OG Maxima


Owner: Warren Goldberg

Year: 2004
Model: Maxima
Color: Spirited Bronze (KY2)
Engine: VQ35DE
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic

This post is dedicated to Warren aka The Legendary “Ramberg”. I remember back in 2007 when I first got my 6thgen Maxima, I would see posts by Warren and Chris Hernandez (aka Chernmax). I always admired their dedication to the platform and all the cool things they did. That encouraged me to mod my 6thgen Maxima and it became what is it today. I’ve been very honored of meeting them both in person. Both wonderful and great people (RIP to Chernmax). – Eddy

And with that… now introducing Ramberg’s 2004 6thgen Nissan Maxima.

Mod List:

Engine and Engine Bay

  • URP
  • MDF ported and polished
  • NWP Engineering Thermal Intake Spacers
  • Custom Enterprise Y-Pipe
  • Injen cold-air intake system
  • Greddy SP-2 cat-back system
  • Optima Red Top battery
  • Custom battery bracket
  • Braided hoses
  • Custom engine cover
  • ZEX wet 50-75 shot nitrous system
  • Blue LED purge kit
  • White LED’s for night meets
  • Strobe lights
  • Blue neon light in grille area
  • Stillen FSB


  • Redlinemax.com custom grill
  • Debadged trunk area
  • Rare Nissan Wing on trunk
  • 2 red LED’s under wing that lights up when brake pedal is pressed
  • Weather tech rain guards
  • Carbon fiber pillar overlays
  • Rear window spoiler
  • Moon roof spoiler


  • Custom pedal covers
  • Custom shifter knob
  • Custom e-brake handle
  • Custom leather e-brake boot
  • Custom made cigar humidor in arm rest
  • Blue LED’s in dome lights
  • Blue neon lights under dash and in trunk
  • Sliver Zex bottle, automatic bottle opener, heated bottle warmer, gauge and blow down tube in trunk


  • Bose OEM system
  • 2 extra tweeters. One on each side of the windshield
  • 2 12″ woofers and Infinity amp
  • TV’s in headrest
  • One TV in driver’s side visor, wife did not want to lose mirror on her side.


  • Zen 18” chrome rims
  • rear and front raceline end-links
  • Stillen RSB
  • Drilled/Slotted rotors
  • Hawk HF brake pads
  • Stainless steel brake lines
  • Eibach lowering springs

Owner: Stillen Maxima

Year: 1997
Model: Maxima
Color: Tan
Engine: VQ30DE
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

Mod List:

  • 00vi Swap
  • Custom Turbo Kit with Stainless Piping
  • Precision 67MM Turbo
  • Tial 38mm Wastegate
  • Custom 3” Intercooler Piping
  • Full 3″ Catback and Magnaflow Muffler
  • AGX Shocks and Struts with Tein Lowering Springs
  • ACT stage 3 Clutch
  • SAFC

Owner: Steve Fernandez aka 98MaXedOut

Year: 1997
Model: Maxima
Color:  White
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Trim: SE

Mod List:

  • 2003 Modded VQ35 with 3.0 timing
  • 5-Speed Transmission w/ LSD
  • ARP Rod bolts
  • ARP Main Bolts
  • ARP Head studs
  • 350z Revup Cams
  • PnP LIM
  • HR Valve Springs and retainers double shimmed (can safely rev to 8k)
  • Revup Oil Pump
  • Stillen Vortech V2 Supercharger
  • Stillen V1 Plate
  • Stillen Idler Pulley
  • Stillen Charge Pipe
  • T-Rex fuel Pump
  • Lexus Tensioner Pulley

Owner: Meximax

Year: 1996
Model: Maxima
Color:  White
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Trim: GXE

Highlights: Fully built FWD VQ35 with a overspinning, belt-slipping Vortech V2 SQ running on custom JWT tune and mated to a 6-speed HLSD putting down 443whp/378wtq (STD corrected) on 93 octane. Uncorrected numbers were 454whp and 387wtq.

