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I love pushing my trucks limits however some times I push it to far. One of the reoccurring problems, I have ran into with my first gen frontier is alternator failure. (shorted out/ sized up )
Does anyone else have this problem

Is there a way to counter the poor design of an alternator on the bottom of the engine? Or am I going to have to take it of every other time I go wheeling to fix the issue?

Also I want to here what y'all break alot?

What parts I should keep in the truck as a quick spare?

What is the worst damage you have done
wheeling your Nissan's... ECT
 

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Worst damage - I buckled my frame when smashing into a large rock. Otherwise, the truck has been solid. Both lower and upper ball joints pop often from wheeling my lifted truck.
 

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with my old 02 XE I went through 4 Alternators. until i finally took a black garbage can and cut out a section and made my own mud and splash guard in the wheel well.. Nissans design will throw mud and road debris and salt right onto the Alt.

Parts i always keep on hand was upper and lower ball joints, and those dumb steering stops they had on the first gen frontiers lol i went through those about every 6 months

First gens steering setup is very weak as well.. the center link is a very weak part as it will twist and bend under stress.

other than scratches all over the truck the worst damage i got while off-roading was in my old first gen. My passenger side tires got stuck in the wrong rut and forced me into a tree.. taking out my mirror and denting the hell out of my pass door.
 

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I guess that is why they make uniball control arms. THough you see too many for the lower.
The PRG uniballs popped even more often from the conditions up here.
 

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The PRG uniballs popped even more often from the conditions up here.
Do they pop or just get wobbly. My TC arm's balls are doing ok still. They get a bunch of grim and road salt, but have only seen 2 winters. They are 1" vs PRGs 7/8" (?), if that makes them any stronger/last longer. I might have to go sealed OE style SPC arms eventually though.
 
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