Nissan Frontier Forum banner
1 - 20 of 58 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
98 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Let me go on record as saying if you lower a truck, it ceases to be a truck. It's an El Camino, or a car with a bed. That's my own opinion though.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
Each to his own opinion. Not too long ago, what we called "River Rockets". Dually Chevy trucks, crew cabs, slammed. Built motors that use to tow their bass boats, ski boats, drag boats to the Colorado river. Hauled ***! Carried all the camping gear, too.
More than any Frontier could do.
Bad *** trucks and I hate Chevys.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
1
 

Attachments

  • Like
Reactions: busemans

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,139 Posts
Not my taste in vehicles.

This seems kind of dumb to me:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,458 Posts
If you meant to post a poll, is isn't viewable on my device.

Several years ago, I would have said "No." Now I'd say "Sure, why not?" The more life experience I have, the less judgmental I find I'm getting. I personally wouldn't lower my own truck, but if it floats someone else's boat, I say go for it. As long as you aren't hurting anyone else, do what makes you happy. I'm sure there are people out there who think I shouldn't have lifted my truck, or all the decals in the back window are dumb, or I should have bought a Jeep if I wanted to off road because trucks are for hauling, or I should keep the paint and body in better condition. But you know what, it's my truck and I do what I want with it. Want to lower your pickup? Knock yourself out.

Am I doing this voting thing wrong? :laugh:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
It's a case by case basis. Those dually trucks ARE badass. If someone takes a 4x4 truck and modifies it to be 2 wheel drive just so they can put airbags on it... that just makes me sad. On the other end tho... you take a single cab 2wd Nissan Hardbody pickup and lower it I'm okay with it, clean truck IMO.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,169 Posts
i would never lower my truck.

idgaf how others destroy their **** until they start asking really stupid questions and want help.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
So true.
The "River Rockets" were built for one purpose. High speed towing.
Fished the Colorado with a friend.
Towed his 21 ft Cajun bass boat with his lowered Suburban. Tracked straight even in high winds with the lower profile.

Wish my Frontier could be lower than it is now. I want a lower CoG.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,880 Posts
Honestly, I feel like it takes a lot of work to lower a truck properly. Even more so on these trucks because there is pretty much zero aftermarket support for that direction. Would I do it myself? No, probably not. But I do appreciate the work put into a quality lowering job. I'm not talking chopped springs and pulled leafs.... I mean proper work like C notched frame, linked rear on bags and custom spindles. I'd venture to say that a quality lowering job can be just as challenging as a SAS or linked pre runner build.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
98 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Is it ok to lower a truck?
About as OK as making a useless poll thread that doesn't have a poll.
Thanks for your comment. Do you feel better now? Empowered? There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others. I hope you feel like it added a couple of inches for you because apparently you need them. But that's ok. A lot of people have that problem. I don't but it sounds like you do.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,379 Posts
Let me go on record as saying if you lower a truck, it ceases to be a truck. It's an El Camino, or a car with a bed.
If the lowering impacts a truck's usefulness (IE cargo/payload capacity), then I agree. Worth noting that trucks have gotten taller over the last couple decades and that can also impact usefulness. Truck bed/tailgate height for loading/unloading and reach-over at the bedsides affects functionality as well.

After using a Ram 2500 loaner in June '16 for a couple weeks...well, it was eye-opening just how HUGE that thing was. No thanks.
 

·
Rogue Admin
2007 LE 4x4 Crew Cab Long Box
Joined
·
14,113 Posts
Lowering isn't my taste, but as others have mentioned, I respect the work some people put into lowering their tow rigs properly. Lowered duallies are popular here, as well, and they always catch my eye and I wonder how they ride - been in one that was air bagged properly and it drove like a Cadillac while towing a huge boat.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
After using a Ram 2500 loaner in June '16 for a couple weeks...well, it was eye-opening just how HUGE that thing was. No thanks.
When I got out of the service(1972) I needed a truck. Went to checkout the Toyota and Datsuns. After driving "deuce and a halfs" and five tons, they seemed so tiny! Just the opposite. Ended up building a 56 Chevy panel.
Owned 6 trucks since then. The Nissan is the only small truck I ever owned and it still feels tiny to me.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
98 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Lowering isn't my taste, but as others have mentioned, I respect the work some people put into lowering their tow rigs properly. Lowered duallies are popular here, as well, and they always catch my eye and I wonder how they ride - been in one that was air bagged properly and it drove like a Cadillac while towing a huge boat.
Ok, ok. Now I'm torn. Do I give a little? You know the devil on one shoulder and angel on the other? I think I have stupid man pride vs sensibility. Ok, you wanna give me 2wd dually I'll accept it as Martin Riggs tearing down a cliffside house with his rig. It's a movie but cool none the less. I guess I question what certain vehicles are built for. Reminds me of a "The Departed" quote...do you want to appear to be a cop or do you want to shove a 'dude's' head through a plate glass window. Ridgeline...what is it? Is that a truck just because it has a bed? El Camino/Ranchero, huh? I was behind a 2wd Ranger today that was trying to race me. He beat me in turns because I have a 4wd lifted truck and I know those things handle like cars. So is it really a truck because it handles like a car? But anyway, if you lower it and put a coyote in it, it's gonna be a beast. But it's not the same as an F150 nor Mustang with the same motor. So what is it?

I've been in a full size Dodge with a hemi pulling a 21' boat and couldn't tell it was there either. He only had a leveling kit though.

Anyway, if you Google Image lifted honda ridgeline you'll see some goofy looking stuff.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,729 Posts
1 - 20 of 58 Posts
Top