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I'm in the process of "restoring" an 02 frontier which needs a fair amount of work. I have done a lot of actual upkeep that was much needed, and now I am transitioning to the suspension.

I ordered some control arm from calmini, about 3 weeks ago, and long story short, I decided to cancel. The reason why I decided to go with them was pretty obvious, not much aftermarket support for these trucks, other than the rancho UCAs. They have failed to deliver, and now I am looking for a different solution.

I came across, these
4x4 Parts - Frontier Front Lift with Idler Arm Brace SPAC91107 - Your #1 Source for Nissan Aftermarket Parts! , they have no brand name so I couldn't really look them up, but it says they fit.

Now, my question is, has anyone used or seen this arms? if so, do they work the same as the calmini?

The reason why I ask is because I read through metalaliens build thread, and found this very interesting piece of information

For those who don't know, the new control arm is a hair shorter than stock which allows it to ride a bit higher (and correct camber). That's the reason you can get a full 3 inches or more. I was curious how that was going to work! Before I installed the arm I was riding on top of the bump stop just to get 2ish inches. After I installed the arm I had a lot of room between the arm and the bump stop so now I can crank the torsion bars some more.
Which matches other information I read about these arms, stating they allow more distance between the bumpstops and the arms allowing the torsion bars to be cranked higher.

the UCAs in question, the ones from the link, claim to be longer arms, which prompted the question, do they work the same as the rancho and calmini arms?

I sent them an email asking as well, so I will update with any info I get
 

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so, quick update, per their webiste

"Lower the vehicle and check the ride height. You will need to re-index the torsion bars as per instructions attached. An approximate ride height setting is when the upper a-arm metal stop is no less than 1/2"- and no more than 3/4" away from the rubber bump stop located on the frame. Adjust torsion bars to this setting."

so... it looks like it's the same process.

I'd still like to know if any 1st gen owners have dealt with these arms, maybe they are one of the older ones that were offered
 
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