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If you recently broke your shift linkage bracket, below is the information you need for a replacement. And while you’re at it, stop shifting too hard lol.

The one you want is the 6thgen Nissan Maxima bracket. It’s interchangeable with the 5.5 5thgen as well.

Part #: 34448-ZA300
Price: Around $15-$16 bucks

Credit: EddyMaxx

My rear brake line on 4thgen Nissan Maxima had a pinch in it and caused brake fluid leak. I was going to  replace with another stock line but ended up ordering stainless steel brake lines from eBay. You get all 4 brake lines shipped for $67 bucks which is a great deal. The quality is great and serves its purpose well. Shipping took about a week since it came from Canada. After installing, I performed the brake bleeding procedure. Took a quick drive I can feel better braking overall with these lines.

Price: $67.32
Order Link:
Description: You get 4 brake lines. 2 front and 2 rear.

Fits these cars:

  • 1995 – 1999 Nissan Maxima 4thgen
  • 2000 – 2001 Nissan Maxima 5thgen
  • 2002 – 2003 Nissan Maxima 5.5Gen
  • 2000 – 2001 Infiniti I30
  • 1993 – 1997 Infiniti J30

If you have been looking for these, now is the time to get them. The pricing is great and gives the car a very nice look.

Purchase Link:

Price: $225.00 Shipped
Description: POWER Fold LED Side Mirror 00 01 02 03 FOR NISSAN A33 Maxima Cefiro i30 i35


Credit: Clutched_tombo

Hope this can help anyone that wants to use an aftermarket fuel gauge. May already be a write up on this but I couldn’t find it. I decided to go with aftermarket after not being able to find a cluster with one that actually works correctly.

Used one from Glowshift. Regardless of what gauge brand you use, results will be similar. After a few trials and error I got the new one working with no cel and gas lights on. I chose to mount the new gauge where the ashtray is. Didn’t take pics of how I wired power to it but I just used wire taps on the constant and switched ignition to the stereo.

Under the back seat I chose to just cut the green signal wire going to the fuel pump sending unit. With this wire not connected you will get a cel for high signal input. It uses a variable ground signal from the sending unit. You will also get the low gas warning light and dte will flash. I used a 47 ohm resistor and grounded the side going to the body harness and hooked the new gauge up to the side going to the pump. Ignore the butt connectors. This wasn’t the finished product. It was soldered after everything was working right.

If you ground the wire without the resistor, you will still get a CEL. After it’s all done with, my OEM gauge sits right above half and I have no CEL. You should be able to use any resistor between about 10 and 75 ohms. I opted for 47 OHM. Since it was in the middle of the resistance values of the sender. Last pic of where it sits with it all finished up. I’m happy with it.

Many Maxima owners use B & Q Quality Axle for their Axle rebuilds Maximas. We wanted to share this information for those who live in NYC and want to get their Axle’s rebuilt.

Pricing for each Axle rebuild is between $60-$75 bucks. If you do no have a CORE axle, the price will be slightly higher (around $90). It takes anywhere between 30 mins to an hour for the rebuild. It all depends on how busy the shop is that day.

Shop Address:

B & Q Quality Axle and Rack & Pinion
8713 Ditmas Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 821-2963

Member Credits: Voltage Drop (NISformance) for the original installation diagram. Juan Gonzalez for the Plug Photos and Vq Maxima for wiring comparison.

All you need to do is re-pin the wires. No need to extend them.

Re-pinning Instructions

Backside of completed M34 Wiring

Backside of completed M32 Wiring

Comparison Wiring

LED Color Swap (By Eddy)

The Infiniti i35 has a single light source which makes it easy to swap to an LED strip. Below is what is commonly used since it allows you change the color as you want. I went with blue but good to have options. I tapped into an ACC power source for the lightening.

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Additional Photo’s


Credit: Daniel Duran

This is a 5thgen Nissan Maxima with EVO 8/9 Brembo calipers and Cobra Rotors. The custom bracket for this setup is made by Doug Sands aka CGR. Very nice setup for the 5thgen.

Setup Details:

  • 2003 Evo 8 4-Piston Brembo Calipers. Most members find these used on eBay or local junkyard.
  • You need Hub Centric Rings for this to work. They need to have an inner diameter of 66.1 mm and an outer diameter of 70.3 mm. You can order here. They cost $35.00.
  • 2003 Cobra 13″ Hart Rotors (You can use any Mustang Cobra Rotors from 1994-2004). RotorPros has a good deal on these shipped. $120 Shipped
  • Power Stop Brake Pads
  • #CGR$ Relocation Caliper Brackets ($175 — Contact @CGR for More Details)
  • Techna Steel Braided Brake Lines 6thgen for the fronts and 5.5th in the rear

Rotor Comparison

CGR Brackets

Calipers Freshly Powder Coated

Additional Photos Courtesy of Doug Sands:

Owner: Jeremy Merriman / Adminstration Motorsports

Year: 2003
Model: Maxima
Color: Gray Metallic (KV3 )
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed (AdminBuilt)
Trim: GLE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

Bought the car, loved the style and just had a desire to go fast. Underdog car, no one expects to be drug by a Maxima that’s just rolling out. – Jeremy Merriman

Performance Numbers:

Street Tuned 100% on the old setup (stock head, head bolts, factory 366 turbo, 1000cc injectors, stock cams)

  • 531/481 10psi
  • 658/542 18psi
  • 723/635 21psi
  • xxx/xxx 23psi
  • xxx/xxx 26psi
    *all numbers corrected*


Full Mod List / Specs:

