Nissan 370z 2009-2018 Z34 excludes roadster, Infiniti G35 2007-2008 V36 Sedan excludes AWD, Infiniti G37 / G25 / Q60 14-15 2008-2013 V36 Coupe, Sedan RWD, excludes ConvertibleThe Airtech Basic Air Suspension for the Nissan 370z Model is ideal for the enthusiast that prefers simplicity. The system comes standard with 4 high quality air struts, a Viair 444C compressor which can be raised from the lowest setting to max height in as little as 4* seconds, a 5-gallon black steel air tank, manual paddle valve controls that operate using air pressure, and a dual-needle 200 psi gauge for front and rear springs that is mounted right next to the switches so you can easily see where your air pressure is at all times. All Hoses, wiring, and installation manuals are included with Airtech Basic Air Suspension.*Airtech Pro Plus and Airtech Executive Air Suspension systems will raise your vehicle in 2-5 seconds. Airtech Basic and Airtech Deluxe systems require 4-7 seconds. The Ksport Airtech Basic Nissan 370z Air Suspension System is designed for easy bolt on-installation with no modifications to OEM shock absorbers or OEM top mounts required, making it the perfect choice for those who want a complete bare bones direct bolt in air suspension system. This system features high quality air bags capable of withstanding both daily driving and track use and a manual paddle valve system with basic front and rear up/down operation from the switch panel. As part of Nissan’s plan to build the ultimate 370Z track car, a campaign allowing fans to vote which components will be used in the project took place in association with Facebook and Autoblog. The suspension choices (hosted by Autoblog) include NISMO S-Tune Springs and Dampers, KW Variant 3s and an A’PEXi S1 Damper System. The completed vehicle includes a GReddy twin turbo kit, GReddy Ti-C catback exhaust system, KW Variant 3 suspension, Stoptech big brake kit with 2 piece aerorotors, Volk TE37SL wheels and a Metalloy decal kit.
The Fairlady Z 40th Anniversary is a limited version of the Fairlady Z coupe Version ST for the Japanese market. It was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Fairlady Z. It includes:
The 370Z Black Edition is a limited (370 units) version of the 370Z Coupe commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Datsun 240Z launch in the US market. It was built for the European market. It includes unique red leather & suede appointed interior (seats & door trim) with embossed 40th Anniversary logo seats, smooth leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, red stitching on the centre cluster, centre console and knee pads; Nissan’s Connect Premium combined touch-screen satellite navigation and audio system with USB connectivity, dark grey 19″ aluminium forged RAYS wheels, red brake calipers, 40th Anniversary emblem on the back door. The touring model adds heated and cooling leather-appointed power net seats, a 6-CD Bose audio system with 8 speakers (with dual subwoofer) and MP3/WMA playback, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and aluminium-trimmed pedals. The Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan) is a 2-door, 2-seater sports car (S-segment in Europe) manufactured by Nissan Motor Company. It was announced on October 29, 2006, and was first shown at an event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2008 Greater LA Auto Show, before being officially unveiled at the show itself. The 370Z is the sixth generation of the Nissan Z-car line, succeeding the 350Z. The 370Z marks the last production car with a naturally aspirated and high-rev V6 coupled to a manual transmission. The 2020 model year was the final model year for the 370Z. The line was continued by the Nissan Z (RZ34) on a modified version of the same platform.As part of the Nissan 370Z campaign, a series of 6 Heisman House TV commercials were produced, featuring previous Heisman Trophy winners. Nissan 370Z Roadster was featured in the ‘Hula’ commercial. The car has featured in Rio 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Sleepless and other films. The Nismo 370Z had also made its Driveclub debut alongside its other Nissan sports car, the GT-R as one of the 5 DLC cars in the RPM Expansion Pack and it is also the first Japanese carmaker to appear in the game.
Standard and optional equipment includes 19-inch RAYS wheels, Bluetooth, Sirius/XM satellite radio, heated electric seats, viscous limited slip differential, Bose sound system with dual subwoofers and 6-CD changer, and automatic climate control.All models (including the 2015 Nismo) include either a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a 6-speed manual transmission. SynchroRev Match system for 6-speed manual transmission is included with the Sport Package.
Is a 370Z a drift car?
Another drift car which gained a lot of attention was the Japspeed 370Z, this time opting for the VH45 platform.
