Owner: Aaron Kimball

Year: 1992
Model: Maxima
Color: White
Trim: SE
Engine: VQ35DE
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission


  • This is the first known FULL 2002 ECU 3.5L swap into a 3rd gen Maxima.
  • On Sunday, February 16th, 2014, it ran an 11.97 @ 113.3mph in the 1/4 mile NATURALLY ASPIRATED! Took place at at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC.
  • First Maxima to do 11s in the 1/4 mile All Motor.
  • Horsepower: 335HP at crank and 300 WHP ALL MOTOR
  • Curb Weight at track (with driver): 2600 lbs







Mod List:

Quick Car Info

  • 1992 Nissan Maxima SE w/ 3.5L Engine
  • Original Automatic Transmission w/ 215K+ miles (RE4F04V)
  • Engine from 02 Maxima w/ 49K miles
  • FULL ECU swap with 02 Maxima ECU, NATS, Ignition Switch, Steering wheel, & Cluster

Go Fast Mods and Engine Specs

  • VQ35DE Engine Swap with FULL ECU wiring
  • Fully Built Engine by NWP Engineering
  • Full Headwork by NWP Engineering (port & polish, intake ports matched, all obstructions removed, valves lapped, heads resurfaced, combustion chambers polished)
  • All Intake Manifolds ported and polished and matched by NWP Engineering
  • Upper Intake Manifold completely gutted and smoothed out
  • NWP 75mm Big Bore Throttle Body Kit
  • NWP Engineering Thermal Intake Spacers (To prevent thermal transfer of heat from lower intake manifold to upper manifold)
  • NWP Engineering Premium VIAS Block Plate
  • JDM Camshafts (260* duration & 10.9mm lift)
  • VQ35HR Head Gaskets w/ coolant passage modified on block (better coolant flow)
  • VQ35HR Valve Springs w/ an extra 1mm shim
  • VQ35HR Head Bolts
  • VQ35DE 06 350z RevUp Oil Pump
  • ARP Rod Bolts
  • New valve seals
  • R35 GTR Injectors (~560cc)
  • Walbro 255lph HP fuel pump
  • Nismo SR20DE Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator mounted on fuel rail in place of damper for a return style system (set to static 51psi)
  • Turbo XS UTEC Engine Management System
  • Fully tuned by National Speed, Inc in Wilmington, NC
  • Suprastick V4 Standalone Automatic Transmission Control Unit
  • Custom Equal Length Mandrel Ypipe made by RJ’s Custom Piping
  • McCord Power Plate Electric Exhaust 2.5″ Cutout
  • 3.5L Altima aftermarket headers (modified to fit engine bay)
  • K&N Cone Filter
  • 3.25″ ID MAF Housing
  • TransGo HD2 Shift Kit Valve Body Recalibration
  • Edge Racing 3800 High Stall Prototype Torque Converter
  • Custom Engine Tune program by NWP Engineering for 93 octane
  • Stock heat range NGK copper spark plugs (stock gap)
  • 15×8 Rota Slipstream wheels w/ 22x8x15 Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks OR
  • 14×6 OEM Ford Ranger wheels w/ 20x8x14 Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks

  • 1994 Mazda RX7 11lb 16×4 Enkei Aluminum Wheels w/ Metzeler motorcycle tires
  • 12lb Summit Racing Bucket Racing Seat
  • Manual Full Torque Converter Lockup and Overrun Clutch Function
  • Dynotune Nitrous Kit (not currently connected with new VQ35 engine)

Other Performance Mods

  • Custom Polyurethane Motor and Tranny Mounts – www.mcmaster.com Part # 8644K11
  • 14lb Lightweight Battery
  • Manual steering rack (Converted stock PS rack by removing seals)
  • Gauges (Coolant Temp, Tranny temp, Oil Pressure)
  • Turbo XS Tuner (Reg) Wideband 02 Sensor
  • Summit Racing Mechanical Fuel Pressure Gauge
    (with extended hose located outside the hood so gauge is readable while racing)
  • Auxiliary Transmission Cooler (not currently installed to help fluid get to proper operating temp)
  • 0w30 Amsoil SS Motor Oil
  • Custom Thermostat Modifcation to reduce opening temperature
  • High speed fan manual control switch
  • Throttle body coolant bypass
  • z32 TT 16 psi radiator cap instead of the OEM 13psi unit
  • Safety Racing Switch for Torque Converter Lockup Function
  • Safety Racing Switch for Nitrous Activation
  • Safety Racing Switch for Bottle Heater with LED indicator
  • NHRA approved Nitrous Blow Down Tube with 3000psi burst disc
  • Dynotune Automatic Bottle Warmer set to 1050psi
  • Dynotune Bottle Blanket
  • Dynotune Nitrous Filter
  • Shortened 4an Nitrous Feedline (from 16′ to 9′)
  • Bottle warmer pressure switch relocated before main bottle valve
    (to allow operation of pressure switch with closed bottle)

Handling & Braking Mods

  • Koni Adjustable Struts set at 100% firm on front and 60% rear
  • Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs
  • 16.5lb 17″ x 7.5″ Rota Subzero Steel Grey w/ 245/40ZR17 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec
  • Brembo stock replacement rotors
  • Axxis Metal Master brake pads
  • Techna-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Valvoline Full Synthetic Brake Fluid
  • Energy Suspension Control Arm Bushings (4th gen Maxima)
  • 2.25″ rear coil spring boosters (4 per spring)
  • 1/8″ Metal Cable locking the front spring perches to prevent rise on launch (Currently not installed)

Appearance Mods

  • 5% Limo Tint
  • Removed grill Nissan emblem
  • Painted Brake Calipers
  • NWPEngineering.com decals

Track Video