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Greetings fellow Xterra brethren,


I’ve owned my 05’ SE since it was available to purchase.
In that time we have done everything together, DD, hunt, fish, camp and she’s be fantastic. She has only let me down once, when I snapped a wheel hub on the back roads, and a cheepo sensor.

If I could go back, I would have bought the Off road version, but it wasn’t as available in my area, and I didn’t think I’d Off road as much as I’ve done over the years.

I have spent a great deal of time reading from very experienced owners on this forum, too many to list and thank.
I have made the decision instead of buying new, I’m going to dump a pile of money into it and make it great again. You guys really sent me down a path!

I ordered the;

- Nisstec extended travel kit Radflo front 2.5’s and emolsion rears
-SPC UCA’s
- New leaf springs/ all new bushings
- 285/70/R17 Duratracs
- Rear diff breather
- Warn M8000 synthetic winch
- Unbolt flip kit
- Timbren Offroad bumpstops front and rear
- New headlights
- LED interior/ led brake and fog lights
- Blacked out all logos and wheels
- Hood strut kit
- Light bar roof mounts
- Shrockworks bumper and dimpled sliders


All of this stuff is ordered, but have not received the big ticket items yet as the wait is quite long.

Some stuff I’d like to do sooner than later, down is lower on the list;

-Rear locker/on board air
- Offroad lights front and back
- Add LED light strip to lift gate
- Snorkel

I’m so excited to get all this stuff in, the wife has heard enough of me talking about it!

I hope I can contribute to the forums in the same why others have that helped me make the right decisions.
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Welcome! Sounds like a great plan you have for it! You might consider calling Nisstec and having them add extended studs for the front Rads and their 1/2" thick spacer so you can run a lower preload to help maintain your down travel.

Also, if you have an automatic, you need to look into replacing your radiator if you haven't already. Google "site:thenewx.org smod"
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Welcome! Sounds like a great plan you have for it! You might consider calling Nisstec and having them add extended studs for the front Rads and their 1/2" thick spacer so you can run a lower preload to help maintain your down travel.

Also, if you have an automatic, you need to look into replacing your radiator if you haven't already. Google "site:thenewx.org smod"
Thank you!
I'm not sure what you mean about the extended studs, or the 1/2 spacer, or if any of that could be changed now, as it's been over a month since I put my order in.
This is the exact kit I purchased if it helps;
*SALE* 3" Nisstec Radflo Extended Travel Kit (05+ Xterra) - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

As for the strawberry milkshake issue, indeed she's an automatic. That was dealt with right around the time the class action lawsuit was filed, 09', I think? So that's taken care of thankfully, good call though!




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Thank you. You were actually one of the many people who helped me decide on these mods. Cheers man.
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Thank you!
I'm not sure what you mean about the extended studs, or the 1/2 spacer, or if any of that could be changed now, as it's been over a month since I put my order in.
This is the exact kit I purchased if it helps;
*SALE* 3" Nisstec Radflo Extended Travel Kit (05+ Xterra) - Nisstec Lifts: Nissan Lift Kits: XTerra Lift Kits, Frontier Lift Kits, Titan Lift Kits, Nissan Truck Lift Kits

As for the strawberry milkshake issue, indeed she's an automatic. That was dealt with right around the time the class action lawsuit was filed, 09', I think? So that's taken care of thankfully, good call though!






Thank you. You were actually one of the many people who helped me decide on these mods. Cheers man.
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.

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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.
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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.


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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.
Thank you!
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.
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