Mod List:

– Swapped VQ35 with VQ30 timing equipment (no variable valve timing)
– 8.8:1 Wiseco Pistons (stock bore)
– Eagle Rods w/ 3/8” ARP Bolts
– Balanced/Blue Printed Rotating Assembly
– ARP Main and Head Studs (std)
– JDM Cams (AKA JWT S1 Knockoffs) on custom intake cam timing
– Cosworth Headgasket
– JWT Valve Springs/shims
– Mild head work (gasket matched intake/exhaust ports)
– New OEM VQ30 timing equipment (chains, tensioners, etc., including water pump)
– Custom Z33 Intake Manifold w/ Motordyne 7/16” Spacer
– 70mm ’01Pathfinder TB

– Vortech V2 SQ
– Matty’s V1 SC Plate
– 2.62” pulley
– FMIC (bar and plate) 29*12*3.5, 3” in/out
– 3” charge pimping

– Swapped ’03 6-spd transmission
– Helical Limited Slip Differential from Spec V
– 3.813 Final Gear retained
– Stock Flywheel with welded A32 CPS Signal Disk
– JWT Z33 Clutch
– Stock ’03 6-spd axles
– Redline 100% heavy duty shockproof oil

Engine Management System (EMS):
– JWT Custom Boost Tune (93 octane and 116 octane, 7300 rev limit)
– Apexi SAFC
– J&S Safegaurd w/ knock monitor
– Kenne Bell Boost-a-Spark
– NGK Iridium gapped to .035
– Innovate XD16 O2 Wideband

– RC 550 Injectors
– Walbro 255 high pressure fuel pump (hardwired)
– Custom Dual Feed Returneless rails on OEM return system
– Aeromotive Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (1:1 rise rate)

– Hotshot headers w/ custom 3” collector
– Custom 2.5” True dual with X-pipe

Owner: Jaime J Dajer‎

Year: 2002
Model: Maxima
Color: Silver
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Trim: SE

Highlights: This is a one-of-a-kind 5thgen Nissan Maxima with a RIPP Mods supercharger fabricated to fit the VQ35DE. It is using a R.I.P.P V5 supercharger kit that came off a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6. It’s also using water meth injection. Initially, it made 339.7whp & 306.3 fl-lbs torque on 440 injectors at 98%, ignition retarded timing set at +11 , 8 psi and a 2.6 pulley.


Owner: 1MAX2NV

Year: 1999
Model: Maxima
Color:  Sunlit Sand
Transmission: Automatic
Trim: SE-L

Mod List:

  • Direct Port Nitrous
  • Sparco Monza Seats
  • Full Mandrel Bent Exhaust
  • Stillen Big Brake Kit
  • Sub Frame Connectors
  • Rear Sway Bar
  • D2 Coilovers
  • Alpine/JL Audio System
  • Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk
  • Stillen lip
  • Skyline Side Skirt/Rear Bumper

Owner: Kevin Crawford aka kevin007

Year: 2004
Model: Maxima
Current Color:  Red
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Trim: SE

Kevin ran 12.801 @ 106.590 in the 1/4 track on April 19th, 2008. The car was on a 75-shot of Nitrous. The event took place at Capitol Raceway, Maryland. Sadly, we lost Kevin in September of 2009 due to his long battle with cancer. We will always miss you Kevin! This post is dedicated to you. You will never forgotten in the Nissan Maxima community! 


Mod List:

  • KintexRacing Upper Intake Manifold
  • Zex Wet Kit with a 75shot of Nitrous
  • Greddy SP2 Catback Exhaust
  • Technosquare ECU Upgrade with timing retarded for Nitrous (7100 Limiter)
    Eibach Springs Pro Kit Front Lowered 2.0″ and Rear Lowered .08″
  • Fujita F5 Cold Air Intake
  • Stock Manifold w/VIAS Block off Plate
  • Cattman Y-Pipe
  • NGK 1-Step Colder Plugs
  • SP Crossed Drilled and Slotted Rotters
  • Hawk One Brake Pads Front & Rear
  • Racingline Upper Front Strut Bar
  • Optima Performance Battery
  • Custom Two Tone Leather Interior
  • Diamo 18″ Light Weight Racing Rims on Rear w/stock 245/45/18 tires
  • Enkei 17″ Light Weight Racing Rims up front w/Nitto 555R Drag Radials 245/45/17 up front
  • Kicker 600 Watt Mono Amp and Sub box
  • Alpine IVA300 FlipScreen w/Nav DVD X-Box
  • 2200 Watt Amp Pushing Eight interior Speaker
  • Painted Engine Covers

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