Lowering springs are made to support the weight of your vehicle and fit in place of the stock/OEM springs. Lowering springs are different than coilovers in that they work with your existing shock absorbers.
You’re not replacing the entire suspension unit like you would when upgrading to coilovers.
Usually no modification is needed to install aftermarket lowering springs. You simply remove the old OEM 350z spring and replace with the new.
This guide will walk you through some things you need to know about lowering springs before buying them, and show you the best 350z lowering springs on the market.
If you’re looking to squeeze as much power out of your Nissan 350z, before long you’ll have to upgrade your exhaust headers.
We’ve written about 350z exhaust systems, but those sort of modifications happen at the tail end of the car, where your exhaust gases are the coolest.
Generally speaking, the OEM headers are reliable and of decent quality, but tuners and aftermarket specialists have managed to make alternative designs that will give your VQ35DE or VQ35HR engine more power.
Exhaust headers are where your exhaust gases are the hottest. Getting those gases away from the engine as fast as possible will help your naturally aspirated engine to produce more power.
It’s not the easiest mod you can do to your 350z, but being a bolt-on modification, it’s something that anyone can do with some patience and the right tools.
It is one of the better ways to improve the performance and power of your car.
This guide will go over the differences between exhaust headers and exhaust manifolds. Then we lay out the best 350z headers for people on a budget, and then for people wanting to bring their 350z to the track.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s no denying it, tow hooks are “in” right now.
What was once something you kept in your 350z tool kit for emergencies or track days are now seen on Z cars that only ever see the street.
In this article we’ll take a look at the OEM 350z front tow hook and your best aftermarket tow hook and strap options, both using the front tow hook location, and the license plate method.
We’ve also made some recommendations based on whether or not the tow hooks are designed for actual race use, or for style only. Obviously a race tow hook can be used on the street, but we’d be weary of using a tow hook that is designed for looks over function when it comes to relying on it for track days.
The Nissan 350z is responsive, handles well and will make enough noise to put a smile on your friend’s face.
But in the same way, it can be well behaved, ride nicely, and be quiet enough to take your mother to the shops.
It’s a driver’s car, through and through.
In this buyer’s guide we’ll tell you the things you should know before buying a Nissan 350z, such as:
- the key characteristics of the car,
- differences between different model names,
- differences between different model years,
- common problems,
- reliability, and
- maintenance costs.
The first Nissan 350z rolled out of the factory over 15 years ago, can you believe it?
And while the Z33 has proven itself to be a very reliable car, it’s not unlikely your battery is on it’s last legs, if this isn’t the second time you’ve had to replace it.
Most mechanics will tell you, a car battery tends to last around 5 years before needing replacement. But for many 350z owners, it’s not something they consider replacing until it dies completely.
For this reason, many Nissan 350z batteries have managed to last over 10 years! You’ve gotta love that Nissan reliability!
The good news is, Nissan 350z battery replacements aren’t particularly expensive, or hard to find.
So you want a 350z bash bar.
If you’re skidding your Nissan 350z more and more, it’s a fairly easy decision to make – why keep destroying your bumper bars and bending your reinforcement bar every time you take a small hit?
Hose lines for oil coolers can be easily mounted to a bash bar using zip ties in seconds. Doing the same with an OEM front bumper bar can be a frustrating process, especially if you’re regularly removing your front bar.
Done right a bash bar without a factory bumper can look cool too.
In this article we’ll look at what a bash bar is, why you might want one for your Nissan 350z, and the different types available for both the front and rear of your car.