370z Mods Guide: Top Upgrades for Performance & Appearance

Nissan 370z Mods & Upgrades

When it comes to “affordable performance”, Nissan hit the nail on the head with the 350z. It always had a special place in the minds of car enthusiasts.

The Nissan 370z is a classic example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. All it needed was an upgrade to the VQ35DE/HR engine and subtle cosmetic changes.

Soon enough, the 370z became the go-to car in the JDM aftermarket community. Manufacturers did what they do best and created performance parts that can take your 370z to the next level.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of purchasing 370z upgrades or if you already have some in place and want more, this article is for you.

In this guide, we’ll take you through a comprehensive list of the best 370z mods along with some tips on how to go about your build.

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The Best 370z Coilovers for Your Suspension Upgrade

Nissan 370z Coilovers

When it comes to modifying cars, power isn’t everything. How you use it is what really matters.

Coilovers allow you to drive your 370z in a way that lets you do more with the power it already makes — even if it has a stock engine.

With a lower, stiffer suspension setup tuned according to your driving style, you’ll feel a whole new level of confidence around corners.

If you want to make a serious change to the way your 370z rides, we highly recommend getting a set of coilovers. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or tenth upgrade.

This guide will explain why coilovers are among the top 370z suspension upgrades. It will also help you choose the best coilovers on the market.

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The Best Test Pipes for Your 370z: An In-Depth Review

Nissan 370z with test pipes shooting flames

Test pipes are the holy grail of exhaust system upgrades. They’re basically straight pipes that replace your catalytic converters — the most restrictive part of your exhaust assembly.

The stock catalytic converters keep a lot of power locked away with their smaller piping diameter and a dense core. Replacing them allows for a freer-flowing exhaust setup which means more power, better sound, and increased overall efficiency.

In addition to this, the OEM catalytic converters also tend to fail and need replacement, and they aren’t cheap to replace. Test pipes are an affordable solution to that problem.

Bang for buck, there aren’t many modifications as cheap and effective as test pipes, which is why they have become so popular among car enthusiasts.

In this guide, we’ll review the best test pipes for 370z drivers, along with an explanation of everything you need to know before going ahead with this upgrade.

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Single or Twin, Which Is the Best Turbo Kit for Your 370z?

Single or Twin: Which Is the Best Turbo Kit for Your 370z?

So you’ve had your Nissan 370z for a while, it has been taken care of, and now you want to pump some new life into it. There’s no better way to do this than by installing a turbo kit.

Unlike superchargers that draw power off the crankshaft, turbos utilize the energy from wasted exhaust gases.

With the right turbo setup, your 370z can go from 330whp to 500whp and even more. Of course, this can be controlled by setting the boost at your desired limit.

Doesn’t matter if you regularly hit the track or not, your turbo’d 370z will be a blast to drive even on the street.

And the best part? Your VQ37VHR engine won’t lose its reliability so long as you complete and maintain the build correctly.

In this guide, we’ll explain what you can expect from your turbo build and we’ll list the best turbo kits for your 370z.

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350z vs 370z Comparison: What Is the Difference?

350z vs 370z Comparison: What is the Difference?

The infamous 350z vs 370z debate is a hot topic in the JDM community and for good reason. Nissan single-handedly changed the face of racing and affordable performance with the Z range.

They proved that it is possible for automakers to build high-performance sports cars at a price that many people can afford while introducing an entire generation to the pure joy of driving one.

In this guide we’ll cover the key differences between the 350z and 370z, see what it’s like to own either one, and decide which one’s worth buying.

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Nissan 350z Wheel Spacers: Good or Bad?

Nissan 350z modified with wheel spacers

The difference between wheels that fit well and wheels that don’t can make or break how your Nissan 350z looks. And while shopping for 350z wheels you can be selective about the width and offset of your new rims, it’s not always possible to find the perfect combination to make your new set up sit perfectly.

For this reason, more and more Nissan 350z’s are running wheel spacers, to make sure the wheels fit exactly how they should.

