Ultimate 350z Front Bumper Guide

Joe Terrell
05/24/202124th May, 2021
Filed under 350z Tuning

Had a mishap in your Nissan 350Z, or maybe just looking to upgrade the stock front bumper? We’re checking out the best replacements in this guide.

350z front bumper


In a hurry? Here are our favorite 350Z Front Bumpers:

Budget Choice Drifted Choice Premium Choice
Amuse AMS GT Style Extreme Dimensions V-Speed Vertex Front Bumper
Amuse AMS GT Style Extreme Dimensions V-Speed Vertex Front Bumper
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Since the first Nissan 350Z’s hit the market way back in 2002, the still modern-looking tree-fiddy is quickly approaching its 20th birthday, which is pretty incredible for a car that looks so modern.

Thankfully, given their age and the launch of its younger sibling, the 370Z, prices on the used marketplace for 350Z’s present a more exciting opportunity than ever.

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Now, what would any (arguably) sane person visiting Drifted possibly want to do with their two-seater, rear-wheel-drive roadster?

Well, if you’re anything like us, we hope you were already throwing it down sideways before you even managed to finish the sentence.

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If this is your first drift car, there’s a likely chance that you’ve found yourself here after getting carried away with the excitement of it all before being harshly reminded of your lack of sideways experience.

For others, it may have been an overly eager ‘nudge’ on the door of the homies while tandeming on the track. (Hint: It may be time to consider a bash bar if this is the case.)

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Or perhaps you’re looking for an upgrade to improve the styling that Nissan had in mind to provide your stance car a fresh, updated look.

Before we get started, it may be worth considering the overall look you’ll be aiming for with your 350Z.

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We’ve already created several styling guides to make life easier, where we checked out the best front lips, rear diffusers, and wings.

We also wrote specific guides to help you achieve the ultimate fitment with your Z in our 350Z wheels and wheel spacer guides.

If you’re keen to check out the ultimate mods for the 350Z, where we cover everything from exhaust wrap to LS swaps, you’ll want to check out our ultimate Nissan 350Z mods guide.


OEM vs aftermarket front bumpers

When opting for an aftermarket bumper rather than a factory ‘OEM’ specification Nissan bumper, you’ll likely need to make some slight trimming and adjustments to ensure the perfect fit.

Since most of you will be getting a body shop to paint the bumper anyway, we would advise that they also ensure the perfect fit. The downside here, as you’ve probably guessed, is labor costs.

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While fiberglass is designed to ‘explode’ on impact, other materials, such as Duraflex, are designed with maximum flexibility in mind, making it an excellent choice for drift cars that spend most of their time scraping walls!


Nissan 350Z Front Bumper Selection

Now that you’ve (hopefully) got a clearer idea of what you’re hoping to achieve from your 350Z build, it’s time to give your Z a facelift with this selection the best front bumpers on the market.

Vertex Front Bumper

vertex white front bumper jdm nissan

  • Manufacturer: Vertex
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: Vertex Front Bumper

Our comment: For those familiar with the JDM tuning scene, styling legends Vertex should need no introduction.

Although this is the most expensive front bumper in our guide, Vertex is known for exceptional quality, so if your budget allows, this should undoubtedly be considered.

For the ultimate look, you’ll want to consider taking a look at the full Vertex body kit, which provides this front bumper alongside the Vertex side skirts and rear bumper.

We feel that this bumper provides a sleek, modern, aftermarket look to the 350Z.

Manufacturer description:The Vertex design pays careful attention to the smooth lines of the Nissan 350Z and offers a sporty, yet elegant appeal to the car.

Never overdone, Vertex kits compliment the original lines of the car, not take away from it. This hand made product is known for its strength and fitment and will take abuse on the street or track. All Vertex pieces are marked with serial numbers for authenticity. Never substitute quality, always support authentic products!


OEM Replacement

oem black primer front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: Evan Fischer
  • Fitment: 2003-2005 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: OEM Replacement

Our comment: Suppose you’ve damaged your bumper, but you’ve fallen in love with one of the many 350Z front lips that are available on the market. In this case, an OEM replacement could be the ideal option.

With a bargain price tag, this has a 1-year unlimited mileage warranty, and it’s earned an excellent reputation among happy owners for almost identical to OEM fitment.

Given that OEM front bumpers are hard to come by and often come with a hefty price tag these days, this is a great alternative to get a convenient, brand new replacement.

Another option is the FitParts OEM-style bumper, which is impact resistant and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Manufacturer description:Direct Replacement Bumper Cover Compatible with 2003-2005 Nissan 350Z.

A high quality, Direct Fit OE Replacement Bumper Cover, with FREE 1-year UNLIMITED mileage warranty coverage.


