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I am new, but wanted to say great site. I was about to buy a new Titan, but couldn't do it becasue I like my Frontier. The problem this past year was I could not get to some places becasue of the the crappy tires. I would like to lift it and get larger tires. SO I would appreciate any input.

Currently looking at the Calmini suspension lift (3 in)
Not settled on tires yet but somewhere around 31.5 to 32
My current rims are the stock 17 inch, will I need to get new rims for the larger tres?

What are your thoughts? IS Clmini good? Any other oprions?

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jdcjac
 

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jdcjac, i have an 02' fronty and been looking at lifts for awhile. i have a list of lift kits on the exterior mods index, go to the "wheels" these lifts are for the 2x4 so the prices might differ from the 4x4 prices.
 

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Calmini lifts are pretty good. If you want to keep the 17 inch you could try these tire sizes

Nitto Terra Grapper
265/70/17 = 31.5 inches
295/70/15 = 33.0 inches
 

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cheap 2+ inches

I got a little over 2 inches in the back by adding an overload leaf in the rear and cranking up some Calmini torsion bars in the front. Front gained about 2 inches. It levelled it out nice on my 01 CC. Don't forget to get it aligned. I run stock sized 265/70/16 BFG AT KOs. I can get through pretty much anything on the farm with these tires.
 

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did you do your lift yet? i have the same truck and wanted to do the calmini lift. let me know what you learned.
 

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There is a guy on this site with the Calmini and hes very happy with it.... There are some options on http://www.4x4parts.com that are very good as well... I have a 99 with rear lift shackles and just cranked my front T-bars and am running 32x11.50 BFG AT's
 

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I talked to Greg over at PreRunners.com and has said stay away from calmini lifts. He also said Fab tech is coming out with a lift on the first, so that would be the one to get and its only going to be around 1200 bucks...

I also was going to get the calmini lift, however after talking to Greg, it seems there is much better coming out, so i am going to hold off a bit to see what fab tech comes out with.
 

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jdcjac said:
I am new, but wanted to say great site. I was about to buy a new Titan, but couldn't do it becasue I like my Frontier. The problem this past year was I could not get to some places becasue of the the crappy tires. I would like to lift it and get larger tires. SO I would appreciate any input.

Currently looking at the Calmini suspension lift (3 in)
Not settled on tires yet but somewhere around 31.5 to 32
My current rims are the stock 17 inch, will I need to get new rims for the larger tres?

What are your thoughts? IS Clmini good? Any other oprions?

Thanks,
jdcjac
were do you wheel? How do you wheel? 4x4 or 4x2? You didn’t say it but from tire size I’m assuming your 1st gen so 98 to 04..

you got allot of option on the 1st gen.. from high end to low end. From SAS to Long travel what you do with should help you decided what you want.



If you beach, dune or trail running you might want to look at a long travel Kit.. for that I would say Total Chaos..

4x2
http://www.chaosfab.com/4x2frontier.html
4x4
http://www.chaosfab.com/xterra.html


If you hard core rock crawling or trails then you want to do a SAS

http://www.purenissan.com/solid_axle_swap1.htm

there are a few companies coming out with new SS kits for the 1st gen that will be better,

for your basic Lift AC has a list of them

http://www.4x4parts.com/public_html/shop/index.php3?page=shop/browse&category_id=1fe8e5be6c1e0353b5075873bbe04302&ps_session=ac71c27acb5d27176f4a87ca08c1bc5d

or there is the Calmini one you already had
 

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I just ordered a 3" Calmini lift and steering kit. I'll post pics and let you know how it went in. i should have it just after X-mas.
 

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calmini lifts are nice. for the price....i think the AC lift on 4x4parts.com is a better choice. if you do a suspension lift you are also gonna want to upgrade the stock steering. mainly a HD centerlink and idler arm brace. this is a must with a suspension lift!

no...you don't need to get new rims for the tire sizes you listed.

another option is a body lift. it's more work to install, but it's cheaper and you can keep the stock steering. a 2" and 3"bl are available. the 2" is a little less work than the 3". i have the 3" and i was able to run 33x12.50-15 tires with just that lift. body lifts are on 4x4parts.com also.

if you do get the lift...and want to keep the stock rims...i would look at a 32x11.50 size tire.

later.
 
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