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Old 09-29-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default What to do with the stuff under the bed of a '97

Sorry if this already covered, I searched but couldn't find anything.

I have a '97 and I'm in the planning stage of dropping it. I've laid out a early 90s hardbody on air but it didnt have all of this stuff under the bed. I think some of it might be a charcoal canister and theres a weight sensitive brake proportioning valve setup. Back near the spare tire/bumper area theres some wierd looking pipe and hoses. I dont know what that stuff is.

If any of it is optional, I dont care to remove it. I'm lucky enough to live where we dont have emissions testing so that's not holding me back. The truck wont ever haul anything heavy enough to require special brake characteristics so I'm not sweating that, either. If theres any photos of how you handled it, I'd like to see them.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:22 PM   #2
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There are a few that I know of, but maybe you aren't using the right search terms?
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:46 AM   #3
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I searched "relocating charcoal canister ","97 proportioning valve relocate", "what to do with stuff under bed", "97 relocate stuff under bed". Nothing has come up with any of them. I dont know how to phrase it in a way that the search bar would recognize it
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its too specific, just look for other people's lowering threads and read through. Or search by word term and be prepared for lots of useless hits. Or do a google search with your terms and add infamous nissan on the end. is sometimes better than infamous search.
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I'm an old-school guy who doesn't believe in lowering a perfectly good truck anyway. You do that...and you can no longer go over RR tracks very fast, heavy loads might be tricky, speed bumps can be a problem...and forget about taking your truck very far into the wilderness for camping.

Now RAISING a truck? That's a different story. Jack that sucker to the sky, I say. Get high enough, you might meet God.

But then...I'm a fairly senior guy. What the hell do I know? Just another old fogey who likes to bitch about lowering trucks.

Seriously now...for your Google search you will get better, and more specific results by putting quotes around the search term. It weeds out the crap on searches. Like this: "How to lower a Nissan hardbody". Use the quotes. It's a Google trick I've used for years.
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As you already said, one is the proportioning valve. I think the charcoal canister is in the engine bay. At least it is on my 1994.

Get a Service Manual. The Nissan one would be best, but even a Chilton's would help you identify parts under the bed of the truck.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:31 PM   #7
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As you already said, one is the proportioning valve. I think the charcoal canister is in the engine bay. At least it is on my 1994.

Get a Service Manual. The Nissan one would be best, but even a Chilton's would help you identify parts under the bed of the truck.
I was able to verify that one of the things under the bed is a charcoal canister. It's almost like a black plastic cereal box.

I'm still looking at builds to see where stuff can be moved to and what can be tossed. I dont want to have a constant CEL on, so I wont be deleting the EGR system.
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On my 97 the canister is under the bed as well.
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I'm an old-school guy who doesn't believe in lowering a perfectly good truck anyway. You do that...and you can no longer go over RR tracks very fast, heavy loads might be tricky, speed bumps can be a problem...and forget about taking your truck very far into the wilderness for camping.

Now RAISING a truck? That's a different story. Jack that sucker to the sky, I say. Get high enough, you might meet God.

But then...I'm a fairly senior guy. What the hell do I know? Just another old fogey who likes to bitch about lowering trucks.

Seriously now...for your Google search you will get better, and more specific results by putting quotes around the search term. It weeds out the crap on searches. Like this: "How to lower a Nissan hardbody". Use the quotes. It's a Google trick I've used for years.
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On my 1996, the charcoal canister is under the bed as well. God help you if that thing breaks.
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