- Wheels & Tires
I was tired of my old Nismo intake. It was loud, flimsy, and the sheet metal box was on its last legs. I couldn't put my old box back in because I had thrown it out on a cleaning spree. So I had my eyes out for a replacement. When I saw this one on the Stillen site, I saw some things I really liked. It reused the factory air "pipe," which mounts to the front engine cover in two spots and is (I suspect) quieter than an aluminum pipe. The air-box on the Stillen is completely enclosed (quieter than Nismo) AND draws air from the driver side fender instead of the engine bay. When it arrived, I was even happier. It is very nicely (precisely) engineered for an air box. For some reason I expected the air box to be fiberglass, but it seems to be made of a sturdier plastic; somewhere between PE, ABS, and acrylic. Unlike the flimsy Nismo air box, the Stillen has an attachment point on the bottom that aligns perfectly with the factory screw stud on the top of the fender. One addition I made was placing a layer of sound deadening material on the inside of the screw down cover to help it seal tighter. ALL hardware is included, if you buy one and can't find it, unravel the brown paper package cushioning material. That's where mine was hiding.