The 370Z features a front aluminum subframe, aluminum-alloy engine cradle, aluminum door panels, an all-aluminum hood, and an aluminum hatch. Front body torsional rigidity is improved by 10 percent with an extensively revised body structure, which includes a new front suspension cradle to reduce front body lateral bending, new rear structural reinforcements, and an underbody “V-bar” to help reduce rear lateral bending. Rear body torsional rigidity is improved by up to 22 percent and rear body vertical bending rigidity is improved by up to 30 percent. Additional enhancements include the use of a carbon fiber composite radiator housing and strengthening of the rear fender and hatch areas. The new structure weighs slightly less than the 350Z.A North American version, was also available with a different paint color called Chicane Yellow for 2009 only, is otherwise identical to 370Zs. Chicane Yellow was also available the following model year for an extra $500 in North America as the only extra cost color with other colors available for no additional charge.
The 370Z uses a front double wishbone suspension, with forged aluminum control arms and steering knuckle. The rear multi-link suspension uses a forged aluminum upper control arm, lower arm and radius rod, the toe control rod is steel and wheel carrier assembly is aluminum. The refreshed 2013 model uses new dampers with the Sport package models. The brakes have been changed from the more expensive Brembo racing brakes to Nissan branded brakes which are manufactured by Akebono.
The Nissan 370Z has enjoyed some successes in motorsport. Notably, in drifting Chris Forsberg campaigned a twin turbo, 812 horsepower, 676 lb-ft torque VQ37DE 370Z in the 2017 Formula DRIFT season. After an engine failure in the debut round, he piloted his backup 370Z. This car was powered by a 5.6L V8 swapped from a Nissan Titan and produced over 1,000 horsepower.The 370Z Yellow is a limited edition of the 370Z GT Pack coupe for the British market, inspired by the European GT4 race car. It includes an Ultimate Yellow body colour, 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, black leather and suede interior upholstery, integrated satellite navigation system, illuminated entry plates, special mats and a Bose audio with 8 speakers and a 6-CD autochanger. The 370Z Nürburgring Edition is a limited (80 units) version of the 370Z coupe for the German market. It includes a Premium Ultimate Yellow body colour, special decals, a more sonorous Cobra exhaust system, a numbered plaque, 19-inch OZ alloy wheels, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT tires (255/40 R19 front, 285/35 R19 back) and a €150 gift card redeemable at the Nürburgring. Almost every piece and component of the 370Z has been redesigned from the previous 350Z. The wheelbase is 4 in (100 mm) shorter at 100.4 in (2,550 mm) and an overall length 2.7 in (69 mm) shorter at 167.1 in (4,240 mm). The overall width has been increased by 1.3 in (33 mm), the rear track by 2.2 in (56 mm), and overall height reduced by 0.3 in (7.6 mm). The smaller exterior dimensions and use of more lightweight materials helped reduce weight.The NISMO version was introduced for the 2009 model year. The engine produces 350 hp (355 PS; 261 kW) at 7,400 rpm and 276 lb⋅ft (374 N⋅m) of torque at 5,200 rpm with revised ECU settings and exhaust setup. Transmission choice is limited to a 6-speed manual with Nissan’s new “SynchroRev Match” function. Handling is improved via stiffened springs and stabilizer bars compared to the 370Z Coupe. Other equipment includes 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium-alloy wheels with Yokohama ADVAN Sport Y-rated tires (P245/40ZR19 front, P285/35ZR19 rear), 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear vented rotors, NISMO Sport Brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear aluminium calipers, and a fully integrated chin spoiler.
Is the 370Z aerodynamic?
Aerodynamics: The Nissan 370Z’s aerodynamic design is another key factor in its performance. The car’s sleek and aerodynamic shape helps to reduce drag and improve stability at high speeds.
The 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition is a limited (1,000 units) version based on the 370Z Coupe Touring, built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Datsun 240Z arriving in North America. It includes a manual transmission, Sport Package (including SynchroRev Match, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, Nissan Sport Brakes, 19-inch RAYS forged aluminium-alloy wheels and viscous limited-slip differential), special “40th Anniversary Graphite” exterior color, red leather interior upholstery, a high-luster smoke wheel finish, red brake calipers, 40th Anniversary badges on the rear hatch and front strut tower brace, red door panel inserts, 40th Anniversary seatback and floormat embroidery, and red stitching on the center stack, shift boot and kneepads. It also has a leather steering wheel with red stitching, a plaque of authenticity, and a commemorative premium satin car cover.The 7-speed automatic transmission includes a manual shift mode, paddle shifters and Downshift Rev Matching. The 6-speed manual transmission includes SynchroRev Match synchronized Downshift Rev Matching system.
370Z Roadster went on sale in late summer 2009 as 2010 model year vehicle. Early models include the 370Z and 370Z Touring, with Sport Package and Navigation packages for the 370Z Touring.
