local canyon roads or on your favorite race track.

Most drivers will be happiest with a moderate increase in stiffness. An adjustable sway bar offers the versatility to fine tune handling as desired.

STILLEN has been designing and manufacturing sway bars in-house for more than 20 years.  We private label manufacture swaybars for some of the largest “suspension manufacturers” in the industry.

We have also manufactured sway bars for OEM vehicle manufacturers as well.

In addition to our swaybar manufacturing expertise, we design and develop complete suspension packages for use on street, track and off-road environments.

Bottom line: you can buy and install STILLEN swaybars with confidence!

Got more suspension questions?

Call one of our Automotive Counselors for expert advice at (866) 250-5542.

STILLEN is proud to announce the launch of the Nissan Altima rear sway bar. This rear sway bar has gone through extensive R&D and testing to eliminate the common Nissan Altima rear sway bar defect. Due to many complaints from customers and vehicle owners, STILLEN decided to take a very close look into the design of the factory 2007 to 2013 Nissan Altima rear sway bar. In doing so, our engineers discovered that the cause of the failures is the design of the bar and the way the leverage is applied to the bar.

Finding the Nissan Altima Sway Bar Design flaw

The first thing the STILLEN engineers did was examine the entire suspension of the Altima rear end. To do so, we started by removing the driver side rear spring. This allows us to put a jack underneath the rear of that control arm and compress the rear suspension. By doing so, this simulates the cars suspension travel and shows the engineers what the rear suspension and most importantly the rear sway bar goes through during a full cycle.

Altima Coupe Sway Bar_Jack

Nissan Altima Coupe Sway Bar Test

Factory Nissan Altima Sway Bar Broken Due to Poor Design

Right away our engineers could see the problem. Due to the design of the sway bar, the suspension is not actually twisting the bar. Instead, as the suspension compresses up into the wheel well the sway bar actually bends at the middle rather than twist like it should. Illustrated in the pictures below, you can see what our engineers saw. To start with this is what the sway bar looks like when both corners are at “full droop.” This means there is no load applied to either corner and the sway bar is “at rest.” In these images we have included a straight edge to better illustrate exactly what we’re talking about.

Factory sway bar at rest:

Nissan Altima Stock Sway Bar Before Test

Nissan Altima Stock Sway Bar – Normal

Here is an image of the factory sway bar with one corner compressed:

Altima Coupe Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

Altima Coupe Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

Not only was the sway bar not twisting properly but the factory rubber bushings were also deflecting in a manner they shouldn’t be.

Nissan Altima Stock Bushings

Nissan Altima Stock Bushings

Fixing the Problem

To remedy the situation our engineers started by throwing out the factory design of the 2007 Nissan Altima sway bar altogether. After looking at the design of the bar, it was easy to see that the angle of the sway bar from the end link to the middle of the bar is simply insufficient and does not actually allow the bar to twist.

STILLEN Sway Bar vs. Factory Sway Bar

STILLEN Sway Bar vs. Factory Sway Bar

When looking at the factory sway bar compared to the STILLEN sway bar you can quickly see the entire design is different. By adding the additional bends in precise locations the sway bar now applies the torsional load from the suspension travel to the center of the sway bar in a twisting fashion as opposed to a leveraging angle. During the testing the STILLEN engineers performed the same test on the STILLEN sway bar as the factory sway bar. Here are the results:

STILLEN sway bar at rest:

STILLEN Nissan Altima Replacement Sway Bar

STILLEN Nissan Altima Replacement Sway Bar – Normal

STILLEN sway bar with one corner compressed:

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar with Driver Side Rear Suspension Raised

STILLEN sway bar with one corner compressed, stock bushing very little deflection:

STILLEN Altima Coupe Sway Bar Bushings

STILLEN Altima Coupe Sway Bar Bushings

Due to the new end link mounting angle of the sway bar our engineers were uncomfortable re-using the factory end links as the angles did not match in a satisfactory position. Because of this STILLEN’s engineers designed new end links for the Nissan Altima, utilizing high durometer urethane couplers with high tensile strength steel hardware finished with a black powdercoating to protect from road debris and corrosion.

