yesthat will be my next course of action.
quick question, will adjusting the bilstein perches up compress the spring or add predload ?
thanks bimmernut318,yes, that is the theory. I am sitting one below the the top now and the ride is actually still not bad, when I get some decent weather I was going to take it to the top and see how bad or not it gets
Right at around 1.5" with the shocks.thanks bimmernut318,
how many inches did you actually gain now that you are on the second to the last line ? i am on two inch AALs in the rear and would want a level truck....
Good to hear you got it done!thanks again.
i just finished doing the switch... i removed the spacers and set the spring perch one line below the topmost .
the truck sits almost level ( very very small rake ) and the ride is not bad at all !
i will drive around for a week with this set up and decide if i will move it up to the last notch... this might lift the front up a little bit more than the rears...
thanks to all those who replied, this mod is definitely a good one ...
yes, can be a dangerous practicemoral of the story is don't stack lifts.
Springs aren't that bad no more preload than anything else I have ever worked on.This is good information as I was a little scarred to go with the Bilsteins vs a spacer kit as I heard it rode terrible. I am very interested to see how it rides adjusted to the top notch. Tacoma owners do it all the time with good results and its basically the same style setup.
OP, are you installing the springs on the struts yourself or having a shop do it? Just curious how much load the spring is under. I have a set of spring compressors, but heard the Frontier can be dangerously loaded.
You could always leave it at 1.5 and have a custom 1" or smaller spacer made.
Or, be a real ginea pig and set the Bills at 1" lift height and throw on some Old Man Emu 1.5" lift coils...
Good to know. Only SUV I've done was a 00 Pathfinder, installed the OME kit. Other than that I have done a lot of lowering springs in Honda's and Acura's.Springs aren't that bad no more preload than anything else I have ever worked on.