The BRE 370Z is a version of the 2010 Nissan NISMO 370Z Coupe built to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Z’s First National Championship. the 370Z commemorative car was built by STILLEN and it includes a red, white and blue BRE paint scheme designed by Pete Brock.For 2015, the Nissan 370Z NISMO has seen various updates: an automatic (seven-speed) transmission, a built-in navigation system, and tweaks to its restyled front and rear fascia and body trim.
The Nissan 370Z is featured in Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed: Undercover video game which was released on November 18, 2008. This allowed people to drive the 370Z in-game prior to the vehicle’s actual release. Nissan claimed it to be the first time an automaker had a vehicle world premiere by partnering with a video game company. It was featured in the Xbox 360 racing simulator Forza Motorsport 3, and featured in the PlayStation 3 driving simulator game Gran Turismo 5, it was also featured in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The 370Z also made its debut on the arcade racing game Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3DX. The car also appeared in the Asphalt franchise, and Real Racing 3.
The 370Z GT Edition is a version of the 370Z Coupé commemorating Nissan’s global success in GT racing and 40 years of the Z in the UK. It is built for the UK market and it includes a choice of 3 body colours, (Pearl White, Kuro (metallic) black and Black Rose), grey ‘GT’ stripes running along the flanks of the car, 19 inch RAYS forged alloy wheels in dark anthracite colour, retuned dampers to provide the ideal balance between ride comfort and high-speed handling, a rear view parking camera as part of the Premium Connect satellite navigation system, a tyre pressure monitoring system, seven-speed automatic option with snow mode and revised underbody insulation to reduce road noise.
With our double bellow bags that encompass a rubber cushion in between the bellows, our air bags allow smooth air bag movement allowing for the smooth shock returns when the vehicle squats and powering through.Our product does not only allow for changes in air pressure, but also having the ability to adjust the maximum and minimum ride height freely through the lower foot to match up the body kit of the car to achieve the desired ride height. For some kits, camber adjustable top plates are included, whereas some include an egg bolt lower foot bolt holes for camber to be adjusted there, otherwise standard strut tops are included.The wire of the system is very straight forward, required to connect only a safety fuse, positive and negative cable to a power source.No messy wires and parts will be seen as all parts are design with a show ready finish.
Fast and easy installation, as air tank, single/dual compressor with vibration free rubber mounts, single/dual water separator, pressure sensor, system mufflers, pressure release valve, ECU, control box and power box all come attached to a wooden display board, ready to be put straight into the car once received.
Within the KS Racing Air Suspension Kit, it includes a full set of the high performance 33 levels of damping and rebound adjustable and ride height adjustable air bag coilovers.
Is air suspension better than stock?
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Air Suspension Systems More driver comfort due to the reduction in noise, harshness, and vibration on the road that can cause driver discomfort and fatigue. Less wear and tear on the suspension system due to reduced harshness and vibration of heavy-duty driving.
The adjustment range of ride height is between 0- 120/200mm. (based on different applications). It only takes 2-3 seconds to lower or raise the vehicle from minimum to maximum or vice versa. With the included wired remote control and IOS or Android smartphone application, it allows you to adjust the ride height of the car.
With our most recent version of the KS RACING Air Suspension Kit, we have redesigned the entire management unit and have integrated the ECU with the control box to one unit to have a sleeker yet aggressive appearance.The ride height can be adjusted with ease while in the car. The ride height can be adjusted at any time to meet your desired height & comfort depending on the load of the vehicle, road conditions and user driving style, however we do not suggest adjusting whilst in motion. The vehicle’s ride height is shown on the OLED display remote control supplied with this kit. In order to add air suspension to a 370z, you are going to need to purchase an all-in-one kit, or piece together your own kit. Both are great options and are readily available in the aftermarket, but building your own high-quality air suspension kit is the best way to go. Let’s take a look at all of the components you will need to bag your 370z. The heart of your air suspension system is going to be the air compressor. Air suspension compressors are responsible for compressing air and pumping it into your air suspension system. The air compressor operates off of your battery and turns on when your air suspension system needs air. AccuAir offers the highest-quality air suspension compressors for VIAIR to ensure you get the best compressor for your 370z air suspension kit. We pair two VIAIR pumps together for a setup that will provide you with all of the air you need to easily air up and air down at the touch of a button. We currently offer dual 485c VIAIR compressors which replaced the previous VIAIR 444c compressors in previous kits.
