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3" AC BL

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Ok guys,

I have about 95% of the 3" BL done; I should finish tomorrow. How the hell does the steering come apart to fit in the spacer? Beat the hell out of it?

Anyway, I know you'll love pics so here's a few to show height, though, I also have the 2.5 AC coils in the front and the AALs and shackles in the rear. Next will be to figure out wheels and BIGGER tires. :happy7:

Here's a "good" one showing the gap that happens. :tard:
I need to call Jim at Shrockworks about a fix for it and to extend the skid longer to fit.

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Muzikman said:
That the 33" tires is what trashed the diff. They said if it blows out again they won't cover it.
That's BS if Nissan made that front diff that weak where a 33" tire would cause it to fail then they are going to have alot of problems down the road because it won't last the warranty even with stock tires.
We have the R180A front Diff, The Gen 1 Has a R200? . Is it stronger and I wonder if it could be retrofitted? Otherwise if 33" tires are causing this it seems to me it would be due to the diff case flexing or distorting in some way and causing severe internal tolerance issues.
Muzikman said:
They don't have to give you anything in writing. It states right in the warranty information. ANY unauthorized modification voids the warranty.

If they say 33's are not supported, they can not warrant the repair even if the tires had nothing to do with the problem.
Warranty's are open to interpretation by the law. Just because they write it in the warranty doesn't make it so. They have to prove it caused the damage and while they don't have to put it in writing it hurts them should it go to court. My sister in law just went through this with her dodge dually 4x4. The u-joints kept going out on her drive shafts when it wasn't modified so she put aftermarket ones in hoping good string aftermarket ones would fix it. It didn't and the dealer and Dodge tried to deny warranty repairs because of it. She sued and they settled which paid for the monster lift she running now as well as the custom driveshafts that despite I think 8" of lift and 12,000 ,iles haven't failed. It's a PIA to go that route but don't ever take a company at their word just because it's in writing.
The Law

Federal law sets forth requirements for warranties and contains a number of provisions to prevent vehicle manufacturers, dealers and others from unjustly denying warranty coverage. With regard to aftermarket parts, the spirit of the law is that warranty coverage cannot be denied simply because such parts are present on the vehicle, or have been used (see Attachment A). The warranty coverage can be denied only if the aftermarket part caused the malfunction or damage for which warranty coverage is sought. Disputes in this area usually boil down to arguments over facts and technical opinions, rather than arguments over interpretations of the law.
This was taken from the sticky in the General Forum. On a side note a service guy at my local Stealership made a comment to me about my suspension lift today and referenced the fact that my warranty was void now and I pulled out the copy of the Magnusun- Moss warranty act I keep in the glovebox and said tell that to my attorney. They took better care of me today than ever. :cyclopsani:
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