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Hi all,

im a new member over here. I just bought my Maxima last September 2002. The maxima we have here in Saudi arabia is different, cuz the 2002 models still comes with the 3.0 engine 5spd manual. Hope we can find a lot of intresting subject to share togethere and see you then :).
 

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Welcome

Welcome to the boards man, I used to drive a J30 maxima, I still want one. I'm goingto buy one here soon. we can have some good discussions on tuning.
 
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Thanks guys for your reply. I did have a race last thursday with a Renault Clio its 177Hp car with a weight of 980kg.(2156pound). and we were together at the 1st and second gear and on the third i start taking off. what do you think?
 
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you are right bro, but the Renault is much faster on the take off. If we just had on a higher speed, he wount hold with me.
 
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if you haven't done any mods yet, I would go ahead and do a strut tower brace and a pop filter at the minimum dude. You will not be sorry.
 
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MaXiMa's

Ok here's where all of your nissan expertice comes into action... Im looking for a 3rd generation Maxima (89-94), I heard that the SOHC VG30E had a better hp to weight ratio, but the DOHC has 30 HP more... what do you think is a better decision(all opinions are welcome)?
 

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cneary812 said:
if you haven't done any mods yet, I would go ahead and do a strut tower brace and a pop filter at the minimum dude. You will not be sorry.








this was true about the ratio but there is more aftermarket support for the 4th and 5th gen Maximas than the 3rd gen's...
as far as performance stuff...
 
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thx for the advice, but i heard that the Y pipe is the most modification part that do a real different in your car!!!!!
 

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one_bad_max said:
thx for the advice, but i heard that the Y pipe is the most modification part that do a real different in your car!!!!!


here................


http://warpspeedperformance.com/

the y-pipe is the biggest and best HP mod for the Maxima

next of course is S/C,Turbo or Nitrous...but for the bolt on mods the y-pipe is the best HP mod....
 
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cool I was thinking about doing the y-pipe mod myself. I replace old warn out parts with their performance upgrades.

As for the difference between the VE and VG engines, the 92-94 SE with the DOHC VE engine has a few problems ie Crank angle sensor, VCT, but shares some other problems with its counter part the VG. You can actually get more parts for the VG than the VE, but, I like my VE (do have the VCT problem currently) but it is a fast car. The timing chains are a nice + over the VG's belt that needs replacing every 60K.
 
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Im not sure what the VCT is, but my timing belt blew (with only 40k mi. on it!) , and screwed my whole engine up, and bent quite a few things in it. Im just gonna get a replacement VG. So im deffinetly gonna do the timing chain as apposed to the belt on my next engine.
 

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The VTC is the Variable Timing Control (I accidently reversed the letters before sorry). On all the VE, and VQ engines (DOHC) they have variable timing control. In the VE engine they had problems with the oiling system to the VTC sprockets at the top of the engine causing the springs to get weak over time and eventually fail to work properly. I don't believe that you can put a chain on a VG30E engine but I could be wrong. If you want the benefit of the timing chain you should get the VE30DE engine, my advise would be to run full synthetic oil to prevent the VTC problem. I have been running blend but will go full out Mobil 1 from now on.
 

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maxedout97maxima said:
this was true about the ratio but there is more aftermarket support for the 4th and 5th gen Maximas than the 3rd gen's...
as far as performance stuff...
Maybe if you're looking for crappy tail lights or funky body kits. Otherwise, you're going to be very dissapointed. Superchargers out-of-the-box and stuff are cool, if you drive a civic that's slow no matter. If you want a real engine, go with the lesser VG30E. It's one of the most indestructable engines Nissan has ever built, and has hella pull from the line.
 

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Jordass2986 said:
Ok here's where all of your nissan expertice comes into action... Im looking for a 3rd generation Maxima (89-94), I heard that the SOHC VG30E had a better hp to weight ratio, but the DOHC has 30 HP more... what do you think is a better decision(all opinions are welcome)?
Your best bet is an SE 5 speed 89-91. It has the lesser hp VG30E SOHC has opposed to the higher hp VE30DE DOHC. More pull and fewer problems with the VG. Trust me, I've owned and tuned both. VGs are rated at 160hp as upposed the the VEs 190hp, but my current VG will smoke any VE on the road, and most VQs too... :eek:
 
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