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#1 Old 03-07-2012, 09:26 AM
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Installed NEX Coilovers

so i put these coilovers on my 2004 MO, and so far so good they are a little stiff; however i think they will loosen up after a little bit of aggressive driving. does anyone have any thoughts or comments please let me know. thanks
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You basically toughened up your suspension so I'd expect it to be a bit rougher. I used coil-overs on my 1982 Ford Granada around the rear shocks so it wouldn't drag ass when the back end was loaded up. Worked fine. I can't imagine what doing coil-overs on all 4 corners would do to ride quality.

Are you using OEM springs on all 4 corners of the MO? It looks like those standing springs go around the rear shocks? How much did you drop your MO? Got the height adjustment all the way down on the shocks/struts?

Looks interesting. Wondering what the end result was.

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Can you post some pictures of your ride? How adjustable are they?

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the rear springs and shocks a seperate, all the springs are aftermarket 9000lb springs in the front and 8000lb springs in the back, i lowered it about two inches front and back, and the front still has about one and a half inches of adjustment left, the picture is before i lowered it another inch
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i can say that i can corner like a corvett now, it handles amazingly when you get in the corners or winding roads.
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Cool. So on top of the coilover system you have lowering springs. Then I'm not surprised it's a bit stiffer. I'm assuming it will loosen up over time but not much.

Pretty neat to have the ride height adjustment option on the coil-over shocks/struts! Post some before after pictures!

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I'm surprised an aftermarket company went out to make something for the Murano. However, I've been doing some reading, and it seems these coil-overs are junk. They are $825 on eBay, and no warranty . I'd rather piece together a coil-over setup, with proven dampers, like Koni's, for about the same price, if not less. It's still nice to see aftermarket for the Murano though.

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Do you have an updated photo of it lowered more?

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the rear springs and shocks a seperate, all the springs are aftermarket 9000lb springs in the front and 8000lb springs in the back, i lowered it about two inches front and back, and the front still has about one and a half inches of adjustment left, the picture is before i lowered it another inch
I am confused by the spring ratings. Does that mean you have a 4,000-pound car sitting on springs designed to support (9000 + 9000 + 8000 +8000) 34,000 pounds?

We need "after" pics.

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I am confused by the spring ratings. Does that mean you have a 4,000-pound car sitting on springs designed to support (9000 + 9000 + 8000 +8000) 34,000 pounds?

We need "after" pics.

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No, he's saying it wrong. They are 10kg springs front and back, or 559.97/in

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I heard that Maxima coilovers fit Muranos?

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I heard that Maxima coilovers fit Muranos?
They seem very similar.

The rear suspensions shock mounting point is different
The front struts on the Murano look to have a bigger lower spring perch.
Can't tell if the strut inserts are removable.

The fronts SHOULD bolt up.
It would be nice to get measurements for both cars though.






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I sent Koni an e-mail asking what strut insert would be best for 03-07 Murano's. For the front's it seems there would have to be some modification.

I also sent an e-mail to Swift springs to see if they would be able to make a set for the Murano.

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yes i have read all the reviews, some good some bad however all the bad ones are from those people that are racing there car, i am not doing that it is only a street car. so far they have performed great although a little stiff but handle awesome, almost no body roll at all. i have also seen that these are made by the same company as the Megan coilovers which are proven coilovers. i will try to post a new pic soon, and thanks for the spring rate correction, what i knew and what i typed were two different things. thanks again.
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bbeckley, I definitely would to see more pics maybe from different angles and if you happen to lower it more. I'm seriously considering jumping on the Nex's on ebay, though I'd be taking a chance w/o a warranty.

Coilovers and/or suspension lowering are few and far between for Muranos (unless you plan on spending serious $$$$). I almost closed a deal on a pair of Tein basics, but it fell thru. I contemplated going w air setup, but it's a bit out of my budget.

Btw, I'm pretty much a newbie here. I only look at occasional posts. Right now I'm running H&R springs on stock shocks..I like the height, but not loving the ride over bumps, etc.
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