Mrelectric
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:12 am

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.

Mrelectric
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:14 am

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.

tractioninc
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Location: Atlanta

Re: Leaf suspension options

Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:50 pm

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?
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Armadillo
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:23 pm

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.

tractioninc
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:24 am

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.
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LeafyTesla
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:53 am

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

gray
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:02 pm

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;

knightarmor
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:01 pm

Jesse Streeter is the best/quickest way to get the Blitz kit. He's great and quick to respond.

mxp
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Re: Leaf suspension options

Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:39 am

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...

WesR32
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Leaf Number: 3938
Location: O-Town FL

Re: Leaf suspension options

Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:01 pm

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. I’m looking into the Megan Coils in the future and play with that dampening setting 😎
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