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Owner: Andrew Nicholas

Year: 2002
Model: Altima
Color: Red
Transmission: 4-Speed Auto
Trim: SE

Mod List:

Powertrain

  • SRS Headers and Y Pipe deleting the three factory catalytic converters
  • 3-inch homemade mandrel-bent exhaust
  • Vibrant TPV 1057 Mufflers
  • Homemade cold air intake (stock MAF)
  • NWP Engineering VIAS Block Plate
  • NWP Engineering Phenolic Spacers
  • NWP Engineering 75mm Throttle Body
  • Transgo Valve Body Upgrade
  • DeRale Transmission Cooler to keep temps lower
  • Moroso PCV Oil Catch Can
  • 93 Octane Tune from AdminTuning

Suspension

  • Tein Street Basis Z Coilovers
  • Thicker OEM SE-R Front Sway Bar
  • Thicker Stillen Rear Sway Bar
  • Megan Racing Strut Tower Brace

Brakes

  • 4 piston front 370Z Akebono calipers
  • 2 piston rear 370Z Akebono calipers
  • Centric cryogenically treated blank rotors
  • Carbotech 1521 brake pads
  • 350Z Master Cylinder
  • Wilwood Adjustable Proportioning Valve to control front/rear brake bias (no antilock brakes on my car)
  • Nisformance Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • ATE TYP200 Fluid

Summer wheel/tire setup

  • 18×9.5 35mm Enkei PF01 Wheels
  • 265/35/18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires

Winter wheel/tire setup

  • 18×8 45mm SE-R wheels powdercoated white
  • 235/40/18 Nokian WRG4 tires

Cosmetic mods:

  • SE-R Front & Rear Bumper and Hood paint-matched to factory AX3 color
  •  Gloss Black grill
  • Chrome window trim vinyl wrapped black
  • 15% over 5% tint tint all around, 50% windshield
  • SV4 LED Headlights
  • Hella Yellow Fog Lights

Misc. mods:

  • Transmission oil temperature gauge
  • Coolant temperature gauge
  • Engine oil temperature gauge
  • Engine oil pressure gauge

This is the OEM Exhaust Manifold Stud and nut found in the cylinder head of all VQ35DE engines.

Exhaust Stud

Exhaust Nut

Credit: greghome

Part Description Part # Price Usage
 

Heat Shield Bolts 01121-04871 $3.01 These bolts are used to hold on the heat shields for the stock catalytic converter and pre-cat.  Why they are so expensive is a mystery.
 

Catalytic Converter Bolts 01125-03251 $1.25 Bolts to hold Y-Pipe and B-Pipe to the catalytic converter.  May be threaded with OEM exhaust nuts 11258-D0101.
 

Pre-Cat Bolts 081B7-0351A $0.75 On CA/NLEV cars like mine, these hold the front pre-cat to the Y-Pipe.  They are very heavy-duty bolts, and I used them in other places due to their length and quality.  May be threaded with OEM exhaust nuts 11258-D0101. .
 

B-Pipe Underbrace Nuts 08911-1081G $0.33 Used in various places.  Holds B-Pipe underbrace to car.  Also holds B-Pipe exhaust hanger to B-Pipe.
 

Exhaust Nuts 11258-D0101 $1.05 These nuts are used all over the Maxima exhaust.  Junctions at B-Pipe/Muffler, Y-Pipe/Cat, and Cat/B-Pipe are all joined with these nuts.
 

Rear Exhaust Manifold Nuts 14094-31U00 $0.82 Being the fanatic that I am, I replaced the rear manifold nuts when I had my Y-Pipe installed.  These nuts will not fit on the front manifold in CA/NLEV cars.
 

B-Pipe Extension 20031-0L710 $31.00 The infamous OEM B-Pipe extension.  I had to buy this as an interim step when I had the Courtesy B-Pipe installed.  This abomination was removed after KOOKS modded my B-Pipe.
 

B-Pipe Hanger 20650-52L00 $13.92 I changed out the hanger when the B-Pipe was installed.  It is actually referred to by Nissan as an “insulator” assembly since it mostly damps exhaust vibrations.
 

Muffler Hangers 20650-9B005 $6.81 If you are changing out the muffler and your hangers are looking ratty, it might not be a bad idea to replace them.  They aren’t expensive, and all of the hangers are the same.  For the rear two hangers you just pop out the interior metal ring.
 

Muffler Gasket 20691-30P00 $2.92 This ring gasket is used between the stock B-Pipe and the stock muffler.  I found that with the Courtesy B-Pipe, the Stillen gasket actually worked better at reducing vibrations.
 

Rear Exhaust Manifold Gasket 20691-38U00 $5.16 Gasket for rear exhaust manifold/Y-Pipe junction.
 

Front Y-Pipe Gasket 20691-51E01 $2.76 Gasket for front pre-cat/Y-Pipe junction.
 

Cat Gasket 20692-24U00 $3.43 Gasket for both input and output side of catalytic converter.