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So I currently have installed the nisstec OME lift, with dakar leafs, and HD coil overs, as I plan on a roof top tent this provided roughly 1.5 front, 2.5 rear. Well the HD OMEs are great, but don't give me even lift in the front. Has a very wedge look right now. Even threw 200lbs in the back to simulate the tent, and it still wedges down in the front. Now I ordered 2inch spacers for the front to bolt onto the coil overs, and understand I'll also need adjustable camber bolts, to allow for proper alignment. My question is, is this ill advised? Roughly 3.5 inches of lift? What are some issues I'll have? I understand adjustable UCAs are preferred, but I don't have the 5-600 dollars it would cost for those right now. Will cam bolts work for now without too much worry? I don't want to lift it any more than that for sure, and I really don't want to take a leaf out of the rear. Any and all advice welcome! Thanks in advance for the replies.

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Oy, cancel that order!

You wouldn't have any down travel left after you install those!

Without UCAs the max you want to go is about 2.5" total to have it function even remotely acceptable off road. Even with UCAs about 3" at stock width is about the max.

If you must go higher, order some .5"-1" spacers. Last I checked PRG is the only one that has these smaller sizes. The 1" spacer will require you to press in longer studs in the top hats for you to use them.
 

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Oy, cancel that order!

You wouldn't have any down travel left after you install those!

Without UCAs the max you want to go is about 2.5" total to have it function even remotely acceptable off road. Even with UCAs about 3" at stock width is about the max.

If you must go higher, order some .5"-1" spacers. Last I checked PRG is the only one that has these smaller sizes. The 1" spacer will require you to press in longer studs in the top hats you use them.
Might have to order those prg 1" spacers then.

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Yea, me too. But the alignment with the 1.5" was fine

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Some good advice from Glamisdude.
Ok just to make sure I am guessing your are talking about these:
Old Man Emu Front Lift W/ Shocks '05+ Frontier & Xterra - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

If you dont plan on getting some SPC upper control arms any time soon go with what Glamisdude said.
But you will be getting coil bucket contact = your stock upper control arm will be banging on your coil bucket.
If you can jack up the front of your truck with a floor jack and just take a look and see how close the UCA is to the coil bucket right now with the suspension at full droop.
Now add a 1/2 inch or 1 inch to that = you will be getting coil bucket contact even more than right now.

I am just thinking out loud here and I could be wrong but with the front OME coilover/struts/shocks I dont think the 3 stubs/bolts on top of the OME coilover will be long enough to put a 1/2" or 1" spacer = you wont have enough thread on top to screw the nuts on top of the 3 studs ?
You might have to have the front OME coilover disassembled and have Qty 3 longer studs pressed in ?


If I where you I would wait (leave as is) , save your money up and get the SPC upper control arms and do an 1.5 inch coil spacer lift from PRG that does not require the 3 longer studs/bolts to equal 3" total lift which is the perfect amount of lift.
Look at the difference between these three coil spacer lifts .... see the 1.5" one has 6 holes and three of the holes have studs built in.
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Or you could do what I did numerous times and call Nisstec on the telephone they are always extremely helpful or if you can get lucky and get PRG Greg on the phone he can help you to.
 
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Yea, it looks like I'll leave as is, and save up for UCAs.

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After doing some research, I would rather wait and do it right.

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After thinking about it your three studs on top of the OME coilover might be long enough for the 1/2" spacer.....
I bet if you called Nisstec they would know for sure.

Edit: or just take a look at your three bolts/studs sticking out on top of your coil bucket and see how much extra space/threads you have past the top of the nut ....the 1/2" coil spacer is only about 1/4" thick , so if you have a more than a 1/4" of threads sticking up above the nuts on your 3 studs you should able to do a 1/2" coil spacer.

The 1/2 " spacers are only $34.00 and that would equal 2" total lift and you would not get that much coil bucket contact.
And that would get rid of some of that "wedge look" untill you get the 1.5" spacers and SPC UCA's.
 
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With only 2" of lift my front camber is still \ / after the cam bolts. I rotate the tires every 3k to make sure everything wears good till I can swallow the $450 SPC UCA pill.
 

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With only 2" of lift my front camber is still \ / after the cam bolts. I rotate the tires every 3k to make sure everything wears good till I can swallow the $450 SPC UCA pill.
Which UCAs are you looking at

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SPC. I like the idea of the sealed ball joint. They've been on my list for a long time though.
 
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