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This section is for documenting the top list of verified Nissan Maxima, Altima & Sentra Horsepower (HP) dyno numbers.

Any members with an asterisk (*) next to their names are pending additional verification.

Overall Top List

Top 25 All Motor

Top 25 Supercharged/Turbo

Top 25 Nitrous

my4dsc: 1212

Owner: Voltaire Cacal
Instagram: @dmvolt

Year: 2010
Model: Maxima
Color:  Ocean Gray (RAP)
Transmission: Automatic (CVT)
Trim: SV Sport w/ Tech Package

ENGINE

  • UpRev Tune by AdminTuning
  • Nitrous Outlet EFI Single Nozzle System w/ 10lb Bottle
  • STILLEN Underdrive Performance Lightweight Crank Pulley
  • Gates Underdrive Pulley Belt Set
  • AdminTuning 3.5” CAI
  • OBX Headers
  • Motordyne ART Y-Pipe
  • MagnaFlow Dual Tip Mufflers for Quad Tip Exhaust
  • CXJ Performance Phenolic Intake Manifold Spacer & Throttle Body Spacer
  • STILLEN Battery Tie Down
  • Body Color Matched Engine Covers (Ocean Gray)

EXTERIOR

  • Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Bumper Mashup
  • OEM Rear Bumper w/ Custom Side Vents, STILLEN Rear Diffuser (custom fused for quad tip exhaust), & STILLEN Rear Corners
  • STILLEN Side Skirts (custom molded w/ OEM side skirts)
  • VRS Style Rear Roof Spoiler Wing
  • Custom OEM Front Grille
  • Aluminum Front License Plate Relocator
  • AVS Window Visors
  • Fibre Customs Headlight Eyelids (painted Ocean Gray)
  • Yakima Rack w/ Basket, Cargo Box, and Bike Racks

BRAKES

  • Nissan 370Z Akebono Sport Brake Package w/ Drilled & Slotted Rotors, Centric Posi Quiet (ceramic) Pads, Short Banjo Bolts, and Red Nissan Calipers
  • Goodridge G-Stop 22136 Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (front & rear)

INTERIOR

  • Carbon Fiber Wrapped Interior
  • Carbon Fiber VIP Tables & Trays
  • Nissan 25151JF00A Red Ignition Switch for GT-R
  • Nissan 370Z Alcantara Steering Wheel (Reshaped)
  • Tinted Windows (20% front / 5% rear / 95% windshield)
  • Nissan 999G6 MX000 Illuminated Kick Plates
  • Nissan Trunk Cargo Nets
  • Graco Booster Seat
  • WeatherTech Extreme-Duty DigitalFit Floor Liners

TIRES & WHEELS

  • Nitto NT555 G2 – 285/30-20 (rear) & 245/35-20 (front)
  • Rohana RF1 in “The Volt Finish”– 20×10 ET45 (rear) & 20×9 ET35 (front) + 20mm spacers (rear)
  • Hubcentric Rings – 73.1mm OD to 66.1mm ID
  • Gorilla Automotive 21623SD Small Diameter Locking Lug Nuts (12mm x 1.25 Thread Size)
  • Nissan 370z Sport 18″ Enkei Spare Tire for Akebono Brakes

LIGHTING

  • Infiniti Q50 Turn Signals w/ Custom Sequential Switchback LEDs
  • LED Lighting for Interior & Exterior
  • 5500K D2S HID Low Beam Bulbs
  • GhoztLighting Sequential LED Turn Signal Units
  • Starry Night RGBW + Chasing Dual Halos and Strips in Headlights
  • Headlights Custom Painted (Ocean Gray)
  • Nissan 999F4 AX009 Security Lighting Kit
  • Starry Night RGBW + Chasing Strips w/ Bluetooth for Interior, Trunk, Grille, and Engine Bay
  • 22″ Curved 270W LED Triple Row Light Bar

ELECTRONICS & AUDIO

  • BlackVue DR750LW-2CH Dashcam
  • Clifford 5706X 2-Way Security + Remote Start System (LCD 2-Way Remote, LED 2-Way Remote, Audio “Glass Break” Sensor, Digital Tilt Motion Sensor, Backup Battery System, SmartStart Module, THNISS3 Nissan Plug & Play T-Harness, DBALL)
  • 2 Alpine SWR-10D4 Subwoofers
  • ZEnclosures Custom Subwoofer Enclosure (0.92 ft3/chamber) w/ Aero Ports
  • Alpine PDX-1.1000 Mono Amplifier (1000W)
  • AudioControl LC2I 2-Channel Line Out Converter and Subwoofer Control
  • Audio Control ACR1 Remote for Audio Control Processors
  • YellowTop Battery
  • 4 Gauge Car Audio Amplifier Installation & Wiring Kit
  • ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX Bluetooth: OBD Adapter/Diagnostic Scanner
  • Valentine V1 Radar Locator w/ PerformancePackage Mirror Mount Bracket + Mirror Wire Power Cord

