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VQ35DE or FWD VQ35 HR?

If you had to do a motor swap (due to blown engine , timing chain etc...), would you swap it for another VQ35DE or go straight for the newly improved FWD VQ35 HR?

How to Swap Analog (1995-1997) to Digital (1998-1999) Instrument Odometer Cluster

Community Member Credit: pmohr Quick document I wrote up on swapping an analog ('95-'97) to digital ('98, '99) instrument cluster. The only wiring addition you'll have to make is constant B+ for the digital trip meter. PDF: A32 A-D cluster swap
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Tito Savain’s 2004 6thgen Maxima HR Swap Journey (FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap)

Member Credit: Tito Savain (@thekidlyric on YouTube) This is Tito's journey on swapping his 2004 6-Speed Maxima with a newer VQ35DE Engine. This swap is commonly known as the HR Swap aka FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap. The engine was from a 2014 Nissan Maxima with 45K miles and cost $600 from…
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6thgen Maxima Brake Swap into 4thgen Maxima on 16″ Wheels

Community Member Credit: vipervadim Another Project from 2014 6gen brakes swap into 4th gen Maxima that clear 16in rims I've seen plenty of 6th gen brake swaps into 4th/5th gens but I've never seen them modified to clear 16in rims. I have 16s, spring and stuts, I plow through potholes…
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The World’s Official 7thgen Nissan Maxima 6-Speed Swaps (2009-2015)

There was a time where 6-speed swaps for the Nissan Maxima were only available for 4thgens, 5thgens and 6thgens. After 2006, Nissan no longer offered manual transmission options. All-new Maxima's now come with the CVT transmission. While the CVT provides a smoother ride and improved fuel economy, it definitely takes…
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1995-1998 Gen1/Gen2/Gen3 VQ35DE Swap on 3.0 Timing Custom Cam Adapters

Community Member Credit: Eddy If you are looking to do a Gen1/Gen2/Gen3 VQ35DE Swap on 3.0 timing, you will need to obtain a set of cam adapters and spacers from Leonard. You can buy them here: https://www.schmellyparts.com/maxima/gen-ii-vq35de-swap/cam-adapters These are high-quality parts and services from a reputable member. We're thankful that…
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How to Swap 6thgen Brakes on 4thgen to Clear 16″ Wheels

Member Credit: Viper Vadim I've seen plenty of 6th gen brake swaps into 4th/5th gens but I've never seen them modified to clear 16in rims. I have 16s, spring and stuts, I plow through potholes in NYC, I'm never going to drive low and SLOW and avoid all potholes like some…
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2009-2020 Nissan Maxima Gen2/3 VQ35DE Engine Swap Exhaust Cam Sensor Plug ($25.00 Shipped)

Contact @Terrance on Facebook to order set. Replace that unused Exhaust Cam Sensor with this Plug on your new Gen2/Gen3 Engine swap. This works with the following Engine Swaps (This is if you swapped your 4thgen, 5thgen, 6thgen or Altima SE/SE-R with a newer Engine): 2015-2018 Nissan Altima Engine Swap …
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Official 7thgen Nissan Maxima 6-Speed Manual Transmission Swap Parts List (2009-2015)

Member Credit:  Sunday Ortiz & Gerson Flores This is only intended for a providing a reference to the list of core parts used in the 7GM 6-Speed swap that was successfully completed by Gerson Flores & Sunday Ortiz. It's not a how-to or step-by-step process. Please only attempt to do the swap if…
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1st 2016+ Gen3 VQ35DE Engine Swap into Automatic 1998 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Community Member Credit: Victor Dragos Notes: This is the first 35HR 4gen Auto swap Automatics are finicky (they're always in gear when driving) so to keep them happy have to use a 4gen IACV So I designed and developed that adapter to manifold for the Auto in this swap. 5spd/6spd…
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Recommended Shop for HR Swaps?

For those with HR Swaps, let us know who you recommend based on your overall experience with the shop. This will be helpful to others considering the swap.

1999 to 1995 ECU Swap | Eliminating EGR Code P1400 on 4thgen Nissan Maxima ECU

Community Member Credit: deloa84 I just wanted to post some findings that  I found when I did my ECU swap from a 99 to a 95 in my Cali spec emissions car. Now, I used whlimi's excellent writeup. It was followed by the letter. One of the codes I got…
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Lincoln @ Top Tech | Master Tech for all Engine Swaps, 3.0 Timing and Performance Needs (Queens, NYC)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lincoln_top_tech/ Just wanted to share my experience in working @lincoln_top_tech. He helped me with my 2020 Engine Swap on 3.0 timing with Vortech Supercharger. Lincoln makes it look easy with his expertise and knowledge. There are very few trusted and reliable techs in the VQ community. Very easy to
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Eliminate Fast Blinking (Hyper Flash) Turn Signals When Adding LEDs on 5thgen Nissan Maxima

