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Username: MasterDunn5
Year: 2014
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Trim: SV 4x4 CrewCab
Color: Night Armour (Grey)

Mods

Interior
  • Front Door Molle's
Exterior
  • Bullbar & Tailight Guards
  • In Channel Rain Guards & Hood Bug Deflector
  • LED Brake & Reverse Bulbs
  • Retrofitted Headlights (865 Retrofits)
Drivetrain
  • N/A
Suspension & Tires
  • 18in SL Factory Rims on Duratracs
Armor
  • N/A (Plans for full Aluminum Skids & WhiteKnuckle Sliders)
Performance
  • N/A (Plans for Nismo Intake & Exhaust)
Gear and Other
  • N/A
In Progress
  • Bilstein 6112s, 5125, and AllDogs leaf pack


This truck is my Daily Driver so I do not plan on doing anything crazy with it. This will also be a slow process between cost and work. I plan on doing just some Mild Offroading and playing in the Mud. Just want my truck to be capable and protected if needed. Looking awesome and sounding good will just be an affect of it all. Any Advice and help is much appreciated and I will be using the site for most of my questions and searching for things others have done.

How it looks as of now

2014 Nissan Frontier Update SL Rims.jpg
 

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Nice !!
Love the 18" SL rims.

Be careful $$$$$$$$$$ ....it all starts with a mild lift.

I hate to be negative, but you might want to do some research/googling on the Rancho quicklift coilovers. I think there has been a couple people here on clubfrontier that had problems with them leaking after a short period of time.
I found the thread...it is from 2012 ...installed Rancho then leaking. Maybe Rancho adressed this?
Here is the thread....see page 2, scroll about 3/4 of the way down, the OP states leaking and replaced with Bilsteins:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/rancho-quicklift-installed-many-pics-81204/

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Here is a more current thread on thenewx.org with some positive and negative reviews on the Rancho's
Click here:
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/14-suspension-steering/202465-rancho-quicklift-bilstein-5100-a.html
 

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Nice !!
Love the 18" SL rims.

Be careful $$$$$$$$$$ ....it all starts with a mild lift.

I hate to be negative, but you might want to do some research/googling on the Rancho quicklift coilovers. I think there has been a couple people here on clubfrontier that had problems with them leaking after a short period of time.
I found the thread...it is from 2012 ...installed Rancho then leaking. Maybe Rancho adressed this?
Here is the thread....see page 2, scroll about 3/4 of the way down, the OP states leaking and replaced with Bilsteins:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/rancho-quicklift-installed-many-pics-81204/
Yeah I love the way the SL rims look and the fact they are 18s instead of 16s dont hurt either lol. Ive seen some threads on the Ranchos. My main thing was the fact that the Bils had to be installed into the shock and all my Mechanic friends at work said it could be really dangerous and a headache. Of course its a Chevy Dealer so those trucks could be worse than ours to install. You ever used the bils? Where they hard to install?
 

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I think you / your buddies are talking about a spring compressor ? I think you can rent a spring compressor for free from a NAPA or an O'Reilly's auto parts store and correct I have heard they are dangerous , you could also just bring the the bilsteins to a auto shop/garage and have them install the Bilstiens into your coil springs with a big commercial spring compressor for a small fee.
There is a very large/long thread here on CL on the Bilsteins....might be in the "Mods Technical discussion" "Suspension" here on CL...I couldnt find it...

Hard to install ?
I was just a shade tree mechanic, changed my oil, brake jobs.
I could not afford to pay $75.00 - $100.00 an hour to for a garage to work on my truck so I read a lot of peoples build threads here on clubfrontier, took inspiration from X mods and Nomad 13's build thread and bought a Sears tool kit and floor jack and jack stands and did all the work myself.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f103/x_mods-truck-75878/

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f103/nomad-s-next-generation-113473/

My build thread link is in my signature...
or here:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f103/mncarl-2012-pro-4x-moose-228865/

It was very daunting at first, but once you start digging in I found it to be fun and challenging.
 

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Yeah the spring compressor is what I as talking about. Couldn't think of the name. And I'm really new to the whole mechanic thing but Im really interested in learning. I emailed Rancho about there quicklift struts leaking, i will let yall know what they say when I get a reply but if they haven't been fixed I will go with the Bils and take a chance on the Spring Compressor lol. Thanks for your input :)
 

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Yeah the spring compressor is what I as talking about. Couldn't think of the name. And I'm really new to the whole mechanic thing but Im really interested in learning. I emailed Rancho about there quicklift struts leaking, i will let yall know what they say when I get a reply but if they haven't been fixed I will go with the Bils and take a chance on the Spring Compressor lol. Thanks for your input
Using a spring compressor at home isn't a big deal. My son and I have changed out the springs on his ford focus several times. He rally races his car and changes suspension for different races.
Spring compressor cost him about $35.
 

