The BRZ / Scion / FT-86 platform is one of the most important sports car releases of the past decade. This winning concept was developed jointly between Toyota and Subaru and is manufactured by Subaru. It is a true driver’s car, an agile fastback with a brawny 200-hp boxer engine, rear-wheel-drive, excellent front/rear balance, and a low center of gravity. One of its most striking features is its affordability, which makes it an incredible performance value among competing models like the Mazda Miata and Nissan Z.
If you own a Hyundai Genesis Coupe, you know you have a special car. This is the car that put Hyundai on the map for true car enthusiasts. This front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe is an authentic driver’s car that generates an impressive 348 horsepower with its 3.8 liter V6. With taut, aggressive styling, and excellent performance value, it has a lot to offer. And it has the potential to offer even more.
With that kind of potent standard performance on tap, you may want to consider harnessing more of it with the right performance upgrades. Tuners—the mechanical experts that take vehicle performance to the next level—know that a key area of any performance upgrade is with suspension. And in terms of suspension, the best place to start is with a set of the best Genesis Coupe coilovers for your budget.
If you are new to coilovers or are looking to go more in depth check out our coilover guide here
There is no doubt that the Infinity Q50 is one of the best-looking sedans to ever come off the Japanese automaker assembly line. It’s sweeping body lines, asymmetrical interior layout, and crescent-cut C pillar all make for a very aesthetically pleasing vehicle. Infiniti first released the Q50 in 2013 as a replacement to the G-series and was mildly based on its Japanese brothers, the Infiniti Essence and the Etherea.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was initially released to the North American market in 2009 to general approval from auto enthusiasts. With the Genesis coupe, Hyundai was hoping to target similar cars such as the Infiniti G37. The Coupe was available with four different engine configurations the early 2008-2012 cars came with a 2.0L Theta l4 producing 210 BHP and the later 2013 – 2014 2.0L turbo cars producing 274BHP. Hyundai also offered the coup with a 3.8L Lambda V6 producing 308HP in the early 2008-2015 cars and the later 2013-2016 cars came packed with 348BHP. The coup was also offered with a 6-speed auto, 5-speed manual and 8-speed auto in the 2013-2016 cars. Fortunately whatever engine you have Hyundai has left lots of room for tuning potential.
Nissan launched the 370Z back in 2009 as a direct replacement for the 350Z. Originally designed to be a comfortable grand tourer, the 370Z is a few modifications away from being a true sportscar. The 3.7-liter V6 has more than enough power for decent straight-line speed, but the 370Z is let down by its relatively soft suspension. While there’s nothing wrong with soft and comfortable suspension for the road, you quickly notice a good amount of body roll and nervousness in the chassis if you decide to push the 370Z near its limits such as in high-speed cornering.
Nissan 370z is a common choice for first-time sports car buyers. It has the right balance between power, looks, and affordability. Not only that, but the 370z is a member of Nissan’s’ large family of Z cars with big names like the 240z, 300zx and the 350z preceding it which gives further confidence to the buyer. So, while the 370z has big shoes to fill, it does not disappoint at all and wears the Z badge proudly.
The 370z has a 3.7l v6 engine which produces 332hp and 270ft/lbs of torque. These numbers are usually enough to keep most drivers happy but not the keenest of them. Thankfully, the 370z has great tuning potential and a vast aftermarket behind it. While there are many ways to go around modifying your car, engine performance is most desired.
The 350z is one of the most recognizable import cars of the 2000s. Nissan had to outdo themselves as this was the successor of the all-mighty 300zx. Its unique body style and V6 engine made it a favorite for tuners. And what is the first mod most people do when it comes to modifying cars? That’s right, it’s the exhaust! We have gathered a list of the three best exhaust system for the 350z and are ready to share it with you.
Car enthusiasts all have their own taste. Some of them want raw power delivered through a muscle car built to tear up the drag strips while others want precision handling so they can fly through the hilly back roads as if it were the set of The Italian Job. If you are or aspire to be the latter and own a Nissan 350z or an Infiniti G35, read on!
There are lots of factors influencing the handling capabilities of your car. The first thing you want to do is to make sure that you are using the right platform to build a precision handling sports car. One of the best is the Nissan 350z and its larger cousin, the Infiniti G35. Both have a very balanced chassis which is a great starting point for a project car built for the track or the streets. Many parts are interchangeable on the two giving you added flexibility. The availability of aftermarket parts is a crucial factor and the twins mentioned above outshine most other cars of their category in this aspect.
Most of you probably know what coilovers are, but not how they work or why they’re considered a worthwhile upgrade over stock suspension. In fact, suspension mods are usually overlooked when it comes to aftermarket upgrades and tuning. A lot of people chase big power numbers with engine upgrades, not thinking about how the chassis is going to cope with all that horsepower. Although coilovers are usually more expensive than your average bolt-on mod like air filters or even cat-back exhausts, they definitely give you the most bang for your buck. They completely transform the way the car drives and feels, making it better both on track and on the street. Let’s go over some of the main talking points regarding coilovers, and then we’ll delve deeper into how they work, as well as answer some common questions and debunk a few myths.
Today we’re delving into the world of automotive tuning to take a look at what we consider to be the best replacement aftermarket 350Z short-throw shifters and the G35 short shifters.
To understand how a short shifter works and what are the benefits of fitting one are we first need to start by dispelling a popular misconception surrounding short throw shifters. Some people believe a short shifter can be achieved by merely taking a hacksaw to your existing factory fitted shifter and cutting off a couple of inches of its height. Do this, and the only thing you’ll end up doing is making your existing shifter not only shorter but also not very safe.