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Old 05-24-2018, 02:11 PM
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Well I have had my 06 Maxima since July of last year doing just maintenance and keeping it running but now is the time to start doing it justice and actually upgrading and modifying. I have quite a few parts that have just shipped in now and waiting on a few more things , BUT fun things to come ! Canít wait to share with everyone!
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:17 PM
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Just to catch up to speed with what I’ve done to car so far.
-replaced back left wheel hub and bearing.
-replaced clutch master cylinder.
-dyed all fabric interior with a black dye
As well as typical synthetic oil changes , filters, and used marvel mystery oil in last oil change as well as various fuel fill ups.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:21 PM
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What is being shipped and or I have waiting to be done.
-Mishimoto Radiator
-New catalytic converters for bank 1 and 2
-new clutch slave cylinder
-modding my grille
-LED headlights and headlight restoration
-repaint the trim along roof and windows
-vinyl wrap my roof gloss black.
all of this I’m trying to get done in the next couple weeks
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:13 PM
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What is being shipped and or I have waiting to be done.
-Mishimoto Radiator
-New catalytic converters for bank 1 and 2
-new clutch slave cylinder
-modding my grille
-LED headlights and headlight restoration
-repaint the trim along roof and windows
-vinyl wrap my roof gloss black.
all of this Iím trying to get done in the next couple weeks
Any tips on vinyl wrapping the roof? I have never applied vinyl wrap but would like a black, gloss or matte. My roof has a bad sun damage. is it a 2 man job? thanks!
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:55 AM
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Any tips on vinyl wrapping the roof? I have never applied vinyl wrap but would like a black, gloss or matte. My roof has a bad sun damage. is it a 2 man job? thanks!
Havent done it just yet Iíve got the vinyl already but I have to fix some rust spots from rock chips in paint first. I will be doing the job with my brother - in - law who has experience with vinyl but Iíll let you know when I do it .
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:24 AM
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Headlight Restoration

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After . Still think I will hit it again with the 2500-3000 grit and polish.
Used the 3m headlight restoration kit
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:06 PM
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Repainted grilles gloss black , cut out inserts and put up a wire mesh. Also installed 6500k LED headlights and fog lights ! Iím loving the new look!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:16 PM
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Out with the old in with the new! Pulled my Cats and found 2 out of 3 were hollowed out so I went ahead , due to issues with the new cats I bought, and hollowed out the third one which was Bank 1 firewall side. I love the sound Iím getting now I thought I would hate it
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:19 PM
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Also replaced my old radiator; had a lovely crack down the plastic top end. Replaced with a Mishimoto Radiator! So far so good have been running it for a couple weeks now. Replaced the Master Clutch Cylinder a month or so ago so while I was at it with cats and radiator I replaced the Clutch Slave Cylinder. Car is shifting like a dream now.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:25 PM
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ChapChap,

Would you like to share your experience with LED headlights replacement? Which brand did you use and how is your new light? How difficult was that? Did you get HID before?

About headlight lens restoration: did you use any clear coat after buffing your lights? I was told that without protection the lights will yellow again in 6 months.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:56 PM
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ChapChap,

Would you like to share your experience with LED headlights replacement? Which brand did you use and how is your new light? How difficult was that? Did you get HID before?

About headlight lens restoration: did you use any clear coat after buffing your lights? I was told that without protection the lights will yellow again in 6 months.
As far replacing them after you get the bumper off itís rather easy the only issue Iím running into is the dusk covers do not fit over then new lights still working on a fix for that. And I just bought the cheapest 6500K bulbs from AliExpress and oddly enough I fell in love they look amazing , great field of vision, perfect color, Iím just waiting to see how long they actually last . But so far so good!

I didnt put any coating on the headlights I couldnít get them as clear as I wanted but i plan on doing them again and as far as a coating I think Iíll just stick with wax often. Hear horror stories with clear coat.
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ChapChap, any new updates? I have the prototype Mishimoto radiator in my 05 Max and its still going strong many years later.
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ChapChap, any new updates? I have the prototype Mishimoto radiator in my 05 Max and its still going strong many years later.
Not much to update on. Been trying to decide what I want to do . Timing chain is starting to be an issue Iím hearing it grind on cold start . Canít decide if I wanna do a few more things before saving up for that job.
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ChapChap, any new updates? I have the prototype Mishimoto radiator in my 05 Max and its still going strong many years later.
And I also live in Panama City Beach, Florida so the hurricane might slow me down even more ... evacuated to Louisiana for now....
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Ok now that life is settling down after hurricane Michael I will be shifting more focus back to the Maxima!! So on my plate Iíve got timing chain rattle whatís some experiences / pricing from shops that have been quoted if anyone can help
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