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Rear Springs

Postby pawjr74 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:32 pm

Does anybody have any input on the differences in the rear springs for our Pathfinders?

Courtesy Nissan parts list 6 different rear springs for our Pathfinders.
(I thought they were all the same)

Am I safe to assume that they are all the same ride height? And are the 4X4 springs or the V8 springs beefier then the 4X2 springs?

They show a different part # for
2005 to 2008 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51001
2005 to 2008 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51002
2008 to 2009 4X2 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51003
2008 to 2009 4X4 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51004
2009 to 2010 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51006
2009 to 2010 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51007

I'm considering going back to a stock rear spring with a 2" spacer but I want to put in a stiffer rear spring than the truck originally came with. I'm sure one of these is a little beefier than my old stock springs.

Any input would be appreciated.


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Postby pawjr74 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:43 pm

This is what my original rear spring looked like. (the OME spring is next to it on the ground) If anybody else has a picture of your rear spring, post it with your vehicle description for reference.

I have a 2005 4X2 4.0L V6
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Postby disallow » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:48 am

looks like the OME is the winner, the stock spring looks so wussy beside that one!

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Postby pawjr74 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:27 am

disallow wrote:looks like the OME is the winner, the stock spring looks so wussy beside that one!
The OME spring rides great, it just puts the rear of the vehicle 1" higher than the front. It also pushes the rear end alignment just a bit past it allowable specs.

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Postby richardekirby » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:05 am

I have a 2006 V6 4x4 LE w/ stock springs:
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Sorry, the photo was taken at ride height as I do not have a decent jack here at the house.

One option you have is to bag the rear end and use your old springs w/ spacers. That should improve the rear ride quality, give you the lift you want, and you can sell the OME springs to cover some of your costs.

Another option is to cut a little off of the OME springs to get the height you want. It's a tricky job because if you go too far, there's no going back. That's probably the way I would go. You know you like the ride quality of the OME springs and they are certainly more beefier over any stock spring you could find.

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Postby cbagn » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:19 pm

You could also try heating them up with a torch to make them settle a bit. I wouldn't really recommend it! But I know it was a cheap way to lower back in the broke High school days. If you do plan on trading in the OME, I would be game to buy them or trade you mine.

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Postby pawjr74 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:22 pm

Thanks to those who replied. I was hoping for a little more input. What could the difference in all of the 6 rear springs be? I would imagine that all models would weigh roughly the same in the rear. (even the V8 models) I'm gonna guess that the 4X4 rear springs are beefier??? Why did they change for 09-10 models?

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Re: Rear Springs

Postby eieio » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:22 pm

pawjr74 wrote:Does anybody have any input on the differences in the rear springs for our Pathfinders?

Courtesy Nissan parts list 6 different rear springs for our Pathfinders.
(I thought they were all the same)

They show a different part # for
2005 to 2008 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51001
2005 to 2008 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51002
2008 to 2009 4X2 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51003
2008 to 2009 4X4 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51004
2009 to 2010 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51006
2009 to 2010 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51007

Any input would be appreciated.
there may be a bunch of "superceded" part numbers here............
have you checked with Courtesy?

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Re: Rear Springs

Postby pawjr74 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:07 pm

eieio wrote:
pawjr74 wrote:Does anybody have any input on the differences in the rear springs for our Pathfinders?

Courtesy Nissan parts list 6 different rear springs for our Pathfinders.
(I thought they were all the same)

They show a different part # for
2005 to 2008 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51001
2005 to 2008 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51002
2008 to 2009 4X2 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51003
2008 to 2009 4X4 4.0L V8 part # 55020-R51004
2009 to 2010 4X2 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51006
2009 to 2010 4X4 4.0L V6 part # 55020-R51007

Any input would be appreciated.
there may be a bunch of "superceded" part numbers here............
have you checked with Courtesy?
Not yet, I'll have to call and ask some questions.

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Postby NVSteve » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:05 pm

pawjr74 wrote:What could the difference in all of the 6 rear springs be?
I doubt there is any difference at all, and I only say that because every single picture I've seen of the OEM springs look identical. I know that one won't have a higher spring rate than the other, or else we wouldn't have so many people complaining about the soft ride.
I would imagine that all models would weigh roughly the same in the rear. (even the V8 models) I'm gonna guess that the 4X4 rear springs are beefier???
My rear OEM (4x4) springs sucked. I just don't know how else to put it. If they are beefier, then I really feel sorry for those who drive a 4x2. I just don't think there is any difference though.

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Postby khaosduke » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:19 pm

So can you get better springs that don't lift the truck? are there OME springs that are "beefier" but provide no lift?


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