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Owner: David Bynum

Year: 2010
Model: Maxima
Color: Dark Slate Metallic K50
Transmission: CVT
Trim: SV


Mod List:

  • 8thgen Upper Intake Manifold
  • 3.5” AdminTuning Intake
  • 6-Speed Transmission from 2008
  • JWT Light-weight Flywheel
  • Stage 2 Nisformance Clutch
  • Akebono 4-Piston BBK
  • Gutted Cats
  • Jemeni Y-Pipe
  • 3” exhaust from y pipe back
  • Vibrant muffler
  • UpRev Tuning Software (Tuned by Gerson)
  • Eibach Lowering Springs
  • Oil Catch Can
  • 370z Clutch Reservoir
  • Aem 340LPH Pump on 93 Octane

Owner: Saulo Garcia

Year: 2005
Model: Altima
Color: Silver
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Trim SE-R


  • The TIP Performance crew formally known as Boost Junkies fabricated and installed the turbo kit.
  • The motor swap was done by Jessie Maldonado.
  • Tuned by RS-Enthalpy

Mod List:

  • 2017 Maxima Gen 3 VQ35DE
  • Nisformance 2nd Gen Hi-Ram Adapter
  • Holley EFI 300-245 Plenum Top
  • TIP Performance GTX3582 Gen 2 Turbo
  • Tial MV-R Wastegate 44mm
  • HKS Racing SQV Sequential Blow Off Valve
  • Ebay Intercooler
  • Custom Fuel Return Setup by TIP Performance
  • Ported Lower Intake Manifold
  • ID 1050x Injectors
  • Aem 325 Fuel Pump
  • Spec stage 2+ Clutch
  • Custom Single Exit 3-inch Exhaust (with eBay resonator in center and Vibrant Ultra-Quiet at the end)
  • 350z Front Brembo Calipers
  • TIP Performance Vacuum Block
  • G-Plus Oil Cooler with Mishimoto Oil Filter Sandwich Plate
  • Z1 Oil Pan Spacer
  • Profec B Greddy Boost Controller
  • Axxtion Short Shifter
  • D2 Coilovers
  • Jwt Lightweight Flywheel

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.

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 the next swap? Be sure to keep us posted.

The full parts list for the swap can be found here: https://www.my4dsc.com/official-7thgen-nissan-maxima-6-speed-swap-parts-list-2009-2015/

 7GM 6-Speed Swap (Dan Evans)

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

Gerson Flores & Sunday Ortiz 7GM 6-Speed Swap

Randy Heinlin’s 7GM 6-Speed Swap

Owner: Juan Villalta

Year: 2002
Model: Maxima
Color: Black
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Trim: SE


  • 2021 Gen3 VQ35DE Engine Swap
  • 2-Step Colder GTR Spark Plugs
  • 550cc South Bay Injectors
  • CX Racing Turbo
  • Turbosmart Wastegate
  • Turbosmart Boost Controller
  • Nisformance  Stage Two Clutch
  • Lightweight Flywheel
  • Tuned by AdminTuning on 93 Pump Gas
  • Fuel Setup with Custom Fuel Rail
  • 550 Hellcat Fuel Pump
  • 350z Nismo Brembo Calipers with 6thgen Rotors
  • 3″ Catback with Vibrant Resonator to Greddy Muffler
  • Mishimoto Radiator

Owner: Tristan Tomas

Year: 2010
Model: Maxima
Color: Black
Transmission: CVT
Trim: SV

IG: @ChokuDori_8o8

Wheel Specs (Frequently Asked Question): 

  • K3 Projekt One Wheels (Front 20×9 +0 and Rear 20×11 +10)
  • Toyo Proxes 4 Plus (Front 225/30/20 and Rear 245/30/20)

Mod List:


  • Injen SP Series Intake
  • CXJ Performance Throttle Body & Manifold Spacers
  • OPTIMA Red Top
  • Stillen Oil Cooler
  • Stillen Light Weight Crank Pulley
  • DENSO Iridium Racing Spark Plugs
  • OBX Headers
  • Custom 3″ Exhaust & Y-Pipe
  • Vibrant Performance Resonator
  • ECU Remapped with COBB (discontinued ver)


  • AVS Slim Visors
  • MDP Front Lip
  • OEM SV Sport Grille
  • Stillen Side Skirts
  • Stillen Rear Corners
  • Driven By Style Duckbill
  • VIS Racing TS Style CF Diffuser
  • Garson/DAD Exhaust Tips
  • Garson/DAD Pillars
  • Garson/DAD Exterior Badging
  • Mini H1 Retrofitted Headlights w/Morimoto HID kit


  • K3 Projekt One Wheels (Front 20×9 +0 and Rear 20×11 +10)
  • Toyo Proxes 4 Plus (Front 225/30/20 and Rear 245/30/20)
  • Garson/DAD Valve Stem Caps
  • Project Kics R40 Neochome Lugs
  • EBC Red Stuff Brake Pads
  • D2 Racing Track Series Coilovers
  • 326Power Springs (26k Front/24k Rear)
  • Custom Front Endlinks
  • SPC 14MM STI Camber Bolts
  • SPL Eccentric Lockout Kit
  • SPL Titanium Camber Arms
  • SPL Titanium Toe Arms
  • SPL Titanium Traction Rods
  • Stillen Rear Sway Bar


  • Streetgoons Front & Rear VIP Tables
  • Junction Produce Silver Tsuna
  • Junction Produce Limited Crystal Fusa 1/50
  • Junction Produce Limited Hello Kitty Air Freshener 1/100
  • Garson/DAD Curtains
  • Garson/DAD Crown Tassel w/Swarovski Crystals
  • Garson/DAD Monogram Seat Covers
  • Garson/DAD Diamond Stitch Rear Pillows
  • Garson/DAD Diamond Stitch Neck Pads
  • Garson/DAD Monogram Buckle Covers
  • Garson/DAD Monogram Sun Visors
  • Garson/DAD Vega Grab Handles
  • Garson/DAD Monogram Headreset Assist Grip
  • Garson/DAD AC Crystal Louvers
  • Garson/DAD Crown Mirror & Cover
  • Garson/DAD Crown Pedals
  • Garson/DAD Crown Seat Belt Clips
  • Garson/DAD Parking Brake Pedal
  • Garson/DAD Crown Ash Tray
  • Garson/DAD Rear Monogram Tray
  • Garson/DAD Dust Box
  • Garson/DAD Car Charger
  • DreamCarZ1 Black Diamond Stitch Mats
  • Bose OEM SV Speakers
  • ILLTECH Bypass Equalizer
  • 5D Carbon Fiber Center Console
  • 5D Carbon Fiber Door Trim
  • iJDM Toy LED Interior Lights

Owner: Ariel

Year: 2005
Model: Altima
Color: Blue
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Trim: SE-R

Credit: Car Projects PR

Mod List:

  • Built VQ35DE Engine
  • GT35 Turbo
  • Eagle Rods
  • Wiseco Pistons
  • 93 Octane with Methanol
  • Tuned on Stock Computer by Flecha Performance
  • Made 500WHP / 435 TQ @ 13PSI
  • Ran 147MPH in 1/2 Mile Race