So I am a wife of one of the guys on this page and I am needing some help on figuring out what would be the best gift to get him for Christmas.. I really want to surprise him so I made my own page so ask the questions.. hopefully he doesn't catch on.. but anyways, He has really wanted to put a lift kit on our 2005 Xterra for some time now, so I think it would be an awesome surprise to get him the kit... but.... I honestly don't have the first idea what I am looking for... i'm am totally lost when it comes to this kind of stuff, so I figured you guys would give the best advice without me having to spoil it and ask him for help...
Thanks! So is that all I would need if i purchased both front and rear? doesn't seem as costly as I thought it was going to be.. And do you know what size tire would fit with that lift..? want to get him some big tires!
A stock 05 - present Xterra can fit 33" tires with no lift. 33x12.5 are the most common tires we buy. Just have to decide if you want them on the stock wheels or you want to buy other wheels for off road.
X3 on the 33x12.5 tires. I am assuming he will be keeping his stock rims. Which for an Xterra are R16.
The Lift they recommended is also probably the best bang for your buck. Especially if he has no plans for off-roading or a little light off-roading. 4x4parts.com which is the link that mike posted is your best bet for looking at lifts. They have ALL kinds.
It's difficult to find a 33x12.5 for a 16" wheel. Even if you went 305/70/16 that's only 12" wide, and I could be wrong, but I think you would have issues with a tire that wide. Really most 2nd gens run 285/75/16, even with a lot more suspension lift than 2". Just beware that almost all tires in that size are load range E (heavy and stiff). You can find the occasional load range D but that'll still be heavier and stiffer than stock.
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