Spotlight Post


Owner: Stephane Asselin aka “TheBlackOne”

Year: 2002
Model: Altima
Color:  Black
Transmission: 6-Speed HSLD
Trim: SE

This build was completed by Stephane Asselin back in 2008. It was the very first Supercharged VQ35DE Nissan Altima in the world originating from Québec, Canada. Everything was done by Stephane himself except the custom alternator pulley which he had made by a local shop.  The car ran 12.842 in the 1/4 track on 6-PSI.

Such an amazing and beautiful build!


Mod List:

  • VQ35DE Engine
  • 6-Speed HSLD Transmission
  • Custom Magnuson/Eaton MP90 Supercharger
  • S-Max 22″ x 10″ x 4″ Intercooler
  • RC 440cc Injectors
  • Custom Thermostat housing with inner 350z Thermostat
  • Custom Alternator Pulley (The supercharger is driven by the alternator pulley)
  • Custom Intercooler 3″ Piping All Around
  • E-Manage Ultimate Tuned w/ Greddy Pressure Sensor
  • SSQV Blow-Off Valve
  • Optima Red Top Battery Relocated to Trunk
  • Dual Slim Radiator Fans w/ DIF Fan Controller
  • Supercharger, all the brackets and extension shaft are custom.
  • XS Headers
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Stillen Mufflers
  • Nismo Forged Wheels 18×8.5″ & 245/45/18 & TPMS
  • Brembo G35 Brake Front & Rear

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Owner:  Philly Rillin

Year: 2003
Model: Maxima
Color: WV2 (Grey)
Transmission: 6-Speed HLSD
Trim: SE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

I modded it because it’s something about a boosted family sedan that sparks my excitement. – Philly

Mod List:

  • 2nd gen VQ35DE  (HR Swap)
  • Lightweight Pulleys
  • VIAS Block-off Plates
  • Intake Manifold Spacers
  • Throttle Body Spacer
  • 3″ Exhaust
  • Custom Turbo Hotside -2 1/2″
  • Mishimoto Catch Can
  • Mishimoto Coolant Reservoir
  • GT3582R Turbo
  • Stillen Strut and Sway Bars
  • Redlion and ES Motor Mounts
  • RPF1 Wheels
  • BC Coilovers
  • Brembo Big Brake Kit

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This post is dedicated to our good friend and fellow car cnthusiast Chris Hernandez aka Chernmax. He was a true pioneer in the Nissan Maxima community and never hesitated to help a fellow member out. Chris was the first to turbo a 6thgen Nissan Maxima and inspired many others to push the 6thgen Maxima to the limit. You will be greatly missed Chris. This post is dedicated to you.

With Love – my4dsc.com and the Nissan Maxima Community!

Christopher Anthony Hernandez

Sunrise April 23, 1963 – Sunset July 23, 2018

Mod List:

– Speed Force Racing Turbo Kit (Stage 2)
– Turbonetics T60-1 Turbo
– Tial 38mm Wastegate
– Tial 38mm Blowoff valve
– Spearco Intercooler
– B & M SuperCooler Tranny Cooler #70622
– GReddy Profec B spec-II Electronic Boost Controller
– AEM UEGO wide band monitor
– Slit Second A/F Turbo control computer
– Kinetix Intake manifold
– 440CC fuel injectors with Autolight XP Extreme Performance iridium sparkplugs
– Walbro 255High Flow Fuel Pump
– Custom polished Turbo intake pipe
– NWP (Upper/Lower) IM Phenolic Spacers
– OBX-R Silicon Radiator hoses (U/L) New!!!
– COMETIC Head Gaskets
– Arias Low Compression Racing Pistons (1000hp / 8.6 to 1)
– Brian Crower Pro Series Connecting Rods
– ARP Head Bolts
– Unorthodox Racing Lightweight Racing Pulley
– Cosworth High Performance Rod Bearings
– GReddy oil cap
– GReddy radiator cap
– Custom hand painted and airbrushed engine cover (80 hours by graphic artist Joe Kerner) This does NOT come with car, sorry…
– Custom side painted engine covers
– Custom Injen Intake Filter Heat Shield

Exhaust System
– Hotshot Headers with High flow cat (modified for Turbo)
– GReddy SP-II catback system with custom REMUS Duel Turbo exhaust mufflers

– D2 Racing RS Coilovers D2-N06
– Racingline Front and Rear Endlinks (with Energy Suspension bushings)
– Racingline Motor Mount inserts (Front/Rear)
– 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R front lower Anti Sway Bar (24mm verse 22mm)
– Stillen FUSB (custom polished)
– Stillen Rear anti-sway bar
– Custom Rear Upper Support Brace