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar and End Links

STILLEN Nissan Altima Sway Bar and End Links

More Reasons Why You Should Upgrade To A STILLEN Altima Sway Bar

The STILLEN sway bar is more than a Nissan Altima replacement sway bar. By upgrading to STILLEN’s performance sway bar, you not only get a higher quality, better designed sway bar, but you also get to enjoy better handling it brings. Here are a few of the other benefits you can enjoy:

  • Better Handling – This sway bar is designed to handle comfortably on the street, while also making your Altima more fun to drive.
  • Warranty – Buy with confidence knowing that you are getting a genuine STILLEN sway bar that is made with the highest quality materials and comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year limited warranty.
  • Made in the USA – know that you are supporting American workers when you purchase STILLEN parts. For each STILLEN part, we make every effort possible to ensure that it is designed and manufactured in the US.

STILLEN 304236 – 2007-2013 Nissan Altima Sway Bar (Fits 2007-2013 Coupe or 2007-2012 Sedan)

Next Steps

If you have any questions about the STILLEN replacement sway bar for Nissan Altima Coupe or Sedan, please contact us at 866-250-5542 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you live in the southern California area and would like to get your new sway bar installed by the experts, please stop by the STILLEN performance shop. We feature an expert team that will be happy to install your sway bar for you or other Nissan Altima performance parts you may be considering like exhausts, air intakes, and more!

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

 

STILLEN 2011-2014 Nissan Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

STILLEN 2011-2014 Nissan Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

 

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

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

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

Juke AWD Rear Sway Bar.

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

Camaro SS Magnusson Supercharger Installed

Installing the Magnuson Camaro SS Supercharger

More supercharger goodness here in the STILLEN Performance Shop. This time in the form of a Magnuson Supercharger System dropping into a 2011 Victory Red Chevy Camaro SS. The stock Camaro SS is a 6.2L V8 powerplant that is said to boost 426 horsepower and 420 Foot Pounds of Torque in this 6-speed manual transmission.

Magnuson Camaro SS Supercharger Installed

Magnuson Camaro SS Supercharger Installed

Magnuson Camaro SS Supercharger Installed

Magnuson Camaro SS Supercharger Installed

Pfadt Suspension Installed

Along with the supercharger, we also bolted on a few Pfadt Suspension pieces. The Chevy Camaro SS Pfadt Rear Arm Package includes Rear Trailing Arms and Rear Tie Rods. These stainless steel arms increase strength while reducing overall weight. This allows the Camaro rear suspension to react quicker while keeping the rear tires in contact with the road for greater traction. The Pfadt Rear Arm Packages includes all required upgraded replacement bushings.
Pfadt Rear Trailing Arms and  Rear Tie Rods for Chevy Camaro SS

Camaro SS Stock Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm

Stock Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm

Camaro SS Pfadt Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm Installed

Pfadt Rear Tie Rod and Rear Trailing Arm Installed

Pfadt Camaro Front and Rear Adjustable Sport Sway Bars

5th Generation Camaros are notorious for under-steer. The Pfadt Sport Sway Bars eliminate that by providing a proper rate of stiffness and balance. This reduces body roll and increases steering response resulting in a better driving experience. Pfadt Sport Sway Bars include greasable graphite-impregnated polyurethane bushings and new mounting brackets for a complete installation.
Pfadt Rear Sway Bar for Chevy Camaro SS

Pfadt Rear Sway Bar Installed on Camaro SS

Pfadt Rear Sway Bar Installed

After the Pfadt Front and Rear Sway Bars and Rear Arm Package were installed, it went up on the rack for computer alignment to get it back into spec.
Stillen Performance shop computer alignment Camaro SS
Then it was out to the Dyno to see this Magnuson Supercharger in action.
Supercharged Camaro SS on Dyno Front

Supercharged Camaro SS on Dyno Rear
After it was all said and done, the supercharged Chevy put down 521 horsepower and 495 foot pounds of torque!

