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Credit: Dylan Behr

My shifter always felt pretty good but there was always a little something missing. Doing HD detent springs and race shift selector springs from vision one racing solves those issues. The shifter now feels more purpose built but is easily used for daily commuting. The feeling of rowing thorough the gears smoothly and easily is sure a nice feeling but the feeling of each gear clicking into the gates solid and when intended is way nicer.

This is an easy install and relatively cheap, if you’re looking to take your Nissan FWD 6 speed shifting to the next level, this is sure something to look into.

Installation of Infiniti G35 2004 / Nissan 350Z 2003-2009 4-Piston calipers on 1995-2008 Nissan Maxima (also fits Infiniti I35, Altima SE-R). They are 100% direct bolt-on with no custom brackets needed. There is no pad overhang. Overall, solid cost efficient setup.

This setup using the 6thgen 12.6″ which are easy to find and low cost. Additionally, no need for any custom brackets which is awesome. It’s almost like factory OEM.


  • 1995-1999: You will need to drill to expand the mounting holes either on the hub or caliper so they will accept the larger bolts. See this post here:
  • 2000-2003: For the 5thgen, you just need the calipers guides, rotors and pads. The existing mounting bolts, stock brake lines and banjo bolt work just fine. If you have SS lines, you will need the banjo bolt.
  • 2004-2008: Similar to 5thgen, except that you don’t need to purchase the rotors since you can use your existing ones.

Caliper Photos

Photos and Video below courtesy of Kirill Savin

This is the reason you need the guides. Otherwise pads will shift like the below:

5thgen Install

Infiniti I35 Install

6thgen Install

6thgen Rotor (Left) vs 5thgen Rotor (Right)

Credit: Trevon Walters

For anyone that has nav or don’t want to swap out their factory unit but want Bluetooth. Can easily be done on none nav unit too. Got tired of stupid FM transmitters or plugging my phone up to the cassette adapter.

Credit: Eddy

The Nissan Maxima was made in FEDERAL and CALIFORNIA specs all the way through 2001. However all Maxima’s starting in 2001 were built to California specs. This was to align to the latest National Low Emission Vehicle (NLEV) EPA regulations.

This just basically means that all 2001 Maxima’s has 4 O2 sensors.  Two upstream that monitor A/F ratio and two downstream that sit behind the pre-cats to monitor them.

The mixture ratio feedback control system monitors the mixture ratio signal transmitted from air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor 1. This feedback signal is then sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM controls the basic mixture ratio as close to the theoretical mixture ratio as possible. However, the basic mixture ratio is not necessarily controlled as originally designed. Both manufacturing differences (i.e., mass air flow sensor hot wire) and characteristic changes during operation (i.e., fuel injector clogging) directly affect mixture ratio.

Accordingly, the difference between the basic and theoretical mixture ratios is monitored in this system. This is then computed in terms of “injection pulse duration” to automatically compensate for the difference between the two ratios.

“Fuel trim” refers to the feedback compensation value compared against the basic injection duration. Fuel trim includes short term fuel trim and long term fuel trim.

“Short term fuel trim” is the short-term fuel compensation used to maintain the mixture ratio at its theoretical value. The signal from air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor 1 indicates whether the mixture ratio is RICH or LEAN compared to the theoretical value. The signal then triggers a reduction in fuel volume if the mixture ratio is rich, and an increase in fuel volume if it is lean.

“Long term fuel trim” is overall fuel compensation carried out long-term to compensate for continual deviation of the short term fuel trim from the central value. Such deviation will occur due to individual engine differences, wear over time and changes in the usage environment.


  1. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
  2. Turn ignition switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect mass air flow sensor harness connector, and restart and run engine for at least 3 seconds at idle speed.
  4. Stop engine and reconnect mass air flow sensor harness connector.
  5. Make sure Detected Trouble Code (DTC) P0102 is displayed.
  6. Erase the DTC memory. (This could be done by disconnecting the car battery for 30-45 min or with a scanner)
  7. Make sure no codes are stored in the ECM.
  8. Run engine for at least 10 minutes at idle speed.

Below are the factory rim and tire specifications for Nissan 350z/370z models which are commonly installed on the 5thgen Nissan Maxima.

350z Touring V2

Front Wheels: 18×8 +30MM
Front Tires: 225/45/18
Weight: 24.4lbs

Rear Wheels: 18×8.5 +33MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18
Weight: 25.8lbs

2008 350Z

370z Base:

Front Wheels: 18×8 +43MM
Front Tires: 225/50/18

Rear Wheels: 18×9 +15MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18


370z Sport:

Front Wheels: 19×9 +47MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19

Rear Wheels: 19×10 +30MM
Rear Wheels: 275/35/19

370z NISMO

Front Wheels: 19×9.5 +40MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19

Rear Wheels: 19×10.5 +23MM
Rear Wheels: 285/35/19