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Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:12 am
by Mrelectric
I received the Nissan Sentra lowering springs but have racked up the Leaf to inspect / install yet. At first glance it is clear that two of the four Sentra springs will probably fit and two will not. The leaf has a relatively large diameter spring coil front and back - about 6 inches diameter coils. The 2012 Sentra spring set has one large dia spring that looks good and one very small dia spring that is about 3 inch dia coils. Looks like the Sentra spring set yields one set of usable springs. I have to look more closely to see if the large dia Sentra springs are best suited to the leaf front or back.

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:14 am
by Mrelectric
Well the sentra springs are still sitting there in the box. I decided to buy airbag suspension. When installing the air bags I will quickly check how the sentra springs fit and report back.

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:50 pm
by tractioninc
Did you ever get to check the Sentra spring fit? Has anyone reached a final verdict yet on the suspension parts interchange between the Leaf and other Nissans?

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:23 pm
by Armadillo
Pretty sure its been mentioned somewhere else in this thread but Megan racing (http://www.meganracing.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) sells a Nissan Leaf coilover kit. 32 way dampening adjustability and height adjustable from stock to about 2-3/4" lower than stock. I have it installed on my Leaf if you want any other details.

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:24 am
by tractioninc
I've owned performance cars for years so I'm used to having a much wider selection of aftermarket performance parts available than are marketed for the Leaf. Given that many Nissans are autocrossed and tracked, I'd really like to know if there are any off-the-shelf shocks from Bilstein or Koni (etc.) that would work on a Leaf.

Do you still have your stock suspension parts around? Documenting the stock Leaf spring rates and dimensions would be helpful too so that we have a baseline for experimenting with aftermarket springs.

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:53 am
by LeafyTesla
Does anyone have any leads for a North American retailer of the Blitz Coilovers? I have been searching for some time, but have only come across FR-S that sells them

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:02 pm
by gray
LeafyTesla wrote:Does anyone have any leads for a North American retailer of the Blitz Coilovers? I have been searching for some time, but have only come across FR-S that sells them
Might want to call up their distributors: http://www.blitzpowerusa.com/dealers/dealers.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:01 pm
by knightarmor
Jesse Streeter is the best/quickest way to get the Blitz kit. He's great and quick to respond.

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:39 am
by mxp
Hello,
It seems the last post here is circa- 2015.

Anyways, does anyone know if Bilstein has any gas shocks which are suitable for the Leaf?
In particular, I need to replace the rear shocks.

I am not too keen on coilover kits, as they are likely to be expensive.
NOTE: I did read up about this from the thread about Juke coilovers: http://mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f ... =coilovers

Thanks for any info...

Re: Leaf suspension options

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 pm
by WesR32
If I have read this thread correctly I think the problem would be the combo of kits (front Sentra and rear Altima) you would have to buy to try it and seems not worth messing with different shocks to get the correct dampening in the rear. Iā€™m looking into the Megan Coils in the future and play with that dampening setting šŸ˜Ž