When converting your 370z to air suspension, you are going to need to swap out those factory coil-overs and springs for air suspension air struts. Air struts are very similar to your current strut or shock, but instead of a coil spring, it employs an air-filled bladder, airbag, to inflate and deflate to lower your vehicle. Air struts are commonly referred to as air springs by many enthusiasts. To raise the vehicle, air inflates the bag and lifts the vehicle. To lower the vehicle, the air is let out of the bag, lowering your vehicle.
If you are ready to add air suspension to your Nissan 370z, trust AccuAir to help you put together a kit that works best for your goals. Our team can help you better understand what you are going to need, suggest the best parts for your build, and provide you with additional information for air suspension questions you may have.In an air suspension kit, the valve manifold is responsible for distributing the air to each of your airbags. Mounted between the air tank and the air struts, the valve manifold contains valves that release air to each strut on demand. These manifolds are essential to the performance of your air suspension system and will be connected to the controller or ECU of your system. Choose between 2 and 4 corner manifolds for your specific setup.
Is air suspension good for winter?
Can air suspension be used in the winter? Most certainly yes! While winter does provide some unique challenges to driving, some simple maintenance on your air system can make cold climate motoring a non-event.
AccuAir is an industry-leading air suspension manufacturer and the quality of our products shows it. We invest heavily in research and development to provide you with the best possible product for your vehicle.As the predecessor to the famous Nissan 350z, the 370z has quickly become a car enthusiast’s favorite. The sleeker, more aggressive styling on the 370z gave Nissan fans everything they were looking for in a sports car. With a more powerful engine and sport-influenced cues, the 370z is a great platform to build a drift car, road race car, or even just a show car. Nissan 370z owners have been adding air suspension since the first few days of their release. Air suspension allows these cars to tuck tires, get the optimal camber, and get the perfect fender to lip fitment 370z owners are looking for. Today, we are going to look at what you need to complete your Nissan 370z air suspension kit.
The air tank on an air suspension system is where compressed air is stored before you use it. These tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your specific needs and vehicle. Choosing an air tank for your Nissan 370z is relatively easy as AccuAir’s ENDO tanks fit perfectly in your trunk. To manage your air suspension system, you are going to need an air suspension management system. The air suspension management system is what allows you to manage and adjust your air suspension and ensure your vehicle’s stance is just where you want it. At AccuAir, we are dedicated to providing you with the most technologically advanced air management systems on the market to allow you to control your air suspension system with ease. Our patented e-level controllers have been a staple in the air suspension industry, giving thousands of enthusiasts quick and easy access to their air suspension. Our innovative iOS app allows you to control your air system directly from your iPhone. In air suspension kits, compressed air is used throughout the system. Compressed air can cause moisture which can damage air suspension components over time. In order to prevent moisture buildup, you can install a water trap or filter. Air suspension water traps filter out moisture and debris from the air that gets passed through them.
While ride height sensors are not necessary for all air suspension setups, they can make your kit much easier to use. Ride height sensors can be installed on most AccuAir air suspension kits and will allow you to pre-program certain ride height presets. This allows you to push a button and get to the exact height you want.
As the veins of your air suspension system, the air lines , or air hoses, carry air from the air tank to the air struts. These air lines will need to be routed along with the interior and exterior of your vehicle in a secure location to prevent any unnecessary damage. You will also need to purchase an air line cutter to ensure you get clean cuts when custom fitting your lines. Be sure to take into consideration the correct air line size as this will determine how quickly your height adjustment can be made.
From the factory, Nissan 370zs did not have air suspension. They utilized an upper and lower control arm with a coil-over-shock set up in the front and a multilink setup in the rear. This was great for sporty suspension on a factory vehicle but lacked the versatility of an air suspension setup.
One of the main features of Air Lift Performance is that they are bolt-on kits. This means that your local garage should be able to fit the kit without much difficulty. Alternatively, give us a call (0800 772 0315) and we can arrange the installation on your behalf. We are also happy to talk you or your garage through the installation process.All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands does not imply endorsement. The AirRide brand is Trademark AirRide Direct Limited, all rights reserved. No use without express written permission.
Is air suspension worth the money?
In the short term, air suspension cars are reliable but tend to see longer distance travel and time on the road where frequent repairs may become necessary. Not repairing your suspension isn’t really an option; if your suspension is broken your car will tilt to one side while driving.
