2002 Xterra xe 2” BL vs 2 1/8” suspension lift

wagreen@zoominternet Sep 18, 2018

  1. wagreen@zoominternet

    wagreen@zoominternet Test Drive

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    With all other factors being equal (New tires, bilstien shocks,torsion bars adjusted to near level and fresh alignment) For street ride quality and tire wear which would be better a 2” BL or 3” AC adjustable upper Control Arms coupled with 2 1/8” AC adjustable shackles maxed out and could both setups enable me to mount a 32” tire with no trimming or rubbing besides removing mud gaps. I already know the difference in cost. Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    it all depends on what you want to do.
    I'm running a "custom" AC lift set up...AC adjustable rear shackles in the middle hole. AC AAL, but only 2 of 3 leafs used, removed the factory overloadleaf but left off 3rd short AAl as I didn't want things to sit to high. AC UCA up front with torsion bars cranked but not set to max. I still have a little rake. Rancho 9000s x4. and Timbren SeS bump stops in the rear. no rear sway bar, didn't fit around the Rancho's
    I'm running LT 265/75/16 Falken AT3Ws so roughly a 31.8 tire. no issues. FANTASTIC tire BTW.
    I wanted more load carring capacity while not sacrificing ride or flex. I think I won. just drove 4000+ km from Manitoba Canada to NewBrunswick fully loaded, Timbrens were on the axle. rancho's set to max. ride was geat. I didn't even notice I was LOADED. now driving around empty, Timbrens sit about 4inches above the axle and shocks set to med, ride feels the same. body roll takes a little getting used to when empty without the swaybar, but hey its an off road tour truck not a race car. still running factory mud flaps.
    my thoughts were that down travel is as, if not more important than up and I didn't want to upset the balance of the truck and wanted things to be as close to factory to avoid wear on things like bearings ect...
    I do recommend the Steering enhancement kit from AC while you are at it...
     
  3. wagreen@zoominternet

    wagreen@zoominternet Test Drive

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    Thanks bushnut for your reply those are good looking tires . My dilemma is I want to push the limit with a 17” / 9” wide rim with a positive 18 offset 5.7 back spacing ( just because I really like the rim) but sounds like it isn’t going to work. I’m going to go with AC UCA and 2 1/8 adjustable shackles and I will be keeping the tire under 32”. What is your rim width/ offset and BS ? Any advice anyone ?
     
  4. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    Stock rims. I liked the 4 spoke.
     

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