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Since nobody has mentioned this yet... What price range should we expect to pay for a complete coil over kit + installation?


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1500 bc coilovers with install? That's reasonable
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$999 DIY if you have the knowledge/tools/ability to install


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One month of owning springs 38000 K of owning the car my rears are making a horrible squeaking noise. I can't blame them though I did ALOT of heavy moving with my car so I'm really not surprised the rears went out. Going to contact my stealer ship to see if I can have them replaced under warranty. If not I'll buy them from KYB 56 bucks a piece.


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False alarm...All bushings, struts and shocks are fine. Turns out the right side spring wasn't properly mounted and was rubbing against something. So..one month in and the suspension is still dandy.


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Nice catch. I don't think adding lowering springs should do anything drastic to affect the struts/shocks unless there is all ready something wrong with them. yes they will shorten life but as in my case and I want to guess kev's case, when we had a noisy strut I think there was something wrong with that strut itself. We both replaced strut mounts/bearings and fixed nothing. There are too many others lowered on springs that don't have issues for it to seem like it was a lowering problem. it was also only 1 strut and not both.


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Nice catch. I don't think adding lowering springs should do anything drastic to affect the struts/shocks unless there is all ready something wrong with them. yes they will shorten life but as in my case and I want to guess kev's case, when we had a noisy strut I think there was something wrong with that strut itself. We both replaced strut mounts/bearings and fixed nothing. There are too many others lowered on springs that don't have issues for it to seem like it was a lowering problem. it was also only 1 strut and not both.
Indeed, BTW for any one with Racing line rear anti sway bars, those rubber bushings need lubing and..maybe even cleaning every year as they squeak as well.


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I get a lot of squeaking from the front when turning the wheel and when i cut my wheel all the way to the left i get a grinding noise from my springs on the eibach kit.... it sounds exactly like my 02 acura TL did when i needed new ball joints. however, my car only has 34k miles on it and ive only had the springs on for about 3000 miles. Any idea what to have looked at or done to fix this... I hate that my car looks all clean and new but when i pull up somewhere im squeaking and grinding haha.

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Mines doing the same and I'm at 22k
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I'm almost at 70K, stock springs and absolutly no issues at all. Take THAT aftermarket!!! LOL


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Try making sure your spring is resting properly inside the boot. The spring ends must rest right up against it to ensure its not rubbing against your spring mount. Happened to me at first , turns out one spring was rotated a few degrees away from the spring rest.


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i believe this is considered "normal" with eibach, its not really rubbing against anything but itself, the coils near the bottom are "grinding" on each other. i don't know why but thats what my friend who is also a mechanic at Nissan told me. We slit and wrapped on a thick rubber hose on the coil and zip tied it where we thought the grinding was (this has to be done with the car lifted off the ground) and problem solved. I know eventually the weight of the car will snap off the zip ties but as long as the noise is gone, im happy.


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My right front strut is bent, so I'm going to replace the struts and replace the shocks in the back for a better ride since I have lowering springs. Has anyone replaced there struts or shocks, and if so, what company did you use? I know there's KYB, Monroe, and Bilstein (for the shocks), but I don't know which one would we best, I just don't want go with the OEM struts. I checked the Nissan Parts website also, and it looks like we have the same part number for the struts as the 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima, so do you think an aftermarket strut for the Maxima would work on our car?


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!Notice! So after about two months, the rear endlinks have started squeaking again. These poly urethane bushings require care and lubrication any where from 2-5 months depending on the product used. Do not used WD 40 and try to avoid petroleum based lubricants. Try to obtain Synthetic bushing grease.

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Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease

AMSOIL - Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease, Extreme Pressure (GLC)

These are the three best I could find, NAPA also sells another one that is their own formula and I think royal purple also has a product. Anyways.. If you're like me and notice squeaks right away.. then you'll want to do the clean and re-lube.

I'm doing some more research right now and I'm either going to pickup the amsoil lube or the energy suspension.

Edit: Picked up the Energy Suspension Formula 5 on Amazon, Two 8oz Tubs For 27 Dollars Free Shipping.




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