Stillen STB WITH the engine cover

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Old 08-07-2007, 11:38 AM
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Stillen STB WITH the engine cover

I installed my Stillen STB this last weekend. To make the engine cover work with the bar, I made a space for it by carefully using a dremel.

Here is a pic for those who might want to do it.
 
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:43 AM
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what exactly did you dremel. take some pics of your work.
 
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Originally Posted by izmir41500
what exactly did you dremel. take some pics of your work.
Look closely at the picture in my first post (clicking on it will make it bigger). I cut approximately 1.5 inches out of the center of the engine cover. The STB is not on top of it. It's flush with it.
 
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Nice Mod.......!

That's a great way to mod the engine cover. What would we do without our
Dremel tools.....old school saws/files?
 
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looks great, i plan on doing the same to mine.
 
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oooh ok. now i see it.
 
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Originally Posted by gary c
What would we do without our
Dremel tools.....old school saws/files?
Well, I have to admit that I used my driveway as a flat, belt sander to clean up the melted plastic flashing after making the cuts. My wife was sitting outside reading a book and she looked up and said, "Geez, you WERE a poor kid weren't you?"

Now she knows what to get me for my birthday.
 
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lol that is great
 
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Notice any difference? Looks good!

-Sean
 
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:21 PM
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I think if you use the engine cover from the 350Z it will look even better w/the Strut bar.
 
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Nismo G
Notice any difference? Looks good!

-Sean
Thanks for the compliment. Yes! I do notice a huge difference but I'm sure it can't be tied back to just the STB. I also installed Tein 350Z S-Techs, Tokico DSP-9s, Stillen Sways on Prothane bushings, and a Stillen engine brace. The Sways are set at med/med, the Tokicos at 4.5. I cut the rear spring mounts .75" and the drop is 1.25" in front, 1" in the rear.

I must have hit the mark because the car handles so tight and sticks like it's on rails and the VDC is not so quick to react as it used to be. It's at the dealer this moring getting aligned so it can only get better. I have not installed any camber parts yet to see how close the dealer can get it to spec. There is a guy there that is pretty confident he can dial it in with what I have. We'll see.
 
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Originally Posted by edchar4us
I think if you use the engine cover from the 350Z it will look even better w/the Strut bar.
But doesn't it say "Nissan" or "350Z" on it?
 
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Originally Posted by The_Scooch
Thanks for the compliment. Yes! I do notice a huge difference but I'm sure it can't be tied back to just the STB. I also installed Tein 350Z S-Techs, Tokico DSP-9s, Stillen Sways on Prothane bushings, and a Stillen engine brace. The Sways are set at med/med, the Tokicos at 4.5. I cut the rear spring mounts .75" and the drop is 1.25" in front, 1" in the rear.
I must have hit the mark because the car handles so tight and sticks like it's on rails and the VDC is not so quick to react as it used to be. It's at the dealer this moring getting aligned so it can only get better. I have not installed any camber parts yet to see how close the dealer can get it to spec. There is a guy there that is pretty confident he can dial it in with what I have. We'll see.
pics please
 
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Originally Posted by redlude97
pics please
They are coming. The car needed a serious bath so by the time I was done it was too dark for pics outside of a profile. Here is one in the garage of the front wheel, down the side of the car.

BTW, thanks for the springmount mod. It was easy and made all the difference. I'm still surprised that Tein advertises a drop in the rear and my initial drop was only .25". With the 350Z S-Techs, it should have been 1.1"
 
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Originally Posted by The_Scooch
But doesn't it say "Nissan" or "350Z" on it?
No it dosn't say "350Z" only Nissan, but who makes Infiniti's Nissan.
 
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