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Hey guys, new to the site. So I have a couple questions. I've been doing some research on how to properly adjust coilovers to get the performance I'm looking for. I have Megan Racing coilovers for a 2006 Altima SE-R. I got them used from a friend who installed them for me. Since then, the only thing I've played with was the 32-way dampening setting. But as you all can understand, I want to get a little deeper with the settings (spring rate, preload, etc) as I want to lower the front about 1/4in. Just so you know, I want a ride that's not to far from comfortable but great for spirited street driving when I want to have some fun. So...

1) How can I make sure I have the proper preload/spring rate already dialed in?

2) Should the front be stiffer than the back or vice versa?

3) Do I have to drop the entire strut to adjust or can I adjust with assembly attached to the car?

I'm new to the suspension stuff... Thanks guys!
 

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You need to visit this site. Corner-Carvers Forums - Powered by vBulletin

You won't be able to join as they are VERY ANAL, and are NOT excepting new members, but you should be able to do a search on front wheel drive, and get some info.

I can tell you that, obviously, the car is very front heavy, and prone to understeer. Corner-Carvers Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Most car makers build understeer into their cars as a safety measure as most drives can control an understeer condition vs oversteer.

I would like to try a 4 cyl front sway bar, as well as 4 cyl Altima front springs in the future.

So believe it or not you really want to beef up the rear springs, and sway bar vs the front. When I first heard this it blew my mind as you would think that a car that is front heavy would need more/bigger suspension parts up front, but this isn't the case.

Here is a question I posted on another forum. I made the mistake of typing OVERSTEER when I meant UNDERSTEER, but corrected it.............

Front wheel drive question.......... - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
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