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Gallery of Secret Sauce Intake Manifold (SSIM) Setups

This is a gallery of Secret Sauce Intake Manifold (SSIM) Setups. The SSIM (Secret Sauce Intake Manifold) was created years ago by member SR20DEN. This involves cutting the shelf out of the main chamber of the upper intake manifold and removing the VIAS assembly. This will still lose a little low end power,…
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How to Install NWP Phenolic Performance Intake Spacers

Member Credit: NWP Engineering Prevent heat from transferring from your heads to intake manifold and throttle body! Improve Airflow by eliminating the need for intake gaskets. Each spacer is CNC Machined to the highest tolerances to ensure the best airflow possible. All NWP spacers are port matched to your stock…
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2009-2015 7thgen Nissan Maxima eBay Intake Review – CPT Tuning

Community Member Credit: Maxxi12 Hello everyone! I recently toyed around with the idea of putting an intake in my Max, so I started reading some threads on here. After looking at the posts and my own engine bay it's pretty obvious that all intakes are pretty much going to be…
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P0075 – Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 1) 2009 Maxima

Member Credit: EddyMaxx Our 2009 7thgen Nissan Maxima threw code P0075 - Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit (Bank 1). Bank 1 is the location closest to the Firewall. The first thing to always do is to check the connectors and harness to see if it's broken or has any exposed…
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Installing an Injen Cold-Air Intake on 5thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Greg I ordered the Injen Cold-Air Intake from Adventon.Com for the price of $238.56, which included UPS 3-day shipping. If you don't need it in 3 days, knock $13.75 off that price. I found Adventon a pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend them to anyone interested…
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1995-1999 Custom Cold Air Intake Installed on 4tgen Nissan Maxima

Community Member Credit: luke95gxe So I decided to install a cold air intake the diff is noticeable and I love it. Tools Needed Flathead Screwdriver or 8MM Socket Phillips Head Screwdriver Drill Bit Sawzall Parts Needed Cold Air Intake Piping 3'' Rubber Coupling with Clamps My ram air intake set…
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2013 Maxima Gen2 VQ35DE Swap on 3.0 Timing Tuned on 3.0 Stock ECU (291 WHP / 258 TQ)

Owner: Roger McDonald Tuner: Moncef @ AdminTuning This is a very impressive setup. Especially for the Max enthusiasts that choose to go the 3.0 timing route.   Engine Mod List: 2013 Maxima Engine on 3.0 Timing (was previously 3.0 DE-K) 2016+ Maxima Upper Intake Manifold 2016+ Ported Lower Intake Manifold…
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Pathfinder TB (Throttle Body) Install on 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Community Member Credit: Stephen Max Here are the steps involved in converting to a 70mm Pathfinder throttle body: 1. Make or purchase adapter plate, 2. When you first do a trial fitting of the adapter plate to the intake manifold, you will see that the 70mm opening is considerably larger…
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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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Relocate Battery & Install Cold-Air Intake on 5thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Orgullo This is the battery relocation for the 2002/2003 Nissan Maxima. However, I'm sure it will work for the other gens too since it's basically the same. I did this on my 5.5 and my boys 5.5 gen Max. This set up is for people that already have a…
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2016+ 8thgen VQ35DE Intake Variable Timing (IVT) and Exhaust Variable Timing (EVT) Solenoid References

Community Member Credit: Eddy This is a very detailed post for those who want to understand the different solenoids on the 2016+ VQ35DE engine. This is also helpful to those who want to use both IVT and EXT and need help identifying which solenoids to use. Have seen some cases…
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2009-2015 How to Remove OEM Airbox Intake “Sound Generator” on 7thgen Nissan Maxima (Quieter Cabin)

Community Member Credit: JakeOfAllTrades The plastic tube below is the "Sound Generator". The Sound Generator is the noise you hear that makes your car sound as if it is shifting and it kinda gives a Growling noise when you jump on the CVT. Nissan made the Sound Generator and piped…
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Replacing the Fuel Injectors on 3rd Gen Maxima

Member Credit: Bryan Tisch Below are the procedures that I used in performing the replacement of six of my fuel injectors. I put them on this web page to serve as guidance for you, but do not guaranty the results nor do I proclaim this is the correct procedure, though I reference…
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VQ35 HR vs DE Head Flow (Comparison / Flow Testing)

Member Credit: SGSash / onpointdyno I just picked up my HR heads from Gord Bush who cleaned them up for me and flow tested them. We of course have previous numbers from the non-revup heads that I had Gord Bush port – so let’s compare! Visually looking at the HR…
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How to Install Kinetix Intake Manifold

Community Member Credit: DeusExMaxima The procedure for removing the OEM intake and replacing it with the Kinetix was fairly straightforward. With basic hand tools, I did the job at a casual pace in under 2 hours. Tools Needed: Allen wrench (supplied with manifold) 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm wrenches and sockets…

Review of R2C Short Ram Air Intake on 7thgen Maxima

Member Credit: MaximaDrvr I purchased this slightly used from the classifieds here for a price that made it worth trying out. There have been nearly a dozen threads over the last couple of months describing how intakes on our cars just bring hot air into the engine. The R2C utilized…
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Custom Intake Manifold With Carbon Fiber Plenum VQ35DE

