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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2000, 10:52 PM
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lift kit

i have a queston about lift kits for a 97 nissan xe. my buddy wants to put enough lift to run 33x12.50. i don't know any thing about independent front suspension. thanks in advance

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2000, 03:37 AM
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Im not sure on the 97 but I did a 4" trailmaster on my 91 D21 king cab. It was expensive, hard to install and performs poorly. I have plans in the future to upgrade it to eliminate some of the design flaws but that is going to run @ another $500-$700. I sugest a body lift or fabricating something on your own. The ammount of Nissan aftermarket parts are extreamly limited. For the best source Ive found for Nissan parts try www.4x4parts.com. Stay away from the trailmaster unless you enjoy tinkering with your suspention every weekend.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2000, 08:18 AM
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hey buckshot what kind of problems do you have with your trailmaster lift?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2000, 12:18 PM
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thanks buckshot. i'll pass on the info to my buddy.

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Re: lift kit

-It wont hold an alignment
-The side wall of the tire rubs on the upper control arm
-The torsion bars hang 4" under the frame rails
-The center carier bearing is under alot of stress because of the increased distance from pinion to cross member
-LOTS of bump steer
I can fix all of them for a price. I just have to re-allign my budget. My wife drives a jeep so the force is not on my side.

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thanks buckshot and sorry to hear the wife drives a cheap, ah i mean jeep.

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Hey Tojo, you might also want to consult with Wade Path26, he's running the Trail disaster Kit and loves it, he's had no problems with his from what he's told us......??? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2000, 06:56 PM
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Re: lift kit

Besides intial installation, yup, I love my kit! Im guessing the front suspension is the same on the 97 trucks as it would be on any of the 92-above trucks. It could be made to work, but you would probably want a 2" body lift to make sure you wont have any rubbing from the front end. Email me if you want to know about making the kit work...Just my thoughts


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Re: lift kit

-you need a moog idler arm and tie rods wouldnt hurt
-your backspacing of your rims is COMPLETELY WRONG
-this is true
-carrier bearing is going to be stressed with any lift
-bump steer isnt bad if you use good tie rod ends, and a moog idler arm. The kit is not designed to have your torison bars turned up in conjunction with the kit. Im putting on sway a way t-bars 2morrow so I dont have to turn mine up anymore! Just my thoughts....

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2000, 01:52 AM
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Re: lift kit

does anyone else have a suggestion about another lift like superlift? thanks

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