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Old 09-11-2017, 08:04 PM   #11
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not sure what your goals/needs are, for me I tow jetski's to the lake, dirt roads etc, between the bl & tires, it works for me..
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:48 PM   #12
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i can load my yamaha timberwolf in the bed and have my honda atv on a 5x8 trailer and it doesnt squat my rear that much. i can tell its back there. i have to climb a 4 1/2% grade uphill for 7 miles to get to the state park where i ride. the old truck shows its age pulling that shit uphill.

the honda weights close to 600 pounds and the yam weighs about 450. i figure the trailer is about 500 pounds.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:08 AM   #13
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Did you have to extend the steering column or any lines with the body lift? That's one of the downsides of body lifts from what I've heard
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:59 PM   #14
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With the 2" body lift I don't believe you have to extend any lines, maybe the fuel filler neck and a few ground straps. I know the driveshaft safety loop comes with extension brackets. The steering column extension is simply letting the bolt loose in the engine bay before you raise the cab and tightening it back down again when you're finished.

Personally I'm not a big body lift fan, 1" or 1.5" is fine, mine has a 3" installed by the PO and I think it looks horrible but I'm not about to spend the time and energy taking it out.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:06 PM   #15
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2" your ok, 3" and you have to extend things.. besides, the 2" was much cheaper than the 3"
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:11 PM   #16
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But I still want more clearance/travel. Not too much obviously because it's still just a 2WD, but just a little more. I'll probably save up and get that superlift kit.

Quick question that I'm sure y'all have answered a million times - if I were to just crank on the torsion bars, lets say until they max out, how much would I gain? Or what's the tallest the truck can get on stock suspension in the front with them maxed out? It is not good for the torsion bars to be maxed out 24/7 right?
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:34 AM   #17
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:56 AM   #18
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Your not going to get increased travel as the Nissan doesn't have much to begin with. I had the 3" body lift on my former 4x4, the kit I used (Trailmaster,no longer made), came with a longer steering shaft and aluminum blocks to raise the body. Most kits use Graphite blocks and require the steering shaft to be pulled out (when the body is raised) than you are supposed to tack weld it in the extended position.

The gas fill hose and the gas vent lines get extended with the 3" kit also. The 3" kit also comes with brackets to lower the radiator, and my kit had a lower bracket also.

A lot of people don't like how the body lifts look with the frame exposed, I don't mind, my 87 had the 3" body lift and a suspension lift and I originally ran 35" tires.

You can also replace the front fenders with 4x4 fenders as they have a larger "bulge" in the flared part, I have them on my 2wd just because I like how they look and they are in better condition than the 2wd fenders that were on the truck.

You should not crank the bars all the way so that the upper control arm is against the rubber bumps stop, it will make it ride like crap as there is no downward suspension travel. On a 4x4 I would say it puts undo stress on the CV axles but your truck doesn't have them.

My 2wd with the 4wd fenders below, at about stock height:



My former 87 4x4, you can see how the frame is exposed with the 3" body lift, they sell liners you can put in to cover the gap under the rear fender area so you can't see through the gap, I had them but never installed them:

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:29 AM   #19
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Got it. Suspension lift it is. That superlift full kit looks really awesome. Any experience with that kit? Thoughts on the replacement torsion bars that come with it?
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Superlift kit does not come with torsion bars, are you talking about the 4x4parts kit? Torsion bars are usually 20% stiffer than stock, I just removed the Sway a way bars my truck had and put OEM ones in, my truck rides too stiff for me.

You could buy the control arms and than later if you want buy the torsion bars separately
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