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Old 01-09-2005, 07:35 AM
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List your mods!

I thought this might be a good way to get to know everyones cars, I know Sarin has bragging rights to most mods done, but I'td be cool to see what everyone else has.

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85 GL, automatic
Intake - Short ram with cone, 240SX TB, TB coolant bypass.
Exhaust - 2-1/4" cat-back, Flowmaster 40 series Delta-Flow, dual resonated tips.
Engine - Timing advanced to whatever doesn't ping.
Tranny - rebuilt with shift kit, kickdown cable adjusted to hold gears longer.
Suspension - Flabby stock struts, FSTB.
Exterior - Silver metallic, SE spoiler, 16" Riken mesh
Interior - Red dash lights, shift **** and pedals.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:45 AM
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Most people know my mods, but I'll list them again.

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86 SE, 5-speed
Intake - Full CAI
Exhaust - 2.5" Cat-Back, Stillen Exhaust with single 4" tip
Engine - Unorthodox Racing UDP, 300zx ECU, Lots of Wireloom
Tranny - 3rd Gen 5-speed
Suspension - 3rd gen FSTB, 3rd gen Eibach with 1.2" drop, KYB GR2's, Addco RSB
Exterior - Dark Red Metallic, color-keyed mirrors, grill, lights, bumpers, and airdam. 5-lug conversion, 18" TSW Trophies with 215/35/18 Yokohama Parada/Parada Spec II rubber, 15" 97 I30 Rims with 205/55/15 BFGoodrich Traction T/A rubber, PIAA Lighting throughout, clear front turnsignals with amber bulbs, amber cornering lights
Interior - Clear courtesy lights with superwhite bulbs, brush aluminum dashkit, Reverse indiglo gauges (since removed since they stop working)
Audio - Kenwood Excelon HU, Components, and subs, PPI Amps.

Coming soon: Running engine (VG30ET?), KALSC Turbo Kit, Crossdrilled/Slotted Rotors maybe.

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Old 01-10-2005, 07:44 AM
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1987 Maxima SE

-Full CAI (made by Jeff92SE)
-Cat back exhaust (2.25' pipe) with a magnaflow muffler
-S/T lowering springs
-(non adjustable suspension conversion) KYB struts in the rear, and Tokicos in the front
-Had bronze 7 spoke wheels, now I have ICW Acrachnid 16x7 in hypersilver with 205/50/16's
-Sony CD player, pioneer speakers in the front, and blaupunkt (sp?) in the rear, and a blown out jensen tube in the trunk with some amp from walmart that cuts on and off depending how hot it is
-Clear turn siginal lenses
*thats all I have for right now, but I will be doing the Stanza T/B mod in the near future.
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1988 maxima (gxe?)

-hai (aka removed top of stock airbox)
-walmart brand 5% tint on several windows
-redded out tail lights
-lots of random collision dammage
-disintegrating interior
-crooked SWA sticker on the back window
-some exaust tip i found in a friend's garage
-daimond plate trunk
-shaved door bumpers
*most likely the uglyest car on here

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Old 01-10-2005, 04:34 PM
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You know the saying....the ugliest last the longest.....wait....is that even a saying?

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Old 01-10-2005, 05:22 PM
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well im glad im not the uglyiest

240sx TB
Tinted windows 25%
nismo stickers (2 on rear corner panels and 1 in rear)
tinted rear, corner, blinker lights
hood scoop
spoiler
exaust tip
shortened intake(i wonder if youd call it CAI)
soon to come(in mail getting to my house):
NISMO Pedals
Strut tower bar (thanx maximase)

Going to try:
300zx computer (gimme any tips if there are any)
5 lug conversion
maxima bodykit

i wonder who else is gonna post
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Big_E-Dog
i wonder who else is gonna post
I don't have any mods except my sound system (not really a mod). But dammit! I keep it clean!
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:21 PM
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Oh, ok, you guys want to post audio/entertainment systems as well?

In addition to above:

JVC KD-SH9750 hu, US audio 6.5" seperates up front, stock in rear, RF series-1 12" in a bandpass, Dominator 4x160W amp, Audiocontrol Epicenter, Mobile Authority 7" monitor in custom pull-out in-dash mount, P3-667 w/ 128mbs ram, 10gig drive, ATI All-in-Wonder 128PRO, DVD drive, Microsoft GPS receiver, 4-port usb hub, Coleman 400watt inverter, and a Remote Wonder.

Also forgot to post:

Exterior: Pilot projector fogs ( ion yellow ), Eurolite superwhite cornering and marker lights, 9004-9007 conversion with Eurolite Fusion 9007 bulbs.

