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Old 07-08-2015, 06:40 AM
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My Modded 8th Gen

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I traded in my Pearl White Premium/Tech 2014 Maxima for a Bordeaux Black SR 2016 Maxima three days ago. I wasted no time and switched over my AG F420 wheels. I had to get my fenders rolled due to rubbing when I hit huge dips even on stock height. Yesterday I had Eibach lowering springs installed. They are exactly the same springs that are used for the 7GM. The process to install for the front is exactly the same however the back is way different and is a PITA. Anyway I got an alignment right away for free because they recommended it since they took out all the rear linkage to install the springs. To there credit they were right and the rear was way off but the front was perfect. Anyway today I go for tint and then it's a waiting game till parts become available to mod it more! Pics to come when its tinted and gets a wash. Enjoy!

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Tints complete but she's still dirty. 35% with black interior.

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Old 07-08-2015, 01:44 PM
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I like the wheels. Nice ride!
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Congrats! Very nice!
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:26 PM
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nice to see the first modded 8th gen on this forum. thanks for posting. looks mean.
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Was having issues with rubbing in the back so I went for an alignment and they were able to get -2.6 stock camber with eibach springs on. I think it fixed the problem. The real issue is running 285 tires in the back is too big for this gen maxima. Springs settled more and I really like how low the car sits but not too low.

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Old 07-10-2015, 04:28 PM
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First wash!

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Car looks great faze. Best of luck with it!

How are you finding it to keep the dark paint color clean? I'm interested in the super black but the maintenance is my only concern. Curious what your experience has been so far.
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Looks sick! Which dealer on LI did you go to?
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Looks sick! Which dealer on LI did you go to?
Would also like to know as I live on LI as well. I have a test drive scheduled with Massapequa Nissan.
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Originally Posted by Bklynblaze View Post
Car looks great faze. Best of luck with it!

How are you finding it to keep the dark paint color clean? I'm interested in the super black but the maintenance is my only concern. Curious what your experience has been so far.
So far it's been good but one thing I can tell you is that you can see every imperfection so you need to stay on top of it. If you want a car that you don't have to constantly take care of it and maintain the paint then black definitely isn't for you. Having said that the effort is definitely worth it though. It looks absolutely gorgeous when clean.

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Looks sick! Which dealer on LI did you go to?
I went to Koepell Nissan in Queens. Hands down best experience I've ever had with a dealership. While other dealerships were haggling me, Koepell Nissan had me out in under an hour which is impressive considering the fact that I had a trade in. They even had a mechanic there on a Sunday to swap wheels for me since I didn't have my stocks. I highly recommend them. Talk to Joe Clem the General Sales Manager. Tell him Jonathan with the gold AG's sent you lol.
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So far it's been good but one thing I can tell you is that you can see every imperfection so you need to stay on top of it. If you want a car that you don't have to constantly take care of it and maintain the paint then black definitely isn't for you. Having said that the effort is definitely worth it though. It looks absolutely gorgeous when clean.



I went to Koepell Nissan in Queens. Hands down best experience I've ever had with a dealership. While other dealerships were haggling me, Koepell Nissan had me out in under an hour which is impressive considering the fact that I had a trade in. They even had a mechanic there on a Sunday to swap wheels for me since I didn't have my stocks. I highly recommend them. Talk to Joe Clem the General Sales Manager. Tell him Jonathan with the gold AG's sent you lol.
Thanks I will def keep them in mind when I'm ready to purchase! They even have an Instagram photo of your ride on their website. Gorgeous car. And you are correct...the dark paint is definitely worth it. Looks stunning when clean.

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First wash!

What product do you use on your tires? Does it spray off on your car when driving? Car looks great!
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What product do you use on your tires? Does it spray off on your car when driving? Car looks great!
Im not sure. The hand wash I go to puts it on. It does spray off for the first 10 mins then it dries. I just always carry a microfiber towel and detail spray in my trunk to maintain my wash til the next one.
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Originally Posted by Bklynblaze View Post
Would also like to know as I live on LI as well. I have a test drive scheduled with Massapequa Nissan.
Thats where I picked up my 2014 sv sport tech they were great there but no way they had me out in an hour lol thats phenomenal I was trading my civic in and it took like 6 hours Good luck!



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So far it's been good but one thing I can tell you is that you can see every imperfection so you need to stay on top of it. If you want a car that you don't have to constantly take care of it and maintain the paint then black definitely isn't for you. Having said that the effort is definitely worth it though. It looks absolutely gorgeous when clean.



I went to Koepell Nissan in Queens. Hands down best experience I've ever had with a dealership. While other dealerships were haggling me, Koepell Nissan had me out in under an hour which is impressive considering the fact that I had a trade in. They even had a mechanic there on a Sunday to swap wheels for me since I didn't have my stocks. I highly recommend them. Talk to Joe Clem the General Sales Manager. Tell him Jonathan with the gold AG's sent you lol.
Thats incredible man I will deff keep it in mind when im back home and ready to buy if i decided to stick with the max. Cant get over how it looks congrats!
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Nice ride man! The Wheels look great with the Bordeaux Black color. Congrats on the new car!
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Nice ride man! The Wheels look great with the Bordeaux Black color. Congrats on the new car!
thanks alot!
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Pic of rear fitment.

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New rear fitment.. 255/35/20 on 20 x 10.5 to stop rubbing..

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Man - I was looking at a white platinum but your BB has me second guessing. Does the color really come off as well in person as it does in your pics?
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Man - I was looking at a white platinum but your BB has me second guessing. Does the color really come off as well in person as it does in your pics?
When the sunlight hits it, it is stunning..when its cloudy it kinda looks black.. Yea in my opinion its the best color.
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When the sunlight hits it, it is stunning..when its cloudy it kinda looks black.. Yea in my opinion its the best color.

I too have the BB and agree on it's reflective properties. The only thing that fails to hit the mark is the contrast between the body color and the C pillar black stripe. We lose some of the punch.

Are you gonna color match the wheels to the door handles and the chrome?
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I too have the BB and agree on it's reflective properties. The only thing that fails to hit the mark is the contrast between the body color and the C pillar black stripe. We lose some of the punch.

Are you gonna color match the wheels to the door handles and the chrome?
I've considered it. One of the rear wheel lips got damaged so my stocks wheels are actually on the car now while I decide what color to refinish the wheels. Options are to polish the lips out to match the chrome, change the color of the lips and faces, or fix the one lip and keep the gold lips. Not sure yet. Opinions are appreciated
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What brand lowering springs are you running if you don't mind me asking?
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What brand lowering springs are you running if you don't mind me asking?
Eibach springs from the 7th gen maxima. Same exact springs.
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Nice... Thank you!
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stocks on while I get my wheels refinished!

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I had the wheels refinished. I also had all the chrome deleted with gloss black vinyl wrap but have not had a chance to get pics of it. Here are the wheels re-done for now. They are gloss black lips and inner barrels with dark purple metallic centercaps and bolts. It's hard to see and fully appreciate them in these pictures. I will try to get better pics.

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Faze, I like how the wheels turned out. Look forward to seeing the other photos of the chrome deleted.
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Very nice, well done. This is one mod I just might have to do!!!
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Now that's how you murder something and get away with it. Clean AF!!!
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