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Old 01-12-2013, 05:49 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Can My 04 Max Ride As Smooth As A Lexus?

i was wondering if theres anything i can do to my 04 max that will soften the suspension and make it more smooth and enjoyable rather than sporty.

preferably more towards something like lexus gs300 or es300

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Default Re: Can My 04 Max Ride As Smooth As A Lexus?

Sell it and get a Lexus
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Cut the springs in half
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Default Re: Can My 04 Max Ride As Smooth As A Lexus?

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Cut the springs in half
Springs control the height, where the shocks/struts control the quality.
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Springs control the height, where the shocks/struts control the quality.
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One thing you could do is install the springs from an SL model. They offer a softer spring rate compare to the SE model. Stepping into a higher sidewall profile tires will also make the ride softer.
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One thing you could do is install the springs from an SL model. They offer a softer spring rate compare to the SE model. Stepping into a higher sidewall profile tires will also make the ride softer.
SL and SE springs are exactly the same. I contact few Nissan dealer before about this same issue and I was given the same exact part number for the springs, but different numbers for rear sway bars. Suspension, platform, engine, etc is the same on both models, just the wheel size and sway bars are different.

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Default Re: Can My 04 Max Ride As Smooth As A Lexus?

Originally Posted by Deadbolt View Post
SL and SE springs are exactly the same. I contact few Nissan dealer before about this same issue and I was given the same exact part number for the springs, but different numbers for rear sway bars. Suspension, platform, engine, etc is the same on both models, just the wheel size and sway bars are different.
Here is my info. Just because your dealer said so, does not mean its true.


Front Springs SE 540107Y011
SL 540107Y310

Rear SpringsSE 550207Y005
SL 550207Y001
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