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Purchased a 2" Daystar leveling kit from Amazon. It was $140 shipped. Spacers for front = 2" Shackles for rear = 1-1/2".

The spacers were pretty easy to install. Used a jack to hold up the lower control arm. Whacked the ball joint assembly about three times and it popped loose. removed strut put spacer on top, stuck it back in and good to go.
 

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On the rear I had to use the Frontier's jack between the top of the leaf springs and the bottom of the bed, to get the clearance needed to remove the old and install the new.

The bad thing was I had to cut the tailpipe to get the bolts in/out on the passenger side shackle. The muffler shop said a minimum of $50 to weld the tailpipe back on. That doesn't include the probable bending or re-shaping they will need to do to fit it so it isn't up against the shackle, which could potentially melt the grease in the "greaseable" shackle.

Any ideas for the tail pipe would be appreciated!
 

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Did you do the camber bolts as well? If so, how hard were those to do?

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I had Calmini 1" and now PRG adjustable shackles and there was no need to cut the tail pipe. You could have unbolted the rear shocks and brake hoses to drop the rear end down lower to make it easier to install the shackles.

You can get a band clamp to re install the pipe.
 

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I didn't do the cam bolts. When I had a 2011 Pro 4X (in another country - but U.S. model) it didn't need the cam bolts. It really didn't even need an alignment. For that reason, I haven't taken this one yet for alignment. However, this 2012 model does have the tires looking angled in at the top where as the 2011 didn't.

On the 2011, I didn't have any problems installing the same shackles. But this 2012 model had the tail pipe in the way. In hind sight I wish I had tried removing the shocks and brake lines. I never had enough space to get the bolt in, if I had turned it the other way, to have the grease fitting towards the outside of the truck, the threaded end would have stuck out even further and I wouldn't have been able to get the washer and nut on.

It doesn't seem any louder or anything and the muffler shop said it wasn't illegal, I'm thinking about leaving it off for now and reading about how to install high flow cats later on.
 

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I was reading more about getting a clamp and another section of tail pipe to clamp over it. Might be a good option for now. Thanks.
 

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Muffler shop welded in a longer section of tailpipe and turned it a little to keep it off the shackle.
 

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