If there was a list of the most easily accessible performance upgrades, cold air intakes would be number one. You could call it a ‘gateway’ upgrade which sets off a chain of many other modifications.
To be more accurate though, we’d like to call cold air intakes a ‘support’ upgrade.
A cold air intake is part of the collection of little things that add up. Though it will change how your car sounds, it does not create power by itself. Instead, it helps your already modified engine to manage it’s additional power more efficiently.
You will observe a noticeable power gain from your new cold air intake when you pair it with other aftermarket upgrades.
In this guide, we’ll show you whether cold air intakes live up to their hype, how to use them correctly, and how to find the best cold air intake for your Miata.
Mechanical maintenance isn’t the be-all and end-all of responsible car care. Covering your car is one of the best things you can do to keep it clean and protected from the elements.
Cars parked out in the open are prone to damage and faster wear because of natural factors like rain, hail, snow, tree sap, dust and so on. Of course, these threats will vary depending on where you store your car.
A good car cover goes a long way by protecting your car against such threats. It’s worth noting that sun/water damage is very expensive to repair and you can easily avoid this cost by simply keeping your car covered when parked.
Putting the cover on and taking it off every day may be a little tedious and annoying for some people but trust us, it’s worth it.
Car Care Tip: If you find your car coated in a thick layer of dust, avoid wiping it down with a dry cloth. Doing this will result in fine scratches as the dust particles scrape the car’s surface. Always wash the dust off with a hose first, then wipe the water off with a damp cloth in one direction, to protect your topcoat.
In this article, we’ll highlight the most important qualities that car covers need to possess and help you choose the best car cover for your Miata.
The radiator is a key component of your car’s cooling system. What it does is simple, yet vital. Your engine produces heat; the coolant absorbs this heat, passes through the radiator tubes where it cools down and gets circulated back to the engine.
When maintained properly, a radiator should last for over 10 years. We’ve even seen great examples where radiators have lasted for a car’s lifetime! If you drive the NA or NB Miata, we strongly recommend that you get your radiator checked if you haven’t because as of today, these cars are between 15 and 25 years old and most of their stock parts are going to need replacement.
In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best radiators for your Mazda Miata MX-5. Whether you are seeking an upgrade or simply needing to replace a failed radiator with a similar unit, you’ll find it here.
Whether you’re on the track or off, suspension upgrades dramatically transform your driving experience. Most performance enthusiasts turn towards coilovers over lowering springs and regular shocks because of the added tunability.
They’re a key piece of suspension kit that most modified Infiniti owners simply can’t look past.
In this guide, we’ll cover some of the best G35 coilovers you can buy, and help you choose the right one.
Tip: You will find that the Infiniti G35 and Nissan 350z have many interchangeable parts and that’s because both cars were built on the same platform.
They share a very similar chassis and the same 3.5 litre Nissan VQ V6 engine, though from factory they handle differently as they are built for different driving styles. Most Infiniti G35 Coupe coilovers also fit the Nissan 350z.
I bought this car from an owner who put a lot of love into it, and from there I turned it up to 11. It’s seen a lot of track time.
Identified a few areas for improvment on the car after taking it to the track, first and foremost the KU36 rubber was not really cutting the mustard…next time I’m going to step it up again with some federal RSR’s, whilst they are still just an Ultra high performance street tyre they should last a more than a few laps before going off.
Power was the next problem I was having…being pretty much stock power wise my brother in his red evo 5 was walking away from me on the straights…I set about amending this last friday by fitting the dump pipe, front pipe and race cat I’ve had sitting in my shed for ages now.
On E85 with my 22psi actuator and the uprated fuel system it makes 270kW at the wheels. Crazy power but it gets around 21.4l/100km (10.9MPG).
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.