I think that covers it all now!
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:13 AM
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engine: remachined heads, little higher compression than normal, 7 new valves
exhaust: was brand new when i got it about 12,000 miles ago still good
suspension: shredded rubber bushings all arround (and i mean ever single one)
exterior: straight, plastic pannels are toasted from weather as well as the paint, Faded Champagne
interior: good shape if you can call 17 year old leather good
intake: stock
transmission: auto


Tax Return = Upholstry! at LEAST the drivers seat mabe more depending on the return

summer = new paint (hoefully), suspension work up the wazoo, some minor fixes (power mirriors, banjo fittings, transmission cooler/radiator dip) possibly pace setter exhaust depending on funds and availability
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:03 PM
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Custom tow hitch. From a friends mini van. Lots of heated metal bending and drilling so it fits real tight.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:55 PM
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2.5 in catback exhaust and air fresheners.
They smell real nice!
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Old 01-11-2005, 05:39 PM
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Nothing like fresh flowers to mask the heavy unburnt gas smell when your car was smoking huh?

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:22 PM
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Nope, Dwayne did!

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Old 01-12-2005, 01:44 PM
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Nope, Dwayne did!

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yes im finally a winner. Does anyone hear that? Its the sound of the maxima smoking,choking,banging, and blowing!
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:12 PM
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you mean to say yours is a peice of crap?
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Old 01-13-2005, 07:10 AM
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What are you talking about?
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:12 PM
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81 5-spd Wagon w/ L24e soon to be l28et
Engine mods:
-hi-flow exhaust manifold gasket...leak
-ported and balanced muffler bearings
Interior:
-Gaping hole where Autometer Tach once was
-Momo Phantom shift *** (easily 10 hp right there)
Exterior:
-none
Suspension:
-none... yet

I guess my list is pretty short considering it really only comes down to my shift ***
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:32 PM
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Did you remember to include the premium blinker fluid?

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Old 01-13-2005, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by maximase86
What are you talking about?
not you

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Old 01-14-2005, 04:29 PM
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strut tower bar is finally in the car looks good still waiting on the pedals, oil cap, and other stuff...
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Originally Posted by Niku-Sama
you mean to say yours is a peice of crap?
i'm pretty sure mine takes that title without much contest

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Old 01-17-2005, 05:02 PM
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Here is cray54's:

Originally Posted by cray54
84 Maxima

Engine
L28E Turbo Engine
300ZX Fuel System (ECU & MAS)
K&N Filter
280ZXT Stock Exhaust

Suspension
280ZX Eibach Pro Springs (Drops about 1.5")
Tokico Blue Struts
1 1/8" Front and 7/8" Rear Sway Bars
15" 200SX Turbo Rims

Exterior
Front Bumper Shortened 3"
Rear Bumper Shortened 3"
H4 Halogen Low/High Headlights
H1 Halogen Dedicated High Headlights

Interior
99 Recaro Bucket Seats
Gauge Pod for Boost and A/F Ratio Gauges
240Z Steering Wheel
36% Reduction Short Shifter
RFID Actuated Door Locks

Audio
All Peerless Drivers:
6.5" Component Set in Front
8" Sub in Rear Deck (Infinite Baffle)
Hifonics Eagle Amp

Thats all I can remember right now :-)

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Old 01-18-2005, 09:12 AM
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That sound like on heck of a fun toy! Boost makes me jealous....
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:15 PM
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Boost is your friend. You must now boost your car.

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Old 01-18-2005, 06:28 PM
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One of these days.....I just might do it.
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I am resurrecting an old thread. I never got to post so here goes...

Engine:
-K&N intake filter
-Rebuilt top end (New Heads)
-NGK V-Power Spark Plugs
-Hayden 404 Tranny cooler

Exhaust:
-2k2 Nissan Maxima SE muffler w/ chrome dual tips(bought with alittle over 6k miles on it)

Suspension:
-Custom built Front strut tower brace
-Addco Rear Sway Bar
-Falken ZE512 Performance tires
-KYB GR2 struts

Lighting:
-Catz Foglights(Hid like)
-Sylvania blue(off)/orange(on) signals up front
-Custom made LED(bar style) third brake light

Interior:
-Powered by Nissan Seatbelt straps
-Reverse Indiglo Gauges from Procarparts.com

Exterior:
-New Headlights
-Clear turn signal lens' up front,
-40% Bronze tint
-Maxima.org Stickers on each side of the C-pillar windows

Audio:
-Pioneer DEH-P6400 Head unit
-Pioneer Premier 6 disc Cd changer
-Pioneer 6 1/2 speakers in front and back
-Kenwood 300 watt Amp
-Pioneer IMPP 350 Watt 10" sub
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:44 PM
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Werd, now I wonder if I should update mine.