This means your 370Z’s handling and ride quality will be maintained while you are also able to adjust the ride height at will and while driving, meaning you can avoid any obstacles on the road as they come. Most systems will offer a ride range of around five inches but this will vary depending on what 370Z you have. If we don’t provide a kit for your specific car, we can still provide air suspension for most vehicles. Please feel free to call us on 0800 772 0315 or email us to discuss options for your Nissan 370Z or other vehicle. Please do call if you need more information, or to check on stock as it can change quickly. Please do not assume that something is still in stock if you last checked on a different day to ordering.Includes 4 electric buttons, 8 small solenoids, 3 gauges (tank and all four corners), steel 200 PSI tank, 200 PSI compressor, fittings and everything needed to run a budget FBSS (front, back, side, side) solenoid system.
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Includes 4 electric buttons, 8 medium solenoids, 3 gauges (tank and all four corners), steel 200 PSI tank, 200 PSI compressor, fittings and everything needed to run a mid range FBSS (front, back, side, side) solenoid system.
Most kits come in ‘Slam’, which drops your 370z lower and uses reversible sleeve bags, or ‘Performance’, which uses slightly bigger double-convoluted air bags.
The computer system comes with an aluminium 100% duty cycle compressor with up to 200 PSI and an air tank. It electronically controls the amount of pressure in each air bag. This can be controlled either with a wired controller or a phone app. With the computer, you can adjust your car to certain pre-set heights and alter the vehicle’s height while on the move. This is also the easiest system to install; it is the most highly-recommended option.
You can also choose to include an air management system of your choosing. This allows you to get the very best from your air and adjust your ride height while on the move. See the Options tab for more info.Air Lift kits are perfect for dropping your 370Z right to the ground, but they also provide you with the right amount of lift to ensure your car remains practical and undamaged – it’s the ideal way to make your car both stylish and effective.*AirRide sell full-conversion Air Lift Performance kits as standard but can also supply front kits or rear kits only. Please call or e-mail us if you would like just a front kit or just a rear kit.
The AirRide office, mailorder service and installation centre will be closed for our annual summer shutdown from 25th July to 30th July inclusive. Reopening on 2nd August 2021 .
Air Lift is the most iconic brand in air suspension; for 70 years, they’ve been making kits to show off the great handling, staggering level of drop and smooth ride that air has to offer.Standard Air-Lift 3H Computer, aluminium 200 PSI tank, 200 PSI compressor, fittings and everything needed to run an economy FBSS (front, back, side, side) computer system.The staff from AirRide are very helpful and knowledgeable. They treat customers professionally. The order was dispatched promptly and arrived quickly. Would highly recommend to anyone I know.
MPC comes with an aluminium, 100% duty cycle compressor with up to 200 PSI and an air tank. It is controlled with four buttons, one for each air bag. The buttons act like electric window switches, meaning you can either raise or lower the amount of pressure in each air bag by pressing up and down on each switch.
You can also add an air management system if you wish. To get the most from an Air Lift Performance kit a control system is recommended. With a management system you also get: Last but not least, each Air Lift Performance kit from AirRide, with air management, also includes a VIAIR 444C compressor or equivalent. The compressor is integral to the smooth running of your air suspension and the 444C allows you to run your system as much as you want at high pressures. It is compact too, so is easily stored on any 370Z. Had rear air suspension fitted on my Motorhome. Airide did a fantastic job, everything works and looks great. Would highly recommend using them, very professional.Economy Air-Lift 3P Computer, aluminium 200 PSI tank, 200 PSI compressor, fittings and everything needed to run an economy FBSS (front, back, side, side) computer system.The kits are also incredibly simple to fit, so any local garage should be able to install the system for you, or you may even be able to fit it yourself! It is 100% bolt-on, so no fabrication is needed to attach it to your 370Z.
We ship worldwide but our website cannot calculate international shipping costs. International customers can email their requirements to [email protected] and we can raise an invoice including international postage.Throughout 70 years of designing and manufacturing air bags they have routinely given car owners fresh reasons to get air ride – from Air Lift-fitted stock racing cars in the ‘50s and ‘60s, to the ‘90s when Air Lift Performance was founded to slam custom cars, to now, when Performance air suspension offers a smooth, street-skimming ride for anyone looking to add more style to their pride and joy. You can have an Air Lift Performance kit with no air management system but this is not recommended. With this option you will receive the air bags, brackets and struts required for a basic air suspension system, but no compressor or tank, as without some form of control system the compressor and tank would not be able to function correctly. The ride is so much better than before. It is even better when my wife is in the car. My wife says thank you for making her ride and life more comfortable. She is ready, she says, to go on long rides now.Although these kits are specifically for the Nissan 370Z, we supply Air Lift Performance kits for many other vehicles. To find an Air Lift kit for your car, select ‘Air Lift’ and then the relevant page for your car from the ‘Shop’ section above.All warranties are limited to the original buyer and proof of purchase will be required for warranty claims placed direct with AirLift. Registration of your warranty will be required.
