Ever since my former supervisor let me drive her Maxima, I have been dead set on buying one. I say it’s a sports car with 4 doors. Being a Nissan fan, my Nissan garage would be a Maxima, Murano & Z (350-Z).

I was looking and test driving for around 6 months until one day an eBay auction caught my eye. Maxima for $3000?? Naturally, added it to my watch list and bought it soon after the price went to $7600. Everyday she brings a smile to my face.

My 2001 Nissan Maxima Mods (Not a GXE anymore)


  • Jensen VM9020TS 6.5 inch Touchscreen DVD player head-unit
  • KnuKonceptz amp kit with dual amp hookup
  • PAC SWI-X – steering wHeel controls for my head-unit
  • Boston Acoustics 6.5 inch RC61 front component speakers
  • Apline 6.5 inch SPS-17C2 rear speakers
  • Alpine MRV-F345 75×4 digital speaker amp
  • JL w6v2 12 inch subwoofer
  • Custom sealed box that I built
  • Alpine mono MRD-M500 digital sub amp with remote bass knob
  • 1.0 FARAD Monster cap
  • Wiring harness, antenna adapter & dash kit


  • Sound deadening parts of the interior
  • AE Accelerator & Brake pedal
  • Center console compartment wrapped in a soft upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror w/ temp, compass, ice alert & UV sensor
  • New OEM Summer mats
  • Blue LED in the ignition ring light
  • White faced gauges & chrome gauge rings
  • White LED bulbs in the doors, dome & maps lights
  • Custom Nissan badge on the steering wheel


  • 2X stickers on the rear door windows
  • Tint – 25% on the front & 50% on the rears
  • OEM H.I.D.’s 4300k Headlights (High, Low H.I.D., Blinker & Park)
  • OEM fog lights
  • PIAA Xtreme White H3 bulbs for fog lights
  • Fog light rewire (locking & unlocking will flash the fog lights)
  • Factory spoiler with LED tail light
  • LED license plate bulbs
  • 2x chrome exhaust tips
  • Chrome grill kit addon
  • Factory dark chrome titanium 17 inch rims/wheels (summer only)

Performance & Tuning

  • 130A high(er) output alternator
  • K&N air filter
  • Front strut bar upper tower
  • NGK Iradium IV spark plugs
  • Kumbo Ecsta Supra 712’s tires (225/45/17) (summer only)
  • FTSB (Front Tower Strut Bar)

Security & Convenience

  • AstroFlex AstroStart 5204 Remote Start with 1/2 mile range & car alarm
  • Bypass Kit XK05 PKN2 Immobilizer
  • Cobra XRS 9730 12 band radar detector hard-wired in

Future Ideas

  • Struts & springs
  • Drilled/slotted rotors & brake pads
  • White gauges & chrome gauge rings
  • 03 Maxima front bumper swap
  • 02 G30 leather swap w/ heated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior chrome door handels
  • Dynomat the trunk area
  • Touch-up rims
  • Buy two new tires

Already In Progress

  • LED tail lights