I tend to get a lot of PM's and questions from other Nissan owners looking for advice/information and I am finally getting around to finishing up the rear suspension so I figured this would be a good time to start my build thread.
2007 Nissan Frontier, purchased new in late '07 as a base model SE. Not even a week old, no plates, and 7 days surfing in Mexico...
The goal is to build a really fun and reliable prerunner for 1450/1500 that is capable of daily driving.
- - 4.0 v6 (270hp stock)
- - 125.5" Wheel Base
- - Front Track Width 90"
- - Rear Track Width currently 86", new rear wil bring it to just under 88"
- - 17" Walkers w/ 35x12.5 General Grabbers
Front Suspension - Still in Progress
- - Mazzulla built PRG long travel; 5.5" over, cycling 17" bumped
- - New spindles are being made much shorter and will be re-mounting the upper arm off the frame.
- - Currently running w/ 8" 2.5 SwayAway Coilovers, but waiting to install...
- - 10" Fox 2.5 coilovers w/ 600lb 16" main and 500lb 4" helper springs (not installed yet)
- - 10" Fox 2.5 bypass (not installed yet)
- Giant 64" race pack, cycling just over 21" w/ 8" shackles.
- 2.5" 16" Fox smooth bodies w/ remote resi (all I could find locally, couldn't wait for bypasses)
- GMR 3.5"Semi-Floater w/ 4:56 gears, 35 spline axles, and locker
Front end first installed
Ran into some issues... core support clearance, battery moved to the bed, and everything moved up 3" in the engine bay for more up-travel
Leaf springs mounted
Oops, looks like they forgot to fully weld that spring perch...it'll be fine just tac'd up on one side right?
When I first got the truck, Hannemann was the only one who offered fiberglass...and it is fugly.
My biggest issue was the design of the front glass, there was too much width near the headlights and a drastic angle near the door where the fenders begin to bulge out. So, I had started designing my own glass shortly after buying the truck...my plan was to use the TItan grill and headlights to compensate for the overall width of the clip. Almost 2 years after sketching some ideas Fiberwerx decided they wanted to make new glass for the Frontiers.
Here are the two sketches I gave to Jason for the overall look I was going for with teh new glass..
And this is what I got back...
Currently in the process of getting torn down for rear cage work...A lot more to come soon