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Old 07-01-2021, 11:19 PM   #1
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New to this Forum, I'm sure this has been asked and answered many times. Just picked up a 2000 Frontier, the plan is lower it 3 inch (Blocks in rear) and the front with the Torsion bars. I have some 17 inch Cadillac wheels, what size Tires? With little or No rubbing. Thanks
Also, what Shocks for the 3 inch drop. I've heard Pinto Shocks (I guess they are shorter) for the front but what for the Back? Thanks again

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Old 07-10-2021, 11:41 PM   #2
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New to this Forum, I'm sure this has been asked and answered many times. Just picked up a 2000 Frontier, the plan is lower it 3 inch (Blocks in rear) and the front with the Torsion bars. I have some 17 inch Cadillac wheels, what size Tires? With little or No rubbing. Thanks
Also, what Shocks for the 3 inch drop. I've heard Pinto Shocks (I guess they are shorter) for the front but what for the Back? Thanks again
Really...Nobody can Help? Need Tires Soon!
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Old 07-10-2021, 11:58 PM   #3
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I like to stick with tires that are the same overall diameter of the factory tires. Google tire size calculator and input your factory tire size, then pick a 17 that’s close to the same diameter. It will reduce the likelihood of rubbing and keep the speedometer accurate.
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woah! be careful what you say! you offend anyone and this whole forum will ghost you lmao.
can you wait till you drop it and test fit the wheels on it? don’t waste your time with those pinto shocks either, do some 4x4 shocks instead up front.what did you have in mind for the rears? nissan quest shocks?
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Thanks for the Info. I assume 4x4 shocks are shorter like the Pinto shocks? A better choice? As for the rear shock, have no clue? Wasn't sure if lowing the rear 3 inches would make a difference, in the need for a Shorter shock or Reg shock? I'm new to Mini Truck thing. With the 4x4 shocks would you remove the bump stop? If so, could you add a Bump stop like the Pinto shock has?

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Old 07-12-2021, 02:08 PM   #6
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Everything you are wanting to do, has been done. The info is here, you just have to find it. Do the research before asking a question YOU know has been asked and answered many times. Every mini is different and custom. You may do what someone else has done and hate it. It is a trial and error thing to get YOUR truck just how YOU want it. also check out the FB page, they tend to respond quicker than the Forum Members do.
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Old 07-12-2021, 06:33 PM   #7
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Everything you are wanting to do, has been done. The info is here, you just have to find it. Do the research before asking a question YOU know has been asked and answered many times. Every mini is different and custom. You may do what someone else has done and hate it. It is a trial and error thing to get YOUR truck just how YOU want it. also check out the FB page, they tend to respond quicker than the Forum Members do.
I'm sure Your right, I have looked, seems most the info I've found is about the HardBody Trucks and Not much on the 98-2000 Frontier. I'm New to this, just don't want to do things Twice if I don't have too. Thanks For You input
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New to this Forum, I'm sure this has been asked and answered many times. Just picked up a 2000 Frontier, the plan is lower it 3 inch (Blocks in rear) and the front with the Torsion bars. I have some 17 inch Cadillac wheels, what size Tires? With little or No rubbing. Thanks
Also, what Shocks for the 3 inch drop. I've heard Pinto Shocks (I guess they are shorter) for the front but what for the Back? Thanks again
Finally got some Tires! 225x50x17s Fit good, Look good and don't Rub!

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Finally got some Tires! 225x50x17s Fit good, Look good and don't Rub!
OK... so where are the PIC(s)? We DO expect proof!



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