Member Credit: EddyMaxx (Thanks to Alejandro Filpo for the Relay Recommendation) Initially, I was going to do resistors on my 2002 5thgen Maxima which has the infamous hyper blinking turn signals. This happened after installing LED bulbs on Taillights. I personally do not like the hyper flash and wanted to
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How to Swap an OEM 2000-2001 Mass Airflow (MAF) in 2003-2003 Nissan Maxima (22680-2Y001)

Member Credit: ridinwitha35 I did a MAF swap today & the results were so drastic I was feeling nice & decided to do a little write-up of the swap. Flooring it knocks me in at least 6k rpms with no hesitation (only floored it twice though); I used to floor it…
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carsnwomen91’s Gen2 VQ35DE HR Swap How-to YouTube Video’s

Credit: Rene aka https://www.youtube.com/user/carsnwomen91 Please subscribe to show them support! Part 1 - Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIBEMiUmcYk Part 2 - Inspecting and Opening the Motor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCl_nSafhVk Part 3 - Timing Chain Assembly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoljm21mltQ Part 4 - Cam Trigger Wheels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEnqAsZ9HHM Part 5 - Trans Swap, First Start-Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kGXUOLpJBg
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Platinum Auto Works 6-Speed Turbo 7thgen Maxima

Owner: Catalin Vint Social Media: Year: 2013 Model: Maxima Color: Black Transmission: 6-Speed HSLD Trim: SV with Sport Package What motivated you to MOD your Maxima? Always drove manuals all my life. I had a 96' Maxima that was too far gone to mod so I decided to go with a…
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200-2014 7thgen Nissan Maxima Tensioner Pulley for Drive Belt 11955-JA10D / 11955-JA10C

Credit: Eddy Recently, the belt tensioner on my 2009 Nissan Maxima had seized. I was getting a slight noise from the belt and I decided to swap the belt. When trying to swap the belt, I couldn't really move the pulley to take the belt off. If you have a…
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2002-2003 5thgen Nissan Maxima OEM Mass Airflow (MAF) Replacement MAF0095 <$100 Bucks

Community  Member Credit: Eddy Wanted to make this reference post for folks that have MAF (Mass Airflow) issues and want to get an cost effective OEM replacement. I have to give credit to TallTom who gave me the idea to try this out. There are various aftermarket options out there…
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2016 8thgen Intake Manifold Installed on 7thgen Maxima (Direct Fitment)

Member Credit: Kelby Mikhal Pickrell The 2016+ 8thgen Intake Manifold directly fits the 2009-2015 7thgen Maxima. It will also fit other gens (4thgen, 5thgen, 6thgen) that have done the Gen2 VQ35DE (aka HR) engine swap. These can also be used to swap your 2007+ Altima Manifold to a Maxima one…
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Aaron Litchfield Presents “The Most Appropriate Maxima Modifications by Gen”

Member Credit: Aaron Litchfield The following are the most appropriate modifications that you can do to your maxima broken down by year. For all y'all that are new to the game. 3rd gen: you have a unicorn, leave it alone and be glad it still runs. 4th gen: 00vi swap cgr…
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Chase Morphies Custom Painted 5-Speed Infiniti i30

Owner: Chase Morphies Year: 1998 Model: i30 Color: Blue Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Mod List: Custom 3" Side Exit Exhaust Red eBay Lowering Springs XXR 513 19 x 9.5" All Around 5 x 114.3 225/45/19 300ZX Fuel Filter Tuned on APEXI DE-K Engine Swap 5-Speed Swap 20% Window Tint Hood-Pin Release 2 12" Crunches -…
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VQ Maxima’s AdminTuned Gen2 VQ35DE 6-Speed 5thgen Nissan Maxima (285WHP / 258TQ)

Owner: VQ Maxima Year: 2002 Model: Maxima Color: Burgandy Red Trim: SE Engine: Gen2 VQ35DE Swap Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Mod List Gen2 VQ35DE Swap Sentra Spec-V Transmission Gearing Swap Altima Headers 3" Exhaust 3.5" CGR$ Long Tube Intake Nisformance Light-Weight Flywheel Nisformance Stage 1 Clutch 2j Racing LT Weight Crank Pulley V1 Racing Springs…
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2016+ 8thgen Nissan Maxima Direct CarPlay Head-Unit Swap

Community Member Credit: Dan Turk I see people ask this a lot: Yes, you can direct-swap CarPlay head units in. I drive a ‘16 Bose and swapped with a wrecked ‘17 Bose. Match Bose or non-Bose and you should be good. The only “problem” is the 360° camera shows a…
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Swapping 6thgen Front Leather Heated Seats into 5thgen Nissan Maxima

Member Credit: NC5thGen Added 6th gen 2004-2006 dual power/heated front seats in my 5th gen. Process was pretty simple by swapping the rails/tracks from the 5th gen seat to the 6th gen seat cushions. No frame modifications needed just swap over and use the harness plugs. Seat airbag connections were…
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