Does air suspension give a better ride?
Ride Quality – Converting your shocks, struts, and coil springs to an air suspension setup allows for a better ride quality due to the design of the air shock. Air shocks make for a comfortable and softer ride quality that is leagues ahead of your factory suspension setup.
Absolutely brilliant customer service, I can’t thank the guys enough for helping me, the airride system fitted to my 2018 focus st is unreall thank you again will definitely go to them in the future 😁😁If you would prefer an air control system other to those listed, please feel free to call or e-mail us. We are happy to discuss your personal requirements and make sure you get the air control system that is right for you.
Air management allows you to get the very best from your kit at all times. It allows the ride height to be adjusted for road, weather and load conditions, and for those who experience grounding issues it allows the absolute maximum lift to be achieved when needed (i.e. for ferries, petrol stations and rough site entrances). If in doubt, please contact us via email or phone.
I just wanted to say thank you for helping us sort out our comfort issues with the ride we get in our converted Doblo. Having the Schrader valves fitted has really made a massive difference and we can now enjoy using our vehicle and driving in style 🙂
Includes 4 MPC controls, 3 gauges (tank and all four corners), aluminium 200 PSI tank, 200 PSI compressor, fittings and everything needed to run a budget FBSS (front, back, side, side) system.
Can you drive fast with air suspension?
Yes. You can go fast on air suspension, but it will have limitations regarding extreme motorsport events. Many enthusiasts and professional racers use air suspension on their race cars with great success.
Please note that the products listed on this site are a small proportion of those we are able to offer. If you struggle to find what you are looking for please use the search box above and if you still cannot find what you are looking for please feel free to email [email protected] or call 0800 772 0315Important Notice – Due to a restructure, some AirFlex Systems will take longer to produce. Although we are striving to have kits produced under 4 weeks – assembly times may vary from 2-10 weeks. Apologies for any delays caused during this difficult time.NOTE: Pictures are not necessarily for your model. Please use these as a guide. Locking collars may be in a different colour depending on make and model. An air spring system replaces the traditional spring suspension, replacing steel coil springs (or leaf suspension) above the vehicle wheels with airbags made of rubber and polyurethane. These airbags are inflated by an onboard air compressor or electric pump, to a certain pressure to behave in a similar way to traditional springs. The air direction is controlled by air valves that let the air go into different parts of the system to inflate. Another air suspension disadvantage is the cost of maintenance. In the short term, air suspension cars are reliable but tend to see longer distance travel and time on the road where frequent repairs may become necessary. Not repairing your suspension isn’t really an option; if your suspension is broken your car will tilt to one side while driving. You can replace the air spring system with a cheaper, traditional steel spring, but you would lose the known benefits of air suspension cars – so you’ll probably understand that the cost is a necessary evil. One of the main benefits of air suspension cars is the improved comfort behind the wheel, making it good for daily driving. The adjustable air suspension makes for a more comfortable ride on poor quality roads and can improve control when off-roading. The use of airbags above your wheels, rather than springs, also improves the quality of the journey for passengers. As vehicles with air suspension can be adjusted to road type, they benefit from better fuel economy. For example, a lower ride height for motorway driving means better aerodynamics and reduced wind resistance. Conversely, a suspension that is better suited to a particular road surface with better control can achieve higher corner speeds and lead to time-saving on routes with many turns.Another advantage of air suspension is its versatility on load. The height of the car can be adjusted according to the load, the ‘kneel’ or ‘raise’ functions making loading easier from the outset. The purpose of air suspension is to give consistency across all wheels, and there is a lower risk of body roll when turning corners, less risk of breakages and less load shifting and damage caused due to reduced vibrations through the suspension. Plus, better control due to increased firmness provides improved towing capabilities for larger vehicles.
Can air suspension fail?
Several of the common issues with air suspension systems that can require repair include: Rust or moisture damage from the inside that can lead to the air struts or bags to malfunction. Failure of the air suspension tubing connecting the air struts or bags to the air system.
GMT Rubber can offer a wide range of air spring systems from our existing range or air bellows and auxiliary springs. We also supply additional secondary rubber springs for extra suspension protection, in the event of any air leaks and ensure high passenger comfort whatever the application. We specialise in developing and manufacturing air suspensions for railway vehicle bogies. Still, you may wish to weigh up the air suspension advantages and disadvantages and speak to one of our experienced engineers to design a bespoke air spring system to meet the requirements of your commercial vehicles.