BRIGHTT N-2

brightt nismo v2 n 2 front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: BRIGHTT
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: BRIGHTT N-2

Our comment: If you feel as though this bumper looks familiar, there’s a valid reason for that - this is a replica of the OEM Nismo V2 design.

Rather than selling your body parts for the genuine Nismo product, BRIGHTT brings this fiberglass replica opportunity to the market.

The bumper is crafted from hand-laid, high-quality 6oz. fiberglass and mixed with a proprietary polymer blend for maximum flexibiliity and increased durability.

It’s likely to need some trimming to achieve the perfect fitment, but it provides a reasonably-priced and convenient, off-the-shelf alternative to the ‘real thing.’

Manufacturer description:Combines fiberglass, plastic, and flex resins to obtain its unique features. Because of these features, our technology obtains a much higher durability rate than the average fiberglass product.

This revolutionary product allows the consumer to receive a premium fiberglass product at an affordable price.


Extreme Dimensions N-2 V2

extreme dimensions nismo v2 n 2 front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: Extreme Dimensions
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: Extreme Dimensions N-2 V2

Our comment: If you’re after the slightly cleaner V2 update of the Nismo-style bumper above, then look no further.

This offering from Extreme Dimensions again features high-quality 6oz. fiberglass, along with a proprietary polymer blend for maximum flexibility.

Manufacturer description:Extreme Dimensions is the industry leader of aftermarket aerodynamics. From our 150,000 square foot headquarters in Orange County, California we provide worldwide distribution throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

With over 7,000 products in our catalog, our lines of fiberglass, carbon fiber, polyurethane, and polypropylene products continue to grow. We are dedicated to quality, value, and exceptional customer service.


Extreme Dimensions N-3

extreme dimensions nismo v3 n 3 front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: Extreme Dimensions
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: Extreme Dimensions N-3

Our comment: Extreme Dimensions bring another Nismo replica to the market, this time with their N-3 bumper, based on the hugely popular V3 Nismo design.

It’s easy to see why this design is so popular among 350Z enthusiasts and this high-quality 6oz. fiberglass replica will make a fantastic addition to any Z.

As with the Extreme Dimensions bumper above, this also features a proprietary polymer blend for maximum flexibility and durability.

Manufacturer description:Extreme Dimensions is the industry leader of aftermarket aerodynamics. From our 150,000 square foot headquarters in Orange County, California we provide worldwide distribution throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

With over 7,000 products in our catalog, our lines of fiberglass, carbon fiber, polyurethane, and polypropylene products continue to grow. We are dedicated to quality, value, and exceptional customer service.


KBD Body Kits N3-R

kbd body kits nismo n3r n 3r front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: KBD Body Kits
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: KBD Body Kits N3-R

Our comment:

KBD Body Kits have been expanding rapidly in recent years, and this front bumper offers an aggressive alternative to the traditional Nismo V3 design.

Made in the USA from high-quality polyurethane, the bumper comes with a reasonable price tag and the KBD fitment guarantee.

The KBD N3-R would be an excellent choice for those looking for a slightly aggressive OEM+ look on their Z.

Manufacturer description:For almost 50 years, KBD Body Kits and American Plastic Technologies have been fulfilling customers’ needs by supplying the highest quality polyurethane parts at the lowest prices. Over the years, our parts catalog has grown to offer the sought after body kits, bumpers, wings and more for almost every vehicle.

Polyurethane is a rubber-based plastic that is more durable than your vehicle’s OEM stock bumper. Because of this, our body kits will survive the daily use your vehicle endures. The flexibility that polyurethane allows gives KBD Urethane parts the ability to withstand bumps and bruises. Polyurethane is by far the most durable material on the market for body kits.


BRIGHTT RBS (Rocket Bunny) Style

brightt rbs rocket bunny style front bumper nissan

Our comment: The genuine Rocket Bunny kit is likely to be a real temptation for those looking to go all-out with the styling on your 350Z.

It’s no secret that the genuine products come with a pretty daunting price tag, but thankfully BRIGHTT has come up with a cheaper alternative with this replica design.

Made from their usual hand-laid, high-quality 6 oz fiberglass from a proprietary polymer blend for maximum flexibility and durability, it certainly won’t disappoint.

We’d want to point out that this will require the rest of the Rocket Bunny kit due to the wide-body design, as it’ll stick out much further than the OEM fenders.

For those of you who perhaps imported a genuine RB kit for your Z before having an unfortunate incident where the bumper was damaged, this could make a perfect US-based replacement.

Manufacturer description:Combines fiberglass, plastic, and flex resins to obtain its unique features. Because of these features, our technology obtains a much higher durability rate than the average fiberglass product.

This revolutionary product allows the consumer to receive a premium fiberglass product at an affordable price.