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • AirLift Performance 3H Air Management System w/ 5-Gallon Painted (Ocean Gray) Tank, Dual Black Viair 444C Compressors, 3/8” Air Line
  • BC Racing Struts w/ Custom Air Bags
  • Clockwork Motorsports NIS/INF Airbag Midlinks – Double Adjustment (r)
  • Eibach PRO-ALIGNMENT Front Camber Bolt Kit
  • SPC Rear Camber Arm Kit (Arms, Cams, Lock-Out Plates)
  • Rear Camber and Toe Bolts
  • Racingline Performance Rear Sway Bar w/ Stainless Steel Endlinks
  • Racingline Front Stainless Steel Endlinks
  • STILLEN Front Strut Bar

3-PIECE WHEELS

  • Strasse Wheels in Rose Gold over Ceramic Polished & Brushed Finish”– 20×10.5 (rear) & 20×9.5 (front)
  • Delinte D7 – 275/30-20 (rear) & 235/35-20 (front)

my4dsc: 518

Owner: Voltaire Cacal
Instagram: @dmvolt

Year: 2010
Model: Maxima
Color:  Ocean Gray (RAP)
Transmission: Automatic (CVT)
Trim: SV Sport

Voltaire Cacal says his 2010 Nissan Maxima is not only the perfect daily driver for him and his family of five, but it also possesses all the luxurious features he was looking for. The sports package, which comes equipped with a V6 engine at 290 hp, has since been modified with an UpRev tune by Jotech Motorsports. Additional upgrades Cacal has performed on the Maxima include an Air Lift air suspension management kit, Stillen body kit, Q50 front bumper mashup, and a carbon fiber interior wrap.

Photography by Martin Villoria, Voltaire Cacal and Cesar Diaz del Valle.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:

  • 3.5L VQ35DE
  • YellowTop battery
  • CXJ Performance; (Phenolic intake manifold spacer, throttle body spacer. Block off plates)
    STILLEN; (Hi-Flow Intake Kit w/ polyurethane air duct, underdrive performance lightweight crank pulley, underdrive pulley belt set)

EXHAUST:

  • Magnaflow dual-tip mufflers (quad-tip exhaust)
  • Motordyne ART Y-pipe

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:

  • UpRev tune by Jotech Motorsports

DRIVELINE:

  • CVT with paddle shifters for manual Sport drive mode

WHEELS & TIRES:

  • Brushed Titanium Rohana RF1 – 20×9 +35 (f), 20×10 +45 (r)
  • Nitto Motivo – 255/35/R20 (f), 295/30/R20 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:

  • BC Racing NA struts with custom airbags
  • Air Lift 3H Air Suspension Management
  • Clockwork Motorsports NIS/INF Airbag Midlinks – Double Adjustment (r)
  • Eibach Pro-Alignment Camber Bolt Kit (f)
  • SPC Camber Arm Kit (r); (arms, cams, lock-out plates)
  • Camber and toe bolts (r)
  • Racingline Performance Sway Bar (r) w/ Stainless Steel Endlinks (f/r)
  • Stillen strut bar (f)

BRAKES:

  • Nissan 370Z Akebono Sport Brake Package; (drilled & slotted rotors, Posi Quiet brake pads, short banjo bolts, red calipers)
  • Goodridge G-Stop 22136 stainless steel braided brake lines (f/r)
  • Power Stop Performance brake calipers (r)
  • Drilled & slotted zinc-plated rotors (r)
  • Carbon metallic brake pads (r)

EXTERIOR:

  • Q50 front bumper mashup w/ all OEM lighting
  • Stillen side skirts, matte black diffuser (r), corners (r)
  • VRS-style roof spoiler wing (r)
  • Ocean Gray grille surround
  • Ocean Gray emblem w/ oil slick lettering
  • Aluminum license plate relocator (f)
  • AVS window visors
  • Custom Ocean Gray headlight eyelids
  • Yakima rack
  • Outcast Garage TS-Style carbon fiber rear diffuser

LIGHTING:

  • 50W backup LED bulbs
  • Wind Fire M011 Ghost Shadow lights w/ custom ’Camino Global’ logos (x4)
  • LED interior lighting
  • LED exterior lighting
  • 5500K D2S HID low beam bulbs
  • High Beam Projectors with 5500K HID bulbs & 55W ballasts
  • Ghozt Lighting sequential LED turn signal units
  • Starry Night dual halos and strips w/ bluetooth controller
  • Custom-painted headlights
  • Nissan 999F4 AX009 Security Lighting Kit
  • Autofeel 22-inch curved LED triple row 270W light bar
  • Starry Night lighting for interior and trunk w/ bluetooth controller

INTERIOR:

