NISformance Second Generation VQ35DE Swap Kit
This kit allows you to swap a 2nd generation VQ35DE motor in a 2002-2008 Maxima or 2002-2006 Altima (3.5 V6)
The NISformance 2nd Generation VQ35DE swap kit consist of
five main components. The Cam sensor signal
inverters, PNP throttle body adapter harness, Belt tensioner bracket, and
Alternator bracket. Each component and its intended use is detailed below.
The camshaft sensor signal inverter allows the stock harness to
be attached to a newer 2nd generation motor and intercept the camshaft signal
wires. This is an essential part of the swap kit and has been designed with
ease of install in mind. Each inverter with have a camshaft sensor plug pre installed. Only
wiring necessary are three wires consisting of ground, power, and signal.
and play throttle body harness is necessary in order to utilize the 70 or 75
millimeter throttle body that is equipped on 2nd generation motors.
Belt tensioner bracket and alternator bracket allow the re use of factory alternator and belt tensioner. Zinc coated for high corrosion resistance and to add a factory look and feel.
These inverters are single channel. One inverter is required for each camshaft position sensor.
There are two generations of the front wheel drive VQ35DE. First generation motor 2002-2008 Maxima , 2002-2006 3.5L Altima. Second generation motor 2009+ Maxima , 2007+ 3.5L Altima. The second generation VQ35DE is equipped with an improved head and manifold design allowing for increased air flow and improved performance. Oil consumption and other flaws commonly found in first generation motors have also been eliminated.
There are two variations of the second generation VQ35DE. A Maxima motor is equipped with "EVT" ( Exhaust Valve Timing ) and has slightly higher compression when compared to an Altima motor, which is not equipped with "EVT". In most swap applications that use a Maxima motor "EVT" is not used. In order to use "EVT" a different engine management system is necessary. However "EVT" is not necessary and does not negatively affect performance or reliability if left unused.
- Two cam sensor signal inverters
- PNP throttle body adapter harness
- Belt tensioner bracket
- Alternator bracket
These are the 5 main components required for the 2nd Gen VQ35DE swap.
Wiring of inverters and general swap information can be found here How to guide