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Old 02-21-2010, 10:01 PM
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man thats actually a good swap then, used RB20 for $500, good 1st gen for $1000, swap it in yourself and you have a fast car for $1500ish
aha yeah but you will soon add so many damn parts
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:20 PM
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Turbo?

I have a 1986 Maxima that I bought about three years ago with only 70,000 miles on it. barley broken in! does any one know if there are any companies that make turbo chargers for the motor? I've heard of something called a down pipe turbo that you instill under the car, but cant find anything on it. I saw a show of Trucks and they bolted one on a Ford Lightning.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:53 PM
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I have a 1986 Maxima that I bought about three years ago with only 70,000 miles on it. barley broken in! does any one know if there are any companies that make turbo chargers for the motor? I've heard of something called a down pipe turbo that you instill under the car, but cant find anything on it. I saw a show of Trucks and they bolted one on a Ford Lightning.
there are no basic kits for VG30E like there are for Honda engines, but Z31 300zx turbo used the VG30ET, same engine as yours but with a turbo. you can either drop in a whole VG30ET engine, but with such a clean engine like yours you would be better to just get the turbo parts. basically, you need the exhaust manifold, downpipe, tubing, oil lines, turbo, ECU, and some other stuff im probably forgetting.

if you search, theres some threads in the 3rd gen section from 5ish years ago with info on turboing the VG30E with VG30ET parts, im using Z31 turbo parts on my 3rd gen for the turbo because its the easiest way
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:22 PM
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motormount, and downpipe as well as the turob oil return bung on the oil pan
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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first ever v8 1st gen

my winter project has begun i have got my q45 donor and my z32 trans.waiting on motor mount supplys and my adapter plate.will be posting some pics soon.
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whoooooa so youre puting a Q45 engine with a Z32 trans in a 1st gen?

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Old 11-03-2010, 07:36 PM
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yes thats right.also have a turbo 3rd gen that im building to.

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post pics of the turbo 3rd gen
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:44 PM
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turbo 3rd gen

will try to put some of them this week.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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1st gen mods

can you do a straight axle swap on the sedan and if so what is involved in the swap.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:42 PM
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i have my 1st gen v8 planned and collecting all the parts needed for the swap, might be easier for me being that mine has a straight axle already.
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what v8 are you planning on running.im using the q45 my adapter and other things are on the way as we speak.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:27 PM
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Hello everyone, just got my 84 Maxima about a week ago and have been working on it non stop.

It's really bugging me how they designed the mass airflow sensor though. Anyone know of a mass airflow connector so I can bolt a pipe right up to it?
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Hi.I am building a sandrail with a 1987 vg30e engine out of a maxima.I have the stock ecu with stock harness.Can anyone find the ecu pinout?I cannot find the pinout for the 87.I can only find the pinout for 90 and newer.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:35 PM
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It's really bugging me how they designed the mass airflow sensor though. Anyone know of a mass airflow connector so I can bolt a pipe right up to it?
i had to have a custom adapter made milled from abs plastic. it works like a dream. ill post pictures of it soon.
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A little bit off topic but.....
I have a question about gaining a little extra performance out of my 82 max 5-speed.
The only problem is that it has the LD28.
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Originally Posted by numet36 View Post
A little bit off topic but.....
I have a question about gaining a little extra performance out of my 82 max 5-speed.
The only problem is that it has the LD28.
you could do a turbodiesel setup!

you need a flange adapter to use the l28et exhaust manifold and put a T3 turbo off a mercedes turbodiesel car like a 300 or something
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by numet36 View Post
A little bit off topic but.....
I have a question about gaining a little extra performance out of my 82 max 5-speed.
The only problem is that it has the LD28.
Easiest thing to do is open up the exhaust and the intake. Cold air intake will give you better throttle response and let the motor make more power than the same mod makes on a naturally aspirated motor due to the way diesels work. Larger diameter exhaust and a free flowing muffler will help as well.

Other than that, there's not much you can do short of a turbo conversion. This is not something I would recommend for a novice on their daily driver.
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