1996 Maxima (modified)

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by THT, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    96 Maxima

    Modifications:

    Performance

    VQ35 engine swap
    ARP rod bolts
    JWT S1 cams
    Modified IM
    VQ30 headers
    Pathfinder throttle body
    Nismo FPR
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump
    WSP Y-pipe
    Magnaflow high flow cat
    GReddy SP2 catback w/ additional 18" stainless steel resonator
    00 5spd transmission (used to be an auto)
    Exedy Stage 1 clutch
    Fidanza flywheel
    B&M STS
    Polyurethane motor mounts and shifter bushing
    Place Racing midpipe w/ Monsterflow filter
    Technosquare ECU (for a 3.0L auto)

    Appearance/Aesthetics/AV

    David L. red/clear tails
    9004 to 9007 headlight rewiring
    Diamond cut clear corners
    Anniversary Edition shift knob
    Pioneer DEH6800 headunit
    Blaupunkt TSc660 component speakers
    20% tint (being redone this summer)

    Suspension/Braking

    H&R springs
    Tokico Illumina struts
    Raybestos Quietstop brake pads
    Brembo rotors
    Progress RSB
    Volk Evolution IV 18x8 and 18x9 wheels
    Toyo T1R 245/40/18 and 265/35/18 tires

    Next mods

    Black leather interior swap
    GReddy eManage Ultimate
    PLX M300 wideband
    Quaife LSD
    BBK
    *maybe* AEBS 4.3L 11.5:1 stroker kit


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  2. I like it alot. Pics of engine?
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    From when it was semi-finished. At this point, the throttle cable bracket needed to be mounted and some vacuum lines needed to be connected.

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    5SpeedSER OT Supporter

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    Get a K&N Filter and then the car will be great... that crappy filter looks like it could do nothing but cause problems.
     
  5. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Huh? Monsterflow filters are excellent filters. K&N, on the other hand, are overrated IMO. I've had them and was not impressed.
     
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    monsterflow looks like it monstersucks

    is that foam for the element?

    :/

    Nice work on the swap, the paint is amazing, for a 96 no less!
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    The filter is two piece silicon foam.
     
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    LA02MAX New Member

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    You definitely should have cleaned up that engine bay while it was open, but that VQ35 looks :cool:
    Is the shelf removed on the IM? I think I'm going to be doing that either this week or next :big grin:
     
  9. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    To be honest, I'm not sure. My friend who helped me do the swap did the work on the IM; it's what SR20DEN on the org does to make his "secret sauce" IM. The low end power is somewhat difficult to control. Between the VQ35's natural torquiness and the throttle response of the PF TB, I have to be careful or I accidentally peel out.
     
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    Yeah I figured since you didn't have any vac canister in the pic and I didn't see the power-valve assembly. The SSIM involves removing the shelf and the power valve, so your car is gonna trap at a pretty decent speed :naughty:

    I know what you mean about the low end torque though. Just imagine it with the VTCs ;) That and my tires are basically bald right now, so wheelspin=constant :(

    Anyway, good luck with the VQ35!
     
  11. sirthumpsalot

    sirthumpsalot Down for the count

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    cars looking tight, i thought it was mine for a second.
     
  12. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I'm hoping for 105mph+ ... not too shabby for an eleven year old grocery getter.

    My Toyo T1R tires have a hard time not squealing. I'm seriously contemplating running drag radials up front. I can't wait until the EU and wideband are installed so I can tune this monster.
     
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    that filter is ugly and IMO ricey.. id replace it with an ITG filter.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Man, no one likes my filter. LOL

    At any rate, I forgot to add to my list of next mods, a black leather interior swap is being done in two weeks.
     

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