If I'm not mistaken the Bilsteins as used on the Pro-4X are high pressure gas charged and that will provide an amount of lift...Is there any difference between the 2 front suspension setups other than bilsteins? I thought the front end of the Pro-4x was higher, but I can't seem to pinpoint what would make it that way.
Tire size for SV is a 70 series tire vs a 75 series on the Pro-4x that will give a height advantage. Also if your comparing 2wd vs. 4wd the springs have an extra coil on the 4wd also giving a height advantage. Hope this helps.Is there any difference between the 2 front suspension setups other than bilsteins? I thought the front end of the Pro-4x was higher, but I can't seem to pinpoint what would make it that way.
As was said already... the 75 series tires on the PRO4X are about 1" taller than the 70 series on the SV, netting about 1/2" of additional height. The shock/springs from the PRO4X also provide about 1" lift over the stock SV setup.
I have some real world experience that confirms this. I used to drive a 2010 Frontier SE (the predecessor to the SV) and installed Radflo extended travel coil overs on it that were set at 2.85"s of lift. When I bought my 2015 Xterra PRO4X, I transferred the coil overs from the SE to the PRO4X, at the same settings, and the lift ended up at 1.85"s on the 2015.
The Bilstiens are a better quality shock than the stock SV setup. I am not sure but the spring rate on the Bils may be slightly higher.....
The most important feature on the 4X4 PRO4X is the locking rear differential. If you plan on going off road this can help you get through tougher terrain.
Oh I certainly understand that shocks do not support the vehicle, that is what springs are for.JFYI. Shocks do not support a vehicle.They cannot increase lift..
Stock shocks are high pressure,nitrogen gas charged.
Corner weight on a stock truck is close to 1300lbs.(scaled all four corners when I first bought my truck). It takes a whole lot less weight to compressed the shock completely.Oh I certainly understand that shocks do not support the vehicle, that is what springs are for.
I was simply under the impression that the high pressure in the Bilstein shocks may have provided a tiny bit more static height.
I recall some gas charged shocks extending with quite a lot of force when the shipping straps were cut free...