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1992 Nissan Maxima SE w/ 3.5L Engine
Original Automatic Transmission w/ 215K+ miles (RE4F04V)
Engine from 02 Maxima w/ 49K miles
FULL ECU swap with 02 Maxima ECU, NATS, Ignition Switch, Steering wheel, & Cluster

Go Fast Mods and Engine Specs

  • VQ35DE Engine Swap with FULL ECU wiring
  • Fully Built Engine by NWP Engineering
  • Full Headwork by NWP Engineering (port & polish, intake ports matched, all obstructions removed, valves lapped, heads resurfaced, combustion chambers polished)
  • All Intake Manifolds ported and polished and matched by NWP Engineering
  • Upper Intake Manifold completely gutted and smoothed out
  • NWP 75mm Big Bore Throttle Body Kit
  • NWP Engineering Thermal Intake Spacers (To prevent thermal transfer of heat from lower intake manifold to upper manifold)
  • NWP Engineering Premium VIAS Block Plate
  • JDM Camshafts (260* duration & 10.9mm lift)
  • VQ35HR Head Gaskets w/ coolant passage modified on block (better coolant flow)
  • VQ35HR Valve Springs w/ an extra 1mm shim
  • VQ35HR Head Bolts
  • VQ35DE 06 350z RevUp Oil Pump
  • ARP Rod Bolts
  • New valve seals
  • R35 GTR Injectors (~560cc)
  • Walbro 255lph HP fuel pump
  • Nismo SR20DE Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator mounted on fuel rail in place of damper for a return style system (set to static 51psi)
  • Turbo XS UTEC Engine Management System
  • Fully tuned by National Speed, Inc in Wilmington, NC
  • Custom Equal Length Mandrel Ypipe made by RJ's Custom Piping
  • McCord Power Plate Electric Exhaust 2.5" Cutout
  • 3.5L Altima aftermarket headers (modified to fit engine bay)
  • K&N Cone Filter
  • 3.25" ID MAF Housing
  • TransGo HD2 Shift Kit Valve Body Recalibration
  • Edge Racing 3800 High Stall Prototype Torque Converter
  • Custom Engine Tune program by NWP Engineering for 93 octane
  • Stock heat range NGK copper spark plugs (stock gap)
  • 15x8 Rota Slipstream wheels w/ 22x8x15 Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks OR
  • 14x6 OEM Ford Ranger wheels w/ 20x8x14 Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks
  • 1994 Mazda RX7 11lb 16x4 Enkei Aluminum Wheels w/ Metzeler motorcycle tires
  • 12lb Summit Racing Bucket Racing Seat
  • Manual Full Torque Converter Lockup and Overrun Clutch Function
  • Dynotune Nitrous Kit (not currently connected with new VQ35 engine)

Other Performance Mods

  • 14lb Lightweight Battery
  • Manual steering rack (Converted stock PS rack by removing seals)
  • Gauges (Coolant Temp, Tranny temp, Oil Pressure)
  • Turbo XS Tuner (Reg) Wideband 02 Sensor
  • Summit Racing Mechanical Fuel Pressure Gauge
    (with extended hose located outside the hood so gauge is readable while racing)
  • Auxiliary Transmission Cooler (not currently installed to help fluid get to proper operating temp)
  • 0w30 Amsoil SS Motor Oil
  • Custom Thermostat Modifcation to reduce opening temperature
  • Throttle body coolant bypass
  • z32 TT 16 psi radiator cap instead of the OEM 13psi unit
  • Safety Racing Switch for Torque Converter Lockup Function
  • Safety Racing Switch for Nitrous Activation
  • Safety Racing Switch for Bottle Heater with LED indicator
  • NHRA approved Nitrous Blow Down Tube with 3000psi burst disc
  • Dynotune Automatic Bottle Warmer set to 1050psi
  • Dynotune Bottle Blanket
  • Dynotune Nitrous Filter
  • Shortened 4an Nitrous Feedline (from 16' to 9')
  • Bottle warmer pressure switch relocated before main bottle valve
    (to allow operation of pressure switch with closed bottle)

Handling & Braking Mods

  • Koni Adjustable Struts set at 100% firm on front and 60% rear
  • Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs
  • 16.5lb 17" x 7.5" Rota Subzero Steel Grey w/ 245/40ZR17 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec
  • Brembo stock replacement rotors
  • Axxis Metal Master brake pads
  • Techna-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Valvoline Full Synthetic Brake Fluid
  • Energy Suspension Control Arm Bushings (4th gen Maxima)
  • 2.25" rear coil spring boosters (4 per spring)
  • 1/8" Metal Cable locking the front spring perches to prevent rise on launch (Currently not installed)

Appearance Mods

  • 5% Limo Tint
  • Removed grill Nissan emblem
  • Painted Brake Calipers
  • NWPEngineering.com decals

Horsepower: 335HP at crank and 300 fwhp ALL MOTOR

Curb Weight at track (with driver): 2600 lbs

Best 1/4 Mile Times w/ new engine (VQ35DE)

11.978 @ 113.34 mph w/ 1.774 60' at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on 2/16/14 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 22" Slicks, 3800 stall converter prototype, and a density altitude of -435 feet.
Ambient Temperature: 53*F
Humidity: 35%
Barometric Pressure: 30.06"
Wind: calm wind
Elevation: 49 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 180*F
Slicks Pressure: 19 psi
Launch Method: Launched off idle w/ slicks hooking

12.049 @ 113.29 mph w/ 1.822 60' at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on 10/29/10 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 20" Slicks, 3600 stall converter, and a density altitude of -1126 feet.
Ambient Temperature: 44*F
Humidity: 93%
Barometric Pressure: 30.18"
Wind: calm wind
Elevation: 49 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 175*F
Slicks Pressure: 18 psi
Launch Method: Brake stalled to 1200rpm w/ slicks hooking

