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Hey guys,

New member here. No X yet, but my wife and I are diligently saving our pennies for a down payment this winter, hopefully an OR.

I was hoping to find some pics of stock tires on a 2-3" lifted X. I really want to put a little lift on and some sliders, but can't swallow spending $800+ for new tires just to replace brand new tires.

Also, anybody talk to Nissan about a lift voiding the warranty, or had any issues, one way or the other?

I tried a search, but was only able to find one (S_e_Xterra, but hard to get an idea of what it looked like due to the pics being offroad with the suspension articulated).

Thanks guys! -Steve

PS- New to Xterra's, but not new to four-wheeling. :cheers:

 

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Okay here are pics of mine. It is NOT the off road model even though i have the badging. So the tires are 31" not 32"

AC coils up front and Shackles in back


 

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I have an OR running the stock tires with the AC coil and shackle lift. However, I don't have any decent photo's that should the setup.
 

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RockyMtnX said:
Also, anybody talk to Nissan about a lift voiding the warranty, or had any issues, one way or the other?
A lift will not void a warranty. but if the lift directly causes a problem than the warranty claim will not be taken. for example, if you put the AC coils up front, AND put a coil spacer (~4.5" of lift) without dropping the front differential, the CV joints will be at too extreme of an angle. This will cause them to wear out very quickly. If you went to nissan to get them replaced they wouldn't do it for free, because it obviously wasnt a defective part.
 

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RockyMtnX said:
Also, anybody talk to Nissan about a lift voiding the warranty, or had any issues, one way or the other?
I talked to my local service department manager before I installed the AC coils and shackles. He told me that they wouldn't cover the parts (duh) and any driveline vibrations.
 

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I talked to my local service department manager before I installed the AC coils and shackles. He told me that they wouldn't cover the parts (duh) and any driveline vibrations.
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i was told that any OEM part that is in direct contact with any aftermarket will not be covered under warranty. but, the dealership has to prove that the aftermarket part caused the problem/damage.
 

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RockyMtnX said:
PS- New to Xterra's, but not new to four-wheeling. :cheers:

A zuk. I am trying to get my father-in law to give me his old sami to use as an off road vehicle. So far no luck.
 

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Thanks for the pics, S_. I really don't think it looks bad, but I guess we are only talking about a 2" lift. My main concern is running into the "got the lift, but bought too small a tires" look. I think it will be okay, but certainly wouldn't mind any other pics from others.

I guess the warranty issue would more rear its head when going to bigger tires. I have heard a guy on XOC blowing up his front diff already on stock tires, and could just see Nissan with a line like, "Well, the bigger tires caused it, so you're outta luck." I thought a similar scenario may occur with the increased driveline angles from the lift. I think the key may be to try and get something in writing before install... not that that is all to likely. Shouldn't be an issue, I suppose. Heck, they have Titans on the lot out here with 5" lifts installed and bigger meats; I can't imagine them turning a customer away who has a problem when the dealer installed the lift.
 

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kokopop said:
RockyMtnX said:
PS- New to Xterra's, but not new to four-wheeling. :cheers:

A zuk. I am trying to get my father-in law to give me his old sami to use as an off road vehicle. So far no luck.
My buddy has a Suzuki that is set up for jeep trails. This thing was pretty amazing. 3 of us were on bikes, and this thing went everywhere we did. Short wheel base and small. It went through twisties and between trees on a jeep trail where a jeep probably couldn't have made it.
 

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S_e_X-Terra said:
Okay here are pics of mine. It is NOT the off road model even though i have the badging. So the tires are 31" not 32"

AC coils up front and Shackles in back


That looks good. Gives me a better picture on what mine will look like with the lift and stock size tires until I can upgrade to a bigger tire.

BTW..that color sucks :geek:
 

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Yeah, the Sammy was a great little rig. I loved it on the trail cuz you could just toss it around anywhere. They have been getting to be a pretty big thing over these past few years with people finally realizing their potential on the trail; light, cheap, and can crawl over anything with the right gears. Sadly, I had to sell it a few years back when I moved into my apartment, but am hoping the new X will serve well as a light-to-moderate-duty trail rig.
 
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