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#1 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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Nisstec Lift Ordered

After many many many hours of research I finally ordered a lift. I wanted something quality and mellow (not too high) to get a bit less of the "old Man" look and help out off road. Had my sights all set to go with the OME full kit but after a discussion with Chris at Nisstec about the direction I'm hoping to go with the truck etc I ended up ordering the Nisstec ultimate kit with adjustable shackles for the rear. Also got some adjustable camber bolts to help with alignment.

I'm pretty far from being a mechanic, but have a decent selection of tools, and a garage (with beer fridge) to work out of so my hope is to install on my own. I've already been searching how to's and been pounding appropriate nuts bolts etc. with PB blaster to get ready for the big day.

I'm pretty excited and can document my attempt if anyone has interest. Doesn't seem like a heck of a lot of folks are running this kit so hopefully it works out.

Also have to say that Chris at NissTec has been spectacular thus far. My initial e-mail inquiry on friday was answered within an hour and got him on the phone today with zero issues. Shipment also went out today.

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I found a heat gun to be a useful addition to the PB blaster. I used the low setting ~750Deg F. The lower shock bolts can be a bear to get loose.

That looks like a good option.

I think you'll like the kit. Which spring option did you get?
I went with the 2" Nisstec spacer and I think having an adjustable coilover is a big advantage. I think getting rid of the stock front spring was worth it as well. Mine is weak already and with the spacer it's going to be toast soon.

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Luckily my truck has only been on the road for a year, and stored in the garage when not in use so I'm hoping the bolts won't have seized up too much. I also undercoated it with fluid film before last winter.

I went with the 600 pound coils ( stiffer ones) as I hope to add a bumper and winch down the road. I asked Chris to try and have them set to give me around 2 inches of lift.

Thanks for the heat gun tip. I actually have one of those in the garage somewhere. I was under the impression that the can bolts were to tough ones but Ill be sure to get some blaster down around those too!
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The camber bolts are only torqued to 100 ft lbs. The lower shock bolts are torqued to 148 ft lbs. Both sets of bolts have nuts with tight threads, so there's a built in lock nut function to them. I almost destroyed the nut on one of the lower shock bolts getting it off. The PB blaster and heat made the other one a lot easier.

My truck is 4 years old, but we use mag chloride in Colorado so most of the underside is not rusted much.

Getting the truck well off the ground would help a lot with the camber bolts, mine were pretty tight.

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God, you're annoying.

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sorry if i fail to see the necessity of starting a new thread for every parts purchase someone makes especially when the parts are nothing special.
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Yesssss!!!! I finally got "zoomzoomed"!

Seriously though, if you are uninterested in my thread,don't waste your time reading it.

If you feel it is unnecessary or inappropriate let the moderators know and they can amend or delete as necessary.
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If it were up to him, nobody would ever post anything, and this would simply be an archive of information. While it is that, it is also an online "community" where the intent is to share your current modding, wheeling, etc. etc. Its cool to read what people are ordering, then follow them through installation, and their review/opinion of it after the install. If you dont like it, dont read it. The only time wasted is your own...

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^Yup.

I haven't read too many reviews of this setup (assuming this is the one with Eibach coils, which I think it is?). I'm looking forward to seeing one.

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