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Megan Racing "Street Series" Coilovers

Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:29 pm

There is another option just becoming available. Megan Racing is developing a full coilover kit, with 32 way adjustable dampening on the front struts. The rear shocks are length adjustable and the rear spring perches allow for 3" of drop. I have installed the kit on my Leaf and am currently testing the system for them. I just asked tehm when it will be available and what the cost will be. I'll post the details as soon as I hear.

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:38 am

^ Woo-whoo! Excellent! Looking forward to hearing more. Weather is getting warmer and driving the Leaf around in nice weather makes me sad since (among other things) it rolls like a well trained dog.
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:19 am

Armadillo wrote:There is another option just becoming available. Megan Racing is developing a full coilover kit, with 32 way adjustable dampening on the front struts. The rear shocks are length adjustable and the rear spring perches allow for 3" of drop. I have installed the kit on my Leaf and am currently testing the system for them. I just asked tehm when it will be available and what the cost will be. I'll post the details as soon as I hear.
Those look very nice and I like the additional adjustability over the Tein units, please keep us updated...

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:12 am

Megan Racing confirmed these will be in their 'Street Series' with an MSRP of $999. Should be about a month when they will have these in full production. Here are a couple of shots with them on the car. Rear lowered 3 inches and front lowered 2-3/4 inches. Will go all the way back up to stock height. I also have a full write up of the install if anyone is interested. The kit was very easy to install. The ride is adjustable from a little stiffer than stock all the way up to track use, which I haven't found a use for yet. But its really nice to have the adjustability to tune it to whatever ride you prefer. It gives the car the much needed responsiveness that it lacks in stock form.

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:47 am

MOD NOTE: I split the Megan Racing posts into a new thread here from the Tein coilover thread.
Armadillo wrote:Megan Racing confirmed these will be in their 'Street Series' with an MSRP of $999. Should be about a month when they will have these in full production.
Awesome! Will be quite a bit cheaper than shipping the Tein coilovers over and have more adjustability. Speaking of adjustability - will the coilovers let you adjust camber in the front or will you need camber bolts to do that?
Armadillo wrote:Here are a couple of shots with them on the car. Rear lowered 3 inches and front lowered 2-3/4 inches.
Kind of amazing that all the way down just barely gets the tires tucking. Nissan really oversized the fender openings on the LEAF!
Armadillo wrote:I also have a full write up of the install if anyone is interested.
Yes, definitely!
Armadillo wrote:The ride is adjustable from a little stiffer than stock all the way up to track use, which I haven't found a use for yet. But its really nice to have the adjustability to tune it to whatever ride you prefer. It gives the car the much needed responsiveness that it lacks in stock form.
Does Megan Racing need any more testers before going into final production? ;) Glad that it is adjustable from just slightly stiffer than stock to suitable for track use - will let people dial in the ride that they prefer.

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Re: Megan Racing "Street Series" Coilovers

Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:52 am

Very nice looking product. Subscribing to this thread to keep up. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Megan Racing "Street Series" Coilovers

Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:42 am

Awesome! Will be quite a bit cheaper than shipping the Tein coilovers over and have more adjustability. Speaking of adjustability - will the coilovers let you adjust camber in the front or will you need camber bolts to do that?
Not anymore. Just had my Tein coilovers delivered from nengun.com. Paid $1016 shipped to my door. The JPY to USD conversion has swung in our favor!

Of course they don't have the adjustable dampers like the Megan's. Oh well, too late for me.
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:11 pm

drees wrote:MOD NOTE: I split the Megan Racing posts into a new thread here from the Tein coilover thread.
Armadillo wrote:Megan Racing confirmed these will be in their 'Street Series' with an MSRP of $999. Should be about a month when they will have these in full production.
Awesome! Will be quite a bit cheaper than shipping the Tein coilovers over and have more adjustability. Speaking of adjustability - will the coilovers let you adjust camber in the front or will you need camber bolts to do that?


These do not come with the adjustable camber plates. Some of the coilover kits on their site do come with the pillow ball top mount and adjustable camber plate so its possible you may be able to upgrade. Otherwise you would have to use camber bolts or some other method to adjust camber.
Armadillo wrote:Here are a couple of shots with them on the car. Rear lowered 3 inches and front lowered 2-3/4 inches.
Kind of amazing that all the way down just barely gets the tires tucking. Nissan really oversized the fender openings on the LEAF!


You're right. On most cars, a 3" height adjustment would really tuck the tires. But there is a ton of gap on the stock setup so this height doesn't look that extreme. However the undercarriage of the car is definitely low to the ground. I'm used to driving lowered cars but I still manage to scrape on some speedbumps and driveways.
Armadillo wrote:I also have a full write up of the install if anyone is interested.
Yes, definitely!


PM me with an e-mail address and I'll send it over
Armadillo wrote:The ride is adjustable from a little stiffer than stock all the way up to track use, which I haven't found a use for yet. But its really nice to have the adjustability to tune it to whatever ride you prefer. It gives the car the much needed responsiveness that it lacks in stock form.
Does Megan Racing need any more testers before going into final production? ;) Glad that it is adjustable from just slightly stiffer than stock to suitable for track use - will let people dial in the ride that they prefer.
I was going to post that as well but I looked on their site and the 'Looking for testers' link was no longer available for the Leaf Coilovers. So apparently they've got the data they need now, sorry.

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Re: Megan Racing "Street Series" Coilovers

Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Armadillo, this looks great and I appreciate your effort on this to get another option for us. A few questions... do you know what spring rates are on your vehicle, and if that's what they are going to keep? What size wheels/tires are you running?

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Re: Megan Racing "Street Series" Coilovers

Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:25 pm

No problem. And I am in the East Bay so if anyone wants to arrange a test drive or check them out I'm happy to help.

As far as the spring rates, the front is 5k and the rear is 4.5k, they are linear springs, not progressive. This is what will be supplied on the production version. I am checking to see if they can supply or make available a slightly shorter spring for the front so that there is a little more capability to go lower. The rear really can't go lower unless you were to trim down the supplied spring perch. With the perch on its lowest setting there is only about 1 inch of clearance between the perch and the lower spring mount. so you're limited to about 2 inches of suspension travel (due to the location of the spring vs the hub of the wheel, one inch in spring travel equates to 2 inches of wheel travel).

As far as wheels and tires. My rears are 16 X 9 (+20 offset) and fronts are 16 X 7.5 (+33 offset), all with the stock 205/55/16 Ecopia tires on them.

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