Stillen's Nissan Frontier and Titan
By: Mike Magda Posted: 11-11-04 19:06
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Stillen is a company well known for hopping up Nissan cars, especially the 350Z, and they Costa Mesa, CA, based shop has built a strong reputation for modifying fullsize SUVs. When Nissan released the Titan, the company saw considerable potential in customizing the fullsize pickup. Their first result was so stunning that Nissan officials asked Stillen to duplicate a smaller brother out of the new Frontier for display at the 2004 SEMA Show.

Both vehicles showcase Stillen superchargers, although the Titan model—which will also fit the Armada and Infiniti QX56—won’t be available until Spring 2005. The Titan supercharger is based on an Eaton twin-rotor unit and has undergone extensive testing on the dyno and track. Stillen hasn’t released horsepower numbers as development continues, but the stock 305-horsepower V8 is already a stout performer and should do well with a little extra boost. Besides the supercharger, the engine is also fitted with a Stillen rear exhaust. For stopping power, Stillen uses its own 15-inch rotors clamped by AP Racing 6-piston calipers.

The Titan exterior features a Stillen front bumper cover with integrated driving lights and a rear roll. The chrome grille is from Street Scene. Stillen designers came up with the paint and graphics scheme, which was applied by Huckill Paint and finished with APE Wraps. Filling out the bed are KTM off-road bikes.

The tall stance is courtesy of an 8-inch lift from California Super Trucks but Stillen designed the front and rear sway bars. American Racing 20-inch wheels are surrounded by BFGoodrich 35-inch tires. The interior is spiced with Classic Soft Trim leather seating and a boomer sound system made up of MA and HK components.

The Frontier is set off by a trick Manik front bumper/push bar combo that integrates four off-road lights. The supercharger is based off the same unit that Stillen uses on the Z engines. Most of the other upgrades are similar to the Titan except for the 3-inch suspension lift and smaller wheels and tires.

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