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.
Do Nissan 370Zs Have Air Suspension?
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.
What Do I Need To Add Air Suspension To My 370Z?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ride Height Sensors
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.
Performance Air Suspension Management For Nissan 370Z
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.
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.
If you want to get more information on a 370z air suspension kit or checkout all of the great Nissan air ride components AccuAir has to offer, give us a call or fill out our contact form https://accuair.com/pages/contact. Our team will be happy to assist you.