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Hey everyone,

Just had a couple questions regarding suspension. I just picked up a 2008 Xterra. The drivers leaf spring is broken and i'm looking to replace both sides. I plan on doing the shocks at the same time (bilstien). The issue i'm running into is i'm not sure what brands are reputable for the leaf springs. I'm also not sure what other bits and pieces i'll need to do the job. I'm not looking to do a lift, just keep it oem. Any help would be appreciated on what I would need or where I can find the parts short of calling Nissan directly.

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Appreciate the link and reply. Just browsing the forum it def looks like most people are off roading their xterras. This one is at most hitting some gravel roads in the rockies so nothing more than OEM is needed.
 

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OEM is too soft even for "normal" driving.
I have had 3 dudes and a cooler on a previous Xterra and it would bottom out in the rear over almost every rut on the interstate.
Then bought the regular strength general Springs.
Nearly no improvement despite being much newer.
So I had to do an add a leaf at no small addtional expense to get it up to the HD standard.

So when buying the general Springs Xterra leafs check the "HD" option.
(or any other aftermarket leaf spring packet)
You'll thank me later.
 

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Do not go OEM, they suck and are more expensive than the ones OME ones. I got rid of my stock (they were sh!t) and replaced with OME and they are so much better, and my X rarely if never sees dirt
 

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I ordered General Springs. I called them and asked where they were made, I didn't want Chinese pot steel. They said for my application they were made here in the US. They showed up and had stickers on them saying they were from Indonesia.....
i trust they’re still working fine though.
 

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Adamjp313, if you are in Edmonton. Alberta Spring & Trailer can make you a set of leafs, and if you are willing to do the assembly and install yourself you can save a pile. Even if you get them to do the install work, it's a lot cheaper than getting something shipped in from the states.
 

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Thanks BBAW, I am in Edmonton and just called them. They have everything in stock and it was cheaper than General Springs after shipping, customs etc.

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just picked them up. Saved about $300 total between all the hardware, shackles, springs etc. Thanks for the recommendation!
 

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Thanks BBAW, I am in Edmonton and just called them. They have everything in stock and it was cheaper than General Springs after shipping, customs etc.

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just picked them up. Saved about $300 total between all the hardware, shackles, springs etc. Thanks for the recommendation!
What was the total cost in (CDN$)? Did you install them yourself or have them installed? I live in Alberta too.
 
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