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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Username: Alpine_Mike
Year: 2006
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Trim: Nismo CC 4x4 AT
Mods:

Interior
- Scanguage II
- WeatherTech Floor Mats
- MTX X Thunder 300 Watt Mono Amp
- MTX Thunderform with Kicker Shallow CVT 2-Ohm

Exterior
- Metro Restyling Grille Mesh
- WeatherTech Vent Visors
- Removed Mud Flaps
- Removed Front Valance
- Undercover Tonneau
- Black 'Nismo' Decals
- De-Badged Tailgate and Roof Rack
- AC 2" Body Lift

Drivetrain
- Factory Locker

Suspension & Tires
- PRG 2.5" Coil Spacers
- AC Adjustable Shackles
- Motorsport Tech Wheel Adapters
- Nissan Titan 18x8 5 Spokes painted with Rustoleum Bedliner
- 265/70/18 Falken Rocky Mountain ATS

Armor
- Factory Nismo Skids

Performance
- Airaid Intake with AEM Dryflow Filter
- Garage Fab'd Y-Pipe with Magnaflow 'Y' junction
- Flowmaster Original 40 Muffler (2.5" single in/out)

In Progress
- Have Bilstein 5100 Shocks - trying to decide between stock coils OR lift coils



Bought her brand new in May '06. Swapped the exhaust out right away (now gone) and bought an AEM Brute Force intake at first (also gone), then got some stuff for the interior like Weathertech floormats, and pulled the factory RF sub and installed an MTX Thunderform with a Kicker Shallow CVT, and installed a 300w mono X-Thunder amp under the driver seat. Bought an Undercover tonneau and left it alone for a long time. Didn't start messing with the suspension until last year, but since then I have been on a light-weight tear on the truck until now, pretty much just setting it up for the wheels and tires. The mesh grille was something I wanted to do for a long time, that was just a matter of picking a day and just doing it. Thinking about a pre-runner bumper, but I would like to tie that in with a swap to the 5100's or some coilovers ... we'll see.

Here are the 'STUDIO' pics haha ... I will update this thread with some offroad pics in the future
 

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More Pics!
 

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Very nice!!!!
 

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Here's the gritty on the Motorsport Tech adapters:

6x4.5 to 6x5.5 conversion

25 mm thick

66.1 mm for the Frontier mounting hub

77.8 mm lip for the Titan wheel bore

10.9 grade studs

Everything fits EXACT and SNUG. I am very impressed with these pieces. All the studs were perfectly centered in all the holes. I highly recommend these for anyone looking into spacers/adapters. They are a very popular vendor so there is just a little bit of a wait, but they are making them to your custom specs just like they are for most people. My turn around time was about 3 weeks. Pricing is real competitive too.
 

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Here are some shots related to the Body Lift
 

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A few more for good measure... You may notice some Dynamat on the Heat Shields and thats because I had some exhaust related vibration/rattle for a while that was driving me nuts. Come to find out it was the Dynomax (Ultraflo) Muffler itself, swapped in the Flowmaster 40 and all is well. My advice is don't bother getting the Dynomax Cat-Back system. I swapped so much crap out from that system that the only thing left from it is the piping going over the axle... go custom or spend a little more a get a nice one.
 

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Very nice!!!!
Thank you! I was waiting forever to get the shoes on her. Bought the Titan wheels off craigslist a few months ago, had to save up for the tires, AND order the adapters.
 

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Nice truck, I love the deep silver (that's what I call it, and not like I'm partial to it or anything...) all cleaned up. Where did you get the black Nismo emblems?
 

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The black decals look great with the black wheels.
 

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Solid truck and I'm loving the black wheels! I wish I knew what they would look like on a silver truck
 

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Nice truck, I love the deep silver (that's what I call it, and not like I'm partial to it or anything...) all cleaned up. Where did you get the black Nismo emblems?
Courtesyparts.com I tried to find it using a quick search but have no idea where it is.

I do have the part #'s though: 99099-EA80A and 99098-EA80A
 

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If you look at the last 2 pictures of post #5 those are my rear bumper brackets. If you compare them to brackets that haven't been hacked up yet you should be able to see the difference. I took the truck up to my Dad's house since he has a welder and we both took a few minutes to just look at the factory brackets and try to figure something out. It just takes a little bit of "creative engineering".

My first idea was to cut the brackets vertically straight down the middle, weld a strip of 1/4" steel to one half, and weld the other half of the bumper bracket 2 inches higher on the other side of the 1/4" strip of steel. What we came up with is a little different as it utilizes all of the factory bracket but it was a pain in the ***. It seems like everyone is coming up with a unique solution though, making a whole new bracket, hacking up the factory one, or just leaving it alone. GL with whatever you decide to do. Let me know if you have any other ?'s!
 

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Soooo ... I experimented a long time ago with disconnecting the sway bar at the end links when I still had my stock rims and I ended up reconnecting it because the body sway on the road was too much of a compromise. Now that I have wider (Titan) wheels with a slightly more negative offset (+25mm, but on an 8" rim) PLUS 1" wheel spacers/adapters I decided to try it again. Very different results. The wider stance kept the body sway more in check and felt alot more stable than I remember from the first attempt. During both experiments I left the end links out for about 2 weeks.

Due to the results with the Titan wheels I have decided to pull the sway bar completely out. If you have stiffer (lift) springs or a wider stance (you could consider my set-up an 8" wheel with 0 offset) it's an awesome mod worth experimenting with.
 

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Hey Mike,
Did you use the utilitrac brackets to install your unercover tonneau?
Can you post pics?
 

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No actually, the Undercover brackets bolt on just above the utilitrack rails so they're out of the way. I'll take some shots and post them up as soon as I have a chance. I would def recommend the Undercover.
 

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Hey Mike,
Did you use the utilitrac brackets to install your unercover tonneau?
Can you post pics?
As requested, I apologize for the delay as I've been pretty busy lately. So you see that the Undercover does not need the utilitrac in order to be mounted, but on my truck you can't really use the utilitrac accessories where the Undercover brackets are. The fix is simple enough though, either mount the brackets just a little higher or grind some material off the bottom of the brackets. It hasn't been an issue for me so I just left it alone.
 

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