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Old 01-24-2014, 01:58 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Sagging Back End

I noticed the other day that my car sits like I'm hauling a heavy load in the trunk . Also this is my first Maxima SL . I noticed it sways quite a bit on corners and clover leafs . Is this normal and can I fix it without getting a stiffer ride ? thanks
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I forgot ot's an 06
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
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Sagging is usually found in maximas only fix is stiffer suspension
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The SL trim has softer springs then the SE. Although the SE springs still sag. Only way to cure it without lowering or noticeably stiffer springs is to change to new OEM SE springs.
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will the SE springs take some of the sway or body roll out?
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yes its looking like a stiffer setup will help...
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yes its looking like a stiffer setup will help...
Yea but only a little if at all. I have an SE is it rolls like a boat. The 6th gen is famous for that.

To truly deal with roll you need a bigger sway bar. That and a few other things
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Originally Posted by BurntOrangeAppeal View Post
The SL trim has softer springs then the SE. Although the SE springs still sag. Only way to cure it without lowering or noticeably stiffer springs is to change to new OEM SE springs.
I actually think the SE and SL springs are the same, the big difference in the ride is 17in wheels vs 18in wheels.

OP just get some Teins or like Burnt says, new OEM springs.
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Originally Posted by Apollos2 View Post
I actually think the SE and SL springs are the same, the big difference in the ride is 17in wheels vs 18in wheels.
Nissan has different part numbers for SL and SE springs. This combined with the fact that they advertised it as softer suspension and smaller wheels back when the 6th gen was first introduced. I posted the part numbers here a while back as someone else thought the same thing.
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Originally Posted by BurntOrangeAppeal View Post
Nissan has different part numbers for SL and SE springs. This combined with the fact that they advertised it as softer suspension and smaller wheels back when the 6th gen was first introduced. I posted the part numbers here a while back as someone else thought the same thing.
The part number for my 2006 SL rear springs is 55020-7Y001. I see it's the same for the SE. Could you post that for your SE?
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The part number for my 2006 SL rear springs is 55020-7Y001. I see it's the same for the SE. Could you post that for your SE?
Front Springs SE 540107Y011
SL 540107Y310

Rear SpringsSE 550207Y005
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Originally Posted by BurntOrangeAppeal View Post
Front Springs SE 540107Y011
SL 540107Y310

Rear SpringsSE 550207Y005
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Nice. I see the fine (precise) distinction.
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I stand corrected, thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by Apollos2 View Post
I stand corrected, thanks guys!
Yeah I feel you. I think the two springs are interchangeable; but for a perfect fit you have to give "unto Caesar what is Caesar's."
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