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Old 09-17-2013, 02:17 PM
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G35 vs the Maxima

So I am here to talk about these two cars. I have a heavily modded maxima and a relatively modded g35.

Now I am going to say a few things that might make a few of you offended but I am here on an objective mission. I am a super sport motorcycle rider with a very heavily modified 383 stroker corvette, roll cage and all, so don't mistake me for some racecar wannabe, i've got the ultimate in speed, I go to the race track all the time, i don't have anything to prove with my maxima on this forum. In fact I think the G is still a much nicer car.

The 6th gen maxima is faster than the 1st gen G35. period. it was faster stock and its much faster modified with what I have. to be specific the G35 always pulls on me in 1st gear (RWD) but I reel them in and pass by each time. With a few exceptions this has been my experience with probably around 30 head to head races at Irwindale speed way with various G35's

My reason for posting this is I am trying to figure out WHY the G feels faster when it isn't. I wanna see if there are any members in here knowledgable enough to tell me specifically how the G's drive train, suspension, rev mapping, HP/Torque, what... makes it feel this way.

The G throws my head back and blasts forward while the maxima just kinda wafts to speed. In the G I can feel the back of my seat pushing me foreward kinda like a lesser version of my vette but in the maxima I feel like I am being pulled foreward. Is this entirely do to the RWD vs FWD or something more? I drove a 2012 3 series around for 3 months and it didn't feel at all like the G, again more pulling than pushing in acceleration and that is RWD.

Who can explain this. Why does the acceleration in the maxima among other cars feel so light but is indeed faster in reality than another sports car?
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Personally, I think the throttle response is what gives it that feel, but that may not be it for you since youre racing. It may be better on the low end than the maxima, and probably the 3 series.
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Have you compared the final drive and transmission gearing ratios yet? Lets not forget that FWD has far less drivetrain loss.
Old 09-18-2013, 01:09 AM
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Are you talking about a Drag Race?

The Maxmia Might have higher HP top end where as the G has more Torque in the low end. Which could explain the Maxmima winning a Drag Race.


Stock 04 6MT




What I could find for a 6th Gen



Please Note that these charts are for just general comparison.

Its Clear the G has a bit more of TQ down low. Which is a function of Intake,Cam and Exhaust Design(less Exhaust as on the 35 its nothing special) and Tune.
Old 09-18-2013, 03:27 AM
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^i agree

Also, manual or auto G35? Type of tranny doesn't make a big difference on the maxima but big difference for the G

My dad has 4th gen maxima with a 3.5 swap which is a way lighter body than the 6th gen. Also has a quaife LSD tranny, full exhaust, and he has never beaten my G. It's close, maybe a car, car and half. But again never won

Mine is a 07 revup though with bolts ons
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When my 05' was new, I got into it with an 05' Max, we were VERY close until third gear and I could walk him every time.
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^^At the track of course.
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^^At the track of course.
Private racetrack in mexico
Old 09-19-2013, 12:08 AM
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RWD and FWD is always different. FWD don't have a drive shaft and the Maxima has that crapy CVT transmission, they are slower to react. but over all the maxima is about 100lb lighter in suspension. The G35 just have a fat ***. But the G35 should win b/c of the aggressive engine and transmission.

what mods do you have on the maxima

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Both are slow.

This pretty much sums up a G35s and Maximas racing.


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Thanks guys this thread is great. There is a lot of info that makes sense. Especially the throttle response answer. The Maxima is always very slow to react on the throttle compared,d unless it is in automanual. I do not have the CVT thank god. Those transmissions are worthless. the G is a 2006 auto type S, the maxima is a 2005 5speed auto with OD. I have a mod list of all my cars floating around so I will just copy and paste it below.

Yeah I had a feeling the G has a lot of drive train loss, but even still, its a beast and I love it.

2003 nissan Altima
-SRI

2006 G35s
-resonator delete
-MANY more to come, she is new.

2005 Nissan Maxima
-CXJ Thermal Intake Manifold Spacers (5 piece set)
-Custom SRI
-CXJ Block off Plate
-Progress lowering springs
-Progress sway bar
-Racingline Front Strut Bar
-2 KCMAXX Rear Strut Bars
-Custom y-pipe/b-pipe
-Custom 3" exhaust w/ e-cutout
-Level Ten Valve body w/shift kit
-Custom Headers
-Painted calipers
-Drilled and slotted rotors w/Hawk pads
-Traklite Rims (16lbs) w/spacers flush
-LED interior swap
-Headlight strips
-Puddle lights
-DASHCAM
-Blacked out: grille, side skirts, lower half of mirrors, lettering
-Tinted windows
-EZKoncepts tail lights

96 Corvette
Block bored to a 355
-SLP triple cone intake
-BBK mass air flow sensor
-BBK 58mm throttle body BBK
-42 lbs injectors
-Custom Performance Headers
-High flow pre-cats
-Ported and polished Performance Heads
-bored and polished intake manifold
-2.05" Intake valves
-1.6 Comp Cam roller rockers
-Roller Lifters
-High performance valve springs
-Hardened performance push rods
-Performance Cam: Hydraulic Roller Tappet Duration 276/281, Lift .503/.510
-Performance flywheel
-Flat top pistons
-6 inch connecting rods
-ToTal Seal Gapless two piece rings
-High flow water pump
-MSD Custom
-Long tube exhaust
-Baer brake kit
-SDC adjustable front suspension
-4 point Roll cage
-5 point harness
-Short pro shifter
-Stage 3 performance clutch
-Upgraded booster & master cylinder
-Hyper tuner box ignition
-Upgraded fuel pump
-LED light swap
-High Flow catalytic converters

So these are my toys. probably could have bought a used nissan GTR with all the money thats gone into these things... they are selling for 50-60 grand now with 40000 miles!! oh well
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Being able to afford a used GTR and being able to afford maintenance/repairs on a used GTR are two completely different animals.
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Price a new transmission for a GTR, you buy a new Corolla for that.
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Price a new transmission for a GTR, you buy a new Corolla for that.
haha but who wants a corolla? low level cars...

and exactly why I don't have one, couldn't afford to keep it as I am still a lowly college student. But when I grad its going to be game on.

When I do get one I'm getting it with the alpha 9 package.

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