  • Nissan 25151JF00A GT-R red ignition switch
  • Nissan 370Z alcantara steering wheel (reshaped w/ flat bottom)
  • Nissan 999G6 MX000 illuminated kick plates
  • Nissan trunk cargo nets Tinted windows – 20% (f), 5% (r)
  • Carbon fiber wrapped interior
  • WeatherTech Extreme-Duty DigitalFit Floor Liners (f/r)
  • VIP Tables

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:

  • Clifford 5806X 2-Way Security + Remote Start System (LCD 2-way remote, LED 2-way remote, audio “Glass Break” sensor, digital tilt motion sensor, backup battery system, SmartStart Module, THNISS3 Nissan Plug & Play T-Harness, DBALL)
  • Alpine SWR-T10 subwoofers (x2)
  • Custom Zenclosures 10-inch subwoofer enclosure (x2)
  • Alpine PDX-1.1000 1000W mono amplifier
  • AudioControl; )LC2i 2-channel line out converter, subwoofer control, ACR1 remote for processors)
  • Pioneer TS-A6995R 6” x 9” 5-way coaxial car speakers and 6.5 car speakers
  • Scosche SAC656 5.25/6.5-inch speaker adapter
  • 4 Gauge Car Audio Amplifier Installation & Wiring Kit
  • ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX Bluetooth
  • OBD adapter/diagnostic scanner
  • OBDII splitter Y cable
  • Valentine V1 radar locator w/ Performance Package mirror mount bracket and mirror wire power cord
  • BlackVue DR750LW-2CH dashcam

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:

  • HF Nation DFW – Best Presentation
  • HF Nation DFW – Best JDM (3rd Place)
  • 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship – Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 17)
  • 2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship – Stage 2: Battle 3 (180 votes)
  • Nismo Fiesta 2017 – Best Maxima

SPONSORS:

  • Jotech Motorsports
  • Camino Global
  • Starry Night Halos
  • Sweet Luxe Fine Desserts
  • Biblical Community Church

SHOPS / MECHANICS:

  • Voltaire Cacal
  • Rendell Stewart
  • GS Motorsports
  • Jotech Motorsports
  • JP Euro
  • Grubbs Nissan (Darrick Phillips)

my4dsc: 221

Owner: Gerson Flores

Year: 2012
Model: Maxima
Color: Dark Slate (KBC)
Transmission: CVT
Trim: S

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

I have no idea. Just started modding it slowly. Now, Unfortunately my bank account hurts every paycheck.

Top cars I’ve beaten:
1. 5.0 Mustang Exhaust only
2. Bolt on SS (5th gens)
3. FBO Tuned RT
4. Bolt on tuned HR swap i35
5. Full Bolt on 350z HR Gutted

Full Mod List / Specs:

  • Stillen Lip
  • Rear Diffuser
  • Magic Drift Side Splitter
  • Custom Headlights (quad halos switchbacks with custom projector in high beams)
  • Full LED Conversion
  • Air Conversion Kit (NatjuGarage)
  • Airlift Management 3P
  • 5 Gallon Polished Tank
  • Dual 444c Compressers
  • Nismo Wheels
  • Stillen Strut Bar
  • Stillen Sway Bar
  • AdminTuning Custom 3.5″ CAI
  • EPS Breather Kit (PCV Delete kit)
  • Y-Pipe
  • Motordyne Exhaust
  • Uprev Tuner (Street Tuned By AdminTuning)

my4dsc: 754

Article Credit: Eddy Perez

There was a time where 6-speed swaps for the Nissan Maxima were only available for 4thgens, 5thgens and 6thgens. After 2006, Nissan no longer offered manual transmission options. All new Maxima’s now come with the CVT transmission. While the CVT provides a smoother ride and improved fuel economy, it definitely takes away from the 4DSC experience.

But don’t worry. Those times have certainly and FINALLY changed. The 6-speed swap is now officially available for the 7thgen Nissan Maxima (2009-2015). We consider the 7GM 6-speed the true meaning of a 4DSC. It has a balance of power, luxury and comfort.

Many thanks to Darren from NISformance for taking initial plunge and making this possible on Dan Evan’s 7GM. Lot’s of hours and dedication to create an OEM-feel swap. Darren is no stranger to the pioneering world of Nissan Maxima’s. He created the FWD HR Swap for use in older Maxima’s and  is also offering the  7GM 6-speed swap as service at his shop. Dan Evans is now a happy camper!

Many thanks to Platinum Auto Works  & Gerson/Sunday for also taking on the 7GM 6-speed swap. These types of projects are the ones that fuel the community into modding their Nissan Maxima’s. The Maxima world was quiet for a few years and thanks to these guys and shops, the Maxima community is back and better than ever! So who will be swap #4? Be sure to keep us posted.

NISformance 7GM 6-Speed Swap (Dan Evans)

Platinum Auto Works 7GM 6-Speed Swap (Catalin Vint)

Gerson Flores & Sunday Ortiz 7GM 6-Speed Swap

my4dsc: 413