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Ok so I use to be in love with Toyota Tacomas, but the price point got way to crazy for the same spacious truck with way lower miles that I could get in a Nissan Frontier, so here I am. Apparently they don't make large lifts for the 2000 Frontier though so it looks like me and the crew will have to build/modify a lift. For the time being, running it stock. Have added off road lights on the front and bike, tow hitch, and black painted under carriage. Interested to see what others have done to make the Frontier awesome and capable of speeds at 30mph on an easy/intermediate dirt road. Rock crawling is cool, and... so is going faster! Looking forward to the day I get the lift. Until then it's dirt roads in the truck, and aggressive roads on the dirt bike. If anyone needs a co-driver, give me a shout! Always up for some group wheeling and camping!
 

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my truck is 2000, not 2005+... :(

Just read that link, yeah the crew and I are looking at a lift, new suspension, and more for my truck. I crave a 6" for our trails in Moab. :)
 

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Several folks on these forums make the annual pilgrimage to Moab for the west coast National Nissan event "Gone Moab"
JeniorNV (author of the lift thread) ... also female and well respected around these parts

GONEMOAB ? Gathering of Nissan Enthusiasts, Moab UT
 

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Hello and welcome on board! Great to have another Frontier owner here. You're joining a great community. Folks here are very willing to help and share information. Have fun surfing around!
Thank you! I look forward to seeing options and learning more about the Frontier before going through with any modifications on it.
 

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Welcome to the club. There's a gen 1 build section with some awesome trucks to draw inspiration from. My favorite is The Punisher build by MetalAlien but there are plenty of great ones.
 

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Another welcome from Colorado. I wheeled in Moab a few years ago when I still had my TJ (2001 Jeep Wrangler). Hit Cliffhanger, Steel Bender, Hell's, the Trifecta, etc. Even did Hell's Gate, though I skipped out on Escalator. Can't imagine doing any of those in my Frontier, even if I was rocking a 6" lift, so more power to you! Look forward to seeing your build.

I've been dying to go back and plan to bring my mountain bike next time. Let me know if you set up a wheeling/camping trip; Moab is just 6 hours away for me.
 

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thank you! :)

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Ha! I'm not that crazy! :p Even with modifications to my Frontier, I wouldn't try Hell's Gate or The Escaltor lol! I like to keep my vehicle in tact. I'm always up for camping! I don't have to set up a group camp to want to throw my sleeping bag in the back of my truck and head out! I have a mountain bike too. Very beginner on it but love to get outdoors! Let me know if you're ever out this way! Always up for meeting new people.
 

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To anyone that wants to wheel or camp in Moab, just give me a shout whatever week you want to head this way. I'm always up for throwing my sleeping bag in the back of my truck and heading out. Even if my stock Frontier can't do the trails we want to do, I'm always up for riding co-driver until my truck is modified.
 

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Welcome from Colorado!
 

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Thank you! I look forward to seeing options and learning more about the Frontier before going through with any modifications on it.
Have you looked at any of Calmini's stuff? https://www.calmini.com/model.php?m=2&b=1&t=1

One option would be to do a 2-3" suspension lift and add a 2" body lift Nissan - Body Lifts - Frontier allowing for however large of tires you are looking for.... how big a tire are you planning to fit? I ask because only reason for a 6" lift is large tire... which would lead to a regear...
 

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Have you looked at any of Calmini's stuff? https://www.calmini.com/model.php?m=2&b=1&t=1

One option would be to do a 2-3" suspension lift and add a 2" body lift Nissan - Body Lifts - Frontier allowing for however large of tires you are looking for.... how big a tire are you planning to fit? I ask because only reason for a 6" lift is large tire... which would lead to a regear...
Really...? Regear for 6" lift...? I don't recall having to do that on my taco... it had 33s, wheel adapters, & 6" lift. Maybe the previous owner regeared it... idk.

Anyways, yeah one of my friends that owns a shop found a 2-3" lift and then we'd do the 2-3" suspension. It'd end up being 5.5" lift. If I don't want to remove fenders & cut bumper, I can only go up to 32" tires. If it needs to be regeared, I'm sure he factored that in.

Thank you for the info/input! Always looking at options!

Welcome from Colorado!
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Welcome from Colorado!
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Welcome to the club. There's a gen 1 build section with some awesome trucks to draw inspiration from. My favorite is The Punisher build by MetalAlien but there are plenty of great ones.
Thank you! Yeah the punisher has had some serious mods done! Impressive performance. I'll have to take a look at some of the others.
 

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Enjoy the truck. They are reliable.
 

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Really...? Regear for 6" lift...? I don't recall having to do that on my taco... it had 33s, wheel adapters, & 6" lift. Maybe the previous owner regeared it... idk.

Anyways, yeah one of my friends that owns a shop found a 2-3" lift and then we'd do the 2-3" suspension. It'd end up being 5.5" lift. If I don't want to remove fenders & cut bumper, I can only go up to 32" tires. If it needs to be regeared, I'm sure he factored that in.
If you're only going 32-33" tires you don't NEED regear. But you also don't need 6" lift to fit them. 2-3" lift should get you good. If you go to a 35" then you're up for a regear, and most folk go for a 6" for 35" tires. Unless you're planning some really trick suspension that will give massive travel (a la Punisher in current trim)
All that said, I'm planning on a regear for beter crawl off-road and smokey burnouts on-road >:D
 

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Not wanting the 6" lift because I NEED it for 32" tires. I had 33" tires, 6" lift, and wheel adaptors on my old Tacoma, and it was heaven! it was so good on the moab trails! The stock Nissan has fenders that only allow for 32" tires unless you want to cut the fenders and front bumper. Can't even put the wheel adaptors on unless I want to cut the bumpers and fenders. Who knows... maybe I will decide to cut, and do what I want. I just want a fun toy that I don't have to worry about when I drive the intermediate moab trails. The lift that we've come up with will actually be 5.5" and yes it'll have some nice new suspension. ;)
 
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