Spotlight Post


Owner: Kris Villafane

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Year: 2016
Model: Nissan Maxima
Color: Vvivid Red Chrome wrap
Trim: SV


  • Vvivid Red Chrome wrap
  • Spoiler king roof spoiler
  • Complete chrome trim black out, wrapped in Avery gloss black
  • Stillen front splitter
  • Stillen Rear diffuser


  • Interior wrapped in Emperador rose marble
  • Interior wrapped in Emperador rose marble
  • Suspension
  • Airlift 3P Management
  • Air Force air struts
  • Stillen fstb powder coated gloss black


  • Vossen VWS-1’s 20×9.5″ +35 FR 20×11″+44 rear
  • Tires: Sumitomo HTZ III 245/35/20 Front & 255/35/20 Rear


  • Akebono 370Z sport brake conversion. calipers powder coated in a color called “illusion root beer” Stop tech slotted rotors
  • Electrical:
  • Marine fused power distribution box
  • Full rbg lighting throughout car, wheels rings, trunk, engine bay etc.
  • XS power D1200 starter battery with bolted in matching tie down
  • Music:
  • Sundown SCV-2000 amp
  • 2 10″ sundown SA series subs wired to 1 ohm final impedance.
  • Nexus 7 tablet


  • AEM short ram intake


my4dsc: 35


Owner: Richard Alexander

Year: 2005
Model: Maxima
Color: Custom Lexus IS-F White
Transmission: Manual 6-Speed
Trim: SE

What lip is that and what are the wheel specs?


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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: 1022


Owner: Jeremy Merriman

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Year: 2003
Model: Maxima
Color: Gray Metallic (KV3 )
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed (AdminBuilt)
Trim: GLE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

Bought the car, loved the style and just had a desire to go fast. Underdog car, no one expects to be drug by a Maxima that’s just rolling out. – Jeremy Merriman

Performance Numbers:

Street Tuned 100% on the old setup (stock head, head bolts, factory 366 turbo, 1000cc injectors, stock cams)

  • 531/481 10psi
  • 658/542 18psi
  • 723/635 21psi
  • xxx/xxx 23psi
  • xxx/xxx 26psi
    *all numbers corrected*










Full Mod List / Specs:

  • Stock block
  • 30 over bore size
  • 8.8:5 Weisco Pistons
  • Eagle Rods
  • L19 Headstuds
  • 625+ Rod Bolts
  • EPS Galley Kit
  • Over-sized crank
  • Ported Heads
  • JWT S1 Cams
  • BC Springs and Retainers
  • Cut Titanium Valves
  • Haltech Stand-alone ECU (all the features)
  • Magnus Flow Control Valve
  • HKS Headgasket
  • Custom Admin built 6speed trans with LSD
  • Admin axles with 30% larger carriers
  • Admin Fuel system -6 feed and -6 return
  • Aeromotive regulators
  • ID 1700x injectors
  • Walboro 450 high pressure in tank pump
  • Borg Warner 366 with compressor swap and wicked wheel upgrade
  • 4” stainless fender exit exhaust
  • 2.5” stainless hotside
  • 2.5” charge system
  • Custom built ClutchMaster Twin disk (1200hp)
  • Spoils mounted/cut shifter assembly
  • 17×9.5 squared wheel setup
  • NITTO NT05 275/40 Street
  • NITTO NT05R 305/35 Track
  • Built BC coils with spring swap
  • 25mm Traction Bars
  • Adjustable rear panhard with toe/camber correction
  • Solid core support
  • Solid subframe connectors
  • Solid engine/trans mounts
  • Nismo low open T-Stat
  • High Flow Oil pump
  • SSIM
  • Mishimoto Radiator 80/20 mix with cool gel
  • Bunch of LED conversions
  • LIP kits
  • Tucked and shaved engine bay
  • ABS deleted
  • Corbeau LG1 Suede Front seats
  • 5 point camlock harness
  • 4- point cage
  • Bunch of other things that don’t really matter in life or a lis


my4dsc: 427


Owner: Jose Vargas

Year: 1999
Model: Maxima
Color: Sterling Mist Gray
Transmission: Auto to Manual 5-Speed
Trim: SE



Full Mod List / Specs:

