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With any luck I'll be picking up the truck towards the end of the week. This will be my 3rd vehicle and winter car. It might see some sand dunes, and maybe very very light trailers. More like unpaved roads than anything. I've come from the world of Jeeps, and either I just understood them better or things were more clear cut.

I'd like to do the lift and wheels are tires next weekend if possible. I've been trying to search for the answers I need but I am a little (alot) overwhelmed so I hoping you can bear with me. Anyway here are my questions.

Lift- So far the best option I've found is the PRG 3" spacer kit. However the truck has 80k on the clock so I wouldn't mind finding a kit with shocks at a good value. I'd like to be in the 500-600 range, however if the value is there I could stretch it to $1000.

Tires/wheels
-I'd like to run 17" wheels but I'd consider other options. I've been looking at 285/70/17 tires. However the wheel choices are maddening!

All that being said I am open for suggestions. What I am really looking for is a proven set up of lift, tires, and wheels(offset, and backspace) to run at least a 33" tire. Looking for little to no rubbing on the street.

Thanks! Steve
 

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You are about to enter a whole new world with regards to modifications and especially suspension and wheels when it comes to comparing our Frontiers to Jeeps. There are so many more companies making parts for Jeeps when compared to Nissan.
A 3" lift may actually require you to change the factory shocks. I would suggest giving PRG and/or Nisstec a call to discuss this in person .... there are also many very very knowledgeable folks here no doubt someone will have all your answers.

Changing to17" wheels will have a greater potential for "rubbing" but the 3" lift should take care of most of that. 33" tires are going to be your max without significant lift and suspension mods, unless you are okay with trimming sheet metal.

Oh and there are VERY limited wheel manufacturers for our Frontiers. My suggestion would be to slow your plans just a little and do more research before buying a lift kit and tires and wheels .... Getting in a hurry may leave you disappointed.

This thread is huge ... but it has so many great ideas and information
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/updated-suspension-lifts-body-lifts-2005-please-read-before-posting-here-63966/
 

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@bhowdy Thank you, great information. Your so right! With jeeps its:

1 Pick a tire size

2 Choose the appropriate lift from 20 options

3 Choose a wheel from 100 options.


I am considering duming this down a bit. Possibly keep the stock wheels and go 285/75/16 with the Rough Country 2.5 in lift kit. I can always upgrade the wheels and suspension once I get my bearings in this strange new world.

Would you agree that this set up seems to be proven as far as fitment goes?
 

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The various offsets of aftermarket wheels can be a game-changer as far as rubbing/clearance.
 

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Is it safe to say that the closer you stay to stock offset the better off you'll be from a rubbing perspective?
 
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