The Nissan VQ Series V6 first debuted in 1994, and it was immediately praised for its high rpm power, and incredibly smooth operation. Several generations later, the Nissan VQ35HR debuted in the 2007 Nissan 350Z, and featured many high tech advancements. For example, a new Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control (CVTC) system provided better low-and-high rpm performance, and a special ladder frame was cast into the bottom of the engine block to reduce vibrations and friction as the motor spins toward the 7,500 rpm redline. The 2009-2017 Nissan 370Z received an even larger variant called the Nissan VQ37HR, which was more technically advanced and considerably more powerful. But no matter which you drive, a K&N 33-2399 Replacement Air Filter can help your Nissan VQ V6 to respond with more power, faster.
The key to the performance of the Nissan 350Z/Nissan 370Z is fuel and airflow management. Using a series of sophisticated electronic controls, the Nissan VQ can instantly adjust its behavior to achieve better fuel economy at low rpm's, or better performance at higher rpm's. Maintaining airflow is critical to the performance, which is why both Z cars employ dual air boxes to maximize airflow to the engine. These air boxes are fitted with paper air filters that are intended to stop dirt from ever reaching the combustion chamber. However, that thick paper actually reduces the amount and velocity of air entering the system. Plus, all of that dirt collects on the surface of the filter, and will eventually restrict airflow even further.
To eliminate all of these problems, the K&N 33-2399 replacement air filter uses a number of design innovations. First of all, the filter media is made from a free-flowing cotton gauze material that is treated with a special blend of oil. That red oil makes the cotton fibers extremely sticky, which causes them to attract and trap dirt as air flows through the filter. This is called 'depth loading', because the dirt is stored inside of the filter, rather than on the surface. Once your filters need to be serviced, all you have to do is remove them from the air boxes, and clean them with the K&N air filter cleaning kit.
Thanks to the additional air volume, your Nissan VQ V6 is able to make more horsepower and torque at lower RPMs, which will significantly improve throttle response. The K&N 33-2399 Replacement Air Filter will also save you money, because you'll no longer have to buy those expensive OEM Nissan replacement air filters. In addition, all K&N filters are backed by the K&N 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, so the long term performance is literally guaranteed. To find a K&N dealer near you, use the K&N dealer locator tool.
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2017 Nissan 370Z 3.7L V6 (2 Required)