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Protected Species – 2007-2015 Infiniti G37 / 2009+ Nissan 370Z Direct Fit Catch Can, Part 1 – Stock Review and Design Plans

In this day and age, if you’re an enthusiast in search of a naturally aspirated, performance-oriented 6-cylinder, you’re almost out of luck. The last 8 years have been the age of forced induction with the 4-cylinder turbo layout edging the V6 closer toward extinction. Unless you have the money to spend on a Porsche, there just aren’t many options out there anymore for the fun 6-cylinder. There is one manufacturer, though, who can deliver the “Fizz” (as James May would put it) without the fuss of a turbo or supercharger. That would be Nissan. I’m sure that most people would have … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Silicone Induction Hose Pre-Sale!


R&D is complete and we've started producing our first batch of silicone induction hose kits! While this process takes place we are launching a discounted pre-sale for those interested in picking up this awesome induction hose. Check out the final details below and click the pre-sale link to check out our product page. MSRP: $150.00 Pre-Sale Price: $79.95 Expected Ship Date: 4/13/16
  • Direct fit for the 2003–2006 Nissan 350Z
  • Up to 4 whp / 6 wtq gains over the stock rubber induction hose
  • Installs in under 30 minutes
  • Fits with the stock air intake system or Mishimoto Performance Air Intake
  • Installs with no tuning necessary
  • 5-Ply Silicone construction for … Continue Reading ››

350Z Silicone Intake Hose R&D, Part 2: Test Fit and Testing

It’s now time to test fit our prototype 350Z intake hose to verify fitment. If any changes are needed to enhance or ease the installation process, now is the time to do so.
Mishimoto silicone 350Z intake hose installed
Mishimoto silicone 350Z intake hose installed
We have a slight adjustment to make on the length of the CCV hose connection, but otherwise, our 350Z intake hose mounted nicely. Mishimoto silicone 350Z induction hose installed Mishimoto … Continue Reading ››

350Z Silicone Intake Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Hose and Silicone Prototype

We recently designed a performance intake system for the 2003–2006 Nissan 350Z. This included an airbox and filter that attaches to the end of the stock mass airflow (MAF) housing. Our results were positive in that we achieved a significant improvement in intake sound, and we increased power output by 10 whp and 13 wtq without any additional tuning. Check out the R&D coverage of our intake here: http://engineering.mishimoto.com/?cat=294. This project is not so much performance oriented but is intended to add reliability and additional aesthetic appeal to the intake system on the Z. To start this project, we rolled our … Continue Reading ››