  • V2 SuperCharger Kit 13PSI
  • Blitz BOV
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • 350Z Fuel Injectors
  • Cattman Headers
  • Apexi Exhaust System
  • Short Ram Air-Intake
  • 00vi Intake Manifold (Port & Polished)
  • Grounding Kit
  • Lightweight UDP
  • Fidanza Light Flywheel
  • Stage 3 Spec Clutch
  • 1-piece Stainless Steel Clutch Line from MC to Slave Cylinder
  • ES inserts (Polyurethane Front & Rear Mount Inserts)
  • Left & Right Polyurethane Filled Mounts
  • 5-Speed Swap Done in Jan 2007
  • Eibach Springs – Front 1.5 Rear 1.3
  • KYB GR-2 shocks
  • Front Strut Bar
  • Rear Strut Bar
  • Rear Sway Bar
  • Eibach Pro Alignment Kit
  • Energy Suspension Front Control Arm
  • Front Sway Bar
  • Subframe Bushings
  • 18″ Azul rims
  • 300ZX Big Brake Upgrade (4-Piston 30MM Aluminum Calipers in Blue)
  • 13″ Cobra Rotors Drilled/Slotted
  • SS Brake Lines
  • Stillen Front Lip
  • Stillen Rear Skirts
  • Sarona Side Skirts
  • JDM Headlights
  • H.I.D Headlights Deep Blue
  • H.I.D Foglights Golden Yellow (Rewired to work with park lights)
  • LED Tail Lights
  • M3 fender inserts
  • Shaved Trrunk
  • Triple Gauge Pod
  • Cobalt Autometer gauges (Water, Oil, Voltage)
  • Brushed Aluminum Dash Trim Kit
  • Blue Gauges
  • LED Dome
  • V-AFC2
  • Kenwood Radio

my4dsc: 134


Owner: David Colaire

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Year: 2000
Model: Maxima
Color: Satin Blue Pearl
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed to 6-Speed Swap
Trim: SE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

A close friend of mine modded a couple of Maxima’s while I was growing up as a kid. I always said that my next car would for sure be a 3.5 Maxima. I ended up getting a 3.0 Maxima 5-Speed. As the years went by, I learned how to work on it myself and also began experimenting. It ended up going a little more than I expected lol. I have put a lot into this car.

It’s still going more than I expected. I have a full Vortech Supercharger kit waiting to be installed in the spring time! – David Colaire

Full Mod List / Specs:

  • VQ35HR 3.0 Timing
  • 2006 Maxima 6-Speed HLSD
  • OBX V2 Headers
  • Custom Exhaust
  • Greddy Emanage Ultimate
  • Bosch 560cc injectors
  • 4in intake
  • Nisformance Stage 2 Clutch JWT
  • VQ35 Flywheel
  • Red Lion Raiser Set
  • Brembo Brakes
  • Tein Street Advance Coilovers
  • Stillen Lip Kit
  • 5.5 Gen Seats

my4dsc: 223


Owner: Catalin Vint

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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: 542


Member Credit: Justin Gadlage aka jgadlage

This post will go into detail about the Maxima that you have either heard about or seen in the movie “The Fast and the Furious”. Below is a rundown of what has been done to this car and a little bit of history behind it.



  • Stillen Supercharger
  • Dodge Viper GTS Blue paint
  • Reverse mounted louvered hood
  • 13-inch AP Racing brakes with 6 piston calipers
  • Stillen Suspension and strut tower bars
  • 18-inch HP Racing chrome wheels mounted on Toyo tires
  • $20,000 audio system which includes 3 TV’s, DVD player, Playstation, 5 JBL Amps, and 3 12-inch JBL W12GTi subwoofers
  • Interior neon and strobe lights
  • Under body blue neon kit
  • Stillen body kit
  • Custom exhaust system
  • Blue carbon fiber dash kit
  • Autographed by the actor
  • 30,000 original miles with air conditioning, tilt steering wheel,
    factory moonroof, and heated leather seats with blue suede


The car was owned by Craig Lieberman, Technical Advisor to the movie. The car was purchased new in 1999 as a daily driver. After undergoing some mild modifications, the car went under the knife for a complete makeover in the Spring of 2000. Dodge Viper GTS blue paint was sprayed over the Stillen-enhanced body. With a custom reverse-mount hood (like a Viper), the car was the most modified Maxima known at the time.

