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Owner: Voltaire Cacal
Instagram: @dmvolt

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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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  • 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)


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


  • UpRev tune by Jotech Motorsports


  • CVT with paddle shifters for manual Sport drive mode


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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Owner: Catalin Vint

Social Media:

Year: 2013
Model: Maxima
Color: Black
Transmission: 6-Speed HSLD
Trim: SV with Sport Package

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

Always drove manuals all my life. I had a 96′ Maxima that was too far gone to mod so I decided to go with a newer model. After driving the CVT for a few years, I realized that the car had way more potential. I started researching on what needed to be done to convert it to manual. Never regretted a day for swapping in the manual. Adding a turbo was a bonus and turned the car in a real sleeper. The car made 404 WHP / 393 TQ @ 6 PSI. – Catalin Vint

And of course for the most commonly asked question, “How much does the 6-speed swap cost for a 7thgen Maxima at Platinum Auto Works”?

The total cost of the 6-speed swap from Platinum Auto Works is $11,000. This is only for the 6-speed swap (NOT Turbo or the whole car with swap). It includes everything all the way up to the interior conversion. The 6-speed swap will not trigger any “Check Engine Lights (CEL)” codes and will pass inspection/emissions GUARANTEED!

For more information about the swap and options, you can contact Platinum Auto Works via:

Website: http://platinumautoworksllc.com
Phone: 561-800-9854
Email: Platinumautoworksllc@gmail.com



Full Mod List / Specs:

  • HSLD 6-speed Swap
  • Fidanza Flywheel
  • ACT Stage 3 Clutch
  • Custom Built Turbo
  • GTR Injectors
  • AEM 320LPH Fuel Pump
  • AEM Gauges (Boost, Air/Fuel Ratio, Oil Pressure)
  • Custom Shorty Headers
  • Custom 3” Exhaust no cats
  • Magnaflow Street Mufflers
  • Akebono BBK Calipers
  • BC Racing Coils
  • RL Front/Rear Struts

my4dsc: 947

Owner: Josh Almada

Social Media:

Year: 2002
Model: Maxima
Color:  Sterling Mist (KT3)
Transmission: Automatic to Manual 6-Speed Swap
Trim: SE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

I’ve always had a passion for cars my whole life. I modded every car I had.  When I was in highschool my aunt was moving and had to sell her car. I researched and saw it had the same engine as the 350z I got excited and bought the car from her. I instantly fell in love. In 2009, I met a few OG members from maxima.org in the area. One member (Bryan) had a boosted 4th gen Maxima) and that’s where it all started. – Josh

Full Mod List / Specs:

  • Altima HR Motor Swap
  • HR Maxima Intake Manifold & Throttle Body
  • All Tig welded SS feed and 3″ Down Pipes
  • 3″ intercooler piping Tig welded
  • Same Side intercooler
  • Refreshed HX35
  • Tial 44mm Wastegate
  • Greddy RS Blow-off Valve
  • Fully Custom 3″ Exhaust w/ Magnaflow Muffler
  • 6-Speed Swap W/Titanium LSD Trans
  • One Piece SS Line
  • Spec Stage 3 Clutch
  • JWT Flywheel
  • ES Shifter Bushings
  • Oil Filter Sandwich Plate
  • Oil Pan Spacer
  • Mishimoto Radiator w/ Full Fan Setup
  • Aluminum Rad Brackets
  • Glowshift Gauges
    • Oil Pressure
    • Wideband
    • Boost
  • ES Engine Mounts
  • Admin Tuning Dual Feed/Dual Return Fuel System w/ Custom Rail
  • 340 Fuel Pump
  • Bosch 660 Injectors
  • Aeromotive Regulator
  • Aem FIC w/ NISformance PNP Harness
  • Viper Blue Painted Engine Bay
  • Stillen Strut Bar
  • Stillen Front & Rear Lip
  • Bc Coilovers
  • Enkei RPF1 Wheels
  • Modded Headlights w/ Clear Turn Signals
  • Tints Visors
  • Half-size Rear Visor
  • 2001 Tail Lights
  • Pioneer Head Unit
  • Kicker CVR 10″ Sub
  • Infiniti Kappa Speakers
  • Smoke Side Markers
  • Power Stop Slotted/ Drilled Rotors
  • 300ZX BBK

my4dsc: 1377

Owner: Marcos Eduardo Chavez Santini aka Chavez

Year: 2002
Model: Maxima
Color:  Majestic Blue Pearl (BW9)
Transmission: Manual 6-Speed
Trim: SE

This feature is dedicated to Marcos Chavez who went viral and became instantly famous in the world of racing after beating a Porsche 911 Turbo in his 2002 Turbo Nissan Maxima. The currently video has over 4 Million views on YouTube! Chavez has definitely made a name for the Nissan Maxima community. The car made 562.25 WHP / 592.97 TQ @ 17PSI. 

He’s Juan hell of a driver that knows how to drive a Manuel Nissan Maxima. 

Marcos is a very humble and quiet racer from Chihuahua, Mexico. He has a passion for the track. He took racing to the next level with his Nissan Maxima and proved how fast and quick you can make them. Marcos has also beaten many other cars such as Shelby Mustang’s and late model Corvette’s. He is definitely not a one-hit wonder. He’s also an active member of the my5thgen.org Facebook community and continues to race. We hope you enjoy this feature!

Dyno Numbers: 562.25 WHP / 592.97 TQ @ 17PSI

The Driver Behind The Machine…………….El Chavez!!!

The video that made Marcos famous (over 4 Million Views):

Quick Interview with Chavez

02′ Maxima Turbo vs 12′ Supercharged Camaro


02′ Nissan Máxima Turbo vs 16′ Chevy Corvette


Full Mod List / Specs:

  • Built/Sleeved VQ35DE Motor
  • Wiseco Forged Pistons (K605M96AP)
  • Eagle Connecting Rods
  • New Turbo: Precision 6262
  • Old Turbo: Holset HX35/40
  • Cometic Headgaskets
  • ARP Bolts & Studs
  • AEM Digital Gauges (Wideband, Controller & Oil Pressure)
  • SPEC Aluminum Light Weight Flywheel & Clutch (Rated for 521 Torque
  • AEM F/IC Piggyback
  • Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
  • Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator (FPR)
  • Chrysler Pink Injectors
  • Edelbrock Intercooler
  • Fully Custom Built Headers
  • Tial 38mm Wastegate
  • 3″ Piping
  • 2.5″ Exhaust Cutout
  • TEIN Coilovers
  • Runs on 12 PSI Mixing Gas with Toulene for Safety
  • 26 x 10.5 -16″ Mickey Thompson Drags Mounted on Nissan Altima Wheels (Track Setup)
  • Infiniti G35 Wheels (Daily Driving)
  • Sentra SE-R Spec-V Interior Front Seats
  • JL Audio Subwoofer
  • Sony Double-Din Headunit
  • Custom Grille & Nismo Emblems
  • Blue Painted Engine Cover

my4dsc: 1182