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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
They also give you way more space for things like aftermarket intercoolers (if forced induction is one of your 350z mods), or cold air intakes.
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.
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When it comes time to modify your Nissan 350z, suspension is often the first place you’ll start. From the factory, your 350z’s suspension was impressive.
Thankfully though, for those of us left wanting something more, there’s a huge amount of aftermarket options.
The coilovers vs lowering springs debate will live on forever, but for serious drivers it’s a simple choice; quality coilovers will almost always provide the best results, with:
- great handling,
- comfortable ride,
- maximum adjustability.
In this article we’ll review the best 350z coilovers for street use along with the best value coilovers.
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The iconic Nissan 350z (Z33) came from the factory with the perfect formula; rear wheel drive, front engined and a generous sized engine. Rare for anything built in the last few decades!
But let’s be honest, as performance car owners we are never satisfied.
It didn’t take long for aftermarket parts to become available for the Nissan 350z, and today these mods are plentiful.
In this guide we’ll review the best 350z mods for you to consider, broken down by the handling, performance and exterior mods.
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