Chevy Camaro SS with Magnusson Supercharger Dyno Sheet

For more info on any of the performance products installed in this Chevy Camaro SS or to schedule an appointment with our ASE Certified Technicians for an install, give us a call at (714) 540-5566 or visit http://www.stillen.com

2013 G37 Coupe Fitment

STILLEN is pleased to announce new available products and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Exhaust
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Cat-back Exhaust
The true sound of the Infiniti 3.7L engine is released with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Cat-Back Exhausts. Made in the USA from 304 Stainless Steel with polished 304SS dual wall exhaust tips, the 2013 G37 Coupe Cat-Back Exhaust Systems have a dyno proven increase of 19 horsepower. The G37 exhaust sound is aggressive under full throttle, but has a pleasant tone cruising around town. All STILLEN 2013 G37 Coupe Exhausts come with a limited lifetime warranty.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Cold Air Intake

2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Cold Air Intakes
Dyno-proven increase in horsepower, greater throttle response and an aggressive engine resonance under heavy throttle, no wonder the Cold Air Intake is the most popular upgrade for 2013 G37 Coupe. STILLEN’s Gen 3 Cold Air Intakes for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe are mandrel bent, polished aluminum intake tubes equipped with genuine K&N Air Filters that include a 1,000,000 mile warranty. A Gen 2 version is also available and features aluminum tubing fitted to polyurethane filter covers that funnel in cool air from outside the vehicle. The Cold Air Intakes are also 50-state legal and CARB Approved. Gen 3 Intake shown above.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Supercharger
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Superchargers
Take the 328 horsepower G37 Coupe to over 500 horsepower with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Supercharger. These STILLEN supercharger systems are turn-key bolt-on tuned kits that incorporate the Vortech V3 self-lubricating supercharger system and install cleanly under the stock G37 Coupe hood, without any modifications required. The 2013 G37 Coupe supercharger is 50 state street legal with an optional 3 year/36 mile warranty.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Oil Cooler Kit
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Oil Cooler Kit
The 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe’s 3.7 liter engine runs hot in high performance conditions. An oil temperature reduction of 30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit can be realized with the installation of our specially designed 2013 G37 Coupe Oil Cooler Kits. These Oil Cooler Kits allow hot oil to be circulated and cooled outside of the motor through a high efficiency cooler, creating greater performance and adding thousands of miles of engine life. An absolute must for forced induction or track use.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Sway Bars
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Sway Bars
Keep heavy body roll while cornering to a minimum by upgrading to STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sway Bars, and take corners with stability and confidence! STILLEN Sway Bars are made in the USA from high strength aircraft-grade steel and finished with a high quality, corrosion preventing powdercoat. The 2013 G37 Coupe Sway Bars include a 5-Way Adjustable Front Bar (21-48% Stiffer) and 3-Way Adjustable Rear Bar (37-70% Stiffer) that fit everything from track racing to cruising around town, whatever your style of driving may be.


2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe No-Drill License Plate Relocation Bracket
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe License Plate Relocator Bracket
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe License Plate Relocator Bracket mounts the front license plate using the factory tow hook on the front bumper without having to drill into the front fascia. The License Plate Bracket includes all hardware and instructions for the 2013 G37 Coupe for a install that is quick and painless. Save yourself the hassle from potential tickets without ruining your front bumper by drilling in a plate bracket.


Also Available for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe:
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe STILLEN Sport Rotors
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe AP Racing Big Brake Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Lowering Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Coilovers, and more.
STILLEN also carries a full line of auto parts for the entire Infiniti family of cars. Call for more information.

For more information on available auto parts and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe, call (866) 250-5542 or visit www.STILLEN.com

370Z Nismo Badges

Towards the end of summer we received a phone call from a gentleman who lives in Northern California. He told us he has a Nismo 370Z and enjoys taking the car to Infineon raceway and was looking to make a few upgrades to make it a bit more enjoyable around the track. So, the car was sent to STILLEN with around 1,500 miles on the odometer with a fairly normal build sheet. We were going to install the supercharger kit, oil cooler, power steering cooler, and cat-back exhaust.

