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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, noobie here. Looking to lift my 2010 Xterra offroad. I don’t want to do it the cheap way. I would like a nice quality lift. Not looking to make it a crawler but I would like to be able to get through most anything. Not sure if I should get a complete kit or if there is an option to create a custom kit. Need some help and direction. Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 12:58 AM
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This is a great resource to get your started on your options.
https://www.thenewx.org/forum/14-sus...5-xterras.html
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Coilovers in the front coupled with new upper control arms and adjustable camber bolts, and an aftermarket leaf spring packs in the rear, coupled with slightly longer shackles and new rear shocks that can handle the longer articulation and slonger rear brake lines... though you can make the stock brake lines work by unbolting the mounting bracket.

This is the route that I went for a 2 - 2.5" lift. It's not extreme, but it works very, very well. Specifically, the front coilovers allow for the extra weight of my Shrockworks front bumper and winch, while keeping OEM steering geometry and the wheels under the fenders and no rubbing with 33" tires, and allowed me to retain the front sway bar for highway driving. Out back the heavy duty leaf pack allows for extra weight capacity and articulation and bottom out resistance, and the longer shackles allow for maintaining the pinion angle on the driveshaft without having to use shims. Keeping the wheels under the fenders was very important to me, as I have gotten a ticket for that from the state patrol in the past on a Jeep.

Specifically for my Xterra: Radflow 2.5 coilovers and PRG upper control arms in the front, with OEM camber adjustment bolts (no longer available) and the coilovers springs adjusted for a 2 inch lift. In the back I have Alcans...I can't remember exactly how much extra weight capacity I ordered, but I want to say it was with +500lb capacity arched for a little over 1/2" lift, and greasable Daystar 2" lift shackles (no longer available I think) for a 2.5 inch lift total and longer rear shocks from PRG. I went with a total of 2.5 in the back because I knew the springs would settle some, and now my Xterra sits just slightly around 2 1/4 inches in the back when loaded up, and perfectly at 2 inches level with the front when loaded and towing a trailer.

I've been running this setup for many years now and I've been extremely happy with it. It should go without saying that the rear sway bar was removed, but I'm still running the front. The only (minor) issue I've had is that the lift in front puts extra stress on the front swaybar end links. I'm on my third set now with somewhere north of 130K miles.
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Coilovers in the front coupled with new upper control arms and adjustable camber bolts, and an aftermarket leaf spring packs in the rear, coupled with slightly longer shackles and new rear shocks that can handle the longer articulation and slonger rear brake lines... though you can make the stock brake lines work by unbolting the mounting bracket.

This is the route that I went for a 2 - 2.5" lift. It's not extreme, but it works very, very well. Specifically, the front coilovers allow for the extra weight of my Shrockworks front bumper and winch, while keeping OEM steering geometry and the wheels under the fenders and no rubbing with 33" tires, and allowed me to retain the front sway bar for highway driving. Out back the heavy duty leaf pack allows for extra weight capacity and articulation and bottom out resistance, and the longer shackles allow for maintaining the pinion angle on the driveshaft without having to use shims. Keeping the wheels under the fenders was very important to me, as I have gotten a ticket for that from the state patrol in the past on a Jeep.

Specifically for my Xterra: Radflow 2.5 coilovers and PRG upper control arms in the front, with OEM camber adjustment bolts (no longer available) and the coilovers springs adjusted for a 2 inch lift. In the back I have Alcans...I can't remember exactly how much extra weight capacity I ordered, but I want to say it was with +500lb capacity arched for a little over 1/2" lift, and greasable Daystar 2" lift shackles (no longer available I think) for a 2.5 inch lift total and longer rear shocks from PRG. I went with a total of 2.5 in the back because I knew the springs would settle some, and now my Xterra sits just slightly around 2 1/4 inches in the back when loaded up, and perfectly at 2 inches level with the front when loaded and towing a trailer.

I've been running this setup for many years now and I've been extremely happy with it. It should go without saying that the rear sway bar was removed, but I'm still running the front. The only (minor) issue I've had is that the lift in front puts extra stress on the front swaybar end links. I'm on my third set now with somewhere north of 130K miles.

I'm in a similar position as the OP. This is extremely useful information, thanks.
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Not looking to make it a crawler but I would like to be able to get through most anything. Not sure if I should get a complete kit or if there is an option to create a custom kit.
You need to figure out what your goals are/where you wanna take it. Do you wanna drive over anything or are you just looking to do light wheeling and dirt roads?

