If you already own a Nissan 300ZX (Z32), you know how powerful it is. In the game of power and performance there is no shortage of mods and aftermarket gadgets. But which ones make a real difference in horsepower?
Here are 9 ways to increase the power of your 300ZX (Z32) to consider before dropping a lot of cash on aftermarket products that may not leave you with your desired results.
Install a cold air intake. By doing this, you increase the amount of airflow in the engine, which increases horsepower. Depending on your particular needs, a double cold air intake may also be an option. Consult an expert tuner to see if you can benefit from this particular modification. This update will give you a good bang for your buck.
Install a high performance aftermarket exhaust system. This will greatly increase the flow of air out of the engine and allow the engine to run more efficiently. This is a relatively inexpensive upgrade and you can do it yourself if you wish.
Weight reduction. For every 100 pounds. If the 300ZX is removed, it can gain or regain more than 11 horsepower. Consider removing the rear wiper assembly and replacing the heavy seats with some lighter aftermarket ones. Carbon fiber hoods and hatches are also available, which are much lighter than their stock counterparts.
Install a high-performance computer chip. This will improve overall torque and give you a big boost in horsepower. Some manufacturers claim a 60 hp improvement, as well as better gas mileage. The results of this modification are highly dependent on the experience of a qualified tuner who will write the program for the high-performance computer chip.
Turbo upgrade. Well, if your 300ZX (Z32) isn’t turbocharged, then this one is a must if you’re really looking for power. However, if you already have turbochargers, upgrading to larger turbochargers will also be a huge benefit.
Balance the engine. Get up to 20 horsepower by balancing the included swivel assembly; crank pulley, flywheel and clutch assembly.
Polished and ported cylinder heads. This process involves removing material from the head that allows for better airflow and produces substantial power gains.
Boost the update. Increase the air pressure to the turbo to an additional 5 psi. of stock levels. This is achieved through a specific chip upgrade.
Proper tuning with a dynamometer. This will fine-tune the output performance of your 300ZX by maximizing maximum output and optimizing power output throughout the entire rpm range.
Looking for more horsepower for your 300ZX (Z32)? These are some of the things that can be done to power your 300ZX for maximum power. Some are very simple and others may require the expertise of a qualified Nissan 300ZX specialist. Good luck in your quest for power and we hope you found this information useful.