For performance modifications, the car went to the leader in Nissan performance, Stillen, who added their supercharger kit and other accessories, including a Formula one braking system from AP Racing. The car produced 221 hp to the wheels. A Veilside carbon fiber wing and Bomex side mirrors from Japan round out the car’s exterior styling.

For the interior, Trimmasters provided a one-off blue carbon fiber dash kit  and Stitchcraft provided the upholstery work. A $20,000 In-car electronics system comprised of extensive Audio/video component was installed as a Clarion/JBL/Infinity joint venture with the latest offerings from each company finding their way into the car. The car’s three huge JBL W12Gti woofers weigh more than 20 lbs. each with a special support system needed. The car’s five JBL amplifiers produce more than 4000 watts and required two additional batteries to support the electrical load.

Other lighting and trim accessories were provided by Toucan/Ractive/Eurolite and can be found throughoutthe car. The engine compartment was dressed by Hose Techniques. Motegi Ro_Ja wheels were produced just for this car and custom suspension work was done by Ractive.

The car was used by the character Vince” played by Matt  Schulze in the movie.The car was used in a few action and chase sequences. The car’s performance mods were performed by Stillen in preparation for the movie. One sequence in the movie, a fight scene between “Brian” and “Vince” damaged the quarter panel and doors. The studio repaired and restored the car to perfection.

The car was valued at $75,000 during this time and era. 


  • Produces 265 Horsepower @ 6,100 rpms
  • Maximum engine speed is 6,900 rpms
  • Does 0-60 in 7.1 seconds
  • Does 0-100 in 15.4 seconds
  • 1/4 mile in reached in 14.5 seconds at 98 mph
  • Top speed is 145 mph
  • Pulls .89 g’s on the skidpad
  • Ran a slalom course at 66 mph
  • Curb weight is 3,895 lbs


  • $ 4,500 Stillen/Vortech Supercharger kit (231 fwhp)
  • $ 350 Stillen Downpipe
  • $ 300 Stillen Custom Exhaust
  • $ 350 Stillen Air Intake
  • $ 300 RACTive muffler
  • $ 1,200 AEBS SDS Engine Management System
  • $ 120 NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
  • $ 150 Hose Techniques Silicone Hose Kit


  • $ 5,200 Dodge Viper GTS Metallic Blue Paint
  • $ 1,200 Stillen full urethane body kit
  • $ 600 Custom reverse-mounted hood
  • $ 250 HKS cupholder-mounted boost gauge
  • $ 250 Sir Michael’s reverse-punched hood louver system
  • $ 1,000 Ractive/Eurolite/Toucan neon lighting / various strobe / accessories
  • $ 450 VehicleLighting.com HID driving lights


  • $ 2,900 Stillen/AP Racing 13-inch Super Touring Pro Race Brake
    System (Front)
  • $ 300 Stillen Sports Rotors (Rear)
  • $ 300 Stillen Strut Tower Bars, front and rear
  • $ 500 Stillen Sway Bar Kit
  • $ 795 Stillen Struts
  • $ 350 Eibach/Stillen Pro Kit Springs


  •  $ 1,800 Clarion VRX610 In-dash AM/FM/CD Controller with 6.4 inch LCD TV
  • $ 1,200 2 Clarion VMA7191 7 inch Widescreen TV’s
  • $ 1,300 Clarion VS715 Single DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/MP3 Player
  • $ 550 Clarion DPH7500 DSP/EQ
  • $ 350 Clarion RDC655T 6 Disc Changer
  • $ 450 Clarion TTX7501 TV Tuner
  • $ 800 3 JBL W12Gti 12 inch Woofers
  • $ 800 2 sets Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 Separates
  • $ 3,000 3 JBLP1200.1 1200 watt x 1 channel Amps
  • $ 900 2 JPL 80.4 80 watts x 4 channel Amps
  • $ 400 2 Optima Gel Cell batteries
  • $ 8,500 System design and installation


  • $ 1,200 Yokohama 235/40/ZR18 AVS S1 Tires
  • $ 1,200 TSW Trophy Wheels


  •  $ 1,000 Stitchcraft interior trim
  • $ 350 Torasport carbon fiber dash kit
  • $ 500 AEBS custom roll cage

Video Scenes:


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