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Old 06-04-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mycoolg's 5.5 Build (Engine Build, Stance and more)

Hello all, my name is Anthony. And i just want to start out by saying this thread is gonna be filled with pics, isnt that the point? Its gonna include my 2000 maxima and a little more.

Let me start from the beginning my garage queen is a 2007 Infiniti G35 6MT coupe. I bought it back in 2011 with 54k on it and she was bone stock.



Here she is in 2014





One of the main things i take pride in, in my cars is that everything done to them is done in house. Everything on my G i did in my garage. From the polish tucked engine bay, to the coilovers camber arms and other suspension mods. The only thing i dont touch is paint and body work.

Now around summer 2013 I decided I was putting too many miles on the G (it was at almost 90k at the time) I need a daily. So picked up a 2000 auto Grey Luste GXE with 115k, she was a plain jane no sunroof no spoiler, cloth seats, no fogs, no bose, completely stock




This car was the wheel *****, it had about 10 sets of wheels in the 2 years i had it.

G35 rays, at this point i had also added SE tail lights


The first set of 350z Anniversary wheels, when i first got it the hood flew up thats why its got a black hood now, also got some ebay headlights and lip. Also had put on some Ksport springs


2009 Maxima 18s



Rays GGames 99bs that were for the G


370z Rays, also traded trunks with a local friend who wanted to go wingless


At this point, the stock 14 year old struts were starting to go and get real bouncy. So i decided to cough up some money and bought a set of Megan Track Coilovers. Also got its second set of 350z anniversay wheels which i threw on some new stretch tires and spacers. These would stay with the car.



That got the ball rolling for some big mods, I then swapped in some black leather seats and dyed the roof and pillars all black.

I would pick up a set of 02-03 Headlights, 02-03 side skirts and decided to plastidip the entire car



To complete the 02-03 conversion, I found the front bumper with a Stillen lip locally

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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And thats pretty much how she was until i traded it for the 2002 I own now. Here it is, a fully loaded 2002 6spd Pearl White SE with 180k





The car came with HotShot Headers, Ypipe, 2.5in piping and a progress RSB and in the trade is kept my suspension and wheels

Now less than 2 weeks after getting the car, im driving to work and it just doesnt feel right. I get to work get out the car i with still running and all i can hear is KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. The motor had caught a bad rod knock. Just my luck right?

Well it just so happened that me and few other friends all had the next day off, so.....


2010 short block with 30k on it


After some cleaning


After putting in the new main bearings


Disassembling the old motor


Cleaning the heads


Heads rear timing cover, and timing set, waiting to get back the timing cover coolant hard lines and intake manni back from the powder coater


BLING BLING!!!


Timing cover, exhaust, oil pan, motor mounts and beam back on


Attached back the tranny and all the accessories and it was ready to go back in


Back in and running! also while the car was sitting i sold the anniversary wheels and picked up a set of SE 17s, tires werent too good though


Within 3 days of the car running, i got pulled over for my exhaust, or lack of lol seeing that it was just open after the mid section. So i finished it with some blast pipes


Pick up a set of Cobra R reps but those wouldnt last too long sadly

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Old 06-04-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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2 days later a Ford F350 decides to bring a whole new meaning to bumper to bumper traffic


I drove the car like that for a few weeks dealing with the whole insurance thing. In the mean time the tires on the 17s were going really bad. So i switched it up again. G35 rays this time


Finally after insurance worked itself out I found a body shop i trusted to fix the damage, oh and i got her a little present with the extra money


What a difference


While the car was in the body shop, I got more goodies and tires mounted on the new wheels



Like new again


Wheels mounted



Also had the Stillen lip from the green car painted


And thats where shes at now. In the next week or so im gonna have a buddy of mine take some professionally photos in downtown Orlando so wait for those!

I plan on redoing the wiring harness with a semi tuck since the harness is started to fall apart and ive still have to run the downstream o2s to the back. Also plan on converting the interior over to black soon. Im not fan of beige in the car now
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Impressive work buddy...not many can tackle their own engine rebuilds,etc but what an insane amount of money it saves you in a lifetime!

Those guys did some nice body work too. I've always like the Cobra R wheels too...
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I'm so jealous

White AND 6 speed!?
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Impressive work buddy...not many can tackle their own engine rebuilds,etc but what an insane amount of money it saves you in a lifetime!

Those guys did some nice body work too. I've always like the Cobra R wheels too...
Thanks guys,

My father is a Nissan Master Tech, he walked me through most of it

When for alignment today. I really hate how there's no rear adjustment at all



Buddy caught me rolling home
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:15 AM   #7
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Very clean. Love what you've done with the car.
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Hey, it's chris, sold the rear AE lip to you! Love how the car is coming out!!! Never knew you had so much done to it! def one of my fav stance 5.5's around now. G looks awesome too
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finally got to see the wheels.. !! lol
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Nicely done and very unique.
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Both cars look awesome, man. Super jealous you got a white 5.5 that's 6MT too.
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Love the wheels. They are very simple and clean!
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Clean build.. What lip kit is that if you don't mind me asking.
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What type of wheels are on the car, they are very clean and what size?.

That build, that maxima is incredible!
Great work!
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That's awesome you did the engine build yourself, props for that! But I don't think I'll ever think the stanced/stretched thing looks good. Function over form any day for me.
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Hello, I've really been slacking on updating this, but here we go!

So since the motor when back in, I always had plans of redoing the main engine hardness since it was starting to fall apart. Well then a local maxima buddy finally gave me the push to do it







Not sure if you can really see but I basically ran all the wires behind the engine and over the top of the tranny



I'm still gonna try and get the fuse boxes relocated along with the overflow tank (mines falling apart anyway)

I also got fed up the beige seats





The seats still aren't done, Ive seen got to do the head rest and I wanna try and do the black dash, carpet, roof etc before the end of the year. But since school started back I really haven't had the time

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Nice seats. Beige sucks, plain and simple.
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Thank you everyone for the kind words

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Clean build.. What lip kit is that if you don't mind me asking.
Stillen front spoiler, factory 02-03 sides and AE rear (thanks Chris lol)

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What type of wheels are on the car, they are very clean and what size?.

That build, that maxima is incredible!
Great work!
They're Varrstoen MK1s 18x9.5/10.5. I bought them back in March when varrstoens first released their MK series. Since then, I've seen 2 other 5thgens on them but all 3 of us are running different specs which I think is pretty cool

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That's awesome you did the engine build yourself, props for that! But I don't think I'll ever think the stanced/stretched thing looks good. Function over form any day for me.
To each their own. Sometimes I do really hate it myself (especially when I gotta change my axles every 1-2 months). But regardless I still enjoy driving my car. To me that's what makes this hobby of modifying cars fun and interesting because it allows everyone to express their own individuality

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beautiful car man. Just one question tho, How did you do the red leather interior?
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