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STILLEN SUPERCHARGER - some questions, please help!

ok first off, if i get the stillen supercharger, i also plan on getting dual exhaust, headers, high flow cats, oil cooler, and a couple other things. what are some

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Old 09-11-2010, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok first off, if i get the stillen supercharger, i also plan on getting dual exhaust, headers, high flow cats, oil cooler, and a couple other things. what are some mods that would help make this supercharger not only more efficient, but more reliable?

my second question, will it be ok to install it on a stock motor? the car will have about 3000 miles or so when i would get it put on, driven pretty responsibly. i have heard of people doing this, but i want to see what some opinions are. if you think i should rebuild the motor at all please tell me what kind of parts and provide me links for them, thank you guys!

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I don't know why anyone would select the stillen s/c kit over the gtm??? The gtm's engineering looks years ahead of the stillen kit. The whole kit, especially that pulley and bracket system looks home made. The intake manifold looks like crap too.
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i'm a loyal stillen customer, damn right, i've bought a LOT of parts from them before for my 350z and never had any problems and their parts do work, plus their good people, good to do business with.

now, as far as the gtm kit, why have i never even heard of this 'gtm' before today when i've been a z owner/modder since 06? the stillen kit is right around 6 grand, and that's already pushing it for me, how much for the gtm? if it's anymore, i might as well just do twin turbo.....

also, do i need to rebuild the motor at all if i go gtm?
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^^^ cuz you never looked past stillen. that is why you have not heard of GTM. The GTM kit is cheaper money wise too. No motor rebuild needed with either GTM or Stillen on their stage one kit. The GTM install will be cheaper then the stillen install too. Only thing i would recomend is an oil cooler which GTM offers as well.

I have the stage 0 kit on my G37 from GTM 7000+ miles on it no issues and SAM is always available if there are any questions no matter how dumb they might be.

I have seen both kits. Been to both shops in person and I would do the GTM kit all over again with out a second thought.

Stillen parts like intakes and sways is one thing but stillen SC's have been a fail even for the 35/350 guys.
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My car had 3000 miles on it, I have around 900 miles with the Stillen Kit and it is doing great. no complaints yet.
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yeah i'll check into the gtm, so if i did stage 2 what would i have to do? you suggested oil cooler, but i would also need clutch/flywheel.....what supporting parts do i need so my car doesn't break down from the power?
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yeah i'll check into the gtm, so if i did stage 2 what would i have to do? you suggested oil cooler, but i would also need clutch/flywheel.....what supporting parts do i need so my car doesn't break down from the power?
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OP, I have the Stillen kit and have absolutely no problems and made plenty of power. (455whp)

Stillen is having trouble with their tune, but if you get the car tuned by a third party then you will have no problems. If you are getting all those other mods you will need a custom tune anyway, so don't worry, the kit works great. Its just STILLEN's tune that is having issues.

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except the low HP numbers? lol
At least the ones with the Stillen kit know what 400whp feels like
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If you are getting all those other mods you will need a custom tune anyway, so don't worry.
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I know for a fact that SAM can tune his car with all those mods with out ever seeing the car. I know he can do it because he did it with my TT kit. Now I know there different but Sam is that good of a tuner. Run a couple log files with some pulls through out the power band and then you send it to him he looks it over and if there is something with the tune where he can adjust the parameters he does it and emails you back the new one. That simple. Also my car is performing just as good as the ones that roll off his dyno after he tunes them.

Now this might be true for stillen since it appears that they can't get there canned tune to work. My point is why would I buy there kit to have to pay someone else to tune the car. Considering the the price of the kit is to include the tune. I would never pay for the same thing twice.


Like I said I have no problems with stillen but I just don't like how people have not been able to drive there car for a while now, and when they do get to there not getting the numbers they felt they deserved. In other words they paid 6000 usd to have there car sit in the drive way. If people want to waste there money just give it to me and the keys to your car and I'll give them back to you in 7-10 weeks =). Stillen could have prevented alot of issues by just refunding some money to there people and setting them up with other shops to get a customer tune, Mean while holding all sales on any future kits till they got the tune issue resolved. They could have focused on it better and been more relaxed about it, instead of answering 20 phone calls a day asking if they made any results because my car is still sitting in the driveway/garage waiting on you. That is my opinion obviously.

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You obviously know nothing about the cars forced induction wise if you've never heard of GTM before lol. (not being a **** just sayin)
ok apparently i don't, maybe that's why i'm on this site, asking this question....so instead of being a smartass how about you help me out? do you think i posted this so i could hear answers like yours, or so i could get help? maybe you don't know anything about it either because you didn't give me an answer

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