Wheel spacers can help make your car look better by helping you get the perfect 350z wheel fitment. And while the difference would only be felt on the track, they can improve handling too.

They’re also one of the most inexpensive Nissan 350z mods around.

This guide will help you to find the best 350z wheel spacers for your car, based on the size of wheels you’re planning on using, and how flush you want them against your car’s body.

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The Best Test Pipes for a Nissan 350z

Test pipes are aftermarket parts that replace the catalytic converters in your Nissan 350z.

Catalytic converters or “cats” can be a drain on power and they can choke your engine. Nissan didn’t put them on the 350z because it improve performance – emissions standards almost worldwide saw them put on the Z33.

Replacing them with test pipes is a good, inexpensive way to bring more airflow, power, and better fuel economy to your 350z.

Test pipes will usually increase your car’s sound, bringing with it a bit of rasp and drone. Sometimes the sound can get so loud that you might find yourself breaking sound ordinance laws. Some 350z owners like this, while other’s don’t.

Since you’re reading this article, we’re guessing you’re part of the crowd looking to remove their 350z’s catalytic converters for good!

If you’re taking your car to the track, or if you love the aggressive sound that test pipes offer, then this is the guide for you. Here we’ll help you find the best 350z test pipes based on price and quality.

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Top Engine Oils for Your Nissan 350z

The Best Nissan 350z Engine Oil

You may not think about the motor oil that goes into your 350z very often, but it can make a real difference in the way your car performs – today and long into the future.

With the right oil in your Z, your VQ engine will be nicely lubricated and run smoothly.

Quality oil keeps engine heat down, the engine clean, and running it’s best. In many cases, you’ll also see a improvement in fuel efficiency.

If you have old or bad oil in your Z car, from leaving it too long between changes, you’ll run into a heap of problems. Dirt will accumulate in your engine and clog areas that are designed to let clean oil through. Your engine will wear quicker, and engine component failures will happen more often.

If you’re trying to keep your Nissan 350z in tip-top condition, you should run the correct kind of oil, change it when needed, and treat your car better than Nissan intended.

This guide will touch on the correct 350z oil types (depending on climate and what kind of driving you’re doing), and then we’ll show you some of the best oil for your Nissan 350z.

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The Best 350z Rims & Wheels

Best Nissan 350z Rims

After buying a Nissan 350z, an upgrade to aftermarket wheels are on almost every owners list.

It’s not that anything is wrong with the stock 350z rims, it’s just that your needs are different from the next guy. Aftermarket wheels allow you to:

  1. shave off some weight, which is great for improving performance through better acceleration,
  2. fine tune your wheel/tire combo, and do things like widen the track of your 350z to improve handling,
  3. give your car a unique look, make it look awesome and turn some heads.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about 350z wheels, including correct sizes and offsets. Then we’ll run though what we think are the best 350z rims on the market.

We’ll finish up with some recommendations of our favorite cheap 350z wheels, the best lightweight wheels and the ones we think look the best on a Z33.

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The Ultimate Guide to 350z Short Shifters

Your Guide to the Best 350z Short Shifters

A short throw shifter helps you to change gears faster than is possible with your OEM Nissan 350z shifter.

This is called “shift throw reduction,” and it’s the main characteristic to remember when shopping for short shifters.

These short shifters move the pivot point higher up the shift rod, which means you move the shifter less distance when changing gears. A Nissan 350z short shifter typically has a height reduction as well, measured in inches, that also helps reduce the shift throw.

Short shifters are one of the more popular 350z modifications for a few reasons:

  1. They’re affordable. Even the most expensive short shifters are only a few hundred bucks.
  2. They’re easy to install.
  3. Unlike some other mods, you will feel the difference straight away when changing gears.

Short shifters give you a better driving experience by allowing you to change gears faster and with less effort.

In this guide we will discuss the best 350z short shifters on the market, in terms of price, construction and effectiveness.

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