370Z Nismo STILLEN Supercharger

STILLEN Polished Supercharger Kit
STILLEN Custom Street 19 Row Oil Cooler Kit
STILLEN Power Steering Cooler Kit
STILLEN Cat-back Exhaust

370Z Nismo rear

When the car arrived we received another phone call from the owner. He had decided to go ahead and add the ACT 370Z HDSS clutch along with the Aasco lightweight aluminum flywheel. We suggested that while the transmission was already out of the car it would be a good time to install the STILLEN short shifter as well and the customer agreed.

370Z Nismo Clutch and Sway Bars

STILLEN Short Shifter
ACT HDSS Clutch Kit & Aasco Aluminum Flywheel

370Z Nismo Short Shifter

This was a pretty straightforward installation and one our guys have done hundreds of time so we quickly called the owner to let him know the car was ready to go. During this phone call the owner of the car mentioned how he had seen the videos of our red 370Z on youtube and he really liked our front fascia with the functional brake cooling kit as well as the STILLEN sway bars and AP Racing big brakes that were on the red STILLEN 370Z. So, we took one of our fascias over to our local painter and had them do a perfect color-match to the factory gun metallic body panels. We made the recommendation that if we were going to be pulling the wheels off and doing the big brake kit we should really do some H&R spacers as they will flush out the factory Nismo wheels perfectly. The customer agreed so a set of 15mm DRS wheel spacers were installed front and rear

370Z Nismo STILLEN Front Fascia

STILLEN Front Fascia with Mesh Grille
STILLEN Brake Ducts
STILLEN “Fangs” Brake Duct Inserts
STILLEN Sway Bars
STILLEN AP Red Front 6 Piston 14.25” Brake Kit
STILLEN AP Red Rear 4 Piston 13” Brake Kit
H&R 15mm DRS Wheel Spacers Front & Rear

370Z Nismo AP Racing Big Brake Kit

During this conversation the owner of this beautiful Nismo 370Z asked if we could install some gauges for him on the A pillar. This is a fairly common request, unfortunately though, no one actually makes an A pillar gauge pod for the 370Z. So, our talented technicians got together with our in-house design studio where all of our urethane body kits are made and developed this custom, one-off A pillar gauge pod equipped with Auto Meter boost and air/fuel ratio gauges along with a seamlessly integrated Auto Meter LED dimmer control box. To wrap up the project completely the owner of this now fully customized Nismo 370Z knew that the factory differential probably wouldn’t survive long with over 500 horsepower when being pushed hard at a demanding track like Sears Point Raceway. So, a quick phone call was made to Kaaz USA where we sourced the 1.5 way limited slip differential.

370Z 370Z Nismo Differential

Kaaz 1.5 Way Super-Q LSD

Auto Meter Custom Full Length A Pillar Gauge Pod
Auto Meter Boost & Air/Fuel Ration Gauge
Auto Meter LED Dimmer Box

370Z Nismo Custom A Pillar Gauges

As you can see, this Nismo 370Z went from mild to wild in a short time! Now producing over 500 horsepower and well prepped for track day duty this car will be sure to turn some heads when blasting through the demanding road course. The owner of the car flew down yesterday and made the 350 mile road trip home. So, if you live near Northern California and you see this beautiful grey metallic Nismo 370Z pull next to you at the light…I’d recommend waving him on with a smile and a nod.

370Z Nismo STILLEN Front Fascia

370Z Nismo Gray

2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Fitment

STILLEN is pleased to announce new available products and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cold Air Intake

