Crabby's Mild Lift

TerryD Jan 27, 2020

  1. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    When measured b4 the install it was 33.5 from ground to middle front wheel well If memory serve's me , Now it's now at 36.5 so old stuff had a little sag in it !! 20200309_141246.jpg
     
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  2. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    For those who don't know I've only just now done OME shock's on the front with a 1/2 inch spacer. The rear wheel well measure gained a quarter inch in height from the front . I also measured it today with 160 lb's of dirt in the back and it sunk down a half inch in the back. I guess that's about the weight of a tire carrier rear bumper. I guess it's shock's and leaf's for the back, then either bumper's or the rest of the front end . I think I'm leaning toward's UCA/LCA before the bumper . I'm guessing the guitar collection gonna be shrinking , while the X will be a growing . LOL
     
  3. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Looks like it had dropped a good but! But the X looks great though. Are you happy with the new ride of decent parts and good shocks?
     
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  4. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    I only drove it home sat night after install and today . Big difference now when I hit some bump's, I'm liking it :) Well almost , now I notice the rear end has a little more bounce then I would like . I Guess you don't notice that as much when the front is dancing around also, but now that it's not I do notice it. I hope I can use the OME shock's in the rear but only lift the back up 1.5 inch's. Debating now maybe the heavy leaf's in back so I don't got to change them later ? maybe throw some weight back their for the ride until I can get a rear carrier bumper . I don't know !!
     
  5. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Do you just have the front suspension done now?
     
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  6. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    All we did was the shock's with a .5 spacer , and that took a Saturday because of all the dam rust !!
     
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  7. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    OHHH. Don't make any changes to the plan till you get the new springs and shocks on the rear. There's going to be a big change in how it acts. The OE springs are lacking at best and your OE shocks are probably no good anyways so you'll REALLY notice a difference between the all new front suspension and your beat and dying rear.
     
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  8. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    The grey colored shock's and coil's that came off the front had 2017 man date stamped on them . Also had a name of Speedy [something] stamped on it so in three years they were partially wore out or maybe just the wrong weight fitment, and the bolt's on the bottom were seized up. The kind you import to China ! I am liking the way the 265/75's look in their , not too tiny but not overstuffed. Just my opinion :)
     
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  9. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    Well............. I'm learning the hard way, Save your $$$$ until you can replace everything at once Instead of trying to peace the front end suspension together over time like I wanted to do . IT DON'T WORK LIKE THAT !! After about 45 minutes the shop I use exhausted all form's of persuasion to get the cam bolt's out then said they could cut them off, send to a machine shop with a press and hope the rusted piece's of $$$$ lower control arm came back in a useful condition or for a few hundred more just install new after market LCA's o_O I got the LCA's . Now I only have to do the upper's..... At least I can order the SPC one's well before I need them [ fingers crossed] Hopefully when they call 2morrow it'll be only to pick it up . :confused: Wished I'd done this $hit when I was younger and not semi-retired . I almost think Odo X is a junkie and I'm just helping it get it's fix !!!!!!! Friday the 13th.... DUH
     
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  10. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    That stinks but it's really common. Better to get new arms rather than try to salvage the stockers. Make sure they use LOTS of anti-seize on the new bolts....
     
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  11. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    Well with everything going on I don't know when I'll be able to order the shock's/shackle's and leaf's 4 the back :( Like everyone else on the planet just gotta wait and see :cool:
     
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  12. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    So I've read other people's build thread's and just some post's in the suspension section and now I'm wondering ??? I see a bunch of different degree angle shim's on the Nisstec site and I have to wonder is there a certain one that people with a 1.5-2 inch suspension lift or the OME Dakar leaf's and nitro shock's use ? Or is this another put it together first Xterra surprise [meaning 5 different X's use 5 diff shim's] mine is just an S model with OME suspension lift in front . Thanx for any answer's/thought's/conclusion's and other nightmare's you might have ;)
     
  13. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    The shims are for the rear if you are experiencing a vibration related to certain speeds. If you don't have any vibrations then you won't need them. They are generally for lifts 3"+.
     
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  14. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    Thank's Terry , I ran across a post where the guy said his lift was only 1.5-2 inch's and had to shim it so I was trying to think ahead and get a list going for the rear end. Do you think the greaseable shackle's are really worth it ? Or maybe the adjustable shackle's so I could raise it back up a little when I finally get a tire holder rear bumper ?? Th Yo
     
  15. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    There's merit to both. The adjustable shackles will probably be useful like you mentioned to adjust the ride height once you make changes. Plus they are tied together rather than two separate pieces like the OMEs IICR.
     
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  16. meisanerd

    meisanerd Bought an X

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    For what it's worth, I run the OME leafs, and didn't have to shim mine. Didn't notice much (if any) change in the vibrations of the vehicle.
     
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  17. TheCrabby1

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    Okay , OME Leaf's,shock's and grease-able shackle's ordered. Will do the OME- AAL to new Dakar leaf's for the added weight when and if rear tire carrier bumper added , thus no adjustable shackle for Odo :)
     
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  18. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    Ordered new bolt's/nut's for the rear yesterday from Nissan. When we did the front end I forgot to order and spent 3 hour's running around to 2 Nissan dealer's that had 1 between them then to 3 different auto part's store's to find 1[ universal ?] bolt no nut. I wasn't quit going postal but wasn't very happy:mad: ! Then went to Ace and found 2 #8 bolt's with nut's/washer's ACE IS THE PLACE :)
     
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  19. TheCrabby1

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    Well yesterday according to UPS I was supposed to receive 3 package's from nisstec :) when I checked back on the tracking website at 6:30ish it told me that they delivered 1 package at 4:30 . OH UFCK......... they delivered it to another house in the neighborhood with the same street #s it wouldn't be the first time the weekend worker's did this . At 7:33 the dog start's barking and there's a Honda CRV in the driveway and a guy coming to the door with a package , key word's [ A PACKAGE ] it was everything but the leaf's, all of a sudden they wont be here till mon !! But they were out for delivery sat :confused::confused:. I'm hoping it was just to late for the truck delivery last nite , The guy in the CRV was the maintenance supervisor , he said there 10 time's busier then Xmas and I DO UNDERSTAND . But what the hell is wrong with your tracking software , it can't be that hard can it ???? Or maybe their just having a little fun at my expense :eek::eek::p
     
  20. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Sliders Supporting Member

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    Rear suspension going on tomorrow , this will be the first time tackling leaf spring assembly's so if anyone has any advise as to order of disconnecting everything [ whole rear end suspension replacement ] please chime in , it's very much appreciated ;););) THANK'S
     
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