Air suspension systems are also prone to mechanical issues. Your suspension may suffer malfunctions from rust or moisture damage from the inside, or an air fitting failure of the air tubing connecting to the air system. Leaks in air springs are also common and could lead to compressor burn out.An air spring system allows the driver to adjust the car to suit their personal preferences for ride comfort and handling. When the driver can choose between a harder drive for motorway driving or a softer feel for demanding roads, the driver maintains control no matter the terrain. Higher cornering speeds and greater levels of control when turning corners can be achieved with air suspension, as the vehicle is better suited to the conditions of the road. An adjustable suspension that can lower the vehicle to the ground means the drag can potentially reduce at higher speeds. Additionally, the ability to raise the car for everyday use is extremely handy for off-road driving.
One disadvantage of an air spring system is the cost to buy, which is higher than a traditional spring suspension system. Only luxury cars tend to have a built-in air spring system as standard. However, the cost of installation could be offset by the resale price, which is generally higher than cars with a steel spring suspension.
Another advantage of air suspension is less wear and tear on the suspension system and vehicle components, due to reduced harshness and vibration, particularly with heavy-duty driving. Air suspension compensates for potholes, uneven surfaces and speed bumps in the road allowing your vehicle to glide easily over the road surface.While air suspension disadvantages include a higher cost to install and maintain, the benefits of air suspension cars speak for themselves. An air spring system is a reliable feature that provides improved comfort and quality when driving, the ability to tackle any terrain, the ability to carry a variety of load weights, and potential for better fuel economy.
Get the stance you want and the performance you need with Air Lift’s Performance air suspension kits! Every kit we offer is fully engineered to properly fit your vehicle, provide unmatched static drop, and deliver ride and handling capability that exceeds factory suspensions. No other lowering suspension provides a more versatile package for daily use.
We are based in Derby and have been trading since 2010. We source the best tried and tested performance brands in the car tuning industry including Stillen, Berk Technology, Ark Performance, Invidia, Eibach and many more. We have a vast range of performance exhaust systems and exhaust related products, suspension upgrades, superchargers, turbo’s, brake upgrades, engine products, intakes, vehicle styling, alloy wheels and more, all available to order online.Get your Nissan/Infiniti down! With 3.5″ of drop and all the versatility of air, the Air Lift Performance kit is the best choice for show stance AND daily driving. Get the looks you crave with the performance you need!
With an official 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds, and unofficial times quoting 4.7 seconds, this makes it the fastest production Z to date. However, this is just the start of the potential that these awesome engines have to offer, which we’ll discuss in more detail as we show you the highlights from our 370z Tuning Guides.
Joe is an avid writer and car enthusiast. When he’s not cruising the streets alongside his friends in his Nissan Silvia S15, he’s drifting on his VR racing simulator.Manufacturer description: “Ready for a driving experience as unique as your car? A KW Suspensions Variant 3 coilover set offer you the independent compression and rebound damping setup you need.“
What kind of suspension does the 370Z have?
front double wishbone suspension The 370Z uses a front double wishbone suspension, with forged aluminum control arms and steering knuckle.
We also highly recommend that you check out this great video from Donut Media which shows the birth of the Fairlady, right the way through to how the birth of the 370Z. Manufacturer description: “This is the worlds first “production” long tube header for the Nissan 370Z. The premier upgrade for all 370Z owners looking maximize the performance output of their VQ37VHR naturally aspirated or supercharged engine. With the addition of these headers all restriction created by the OEM exhaust manifolds and catalytic converters will be eliminated.“ Our comment: We go straight into our list with the most expensive option, but arguably the best. Where most test pipes are a simple connecting pipe, Motordyne have gone out of their way and done countless hours of research to bring this unique product to the market with separate resonance chambers.
Sure, they’re the most expensive, but these are the perfect solution for those of you that want the ultimate product for your Z. Unsurprisingly, these are the most popular choice among owners.After its official unveiling at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto show, the North American-branded 370Z later hit showrooms across the country at the beginning 2009, with sales starting from April 2009 across Europe.
Is air suspension smoother than stock?
An air suspension offers a number of advantages compared to conventional springs or struts. One is a smoother ride. Air is compressible while hydraulic fluid inside a shock absorber is not.
If you’re keen to know more about how the 350Z compares against the 370, you’ll want to check out our comprehensive 350Z vs 370Z guide which should have the answers to all your questions.With another revamp, the NISMO 370Z hit its peak in 2014, and although no drastic changes were made, there were color changes along with interior changes, such as a new red NISMO tachometer. The main aspects of the car remained the same as the 2012 revamp. They also utilized carbon fiber for the radiator housing and strengthening for the rear hatch areas and fenders, this kept weight to an absolute minimum, whilst also providing superior strength. Joe’s passion for cars is always on display. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the automotive industry, he hopes his writing conveys his excitement and knowledge of cars and games.