Also what is the current state of your suspension? (# of miles and type of driving matters)

If you are looking for a mild lift of 2" or less and you want to save money PRG has a 5100 and AAL combo for $300 shipped. If your leaf packs are already flattened or you're having major nose dive when braking it won't help for long.

To "get through most anything" the best thing you can do is lift it once with a full titan swap. It's much more expensive but you will probably get the best results from it. Plenty of members here went with a piece by piece approach and in the end they decided to Titan swap anyway.

All that said I have the 5100 + AAL combo from PRG and I'm happy with it. I gained almost 2" and it improved my ride both on and off road. That being said my leaf packs were in decent shape and I will probably need to buy new front coils down the road sometime. Good luck researching and modding!
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If you are ready to spending couple of thousands, i suggest

Front:
SPC UCA
2.5inch shock body Radflo extended travel CO.
Adjustable camber bolts.

Rear:
OME dakar leafs (or Alcan if you can with 2" lift).
Adjustable PRG shackle, to adjust to your liking.
Emulsion 2.0 shocks (Radflo again).
Rear sway bar delete.

Currently i have this setup and very happy with the truck handling on and offroad.

Keep revving
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If you are ready to spending couple of thousands, i suggest

Front:
SPC UCA
2.5inch shock body Radflo extended travel CO.
Adjustable camber bolts.

Rear:
OME dakar leafs (or Alcan if you can with 2" lift).
Adjustable PRG shackle, to adjust to your liking.
Emulsion 2.0 shocks (Radflo again).
Rear sway bar delete.

Currently i have this setup and very happy with the truck handling on and offroad.
This is almost identical to the setup on my X and I love it as well. Like @JadAl said, if you’re ready to spend a lot of money, what he listed is a great setup! Buy once, cry once!

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This is almost identical to the setup on my X and I love it as well. Like @JadAl said, if you’re ready to spend a lot of money, what he listed is a great setup! Buy once, cry once!
learned it the expensive way

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Coilovers in the front coupled with new upper control arms and adjustable camber bolts, and an aftermarket leaf spring packs in the rear, coupled with slightly longer shackles and new rear shocks that can handle the longer articulation and slonger rear brake lines... though you can make the stock brake lines work by unbolting the mounting bracket.

This is the route that I went for a 2 - 2.5" lift. It's not extreme, but it works very, very well. Specifically, the front coilovers allow for the extra weight of my Shrockworks front bumper and winch, while keeping OEM steering geometry and the wheels under the fenders and no rubbing with 33" tires, and allowed me to retain the front sway bar for highway driving. Out back the heavy duty leaf pack allows for extra weight capacity and articulation and bottom out resistance, and the longer shackles allow for maintaining the pinion angle on the driveshaft without having to use shims. Keeping the wheels under the fenders was very important to me, as I have gotten a ticket for that from the state patrol in the past on a Jeep.

Specifically for my Xterra: Radflow 2.5 coilovers and PRG upper control arms in the front, with OEM camber adjustment bolts (no longer available) and the coilovers springs adjusted for a 2 inch lift. In the back I have Alcans...I can't remember exactly how much extra weight capacity I ordered, but I want to say it was with +500lb capacity arched for a little over 1/2" lift, and greasable Daystar 2" lift shackles (no longer available I think) for a 2.5 inch lift total and longer rear shocks from PRG. I went with a total of 2.5 in the back because I knew the springs would settle some, and now my Xterra sits just slightly around 2 1/4 inches in the back when loaded up, and perfectly at 2 inches level with the front when loaded and towing a trailer.

I've been running this setup for many years now and I've been extremely happy with it. It should go without saying that the rear sway bar was removed, but I'm still running the front. The only (minor) issue I've had is that the lift in front puts extra stress on the front swaybar end links. I'm on my third set now with somewhere north of 130K miles.

How big are the tires you are running with this Setup?
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For $1129
you can get a PRG 3" lift kit https://www.prgproducts.com/product-...ced-3inch-lift

front: PRG UCA + PRG 1.5" spacer + Bilstein 5100 shock
rear: PRG Add-A-Leaf (aal) + Bilstein 5125 shock

it seems to be a pretty good combo and I'm doing it for my X this summer
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