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Old 03-21-2021, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,


i have an 06 Xterra Off road and the suspension is a bit soft. If I understand correctly, the rear springs are weak so an upgrade should be installed (it bottoms out slowly going over a speed bump). The front is soft, but I think new struts would fix that.


Ideally, I would like to lift it, but not so much that it is no fun to drive on the road as it will frequently make 6 hour trips one way. No serious offroading and no rock crawling. My last rig was a stock 87 D21 (it now just gets to be a truck). The truck did pretty much everything I asked of it and I did not want to do much more.


What would you recommend for suspension upgrades? Would it be wise to just replace the rear leafs and add one with longer shackles and install adjustable struts? Or do I really need to purchase the extra articulation kit from Nisstech for $2700? It will likely receive at least a front bumper with a winch.


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Old 03-21-2021, 11:16 PM   #2
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I would try new struts and shocks first or a 2" lift with either new leaves or add-a-leaf as part of the kit. Those are around 1k with shocks and struts.
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Old 03-21-2021, 11:57 PM   #3
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I would try new struts and shocks first or a 2" lift with either new leaves or add-a-leaf as part of the kit. Those are around 1k with shocks and struts.



What about something like this? https://nissteclifts-com.3dcartstore...rra_p_398.html


Is the Dakar upgrade worth it?



Or is this a better deal? https://nissteclifts-com.3dcartstore...rra_p_396.html


Will the add a leaf fix the issue of worn leafs in the rear?


I tend to expect a lot out of my vehicles and push them hard. I don't anticipate hauling a bunch of weight since I have a truck for towing. The only added weight would be possibly bumpers.
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I would go to the OME site. Read the reviews on them.

OME has been around a long time. Out of Australia.
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I pulled the trigger on the OME Full Dakar set with shackles. I also added a bumper to the order and HD springs in the front. It was all available for will call today. It's nice to have a local company!
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Nice. Take pictures of the install and start a build page.
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I did not take any picture sin the process, but the lift is on. As it sits now, I have about 2 1/4" but I'm sure that will settle especially with a bumper and winch. What a pain in the ass! The ride is significantly improved though, I would definitely recommend the Old Man Emu Dakar setup!


I would post pictures, but I can't for the life of me get any of my pictures down below the 97kb threshold.
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I believe the 97kb is for the avatar. I've posted several larger images that I needed to downsize. Just because they would be huge on the page.
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I would post pictures, but I can't for the life of me get any of my pictures down below the 97kb threshold.
Do something, just resize the image to ~1024x68 and see if it will UL. I think the 97k limit is for your avatar.
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