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87 Legran turbo

K&N pod filter
Turbo smart BOV
Turbo smart 2 stage boost controll 7-12psi
Custom dump pipe
2 1/2" mandrel exhaust system
Twin 3" tips
Custom Kmac super low springs
Custom KYB struts
16x7 Speedy wheels
215x45 Goodyear tyres
Custom heavy duty nolathane engine mounts
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by maximase86
Werd, now I wonder if I should update mine.

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Nope, does not count unless its on the car

I have a Stanza Throttle Body now, and new wheels since I made my earlier post.
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I will be getting new wheels since that post
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:48 PM
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Because I like to show off... :D

Alright here is an updated version:

86 SE, 5-speed
Intake - Full CAI
Exhaust - 2.5" Cat-Back, Magnaflow exhaust
Engine - Unorthodox Racing UDP, Lots of Wireloom
Tranny - 3rd Gen 5-speed
Suspension - 3rd gen FSTB, 3rd gen Eibach with 1.2" drop, KYB GR2's, Addco RSB
Exterior - Dark Red Metallic, color-keyed mirrors, grill, lights, bumpers, and airdam. 5-lug conversion, 18" TSW Trophies with 215/35/18 Yokohama Parada/Parada Spec II rubber, 15" 97 I30 Rims with 205/55/15 BFGoodrich Traction T/A rubber, PIAA Lighting throughout, clear front turnsignals with amber bulbs, amber cornering lights
Interior - Clear courtesy lights with superwhite bulbs, brush aluminum dashkit, Reverse indiglo gauges
Audio - Kenwood Excelon HU, Components, and subs, PPI Amps.

Coming soon:
T3 Turbo .63ar
Z31 IM and Exhaust manifold (might go with stock IM though).
KALSC BOV
Full 2.5" exhaust
FMIC or SMIC
Z31 Injectors
Z31 N/A ECU
Cartech FMU
Boost/Vac, EGT, FP gauges
Poly-filled Engine mounts
Raxles Half-shafts?
Carsound 2.5-3" cat (might go 3" for upgrade route)
Lighten flywheel
Clutchnet Clutch

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Old 05-24-2005, 02:37 PM
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Sarin, I see that you used a 3rd gen FSTB, and I understand that you can do this because you swaped to a full 3rd gen suspension. But my question is when you did this did you have to drill new holes to mount the strut mount studs (the studs that come thru the strut tower, and then held down by a nut)? Or did the third gen strut mount fit in the factory holes? The reason I am asking is just to see if a third gen FSTB will fit our car without modification.....In my eyes it should fit if you still used the factory holes for the rubber strut mounts.
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Ill buy one from ebay and check, if it doesnt I can always sell it. Ive been wondering about this and I see Sarin actually did it. Im curious too. I have a custom rigged FSTB and I wouldnt mind getting a non rigged actual fstb.
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Cardana Im trying to catch you in posts...stop posting.
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by cardana24
Sarin, I see that you used a 3rd gen FSTB, and I understand that you can do this because you swaped to a full 3rd gen suspension. But my question is when you did this did you have to drill new holes to mount the strut mount studs (the studs that come thru the strut tower, and then held down by a nut)? Or did the third gen strut mount fit in the factory holes? The reason I am asking is just to see if a third gen FSTB will fit our car without modification.....In my eyes it should fit if you still used the factory holes for the rubber strut mounts.
The front struts, spring seats, strut mounts, thrust seat, and tophat are still 2nd gen parts. So had to modify the brackets to fit. That meant increasing the size of the inner most hole on the bracket and redrilling the mounting holes for the strut bar becasue the 3rd gen bar is actually wider.

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Cardana Im trying to catch you in posts...stop posting.
ehhhh?.....^^^^^

Sarin, which one fit better? The 3rd gen bar or the altima bar? Which one was easier to modify? And if you could just tell me how you had to midify each on to make them fit, and can you use simple tools? Does it look like it was made for the car once you are done or is it rigged up? Which one has better clearence on the EGR valve? Sorry for all the questions, I would like to get a FSTB and would like to get the one that will fit best .
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I think the altima one fits the best. He only had the problem with the egr valve because he has an 86. 87's and 88;s dont have that problem because we have different ones. For the altima FSTB's I believe is all he did was modify the strut brackets holes to fit on the strut tower. Sarin, please correct me if I am wrong on this.
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Altima one fits the best as far as size, and minimal modifications to the brackets (you just widen one of the holes with a dremel.

The 3rd gen one clears the EGR valve better. The 3rd gen one can be made to look like it was made for the car if you drill your holes right. I'll try to post some pics on this.

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Here is a pic of the mount. The bolt nearest to the bar had to be enlarged:


I still need to find pics of the newer bar since I currently have it out of the car right now. (my engine mounts need to be filled).

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