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I've read there is air suspension on some trims. How do I know if I have that? Is it located in the VIN somewhere?
 

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look under your rear drivers side tire. you should see an air pump. if you do, you got it.

yes you can call any nissan dealer, give them your vin, and they will tell you.
 

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Ok, yes I see that I have a compressor. So next question is i see that a lot of people have replaced theirs with Bilstien and Moog. If mine is driving ok, what advantage would I get from changing out? Its the wife's daily & kid hauler..
 

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over the years many of the people have changed them out because of an issue with something on the air system or they wanted some other feature/performance the factory setup did not have, and rather than go back to oem they opt to spend the extra coin for the aftermarket solutions. many went with bilstein over the years.

that said. if it ain't broke, dont fix it! ive hd 3 nissan vehicles (2 armadas and one qx) and never had any issues with the air ride system.
 

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Yeah, it seems to ride ok. I did notice the front end squeaking going over some bumps in our neighborhood. I may do the Bilstien Moog up front. I think I read that right, you can use those up there? I have no idea how to tell if the springs are actually bad. Would the squeaking be the spring or strut?
 

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yeah you can put the bilsteins up front. i actually replaced the fronts on my 2008 and they were really worth it.
 

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Yeah, it seems to ride ok. I did notice the front end squeaking going over some bumps in our neighborhood. I may do the Bilstien Moog up front. I think I read that right, you can use those up there? I have no idea how to tell if the springs are actually bad. Would the squeaking be the spring or strut?
Unless you have a ton of miles on a vehicle springs don't typically go "bad". They can weaken over time and of course break. A broken spring is fairly easy to diagnose.

People change the springs to ensure compatibility with the new shocks, not because they are expected to be bad.
 

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My rears were shot at 140k, but that was due to bags being blown and weighed down.... Fronts still holding strong.
 

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Did I read correctly elsewhere that measuring the gap from top of tire to fender well when cold, undriven, and then after driving for a bit would tell me if the air ride is shot?
 
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