: Nissan Leaf


Suspension information

Front Rear
Spring 54010M-ZE0001 55020M-ZE0001
Damper (“strut”)
54302K-ZE0001 (R)
54303K-ZE0001 (L)
  • LEAF’s front suspension: MacPherson strut (concentric spring and damper), lower ‘A’ control arm:
  • Underneath, looking toward front. From top: power leads, motor mounts, back of subframe.
  • LEAF’s rear suspension: torsion beam with trailing arms, separate spring and damper:
  • Rear suspension


  • Alignment specifications for 2011 LEAF, from the Nissan LEAF Service Manual, section FSU, page FSU-27:
  • Camber
    Degree minute (Decimal degree)
    Minimum -1° 10′ (1.16°)
    Nominal -0° 25′ (0.42°)
    Maximum 0° 20′ (0.33°)
    Left and right difference -0° 45′ (-0.75°) – 0° 45′ (0.75°)
    Toe-in Total toe-in
    Minimum In 1 mm (0.04 in)
    Nominal In 2 mm (0.08 in)
    Maximum In 3 mm (0.12 in)
    Toe angle (left wheel or right wheel)
    Degree minute (Decimal degree)
    Minimum 0° 02′ 46″ (0.046°)
    Nominal In 0° 05′ 28″ (0.091°)
    Maximum In 0° 08′ 09″ (0.136°)

    Aftermarket Suspension

  • Comparison of Tein Street Basis coilovers and BC coilovers.
  • RS-R coilovers.
  • Tein Street Basis

    Information, specs

    Pics of LEAFs with TEIN coilovers

  • Gray LEAF w/ tint, TEIN Street Basis coilovers, Enkei RP03, 225/45-18 ET48 (1″ spacer in rear), shark fin antena
  • Black LEAF with TEIN H-Tech springs, 18×7.5 Kia Optima wheels (ET46, 5mm spacer), 215/45R18
  • White LEAF lowered with Tein Street Basis coilovers, black painted hood, blacked-out headlights Interwiki: mnl++
  • Blue LEAF on Tein “Street Basis” coilovers Interwiki: mnl++
  • White LEAF with Tein Street Basis coilovers Interwiki: mnl++
  • Pics of modded Japanese black LEAF with Tein Street Basis coilovers Interwiki: mnl++
  • Installation

    Updated on October 12, 2018

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