12.058 @ 114.52 mph w/ 1.904 60' at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on 4/9/10 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 20" Slicks, 3000 stall converter, and a density altitude of -597 feet.
Ambient Temperature: 50*F
Humidity: 86%
Barometric Pressure: 30.09"
Wind: calm cross wind
Elevation: 49 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 175*F
Slicks Pressure: 18 psi
Launch Method: Brake stalled to 1500rpm w/ slicks spinning terribly

12.156 @ 113.85 mph w/ 1.864 60' at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on 4/2/10 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 20" Slicks, and a density altitude of 443 feet ABOVE sea level. 11s may or may not happen this Spring, but we'll keep you posted. This ET is good enough to better our current world record for Fastest All Motor Maxima.
Ambient Temperature: 65*F
Humidity: 85%
Barometric Pressure: 30.13"
Wind: calm cross wind
Elevation: 49 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 175*F
Slicks Pressure: 18 psi
Launch Method: Launched off idle

12.226 @ 112.76 mph w/ 1.883 60' at Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on 12/20/09 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 22" Slicks, and a density altitude of 595 feet BELOW sea level. High 11s are coming soon before Spring! No Nitrous! With this 1/4 mile ET, we currently own the world record for Fastest All Motor Maxima beating the previous record of 12.3.
Ambient Temperature: 49*F
Humidity: 52%
Barometric Pressure: 29.98"
Wind: 10mph cross/head wind
Elevation: 49 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 180*F
Slicks Pressure: 18 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 2700rpm w/ slicks spinning a tiny bit

12.767 @ 108.24 mph w/ 1.993 60' at Maryland International Raceway during MAXUS 09 in Budds Creek, MD on 6/27/09 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 22" Slicks, and very hot weather with a density altitude of 2451 feet ABOVE sea level. The car was fully prepped for the track with rear skinnies and no seats. Low 12s are soon to come later this Fall without nitrous! Stay tuned!
Ambient Temperature: 89*F
Humidity: 49%
Barometric Pressure: 29.78"
Wind: calm
Elevation: 80 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 180*F
Slicks Pressure: 15 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 1200rpm w/ slicks spinning a tad

13.367 @ 105.886 mph w/ 2.103 60' at Kinston Drag Strip in Kinston, NC on 6/11/09 w/ VQ35DE Engine ALL MOTOR, 22" Slicks, horrible traction and very hot weaher with a density altitude of 2187 feet ABOVE sea level. Mid 12s are soon to come later this Fall without nitrous! Stay tuned!
Ambient Temperature: 85*F
Humidity: 67%
Barometric Pressure: 29.82"
Wind: 5mph headwind
Elevation: 50 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 180*F
Slicks Pressure: 23 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 1200rpm w/ slicks spinning terribly on launch due to poor track prep

Best 1/4 Mile Times w/ old engine (VE30DE)

12.896 @ 104.559 mph w/ 1.809 60' at Kinston Drag Strip in Kinston, NC on 11/9/07 with upgraded ECU with advanced timing, 75 shot, 110 leaded race fuel, MT 22" slicks and 911 feet below sea level.
Ambient Temperature: 44*F
Humidity: 80%
Barometric Pressure: 29.98"
Wind: Calm
Elevation: 50 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 160*F
Slicks Pressure: 16.5 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 1100rpm with 75 shot during launch

13.791 @ 100.348 mph w/ 1.998 60' at Kinston Drag Strip in Kinston, NC on 3/30/06 with STOCK ECU, MT 22" Slicks and 601 feet below sea level air density. All Motor
Ambient Temperature: 55*F
Humidity: 36%
Barometric Pressure: 30.33"
Wind: Calm
Elevation: 50 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 160*F
Slicks Pressure: 25 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 1600rpm

14.308 @ 94.25 mph w/ 2.08 60' at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, FL on 4/13/05 with STOCK ECU, High Stall torque converter, and Millenia wheels with 23" OD BFG drag radials - 1342 feet ABOVE sea level air density
Ambient Temperature: 74*F
Humidity: 45%
Barometric Pressure: 29.79"
Crosswind: 7mph left to right
Elevation: 16 feet above sea level
Coolant Temp: 150*F
Tire Pressure: 17 psi
Launch Method: Brake stall to 1200rpm with light tire spin

14.575 @ 93.68 mph w/ 2.17 60' at Carlsbad Raceway in Carlsbad, CA on 3/20/04 with STOCK ECU, High Stall torque converter, and Millenia wheels with 23" OD BFG drag radials - 1200 feet ABOVE sea level air density

14.822 @ 92.19 mph w/ 2.38 60' at Carlsbad Raceway in Carlsbad, CA on 1/31/04 with severe tuning issues - Ran with 300zx Zemulator, Millenia wheels with 22" OD Toyos T1-S, and stock torque converter - 509 feet ABOVE sea level air density

14.839 @ 92.28 mph w/ 2.29 60' at Fayetteville Motorsports Park in North Carolina on 1/26/03 - Ran without Zemulator, Millenia wheels, or torque converter - 490 feet BELOW sea level air density

Stock 1/4 Mile Time for 92 Nissan Maxima SE Automatic

16.60 @ 84 mph

Future Mods/Goals

  • Remove existing ABS components for further weight reduction
  • 5gal fuel cell in trunk
  • Convert Power Steering Rack to manual by draining fluid, removing internal seals and packing with grease
  • Edge Racing 9" torque converter (shooting for 4500+ stall)
  • Mid/High 11s are expected ALL MOTOR this Winter!

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