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Old 12-19-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hello all first time posting here. I recently picked-up a 1995 Nissan hardbody XE with 85,000 miles on her. I have the stock 14 inch chrome wheels on it but would like the truck to sit a little higher up.

Could I get what I'm wanting by just getting a set of larger tires/rims? Or am I going to need to do some suspension work.

Looking for about an inch lift and at least one inch larger rims. Plus some thicker/off-road tires that'll do fine in the city as well.

I posted a picture of what I'm sorta going for.

Thanks again this forum has already helped me out a lot!

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Old 12-19-2017, 01:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to infamous Nissan, I know nothing about lifting trucks but some of the other guys will help you out
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If your stock rims are 14", I am assuming it is 2wd. the truck in the photo is a 4x4 version. The frame and suspension is very different on those.
You might be able to crank the torsion bars and add taller shackles for a slight lift. I'm sure that's been done.

Considering price and availability these days, you might want to jump up to a 17" rim while being mindful of the outer diameter. Keep it close to stock diameter for the sake of your speedometer, gearing, and the appearance of more lift. If you lift, AND go with bigger tires, you loose the look of the lift, and have to lift it MORE. (It's a vicious cycle)
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You won't get that tall with a 2wd. I'm assuming 2wd due to the 14s. For an inch or so I'd go with a 15" wheel and maybe something a hair smaller than a 235/75/15 which would be taller and fill the wheel well.

There are lift kits for the 2wd. I think rough country might have one.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:40 AM   #5
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You won't get that tall with a 2wd. I'm assuming 2wd due to the 14s. For an inch or so I'd go with a 15" wheel and maybe something a hair smaller than a 235/75/15 which would be taller and fill the wheel well.

There are lift kits for the 2wd. I think rough country might have one.
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15's with something 235 or smaller is what I was thinking. Honestly I'm going for a similar look to the one in your pic. I know I have the 2wd but I want that. I'm not doing anything too crazy. I'm looking at getting the front fenders off a 4x4 but it might look weird.

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I'm on 31x10.5x15 on 15x7 wheels with 0 offset. Its really wide. The rubber sticks slightly out from the fender flares. I have no lift. It had 235/75/15 from the factory.
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I have a 2wd, went to the stock 4wd wheels/tires (found a great deal on them) 235/75/15's, and added a 2" body lift, it sits as high as a stock 4wd, it helps with some of the things I use the truck for.. and I think it looks better, wish I had a 4wd but I like what I have..
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couldnt he just adjust the torsion bars a wee and get some taller shackles for the rear?
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:38 PM   #9
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Thank you all for the quick responses! I've been super busy with work lately (FedEx delivery driver).

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I'm on 31x10.5x15 on 15x7 wheels with 0 offset. Its really wide. The rubber sticks slightly out from the fender flares. I have no lift. It had 235/75/15 from the factory.
Im just gonna start looking for a good set of 15 inch rims and go from there then. Thanks for the info!

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I have a 2wd, went to the stock 4wd wheels/tires (found a great deal on them) 235/75/15's, and added a 2" body lift, it sits as high as a stock 4wd, it helps with some of the things I use the truck for.. and I think it looks better, wish I had a 4wd but I like what I have..
That sounds awesome! You got any pictures of it?
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I have a 2wd, went to the stock 4wd wheels/tires (found a great deal on them) 235/75/15's, and added a 2" body lift, it sits as high as a stock 4wd, it helps with some of the things I use the truck for.. and I think it looks better, wish I had a 4wd but I like what I have..
Very interesting, I want to get a little bigger tire and lift on my 95 2 WD and that might be the ticket. Thanks
And like Moby said
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