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This is my first "truck" after owning various versions of Xterra's since 2005. So far I've been very happy with my Frontier selection.

Username: sheaD44
Year: 2016
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Trim: SV - Crew Cab 4x4
Color: Black

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Interior & Accessories:
Cutequeen White Interior LED's map & dome lights



Suspension:
Basic spacer lift for 2.5" of lift in the front
PRG single AAL for 1.5" of lift in the rear
OEM Nissan Adjustable Camber Bolts


Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
MB TKO wheels - 16" with -12 offset
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Size 265/75/16


Exterior:
Blacked out rear bumper - plastidip with glossifier

Mods in Process: Things I want to complete in the immediate future
Black out front Grille
De-badge or plasti dip rear emblems
LED reverse lights, 3rd brake light
LED's in truck bed
LED light bar for front
slight tint to front windows (NC has pretty strict tint laws)

How she currently sits

 

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Welcome to the "Truck Side" .....
Edit: And that looks like quite an extensive array of disk golf disks in the bag.
 

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Yessir. I'm pretty big into disc golf. Although not as big as I used to be. I used to play quite a few tournaments a year but now mostly only play local and casual rounds. I have about another 40 discs next to this bag and just sold 100 discs that basically paid for all of my parts for the lift on the truck.
 

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Zuca DG cart FTW!
 

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Welcome to the "Truck Side" .....
Edit: And that looks like quite an extensive array of disk golf disks in the bag.
Here is my rack of discs. This thing was full before I purchased the Frontier. Most of the ones I never throw were sold to buy parts for the truck.

 

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Where I'm heading with this truck.

I live about 5 blocks from the ocean on the East Coast of NC so pretty much all of my off-roading will be in beach sand. My overall goal is something with clean lines and some extra accessories for camping and hanging in the beach sun.

For the lift, I went with a basic spacer and single AAL. This will do for now but is not my long term plan. Within the next two years I plan on doing something like the PRG advanced coil over kit. My current lift is basically a quick solution to gain some lift and fit the MB TKO's and Duratracs.
 

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Looks good, how does the spacer ride feel, everything else still stock right, get it from PRG directly?

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I love the way the truck sits and rides now. I feel like this height is how they should come from the factory and even the slight width i gained from the offset on the wheel makes the truck feel more "planted." The spacer is just some cheap one from ebay. The AAL in the rear is straight from PRG and I removed the overload. Overall very happy with the setup.
 

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nice, I may do that to mine, it is just so darn new, I just don't want to void my warranty
 

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nice, I may do that to mine, it is just so darn new, I just don't want to void my warranty
HA! Yeah I get that. I'd say just do it. You'll be happy with the results. The install is pretty easy too. The most difficult part for me was taking off the lower nut and bolt on the rear shocks. Those damn bolts are on there tight!! I tried almost everything on them. Air tools didn't work, soaking it in PB blaster for hours didn't work, breaker bar didn't work. Only thing I didn't try was heat. I finally had to take it to a friends shop that has more powerful tools than mine and he was able to get it loose no problem. Very demoralizing when I spent 4 hours trying to get it off and he got it loose in 2 minutes!! Other than that the install was smooth and easy and I was doing it by myself.
 

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lol, well I used to be a mechanic for over 20 years, and still have most of my tools at home including my Ingersol pneumatic and Snap-on stuff...lol

and a 20 gallon compressor, I just wonder will it change my ride too much?

is the highway driving wobbly?

does it drift much more on the highway?

it sure looks good though
 

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I'm not a big chrome guy, so I took some time over the weekend to black out the rear bumper. Good ol plasti dip with glossifier on top did the trick. Next up is the front grille. I've used plasti dip before on the front grilles of my Xterra's and was never really pleased with the results. So with the Frontier, I've decided that I am going to take it to a professional and have it painted. Hopefully I'll get that knocked out in the next couple of weeks. I'm still undecided on whether I am de-badging the rear or plasti dipping the chrome badges....








Family photo. Wife's maxima and my Frontier.

 

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I'm not a big chrome guy, so I took some time over the weekend to black out the rear bumper. Good ol plasti dip with glossifier on top did the trick. Next up is the front grille. I've used plasti dip before on the front grilles of my Xterra's and was never really pleased with the results. So with the Frontier, I've decided that I am going to take it to a professional and have it painted. Hopefully I'll get that knocked out in the next couple of weeks. I'm still undecided on whether I am de-badging the rear or plasti dipping the chrome badges....
On my last Frontier I debadged the rear. However, the Nissan logo on the tailgate has holes to fasten it though, so it was kinda ugly and I always regretted doing it...

This time I decided to PlastiDip them. Keeps the anti-chrome theme and makes it look more rugged. This way they still announce that I paid more for the Pro-4X package but not so flashy as chrome. It was one of the first things I did. I even got black lug nuts and turned the tires around so the white lettering doesn't show, only the black of the tire. The only chrome left is some small trim pieces in the cab. (Steering wheel, shifter, climate control and radio knobs...)

Pictures aren't that great but all my friends say it looks like it came from the factory that way. Can't even tell it's DIY.




I also did the front badge but I might use some spray bed liner because I know a rock will chip it at some point and the PlastiDip can't handle impact from rocks like that.

 
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