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#1 Old 01-03-2013, 09:47 AM
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Advise Needed...

So ive been searching and reading for over a week now...I need advice and or pics if anyone is running what im thinking...

Heres what im working with:
2004 Xterra 2wd, everything is stock. Measured my front from my rear and there is a 2" dive towards the front (yes yes i know normal)

Im wanting do do mild offroading, nothing serious. With what ive read so far ive decided on:
16x8 Cragar Soft 8s 5" backspace
2" body lift

What im unsure of is:
Will the 2" body lift fit 265/75/16 ATs? Will they look too small? Will i need to do minor trimming? AND would it benifit costmetically to do the PML?

Thanks guys for your help!
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I just put cooper A/T3's on my 04 xterra, stock ride hight and only had a little bit of rubbing on the front, trimmed the lip off and no more rubbing, I think they may look small, the 265/75/15 on mine just fill the wheel wells.
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265/75/16 will look fine with just a 2" BL...a PML don't look bad either

I have a 2+" Suspension Lift + 2"BL and have 265/75/16 and I don't even think they look too small


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265/75/16 will look fine with just a 2" BL...a PML don't look bad either

I have a 2+" Suspension Lift + 2"BL and have 265/75/16 and I don't even think they look too small
Thanks! Do you think the 265/75/16 would work with just the PML too? During my research ive seen it work on a 4x4...but not 2wd. My only concern is im trying to get rid of my HUGE nose dive..i dont even mind if its just a little dive...but i want to avoid being ass high lol
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that tire size will fit a stock 2004 xterra.

If you want to get rid of your nose dive, skip the PML...just adjust the front torsion bars to raise the front end up some. If you add shackles to the back, you will, at best, keep your same nose dive, or worst case scenerio, add to it.

Unless you are ready to dump serious cash into your truck for offroading gear (unlikely since it is 2wd), I would just adjust the front torsion bars to bring the nose up some, and throw the tires on there. If you want a little higher all around, get the body lift done, which will not add any nose dive at all, but be prepared for the little ins and outs of getting all the kinks out once the BL is done.


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that tire size will fit a stock 2004 xterra.

If you want to get rid of your nose dive, skip the PML...just adjust the front torsion bars to raise the front end up some. If you add shackles to the back, you will, at best, keep your same nose dive, or worst case scenerio, add to it.

Unless you are ready to dump serious cash into your truck for offroading gear (unlikely since it is 2wd), I would just adjust the front torsion bars to bring the nose up some, and throw the tires on there. If you want a little higher all around, get the body lift done, which will not add any nose dive at all, but be prepared for the little ins and outs of getting all the kinks out once the BL is done.
Thanks a bunch!! You just settled my mind....it just gonna do the torsion bar on the front and get the rims and tires. I just wanna make it nice...and not dumb a huge amount into it since it is just the 2wd. Thank you again!
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No problem man...now post some pictures when you get the new tires on!


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Argh, took her in to get the power steering pump replaced today and they told me BOTH of my lower control arms are going out...i swear by the time im done with this X it will be brand new lol.

So the woman keeps asking about the body lift...and what kinda "kinks" come with it? (just for future reference). As far as tires..im thinking about going with Toyo Open Country A/T II? Anyone else running those?
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Argh, took her in to get the power steering pump replaced today and they told me BOTH of my lower control arms are going out...i swear by the time im done with this X it will be brand new lol.

So the woman keeps asking about the body lift...and what kinda "kinks" come with it? (just for future reference). As far as tires..im thinking about going with Toyo Open Country A/T II? Anyone else running those?
If done correctly none, but if you fail to read the DIY body lift thread 3-4 times to make certain you have it all covered you can have problems ranging from slightly annoying squeaks to tearing out the dash to replace the heater core. Generally though with a solid plan it is a trouble free mod.

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What did they mean by both lower control arms going out? The ball joints?

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