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#1 Old Sep 27th, 2003, 11:30 PM
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Pathfinder Performance Question

Hello everyone...
I know these questions have been asked a million times but i'm gonna make it a million and one. I have a 2001 3.5L Pathfinder and heres what i'm wondering:

(1) What other Nissan motor can share parts with this motor? (Ex: Intake, Supercharger, Turbo)
(2) Do they sell lowering springs for my year of Pathfinder?
(3) Does anyone have any experiences with a Supercharger or a Turbo on this motor?
(4) Where can I buy typical mods such as intake, exhaust, headers?

I know these questions seem dumb but I have learned you have to work with what you got and i'm interested in making a sleeper Pathfinder to blow the doors off the neighborhood rice racers.
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#2 Old Sep 27th, 2003, 11:52 PM
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1.) The new Altima, Maxima, G35 sedan, G35 coupe and 350Z all use that motor. Not sure about matching with the VG30 series.
2.) No lowering springs... SEARCH... a lot of people ask this.
3.) Stillen is making a supercharger kit for the 350Z. Seeing as you have more space under the hood, it should fit if they ever release it. GReddy and Nismo are both making turbos, but you would need to customize the downpipe. exhaust and intercooler piping to make it fit.
4.) Hotshot makes intakes and exhaust for the VQ35. Whether they'll fit your engine bay is another matter. Best bet is to compare clearances inside the bay to whatever 350Z you can find... as that is the VQ35DE car with the most performance parts on the market...

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Thank you that is very helpful but I have a few other questions, what are the engine codes for:

(1) 3.5L Pathfinder
(2) 3.5L Maxima
(3) 3.5L Altima
(4) 350Z
(5) G35

Thanks a lot.
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#4 Old Sep 28th, 2003, 12:30 AM
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They're all exactly the same... VQ35DE, but are rated at differing horsepower due to differences in tuning, intake and exhaust hardware.

According to some members, the difference in horsepower is more propaganda than fact, as the performances of the sedans and coupes with the engine are pretty close.

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#5 Old Sep 29th, 2003, 09:40 PM
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Lowering springs are available http://www.4x4parts.com/public_html/...f5317b411f63a7
Intake is available
http://www.4x4parts.com/public_html/...f5317b411f63a7
Cat back exaust is also available. I belive stillen makes one and also if you call 4x4parts they may be able to get you one.
let me know how it goes and if you find anything else

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Thanks a lot... I'm interested in those lowering spring but their quite pricey... Does anyone have any experience with these? Also has anyone seen the altezzas tail lights on Ebay for the new Pathfinder?
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They're all exactly the same... VQ35DE, but are rated at differing horsepower due to differences in tuning, intake and exhaust hardware.

According to some members, the difference in horsepower is more propaganda than fact, as the performances of the sedans and coupes with the engine are pretty close.
The cams won't interchange in the Pathfinder version of the VQ, the heads are different. The intake and exhaust manifolds are different and the intake system is different.

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