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I'm afraid this is going to be a dumb question, but how do you tell if a truck is lifted or not? Bought my truck used, and it looks like it might be slightly higher than stock, but I'm not really sure what to measure or what to look for underneath to really tell. I apologize in advance for my ignorance on this topic. I did read most of the suspension stickies, and searched the forum a bit, but couldn't quite get there. Any practical advice on what I can check to see if the suspension is stock or not?

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Take pictures of the suspension. Also what is the tire size?
 

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Biggest tip off is going to be if it has coil spring spacers I the front. probably the most common way these trucks get lifted a little. if you look in the coil bucket where the coil sits, you will see a spacer if it is lifted.

But, yea, post a pic of that area in the front and a shot of the rear leaf springs to see if it has an AAL, block or longer shackles.
 

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Ok, I will post pictures ASAP. Probably be this afternoon, if it quits raining ^_^

The tires that came on it were 275/70r16. After I blew a front tire I went to 265/70r16 on the front, but the back still has the larger tires at the moment.
 

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Ok, I will post pictures ASAP. Probably be this afternoon, if it quits raining ^_^

The tires that came on it were 275/70r16. After I blew a front tire I went to 265/70r16 on the front, but the back still has the larger tires at the moment.
If your truck is 4wd, you're going to have issues running two different tire sizes. The transfer case will bind up and could lead to a lot of damage.
 

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It's 2wd, but good to know, thank you.

edit: It's dumb, but the reason I went to the smaller size is that I blew the tire on a Sunday, there was only one place open and they only had the 265s :-/
 

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It's 2wd, but good to know, thank you.

edit: It's dumb, but the reason I went to the smaller size is that I blew the tire on a Sunday, there was only one place open and they only had the 265s :-/
FYI the truck actually came stock with 265/70R16 (30.6") many switch out to 265/75R16 (31.6") tires and the 275/70R16 is 31.2" tall...

Also measure from ground to the top edge of your fenders and state tire size to which we can likely judge if your lifted or not.
 

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It is pretty simple.
Measure from the center of your wheel/rim hub...where the little nissan logo is to the top of your fender/wheel well arch.
This way it doesnt matter what tire size you have.

Hub to Fender
Front: 20" (Stock)
Rear: 21" (Stock)
 

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teecro, I did know that the original size was the 265s, because the previous owner left the spare that size (and the tire guy told me when I bought the new ones). But, I didn't know that people were running the 265/75's. So those can go on the stock truck with no lift?

I'll measure and get back to you. Thanks for all the good info.
 

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It is pretty simple.
Measure from the center of your wheel/rim hub...where the little nissan logo is to the top of your fender/wheel well arch.
This way it doesnt matter what tire size you have.

Hub to Fender
Front: 20" (Stock)
Rear: 21" (Stock)
So what I measured was actually less than that. I measure 19" in the front and 20" in the rear from center of hubcap to top of fender (the outside edge, right?). Guess it's time to start reading some lift threads ::grin::
 

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So what I measured was actually less than that. I measure 19" in the front and 20" in the rear from center of hubcap to top of fender (the outside edge, right?). Guess it's time to start reading some lift threads ::grin::
I did not realize you where two wheel drive.

These measurements I posted are for a stock 4WD.
Hub to Fender
Front: 20" (Stock)
Rear: 21" (Stock)

So you are probably fine for the front stock height and your rear leaf springs are most likely flat / sagged down. (know fault with Frontier leaf springs that are a couple / few years old)
 

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I did not realize you where two wheel drive.

These measurements I posted are for a stock 4WD.
Hub to Fender
Front: 20" (Stock)
Rear: 21" (Stock)

So you are probably fine for the front stock height and your rear leaf springs are most likely flat / sagged down. (know fault with Frontier leaf springs that are a couple / few years old)
So does anyone know what the stock 2wd measurements are?
 

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teecro, I did know that the original size was the 265s, because the previous owner left the spare that size (and the tire guy told me when I bought the new ones). But, I didn't know that people were running the 265/75's. So those can go on the stock truck with no lift?

I'll measure and get back to you. Thanks for all the good info.
The Pro-4X Frontier comes with 265/75 tires, so they should fit just fine.
 

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I did not realize you where two wheel drive.

These measurements I posted are for a stock 4WD.
Hub to Fender
Front: 20" (Stock)
Rear: 21" (Stock)

So you are probably fine for the front stock height and your rear leaf springs are most likely flat / sagged down. (know fault with Frontier leaf springs that are a couple / few years old)
Curious where those numbers come from. Do they apply to all 4WD's? I just measured my brand new Pro-4X and came up with 21" front and rear.
 

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