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Picked up a 2001 SE,gonna clean it up............

Old 01-26-2019, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by krismax View Post
I am going to weld, the SRS muffler tips ,and piping on a near mint stock exhaust.

Then use the SRS b-pipe, if it's quiet after that. The stock muffler ,does most of the sound reduction. If not i'll stick with the same b-pipe.

Got this in very good shape muffler ,off a org member. Gonna make something real nice.
So that's a 5th gen muffler? 00/01 or 02/03? Don't those have a 2.25" inlet? I never had great luck (in terms of sound quality) running OEM mufflers (first 00/01, then G35 sedan) with aftermarket pipes and/or no cat. But maybe not having the cat was the problem.....after installing a cat with a Cattman muffler the car sounds perfect!
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Inlet (blue arrow at top right) - on the early 5th gens at least - measures 2" OD at the muffler. I just measured it, and the internals of yours should look like this (it's a "dual-mode" muffler, Nissan claimed an extra 5 HP as used on the Max 20AE and maybe on any V6 Infinity models,)




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Old 01-26-2019, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 95maxrider View Post
So that's a 5th gen muffler? 00/01 or 02/03? Don't those have a 2.25" inlet? I never had great luck (in terms of sound quality) running OEM mufflers (first 00/01, then G35 sedan) with aftermarket pipes and/or no cat. But maybe not having the cat was the problem.....after installing a cat with a Cattman muffler the car sounds perfect!
I haven't driven the car in months. But the exhaust with the stock style b pipe and SRS muffler sounds great.
But i can't stand listening to it. When i puyt the northern ss b pipe on ,it probably cut the noise by half.

It's a 00-01 muffler,but it's also the I30 muffler and those things are quiet. I do have a main cat, not precats. That could be the problem ,i'll find out........
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Inlet (blue arrow at top right) - on the early 5th gens at least - measures 2" OD at the muffler. I just measured it, and the internals of yours should look like this (it's a "dual-mode" muffler, Nissan claimed an extra 5 HP as used on the Max 20AE and maybe on any V6 Infinity models,)




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Thanks for the picture,it will help,when i weld everything on. It's is on the I30,also.

I need to get some more SS welding wire.
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One thing I found when I cut the one off my 20AE off was that the spring that holds the flap in the 'quiet' position seemed awfully stiff . . . as in, I wondered whether a 3.0L engine would have been capable of producing enough exhaust volume to actually open it without first choking on the backpressure.


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OK i forgot to post these . This was around the end of last summer . FINISH Pictures.

Still need a good set of stock rims . And fix the exhaust to my liking. And i still haven't washed the car ,once.It did rain a couple times notice the car cleaner.









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A+. Impressive work.
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You did a seriously amazing job on that car! Just out of curiosity did you estimate the total amount of hours you spent re building it?
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A+. Impressive work.
Thank you.

I will get new pictures of the current car. But i put a better way trunk on since then. That one was rusty and damaged.

The brakes are new so when they go bad i have bigger brakes from a newer maxima. Also like i said i will be changing the exhaust .

I have cleaned the interior since then.
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You did a seriously amazing job on that car! Just out of curiosity did you estimate the total amount of hours you spent re building it?
A guess 200-300 hours? Cleaning parts ,welding..... hard to tell.

I actually did it fairly cheap. If you don't count the ECU frying($200), and the time i spent $800 (nissan master cylinder ,included in this price) because the calipers a put on the wrong side.

I think ,these are not exact :
car $1300
Engine $1000
paint + foam $300
crossmember $230
hood, front bumber ,rear bumper $300
Trunk,seats rear and front ,carpet, interior trim $165
Lights led side markers $25
Steering rack $100
Radiator and condenser $150
Misc parts $300
Exhaust SRS, that i am cutting up $340
Northern SS b-pipe $75
Stock muffler that i am converting $100
Y-pipe $150
Ebay headers $55
OK i sold some things from the car.

They gave me the engine harness with the engine.
I did not use it. SOLD for $255
Stock lower Intake Manifold SOLD for $250 (yes somebody on ebay did pay that much)
Also sold the stock flexplate on the I30 engine SOLD $65

I may have sold or bought other things but this is a real close estimate.

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Great job on the rebuild, how you are rebuilding the Maxima is how i would do mine ..


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Great job on the rebuild, how you are rebuilding the Maxima is how i would do mine ..


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Thanks.. but i am sure that you won't have to deal with the rust. I will never get a northern car,to work on again.

Updated the prices forgot a few things.

Oh if anybody remembers the 02 maxima i was working on. It's totaled, daughter hit two telephone poles .

Took out both of them. Even with a bad crossmember car held up well. The emergency people on the scene said the car was very well built. Many people die from that type of accident.

I'll post some pictures later.

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Thanks.. but i am sure that you won't have to deal with the rust. I will never get a northern car,to work on again.

Updated the prices forgot a few things.

Oh if anybody remembers the 02 maxima i was working on. It's totaled, daughter hit two telephone poles .

Took out both of them. Even with a bad crossmember car held up well. The emergency people on the scene said the car was very well built. Many people die from that type of accident.

I'll post some pictures later.
Duuuuuuuude, it just dawned on me that this was your build! NICE WORK! And then, OMFG it's gone?????????? WTF!!!!!!! That is so sad! All that work! I've been there before bro. Wrecked the one vehicle I spent the most time and money on and wish I could have kept forever, a slammed, 1970 C10 long bed. I had that thing CHERRY! Pulled a burnout totaled a 4Runner and smashed up the truck. I was 18. Worst day of my life. Bought and sold, wrecked and rolled, brother! Now it all makes sense. You need another Maxima project!
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Duuuuuuuude, it just dawned on me that this was your build! NICE WORK! And then, OMFG it's gone?????????? WTF!!!!!!! That is so sad! All that work! I've been there before bro. Wrecked the one vehicle I spent the most time and money on and wish I could have kept forever, a slammed, 1970 C10 long bed. I had that thing CHERRY! Pulled a burnout totaled a 4Runner and smashed up the truck. I was 18. Worst day of my life. Bought and sold, wrecked and rolled, brother! Now it all makes sense. You need another Maxima project!
OH sorry about the confusion ,that's a different car.It's a 02 my gray car is an 01. Blue 02 is totaled.

Here's the thread.

https://maxima.org/forums/5th-genera...-2002-gle.html
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