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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You might be asking yourself, “Why should I replace my G35’s exhaust system?”
Well, quality exhausts for Infiniti G35 coupes and sedans will increase horsepower, torque, and overall performance from your car. They also make your car sound better.
Sometimes because of better flow of exhaust gases, an aftermarket exhaust can even increase MPG. Of course, this assumes you don’t spend more time with your foot on the gas pedal after you get addicted to hearing your better sounding exhaust.
Exhaust system modifications are one of the most popular G35 mods. This is no surprise as the Infiniti G35 (also sold under the Nissan brand in some countries) is such a popular car with enthusiasts like yourself.
This easy-to-read guide will walk through the best exhausts for your G35, with a break down of exhausts into 3 different price categories.
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Now that the earliest Mazda Miatas are about to turn 30, owners are likely to have swapped out their battery a couple of times.
Advances in technology mean that high-quality battery replacements are much cheaper now than they were when the Miata first hit the streets.
If you’ve put the cash into a later generation Miata, dependability is probably more of a concern than an NA or NB weekend-only car. So we’ve included a few premium options that will fit under the Miata NC or ND’s hood.
As far as components go, batteries are more straightforward than sexy, but they are essential (obviously) and good ones not only allow for a reliable start in cold weather, they unlock the potential for flashier upgrades.
Below you’ll find the best replacement batteries for your Mazda Miata.
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It’s simple, brake pads wear out. Unlike other components that you may never need to think about, you replace your pads often enough to want to make the right choice.
There are also plenty of reasons, beyond just practicality, to look into new pads.
- Maybe you’re sick of the ridiculously dusty brake pads the previous owner put in your Miata.
- Maybe you find yourself at the track a lot and want brake pads that won’t glaze over.
- Maybe autocross brake pads with maximum bite are your priority.
- Or maybe you just want the thrill of going from 60 to 0 in the shortest possible distance.
Whatever the reason for changing your Miata’s pads, in this guide we’ll look at the best Miata brake pads on the market.
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