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Unread 10-18-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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Both of my parents own Nissans, and both of their cars ride really hard.
My mom has the Maxima in my sig. My dad has a 2007 Murano SE with a 3.5L IIRC. It's AWD but most of the time it's in RWD.

I was wondering if there was some kind of adjustable suspension (air powered possibly?) or just something easy to install that has about a six inch travel distance (this number could be totally off, I have no experience) but will still give good performance. Possibly softer in the front than the rear.

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edit: Just found this about the Murano:
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SE AWD

Includes the same engine and transmission setup at the S and SL models, but also adds a six-speed manual mode to the transmission and a sport-tuned suspension with firmer springs and firmer struts/shock absorbers.
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Unread 10-18-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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ya i'd be willing to bad the tires are in poor condition i'm farmiliar with both of these vehicles and niether is close to a hard ride or atleast what I would call a hard ride even if they have usable tread or close to new feather however light can create the illusion of a hard right. Feathering can be caused by improper balance misalignment or poor shock absorbors I would suggest having the items checked then replacing the tires with a better riding one especially the goodyears they like to put on the murano they were crap. Either way ones a tire is feathered there isn't any way to correct it but to replace it and fiz the innitial problem.



also for a quick fix check the driver's door and set the tires to oem air pressure that may help to wrong air pressure may be all your feeling.

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thanks, I'll check the tire pressure.

But the tires are all pretty new, and they have the "sport" version of the suspension which they call the "race inspired" kit. It's pointless unless you're racing .
They both came stock this rough.
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If you think those cars ride rough, you need to try an actual sport tuner car, those models you listed actually ride pretty decent compared to a bunch of cars I could list.

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The point is that for normal every day driving, they are too rough. I know that there are rougher, but some cars (like the M5, the upcoming Nissan GTR, and a few of Audi's top cars) all have adjustable suspension from inside. I was just wondering if there were any suspension options that allow adjustment through use of an air pump or something.
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ok put simply for those vehicles no the only adjustable suspension you will find are ciol overs and that's to tighten the ride not soften it same with air bag kit will make the ride worst.

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I don't see how the ride can get much worse other than putting actual racing suspension in or removing it all together .
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ciol over suspension and bags are racing suspension that's why they are adjustable typically if people think the ride is to hard then they don't buy the car and go with a better riding car. but if the ride is to soft are they want to race then they buy adjustable suspension to tighten it till they have what they want and the handling they want. Trust me if a maxima rides to stiff for you should start looking in to a cadillac or mercedes cause a maxima is a full size touring car that's considered a pretty soft ride.

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ciol over suspension and bags are racing suspension that's why they are adjustable typically if people think the ride is to hard then they don't buy the car and go with a better riding car. but if the ride is to soft are they want to race then they buy adjustable suspension to tighten it till they have what they want and the handling they want. Trust me if a maxima rides to stiff for you should start looking in to a cadillac or mercedes cause a maxima is a full size touring car that's considered a pretty soft ride.
Yep, exactly, I suggest taking a Mazdaspeed3, Cobalt SS turbo, Caliber SRT4, or a variety of others for a ride, unless there is a problem with the suspension in that maxima, they aren't known for all that hard of a ride. They are mostly known as being a really nice commuter car.

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Man, if you think a Maxima rides rough, try holding a conversation while driving on the highway in my Supra...lol

I bet its either a suspension problem, or noisy tires.
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