Weight reduction was also high on the agenda for Nissan, and many parts were replaced with lighter materials such as aluminium to assist with this. Weight reduction changes included the subframe, engine cradle, door panels, hood, and hatch.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at everything there is to know about the 370Z as we go through the history and various models, before helping you decide whether this is the ideal Z-car car for you.
Another drift car which gained a lot of attention was the Japspeed 370Z, this time opting for the VH45 platform. Despite a lot of publicity surrounding the launch, we never saw this car reach its true potential, will it re-emerge again one day to represent the 370Z’s in the UK?
370Z owners have been stunned by this offering from KW for some time and the ability to provide great road comfort whilst also setting impressive lap times on the track leaves no questions on why owners are so impressed.As well as also providing the NISMO signature style to the body kit, they also upgraded the handling with stiffer springs and added struts and the brakes were now larger than ever too.
Our comment: Despite being one of the more expensive options on our list, they say that quality comes at a price and the KW coilover kit certainly lives up to that.
The increasingly popular Stage 1 kit features twin Garrett GT2860RS turbochargers capable of an impressive 700+WHP with additional engine modifications. If you’re hunting for even more power, their Stage 2 kit, which is run by Chris Forsberg In Formula Drift, is rated for over 800WHP and Stage 3 at a proven 1,000WHP.
Hoonigan also decided to let Forsberg prove his skill in the 370Z chassis by providing him with the ultimate challenge as he headed to this tight and narrow abandoned mall for a sweet tandem session with Ryan Tuerck! This is a must see!Our comment: Fast Intentions have come up with a completely new design as they push the limits with their Twin Turbo kit. Not only have they managed to conquer the 1000WHP barrier with their insane Stage 3 kit on the VQ37VHR, but their setups have also won over many owners with their impressive and reliable turbo options.
However, if we look further to the future, Nissan’s Vice President for Global Design claims that they’re already working on the 370Z’s replacement, which could mean that the Fairlady dream can continue!
“This supercharger system is developed to offer the customer easy upgradability and installation without requiring a hood replacement to complete the installation! With this supercharger system STILLEN bump the power output to over 500 horsepower! With lots of room to grow!”
We highly recommend checking out all of our 370Z Tuning Guides, but we’ve taken some of the highlights to help you choose the ultimate must-have parts for your 370Z!
Manufacturer description: “Through countless hours of research and development a new path has been explored in the never-ending quest for performance. A method of directly altering exhaust harmonics for enhanced performance and sound, Advanced Resonance Tuning (ART).“If you’ve already made your mind up, or if you’re lucky enough to already own one, we’ll be checking out how we can help you maximize its full potential!
For the 2015 model year, NISMO added a seven-speed automatic variation as a choice which also included a built-in sat nav system and more aggressive than ever styling to the body kit.
Given its sports car heritage, handling was understandably high on the to-do list to ensure superiority over the 350, and some of the substantial changes included a front double-wishbone suspension with forged aluminium arms and knuckles.
These are well-known for being quieter as well as removing some of the less-desireable sounds that can often come with test pipes such as excessive rasp and drone to bring you the ultimate combination of performance and harmonics in a great-looking package.
After its initial introduction to the world on 30th December 2008 as a 2009 model, it would later be joined by two further variations, the NISMO 370Z and the 370Z roadster which hit the market further down the line.If you’re undecided between the 350Z vs 370z, or G35 and G37, we highly recommend getting yourself in the driving seat of each of them to see what ticks the most boxes for your needs.
In one of the more exciting limited editions, the BRE edition was based on the NISMO 370Z to commemorate another 40th Anniversary, this time for the Z’s First National Championship. This was built by STILLEN and includes a paint scheme designed by Pete Brock.
As we showed in our ‘History’ section, Nissan has taken a liking to releasing ‘Special Edition’ models of the 370Z. Unfortunately, most of these appear to be little more than some minor interior changes and badges.
These included 19-inch RAYS wheels, a viscous limited slip differential and a host of other extras which included Bluetooth, satellite radio, heated electric seats, a premium BOSE sound system and automatic climate control.
If you’re not already aware of the Fairlady family history, we dive into this in our 350Z guide, you’ve gotta take a look at the original 240z concept while you’re there. I think we can be grateful that never happened!Although slightly louder than some of our earlier offerings, it is still tame enough to be a good highway cruiser until the deep growl unleashes an entirely different beast around the 2.5-4.5k rev range.