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Monceif Faiks's 2001 Maxima SE

2013-05-03 06:31:20 admin
Moncef Faik's 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Moncef Faik’s 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

 

This Maxima has made significant progress over the course of the past few years. Initially working on a college student budget, the car began life with its current owner as a completely factory spec Anniversary Edition Maxima. Completely stock, with the 3.0L VQ30 engine. Initially, this car was intended to be an everyday car, but soon turned into a performance experiment. Modifications began with an Exedy OEM clutch & Fidanza lightweight flywheel, and a JWT intake.

Moncef Faik's 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Moncef Faik’s 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Afterwards came the v2OBX headers and Cattman exhaust. This was during the time that tuning the ECUs on these cars was a difficult task due to the lack of support. A GReddy e-Manage Ultimate was installed and has been the primary tuning tool for this Maxima. After the basic bolt ons were done, modding got very serious. Coilovers and G35 wheels followed, along with other small touches such as varying stereo equipment and HID setups, and finally the JWT S1 cams. The owner wanted to get the absolute most he could out of the 3.0L platform without swapping to a VQ35, and it was done using the S1 cams, VQ35HR valvetrain and ported heads, along with an 82mm MAF and larger 3″ Cattman exhaust, allowing this engine to make 250whp @ 7500 RPM on a Dyno Dynamics dyno.

Moncef Faik's 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Moncef Faik’s 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

The Exedy clutch started to slip, and at that point it was decided to swap to a VQ35. The VQ35 would use the existing 3.0L heads to bump the compression to ~11.8:1, and the bottom end was bored out to 3.6L. It was also beefed up with ARP main & head studs, rod bolts and ACL Race main/rod bearings for sustained high RPM activity. A gutted VQ35 intake plenum and Pathfinder throttle body sit on top of the engine, connected to the same 82mm MAF used previously. On the cosmetics side, the wheels have been changed to a set of XXR 009s, and the factory headlight housings have been switched to retrofitted projectors. A Pioneer touchscreen head unit and Vip’dOut VIP tray resides in the dash (James Church @ vipdout.com was a huge help with this). The car is awaiting a proper dyno tune and some smaller pieces to finish it off. This was an ultimate R&D project and far from an off the shelf setup in its current and previous forms.

Moncef Faik's 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Moncef Faik’s 2001 Nissan Maxima SE

Mods:
- VQ35DE block, stock pistons and rods – bored 40 over.
- ACL Race main bearings & rod bearings
- ARP head studs, main studs, rod bolts
- Polished 350Z crankshaft (same as A33 model)
- Ported/worked 3.0 heads with JWT S1 cams and HR valvetrain (compression ~11.5-11.8)
- SSIM, PFTB, 82mm MAF
- e-Ultimate/AEM wideband
- v2OBX/equal downpipe
- 3″ testpipe/3″ Cattman
- STOCK 5MT, Exedy stg2 clutch , Fidanza flywheel

Check out some videos on Moncef’s YouTube page located @ youtube.com/monceffaik

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O HELLA OEM's Porsche G35

2010-07-10 05:56:15 o-hella-oem

This is my Porsche powered by a VQ35 engine…Oh wait back to reality, my G35 just got a fresh Porsche 911 GT3 paint job called Atlas Grey Metallic that is. Anyways My G is my daily driver so I tried to keep the look as OEM as possible. So I put a Full Nismo body kit because this kit just looks like it came out of the factory, don’t you agree?

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

To think a couple months ago my G35 was pretty much stock. 2010 was the year for my G35′s transformation and i went all out as you can see but i still have much more to do.

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

Your probably wondering what’s with the Blue wheels? Those aren’t just any ordinary blue wheels. The color is called Fzero Blue from Volk Racing and I believe there’s only 2 sets in 19″ with +12 offsets ever made. So trust me when I say that you probably wont see any G or Z with these set of wheels at a car shows you attend to.  That may sound a bit cocky but take it how you want it. HA!

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

O HELLA OEM's VQ35 Powered Porsche G35

I think the G35 has one of the most sexiest stock rear ends period!. Everything about a G35 is just perfect in my eyes. Any angle , every corner you look at the G35 lines wont disappoint.