Community Member Credit: NiZMo1o1 So I know it's been a while since I've updated on my build thread or anything with Betsy. Just wanted to share what's been going on as we're doing R&D at the moment. We are working on a custom plenum for the VQ35DE and VG30DETT. So…
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The Wizard’s and ptatohed’s Water to Air Aftercooler Project

Member Credit: The Wizard & ptatohed As a few of you know, ptatohed (Josh) and myself (James) recently installed a water to air aftercooler on his car. After doing a lot of homework, we decided on a 'barrel design' (as opposed to a 'box' design). We ended up going with the…
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How to Fix VIAS

This applies to 2000-2001 5thgens. VIAS stands for Variable Intake Air System. It is made up of a power rod going through your intake manifold that holds a series of butterfly valves. A solenoid turns the rod at 5000 rpm to open the valves to allow the engine to breathe…

Tune On The Go Thermal Intake Manifold Spacers (Nissan Maxima / Altima) #tuneonthego

Price: $189.99 (Shipped Anywhere in the Continental US) Applications 2009 – 2016 Nissan Maxima 2007 – 2016 Nissan Altima 2007 – 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe Tune On The Go is proud to present phenolic its 2pc thermal intake spacers. These spacers are made from 3/8 thick high-grade phenolic. The spacers…
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Robert Mandru’s 6-Speed Modded Nissan Altima SE-R (286 WHP / 262 TQ)

Owner: Robert Mandru Year: 2005 Model: Altima Current Color:  Blue Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Trim: SE-R Tuning Results (286WHP, 262WTQ on Pump Gas) Mod List: Stock VQ35DE Motor 4" Short Ram Intake w/ V-Stack VIAS-Delete w/ NWP Block-off Plate Ported & Gutted Intake Manifold NWP Big Bore Throttlebody NWP 5-Piece Thermal Spacer Kit EGR Delete…
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2004+ 6thgen Nissan Maxima P0340 – Bank 1 Cam Positioner Sensor Fix

Member Credit: CXJ Performance I went to start my car using the auto start and it stalled. I got the car checked and it threw code P0340 Camshaft Bank 1 Position Sensor Malfunction. Below is my guide to the repair. Symptoms Car hesitates to start Car manual mode is stuck…
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Nissan Maxima Helpful Nitrous N20 Reference Information (ZEX, NOS)

Community Member Credit: mtrai760 Alright, I keep getting emails and posts about how NOS is going to destroy my car and take miles off my engine, so here's some info that will hopefully become a sticky! (hint hint) NOS kit #5124 is a universal kit that works great on the…
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SSIM vs VIAS DELETE vs STOCK – Dyno Comparison

Member Credit: Whore-Jay The SSIM (Secret Sauce Intake Manifold) was created years ago by member SR20DEN. This involves cutting the shelf out of the main chamber of the upper intake manifold and removing the VIAS assembly. This will still lose a little low end power, but the gains in the top end…
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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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Manny’s 2003 308WHP First Gen VQ35DE 6-Speed 5thgen Maxima

Owner: Manny Simmons Year: 2003 Model: Maxima Color: Silver Trim: SE Engine: VQ35DE Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Mod List: 1st Gen VQ35DE Made 308WHP on Dyno Jet (Tuned by Ussama Razak on Pump Gas) 7,700 RPM Rev Limiter 3.5" intake Kinetix Intake Manifold NWP 75mm Throttlebody NWP Spacers Brian Crower Stage 2 Cams Brain Crower…
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Jordan Silversmith’s 2004 Gen2 VQ35DE Swapped 6thgen Nissan Maxima

Owner: Jordan Silversmith Year: 2004 Model: Maxima Color: White Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic Trim: SE Notes: My parents purchased the car brand new off the lot in 2004. They swapped the stock stuff for Eibach springs, stainless brake lines, Injen intake, and wheels, then drove it for about 14 years with about 260k miles. I…
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Roger’s 2001 6-Speed Swapped Gen2 VQ35DE on 3.0 Timing 5thgen Nissan Maxima (291 WHP / 258 TQ)

Owner: Roger McDonald Year: 2001 Model: Maxima Color: Charcoal Engine: 2013 Maxima Engine on 3.0 Timing Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Dyno Sheet - August 30th, 2020 (275 WHP) Dyno Sheet - December 19th, 2020 (291 WHP / 258 WHP) Mod List: 2013 Maxima Engine on 3.0 Timing (was previously 3.0 DE-K) 2016+ Maxima Upper…
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Meximax’s 6-Speed Vortech Supercharged VQ35DE 4thgen Maxima (443WHP / 379TQ)

Owner: Meximax Year: 1996 Model: Maxima Color:  White Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Trim: GXE Highlights: Fully built FWD VQ35 with a overspinning, belt-slipping Vortech V2 SQ running on custom JWT tune and mated to a 6-speed HLSD putting down 443whp/378wtq (STD corrected) on 93 octane. Uncorrected numbers were 454whp and 387wtq. Mod List: Engine: - Swapped…
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