Nissan 350z Exhaust Guide

Posted by The Drifted Team on 28th June, 2017 in Editorials

Welcome to our Nissan 350z exhaust guide.

The Nissan 350z has become an accessible way for newcomers to enter the world of drifting and one of the first modifications that new 350z owners make is to upgrade the car’s restrictive OEM exhaust system.

350z exhaust

Who is this guide for?

We have written this exhaust guide to help you decide on your 350z’s new exhaust system by giving product information, pricing, photos and video clips for nine of the most popular 350z exhaust systems currently available.

We have also included links for where you can purchase each system.

ISR Performance EP dual tip 350z exhaust

ISR Performance EP dual tip 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 77mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 77mm exhaust tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: ISR
  • Price: $269.99
  • Our comment: This is our entry level solution if you are not concerned with exhaust volume level and you enjoy the sound of an unmuted VQ35DE. Hit play on the video below to hear it in action.
  • Manufacturer description: “This is a Race type Straight pipe exhaust system. Straight 3″ diameter piping splits to dual 3″ tips. New Brushed Finish with Polished Tips. What’s in the box: 1x front pipe with resonator box, 1x 3″ rear section with dual 3″ Tips, 2x 2 Bolt 3″ Exhaust gasket, 4x Bolts, 4x Nuts.”
  • Purchase link: ISR Performance EP dual tip 350z exhaust

ISR Performance EP dual tip 350z exhaust video


ISR Performance single GT 350z exhaust

isr performance gt single

  • Internal pipe diameter: 77mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single 115mm exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: ISR
  • Price: $299.99
  • Our comment: Our second exhaust system is another offering from ISR. This exhaust includes a muffler and silencer which bring the volume down to circuit friendly levels. Instead of twin “blast pipes” this system uses a single 115mm tailpipe. Good value for money.
  • Manufacturer description: “Own the road with a growling 350z Y-pipe back exhaust from ISR Performance Racing. A wide, 3-inch pipe gives you reduced back pressure for more horsepower, while the full stainless steel construction with highly polished muffler and tip gives you the look you need to turn heads.”
  • Purchase link: ISR Performance single GT 350z exhaust

ISR Performance single GT 350z exhaust video


HKS Hi-Power 350z exhaust

HKS Hi-Power 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: 120mm Dual titanium tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: HKS
  • Price: $1,450.00
  • Our comment: The HKS system is one of the more pricey exhaust systems however if you know HKS then you know the fitment, sound and performance will be high quality. Hit play on the video to hear how it sounds.
  • Manufacturer description: “Brand new full cat-back dual exhaust for your Z33 from HKS. This exhaust is fully polished 60mm piping with 120mm titanium tips. This exhaust is something to behold – fits great, looks and sounds amazing, VERY deep tone compared to others on the market. Exhaust includes H-Pipe as well. When bolted onto car, you can not see the secondary resonators on top of the canister, ONLY main muffler.”
  • Purchase link: HKS Hi-Power 350z exhaust

HKS Hi-Power 350z exhaust video


Tanabe Medallion Concept G 350z exhaust

350z tanabe concept g

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm – 60mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: 100mm Dual tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: Tanabe
  • Price: $849.99
  • Our comment: The Tanabe Medallion Concept G exhaust system comes in at a medium price point and offers excellent build quality and performance coupled with a responsible 93db sound level. This would be ideal if you attended tracks with restrictive volume limits.
  • Manufacturer description: “The CONCEPT G is an all new motorsports-developed exhaust system for the 2003-2006 Nissan 350z that features high power benefits, while maintaining responsible sound levels. Using the all new ‘continuous strand’ ADVANTEX packing material technology, CONCEPT G acheives extremely high levels of exhaust system efficiency, while maintaining a street driveable, extremely clean sound output that is under 93db. The full SUS304 stainless CONCEPT G is designed for optimal pipe routing as well as ground clearance. It’s sporty appearance and angle-cut tip is ideal for the sports car & sport compact driver.”
  • Purchase link: Tanabe Medallion Concept G 350z exhaust

Tanabe Medallion Concept G 350z exhaust video


Buddy Club Pro Spec 350z exhaust

Buddy Club Pro Spec 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: ?
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single ?mm exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: Buddy Club
  • Price: $999.99
  • Our comment: The Buddy Club system is another mid-level priced exhaust that offers great looks, deep tone and a reasonable volume level.
  • Manufacturer description: “Buddy Club Pro Spec is a super light weight and highly efficient muffler that is made to perform for circuit runs. In its street version, to optimize torque in the low to mid speed range, it is equipped with an efficient middle silencer (resonator). Pro Spec Mufflers were designed for high performance as well as meeting sound level standards. With its deep throaty tone, it echoes its racing lineage.”
  • Purchase link: Buddy Club Pro Spec 350z exhaust