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Pop's Yellow Twin Turbo VQ35 Powered Nissan 350Z "XZOTIKLR"

2010-07-08 01:29:25 admin
Pop's TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Pop’s TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Some of you may know him as z350boy, but just about everyone knows him as “Pops” from OTSZ (Official TSZ). This man has done up his VQ35 powered Nissan 350Z to the fullest extent. I don’t have all the details on the car right now, but I do know he recently had VTR (Vinny Ten Racing) build up a nice engine for him. Complete with all the power to kill those “XZOTIKS” out there, who think that because they spent 200,000 on a car, that their shit don’t stink, and can walk over everyone on the roads! Well let me tell you, Pop’s VQ35 is not the one to mess with.

With Amuse suspension that tightens and lowers as the speed increases while he’s pushin’ it to the limit, this car handles like butter baby. You can actually see it lower slightly when he starts getting on it. Gotta love it man! I know we do!

Now everyone is a fan of a built motor, well this VQ35 was not always built. He was running a JWT TT on a stock block with some tune and ripping challengers apart. This VQ35 is putting out around 500hp to the wheels and is roaming the streets of NY, ready to show and proove to the big boys, the exotics. You gotta love the look on their faces when the VQ35 shits on their 200,000 ride.

Pop's TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Pop’s TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

I don’t have many pictures of this badass VQ35, but I shall link up with Pops soon and request more pictures and information for the blog here @ VQ35.com.

All pictures were provided by C3 Photography, based out of NYC.

I do have a video of this VQ35 in action against another boosted VQ35HR, so check that out below.

Pop's TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Pop’s TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Pop's TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

Pop’s TT VQ35 Powered 350Z

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Got Stance?

2010-06-25 15:28:02 pikez_350

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This section is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION. We are currently in the process of upgrading to a much bettter/faster server. In the near future when everything is operating correctly, this section will be updated nearly on a daily basis. Absolutely anything and everything that deals with “proper” stance will be in this section of VQ35.com. 

This is a test post to make sure things are operating smoothly. Future posts will be have much more detail and also images. Please bear with us while we upgrade to a much more proficient server.

-Jordan P. “PikeZ_350″

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VQ35DE Top Secret Skyline (BNR 32)

2010-06-19 10:17:15 admin

I just came across this today while searching the net, and knew my fellow VQ35 enthusiasts would love to have a look at it. It’s a VQ35DE transplanted into a R32 Skyline. With all the trimings straight from the best of the JDM big dawgs! TOP SECRET!

Top Secret has stepped forward with a R32 fitted with a V35 Skyline engine. In fact, this chassis model is a GT-R modified into a drift vehicle. The front driveshaft has been eliminated to transform this vehicle into a FR setup. There has been rumors that the suspension had been tuned for drifting also.
The reason why they chose the VQ engine was “Since now is the height of the VQ engine, it’s our chance to further develop it.” Another important factor was that the rather than to choose the Z33 or V35, the R32 was a familiar platform. This way, they can fully put efforts into modifying the engine.
The latest VQ35DE is a 3.5 liter V6 that naturally aspirates 294 horses. Most often, cars that come out of Top Secret are turbocharged; but in this case an NA build up was carried out.

The engine received a ported head, modified combustion chamber, Nismo camshafts, and a 6 individual throttle body (ITB) setup. The ITBs were named GT Throttle to be released on the market in the near future.
The vehicle was rated at 354 horses. Most of the parts such as the engine cross member were used to transplant the motor were custom made, and is also expected to be released for sale sometime soon.

A 3.5 liter V6 may sound like it’s a relatively large sized engine, but in reality, it is 30 cm shorter than the RB26. The VQ engine was 150 kg (330lbs) lighter and was a setup that gave the RB26 a run for its money in regards to handling and response. Air conditioning and a full car stereo system were cleanly installed.
The car has been featured in Option and Option2 magazines many times before, but this is the very first time actually running the machine. We asked Yoichi Imamura to test drive the vehicle since this was a company car owned by Top Secret.







Simply a super sweet modded up VQ35! Imagine what type of power this setup could put down if it was FI’d! Big power!

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