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Want to get lifted need pointers...

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Hey everybody. I got my Shrockworks bumper and slider on my '05 OR now I want the lift before I get new tires. I was thinking of REAR LIFT SHACKLES, LONGER BRAKE LINES AND FRONT SPRINGS from AC. The OR has Bilstien shocks as you all know. Now the questions: Anyone know what Bilstien shocks come with the OR/are they the same that AC sells in its '05-'06 Xterra suspension packages? If I need to change the shocks what size would you all recommend (12"-14"-17")? Do I need to get the two degree shims, if so where do they go? What would be better shackles or add a leaf, or can you do both? I was wanting to go to 285/75 16 tires but I read some people have problems with that size on the stock rim should I get them? If so, I have no problem staying with the 265/75 16 size. Also, is there a body lift? Would it be worth it? Yes when I shoot out questions I use my big guns lol. As you can see I'm not going too high and staying within a tight budget. As I figure around $300 for the basic parts I listed if I can use my shocks. I appreciate any help I can get on this or if anyone has a better set up let me know. THANKS!!!

And GOD BLESS Steve Irwin and his family Terri, Bindi, and little Bob. He was a crazy & fun guy but we all are when we are doing what we love to do. Everywhere he went was OFFROAD. Remember to leave nature better than we found it. Take care Steve we love you and will miss you... "CRIKEY, CROCS RULE!"
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I run AC coils and shackles, with Rancho 9000 shocks.
Total cost after coil installation and alignment was $540.

I had the front coils installed professionally because it cost $80 and saved me the hassle.

Rastaman said:
And by the way, I'm still holding on because I'm saving for our New Year's trip to Manhattan.
In Times Square? Times Square is not worth it since 9/11. Very restrictive. However, NYC is always fun around X-mas time. Enjoy it if do come out.
If we go you are more then welcome to ride along. I think we went last year the the weekend after new years.
Rastaman said:
Offroad said:
I see you both have ORs. Just so you know, the OR already comes lifted (not only from the bigger tires, but also SL). I don't remember how much, I think it's about an inch. So you won't get the 2.5" of lift from the AC coils compared to your stock height.
Are you sure about this? It sure seems like it, but the stupid guy in the stupid dealer told me the suspension was EXACTLY the same in the S and the OR execpt for the shocks. Mmm...
There is no SL that comes with the stock OR. Just bigger tires and the bilstiens front and rear. The rear shackles and the front coils are the same. Lift in the front comes from stiffer coils.
Rastaman said:
As far as tires, also undecided but leaning towards 255/85/16 that will fit in the stock OR wheels (which I happen to like). Here's a quote someone.
These tires are more then a full inch taller then a 33. You are going to have clearance issues.
Muzikman said:
Wow, talk about some Pizza cutters. 33.5x10.5x16.

Who makes tires in that size? I can't say I have ever seen any.
Hmmm. Pizza.
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