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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2000, 12:26 PM
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Long travel Nissan IFS

Ok been working on this for a while now and just wanna spread some rumors :>). The stock Nissan IFS travel is about 7.5" on all 4wd's from 86.5 to 00'. Now add the smaller bumpstops and ball joint spacers I've been working on and you now get almost 10" of travel.
My next option/idea: Swap left side to right side and flip upside down the upper and lower control arms to give me another 2" lift (no increase in travel). I'm sure some things will need to be rectofied like shock mounts and sway bar links. But according to my setup it would lower the spindle 2" from its normal location.
When you compress the tire would be 2" farther down than stock and would droop 2" more than stock because of it's replaced height.
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Re: Long travel Nissan IFS

Just to add to the thought proccess. Some limiting factors will be Shocks (relocating the top mount maybe), Will the torsion bars twist enough to allow 10" or more (that is what I am looking for) travel? Also where are you measuring the travel at? Outside edge of the factory wheel? At the wheel studs? At the shock? I just want to be on the same page as you so i don't say het I got 14" of travel and you say no way. As for you upside down control arms, Check very carefully for binding. Also note that the lower control arms are different on the Frontiers. Gone is the panhard bar that reaches from the frame to the rear of the control arm. In it's place is another built in swivel. Keep me posted, and if you need more info, just ask.
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Hey Todd, have ya a Pic of these Ball Joint Spacers ? Im curious how these look and work. Tell me more.......

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Sorry Mudman, there used to be an excellent picture here of them, but I think they are redoing there page. All Nissan spacers were $89.95 or something, keep checking back here to see if they repost the pic??
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Yep, Ill keep on checking this.
Any experiences with these Spacers?

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No Sir, never had to! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] It's the straight & solid life I lead! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Straight and Solid Life, hahahaha..... only the Truck, eh? BTW, all these Solid Axle conversions, have you ever thought about a Nissan Patrol Axle? The GR(Q) has a Coil sprung H233B in the front. Are they available in the US/CA ?
They are quite common here.

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Yes Sir, I've thought about them, but pretty hard to find over here without the rest of the Patrol being attached, in which case I'd probably would have just built the patrol.. Would sure be a nice option though, but those coil-sprung axles are very rare in my neck of the woods at least..

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.....good combination LOL...

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Have you checked out chaosfab long travel ifs suspension lift? I think it has like 12 inches of wheel travel. But, you pay for it (around $1800)! And, Im actually thinking about buying one! www.chaosfab.com Although, its only for the 2wd nissan. Can be found at www.bajaconcepts.com

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