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4X4 frontier with rb25 in it

Postby 525isport » June 21st, 2012, 7:30 am

just looking for some ideas to lower the suspension on a 4x4 frontier ,and still maintain a good ride. i want it like a 4x2 height ,not slammed to the ground
i will be removing the front diff and axles so that wont be a problem . Im thinking just adjust the torsion bars

the rear is spring over axle so blocks wont work . so should i flip it ? will it have enough room ? will it be too low ? will the front go down enough to level it out?

any ideas ,pics or links to anyone who has done this before will help
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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby droppa » June 21st, 2012, 9:13 am

i know a pal of mine did it with a B25, he turned down the torsions and from spring over, he went spring under, on 22s with a med profile tire, not too thin, the well were filled, and the ride was almost stock, it wud hit the bump stops, but he didnt wanna remove them in order to save his shocks, and the 4wd still worked, no issues, van was returned to stock after and sold....

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » June 21st, 2012, 1:36 pm

sounds good but will it work on the nissan?
and i wont be going with 22s . 18s might be an option later on but the stock 16s is what im going to use for now . the 4wd system is going to be removed ,along with the engine and box ( big project in the works here).

what about some wheel spacers ,like 1 or 2 inch wide . anyone local sells anything like that?

this frontier will be very different from whats out there right now

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » June 22nd, 2012, 10:29 am

in for updates

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby babylon » June 23rd, 2012, 4:05 pm

why not use the Fully Loaded 4x2's [AX2.5Di] they're cheaper than the 4x4's and if you're going to remove the 4wd components and convert to spring under axle its already that standard.

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby Paullct » June 23rd, 2012, 4:16 pm

sliderz1 wrote:in for updates


x2

OP this better be a build thread :mrgreen:

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » June 23rd, 2012, 4:18 pm

babylon wrote:why not use the Fully Loaded 4x2's [AX2.5Di] they're cheaper than the 4x4's and if you're going to remove the 4wd components and convert to spring under axle its already that standard.

yea i would have ,but i already have the 4x4. it just makes sense to use what i have

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » June 23rd, 2012, 4:26 pm

Paullct wrote:
sliderz1 wrote:in for updates


x2

OP this better be a build thread :mrgreen:

im not doing the work now , when i change the engine and remove the front diff (weights will change ),then i will lower it . i will post what i end up doing to it
right now im just looking for ideas and saving up for the engine swap.

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » June 26th, 2012, 12:14 am

cool 525, keep the updates in
what motor you gonna put in?


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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » June 26th, 2012, 7:19 am

sliderz1 wrote:cool 525, keep the updates in
what motor you gonna put in?

will do ,on the updates

the motor, its a secret :wink: when its done it will be one a of a kind frontier , body ,color, engine . but it will be along time before its done. its a weekend, spare time project

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby Paullct » June 26th, 2012, 8:58 am

sliderz1 wrote:Image
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thanks bro! i love them!! still need to fix de phoqin' 4wd though :evil: i just don't have the cash right now :(

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 13th, 2012, 5:51 pm

engine bought .RB25DET :mrgreen:

i couldnt keep the secret

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby Paullct » July 13th, 2012, 6:31 pm

haha i knew it!!!!

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » July 14th, 2012, 9:58 am

ah yes ... thing now start :mrgreen:

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 15th, 2012, 1:35 pm

now start is right .. just started the engine on the ground this morning . :shock: POWER.r33 skyline engine is SWEET(I will try to post a pic of it later). cant wait to get the project going

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 15th, 2012, 7:39 pm

needs a good clean and some fancy paint . but it works
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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » July 18th, 2012, 10:53 am

any upgrades to the engine beofre you drop it in?

might wanna have a look here..--> viewtopic.php?f=25&t=435978

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 18th, 2012, 5:59 pm

been following that thread. i will do the greddy timing belt and new water pump and valvecover gaskets. oil and fuel filters .etc. but all other stuff will come after the vehicle is up and running

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 26th, 2012, 1:50 pm

old engine removed and making way for the new powerplant
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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » July 26th, 2012, 1:53 pm

wait nah bredda man...a YD25 engine in ya 4x4?

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 26th, 2012, 1:55 pm

yup .

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » July 26th, 2012, 2:00 pm

ohhh i see...

there are numberous posts about ppl wanting to buy a YD25 D22 engine on the forum, if you do plan to sell

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 26th, 2012, 2:12 pm

i thought about selling it but what kinda price could i get for it? engine and box. and the front diff too with the axles
its all in perfect working order.

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 29th, 2012, 12:39 pm

test fit . just resting there, needs to move around some more but thats almost the final spot.
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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby ruffrider27 » July 30th, 2012, 6:40 am

you have enough room for the clutch fan ,see u had to cut the radiator panel.

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » July 30th, 2012, 8:13 am

electric fan will be installed. front will have to be removable for access to the radiator

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » August 10th, 2012, 11:21 am

strange how the lowering of the frontier has gone the other way because the RB25 is alot lighter than the yd25 and the front has raised up an inch or two ...LOL

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby droppa » August 10th, 2012, 12:44 pm

would have loved to see the rb25 work the 4X4, dat would be crazy.....

this van came original 2.4 4wd?
afaik all 2.5s were 2wd............

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby 525isport » August 10th, 2012, 8:48 pm

droppa wrote:would have loved to see the rb25 work the 4X4, dat would be crazy.....

this van came original 2.4 4wd?
afaik all 2.5s were 2wd............

i could have kept the 4wd but i want to have sum fun with this pickup ,so rwd it is

yep came original yd25 4x4

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Re: How to Lower a 4X4 frontier???

Postby sliderz1 » August 11th, 2012, 11:19 am

525isport wrote:strange how the lowering of the frontier has gone the other way because the RB25 is alot lighter than the yd25 and the front has raised up an inch or two ...LOL


:lol: :lol:

remember you also took out the front diff + axles

since its a more sporty feel you're going for [within the bounds of being a 4x4 pickup], i'd suggest cranking the torsions all the way up for a more rigid/ stiffer feel but reindexing the torsion bar for the lowered stance

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