– Wilwood 4 piston BBK with 13.25″ rotors front
– Wilwood 4 piston BBK with 12.9″ rotors rear
– Wilwood SS Performance Kevlar/steel braided brake line
– Hawk HPS brake pads

– Rims: O.Z. Crono HT Black Painted (19.5 lbs) (18X8 – 5x114mm offset) (newly sodium blasted and repainted!!!)
– Eibach 5mm spacer kit with Tuner lug nuts
– Tires: Nitto 555 Extreme Performance (Ultra High Performance) (240/45ZR/18) (New, less than 500 miles!!!)
– Full racing spare on 5th OZ HT Comp Lightweight Racing Rims and Nitto 555 tire!

– Activetuning ground wiring kit (Blue)
– PIAA 9000 Hyper white Halo fogs.
– Custom LED Tail lights
– Customlightz front headlight mod (Painted semi flat black with upper/lower blue halo’s)
– Custom LED blue lights on lower bumper highlighting intercooler
– Optima Yellow Top power cell (trunk mounted)
– Optima custom polish aluminum battery bracket
– Stinger battery terminals with positive terminal LED readout
– Switchback LED Turning lights

– Activetuning S4.1 Grill (Onyx black with powder coated diamond mesh grill and custom NISMO emblem)
– RedLineMax Front Bumper
– Stillen Side Ground effects (custom aluminum NISMO emblems)
– 07 Rear Bumper conversion
– Debadged trunk with custom Nissan Emblem
– G35 Rear Spoiler (with 4th brake light)
– Custom L.E.D. tail lights
– 35/20/35% window tint (MD state legal)
– JDM Style roof spoiler
– Custom painted hood and roof Nissan Onyx Black

– Momo red crystal shifter
– Momo racing peddles
– Tenko-R billet aluminum e-brake handle
– RedLineGoods custom calf leather ebrakeboot
– Real Burl wood dash kit
– Custom carbon fiber side mirror covers
– B-Quiet Ultimate trunk and rear seat sound proofing
– Hard wired radar detector

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Owner: Bink Dean

Year: 2003
Model: Maxima
Color: Custom PDS Bluegill Colorshift/ Hyper Silver Pearls Mix
Transmission: Automatic to Manual LSD 6-Speed Swap
Trim: SE

What motivated you to MOD your Maxima?

Love the styling and performance of the 5.5 gen Maxima and no one else in my area had one or realize the potential of these cars. – Bink

Mod List:


  • Duraflex R34front bumper
  • Duraflex Z3 front fenders
  • Stillen Side Skirts and Rear Lip
  • Extreme Dimensions Rear Air Deflector
  • Eagle Eyez Halo Headlight Converted From HID to all LED Bulbs

Brakes and Suspension:

  • 5thgen Tailights Tien S-Tech lowering springs on KYB GR 2 Struts
  • 6thgen Front Brakes
  • Custom Short Throw Shifter with Poly Bushings
  • All Poly Bushing in Front Control Arms
  • JDM Strut Braces Front and Rear


  • 2007 Nissan Altima Engine with Upgraded ARP Rod Bolts (HR Swap)
  • R35 550cc Injectors
  • JWT Modded Stock 5.5gen Fuel Rails
  • AEM 340LPH Fuel Pump
  • Stillen Lightweight Underdrive Crank Pulley
  • Nisformance Stage 3 Clutch
  • Fidanza Lightweight Flywheel
  • Megan Racing 3 Core Aluminum Radiator
  • Turbonetics 60 Series Turbo
  • Turbosmart 38mm Wastegate
  • CX Racing Intercooler
  • Custom in-House Built Turbo Kit Hot Side 2 1/2 Up Pipe with 3” Downpipe with Electric Cutout
  • 2-1/2” Cold Side Piping
  • Custom in-House Made Resonator Back 2-1/2” Exhaust

Engine management:

  • Haltech Platinum Pro ECU
  • Haltech WBC 2 Wideband Controller
  • Innovative SCQ-1 Wastegate Controller/ Boost gauge

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Owner: Jeremy Merriman

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


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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)

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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

Official Dyno Numbers: 657 WHP / 561 TQ


Turbo Precision 6262 @ 19 PSI

Build Progress Photos

El Mechanico aka The Builder

Dyno Video (Credit: Tavo Valles)

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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)

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