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What's up fellas, I'm Drew from Long Island, New York

I have a 2004 Molten Silver 1.8S, I bought brand new in summer of 2004 love the car and still do. The Sentra was an Automatic QG18de(1.8S) then I did a full SE-R Spec V Conversion to it in the summer of 2011 along with some upgrades over the past years. I did all the work, paint and fabricating the parts myself with a hand here and there from my father and friends who I thank very much!

It's an on going work in progress with blood, sweat and tears

Page 4 for the QR25de Motor and 6 Speed Manual Swap click here


Interior

2006 SE-R Spec V Dashboard Wiring Harness and Reinforcement Bar
2006 SE-R Spec V Gauge Cluster
Complete 03-04 SE-R Spec V Interior Conversion
Charcoal Carpet's
Nismo Charcoal Floor Mats
Reverse lockout
2J-Racing Brass Shifter Bushings
A-Pillar Tweeters
Rear Deck Subwoofer
Vanity Mirrors with Lights

Exterior
OEM Spoiler
Custom Mesh Grille
Custom Painted Lower Front Grille and Rear Valance
OEM Side Skirts (Reinforced/Fortified with Industrial Spray Foam)
Nismo Lip Replica (Reinforced/Fortified with Industrial Spray Foam)
My Custom Gunmetal 04-06 LED SE-R Tail Lights
Bi-xenon Projector Retrofitted SE-R Headlights with Morimoto Mini H1, Morimoto 3Five Ballasts, 6000k done by 02serious (Geoff)
Projector Retrofitted Blazer Fog Lights with Morimoto 3Five Ballasts, Morimoto 880 HID bulbs 6000K
S2K Antenna
Mesh Screen over the In Cabin Air Intake (prevents the Micro Filter/Fan getting debris in it)
Kuo's Garage Fender Washers
Rob's Aluminum Air Diversion Panel

Tires, Wheels and Brakes
TDMi 5 Lug Spec V Hubs 5 x 114.3
UNISA JECS's Spacer and Sleeves with (A32) Rear Hubs
2JR Forged 55mm Race Wheel Studs
2JR Hub Centric Wheel Spacers 15mm All Around, +8mm Front (22mm to clear Brembos)
D32 Altima Coupe SR 18" 45 offset Wheels
225/45R18 Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500
TDMimports Black Valve Stems
2JR Forged Chromoly Black Lug Nuts
2006 SE-R Spec V Master Cylinder and Brake Booster
Brembo Brake Calipers
Power Slot Front Slotted Rotors 12.0" (redrilled for 5x114.3)
Rear Disk Brake Conversion with Brembo Brake Package Disk Brakes
Power Slot Rear Slotted Rotors 10.9" (redrilled for 5x114.3)
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
Stoptech Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines (Rear)
Good Ridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Front switching to Stoptech)

Suspension and Chassis
Nismo Front Sway Bar
Nismo Rear Sway Bar
Nismo Strut Bar (Removed)
Nismo Control Arms
2JR Roll Center Kit
Energy Suspension End-Link Bushings
Tanabe Sustec Under Brace (4 Point Lower Tie Bar) (removed for repairs)
2006 SE-R Spec V Steering Rack
Rear-end Swap with Nismo Hard Bushings
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
Koni Yellow Shocks with Front Strut Inserts
2J-Racing Anti Lift Kit
2J-Racing Bump Steer Kit V2
Weapon-R Torque Damper (Removed)
Energy Suspension Crossmember Motor Mount Inserts
Rob's UHMW Crossmember Washers (aka wheel hop aids)
TDMi Rigid Collar Subframe Insert


Power/Drivetrain
QR25DE Motor Swap
6 speed Manual Conversion
2J-Racing Brass Shifter Bushings
Fidanza Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
Clutch Masters Stage 2 Clutch
2JR Hi-Power Intake Plenum
Nismo/AEM Cold Air Intake
2JR Alternator Clearance Bracket
Hotshot Exhaust Manifold
OEM Modified Mid-Pipe with a Bigger Secondary Catalytic Converter
Strömung 2.25 Cat-back Exhaust System
NGK Iridium Heat Range 6 Spark Plugs



Future Projects: VQ35




Summer 2011








2012 Engine Bay Shots




May 2010


Summer of 07


4 days after I bought her in Aug 2004



Rolling shot



 

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2 things i would do to it that would require no or very little money:
1. shave the badges off the trunk, except for Nissan
2. paint the valve cover (silver and black) - sketch out a design and try to copy it on the valve cover
 

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did you ever get a mark on the rear bumper from when you tapped that lamp post in dpa?? lol
yea it was only a lil yellow paint from the pole and some flaking repainted the area its all good now

2 things i would do to it that would require no or very little money:
1. shave the badges off the trunk, except for Nissan
2. paint the valve cover (silver and black) - sketch out a design and try to copy it on the valve cover
i did that early this past summer except i kept the 1.8s

ehh i might but i think its gonna be a waste, im gonna try and attempt a VQ swap after the cars paid off late next summer well see how that turns out
 

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nice man. So your goin for the vq swap? You'll be the first qg gone vq that I know of. I just finished paying off the car now I'm waitin a year or two to save up enough to pick up all the parts to attempt it myself.
 

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No offense, but why do a VQ swap on an automatic car ?

Will you change it to manual?

umm i dont know if you know, but look for the 10 sec maxima on this forum. worlds fastest maxima is automatic... jus sayn

forget a maxima, worlds fastest cars are automatic...


http://www.nycsentras.com/showthread.php?t=9121
 

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umm i dont know if you know, but look for the 10 sec maxima on this forum. worlds fastest maxima is automatic... jus sayn

forget a maxima, worlds fastest cars are automatic...


http://www.nycsentras.com/showthread.php?t=9121
Your absolutely correct . . . but which would you prefer to own?
 

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haha auto would be simple and sick but i gotta make things hard on myself goin for the 6speed lol

im gonna be parting it together over the summer starting with travis's mounts and then searching for a spec transmission for better gearing. then well see about all the other goods. good thing staytuned is here in nyc im sure im gonna need ahand on wiring, effin nightmare haha
 

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if i ever get the money together for the vq swap its gonna be an auto. and my 1.8s badges and stock hubcaps are goin back on just so i can see peoples reaction when they think they just got rolled by a stock 1.8s
 

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spec tranny for better gearing?? ok.
travis' parts are amazing from what i hear, but i cant afford them.
staytuned ftw!!

my old license plate
nice.. i was told that higher gearing is diff and here have a look same final drive tho

Mixima
Ratios: 3.15, 1.94, 1.39, 1.06, 0.81, 0.63
Final Drive: 4.13
http://www.jbcarpages.com/nissan/maxima/2004/specs/

Spec V
Ratios: 3.153:1, 1.944:1, 1.392:1, 1.055:1, 0.809:1, 0.673:1
Final Drive: 4.133:1
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/roadtests/0407scc_sport_compact_cars_comparison/index.html



if i ever get the money together for the vq swap its gonna be an auto. and my 1.8s badges and stock hubcaps are goin back on just so i can see peoples reaction when they think they just got rolled by a stock 1.8s
haha yea i know make ppl thing twice about a 1.8 haha

two reasons why i kept the 1.8s badge on there so ppl dont mess around with the car cuz it says "im a crappy qg18" on the back and then sleeper status for later on haha


o yea updates! sanding down the sideskirts as we speak and paiting em

and nismo swaybars! yes front and rear for 365 brand new shipped to my door! muhahaha
 
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