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I was looking into ordering a lift and I know you guys hear this 1000 x but I emailed PRG for advice and hadn't got a response yet understandably there busy. I'm looking at getting the UCA 3" spacer kit, and PRG Deaver 2" Frontier 2-Leaf Spring pack. I'm looking for some light wheeling and larger tires. This is a daily driver. If you don't agree with this what wold u reccomend and or add? Thanks.
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Depends on what you mean by "light wheeling." If you will encounter a lot of uneven terrain that will flex out your suspension, spacers are not ideal. But if all you are after is clearance, they'd suit you just fine. What are your reasons for wanting spacers and UCAs versus some type of economy coilover?

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What are your reasons for wanting spacers and UCAs versus some type of economy coilover?
^ This is what it will come down to.

Personally, I would never suggest spending that kind of money for a 3" spacer lift...even if looks and clearance were the only goal. If the truck is going to do any off roading, I would suggest you take that same amount of money, keep the stock upper arms and get a nice set of coilovers instead.


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Depends on what you mean by "light wheeling." If you will encounter a lot of uneven terrain that will flex out your suspension, spacers are not ideal. But if all you are after is clearance, they'd suit you just fine. What are your reasons for wanting spacers and UCAs versus some type of economy coilover?
To be honest I don't know much about suspension and it seemed like the economical way of doing it.
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Fair enough. To me, aftermarket UCA's bump it out of the "economical" category though. I'm with 05Fronty4x - I'd rather use that money to buy some coilovers. But coilovers will change the ride quality more and some need periodic servicing.

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Fair enough. To me, aftermarket UCA's bump it out of the "economical" category though. I'm with 05Fronty4x - I'd rather use that money to buy some coilovers. But coilovers will change the ride quality more and some need periodic servicing.
OK let's try to ask it this way, you have less than $1000 what's ur suspension set up going to be?
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OK let's try to ask it this way, you have less than $1000 what's ur suspension set up going to be?
I had less than $1000 to spend, and I went with economy coilovers up front, and Deavers with upgraded shocks in the back. But there isn't a one-size-fits-all lift. What's right for me may not be right for you. That's why I'd prefer to give you the pros and cons of each approach and let you make your own decision. If you like the way the truck rides now, don't want the hassle of servicing the coilovers (not all need servicing), and don't really care about suspension travel because you don't need it for the type of terrain you drive on, then there isn't anything wrong with getting spacers/UCA's. I chose a different option because I care about suspension travel a great deal, and I don't care a whole lot about ride quality because this isn't my DD. Having said that, some of the coilover options are an improvement over the stock ride quality (some are worse).

Here are a couple other options to consider:

NissTec Ultimate Lift Kit - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

NissTec Radflo OE Length Ultimate Kit - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

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Here are a couple other options to consider:
NissTecc Ultimate Lift Kit - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

NissTec Radflo OE Length Ultimate Kit - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

So now I have to ask for a $100 is there a noticeable difference between those two kits? Also is what's the difference between AAL and shackles and 500lb coils and 600lb? Thanks
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The only difference between those kits is the front shock, one is a Radflo and the other is built on the Bilstein 5100. I'd probably go for the Radflos for another $100.

Shackles lift the rear by pushing the rear mounting point of the leaf springs down (this actually de-archs the leaf pack slightly), where as an AAL arches the leaf pack more and maintains the same mounting points. 500lb coils will be closer to the spring rate of the stock coils, and the 600lb coils should be reserved for setups with increased nose weight (heavy duty bumper, winch, etc.)


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^I had a reply typed out, but he answered it better than I did.

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