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I have spent countless hours searching and reading this form to come up with an economical but well functioning suspension upgrade for my truck. A little background, it is a 2008 crew cab 4x4 long bed with custom steel front and rear bumpers, sliders and a 10,000lbs winch hidden in the front bumper and a 2" body lift. I do not rock climb with this but do ride the beaches and will be in the woods where deep mud will be encountered, it is also my daily driver. My goal is to run some wider taller tires maybe 295 or 315 class tires. I have put together the following and would like the opinions of some of the wiser more experienced members here.

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Bilstien 5100 3" rear shocks 4x4 Parts - Frontier 5100 Series Bilstein Rear Shocks SPBSFRT054WD3LIFT - Your #1 Source for Nissan Aftermarket Parts!

The tires I am considering 315/75R16 http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light-Truck/DISCOVERER-STT-PRO.aspx

My thought is this will give me 3" lift front and rear and maintain a slight rake, it will also give me support for the additional weight of the bumpers.

Any and all thoughts and opinions will be greatly appreciated. I will get some picks of the truck up tomorrow.

Thanks guys and gals....
 

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Yea, as said you'll need to step down to 33"s (285-75-16) with that lift and no trimming. Since you have a body lift too you might be able to squeeze 34"s (295-75-16). But 35" (315-75-16) will require sheet metal trimming to clear.

You also mention this is a DD, 35"s would not be the wisest choice on that front. A re-gear is strongly recommend once you go that big.
 

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Some pictures of the truck

Here are some pictures of the truck so you can see what I am working with. Even with the front bumper cut out and some cam bolts you guys still think 315's will be to much? Anybody use the shocks I have listed above?
 

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Its not the front where the issue is. Its the rear of the front fender well. Especially with the factory mud flaps still there the biggest you'll be able to fit is 33".
By all means try it, just don't complain when you have to cut sheet metal to stop the rubbing.

Regarding the shocks, not too many people run those. Unsure of why as they are custom Bilstein 7100s (great shocks).
 

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Update 5/30/2017

So last week I bit the bullet and went ahead with my order for the parts previously mentioned. The parts arrived and I spent all day Saturday installing the front and rear. The springs were more difficult to compress than I thought they would be and had to eventually go down to my buddy shop and use his large wall mounted spring compressor which made it a breeze. My truck spent most of its life in new England which means it was exposed to road salt so it seemed that everything I touched broke or would not come apart put with persistence and a few choice words I was able to get the job done in a day in my garage. The only thing I couldn't get done was the cam bolts due to them being frozen in and I will have to cut them out, new lower control arms should be here Thursday and I will give an update. Now I just need to figure out rims and tires. For now here are some pictures of the progress:
 

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Did you go with a 3" lift? I hope not.You will have no droop and your ride will be terrible.
People do not run 7100's because they are generally too long.Also they are heimed and would need a custom mount or have it hooped.
They are good shocks being reservoir,I have had them on my Dodge for over 12 years with no problems.I just check the gas pressure once in awhile.They are old and rusty and the one reason I am changing to Kings.
 

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Those are not Bilstein 7100's. 7100's are reservoir shocks.
Plus I would be leery about any company claiming a 25% increase in travel with stock arms.That would be about 1.375.How? You will not increase droop since the bucket limits that. The increase all bump? Doubt it.
 

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I hope it works out but has anybody here use these parts from this supplier?
PRG,OME,Nisstec and a host of others are popular with this crowd.
Like I said , I hope it works out.
 

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Whistler, thanks for the input, these are not reservoir shocks, yes if I was rock crawling definitely would not be happy. It has only been a few days and have driven on the road and the beach and have not had any CB contact, this weekend I will try to ride her hard off road to see how much that will occur, if it is excessive I will modify my UCA or go with aftermarket. As far as the ride so far it is good, not harsh and the truck no longer dives when I brake due to the extra weight up front. My thoughts when doing this was if I don't try it we will never know and if it worked out I was saving some money and accomplishing my goals. I will post updates as time goes on....
 

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I would be interested how much droop you have. If you measure the distance from the lip of the fender to the centerline of the wheel at ride height. Jack up the front and measure again. The difference is your droop.
The only reason I question the supplier is the lack of information.
HD springs. What is the actual spring rate?
Shocks, what is the compressed,extended length?
They don't give you actual Bilstein part#'s so you can't even look it up.
They make lift kits for tons of different makes.
PRG & Nisstec and others are dedicated to Nissan.Constantly testing and improving.
Claim 25% increase in travel with stock arms with those shocks. Are they tunable, repairable?
Sorry, that is a flat out lie.
Glad they seem to be working for you.
 

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Just to let you know,you need reservoirs for high speed driving more than rock crawling.
Although technical, crawling is done at very low speed.
Reservoir shocks allow for more oil and nitrogen, hence better cooling. Heat is the biggest factor in shock fade.
I have 7100's on my 1 ton Dodge. The reservoirs on the Frontier are 14" and even longer.
 

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zip tie that rear shock boot
 

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@capj1966 where did you get that front bumper? I like those led lights with the rhino spray?
 

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JP450R - the sliders I made from a kit I got from summit racing part #sliderkit120003-1, requires a little welding but you can set the angle to what ever you want. They are primer painted now but when I spray the bed and flares I will spray these also with raptor.


RAINE - what do you mean by zip tie the rear shock boot?


ROBFRISCO415 - I made the bumpers out of 1/4" plate steel here in my garage, the leds are a combo of flood and spot and came from amazon. The bumpers were shot with Raptor bed liner.
 

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JP450R - the sliders I made from a kit I got from summit racing part #sliderkit120003-1, requires a little welding but you can set the angle to what ever you want. They are primer painted now but when I spray the bed and flares I will spray these also with raptor.


RAINE - what do you mean by zip tie the rear shock boot?


ROBFRISCO415 - I made the bumpers out of 1/4" plate steel here in my garage, the leds are a combo of flood and spot and came from amazon. The bumpers were shot with Raptor bed liner.
Thanks
 
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