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Ok all here is just a quick review of the spacer lift kit I put on yesterday in case you guys are wondering about doing the same.
Installed Supreme Suspensions 2in Spacer Front, 2in Block Rear. I wanted to keep the same rake. I bought it on Amazon for I think $175 shipped.
Spacers are solid aluminum billet and blocks as well. Comes with heavy duty grade 8 U bolts for block bolts and standard hardware for spacers.
Install: Instructions that came with it suck, throw them away and watch the Rough Country 2.5 Spacer install video on Youtube. That will tell you everything you need walk you thru it. You don't need to disconnect the ABS line just take it off the brackets to give you slack and use a support jack under the lower control arm. Once you do one side, it takes longer to jack the truck up on the other side than the install itself. Front is super easy. Rear block install. Ok here is where I had a couple of hang ups with the lift parts themselves.
1: Longer U bolts are nice and thick, too thick for the holes in the stock saddle. I had to dremel out the holes a bit for the new bolts, not a big deal. worth it to have thicker stronger bolts
2: Nipple that locks into axle on the spacer block was too long by about an 1/8 of an inch and just bounced around. A quick cut with a dremel again had the block sitting flush and locked into the axle.
Widening the holes in the saddle and cutting the nipple on the blocks took longer than the install itself. Again really easy, word of caution, watch your brake lines as you jack the axle up and down and I had it stretched pretty good since I couldn't take it off the bracket, luckily no rips or busts.
Since I was only going 2in, I did not install camber bolts. Surprisingly my alignment is still good and my steering wheel is straight as well, like nothing changed.
On road feel. No change to ride at all. I have 4600s all around and there was no change to ride quality at all.
Off road feel. Again, no change besides I am sitting a couple of inches higher. I did not do much articulating but did enough and had zero coil bucket contact. No rattles or sounds from the suspension at all.
Overall. I am satisfied with the lift. For under 200 bucks you get a nice lift and its easy to install. Very easy if you have a helper. If you have a Dremel to cut and modify blocks and saddle then this is the kit for you. Hope this can help someone contemplating a simple lift.
 

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Nice write-up. You might want to still get your alignment checked, even if it "feels" the same your front end toe might be in the red and no one gets the rear axle exactly the same as it was before unbolting it LOL
 

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Yeah raine I think your right. The more I look at it and think about it, I am going to take it in to get an alignment done. At least right now I have pretty worn out BF Goody anyway. Fingers crossed I wont need cam bolts lol.
 

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I installed the same supreme suspension 2" spacer on my wife's Xterra and so far so good. Definitely looks better then he rough country spacer I used to have.
 

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Yeah raine I think your right. The more I look at it and think about it, I am going to take it in to get an alignment done. At least right now I have pretty worn out BF Goody anyway. Fingers crossed I wont need cam bolts lol.
Well toe is the most important setting on an alignment when it comes to tire wear, camber can be manageable with regular tire rotations... but toe can kill tires in a couple weeks if left out of spec.
 

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I have this in my shopping cart now and this has set my mind. I think I have a 3/3 lift in my cart though. Nice write up dude, thanks!


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Just a side note on the U bolts. it seems for some reason, the holes in the spring plates are different on some. When I did a Nisstec AAL on my '11 Pro-4X I did not have to drill out the holes while I have heard others did. Not sure if it is a certain trim level / rear axle or years, or even the spring plates coming from different Vendors as supplied to the factory.
 

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Just a side note on the U bolts. it seems for some reason, the holes in the spring plates are different on some. When I did a Nisstec AAL on my '11 Pro-4X I did not have to drill out the holes while I have heard others did. Not sure if it is a certain trim level / rear axle or years, or even the spring plates coming from different Vendors as supplied to the factory.
Same - I have Nisstec U-bolts on my truck (2014), at first it looked like they were too big for the plate holes, but it just took a little positioning to get the U-bolts to slide in, no drilling needed.
 

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After looking at a couple of videos and reading, seems that installing the camber bolts is a pretty easy job. So I am gonna go ahead and order some. Rough Country has some good reviews, also read a bit about Moog so just gonna knock it and go get an alignment. Cheers fellas.
 
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