Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano is a front engine, four-wheel drive mid-size crossover produced by the Japanese manufacturer Nissan since 2002. The five-door car was Nissan’s first crossover SUV in the United States and Canada and remained the only until the introduction of the Nissan Rouge in 2008. The Murano is sized between the Pathfinder and the Xterra.

Production2002 – Present
ClassMid-Size Crossover SUV
LayoutFront Engine, Front Wheel Drive/Four Wheel Drive
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Modifications to the Nissan Murano are fairly popular. While performance upgrades are nothing new, there are some critical building blocks that should be considered to ensure you unleash your vehicle’s maximum potential. Below are a few things worth doing to properly modify your car for horsepower and handling.

Suspension Set Up

Always make the suspension faster than the engine. Ensuring you can turn and stop will always be more important than knowing you can go fast. Getting your Nissan Murano suspension dialed in can equate to you out-handling your competition, and depending on your type of racing, will even give you better times. If your vehicle came from the factory with softer suspension, it will almost always handle poorly until the suspension is replaced with a performance setup such as coilovers. Old, worn out suspension also has a very negative effect on the handling and should be replaced, especially if used for any spirited driving where handling is key. 


While going fast is fun, how well can you stop at your peak power? This is something that must be considered for every build. Whether you’re building a race car or a street car, how well you are able to brake and how often will make a notable difference. Big brake kits consist of larger calipers with more contact pins in the caliper to hold and compress larger brake pads. With more brake pad surface on the brake rotor, you’ll need less time to push the brake pedal to stop. This also helps stop brake fade, which is a buildup of energy and heat from the brakes that causes them to start slipping after an extended amount of time being used. Larger calipers also help dissipate heat from the braking process, which attributes to less brake fade. Being able to brake efficiently and safely, and in style, makes a Nissan Murano Big Brake Kit a key component for your build!


The list of Nissan Murano modifications is almost endless; however, we hope this helped give you a good idea of where to start. To learn more about performance upgrades we recommend, including exhausts and tune, check out our full blog here.

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