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I bought my 2wd 6 speed King cab new back in 07. I've loved every minute of her, super reliable, minimal electronics and a manual. I got the bug to buy but the more I looked the more no one sells anything I'd be interested in. So here we are.

I stripped the cabin and removed the factory dampener (I do not recommend removing the factory dampener just lay CLD around what is there)
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Not Pictured: I laid high quality CLD down
Next Laid down CCF and MLV and ran new speaker wires to the horn locations and door speakers. PRG short throw shifter installed as well
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Not Pictured: I cut the mount for the jack off the back wall
I made solid waterproof speaker adapters for 8's
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I made removable access hole covers from ABS to help with midbass
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The access covers and speaker adapters installed and clearing the door frame, window, and door panel

Drilled out factory rails on both Frontier and 370z seats to install 370 seats
Center dash converted to newer dash as well. Leather wrapping seats in the future to match the paint swap coming
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Custom Radflo's which are OE height and adjust to 1" down
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Fresh install after 2" Drop Spindles, CJD chromoly LCAs, new hubs, OE UCA, Radflos, Delrin and poly rack bushings, poly sway bar bushings.
Do Not order prothane bushings for the sway bar. They are of inferior design. I have Nolathane now I'll be installing when I regain use of my hand
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The rear I'm letting a local axle shop do. Trutrack, dropping from 3.53 to 3.13 gears, new seals, etc, rear axle flip kit, shorter Bilsteins, Helwig rear sway bar and Deaver AAL.


I still have to build my enclosure and amp rack. I've gone overboard on my audio. I guess you can say I'm a sucker for hand made in America components.
 

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These are just parts acquired at the moment
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J's high output alternator
Electric Fan setup
JWT Camshafts and springs
PD102 intake manifold
 
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20" Wheels right after Black Chrome treatment. They honestly werent my first choice but I needed a spoke design conducive to clearing the massive Akebono calipers
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Much more to come and I'm sure I'm forgetting something already
 

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Awesome job so far! Glad to know the seat swap is pretty straight forward.

Can't wait to see more updates:cool:
 

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DANG! Really curious about going to a 3.13 from your 3.54? What size tires are you planning on running?
 
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DANG! Really curious about going to a 3.13 from your 3.54? What size tires are you planning on running?
Same overall diameter as basically stock to a smidge smaller. Currently its on 285/50/20 but that will be changing probably but I haven't decided to what exactly. With reverse being so tall, first being so short and stock it pulls 2400rpm at 80 in 6th I'm hoping it'll be a little more usable overall.
 

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Same overall diameter as basically stock to a smidge smaller. Currently its on 285/50/20 but that will be changing probably but I haven't decided to what exactly. With reverse being so tall, first being so short and stock it pulls 2400rpm at 80 in 6th I'm hoping it'll be a little more usable overall.
What ~RPMs at 80mph w/ the new ratio?
Our TALL reverse ratio is a Nissan factory-spec miss for sure.
I've read other saying they thought first was a bit of a granny/stump-puller gear as well, but I don't share that opinion. Seems like a decent-enough close ratio unit, imho.

VERY interested in your final product for sure!!
 
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What ~RPMs at 80mph w/ the new ratio?
Our TALL reverse ratio is a Nissan factory-spec miss for sure.
I've read other saying they thought first was a bit of a granny/stump-puller gear as well, but I don't share that opinion. Seems like a decent-enough close ratio unit, imho.

VERY interested in your final product for sure!!
With the new ratio the calculator puts it at just shy of 2100, which I feel is correct. I am undecided on running a slimmer tire, but I did punch my proposed 255/45/20 in the calculator and saw nearly 3k at 80 Ive only driven it briefly because I've had to take it back for driveline vibration. Who would have thought 2300 dollars at THE axle shop of the area equals new found vibrations?!?
 

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Anyone changing axle ratios is a hero of mine, fwiw.
So, even w/ the 3.13 and the shorter 255/45-20s you'd be elevated to 3k at 80mph? Was this simple ratio math or done from scratch w/ pi included? Pretty sure I've seen/performed shorthand errors - unless starting from scratch & using pi. No disrespect intended. :unsure:
 

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Anyone changing axle ratios is a hero of mine, fwiw.
So, even w/ the 3.13 and the shorter 255/45-20s you'd be elevated to 3k at 80mph? Was this simple ratio math or done from scratch w/ pi included? Pretty sure I've seen/performed shorthand errors - unless starting from scratch & using pi. No disrespect intended. :unsure:
No no, that was on the stock 3.53. Tremec has a calculator that keeps me from pulling pi out thankfully
 
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