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I came across this diff drop kit the other night and thought seeings as how it only drops the diff 45mm 1.77" could be a good option to incorporate into a lift setup. Nissan Navara D40 Deluxe Diff Drop System (Suits Spanish and Thai) - PSRNAV-016

My intention is to upgrade to 35"'s from the 33"'s i have now when they wear out, I figure this drop bracket could help make the necessary room without having to go the body lift way (and I have no qualms about cutting back the fenders either). My thinking is my OME HD setup plus 2" leveling kit plus a diff drop should get me around 4" of lift. Thoughts?
 

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Interesting idea. I wonder if this only drops the diff. I’m not sure how helpful dropping the diff would be if the kit doesn’t drop the LCA mounts and provide longer spindles.
 

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Not to mention shocks.
Looks like it uses a skid plate that has the new differential attachment mounted on it.
I would not buy it.
Better ways to achieve a 4” lift.
 

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As far as I can tell it only lowers the diff.

The drop bracket kits I’ve looked all include spindles and longer shocks but there also lifting more like 6”. Would a 45mm drop cause that big of an issue, seems like it would help get the cv angles back in a better position. I test fitted a 2” leveling kit on my ome setup when I first installed in, lift was perfect, cv angles were ugly seems like something like this would help.

Can you get 4” of lift on a frontier without a body lift or Titan swamp? I thought 3” was about as high as you could go on ext shocks and extended control arms.

Thanks for the thoughts.
 

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Well you can but it would suck driving it.
You would have zero droop.
 

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ideally whatever the outcome is I’d still like driving my truck. Not really interested in going much higher than 4inchs, don’t have plans for a Titan swap and not a body lift fan.

Seems like my ome setup, 1.5-2in leveling kit, ext control arms and small diff drop would be a decent setup and not give up much suspension travel, or am I missing something?
 

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More of my concerns with only dropping the diff are, how much clearance would you have between the LCA and CV shaft? I don’t remember much more than 2” between them. Would there be contact? It seems to me that the CV’s and ball joints bind at just about the same angle. Without modification of the LCA it would only correct the CV angle. This kit may not add usable travel. And there would be less ground clearance.
 

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I would definetly be giving up some clearance unde the diff with the drop bracket. I’d be doing the drop in conjunction with control arms and ext shocks. I might have to pick the kit up and give it a try, for some reason I thought the Navara arctic trucks got part of there lift from a diff drop (among other things)
 
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