Extreme Dimensions V-Speed

extreme dimensions v speed vertex style replica front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: Extreme Dimensions
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: Extreme Dimensions V-Speed

Our comment: It’s a personal taste, but we feel that this is one of the best-looking non-Nismo kits on the market.

If you’re looking to go with a Vertex design on your Z, but haven’t got the budget for the real thing, then this replica could be the ideal solution.

Although the fitment probably won’t be quite as impressive as the genuine Vertex kit, we advise leaving your body shop guy to worry about that!

Overall, a great product at a fraction of the price of the real thing, made from the usual high-quality fiberglass and proprietary polymer blend for maximum flexibility and durability.

Manufacturer description:Extreme Dimensions is the industry leader of aftermarket aerodynamics. From our 150,000 square foot headquarters in Orange County, California we provide worldwide distribution throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

With over 7,000 products in our catalog, our lines of fiberglass, carbon fiber, polyurethane, and polypropylene products continue to grow. We are dedicated to quality, value, and exceptional customer service.


KBD Body Kits INGS Style

kbd body kits ing style front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: KBD Body Kits
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: KBD Body Kits INGS Style

Our comment: Much like the Vertex replica above, this kit from KBD Body Kits is a replica of the INGS front bumper.

Given that the genuine INGS products come with a four-figure price tag, this provides an alternative option for those looking for the INGS style without breaking the bank.

Made in the USA from high-quality polyurethane, the bumper comes with a reasonable price tag and the KBD fitment guarantee.

Manufacturer description:For almost 50 years, KBD Body Kits and American Plastic Technologies have been fulfilling customers’ needs by supplying the highest quality polyurethane parts at the lowest prices. Over the years, our parts catalog has grown to offer the sought after body kits, bumpers, wings and more for almost every vehicle.

Polyurethane is a rubber-based plastic that is more durable than your vehicle’s OEM stock bumper. Because of this, our body kits will survive the daily use your vehicle endures. The flexibility that polyurethane allows gives KBD Urethane parts the ability to withstand bumps and bruises. Polyurethane is by far the most durable material on the market for body kits.


Amuse AMS GT Style

amuse style front bumper nissan

  • Manufacturer: NRG
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • Value for money: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Purchase link: Amuse AMS GT Style

Our comment: We dare you to look at the price of the genuine 350Z Amuse GT front bumper. Once you’ve finished laughing, you’ll realize what a bargain this replica offering is.

Since $2k bumpers and drifting don’t go hand-in-hand, this offers a fantastic chance to get Amuse styling at a fraction of the price.

Constructed from high-quality poly fiberglass, it’ll offer excellent flexibility and durability for those hard track sessions.

Sure, it’s most definitely going to need some trimming to get perfect, but it’ll undoubtedly provide a massive saving over the genuine product.


Our winners


Our Drifted Choice goes to the Extreme Dimensions V-Speed 350Z front bumper

Our 350Z front bumper winner is the Extreme Dimensions V-Speed front bumper.

The Extreme Dimensions V-Speed provides the perfect mix of unique styling with an affordable price tag.

Sure, it may be a replica of the Vertex front bumper, but since you’re likely to incur some damage throwing the car down sideways at some point, having to drop four figures on a bumper each time isn’t an ideal solution.

We fully appreciate that replica parts aren’t for everyone, which brings us to our next winner.

Extreme Dimensions V-Speed

extreme dimensions v speed vertex style replica front bumper nissan


Our Premium 350Z Front Bumper Choice

Our Premium Choice is the Vertex 350Z front bumper.

For those of you that prefer to stick to genuine products, this Vertex offering is going to be a fantastic choice.

With sleek and subtle styling, combined with the typical quality that you’d expect from the Japanese styling legends, it keeps the smooth body lines that Nissan intended while adding an aftermarket twist into the mix.

Unless you have an impressive budget, this might not be the wisest choice for drifting, but for those looking to build the ultimate show car where perfect fitment is essential, look no further.

Vertex 350Z front bumper

vertex white front bumper jdm nissan


Our Budget 350Z Front Bumper Choice

Our Budget Choice is the Amuse AMS GT Style 350Z front bumper.

By far the cheapest front bumper on our list, it’s also one of the best looking – in our opinion, of course!

With the genuine Amuse front bumper being one of the most expensive on the market, this is a fantastic opportunity to get their unique styling at a fraction of the price.

For beginner drifters that are likely to have a ‘whoopsie’ sooner than they’d like, this bumper is an incredible choice, especially if you’re not too worried about millimeter-perfect fitment.

Amuse AMS GT Style 350Z front bumper

amuse style front bumper nissan

Thank you for reading our Nissan 350Z Front Bumper guide.

We hope we’ve provided some great choices to help you decide your Z’s new look, whether you’re opting to go down the route of a drift or show car project.


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