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Really looking forward to this build. My trade is mechanic and have really specialized in Performance cars namely Mustangs. First personal truck build but have had a few Jeeps in past. Was difficult to find a low mileage Nismo but ended up finding one at a dealer with 64k on it and clean title, one owner vehicle. All stock at time of purchase besides bed cover and K&N Drop in filter. Enjoy the progress!
Stay Blessed,
Evan



Username: SoulArmored

Year: 2007
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Trim: Nismo 4x4
Color: K27 Gray Metallic



SUSPENSION

Nisstec MK84 Extended Travel Coilovers #N-MK84-CO
650LB Eibach Springs
SPC Adjustable Upper Control Arms #25540
Moog Lower Control Arms #RK620371 #RK620372
ProComp Camber Bolts
Modified Coil Bucket
Pro Comp Shackles
Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

16x8.5 Bully Pro
Polished Stainless Hub Ring Hardware
265/75/16 BFG K02 Tires
Gorilla Black Tuner Lug Nuts #GL-21128BC
Stoptech Slotted Rotors
EBC Yellowstuff Pads #DP41747R
EBC Dot4 Brake Fluid #EBC-4

ENGINE

K&N Filter #33-2286
XTP IMS
BullyDog GT Tuner #40417
Odyssey Battery #35-PC1400T

EXHAUST

Custom 2.5" X Pipe
Borla ProXS Muffler #40438
Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator #1141
Tailpipe Delete

DRIVETRAIN

AMSOIL Fluids
Transmission Radiator Bypass
Titan Aluminum Finned Diff Cover #2016951
AN Stainless Extended Differential Breather


INTERIOR

3M FX Premium Tint
Gentex Mirror (AutoDim / Compass) #GNTX-455
Power Sunroof
Rockford Fosgate Premium Sound
 

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The dealer I bought from was replacing the timing chains/guides which took a few weeks. I took this time collecting some parts. First was replacing some of the worn suspension components and coating the undercarriage for preventative measures. Degreased and pressure washed.
 

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Nisstec Extended Travel Coilovers 650lb Springs, SPC Adjustable Uppers, Modified Coil Bucket, Swaybar Delete and some Stoptech Rotors and EBC Yellow pads all installed. I replaced all the control arm bolts while I was in there as well. Install was very straight forward with little issue.
 

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Nice truck .... looking forward to watching this build
 

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Flushed The brake system out with EBC Dot4 Fluid. Hoping this helps a slightly soft pedal feel I'm having though I do know my rear rotors are severely glazed over and need replacing.
Dry Boiling Point: 514F


--Brake Pedal Update--

After a complete flush of the fluid my brake pedal feels much firmer with less play before bite. I didn't seem to get much air out but did see some dirty fluid and it being now 10 years old it was definitely due!

Stoptech/EBC Review:

After putting roughly 3k miles on this brake setup overall I am very pleased with it. Pedal feel and modulation is significantly better than factory brakes. My stock brakes while having had good pad life left the rotors were grooved and glazed over and braking was really poor. I did drive a few essentially new Frontiers though before settling on mine and this is still a noticeable improvement over them. I have not yet towed anything with them and that will be the true test. Overall I would definitely recommend if brakes are on your to-do list!
 

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That's a clean platform to start with! What did you use to coat the undercarriage? I'm looking into having mine done but would consider a DIY if it's not a huge pain in the arse.
 

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That's a clean platform to start with! What did you use to coat the undercarriage? I'm looking into having mine done but would consider a DIY if it's not a huge pain in the arse.
I use Rust-Oleum Bedliner Spray. It goes on much nicer than actual undercoating does and I find it to be just as durable. It leaves a slight textured feel too and I think it looks cleaner as well. The job itself is fairly straightforward but time consuming. I soaked undercarriage with Dawn and then pressure cleaned. I removed the suspension as was replacing anyways but otherwise you will want to mask off. I dropped spare tire and removed skids as well to cover as much as possible. I used one case of 12 cans which cost less than $100. Hope that helps!
 

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Looking good
 

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Next Mod/Service is replacing both lower control arms with Moog Units. Also installing ProComp Camber bolts so between these and the Adjustable Uppers I should really be able to dial in alignment!


Moog Control Arm Review:

These fit just like a factory control arm with no modifications at all for install. Bushings felt very stiff as I have noticed in past with several other Moog components that the bushings seem to be of more stronger material than just rubber but not quite poly. Ball joint boot was thicker than the factory ball joint as well but no grease fitting which would have been nice. Finish seems durable enough and are powdercoated.
 

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OMG You could eat off that undercarriage I am seriously considering finding where you live and switch them while your sleeping jk but that is a nice find 10yrs with 64k mine was 2yrs n had 13K+ and looked nothing like that lol

BTW congrats on your new ride
 

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Thank you! It didn't look like that when I bought it but a weekends work apparently paid off! Truck overall is very clean but definitely has it's imperfections which I'll be working on and showing the process along the way...
 

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One of the flaws on my truck when I got it was the mirror was discolored and hazed so it needed replacing. So what a better time to upgrade than this.
I used the Gentex GNTX-455 auto dimming with compass. It was a little bit of a search to find one that would match my factory backlight as most of these are green LED but this one is perfect match. Wiring was easy as I have a sunroof so just tapped into that and used the sunroof frame bolt as ground.
 

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AC Compressor Noise / Solution:

At Idle my compressor would make a noise only when engaged. It would also slip a little that I could visibly see when engaging. As soon as I tapped gas it would go away whether engaged or disengaged. While I was doing belt and tensioner I removed the clutch off compressor and cleaned as it was very dirty. Used a soft disk on my air polisher to clean as well as brake clean and air. I also removed a spacer which is how you set the engagement tolerance. Removing one of the spacers allowed for tighter tolerance and a quick engagement/disengagement of the clutch. No more noise no more slip! Only took about 30min to do everything.
 
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