The Best 350z Spark Plugs: Recommendation & Specs

Nissan 350z Spark Plug Change

Quality spark plugs are vital for getting the most out of your Nissan 350z.

If you have tired spark plugs, your engine might misfire, your car might have trouble starting up, or it could not start altogether.

That miniature bolt of lightning that a spark plug provides has a huge impact on how your car performs.

Bad spark plugs first begin to show signs of wear when you notice uneven idling, a lack of acceleration, and increased fuel consumption. Spark plugs are so cheap, you really have no excuse not to change them out regularly.

A Nissan 350z spark plug change is a straightforward job. If you’ve changed spark plugs on a car from around 1990 onwards, you’ll find it a quick and easy job.

In this guide, we will show you the best 350z spark plugs available today, by type. At the end, you’ll find our overall recommendations for replacing your 350z’s spark plugs.

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The Best Infiniti G35 Mods for Coupe & Sedan

Best G35 Mods

The Infiniti G35 was well received right out of the gates. It was Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” in 2003, thanks to its great front-midship V6 engine, its rear-wheel drive layout (all wheel drive came later), and its acclaimed 52% front/48% rear weight distribution.

But performance car enthusiasts always want to push the envelope to see what a car can do. Before long, aftermarket parts became readily available.

The best G35 mods combine various aftermarket parts to enhance handling and performance.

This guide will review the best options for Infiniti G35 tuning—both coupe and sedan models—to show how you can upgrade your car’s handling, suspension, brakes, wheels and engine.

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Your Guide to the Best 350z Exhausts

Best Nissan 350z Exhaust System

If you’re looking to replace the exhaust on your Nissan 350z, there are a few things you should consider. First, what is your budget? Second, are you aiming for power gains to your engine, or enhanced sound from the exhaust?

We’ll help you decide what exhaust to replace your stock OEM with, regardless of your budget.

One of the first Nissan 350z mods that owners will do, upgrading your exhaust system will give you a better flow and efficiency of gas and exhaust, and some of them will increase your horsepower and torque.

Aftermarket exhausts are also lighter than the ridiculously heavy stock 350z exhaust system.

This guide will help break down the options into three sections based on your requirements: budget, sound, and performance.

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Best 350z Cold Air Intake for Your Z Car

Best 350z Cold Air Intakes

Looking to increase the power of your Nissan 350z? Installing an aftermarket cold air intake system can be a great place to start.

Despite being a cheap modification, an upgraded 350z air intake will often increase horsepower while also improving fuel economy.

Generally speaking, upgraded cold air intakes don’t cost as much as exhaust modifications. They can however, still add a small bump in horsepower and ft/lb of torque to your car’s performance.

They’re also easier to install than most 350z exhaust systems, and usually don’t require professional assistance, which makes them one of the most affordable mods.

This article will guide you though everything you need to know about intake systems, and help you choose the best cold air intake for your Nissan 350z.

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Best Miata Supercharger Kits: Everything You Need to Know

If you want to get more power out of your zippy, Mazda Miata, your best bet is to install some form of forced induction; either a supercharger or turbocharger.

Between the two, we prefer superchargers, and we’ll go into the details below.

Superchargers are connected to the engine’s crankshaft, whose spinning motion in turn powers the supercharger. They can add serious horsepower.

Below you’ll find some intro information on the topic of forced induction, and our experiences on the topic.  We outline your different options and will point you in the right direction for the best MX5 supercharger kit to suit your needs.

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  1. Rotrex superchargers are basically belt driven turbochargers -since they are not positive displacement pumps, their output is NOT linear. They make most of their boost at higher rpms. For track work where you’re always going to have the revs up, they’re great. If you’re going to keep it on the street, though, the Eaton/Magnuson systems build boost sooner and make more low end torque. It’s all about the intended use.

  2. I am about to buy a 93 Miata with a Magnuson supercharger, It doesn’t come on until 5000 rpm. How can I get it tuned to come on at 2-3000 rpms?

