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Hey, so before posting I checked out all the sticky posts about the subject. I ride a 2016 Nissan frontier PRO-4X and I would like to fit 285/75/16 tires on the stock wheels since I really like em >:D I'm aware that only 265s will fit with everything stock but I would like to get a small lift without breaking the bank.. I would like to know if the PRG 1.5x1 mini lift kit and some minor mods/cutting to the inner mud flaps will be enough to fit these bigger tires.

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Do the rough country if you want the lift needed for the tire size. If you plan on doing some off road with the truck, best to drop some coin on something nicer. The website says doesn't fit pro4x but it will.
 

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You are right, I plan on doing off road with my Frontier so I will probably end up selling this kit to get something nicer eventually so why not do it now. Not sure what would be my best option tho I might have to buy adjustable shocks or do that Titan swap.
 

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Titan swap. Will be easier to solve your clearance issue. Actually improve performance. Best way to gain travel where stock arms do not.
 

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You are right, I plan on doing off road with my Frontier so I will probably end up selling this kit to get something nicer eventually so why not do it now. Not sure what would be my best option tho I might have to buy adjustable shocks or do that Titan swap.
I was in the same boat when I started on here. Figured for what I plan on doing with the truck the adjustable shocks and rear blocks were adequate for my needs and went with that.
 

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2013 Pro4x 6speed
Firestone Destination MT 185/75R16
3” front spacer
1.5” rear shackles + 1.5” rear blocks
Didn’t cut any mud-flaps
Heated them and bend back like 1/2 inch.. love these tires!!! From New England and been great in snow so far.
 

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That's exactly the look I want to achieve, nice truck sr20 ! I guess If i get that 1.5''/1'' kit I was talking about I will be just fine by heating my mud-flaps just like you did. The titan swap thing is way to expensive for me right now, buying my first property soon.
 

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That's exactly the look I want to achieve, nice truck sr20 ! I guess If i get that 1.5''/1'' kit I was talking about I will be just fine by heating my mud-flaps just like you did. The titan swap thing is way to expensive for me right now, buying my first property soon.
Do what you want. It is your truck.
I would rather leave it stock rather than do what you are planning.
Just a warning.
 

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2013 Pro4x 6speed
Firestone Destination MT 185/75R16
3” front spacer
1.5” rear shackles + 1.5” rear blocks
Didn’t cut any mud-flaps
Heated them and bend back like 1/2 inch.. love these tires!!! From New England and been great in snow so far.
What brand did you go with for the lift kit ?

Do what you want. It is your truck.
I would rather leave it stock rather than do what you are planning.
Just a warning.
How come, I will be losing too much travel on my stock suspension ?
 

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That's exactly the look I want to achieve, nice truck sr20 ! I guess If i get that 1.5''/1'' kit I was talking about I will be just fine by heating my mud-flaps just like you did. The titan swap thing is way to expensive for me right now, buying my first property soon.


I’ve had no problems with it like this I’ve had the lift for way over a year. In future I’ll do VK56VD swap, and a proper 4-6” lift. But also looking to finish paying truck off this year and buy first property myself.
 

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We have gone over this in previous post many times.
You will have no droop. Coil bucket contact for sure.
Probably axle wrap in the rear.
You can take sr20 advice and do what he did. He convinced himself this works well.
Lift is usually the result of a well designed suspension system. This is not.
Like I said this is just a warning.
 
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Hey, so before posting I checked out all the sticky posts about the subject. I ride a 2016 Nissan frontier PRO-4X and I would like to fit 285/75/16 ...
To echo Whistler...

you responded you intend to do some offroading...

My first lift was a 2" spacer, stock UCAs. CBC every time I looked at dirt or speedbumps at reasonable speed, no droop. So on went the SPC UCAs. nice units, adjustable camber/caster, all teh droop the shocks/steering/CVs will tolerate. Better, but not enough lift (maybe 1" actual lift) so I grabbed some MK84 from Nisstec. Nice units, with a 1" spacer, a solid 3" lift when on the ground. Does well for mild dirt, but I still am limited on droop.
I'm now planning a TS primarily so I can get more than 1.5" droop. The fault lies with stock geometry. Only fix is TS.

If you are going on forest service/fire roads then the truck can do it stock just fine 90% of the time (maybe there'll be some deep wash-outs you have to work around) as fire roads are "maintained"
If you plan on running real trails, abandoned roads, abandoned logging cuts... you need more droop. Lift is great, but droop = traction. Traction = fun. Stilts (lift with no droop aka 'bro stance' ) = all-day winching.

Choice is up to you. Personally, If I had it all to do over again, I'd have gone straight to TS. Glamisdude has a thread on how to TS on a budget. If he's still running his production, ask to get a tophat. With aftermarket UCAs you can manage 10" travel (stock is ~5") You could run ~4" lift on 265/75/16 and have ~4+ " droop even with titan control arms on stock rims and barely have any tire outside of fenders. biggest cost would be front axle shafts. This is where I'll be in next yr along with locked&geared
 
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