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I have a 2001 crew cab desert runner frontier and want a bigger lift on my truck. i know i can crank the torsion bars on the front but for the back i was going to put blocks until i learned that the leaf springs are on the bottom of my axle. how hard would it be to put the leaf springs on top of my axle if its even possible?
 

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http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f46/2000-frontier-lift-54794/ Thanks for making your own thread though! ^^

You will end up with an easy 4-5" of lift in the rear by maintaining your current leaf springs and going SOA. So stinkbug stance with the bonus of additional axle wrap and maybe even some negative caster because your wont be able to get 5" of lift from new UCAs and T-bars.
 

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its a lot of work, you can just run an add a leaf to give you some lift or a shackle
 

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i have some SLR 1" shackles if you want
 

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if i cranked the torsion bars up all the way on stock UCAs how much would i get? and how much you want for the shackels?
 

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I dunno, like $40 + shipping? need the sleeves tho
 

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sleeve

the metal sleeve over the bolt. One on each shackle for a total of 2 calmini-nissan-hardbody-2wd-shackles.jpg
 

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The Calmini Shackels I had on my truck didn't have any sleeves, well unless they were already in there
 

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I don't think you need them but I made my own out of pipe from a plumbing supply store for $5.
 

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being smart for only a coulpe of bucks
 

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I think it would look good with 1" in the rear and 1.5"-2" in the front. Would be closer to level and have a nicer stance.
I am running the 1.5" SLR shackles in the rear and I luv em
 

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shackles are a good idea, I would stay away from blocks (even if you can't use them with the spring under the axle) they are know for increasing axle wrap. If you want more then 1.5" in the back do an AAL plus shackles.
 

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alright thanks. if i wanted to get new UCA's which ones should i get? i looked at calimini and all i saw were ones the were used with a 3 inch suspension lift.
 

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I had the Calmini ones, the ones used in the suspension lift. You can buy them and only them. I would recommend them without question they are serious and mean only business, practically bulletproof (made from plate steel and seriously weigh 10lbs a piece). Now you can buy tubular UCAs for about half the price but they are not as strong.
 

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Why do you say tube is not as strong?
 

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Am I way off?
 

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No. Its hard to compare yield strength tubing to plate and it comes down to how its used. I think its safe to assume that these UCAs see much more stress that those of a 3" lift we use on 1st gens and I think its very likely you may break something else before they go.
 

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No. Its hard to compare yield strength tubing to plate and it comes down to how its used. I think its safe to assume that these UCAs see much more stress that those of a 3" lift we use on 1st gens and I think its very likely you may break something else before they go.
I have never heard of a UCA brake come to think of it, but have heard the two be compared
 

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Yeah I would still jump my truck when it was stock and tore a lower BJ out once and no damage to UCAs... Plate and tube compared or plate arms and tube arms compared?
 
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