More info and pics to come soon...Long time member of www.Maxima.orgPage 1: Exterior Page 2: Interior & Stereo Page 3: Engine Page 4: Modification History Current Modifications: Two degree (17*) timing advance, velocity stacked ("Bellmouth") intake with stock helmholtz, Cattman headers (header wrapped and sealed with DEI high temp) and y-pipe, fastcat (metalic cat-converter), 3" Cattman catback exhaust system, Eibach lowering springs, Stillen rear anti-sway bar, custom grill, HID upgrade to driving lights, independant driving light modification (driving lights can be turned on with parking lights), headlight eyebrows, 18" 350z 6-spoke wheels, Stillen front lip, Sony CD/USB head unit, Infinity door speakers, Kicker 8" sub w/custom enclosure powered by Kicker 250 amp, Infinity all weather floor matts, I've re-wired the dome light to turn on the front map lights both when the switch is turned "on" and when the doors open, relocated vacuum tubes on intake to beneath the engine cover (cosmetic), rotated battery 90 degrees and added a custom aluminum "Maxima" battery tie-down, VIAS delete with installation of NWP block plate, installation of NWP intake Phenolic spacers (extended intake length and significant drop in intake tempurature), and Transgo HD2 shift kit. Repairs Since Purchase: Both rear brake calipers, both front rotors (slotted only), new MAF, front motor mount, engine torque mount, transmission torque mount, Fuel filter (in tank), PCV valve, new KYB GR2 struts, installation of missing engine/transmission splash guards, gas cap, spark plugs (NGK Platinums), replaced missing rear child restraint caps, replaced missing 12v power port dead plug with one from a 2008 Mustang, replaced missing keyless entry/trunk remote, installed Bose rear deck cover for sub installation, sound deadened trunk, installed stock 5.5gen mudflaps and painted Dark Gray to match side skirts and Stillen front lip spoiler. Parts purchased and awaiting installation: replace rear valve cover, brakes, and turn rotors, Nissan recall on crank position and cam position sensors, replaced rear valve cover with 6th gen version. Updates: Please see p4 for previous updates!I like to provide updates on the front page, making it easier for viewers to notice and follow any changes with modifications and such.6/06/12 - I have rotated my battery 90 degrees, sitting it closer to the engine and opening up a lot of room behind the driver's headlight. Also added a custom "Maxima" aluminum battery tie-down. Just purchased new AEM dry intake cone filter to replace the oiled Stillen (K&N) I've been running. I've purchased a 3" 45 degree coupler which will angle the filter toward the front of the car. Also will be replacing the MAF sensor, likely starting to act up because the K&N. I've also installed Stillen rear sway bar. Most significant, I've recently installed my 3" Cattman catback with new exhaust isolators. Cosmetically, I've installed engine dress up bolt kit. These come with polished flat head allen bolts and blue (or whatever color) washers which sit beneath them. Please see image on p3. I've also used these to pull up my sagging front bumper! Also, I've re-wired the map/dome lights to come on together. Essentually, the dome light will turn on the map lights when switched "on" and when the doors are opened. Subsequently illuminating the entire car!1/09/12 - Just recently finished up a few projects on the Maxima. Of some significance, I replaced the engine and transmission torque mounts. I had my stock rubber pressed out and installed a set of Wrayth poly-inserts. These can be purchased from Knight off Maxima.org. I ran into some difficulty with the automatic transmission frame bracket. So, even though I got it installed, it is too tight due to the stock bracket. Fantasitic peices and very much worth it! Install has resulted in significant vibration and increased engine noise within the cabin. So, I am going to remove the transmission Wrayth inserts and install a stock mount back. The Wrayth insert for the engine mount will stay and should be close to what NWP's engine torque link does for these engines...helping to put the power to the ground! I also replaced both rear brake calipers and installed new brake pads. The passenger side caliper was sticking, sucking fuel economy and wearing out my pads and rotor. The driver's side was getting tough to turn in when doing brakes....so just replaced them both! 12/16/11 - Working this weekend to finish up the Maxima. Radiator blew, typical issue for these cars! Bought a new Koyo from Maxima.org forums for $105 shipped. Since had to remove radiator and drain coolant, decided to go ahead and install my Cattman Headers and y-pipe and fastcat. Had already wrapped the headers and used DEI silicon spray to paint the rest of the unwrapped exhaust. Rear exhaust manifold is a booger!! In for a penny, in for a pound they say. I decided to go ahead and replace my rear passenger caliper that has been seizing up on me and go ahead and replace the rear brake pads again since they've worn prematurily. Got the caliper at Autozone, best price and there's a warrenty. Of course got Nissan pads. Going to go ahead and replace my drive belts with oem replacements. Also, I've noticed a slight oul leak. Thought was lower oil pan, looks now like it is the oil cooler where the oil filter bolts up. So, going ahead since drained coolant and oil to take advantage of the opportunity and replace the o-rings at the cooler with oem replacements since I'm under there. Also, learned my front electronic motor mount is shot, again, no surpise. So, ordered a front mount for a manual car since it is NOT electronic; got it for $30 shipped. Since I've had to drop my cross member anyway, this is the best time to replace that mount. I'm still waiting for Knight off Maxima.org to ship out the torque mounts he has designed, which stiffen up movement and will act much like NWP's torque link. Looking forward to having a new 2.5" exhaust after tax return!11/19/11 - I have recently installed my winter tires on an old set of 17" KMC "Suicides" I used to run on my '89 Maxima. Still look great and should help fuel economy a little given they weigh in right at 1 lb per inch....so each rim is 17 lbs. Also I h ave been able to get everything together for installing the Cattman parts. Purchased some header wrap off ebay (two 25 ft roles with straps for less than $40 shipped). Also bought some DEI silicone exhaust wrap and header spray. This is used to "seal" the wrap from moisture and oil, keeping it looking good and preventing elements from being absorbed and held to the pipes. Although I didn't want to paint the headers or y-pipe, I felt in order to best protect the welds and flanges, painted would be a good idea. I have no information to say the DEI helps hold in heat from the piping. If anyone has any experience or info about that aspect, please post. Right now, it simply looks great!Exterior:This is now my daily driver. A 2003 Maxima SE automatic, silver. Purchased in Knoxville, TN for $6k plus tax. Most reasonable price I found! Has some typical small dents and scratches for the year and age. I had to "defog" the headlights with a 3M kit...did a fantastic job! Used an off brand hand lens kit on the rear tails to eliminate some minor scuffs and scratches. I've also posted some images of the 18" 350z rims which will be run on the car in the summer. Stock 17" rims to be run in the winter.