Buddy Club Pro Spec 350z exhaust video


TOMEI Expreme Ti 350z exhaust

TOMEI Expreme Ti 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60.5mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single 76.3mm exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Titanium
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: TOMEI
  • Price: $948.95
  • Our comment: The TOMEI Expreme Ti series are highly regarded exhaust systems, they offer stunning titanium build materials, sleeved joins, massive weight savings and a beautiful burnt titanium tip. They are designed to use efficient pipe routing to significantly increase power levels. Considering everything you are getting I think this exhaust system is a bargain.
  • Manufacturer description: “Instead of creating an exhaust system that focuses only on maximum peak power, Tomei’s priority for this kit is overall engine performance gains. Each tube’s length and size are selected to suit the engine’s characteristics and chassis to maximize torque, response, and exhaust flow efficiency. The use of titanium combined with the single piping layout reduces overall weight from approximately 45 pounds to an ultra-low 10 pounds.”
  • Purchase link: TOMEI Expreme Ti 350z exhaust

TOMEI Expreme Ti 350z exhaust video


Auto Produce Boss Full Titanium Type 3 350z exhaust

Auto Produce Boss Full Titanium Type 3 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: ?mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin ?mm exits
  • Primary exhaust system material: Titanium
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: Auto Produce Boss
  • Price: $2,899.99
  • Our comment: I was unable to find any videos to support this exhaust system, nor pipework diameters. I have contacted AP Boss for more information and I will update this entry when I have it.
  • Manufacturer description: “Through careful research and development, AP Boss offers their line of products, tested on both the track and the street, AP Boss products are of the highest quality. For those who seek true performance, this catback system if your choice! All the exhaust systems are made out of titanium. They are also available in a stainless version at half the listed price through special request only!”
  • Purchase link: Auto Produce Boss Full Titanium Type 3 350z exhaust

AAM Competition 3″ true dual 350z exhaust (Titanium tip)

AAM Competition 3 true dual 350z exhaust Titanium tip

  • Internal pipe diameter: 76mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 76.3mm exits
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel & Titanium tip
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: AAM
  • Price: $1,581.75
  • Our comment: The AAM Competition system boasts impressive performance gains and is well suited to high power forced induction buils. The tone sounds nice and warm and the volume is on the loud side. Possibly not track friendly.
  • Manufacturer description: “The AAM Competition 3″ True Dual Exhaust System is the highest flowing exhaust systems available for the 350Z. This exhaust has been designed to support the most demanding volume and velocity flow requirements. The AAM Competition exhaust system comes with a specially designed 3″ inner diameter flange on each side that bolts directly to either the factory cat pipes or most aftermarket 2.5″ test pipes. Twin mandrel bent 3” polished stainless steel T-304 16 Gauge exhaust tubes run along each side of the 350z’s undercarriage. Two high-flow stainless steel resonators ensure straight through flow and a deep exhaust note.By significantly decreasing thermal load, the AAM Competition 3″ True Dual exhaust system provides the maximum reliability for your VQ35 engine and its internal components. Preliminary testing has shown gains over 40rwhp on high horsepower turbocharged 350Z cars compared to original equipment. The AAM 3″ Competition True Dual exhaust system is a perfect match for any turbocharged 350Z, including 800rwhp+ competition setups.”
  • Purchase link: AAM Competition 3″ true dual 350z exhaust (Titanium tip)

AAM Competition 3″ true dual 350z exhaust (Titanium tip) video


APEXi N1 350z exhaust

APEXi N1 350z exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm-80mm
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 90mm exits
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Fitment: Nissan 350z (Z33)
  • Manufacturer: APEXi
  • Price: $799.99
  • Our comment: The APEXi N1 system looks great, has dyno proven power gains and sounds fantastic. Very reasonably priced.
  • Manufacturer description: “The straight-through canister projects from the car at an angle, which helps smooth the exhaust flow. The canister is built from SUS 304 stainless steel and features 90mm tip with aggressive style. This exhaust uses 70-80mm piping. NEW Stainless Steel Model. Dyno Proven to give 8.1 RWHP.”
  • Purchase link: APEXi N1 350z exhaust

APEXi N1 350z exhaust video


Conclusion

There are a plethora of quality exhaust systems available for your 350z and depending on budget you have some great options. In my personal view I prefer modifications in the mid-range, so for the exhaust I would invest in more then an ISR system but less then the AAM Competition system.

With that in mind I would pick the TOMEI Expreme Ti. It is a great looking system with it’s burnt titanium tips and with thin walled piping and reduced bends the system yields solid power gains. Another benefit of titanium is the considerable weight savings compared to the OEM system.

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