my6thgen 04-08


Community Member Credit: Ksnelgrove

I just installed these aluminum valve covers on my 5thgen Maxima. AND YES, THEY ARE ALUMINUM! The brand is MITZONE. They are well-made and come with gaskets. I have no leaks or problems so far. They are also very sturdy/solid vs. the crap plastic stuff. Highly recommend.

eBay Description: ALUMINUM Valve Cover Kit for 02-09 NISSAN Altima Maxima Murano Quest I35 3.5L
Price: $87.99-$95.00 (Shipped)
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OEM Part Numbers (These can cost over $400+):

  • 6thgen Front: 13264-ZA30A (Price: $197.18)
  • 6thgen Rear: 13264-7Y000 (Price: $197.18)


  • 2002-2004 Infiniti I35 V6
  • 2002-2006 Nissan Altima 3.5L V6
  • 2002-2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5L V6
  • 2003-2007 Nissan Murano 3.5L V6
  • 2004-2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6

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OEM Price Reference ($450 Shipped)

Stripped to Reveal Aluminum


Member Credit: KZ 259

If your steering is worn-out and you would like to replace it, the following how-to will help you achieve that. Very simple to do.

Step 1: Disconnect the battery

Step 2: Unscrew this 10MM nut and one more on the opposite side.

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Step 3: The airbag will now be able to come off, but be careful and be slow. If you man-handle the airbag, it can possibly knock you in the face. There are two connectors attached to the airbag. Disconnect the two wires as shown.

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Step 4: You will need this tool to complete the job. This can be either bought or rented from any of the big 3 auto chain stores. Under $30 bucks.

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Step 5: Take off the center nut first. It will have some torque to it so don’t be afraid to give it some strength. After you take the center nut off, you will see two threads (marked by the white arrows). That is where you will place the two bolts that come in your puller kit.

After the puller kit is in place, just ratchet away and the steering wheel will pop off. When placing on the replacement wheel, you will see a notch in the center of the steering wheel and another small notch on the steering wheel thread. These notches need to be lined up when inserting the new steering wheel or your steering wheel will be crooked.

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DONE! And that is it for this DIY. Tit’s simple and straight forward. If you are doing this for the first time, it should not exceed longer than an hour.

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. He goes by the name of “Chinaman”.

Shop Address:

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

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  (Does not work on earlier 2008-2014 Altima models as they have this sensor blocked out)
  • 2009-2021 Nissan Maxima Engine Swap
  • 2015-2021 Nissan Murano Engine Swap
  • 2015-2020 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Swap

Each Kit comes with:

  • 2- sensor plugs
  • 2- O-Rings
  • 2- Allen Head Stainless Steel Bolts & Washers
  • Only available in BLUE or BLACK colors.

$25 Shipped in the 48

2008-2014 Nissan Altima Reference (Why these won’t work on those)

Additional Member Submitted Photos

Gallery of Maxima with VQ35DE Kinetix Intake Manifolds.


Our 350z Fuel Rails are machined from billet T6061 Aluminum stock. The rail has a larger bore diameter than stock, allowing fuel flow to increase 350% more over stock (as seen above). The rail comes clear anodized to help protect against the elements. The rail is tapped to accept dash 6 fittings. Our rails are unique in the fact that you can either use your stock injectors or use taller aftermarket bosch style injectors to upgrade your fuel system. The rail comes with four dash 6 O-ring to dash 6 AN fittings, aluminum spacers to allow use with either style injectors, and stainless button head hardware.

Important Note: These fuel rails fit the 2002-2008 VQ35DE Nissan Maxima. Additionally, 350z injectors fit on Maxima rail with no issue. A 350z rail is not needed if just changing the injectors.

Price: $175.00
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Price: $99.99

2JR introduces our lightweight race pulley for the VQ35 Maxima and Infiniti I35, 01-04 years. Based on a far better design than the OBX pulley with a 75% weight savings over OEM, this is a must have mod for your VQ. Gain upwards to 9WHP / 12WTQ. Offered ONLY in anodized BLACK, with 2JR Logo.

2002-2006 Maxima Belt Size

  • Gates belt part number is K060408 for Alternator/AC
  • Gates belt part number is K040300 for Power Steering

2007-2008 Maxima Belt Size

  • Gates belt part number is K060388 for Alternator/AC
  • Gates belt part number is K040300 for Power Steering


Overview & Purpose from Vision1Racing

Brand new to the market is our HD Detent Kit for the Nissan RS6F51 transmission! Add confidence and enjoyment to your driving experience with these affordable and easy to install springs. Over 70% stiffer than OEM, the V1R HD Detent Kit provides the driver with the positive feedback desired with every gear change.

We have custom tailored each spring to not only increase the performance of your transmission, but also to combat the sloppy reverse feel that is far too common. This kit is suitable for any vehicle – from the daily driver to weekend warrior. Be sure to couple these with Vision One Racing Shift Selector Springs for the ultimate transmission experience!

Price: $39.99 (Shipped)

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HD Detent Kit