myAltima 02-


Owner: Stephane Asselin aka “TheBlackOne”

Year: 2002
Model: Altima
Color:  Black
Transmission: 6-Speed HSLD
Trim: SE

This build was completed by Stephane Asselin back in 2008. Yeap, over 10 years ago. It was the very first Supercharged VQ35DE Nissan Altima in the world originating from Québec, Canada. It also has a 5-Speed Manual to 6-Speed HSLD Manual transmission from a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Everything was done by Stephane himself except the custom alternator pulley which he had made by a local shop.  On the 1/4 track, the car ran 12.614 @ 110.730 MPH on 5.5-6 PSI of Boost.

Such an amazing and beautiful build!

Enjoy the build and progress photos below:


Track Videos:

0-60 Feet: 1.807
1/8 Time: 8.133s @ 87.01 MPH
1/4 Time: 12.614s @ 110.73 MPH

Track Record Run Date: September 5, 2009

Mod List:

  • VQ35DE Engine
  • Nismo S1 Cams
  • SSIM Upper Intake Manifold
  • 5-Speed Manual to 6-Speed HSLD Transmission Swap (From a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Just needed to Swap Speed Sensor from Original Transmission. Same Axles and Mounts used.)
  • Custom Magnuson/Eaton MP90 Supercharger
  • S-Max 22″ x 10″ x 4″ Intercooler
  • RC 440cc Injectors
  • Custom Thermostat housing with inner 350z Thermostat
  • Custom Alternator Pulley (The supercharger is driven by the alternator pulley)
  • Custom Intercooler 3″ Piping All Around
  • E-Manage Ultimate Tuned w/ Greddy Pressure Sensor
  • SSQV Blow-Off Valve
  • Optima Red Top Battery Relocated to Trunk
  • Dual Slim Radiator Fans w/ DIF Fan Controller
  • XS Headers Autochrome
  • Custom True Dual Exhaust 2.5″
  • 3″ Metal Cat Hi Flow Stainless Catalytic Converter
  • DNX Performance Hi Flow 6″ Resonator
  • Stillen Mufflers
  • Tein SS-P with EDFC
  • Fidanza Flywheel
  • 1-Step Colder Spark Plugs
  • Custom Triple Gauge Pillar Pod (Greddy Boost, Oil Pressure & Exhaust Temp)
  • FJO Racing Dual Wideband
  • Nismo Forged Wheels 18×8.5″ & 245/45/18 & TPMS
  • NISMO Sway Bar Set (Front/Rear)
  • Brembo G35 Big Brake Kit Front & Rear
  • Stillen Body Kit w/ Complete Font Fascia
  •  Stillen Side Skirt Rear Valance

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Member Credit: Eddy Perez attended the New York City Auto Show today to see the unveiling of the all new 2019 Nissan Altima. It looks amazing! The Altima will go on sale in the United States this fall, and it’ll be available in S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trims. Pricing details will come closer to launch.

Below is all the key information you need to know:

The 2019 Nissan Altima is available with two 4-Cylinder engine setups (NO MORE 3.5 V6!!)

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 188 hp and 180 lb-ft
  • 2.0-liter Variable-compression (VC) turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 248 hp and 273 lb-ft.
  • Regardless of engine choice, the Altima comes with an awesome (sarcasm) CVT transmission. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

But Wait……….

  • The 2.0-liter turbo comes exclusively with front-wheel drive ONLY.
  • The 2.5-liter comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option.


  • So basically you need decide whether you want AWD with no Turbo or FWD with Turbo. You can’t have both! GREAT JOB NISSAN!
  • Again 2.5-liter FWD = 188 hp / 180 lb-ft versus 2.0 AWD  248 hp /273 lb-ft
  • If we had a choice, we’d go for the FWD Turbo.

Additional Info:

  • The SV, SL and Platinum trims come standard with the latest version of the ProPilot Assist system.
  • Rear Automatic Braking, which detects stationary objects while you’re backing up and applies the brakes to help you avoid a collision.
  • Nissan stretched the car’s wheelbase by nearly 2 inches and its width by nearly an inch and cut the height by more than an inch, making the car appear lower than its predecessor.

Model & Options (Updated October 6th, 2018)

  • S-FWD
  • S-AWD
  • SV-FWD
  • SV-AWD
  • SL-FWD
  • SL-AWD
  • SR-FWD-Turbo
  • SR-AWD
  • Platinum-FWD
  • Platinum-AWD
  • Platinum-FWD-Turbo
  • One Edition-Turbo (Each Nissan dealer will get one of these)

Additional Photo Credits: Motor Trend

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