    1. Hi Ernie,

      It will depend on the specific unit you are using, and if your car has been tuned. A different pulley and adjusting your timing may bring it down a thousand rpm or so, but I don’t think you’ll get it as low as 2000 rpm. Hopefully I am wrong though!

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Miata Seats

ND Miata with Recaro bucket seats intalled

The Mazda Miata, especially later generations (NC and beyond) is not known for its comfortable seats. In fact, the tough, unsupportive OEM seats can be enough to turn some drivers off from buying.

But the industry is rich with aftermarket seats that provide more support, comfort and will last longer. Companies like Recaro, Corbeau, and Sparco have spent years perfecting the best seats for Miata use.

Below we’ll talk about which seats are best for your particular MX5, and which seats are compatible with each generation. After that we’ll run you through the seats we like the most.

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In Search of the Best Miata Roll Bar

Best Miata Roll Bars

There are plenty of options for roll bars for your Mazda MX5 Miata. Aftermarket parts manufacturers produce roll bars for each generation of the car.

Some of the biggest names in the business are Blackbird Fabworx, Hard Dog, OBX Racing Sports and Cusco.

A roll bar is an unsung hero of track-modded Miatas. Here we have our picks, broken down by MX5 generation. We’ll help you choose the best roll bar for your specific model.

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  1. Can you tell me I am looking at a Cusco roll bar for my nb soft top with glass rear window . Will it fit low enough under the roof and a big question does it still allow seat movement and recline a bit . I am not about to race the car as I own a muscle car I just want to stiffen it up and add protection, and know it will actually fit thanks for any advice appreciate it the car was my sons that passed away it’s really just a tribute to him and keep sake cheers Shaun.

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The Best 350z Clutch Replacements & Upgrades

Guide to the Best 350z Clutch Replacements and Upgrades

A standard 350z clutch is a serious unit. It’s not uncommon for a Nissan 350z owner to make it to over 100,000 miles (over 160,000) on their first clutch.

If you have been driving your 350z on the street, shifting well and not beating on your car,  your clutch pedal should feel light and manageable, perfect for stop/start city driving or long highway runs.

However, if you have taken it to the track or given your Z car hell over the years, you might have felt the clutch either sticking or slipping by now.

Changing to a new clutch can completely transform the way a 350z drives. It can also give you the peace of mind that comes with picking what goes under the hood of your car.

In this guide, we’re going to show you the best clutches for your Nissan 350z, the different models available and the benefits of upgrading your stock clutch.

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Best Miata Exhausts: From Cheap to Complete

Best Miata Exhaust Systems

Way more than an afterthought, your Miata’s exhaust system is an integral part of your roadster’s character. It has an important effect on performance and efficiency, but the exhaust system is also your car’s voice.

The Mazda Miata is an amazing machine — flexible enough to handle a winding mountain highway, a hot track in August, or the daycare dropoff run on a Tuesday. (Admittedly, not a common use for a two-seater.)

Its stock components are workhorses that have, in many cases, outlasted their expected usefulness. But when the designers realised they had such a potentially popular and versatile roadster, they had to make compromises.

Everyone wasn’t going to want their MX5 to roll off the lot with that throaty, sporty rumble you want. So, they tamed it. The OEM exhaust is good, but there are plenty of aftermarket Miata exhaust systems that are great.

As far as we’re concerned, the exhaust systems in this article are the best on the market.

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Best Miata Clutch: For Street & Sport Use

Best Miata Clutch for Street & Sport Use

Smooth shifting was always going to be a key component of an enjoyable Miata experience. From the get-go, a five-speed manual transmission was the standard option — and is now easily the most popular option with enthusiasts than the four-speed automatic.

Miatas do different things for different people — from stealing first place on your club’s track day to bringing style to date night. The clutch is one of those components that is closely connected to the driver and swapping the stock out for aftermarket clutch can dramatically change the driving experience.

The path from OEM (and other cheap Miata clutch options) isn’t necessarily a straight line where price and quality move up in tandem. We’ve set out this guide to show you the best Miata clutch options.

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