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CHiP 12-02-2012 10:10 AM

NissanClub's 3rd Annual Nissan of the YEAR Contest - Congratulations SurraTT!

Welcome to NissanClub's 3rd annual Nissan of the YEAR contest!

The finalist below are the past 2012 NOTM winners, listed in their respected winning month. Please take your time and vote for the member that YOU think deserves to be NissanClub's 2012 Nissan of the YEAR. The finalist below have the option to reply in this thread with more pictures and a list of mods in order to draw more votes (click on the finalist name/picture to be taken to their winning month thread).

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Poll will close January 31, 2013.

Good luck guys!

December '11 - eskalaid

January '12 - Critical-Audio

February '12 - MBdr

March '12 - VIPklique

April '12 - TA2 TA

May '12 - The Inspiration

CHiP 12-02-2012 10:13 AM

SurraTT 12-02-2012 01:58 PM

Good luck to Everyone! There are some NICE cars here!

This car is the very first of its kind. I took a 2002 Maxima (5.5Gen) and swapped in a 2009 Maxima (7th gen)VQ35 into the car which is now called the 5.7 Gen Maxima.

Its not a ordinary swap, the 09 VQ has VQ35HR heads and various improvements over the older FWD VQ's.

My good friend purchased a 09 Maxima a few years ago, the first thing I did was look under the hood. I said that's the motor Ill swap one day! In August 2010 my car developed a rod knock. So I parked it and started the planning of the swap. In May 2011 I had the 09 VQ and was in the process of swapping. It was not untill the end of July 2011 till it actually ran.

First run/drive

2002 Maxima w 2009 Maxima VQ35 engine swap first run- YouTube

This 09 VQ is far superior to the older VQ's With bolt ons and tuning this motor is capable of 300whp with STOCK cams.

Here is a nice dyno video of a earlier pull. 5.7 Gen Maxima Dyno 297 whp Dynojet - YouTube

Here is the full mod list:

- 2009 Maxima VQ35
- 75 mm Throttle body
- Composite intake manifold (SSIM)
- 52 mm intake ports on heads
- 10.6:1 Compression
- 09 stock cams
- ARP rodbolts
- ACL Race bearings
- Cattman genIII headers
- Cattman 3" catback
- Removed stock oil warmer
- 380 cc DW Injectors
- 4 Intake Piping (no MAF)
- Velocity Stack
- 6" AEM Dryflow Filter
- 05 Sentra transmission
- 4.133 Final drive
- Fidanza flywheel
- Spec stage 3 clutch
- One piece SS clutch line

Engine Management-
- Haltech 350Z ECU
- Plug and Play Haltech harness
- Haltech Dual channel Wideband
- Dual channel wb gauge
- Exhaust Valve Timing ran by Haltech only

- Tein SS coilovers
- Truax full subframe connectors
- Subframe collars
- Progress RSB
- ES SB bushings
- ES control arm bushing
- ES motor mounts
- Moog balljoints
- Moog Tierods
- Moog sway bar links
- NWP TQ link
- 350Z Rays Track 18 Wheels
- Drilled/Slotted rotors
- Stock brake calipers

- Power folding mirrors w/factory switch
- Kenwood DDX6019

Right before the first run!

2009 VQ35

05NismoGirl 12-02-2012 05:36 PM

It's gonna be a tough decision this year

twista 12-02-2012 08:28 PM

twista's 07 Altima
Hey everyone thanks for checking out my ride. I got my car about 1 and a half years ago and I've been modding it ever since on a student budget. My theme is to keep it clean and functional and look hot while doing it, Hopefully you guys like what you see and vote for me!

I won't say I don't want to win but just being a part of this top 12 is a win already, Thanks Nissanclub and Members!

20" infiniti fx45 Rims on Falken Lowpros [Summer]
16" Fast Wheels on Dunlop Graspic Tires [Winter]
Quad Projector headlight retrofit with Halos (custom DIY)
Nismo Aero Kit Appearance Package
3.5 Side View Mirrors with turnsignals
Projector Fog with Halos+ HIDs
Glossy Black Vinyl Roof
20% Rear Tint + 5% Front Tint
Blacked Out Rear Diffuser
C-mod Grille Blacked out + Nismo Emblem
LED Depo Tail Lights [blacked out]
LED Trunk Lip Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles

Leather Seat Swap + Custom Leather Inserts and Arm Rest
Custom In-dash Unit with GPS/ Reverse Cam/ Nissan Logo/ Much More
2 12" mtx subs with mtx amp
4 Jbl speakers with sony amp
Amp gain controller and switch
White LED Everything - Flood lights front and rear/dome/courtesy/trunk/license plate
Racingline Underhood Lighting Kit
Brushed Aluminum Altima Kickplates
Nissan Altima OEM Rubber Mats

