2" Front Spacer, Now What?

Newb May 23, 2020 at 10:07 PM

  1. Newb

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    Accomplished a 2" Nisstec front spacer lift and It looks great. Also installed Bilstein 5100s adjstible shocks at 0 lift position. But now the the upper control arm travel is not great. Here's my quesion; if I replace the UCAs, will I get more travel, or would I need additional upgrades someplace else (e.g., new coil springs).
     
  2. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    You won't gain travel with ucas alone. Well, maybe a touch but... Really, you need extended travel coilovers to see a difference.
     
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  3. Newb

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    If I did put on UCAs (to stop the bucket contact) would I need extended coilovers?
     
  4. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    No. You don't need extended coilovers at all. You won't see any benefit, aside from no more CBC though
     
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  5. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    ^ what he said. the UCA upgrade is a necessary clearance item if you plan more than 2" of lift. You can thank nissan for that super great design.
     
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    Got it. Thank you for the info. I'll live with the CBC for now, but at some point the uppers will have to go.
     
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  7. Newb

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    Agree, the design is weak. It wouldn't have cost much to give the front end more travel from the factory. With the 2" lift, there is only about half an inch between the UCA and the coil bucket.
     

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