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X2 on the spring compressor at home. Just take your time, pay attention and DON'T use an impact gun on the compressor bolts. I'm sure most of the horror stories you hear are people who do not lube the threads of the compressor and go crazy with the impact.
 

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For as often as my son changes out his suspension, I wish he would just buy a pneumatic compressor. He's probably waiting for me to buy one. I have the air tools and compressor to run them. Not happening!
 

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X2 on the spring compressor at home. Just take your time, pay attention and DON'T use an impact gun on the compressor bolts. I'm sure most of the horror stories you hear are people who do not lube the threads of the compressor and go crazy with the impact.
For as often as my son changes out his suspension, I wish he would just buy a pneumatic compressor. He's probably waiting for me to buy one. I have the air tools and compressor to run them. Not happening!
I will have to look into it, Thanks for the input guys. On another note I heard back from Rancho and they basically said that the struts hadn't failed prematurely on enough reported cases for them to deem it an issue. So it looks like the bils are my best bet.
 

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Bought and Installed the Front Heps Design Panels for my doors. Gotta say install was super easy and getting my door panels off was a breeze. And they look sooooooo awesome, love the look of these. Also showing my Nisstec love with the free sticker they sent.
 

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So at 38,XXX miles I finally did the rear diff breather mod. I don't have any pics but its not much new from everyone else. I did use 1st Gen Titan (Supposedly) part # 38323 - C601A to replace the existing piece on the axle. I then ran the hose from it to a fuel filter and then to a Toyota Breather like what Raine used on here. The only difference being I still ran my hose behind the taillight for extra protection. Ive checked it the past couple days and all seems good. If i had to do the Breather Mod again though, I would order Nisstec's Kit (It was a hassle getting all the parts together). I also did the Melt mod on my front fender liners. I had slight rubbing with my 18s and it seems to be gone now. Been a productive week I think :)
 

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So after a year being inactive I have an update. We bought a house and had to renovate a little and I wanted to wait to put my computer up till we got the basement finished but we have hit a few bumps in that road so i decided to put it in our spare room for now lol. Anyways on to the truck. I haven't done much to it but some cosmetic changes. Retrofitted headlights made by Grayson Terry @ 865 Retrofits, a local guy to me who does good work if anyone needs headlights and wont charge an arm and leg. I have also started the process of de-chroming the truck. Had my grille painted to match the truck and just recently had my mirrors and door handles painted gloss black. I also bought the Midnight Edition lettering for the tailgate of the truck. All in all its coming along but imma have to wait till its paid off to start lifting and adding bumpers and other big money items.
 

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Well with the truck finally getting paid off I had some time to sit down and decide how I actually wanted to move forward with my truck. I have ordered a lift from AllDogsOffroad (Alldogs Offroad Coop). I would highly reccomend these guys, they have been nothing but helpful and nice throughout the whole ordering process. I will be running Bilstein 6112s with a heavier duty coil to accommodate a Steel bumper and winch and Bilstein 5125s in the rear with AllDogs own branded performance leaf pack. I am very excited and will have pictures after everything arrives and is installed.
 

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Well with the truck finally getting paid off I had some time to sit down and decide how I actually wanted to move forward with my truck. I have ordered a lift from AllDogsOffroad (Alldogs Offroad Coop). I would highly reccomend these guys, they have been nothing but helpful and nice throughout the whole ordering process. I will be running Bilstein 6112s with a heavier duty coil to accommodate a Steel bumper and winch and Bilstein 5125s in the rear with AllDogs own branded performance leaf pack. I am very excited and will have pictures after everything arrives and is installed.
Uh oh, it's about to get real! Excited to see the results. Those headlights are real fierce, if the AZ sun beats on mine fast enough I may be asking for some contact info for who made those. I know you can de-cloud headlights but I'm using it as an excuse to get rid of the stock ones once it happens :D
 

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Uh oh, it's about to get real! Excited to see the results. Those headlights are real fierce, if the AZ sun beats on mine fast enough I may be asking for some contact info for who made those. I know you can de-cloud headlights but I'm using it as an excuse to get rid of the stock ones once it happens :D
Thanks! Just let me know and ill dig out the guys info. Hes pretty reasonable and has some crazy options like demon eyes and lens etching.
 
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