2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cold Air Intakes
The most popular upgrade! Solid dyno-proven horsepower increase, improved throttle response and under full throttle an amazing engine note sure to put a smile on your face. STILLEN’s Gen 3 Cold Air Intakes for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan use long mandrel bent polished aluminum intake tubes fitted with genuine K&N Filters that carry a 1,000,000 mile warranty. A Gen 2 version is also available and features aluminum piping mating to polyurethane filter covers to providing cool air from outside the engine bay. The Cold Air Intakes are also CARB Approved and 50-state legal. Gen 3 Intake shown above.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Supercharger
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Superchargers
Increase your G37 Sedan from 328 horsepower to over 500 horsepower with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Supercharger. These are turn-key tuned kits that are a bolt-on installation. The STILLEN superchargers incorporate the Vortech V3 self-lubricating supercharger system and install cleanly under the stock G37 Sedan hood, without any modifications required. The 2013 G37 Sedan supercharger is 50 state street legal with an optional 3 year/36 mile warranty.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Sway Bars
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Sway Bars
Heavy cars create body roll when cornering, combat that by upgrading to STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sway Bars, and take corners with stability and confidence! STILLEN Sway Bars are constructed from high strength aircraft-grade steel with a high quality powdercoated finish to prevent corrosion. The 2013 G37 Sedan Sway Bars include a 5-Way Adjustable Front Bar (21-48% Stiffer) and 3-Way Adjustable Rear Bar (37-70% Stiffer) to fit any style of driving, whether on the track or cruising around town.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-back Exhaust
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-back Exhaust
Unleash the true sound of the Infiniti 3.7L engine with STILLEN’s 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhausts. Constructed from 304 Stainless Steel with polished 304SS dual wall exhaust tips, the 2013 G37 Sedan Cat-Back Exhaust Systems show a dyno proven 19 horsepower increase with a pleasing sound while driving around town, but have an aggressive note under full throttle. All STILLEN 2013 G37 Sedan Exhausts come with a limited lifetime warranty.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan No-Drill License Plate Relocation Bracket
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan License Plate Relocator Bracket utilizes the factory tow hook to relocate the front license plate without having to drill into the front fascia. The License Plate Bracket includes all hardware and instructions for the 2013 G37 Sedan for a quick and easy install. Save yourself the hassle from potential tickets without ruining your front bumper by drilling in a plate bracket.


2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing
The STILLEN 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Trunk Wing is designed, tested and built in-house at our facilities in Costa Mesa, California. The Trunk Wing is crafted to keep the functionality of the 2013 G37 Sedan’s rear backup camera while keeping an OEM-like fitment without any drilling to the car to install. All STILLEN body components are constructed from high quality polyurethane, ready for prep and paint (as shown above) and have a limited lifetime warranty against cracking or breaking under normal use.


Also Available for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan:
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Oil Coolers
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan AP Racing Big Brake Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Lowering Kits
2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Coil Overs, and more.
STILLEN also carries a full line of auto parts for the entire Infiniti family of cars. Call for more information.

For more information on available auto parts and accessories for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan, call (866) 250-5542 or visit www.STILLEN.com

The Hyundai Genesis coupe is one of those cars that quietly keeps impressing critics and owners over and over. Lately, it seems as though all the FR love has gone in the direction of the FR-S / BRZ but that’s not to say that they Hyundai Genesis has disappeared.

A week or so ago, GCoupe de Ville posted his  install walkthrough and impressions of the STILLEN adjustable front and rear sway bars on the GenCoupe boards.  The full write up can be found here: http://www.gencoupe.com/media/100615-stillen-sway-bar-install.html

But a here’s a brief re-cap.

As you can see, the STILLEN Hyndai Genesis sway bars are not only beefed up from the factory, but we give you the ability to adjust how much stiffness you would like to dial in.

 STILLEN Hyndai Genesis sway bars vs. Factory sway bars

STILLEN Hyndai Genesis sway bars vs. Factory sway bars

You can also see that sway bars bolt up perfectly to the factory mounting points. Also note the quality of welds on the bars. One thing I should mention is that all of our sway bars are made RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!!! Which gives us the ability to hold the quality of our products to the highest standard.

STILLEN sway bar bolt up perfectly to the factory mounting points

STILLEN sway bar bolt up perfectly to the factory mounting points

His quick write up on his initial impressions express exactly what our sway bars were engineered to do:
“I went for a short test drive after the install and let me say even though I had the track suspension this is a HUGE step forward. The car just Feels tighter even when I’m driving it in a straight line and it corners like a dream. In the turns the back end is just pleading to drift out with how I set my bars up. Overall I love the upgrade!”

We are glad to hear you are pleased with your purchase and set up GCoupe de Ville, and we can’t to hear what you have to say about them in the future.

In case, you are wondering, we are fully stocked on our Genesis front and rear Sway bar kit and they are available right now.
Give us a call at (800) 834-0376
Or visit our website:
STILLEN Hyundai Genesis Coupe Front and Rear Sway Bars.