  • Stock block
  • 30 over bore size
  • 8.8:5 Weisco Pistons
  • Eagle Rods
  • L19 Headstuds
  • 625+ Rod Bolts
  • EPS Galley Kit
  • Over-sized crank
  • Ported Heads
  • JWT S1 Cams
  • BC Springs and Retainers
  • Cut Titanium Valves
  • Haltech Stand-alone ECU (all the features)
  • Magnus Flow Control Valve
  • HKS Headgasket
  • Custom Admin built 6speed trans with LSD
  • Admin axles with 30% larger carriers
  • Admin Fuel system -6 feed and -6 return
  • Aeromotive regulators
  • ID 1700x injectors
  • Walboro 450 high pressure in tank pump
  • Borg Warner 366 with compressor swap and wicked wheel upgrade
  • 4” stainless fender exit exhaust
  • 2.5” stainless hotside
  • 2.5” charge system
  • Custom built ClutchMaster Twin disk (1200hp)
  • Spoils mounted/cut shifter assembly
  • 17×9.5 squared wheel setup
  • NITTO NT05 275/40 Street
  • NITTO NT05R 305/35 Track
  • Built BC coils with spring swap
  • 25mm Traction Bars
  • Adjustable rear panhard with toe/camber correction
  • Solid core support
  • Solid subframe connectors
  • Solid engine/trans mounts
  • Nismo low open T-Stat
  • High Flow Oil pump
  • SSIM
  • Mishimoto Radiator 80/20 mix with cool gel
  • Bunch of LED conversions
  • LIP kits
  • Tucked and shaved engine bay
  • ABS deleted
  • Corbeau LG1 Suede Front seats
  • 5 point camlock harness
  • 4- point cage
  • Bunch of other things that don’t really matter in life or a lis


Member Credit: myer84

I finally finished installing my last mod. For a while I’ve been searching for a shift light indicator, but nothing as big as a Monster Tach or anything that would make the car look ricey. My idea of a shift light was something that would be small and inconspicuous.

I came across a shift light module from Raptor Performance that allows you to connect a single L.E.D or more. The module is small and can be hidden under the dash and the L.E.D or L.E.D’s can be mounted anywhere in the car. With this module you can have a shift light that is not noticeable and does not take up any space or block your view like a monster tach.

Here are the instructions on how to install the shift light. The total install time was 1 hour and quite simple.

The green wire connects to the tach signal. In our cars this can be found at any ignition coil. Each coil has three wires running to them. Each coil has a red and black wire and the third wire is of a solid color with a stripe. Below is the color configuration for each coil

(coil driver #1 ) —–> Brown/Red stripe
(coil driver #3 ) —–> Blue/Red stripe
(coil driver #5 ) —–> Pink/White stripe
(coil driver #2 ) —–> Green/Red stripe
(coil driver #4 ) —–> Grey
(coil driver #6 ) —–> Grey/Red stripe

In my install, I went with coil # 6

I tapped the Grey/Red wire with a 22 AWG wire tap and ran a 22 AWG wire into the cabin.

Once I finish running the other end of the wire through the firewall, the next step was to find a 12 volt source and ground. For my 12 volt source I choose the fuse for the rear power sockets

In order to use that same fuse I added a fuse tap

The tap has two slots to add fuses. One slot is used for the original fuse to work with the rear power sockets and the other is used for my new 12 volt source (tack module). Next step was to find a good grounding point

Now with the ground, 12 volt source, and tach signal connected we can now tap these wires into the harness that comes with the module. The harness has a green, red, and black wire. Green is for the tach signal and of course red for 12 volt and black for ground. The L.E.D ground will connect to the Normal Open Contact (see below ).

Now with the ground, 12 volt source, and tach signal connected we decided to install a switch so that I can turn on and off the module. I mounted the switch on the bottom of the panel below next to where the courtesy bulb connects. The 12 volt source from the fuse box connects to the switch and from the switch to the module.

The next step is to find a spot where you want to mount your L.E.D’s. The spot I chose was on the bezel that surrounds the odometer and tach. To connect the L.E.D’s you can connect the + wire to the 12 volt tap we are using for the module and the ground you will need to connect on the Normal Open Contact.

Now that we have all of this installed we can now adjust the dial on the module to your desire settings. In my case I wanted the module to send the signal to the L.E.D’s when the RPM would hit 6,100k. At 6,100K the L.E.D should light up and give me enough time to react and shift before redline.

To do this I set the RPM X 1000 at 6 and the RPM X100 at 1. This gives me a dial of 6,100 RPM. If you want to do 6,500 you would set RPM X 1000 at 6 and RPM X100 at 5. Since we are only using one coil lead in our install you will only leave the cylinder setting at 1 on the dial. You will notice that there is a small toggle switch on the module. This switch was installed on the module in order to read a low volt signal from the coil.

Once you set your signal point on the module hook the harness to the module and turn on your ignition.
If the rpm switch isn’t picking up a signal after you program it (noted by rapid green LED flash), slide the small slide switch to the alternate position. Also, make sure your power switch is also on the “ON” position. If the install was done correctly you will see the following

  • A: The status LED will turn yellow and will flash the number of times which is representative of the RPM X 1000 setting
  • B: There will be a pause for about two seconds (no status LED flash)
  • C: The status LED will turn red and will flash the number of time which is representative of the RPM X 100 setting
  • D: There will be another pause of two seconds (no status LED flash)
  • E: The status LED will turn orange and will flash the number of time which is representative of the “cylinder setting” (in our case 1), and finally the module will do an LED test (alternating red & yellow) and be ready for use.

Once this is done close you module with its cover and install anywhere under the dash. I installed mine with double sided tape. Clean up the mess and enjoy.

Here is a video of how it works on my car. BTW, I want to thank my other half for helping me record the vid.