The kit you ordered comes with both it appears! The extended studs are the top mounting for the coilover in the coil bucket and allow you to run the spacer on top of the coilovers. It's recommended to not run over 2.5" total front lift at stock width because it severely limits front down travel and hurts the ride quality.
If you dial down the front lift to around 2-2.5" with the spacers on top of the front struts, you'll gain down travel and ride quality will be greatly improved. I'll be adding the spacers to mine after I get my bumper installed so I only have to adjust ride height the one time.
That's good to hear. After many hours of reading through this forum and others, I quickly learned in the suspension world it's a pay to play game, and it's better to buy it right the first time then changing parts multiple times.
I just measured my truck on level ground, center of wheel hub to bottom of fender and they are;
FD - 19.5 FP- 19.5
RD - 19 7/8 RP - 20 1/8
With these measurements in mind, should I be going 22" in the front, and 22.5" in the rear to make them level with each other, or should I take into account that the suspension is 14 years old and worn out and sagging?
I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I'm going to be getting the suspension stuff from Nisstec long before the bumper and sliders, which sucks because I that means I gotta wait till Dec to do all this stuff, including the alignment too.
Wanted to get everything installed at one time, but my current Duratrac's are shot after 5 years and winters coming going to need to get those installed this weekend.
Thanks a lot for the advice. Always nice to talk to guys who been there, done that.
Welcome to the forum, from another lower mainlander. Maybe we'll run into each other on the trails at some point. If you haven't already, check out BCNissan4wd on FB. Great group of people with a lot of local knowledge.
Since they shut down Sylvester, you wouldn't know where one might find a gravel pit for shooting these days, would you? The wife's been on my back about exploring new area's to find some.