Magnaflow Custom Exhaust Cat-back Resonator Delete
D2 Racing Coilovers
Injen Short Ram Intake
Racingline Front Strut Bar
Redlinetuning Quicklift Hood Props

Racingline Rear Sway Bar + Front and Rear Endlinks + Grounding Kit
Fender Rolling for a Much Lower Drop Next Year
2J Racing Lightweight Pulley
BullyDog Tuner
Stillen Front Fascia
Tail Light Tint Either Red or Smoke
LED everything/ GPS In-dash + Leather Seat Swap
Quad projector morimoto mini with halos - 6000k Low Beams and 5000k High Beams
Racingline Front Strut Bar + Injen Intake

twista 12-02-2012 08:29 PM

Part 2

twista 12-02-2012 08:29 PM

Part 3
Tail Lights + Spoiler On
Blacked Out C-Mod Grille + Projector Fog lights
Winter Mode: Raised Slightly + Aftermarket rims + Dunlop Winter Tires
Racingline/BT Underhood Lighting
Extra Shots

Here's a video of some quick drivebys, Thanks for taking a look!

barkeep 12-03-2012 12:08 AM

So many great choices for this year. It was tough enough already that the last several months were close. Now it's a cut throat competition to the end!

Good luck, everyone!

tl2k2max 12-03-2012 12:46 AM

this will be interesting.. i dont see anyone running away with this one.

TA2 TA 12-03-2012 01:48 PM

I will post new pics as well as a list of all my mods, including my new mods from April
'til now.... Until then, here's a teaser ;-p

07 Winterfrost 3.5 SE 12-03-2012 02:15 PM

This is definitely going to be fun to watch. All great cars here. I know how you all feel though. Exciting!

Critical-Audio 12-03-2012 05:53 PM

Modification List:

Port and polish upper/lower intake manifold
SSIM Intake manifold
Fujita f5 cold air intake
M2 headers
Custom y-pipe catless
Electric cut out
36" resonator
Throttle body coolant bypass
Custom grounding kit
Custom VIAS plate
Greddy Emanage Ultimate (Removed Now for Upgrade to UPREV)
W/ 350z harness
AEM Wideband A/F Gauge
Mishimoto racing radiator (maxima)
Mishimoto radiator cap 1.1bar
Boomba oil catch can
HR Head Bolts
HR Valve Springs
HR Cut Head "cooling mod"
HR pistons w ceramic coated
Cosmic Head Gasket
Bored .20 over
Port and polished heads
EGR delete
Trans cooler
Heads and block milled
Arp rod bolts
3 angle valve job
Manley bearings
Balanced entire motor
Valve Body Upgrade Transgo
Racingline Motor Mount Inserts
Unorthodox Racing Crank Pulley
Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
Royal Purple Trans Fluid
Royal Purple Power Steering Fluid
Royal Purple Coolant Additive

Racingline Lowering Springs
De-badge Nissan off trunk
DDM Tuning HIDS 5K High/Low/Fogs
JDM Grill "eBay"
5% Tint/ 30% Windshield
Fog Light Mod
Kinetic Powerstop Drilled/ Slotted Rotors
Ceramic Brake Pads
245/40/18 Hankook Ventus HRII

Viper 5704 2 way remote start with (auto window roll up
Tilt sensor, electric exhaust cut out control, stereo turn on)
Pioneer AVH-4300DVD With Pioneer 880PRS "Processing"
Exonic Back Up Camera
Hybrid Audio Technologies Clarus 621
JL Audio C2 6.5" Rear Door
JL Audio C2 6x9 Rear Deck
JL Audio SLASH 300/4 Bridged Front Components
JL Audio SLASH 300/4 Rear Speakers
JL Audio SLASH 500/1 (1) 12" JL W6
Knu Koncepts 0AWG Wire
Rockford Fosgate Speaker Wire
Stinger Dream RCA 3 Sets
(2) Concept 7" Headrest Screens
PlayStation 2
Led lit Floor Boards
LED Trunk Light
Dynamat Entire Car With Dynliner/ Dyna-Xorb

Have Alot more pics (current) will upload later

tooslow_4_u 12-03-2012 10:42 PM

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OMG, This is going to be SUPER Difficult to just pick one.

tl2k2max 12-03-2012 11:26 PM

Critical, did u have all those engine mods before when u won the NOTM? i dont remember all that being done. u just shot right to the top of my list with that list sir. very nice.

Critical-Audio 12-04-2012 04:02 AM


Originally Posted by tl2k2max (Post 4312409)
Critical, did u have all those engine mods before when u won the NOTM? i dont remember all that being done. u just shot right to the top of my list with that list sir. very nice.

Thanks and..
Nope, The car actually wasn't running during that month, So I was in the process of doing all that.

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